Blood of Steel is a free-to-play MMO game that is bringing some of the best characters from history to battle. The game was a fairly big hit in China and now we, the folks in the West, can get in on the action. For a free-to-play game, I feel it is very well done and is offering a fun PVP and PVE experience that is worth checking out.
How to Download Blood of Steel
You can download this game from Steam. Click on the Download button at the end of the review.
The Game Review
The “gimmick” of what Blood of Steel is offering is basically to see who is the greatest warrior of all time. Currently, there are over 40 heroes that you can play as in this game. Each hero has their own stats, moves, and so on and they also each have their own troops that follow them into battle.
What makes this game stand out is who the heroes are. We have a great mix of real and fictional heroes from history. You have people such as Julius Cesar and Joan of Arc mixing it up with the likes of King Arthur and Mulan! It is really cool stuff and like any other hero-based game, finding one that suits your play style is a huge part of the fun.
The gameplay is a lot of fun and very addictive. You control your hero in battles and you hack and slash your way across the battlefield. You can take part in 5 v 5, 7 v 7, and 10 v 10 battles against other players. Your troops respond very well to your instructions and I liked how the troops stay at the same level no matter what.
All of the progression in the game happens to your main character and this is a cool thing as it will keep people on a more even playfield. You can also play PVE if you want, you can jump in and select one of many classic modes such as team deathmatch, capture the flag, and so on. What is neat here is that you can play against the AI or another player.
From what I understand there is going to be some kind of campaign missions added to the game, but I have not heard exactly when we can expect that. There is also a Siege Mode in this game that I have had a ton of fun with, smashing down a door with a battering ram will never get old. There is also a Territory Mode coming that is for those of you who like to be in a guild.
The gameplay is a lot of fun and you always have something to do. The progression system feels very fair and it is not a case of who has the most money will be the best. For the most part, you can level up by playing the game and taking part in various events. There is also a battle pass system in the game where you can unlock stuff too.
So, you can spend money if you want, but it is not essential. Each of the characters has different skins that you can buy and there is a kind of loot box-style system in place here. I for one do not mind this, free to play games have to make money somehow and this one I feel is quite fair about the way it goes about it. I so far have not spent any money on this and had a great time.
So far, I have had a great time with Blood of Steel. I love the idea of historical and fictional generals and leaders of the past going to war. The gameplay is very satisfying and the game has a cool moody and realistic style that I enjoyed. My only gripe is that the player base is not that big so you can be waiting a while to get into a game.
- There are over 40 characters to play as
- I love the way the “troops” system works in this game
- You can play as real and fictional characters
- The combat is very satisfying and is more skill-based than you would think
- There is a good selection of game modes and more are coming
- It can take a while to get into a game
- No idea when any of the new content will be added