Percentile Rank

Endless Legend is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

86%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 1, 2014

It's a 4x game, sure, but it's a not a high or low fantasy one. It's weird fantasy and the weird cuts through to the playstyles as well as the art and fiction.

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Gamers FTW
Unscored
Gamers FTW

Top Critic

Unscored
Sep 28, 2014

Despite my mixed feelings, I still think Endless Legend is worth a buy, but if you're strapped for cash, you might be better off just waiting for Civilization: Beyond Earth.

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Kotaku
Yes
Yes
Nov 6, 2014

A brave, stylish take on the Civilization formula.

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Scored Reviews

Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Oct 8, 2014

In spite of this, Endless Legend gets my full and unfettered recommendation. If you like strategy games, fantasy/science fiction hybrids, beautiful art, and just plain having fun, you should already be downloading Endless Legend from Steam today.

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GameGrin
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 19, 2015

While the AI in Endless Legend is rather lackluster the rest of the game provides a fresh perspective on the RTS/4X genre.

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The Escapist
Dec 16, 2014

Endless Legend is a lovely game with deep strategy that's a singular pleasure to play, but can sometimes disappoint you in finer details. Know that if you're never going to play multiplayer, you're not getting the whole experience - so bring a friend.

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PCGamesN
9 / 10
9 / 10
Sep 26, 2014

Endless Legend combines fantastic fiction with compelling strategy. Underpinning it all is a strong design philosophy that connects the tenets of the 4X genre together seamlessly, while providing a plethora of options without being overwhelming. Even during a time when we're seeing a lot of 4X offerings, it sets itself apart, promising something different from its contemporaries.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2014

Welcome to the new king of fantasy turn-based 4X strategy. While not perfect, this game has achieved many of its lofty goals. A must-buy for any fan of TBS games, Endless Legends could put a dent in the sales of that other big game coming out soon. It is that good.

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GameCrate
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2014

The best part of Endless Legend is its interesting and vibrant setting. Each faction is unique with a rich history and lore that can be uncovered through the course of gameplay. The world of Auriga is divided into regions that are claimed by a single cities, affording players with the incentive to explore further into the unknown.

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gameranx
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2014

If all of this wasn't enough to suck me in, they've also included the ability to create custom factions. Throw this on top of a multiplayer component with up to eight players, and I can see myself dumping endless hours into this incredibly fun game.

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Sirus Gaming
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
May 17, 2015

Endless Legend is a game worthy of every penny for its price because of the amount of content the players can engage themselves on. Plus, the level of sophistication its gameplay has means that players will definitely get the right amount of entertainment and challenge in every playthrough that they do.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 27, 2014

If you're looking for a game to tide you over until Civilization: Beyond Earth comes out and pick up Endless Legend, you might be surprised to find yourself lost in its world for much more than just a month.

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PCWorld
Dec 13, 2014

Endless Legend makes a few notable tweaks to the 4X genre and steals Civilization's lunch money in the process.

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PC Gamer
89 / 100
89 / 100
Oct 13, 2014

An endless gasp of fresh air for a staid genre.

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IGN
8.3 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.3 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2014

Almost everything about Endless Legend's grand strategy works in lush, beautiful harmony…except the endgame.

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GameWatcher
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2014

It's the smart faction design that's the key – Amplitude has done a fantastic job of creating races that feel distinctly different from each other, each offering an interesting new take on traditional 4X gameplay. I don't think Endless Legend is quite the finished article just yet, but there's a solid and likeable core experience here that deserves your attention.

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COGconnected
81 / 100
81 / 100
Sep 25, 2014

Daunting to an almost discouraging degree at first, but once you get the hang of it you'll get sucked right in, and afterwards you'll probably need a cooling off period before trying again. But you WILL try again.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 9, 2014

Endless Legend adds fantastic twists to familiar strategy.

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DarkZero
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 24, 2014

Endless Legend offers one of the more refreshing entries in the genre, and it will destroy your sense of time and disrupt your sleeping pattern. This should be a sign to anyone that Endless Legend is not only a successful turn-based strategy title, but also a great game.

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Game Revolution
Sep 23, 2014

The best way I enjoyed this game was to fire it up in the morning, grab a cup of coffee, and prepare for a few hours to vanish.

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Dealspwn
Sep 30, 2014

Endless Legend is a excellent 4X game that takes the genre in exciting new directions, expertly blending hard Sci-Fi and high fantasy in the process.

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We Got This Covered
Nov 20, 2014

While Endless Legend still doesn't have the polish or prestige of Civilization, if this is any indication, Amplitude Studios may be gunning to become the crowned king of 4X.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

8 / 10
Oct 24, 2014

Complex but certainly not mind-boggling, and challenging yet never irritating or unbalanced, Endless Legend manages to seamlessly blend stunning visuals, an original fantasy universe and the joy of a 4X title's gameplay that will deprive people of their precious sleep with that good ol' "Just one more turn" feeling. Those expecting to start it today and master it tomorrow will be disappointed, though, since it will require a bit of time to be learned - something that certainly isn't exactly most gamers' cup of tea. The rest, however, are in for a tasty treat.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Oct 6, 2014

With systems layered upon systems and a strong focus on narrative, Endless Legend is a deep, compelling strategy game that feels distinct from its contemporaries. Amplitude studios are quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the 4X market.

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RPG Site
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 29, 2014

While this may not quite topple the Civilization series, Endless Legend has plenty to offer for 4X and RPG fans alike.

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TechRaptor
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2014

With great ambitions come great opportunities. Endless Legends doesn't quite make it but is a solid title.

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GamingTrend
75 / 100
75 / 100
Sep 29, 2014

Endless Legends tries to overcomes flaws by focusing on strengths. Unique factions, in-depth customization and beautiful art will keep you hooked and wanting more. It isn't perfect, but it is still a solid strategy game.

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PC Invasion
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 22, 2014

Superb faction design and twists on 4x genre conventions, combined with rather passive AI (even at higher difficulties,) mean Endless Legend is a strategy title that falls frustratingly short of being sublime.

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Gamer Escape
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 3, 2014

The game does stumble a bit with its battle sequences and slow start, but I would recommend Endless Legend to anyone that is a fan of the genre, or even newcomers who are looking to try it out.

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Shacknews
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 2, 2014

Endless Legend doesn't quite measure up to some of the longer standing series, but it gets very close. For a relative newcomer, that's a big deal.

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