• Publisher: A Sharp
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2011
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Apr 16, 2013
    80
    Choose how to rule your barbarian tribe in this remake of a PC classic.
  2. Dec 4, 2011
    90
    For a fantasy-addicted player King of the Dragon Pass is the perfect game. It has no magnificent graphics or epic sound design, but with brilliant storytelling it can drag you into an extraordinary world.
  3. Jun 24, 2013
    80
    You have but two options : wait for an indie to craft a modernized version, as rich and enticing as The King of Dragon Pass is, or overlook the dated production values of the original in order to enjoy it right here, right now. Sure, this Sim/RPG game isn't for the faint of heart... you need to be a potential king in order to survive it. But here's all the fun.
  4. Sep 13, 2011
    100
    To make a musical analogy, your run of the mill first person shooter game is like a stupid radio pop song, and King of Dragon Pass is Miles Davis playing live jazz in some hole in the wall Paris club. Sure it's easier to enjoy the stupid radio pop song, but the people that take the time to appreciate the jazz come away with a richer experience.
  5. Dec 19, 2011
    80
    A text based RPG. It features moral decisions that shapes your adventure.
  6. Oct 10, 2011
    94
    King of Dragon Pass must be the best story driven roleplaying game ever made. Actually this is the only roleplaying game, because all the others are just hack and slashes with stats. [Oct 2011]
  7. Sep 22, 2011
    80
    A wholly unique adventure that has no equal on the iPhone, King of Dragon Pass makes up for in depth what it lacks in accessibility.
  8. Sep 17, 2011
    100
    If you want a deep, ponderous, text-heavy world-building game for your iPhone, this is the one. Otherwise, pass on King of Dragon Pass.
  9. Oct 26, 2011
    100
    The range of scenarios that crop up is impressive, and the gameplay is complex and rewarding, but only if you can get past the fact that the lack of animation, multiple menus and statistics make for rather a dry experience.
  10. Oct 3, 2011
    100
    I've had an absolutely fantastic time playing King of Dragon Pass. Its slow pace makes it a perfect mobile game.
  11. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    Rest assured, the audience King of Dragon Pass is aimed at will lap it up. But it's even made a metal and machine guns guy like me respect the dragons and warlocks of ye olde. I'm sure to be back blasting aliens in the face with assault rifles soon, but for now I'm off to trade that bogey in a jar.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 22, 2012
    10
    This has to be one of the deepest and most original games out on iOS. KoDP is really like no other game, and plays like a mix of a choose-your-own-story combined with a roleplaying game, where you control the fortunes of an entire barbarian clan, instead of a small band of heroes. The setting, the fantasy world of Glorantha, which originates from the world of table-top roleplaying, is one of the most interesting and magical fictional universes ever created, and to be succesful in the game, you have to immerse yourself in it and think like a Gloranthan barbarian. A true masterpiece, and recommended for anyone with a sense of adventure and imagination. Full Review »