Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
Buy On
  1. 72
    I could criticize KUF for an overall lack of spirit, but beyond this nebulous quality, there are some real concrete problems with the game. First and foremost, the game is too hard.
  2. Great graphics and storyline can't quite make up for its lackluster AI and tedious gameplay.
  3. At first look, it seemed to be a tired plot revisited. However, the more times it was played, the easier it was to get into the game, and to even enjoy it.
  4. PC Gamer
    70
    Great for RTS newbies or serious "WarCraft" fans, but gaming vets will feel major deja vu. [May 2001, p.39]
  5. Da Gameboyz
    66
    Fans of the RPG genre who are looking for elements of "Diablo," "Darkstone," or "Nox" will probably have a good chuckle and move on.
  6. Although fun for a few levels, the problems in this game quickly build up to the point where they bury any fun you might have been having with a mountain of frustration.
  7. The poor AI and lack of an in-game save option makes the single player campaigns frustrating and unrewarding, and the role-playing elements don't quite work as well as they perhaps should.
  8. No better than the sum of its parts. The real-time strategy mode recycles ideas from Warcraft II and the role-playing levels do the same, only with Diablo. The potential for success is certainly present, but a number of issues arise throughout the game, among them a lack of a save game feature.
  9. If you’re looking for something new though, don’t expect it here.
  10. Die-hard real-time strategy fans may find something to like in Kingdom Under Fire, but everyone else might as well keep waiting for Blizzard's next big hit.
  11. GamePower
    50
    It doesn't come close to the strategy, personality, and gameplay balance of Warcraft or the addictive depth of Diablo. Instead it's an amateurish copy.
  12. Daily Radar
    50
    A thin game that is sometimes fun, but mostly routine, and with less depth and imagination than the great games it is copying.
  13. If the taste of orcs and humans battling on a 2D plain while gathering gold and other resources hasn't become stale to your senses, then by all means dive into this feast of rehashed mediocrity. I'm looking for something with a little more kick.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. AlecB.
    Jun 20, 2006
    10
    this game had the best graphics compared with other games in its time.i can only give it a ten becauseof when it came out.compare to games this game had the best graphics compared with other games in its time.i can only give it a ten becauseof when it came out.compare to games now it might not be the best,but its still very good. Full Review »
  2. FrankB.
    Aug 22, 2005
    10
    Its an awesome game, although some people say its built around characters, well no its not. its built around evenly, and the graphics are Its an awesome game, although some people say its built around characters, well no its not. its built around evenly, and the graphics are good, same with sound. The save is good how it is, cuse how on the first KUF you can save after or on the map thats how a good strategy game should be. KUF doesn't come close to coping the so called "Warcraft II"' and 'Diablo." In WC2 and diablo u do not control a company of units, and in those game u dont choose your jobs for your soldiers.The plains are 3d not 2d, sorry to bust your bubble...Plus it does not have a lack of AI, if you want to talk about a lack of AI, try Starcraft. Full Review »
  3. JulioB.
    Nov 2, 2001
    9
    I love this game and its difficulty its my challenge. And the patches are making this game better. Soon it will be amazing with the in game I love this game and its difficulty its my challenge. And the patches are making this game better. Soon it will be amazing with the in game save and lots of more features. Full Review »