Heroes of Steel is a tactical RPG set in a grim post-apocalyptic fantasy world. Coordinate your party of four heroes in turn-based combat and navigate a engaging world and story.
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Mostly Positive (140) - 78% of the 140 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 23, 2014

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June 17

Update #111: In the Hunt

As we keep working on wrapping up the final story update, we're continuing to balance, improve and bug fix as needed. We're closing in on the completion of the Episode 4 storyline -- in summary, the monsters are all done, the loot is all prepared, the maps have been made, the story events being written and everything is getting wired together. With so many choices in the story that all lead to this moment, it has become a challenge to weave it altogether again cohesively in the last few moments. We are taking our time to get it right but it is our top priority in Heroes of Steel at the moment.

Balance Tuning and Improvements
This update includes an important improvement to Vincent's Eye of the Storm buff to make it compelling for a melee-striker Vincent as well as a ranged spellcaster.

We've also tuned the math on how Strength is applied to base Damage for melee weapons, simplifying it to be Strength x Weapon AP, which is better in favor of heavier weapons.

We've added a small story event the first time the heroes encounter a Bloodstone Crystal to be sure to explain the crafting system.

Patreon Epic Booster
In other exciting news -- after the story is finished, Heroes is lucky to have been selected by our supporters on Patreon for an epic booster. A huge thanks to the patrons who all voted for Heroes of Steel to be selected from among our catalog of games. Soon all of our patrons will be invited to vote again -- this time picking the exact nature of the epic booster. Check out the current exciting list of potential additions -- including a 9th hero, a slimmed down version of the original Honor Classes stretch goal, a redraw of all the gods and villains, a redraw of the heroes' sprites, a redraw of the 4 oldest hero portraits or a tileset upgrade! Sound exciting and want to get involved? Join us on Patreon -- there is still time to get in before the vote!

v4.5.13 - 6/17/2018
- Vincent's Eye of the Storm Buff now adds Melee Accuracy as well as Ranged for striker build
- Rebalanced Strength-based weapons base damage bonus -- now equal to character's Strength x AP (200% for 2 AP, 300% for 3 AP, 400% for 4 AP)
- First encounter with Bloodstones in the game triggers an explanatory dialog about crafting
- Improved all early game magical gear with minor HP/MP bonuses to be more appealing
- Fixed bug where +Crit Dmg % was not shown in Talent detail for all magical spells
- Stealth bonus now correctly weighted in crafting
- Rebalanced Orcin in Episode 4 City of the Dead
- Fixed crossed dialogs in Episode 4 talking to Laranda
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April 25

Update #110: 3 and 4 AP Spells

This week's update focuses on improving a set of the 3 or 4 AP attack spells in the game. Specifically, Kyera's Holy Retribution, Kjartan's Firestorm and Immolation and finally Vincent's Energy Storm. Retribution's damage structure has been completely rebalanced for the better, and you'll find that it can finally deliver the punch that it deserves. Firestorm gains Critical % of its own at high levels and Immolation and Energy Storm have now packed a little extra Critical Dmg %. These changes are coming out of fine tuning to the Talent balancing equations that give a bit more recognition to how much AP is being spent for an ability.

As a non-spell outlier, Vraes' Ferocity also gained increased Critical Dmg % across all 10 levels, pumping up the combo between Ferocity and Berserk Rage.

We've found the possible root cause of the issues with the Orcin in Episode 4 and fixed it which should snap their balancing back into the fun-zone.

Finally, with @drdave's, we've resolved an issue that was preventing an important Laranda conversation from appearing.

v4.5.11 - 4/24/2018
- Boosted and fixed Holy Retribution damage progression
- Added +Critical % to high level Firestorm
- Added +Critical Dmg % to Ferocity across all 10 levels
- Added +Critical Dmg % to Energy Storm and Immolation across all 10 levels
- Further nerfed Episode 4 Orcin
- Fixed story bug preventing some Laranda conversations after passing through City of the Dead
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About This Game

Command your party of four heroes as they fight to protect the last remnants of humanity. Born in a time of warring gods and dark powers, your four unlikely heroes embark on a grim journey set in the sprawling and immense post-apocalyptic medieval world of Steel.

It is the dawn of the Seventy First Year after the world has fallen. Four of the Thirteen Gods rose up against their creator, the All-Father, and destroyed him in a cataclysmic event. In the following years of darkness and ruin, the kingdoms of man fell in war and flame. In the final days before all was lost, under the guidance of an ancient order of druids, the survivors retreated to a mysterious underground labyrinth; the Underdeep. Now, in the Underdeep, the last remnants of humanity are scratching out a living and trying to rebuild a society, but are quickly discovering that evil has followed them beneath the surface.

Heroes of Steel is a tactical turn-based RPG in which you lead a group of four unique characters, each with their own talents, special powers, and abilities on their quest through the world of Steel. Engage in tactical combat with the ferocious, devious, and magical enemies who threaten humanity's last settlements. You must decide how to develop each character’s individual strategy in order to build a powerful and dynamic team capable of triumphing over the impossible odds. As you traverse the sprawling world of Steel, your party will face a myriad of challenges, battles, extensive mazes and fearsome enemies of all varieties.

Savor full character customization, deciding how to increase your attributes, skills, and powerful talents. Equip each of your characters with a variety of weapons, armor, and up to three mundane or magical accessories. As your party explores the dungeons, cities and crypts of the world, you will decide the overall strategy and approach your team takes. Choose between hundreds of levels of talents and thousands of combinations of equipment.

Our indie role playing games dev team is actively continuing development to make this the top RPG. We are very receptive to feedback to help Heroes be the best RPG it can be.

With full control of every turn and aspect of your four characters, you can plan every turn with exacting control. Heroes was made for fans of adventure RPGs, board games, and roguelikes. If you enjoy strategy games or tactical RPGs, you will enjoy this classic RPG.

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What's in the Box?

Heroes of Steel: Tactics RPG includes the Prologue, three major story Episodes, and four optional characters! As we continue to expand the game, new story Episodes and characters will be released to you free of charge in our weekly updates. This games does not contain any chargeable DLC - all content is included in the price.

Prologue & Episode 1: Death's Consort
Under the shadow of Baron Arhaive, your group forms into a unified cohort.
  • 20+ new enemy types
  • 26 Dungeons
  • 2 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 2: The Gathering Shadow
Heading east into the territory of the Braeys Family and Baron Koda, you face off against relentless threats and growing dangers.
  • 35+ new enemies
  • 32 Dungeons
  • 6 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 3: Whispers over Steel
All roads lead into the City of the Dead on the surface world to face whatever dark sorcery and darker secrets lurk there.
  • 20+ new enemies
  • 32 Dungeons
  • 8 Towns
  • Hundreds of unique weapons, items, and gear

Episode 4: Rise of the Chosen
Face the tulmult of chaos and destruction that threatens to consume your world and your people in the fourth story episode, featuring more than 20 hours of gameplay.
  • 20+ new enemies
  • 16 Dungeons
  • New Towns
  • Hundreds of epic level weapons, items, and gear
Additional Characters
  • Kincaid the Dueler
  • Selen the Rogue
  • Vincent the Sorcerer
  • Fyona the Paladin

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Windos Vista, or Windows 7 / 8 / 10
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires MS Visual Studio C++ Runtime 2012 x86
    • OS: OSX 10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Requires LibGLFW 2 (apt-get install libglfw2)

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