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The Legend of Tianding (2021) is a running, jumping and fighting game where you play a fugitive vigilante in Taipei city. It stands out for its unusual cultural setting, comic book storytelling and fast combat action. Based on real events, real people and real situations, The Legend of Tianding is an exploration of a place and time often overlooked.

Play involves helping the villages of Taipai fight against the ruthless police. You rob the rich, feed the poor, and fight for justice in the streets of early 20th century Taipei as Taiwan’s legendary outlaw.

The game takes it time with the setting and story telling as you explore each area. This sandwiches the meat of the action: battling the colonial authorities with fast paced Kung Fu in tightly tuned technical combat. From the side-on view you run and jump your way through the world, taking on enemies with a wide range of moves. Perform aerial combos, steal weapons from your enemies, use your waist sash and grappling hook to fly around the battlefield, and strike fear into the hearts of your oppressors.

As you progress the story slowly unfolds and you are confronted by tough bosses. Deadly courtesans, greedy businessmen, and even military leaders, each one guaranteed to challenge you with their dynamic abilities and brutal attacks.

The result is a game that is as exhilarating as it is historically interesting. You explore the Dadaocheng area of Taipei city as it looked like in the early 1900’s, fun through colourful streets, ride on a speeding train, and make your escape through dark sewers.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Legend of Tianding 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 19 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Platform game with Action, Adventure, Fighting and Point-and-Click elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete. To complete all the side missions and board game will take many more hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Strong Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB TEEN for Blood, Mild Language, Violence.

Skill Level

13+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Older children and teenagers will enjoy the complex battles, while also gaining from the historical setting.


The Legend of Tianding usually costs £2.99 to £19.99. 

The Legend of Tianding

Switch StoreSALE Switch £17.99 £7.19 until 21/07/2024
Steam Store PC £19.99
Steam Store Mac £19.99
App Store iOS £2.99

The Legend of Tianding

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.99
XBox Store Xbox One £16.99
XBox Store PC £16.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/11/2021

Price: 60% off

Out Now: PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative, Platform (Action, Adventure, Fighting and Point-and-Click)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Liau Thiam Ting (@LiauThiamTing)

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