Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. If you haven't yet stepped into the comical and stylized world of King's Bounty, Crossworlds offers countless of hours to waste, provided you can deal with the steep learning curve of the combat mechanics.
  2. King's Bounty: Crossworlds is the best version of the recent revival to the 20 year old strategy game. While it does provide a good amount of gameplay additions to the picture, the lack of a new lengthy campaign makes the game hard to replay for those who've already experienced Armored Princess.
  3. The rather slim RPG elements coupled with deep, strategic, turn-based combat, and a lot of new and extra content makes Crossworlds a definite value.
  4. 59
    When I had heard about Crossworlds after sleuthing about on 1C's website, I couldn't wait for September. Now that I've played the game, I'm horrified. Was Armored Princess luck? I'd like not to think so, but if Crossworlds is any indication of the kind of work we can expect from future installments, I'll be dusting my Sega Genesis off for another go at nostalgia.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 90
  2. Negative: 4 out of 90
  1. Nov 27, 2010
    7
    There's enough additional content here, and I truly respect this series as a fan of the genre. While it trumps Disciples 3 in most other ways,There's enough additional content here, and I truly respect this series as a fan of the genre. While it trumps Disciples 3 in most other ways, there is not enough of a visual hierarchy ingrained in KB's units to convey their menacing or pitiful statistics. D3 uses a very distinct and striking consistency in it's art direction that better communicates a units' status. As King's Bounty is dominated by combat, this lack of visual flare beyond bright coloring starts to grate. Additionally, the omission of AI negates any time-pressure on the player, reducing it to a mmorpg-style grind fest, and the inability to replenish certain high-level units means that losing a special unit is frustrating. The whole series is frustrating - HOMM, Disciples and KB all boast great game-play elements, but some not-so-good ones. Combine the best elements of the three and a stunning game will emerge. Full Review »
  2. Jan 6, 2013
    9
    Somehow I missed this one before, so my first go with King's Bounty series was the Crossworlds. The game offered me lots of hours of happinessSomehow I missed this one before, so my first go with King's Bounty series was the Crossworlds. The game offered me lots of hours of happiness and deep strategic challenges. The environment is colourful, joyful and often cartoonish. The design succesfully makes you to get into the game even more. Sure the graphics are outdated, and the game mechanics are simple; but who cares. Everything runs smoothly and well and that's enough for me.

    Accuse me of nostalgia, but I wish the game had similar game progression with Disciples 2. Overall, I would rate it a 9. It is strongly recommended to all strategy fans, who were dissapointed by Disciples 3 and HoMM; else it's a pass. I bought on a sale on steam; it's worth every penny for me.
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  3. Jun 3, 2013
    9
    I loved this addition. Another solid 40 hours (I like doing all/most of the quests, a completionist). It was great fun from beginning to end.I loved this addition. Another solid 40 hours (I like doing all/most of the quests, a completionist). It was great fun from beginning to end. It made me realize how much more I like the King's Bounty series over others like Might & Magic. It feels much more free as there is no time limit and the progression always felt normal.

    Tons of detail, lots of fun. I hope King's Bounty is recreated in the future. Such a great game.
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