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Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever is a "casual" remake of the classic hit, Defender of the Crown. Set in post-Norman Conquest England, Heroes Live Forever puts you in the shoes of a Saxon lord—with the ultimate goal of eliminating all rival lords and reuniting the kingdom.

Once again, the core gameplay consists of a territorial conquest game on a map, similar to Risk. Buy armies and garrisons made up of five different types (infantry, knights, crossbowmen, bowmen, and catapults) and fight tactical battles against your foes. Tactics cards can be won in battle or purchased with gold and then played in these battles, giving special bonuses that enhance your army or weaken your opponents.

Mini-games break up the conquest game and bring rewards of either gold or fame. These mini-games include jousts, archery contests, castle raids, princess kidnappings and rescues, and castle sieges. Of course, Robin of Locksley is still available to offer his assistance (up to three times) to Saxon lords, but beware: this time around, the Norman lords can call on the Black Templars for aid as well!


Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever Windows Building a deck.
Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever Windows Mini-game: archery contest
Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever Windows Cards can be played to give your army advantage in battle.
Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever Windows You can choose between four heroes with different abilities.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Defender of the Crown: Les Héros Ne Meurent Jamais" -- French title
  • "Defender of the Crown 2. Герои живут вечно" -- Russian spelling

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Unloving careless remake to rake in some cash Tomthesecond (45) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameZebo Apr 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Casual Review Oct 29, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 28, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 18, 2007 7 out of 20 35
GameSpot Jun 27, 2007 2 out of 10 20


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PCGamer77 (3225) added Defender of the Crown: Heroes Live Forever (Windows) on Jun 28, 2007
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