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This is a 32 bit app. You will always be able to play this app on iOS 10.3 or older but Apple may remove support for 32 bit apps in future iOS updates.

#1 Best selling board game in 28 stores!

Forge a mighty civilization on your iPad in this epic empire building game set during the Roman Empire!

80% Touch Arcade "Legion demonstrates that these people can handle strategy on every scale"
80% Board Game Geek "Overall, it is a classic game of a caliber not often seen on iOS"
80% Pocket Tactics "Legion is one of the most rewarding games on the App Store".
80% Gamezebo "It’s very much a game on the right platform"

One of Slitherine’s best and critically-acclaimed classic turn-based strategy games is here for the iPad! Legion for the iPad is the first of many of classic strategy games getting faithfully transferred to the portable tablet. Not one shred of content is lost!

Legion for iPad is set in Ancient Rome, where the player must make strategic choices to control their armies and carve an empire from the assortment of tribes and city states that populate Italy, France, Spain, Germany and Britain. When the battle is joined, Legion moves to the tactical layer as players must position their troops to take advantage of terrain, troop formations, and their weapons to acquire victory with a detailed pre-battle planning stage and then watch the battles fight out with hundreds of soldiers on screen giving the iPad its biggest battles yet!

Legion for iPad has everything a strategic and tactical wargamer wants: historical accuracy of maps, scenarios, uniforms, weapons, a detailed economy that ranges from city construction and allocating working to training new units, diplomacy that must be used carefully to gain allies and thwart enemies, to awesome battles. Legion for iPad comes with three levels of difficulty, perfect for those that want to get started with strategy gaming or experienced veterans looking for a challenge.

Perfect for the gamer on the move, Legion is a true strategy classic that is easy to reach out and ‘touch’!

* 20+ sides - gamers play against up to 20 unique opponents, each depicting the nations of the Roman Empire era.
* Detailed economy - players control their cities, allocate workers, increase production by constructing new buildings, build fortresses for protection and train new regiments.
* Historical accuracy - all maps, scenarios, uniforms and weapons are accurately modeled to capture the flavor of the ancient world and its warfare.
* Diplomacy - with so many nations, careful use of diplomacy will be required to succeed.
* 3D battlefields - the battlefield is made up of rendered terrain and will affect the combat model.
* Huge battles - based on historical data, the combat model gives the most realistic look and feel as hundreds of men are displayed in epic battles.
* Battle system - improved strategic and tactical elements.
* Improved - diplomatic, economic, and management elements.
* 3 levels of difficulty - provide a challenge for all gamers.

What's New

Version 2.0

+ corrected an error where unit upkeep was marked as free but was in fact 50% in cities
+ added tips to campaign welcome screen, 20 in total
+ added a help button on deployment to show detailed battle info
+ changed main menu button from Help to Manual
+ added main menu button with link to forum for support
+ fixed a bug where sound volume settings were not saved
+ moved tooltips for easier reading so the finger does not obscure them
+ added additional information on unit troop types to help make better decisions in battle
+ when purchasing troops their type is now displayed
+ unit type information is now shown on deployment
+ the new Help screen shows detailed information on troop types and their strengths and weaknesses

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Great game, after 13 years


This was my first PC game 13 years ago, and a port to the iPad brings fond memories of those times. The complaints I have seen regarding the difficulty of the game and how it becomes boring quickly is laughable. If you have any sense of strategy this game should be no more than a slight challenge on the hardest difficulty. Whether the game itself interests you in particular is subjective, but for me I can play it hundreds of times over. If you are well versed with the Total War and Civilisation games, this game might not peak your interest, but it is the best a mobile device can offer. The graphics are what you would expect of a decade old game, as is the automated gameplay during battle. Don't get your hopes up too high for this game, I am only rating 5 stars due to nostalgia.

This game is Great


This is basically total war for iPad and Is well worth the price and if you see comments saying the graphics are poor well 1.what did they think it would look like its a mobile game and 2.there are screen shots for the game which maybe they should look at before buying games so I definitely recommend it!!!

Absolutely amazing


I really enjoy this game because it's got great mechanics, a full manual to teach you how to play (if you don't understand the tutorial), a good set of maps and a wide variety of units. I know the graphics lack next gen quality, but it's 2002 port.


Slitherine Software UK Ltd.
37.9 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Slitherine Ltd. 2013


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