Get the band together and take on the world in this battle of the bands, deckbuilding card game set in the fantasy land of Riff City. Play solo or with friends to conquer competitive real-time tournaments or offbeat bosses in a coop campaign. Wits and a sick riff are key to becoming a rock legend.
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Very Positive (158) - 89% of the 158 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 13, 2023

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About This Game

In this battle of the bands roguelike, the winner takes all to become a rock & roll legend. As the player progresses through the ranks from a garage band hero to a monster axe-wielding maestro, their deckbuilding prowess will be challenged in the ultimate card game showdown.

Pick between Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, or Drums. Build your deck with hundreds of unique cards and discover special Reign-specific cards. Between your shows you can upgrade your cards, refine your deck and coordinate your next move.

Grab your gear, your bandmates, and set out for greatness. Customize everything from instruments to wardrobe and come up with a wicked band name.

Play solo or bring a group of friends and challenge AI adversaries in a 1-4 player, roguelike cooperative campaign that will test your musical mettle.

As you play Battle Bands you'll earn Backstage Pass exp and unlock tons of new cosmetics, as well as bonus Tokens to use in Joe's Variety Shop. All passes are 100% free and players are able to switch to any pass at any time.

Join other bands for a large scale single elimination tournament experience. Work with bandmates as you duel your way to the final showdown and prove to the world your band is the greatest of all time.

Thousands of combinations allow you to customize your perfect rock & roll look. From your instrument or styling your van, what good is winning if you can’t jam with a flourish.

Joe's Variety Shop is here with all your style-needs. Store cosmetics are unlocked using Tokens that are earned through gameplay activities such as: Completing Milestones, Participating in a Grand Royale, or leveling up one of your Backstage Passes. Browse through all available cosmetics and purchase at your leisure!

Refine your deck, coordinate with your bandmates, and get the perfect gear from the music shop while exploring Riff City in Tour Mode. Maximize hype for your band and outperform the competition.

  • Hundreds of cards to play with, many customized to each instrument, making each deck you play unique.
  • Challenge AI opponents in a cooperative campaign with specially themed Reign cards.
  • You choose how you want to play! Fully control all of your bandmates' actions or use built-in chat and ping system to guide optional AI-assisted bandmates.
  • 4v4 mode against bands in a large scale legendary tournament showdown.
  • Unlock new cards and synergies as you play!
  • Pick your clothes, gear, van, van buddy and customize your band in hundreds of ways.
  • All shop cosmetics are earned 100% through gameplay.

Battle musical AI opponents in hard rock arenas with roguelike mechanics reminiscent of Slay the Spire and Monster Train. Battle Bands allows you to customize your deck and acquire relics of rhythmic power in your dash to become a rock star.

Don't let the competition take you for a musical loop. Let the rhythm of the soundtrack propel you and your bandmates to victory in the ultimate PvP or PvE combat. Upgrade your gear, build your set list and shred with your buddies in cooperative real-time tournaments.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz (64 bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4600 (AMD or NVIDIA equivalent)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 (64 bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core 2 GHz (64 bit)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 970 (Dedicated 4GB AMD or equivalent)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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