King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 134 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Welcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies. Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia. RecruitWelcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies. Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia. Recruit fabled knights to your Round Table: send them to adventures or battles, let them gather knowledge and artifacts, see how they become the most powerful heroes of the realm. Build the majestic Camelot, but beware: there will be enemies, both mortal and otherworldly that will try to destroy you. Send your heroes and their followers to battle with legendary warriors and monsters and see how the folk of the faeries and the saints set against wizards and evil knights. [Neocore] Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 9, 2010
    92
    Like so few games before, it King Arthur - The RPG has managed to make many an early morning "quick game" turn into a late night session of "just one more turn".
  2. PC Gamer
    86
    A supreme strategy game, rich with incident and detail. Finally some worthy competition for the Total War series. [Mar 2010, p.76]
  3. Camelot instead of Washington, Excalibur instead of muskets and the Round Table instead of Founding Fathers. Lots of ideas taken straight from the Total War series and lots of good own ones, too. If you like to enable more and more things in a game instead of being shown everything at once, this is a game for you. It's not a game worthy for a King yet, but more than worthy for a Prince.
  4. King Arthur is a good alternative to Total War games: well structured, it includes some interesting ideas as heroes and their quests, or the dynamic seasons. Despite its non optimally balanced troops and the lack of multiplayer campaign, the quality of King Arthur and its low price will surely prove to be attractive.
  5. Pretty graphics, solid gameplay, a well-developed setting – Neocore Games hit a bull's-eye. Despite some rough edges and a tacked-on multiplayer, King Arthur is much more interesting than Neocore's previous effort and head-and-shoulders above Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.
  6. PC Zone UK
    79
    The production values are high. [May 2010, p.92]
  7. It's complicated, often unhelpful, and engrossing. It's the shy boy your mum told you to make friends with. It's a troubled and stubborn creature, with a funny run.

See all 23 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41
  1. DanielY
    Jan 3, 2010
    10
    Great game with lots of depth and a challenging difficulty level. Love the RPG and RTS combination. Completely hooked!
  2. Jul 13, 2011
    10
    This game is excellent. The game is NOT unbalanced, the AI is NOT unbeatable and the camera is NOT that bad (go to options and adjust it).This game is excellent. The game is NOT unbalanced, the AI is NOT unbeatable and the camera is NOT that bad (go to options and adjust it). Finally, here is a game where tactics is a necessity, the other army is stronger so think your way around it, stratagize! The plots are interesting and the quests are kinda fun, nice to mix it up once in awhile, the morality and religion is a nice touch and the unit diversity is nice. The graphics are pretty good but the only problem is that there are too many revolts, hard to keep the masses pleased (this is only a minor complaint) yet all in all the game is extremely enjoyable. Expand
  3. JamesM
    Jan 22, 2010
    9
    Very surprised by the current metascore for this game which prompted me to chime in with my $0.02. I'd personally rate this game a 9.0 Very surprised by the current metascore for this game which prompted me to chime in with my $0.02. I'd personally rate this game a 9.0 for it's superb gameplay, graphics, & sounds/music combo. When it was released to the public, it had bugs causing crashes, and several other gameplay issues - all of which were quickly fixed with 2 recent patches. Fortunately, i just recently purchased the game, so i didn't have to deal with those issues myself. For those interested in fantasy/rpg/strategy/, you are missing out bigtime if you don't give this game a chance if basing it on it's current metascore of 79! This is my first time posting here, and was inspired to do so because of the terrible score it received! A complete disservice to a great game! Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2012
    8
    The blending of RPG and RTS has never been done so well. The text based quests, item management, skill point/distribution, and morality meterThe blending of RPG and RTS has never been done so well. The text based quests, item management, skill point/distribution, and morality meter will easily satisfy any RPG lover. While the micromanagement, army strategy, army placement, unit bonuses/weaknesses, and territory management will easily satisfy any RTS lover. Not to mention the game runs smoothly, and looks and sounds fantastic. The best of both worlds, wrapped into one under-appreciated package. A fantastic experience. Expand
  5. Novahawk
    Mar 17, 2010
    7
    KAtrw reminds me of the TW installments as it resembles much of its layouts. It gives much originality with the "hybrid" feel of having a bit KAtrw reminds me of the TW installments as it resembles much of its layouts. It gives much originality with the "hybrid" feel of having a bit of TW gameplay and that of King's Bounty's, KAtrw would easily be recommended if only there was no lacks in 2 major areas; the camera angles and a very clunky interface. As the battles enfold before your very eyes, what you see can be limited and there is no way of adjusting it so you can see exactly where the whole action is at a glance like in TW. Thus, there will often be times when your battles end in disarrays due to this flaw with the cam technicality. The rusty feel interface does not help either with its vague descriptions and tooltips. KAtrw experience gives you a whole feel that it didn't go into extensive refining and tuning to give that spontaenous wow feel. The graphics is ok although there could have been more options ie. uncheck show enemy movements. which were overly repetitive. Music is uninspiring and a bit midi sounds alike. Voiceoves are also uninspiring from the intro theme. Adding Ice Age 3 actors in here would have made it "it". Replayability value is high for the fact that KAtrw offers a multi and complex paths adventure with Arthur at the helm. Overall, support KAtrw for a fair share of fun when you're done killing that cheap joystick you hated so much. Expand
  6. Oct 12, 2011
    6
    A nice concept in a game which somehow failed to deliver the game play to meet the promise. I really really wanted to enjoy this game farA nice concept in a game which somehow failed to deliver the game play to meet the promise. I really really wanted to enjoy this game far more than I did. In the end I never ever played very far. In fact I found it difficult to get very far at all as it all got so repetetive. Expand
  7. MikeP
    Dec 29, 2009
    0
    It's the total war series, except where the total war series succeeded, they stripped these features and replaced them with their own It's the total war series, except where the total war series succeeded, they stripped these features and replaced them with their own "inovative" features. Don't fix what isn't broken!!!!!! Expand

See all 41 User Reviews