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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

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5

58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Very good port of an old game


There are many unfounded critics of this game in the reviews, I don't think they realize that this is a PORT of an old game, nothing new, nothing innovative, just a port, it is a fantastic game and many of the criticisms levied at it, (poor graphics, no battlefield control.) Those aren't going to change, they're not going to update the game, because the game is old. Having said that I find this game to be really fun once you get the hang of how the economy system works. So don't judge the devs for the games shortcomings because those shortcomings are limitations from another era of computing, where memory and processing power were very limited, so don't buy this game expecting anything revolutionary, because it is a port of a fairly old game. I really enjoy the game myself, START ON EASY DIFFICULTY, this is a game from the era of difficult games, and there is a learning curve to the game, and until you fully understand the mechanics it is best played on easy.

A little Total War a little Civ Revolutions.


This is a pretty good game. I've been playing for a few days and find it adicive and fun. It's a lot like the Total War series of games, which is a good thing. I've wanted something like that on the iPad for a long time.

What needs improvement:
- The biggest complaint I have is about that the pop up info boxes that give you info about whatever you have your finger on. The problem is that the location of them seem insane. They pop up on the lower right side of whatever you are selecting, which puts it directly under your hand (if you are right handed). This is a problem for noobs like me who are trying to learn what everything is. I find myself constantly having to crank my hand into an uncofortable position to see the info. I really hope that Slitherine fixes this.

- the other thing that could be better is more options, and options being accessable from the start screen.
Pop up info box "issue" has been fixed!!! Way to go developer for listening to my request. Five stars for you.

Great game. Takes a long time to play, but very addictive. Serves to fill the need for a Total War like game on the iPad.

Great Game, Needs Retina Graphics

Raja Jones

I had this game for PC years ago, I like it better on the iPad -- very addictive and challenging. The resource and planning aspect is fun, but not insanely difficult like in Hearts of Iron. The battle sequences are my favorite part, you set up your units with a plan and then hope for the best. There is somewhat of a formula to winning the battles, but it all comes down to tactics, quality of your units, combined arms, and environment. When you have it all you can win some pretty disparate battles, which is half the fun for me! On the other hand, if you screw it up, you can lose an entire (expensive) army in the blink of an eye.

Only thing I'd like to see are more maps, maybe a map generator, and updated/Retina graphics -- though the graphics really aren't that bad, it looks exactly as it did on my PC 10 years ago.


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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