Raid: Shadow Legends is an online role playing game with turn-based mechanics, available on both PC and mobile. The developer of Raid: Shadow Legends is Plarium Games, where they first released a mobile port of the application in July 2018. A PC version was eventually developed and introduced only in January of 2020. Raid: Shadow Legends has a “freemium” style market mechanism that enables it to be played free of charge while also maintaining micro transactions in the game that lets players purchase in-game items including equipment.

The main purpose of the game is to assemble a team composed of champions and participating in in-game content such as quests, mini-quests, player vs. environment or player vs. player combat, dungeon raids, storming castles, and map explorations in various terrains like deserts or temples. The setting of the game is in the fictional universe of Teleria which is controlled by the Dark Lord Siroth. The game’s narrative begins when players end up on death’s door, being killed by a fiery dragon, after trying to escape the enemy lines.

Raid: Shadow Legends is a “freemium” game, also called a gacha game. comes from the Japanese word gachapon or a kind of small toy found on vending machines. Gacha games are kind of the same to vending machines. The micro purchase that happens in vending machines also transpire in gacha games. While it could be an unlikeable and generally displeasing part of some games, for Raid: Shadow Legends, it does not have that a lot of an effect. In Raid: Shadow Legends, being strategic and cunning is a a bigger factor characteristic that players should have.

The two main quite unique game features of Raid: Shadow Legends that separate it from other online role playing games. First, as a turn based online role playing game, Raid: Shadow Legends allows its players to do actions alternately. It can be compared to the old classic such as Pokemon, Final Fantasy 1 and 2, or Civilization. Usually, online role playing games are real time strategies that involve simultaneous actions from its players. Turn based games are arguably exciting in a distinct way because of the different strategizing that it requires. Secondly, Raid: Shadow Legends has 300 distinct and playable heroes. Commonly, in RPGs, there are only a handful of heroes with their individual characteristics. The characters in Raid: Shadow Legends are recognized as champions and they are grouped according to factions, tribes, rarities, roles, and affinities.

Raid: Shadow Legends has become the outcome of the mixture of the best things. The usual characteristics of RPGs like PvEs and PvPs plus newer and modern features are all combined into Raid: Shadow Legends. Raid: Shadow Legends is also commended by a number of game reviewers for its high fantasy and edgy graphics. Raid: Shadow Legends has truly uncovered the optimal mishmash to make and maintain a superb game.