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Legend Bowl is a throwback to the classic 8-bit and 16-bit football games of the past. Take to the gridiron and fight your way to becoming a football legend! Enjoy sim-style gameplay, realistic weather, detailed stats, season mode, tournament mode, fully customizable rosters, and much much more!
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Very Positive (139) - 94% of the 139 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 27, 2020

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Legend Bowl has come a long way and offers a solid football experience as is, however, the game has yet to reach its full potential. There's much more to add and we want to hear your voice. We believe games reach their best potential when developed together with the feedback from a community.

We invite you on this journey to help us shape Legend Bowl into something special.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We want to keep working on Legend Bowl until it is a true gem among indie sports games. Our plan is to keep updating the game with new features and exciting content until it reaches that status.

A rough estimate for this could be somewhere between 6 months to 1 year. However, we don't believe you can rush quality, and we will take as much time as the game needs.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“We will keep building on existing features and implement new ones with the goal to expand the game play experience, add more content and overall make the possibilities in the Legend Bowl universe more bountiful.

On the field gameplay is a priority for us and has been since day one. We play on tuning and improving the on-field gameplay with your help and feedback with the goal of having an authentic representation of the sport in the end mixed with lots of fun.

We also plan on further building out the Career mode with things like player progression, trades, injuries, and multiple years. In addition to these we are eager to hear your thoughts on what the game could benefit from.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is very playable with superb performance. Our focus has been to offer an early access version void of game breaking bugs, but should they arise we will aim to fix them immediately. It includes Exhibition mode, Career mode, Training Camp, and more. Further details included in the "About" section below.

We believe that you will see the love that has already gone into Legend Bowl, and the endless potential it has. However, we see plenty of room to expand on and improve the existing features to bring them up their full potential, which will be our main focus.

Moving forward we plan to listen to you, our community, and iteratively develop Legend Bowl towards a game of dreams.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to release the Early Access version with a lower price, and we will probably raise the price as we approach the full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Our approach to game development has always been community-centered. Our community matters a lot to us, and while we have our own vision for the game we try to include feedback from our community as much as possible.

When deciding on what to implement we strive to follow a work-reward formula, where work can be seen as implementation time and reward as player satisfaction and added game play enjoyment.

We have set up many channels for you to send your feedback, both in-game and on social media, and we're eager to hear what you have to say. Join early access and become a Legend Bowl star today!”
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“This new football game is the second coming of Tecmo Bowl. Plus, kicking is finally a proper challenge. Legend Bowl might just be the American football game you've been looking for.”
PC Gamer

“Playing Legend Bowl on PC with a controller is, simply put, a lot of fun. The amount of control the game delivers through the controller is quite impressive at this stage of development.”
Operation Sports

“Despite what it looks like, Legend Bowl plays like a finely polished modern game. Controls are responsive, movement is clean and crisp, and there’s quite a bit of depth to the actions you can perform.”
Sports Gamers Online

About This Game

Legend Bowl brings you back to the glory days of pixel style football games of the past! Enjoy a hybrid of arcade-style football and simulation aspects on and off the field. Fully customize players and teams to create an endless amount of variety in your league. Sim-based controls with challenging gameplay mechanics bring the fight to your doorstep! Legend Bowl includes Exhibition Mode, Tournament Mode, Season Mode, Training Camp Mode, and a boat load of customization options.


Play an exhibition match with any of the 32 teams in the league. Here you can pick up and play against the computer or a friend to see who can beat each other and get all the bragging rights!


Select your favorite team and play through a full season to see if you can win the Legend Bowl! You'll start off by selecting your favorite team and creating your very own coach or choose from an existing coach from the league. From there you'll play a full 17 week schedule with complete player and team stats, weekly wrap up news, and more to keep you engaged along the way. The goal is to have a deep and immersive season mode where you can have endless hours of fun and challenge!


Take your team through a bracket style tournament tree to see if you can become a legendary squad! There are 16 teams in total and you must beat your bracket each week to get to the final championship game. Do you have what it takes to win it all?


Take on special drills to earn unlockable items and practice until your thumbs get sore! This mode is a sandbox where you can hone in on your skills and practice plays with your favorite teams.


Are you the creative type? Well look no further! In Legend Bowl, you'll be able to fully customize players, coaches, and teams to recreate your very own league. Choose from a variety of hairstyles, faces, visors, earrings, hats, headbands, gloves, and more to build as unique of a roster as you can dream up. This is one of the main pillars of our game and we can't wait to see what the community brings to the table!


Weather is key to any football game, so why not in Legend Bowl? Play in clear, cloudy, rain, and snow types of weather. Be careful not to get struck by lightning! There's also a Day time cycle lighting system so you can feel the heat on the field.


On the field stat overlays, halftime stats, end of game stats, field art, live referees, chain gang, mascots, advertisements, fans and more get you immersed in the game and bring the action to your screen!


Travel to the golden era of sports games when you had fun mixed with realistic gameplay. Customize your rosters and build a legendary team using speed, agility, acceleration, and more to battle your way through the gridiron!


Player movement is a mix between simulation and arcade based mechanics. Momentum and weight help to make your players "feel" alive! A unique throwing mechanic allows you to control the ball and give your receivers the best chance to catch the ball!


Experience timeless pixelated graphics and fully customizable player faces, hair, helmets, hats, visors, facial hair, equipment, and more! The customization options are endless and make for a unique artstyle!


Listen to classic chiptune music that make you feel like you're back in the arcade with your friends.

  • For the best experience a gamepad is highly recommended (e.g. Steam Controller, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation + many others will work with emulation) - The game can also be played with only a keyboard in single player mode. A controller is required in order to play local multiplayer.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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