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Dark Legions (DOS)

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Description

SSI's Dark Legions is a strategy/action game similar to Archon and its remake Archon Ultra.

An action/strategy game, in Dark Legions you will pitch your forces against that of a computer or human foe in a game board. When two pieces collide, they will be transfered to another board on which they will fight for survival. In the beginning of the game you will buy your forces with a predefined number of credits, and be able to purchase any of the 16 characters along with various kinds of traps and even rings to upgrade your creatures.

In Dark Legions, the balance of power in the dark realm of Tahr Carog is broken. One of the two twin power orbs is lost, and the realm is in chaos. As the holder of one of the orbs, you must combat your opponent - the holder of the second power orb - until one of you loses his orb, and the other prevails. The holder of the two orbs will be granted immense power and immortality, so make sure you select and utilize your forces wisely.

Screenshots

Dark Legions DOS The Wizard of Oz (or maybe not)
Dark Legions DOS A fire elemental and a water elemental hurl their element at each other from a distance
Dark Legions DOS Viewing your army list
Dark Legions DOS A warrior and an orc rush to close the distance between them

User Reviews

A near-perfect game, and one of my all-time favorites. Tomer Gabel (4388) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
The ultimate combination of strategy, tactics, and fast reflexes. Mickey Gabel (357) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Simple chess-like fun with an RPG flavor. Paul Kostrzewa (13) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

White Wolf Magazine Dec, 1994 5 out of 5 100
PC Gamer Jul, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Sep, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Joystick (French) Oct, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1994 78 out of 100 78
MikroBitti Oct, 1994 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Oct, 1994 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play Aug, 1994 60 out of 100 60

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Trivia

Influence

According to the manual, some of the artists who worked on the game also work as artists in Heavy Metal, and animated series such as Beetlejuice.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #6 Top Sleeper Of All Time

Tomer Gabel (4388) added Dark Legions (DOS) on Apr 18, 2000