The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel PC Port Impressions

Gaming article by James Galizio on Friday, August 4, 2017 - 09:00
Topic(s): Steam

XSEED Games/Marvelous USA recently released their PC port of The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel, and we had the chance to give the title a proper run-through on the platform. You can find a video of our impressions on the port below, complete with 1080p/60FPS footage of the game running at max graphical settings (minus a few MSAA passes).

It goes without saying, but we definitely felt that the port was great after spending some time with it, and it's clear that both Durante, as well as XSEED Games, put a lot of time and effort into making sure the game runs the best it can across a variety of hardware. As noted in our video, a special effort was even put into making sure that the game can run on the GPD Win of all devices, making the PC version of Trails of Cold Steel the definitive portable way to play the game in addition to being the smoothest, best-looking way to play the game to boot. Here are the ports minimum and recommended PC specs, as shown on the title's Steam page.


    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel Atom x7-Z8700 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 5 (GeForce 400 / Radeon HD 5000 / Intel post-2012 series)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1280x720 / 30 FPS with portable settings


    • OS: Windows 7 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3 3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 280X
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 17 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1920x1080 / 60 FPS with high settings
Please note that the recommended specs seem to be enough to run the game at max settings, which would include 8xMSAA, unlimited draw distance, a much wider array of casted shadows compared to the console release, and more rather costly improvements. As evidenced by the minimum spec the game should be playable on almost any computer made in the last 6-7 years.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel was played on PC via Steam with a code provided by the publisher. The PC port is also available on Humble and DRM-free on GOG. For more Trails of Cold Steel, be sure to check out our coverage of the other entries in the series.

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I'm a writer for TechRaptor, technology and games in particular have been my passion my whole life, and to contribute to the industry has been my dream. If I'm not writing or working on other work, you can almost always find me playing some sort of game!