Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Though it might appear a little dated, the game offers some innovative features, such as the addition of the Dreamworld, combined with a good story.
  2. It's a solid experience with a somewhat steep learning curve...and a surprisingly deep skill system.
  3. The story is innovative, and so is the attunement system and the character advancement system.
  4. The game plays well, and although the character abilities aren’t particularly original (elemental attacks, etc.) this is more a criticism of the whole genre, and Kult has a refreshing system to learn and use them. The story is a strong point too, which for an RPG is probably the most important aspect for most players.
  5. Overall, Heretic Kingdoms is fun, fun, fun and destined to be a sleeper hit. The few niggles never really affected my enjoyment of the game. With its engaging story and completely different skill system, it's definitely worth your while to pick it up and play.
  6. In all, Heretic Kingdoms does more new things in one game than I’ve seen in the last dozen games I’ve played combined. That’s a good thing, and it almost makes up for the game’s technical problems.
  7. Proves that innovation is alive and well. RPG fans should play it just to experiment with the refreshing attunement system, and anyone interested in a well written – though reading intensive – story will find the $30 price tag attractive.
  8. A solid game, but the lengthy pauses that occur whenever you access your inventory can really become frustrating.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 4 out of 20
  1. NitinK.
    Dec 10, 2004
    10
    This game wonderful epic rpg with the hotest leader.
  2. Jun 17, 2015
    0
    This game is **** makes me feel funny I have epilepsy this game is bad I hate the game makes me shake my eyes go funny to never download ifThis game is **** makes me feel funny I have epilepsy this game is bad I hate the game makes me shake my eyes go funny to never download if you have epilepsy Full Review »
  3. ShawnHubbard
    Feb 22, 2008
    8
    Initially, I had trouble maintaining interest with this game, mostly because I had some difficulty understanding how the attunement systemInitially, I had trouble maintaining interest with this game, mostly because I had some difficulty understanding how the attunement system worked. Once I got the hang of that, I really enjoyed playing. There is an interesting story here, and the graphics were decent. The lack of a character creation screen didn't bother me since the main character (Alita) develops during the game rather than before. By learning attunements, gaining skills and acquiring weapons and armor, there is plenty of character customization. Multiple endings to the game felt thin and didn't really add much. Overall, a good game. Full Review »