Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    90
    Even without the homage to pen and paper nerdery Knights of Pen and Paper is a fantastic semi-self driven RPG adventure. It's clever, charming, customizable, and virtually infinitely replayable.
  2. Jan 25, 2013
    90
    If you're an RPG fan of any kind, you'll love Knights of Pen & Paper. It's one of those rare cases where an offbeat premise is executed with such winning aplomb you can't help but get sucked in.
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    90
    As Martha Stewart might say if she was into D&D in her younger days, that's a good thing dungeon master.
  4. Nov 18, 2012
    100
    Journey to the age of Monster Manuals and D20s with Knights of Pen & Paper, a loving spoof of classic, 8-bit RPGs.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 31, 2015
    10
    This game is really good: The advice from TA would improve the game, but its is still very fun. Nostalgic. Remember sitting down at a tableThis game is really good: The advice from TA would improve the game, but its is still very fun. Nostalgic. Remember sitting down at a table and having a dungeon master tell you the quests you are going on? Not only does it bring that back but it also helps you visualize the scenario as you enter the cave of spite or whatever and battle monsters and scorpions. I actually believe improved graphics would make this game more fun. its funny as hell, but I think this game would also do very well if it took itself seriously, yet keep the jokes...thats hard to explain, but has something to do with improved animation, losing the pixely graphics, more involved story, but don't lose the humor. The script could be improved. Better quests, better, more involved, main story line. It gets a 10 for me b/c its so unique in its genre...although its an RPG its an RPG within and RPG sort of... and its just a really good time Full Review »
  2. Aug 5, 2013
    8
    This is up there with angry birds and Plants vs. zombies. Knights of Pnp is basically one of the best DnD games you could buy for your cellThis is up there with angry birds and Plants vs. zombies. Knights of Pnp is basically one of the best DnD games you could buy for your cell phone. The game is all in 16 -bit and the songs are very old school compared to the two games I referenced earlier. The gameplay is really good and if you hate rpgs don't even bother trying this game. You have the choice of five or so characters that you can give a class to. There are many different classes like the mage and a warrior but there are also some secret classes like bard and other random classes that are just as fun to use. There are four main attacks in which you can use there experience points to increase there damage points and other cool abilities. The game is very long and I have only beating the main story line. If your looking for a new rpg and are looking for a great time killer this it the game made for for. Also just as a little of an incentive to play this game, there are a lot of game references in it and if you buy the +1 pack you get an after story and bonus quest that will take you hours to complete. Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    8
    Knights of Pen and Paper is an easy game to get into and could be a pretty large time sink if you want it to be. You play the role of a groupKnights of Pen and Paper is an easy game to get into and could be a pretty large time sink if you want it to be. You play the role of a group of D&D players on a quest for adventure. During the adventure, the game tends to take on real world aspects and affects the players directly, not just their characters. The mechanics are simple, easy and can get tiring after a while due to a lack of variety. But you unlock classes as you play, which can give you a little more variety. But they start at level 1, so you'll have to work to get them up where the rest of your characters are.
    I played the PC version, and I greatly enjoyed it. It was a bit more expensive, But I'd say it was fun enough to distract me for a while. There are plenty of references to many other games (not just RPGs or Table-top, but gaming in general). You'll have a few good chuckles at some of it, to be sure.
    Overall, the game is fun and has a lot of unique ideas behind it. But it's a tad simpler than what I would have liked and things tend to become pointlessly repetitive once you've leveled a team high enough and found out what combination of attacks and abilities deal out the most effective amounts of damage.
    It's a solid B-game and if you have a little extra spending money and some time to kill, it's worth a look. Otherwise, maybe wait til a Steam sale.
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