Heritage of Kings: The Settlers PC

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  • Summary: Heritage of Kings: The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay. A fully functioning community can be created, newHeritage of Kings: The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay. A fully functioning community can be created, new advancements can be discovered, and enemy forces will be repelled! [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. It is almost a management sim, like "Majesty" was...and it is almost a military sim, like "Starcraft" or "Age of Mythology." But it is unique in its design and only suffers from a few design flaws.
  2. A great game for an RTS newcomer, if there are any left out there. Also good for the city-builder game fan who wants to move into RTS type games at a leisurely pace.
  3. 65
    The gameplay, which I had believed would be changing fairly significantly, hasn't really changed a bit. Armies are organized a tad bit differently, but combat is still elementary school strategy for dummies.
  4. The graphics are good, but every other feature is just scooped up from a number of other strategy games, and spread thinly.
  5. PC Format
    60
    It's not awful. Just empty. [March 2005, p.106]
  6. Edge Magazine
    50
    While Heritage Of Kings has taken the series in a new direction without completely uprooting itself from the settlement-crafting past, it’s not been a successful evolution. Even the most lethargic and undemanding of gamers will quickly become bored of the gambolling wildlife and labouring peasants. [March 2005, p.87]
  7. Computer Gaming World
    30
    Like David Hasselhoff's singing career, Settlers is popular in Germany and just sort of barely tolerated elsewhere. [June 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. Jan 1, 2017
    10
    Good game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best game ever played.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Nov 25, 2010
    9
    While this game has no real resemblance to current Settlers games or previous ones, If you view the game as its own and not as a part of aWhile this game has no real resemblance to current Settlers games or previous ones, If you view the game as its own and not as a part of a series, you will find it to be a fun, if a bit slow, RTS game. Even if you wish to build your city and not be attacked unless you want to be, theres a mission for it. I myself found this game very enjoyable. Expand
  3. TomS.
    Apr 2, 2006
    8
    I have been playing FPS and soccer games for a long long time. My 1st RTS or whatever type it is. I decided to learn the game to teach my I have been playing FPS and soccer games for a long long time. My 1st RTS or whatever type it is. I decided to learn the game to teach my child of 11. Well, we both have an amazing time playing it in single player. Will try a LAN game. I'm buying the expansion packs. Don't believe all the reviews. It's a fun game. Expand
  4. DavidWilliamC.
    Feb 25, 2005
    3
    Its not good.
  5. JeffL.
    Mar 4, 2005
    3
    Horrible bugs, no ai, heck it wont even install on my other computer. An unpolished game like this shouldn't have been released.
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    2
    First of all, it's not Settlers. I don't know why were the developers replaced the Settlers gameplay with this, because it's not so good. TheFirst of all, it's not Settlers. I don't know why were the developers replaced the Settlers gameplay with this, because it's not so good. The campaign is boring. Very boring. The skirmish is worse. There is no AI. Yes, you read it good. There is no AI. I played on a skirmish map for nearly 1 and a half hour and then I discovered that the enemy is standing and doing nothing (like Patrick Star). Anyway the economic system is a failure too. The workers (I think they are slaves, because they don't need beds to sleep or food to eat, maybe they are aliens) are gathering resources too slow, terribly slow. This thing makes the game horribly boring. Maybe watching the wall for 2 hours is more exciting. To say something good, the graphics are pretty good. But it's not enough, because the gameplay is bad and the whole game is way too boring. A bad game, don't buy it! Expand
  7. Color_42
    Feb 26, 2005
    0
    This game should not be called settlers even! Im happy I didnt buy it borrewd it from a friend that got borred in a day I couldnt belive it atThis game should not be called settlers even! Im happy I didnt buy it borrewd it from a friend that got borred in a day I couldnt belive it at first but now after 5missions Im unistalling it HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOOD OLD SETTLERS which i played since the first one :( Expand

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