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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Rating Summary

Based on 48 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

70%

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Based on 48 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation VitaDec 22, 2015
PCAug 2, 2017
PlayStation 4Mar 26, 2019

Developer: Falcom

Publisher: Xseed Games

Genres: RPG, Turn-Based Strategy

Taking place on the same continent as the fan favorite Trails in the Sky offshoot of Nihon Falcom's storied The Legend of Heroes franchise, Trails of Cold Steel (Sen no Kiseki in Japanese) is the first in the series to tread Erebonian soil and explore the inner political conflicts of this oft-mentioned powerhouse nation in detail. With a standalone story that also delves into the expansive lore that has become synonymous with the series, players can enjoy school life and bond with fellow students to earn new abilities in battle, take advantage of speedy, tactical turn-based combat with the newly-developed "ARCUS" system, and uncover dramatic events that stand to change everything these two opposing social classes stand for.

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel - Launch Trailer | PS3, PS Vita

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An ashamedly old school role-player that nevertheless does its best to attract new players and entertain existing fans.

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With fun combat, interesting twists, and a cool social system, Trails of Cold Steel is one of my favorite recent RPGs

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A hero sandwich that's way too heavy on the bread.

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There are games where 30 hours seem to fly by in an instant, and there are games where I'll be playing for what seems like days upon end, only to find that I've only put in 10 hours. At the risk of sounding more negative than I'd like, The Legends of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has mostly fallen in the latter category for me.

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Recent News

PS4 Demo Of Legend of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel 3 Now Live

PS4 Demo Of Legend of Heroes: Trails Of Cold Steel 3 Now Live

Before launching exclusively for PS4 in October, Falcom's The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3 has a free demo that goes through its "opening moments."

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