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  • Summary: For the first time Knights of Honor will bring you the excitement of a true Empire Conquering Simulation in Real-Time. A unique Knights-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy. Never lose sight of your goal - to rule all of Europe.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 95
    An absolute must for RTS players.
  2. It’s a lot of fun, and I found myself falling victim to the “just one more minute” tendency frighteningly often.
  3. It may not be as pretty and as rich sounding as Rome: Total War, but if you want one very extensive game with lots and lots of replay value then give Knights of Honor a try. It doesn’t redefine the genre, but I firmly believe that strategy connoisseurs will enjoy it.
  4. An epic strategy game for conquerors who want more than just the standard RTS. [Aug 2005, p.86]
  5. 77
    By mixing the real-time empire management of games like "Europa Universalis" with a tactical battle system that seems drawn from Impression's city-building games, Knights of Honor tries to offer a wide variety of experiences. Sadly this breadth causes the game to lose some of its focus.
  6. An insanely deep RTS game that requires a little more brain power to complete than some of its competitors. With that being said, prepare to be yanked in a billion different ways as there are all sorts of problems that need attending to, but then again, who said that ruling all of Europe would be easy?
  7. Variety of play and replay value is not enough to make us overlook the aspects that are problematic, like the difficulties in locating and defending some of your cities.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. AlexP.
    May 15, 2004
    10
    Loss for words...
  2. Oct 20, 2012
    10
    One of the best strategy games ever, the cartoony style is made with sense and is a plus.
    Game offers a good chalange, conquering the whole
    One of the best strategy games ever, the cartoony style is made with sense and is a plus.
    Game offers a good chalange, conquering the whole map is satisfying ^^
    Interesting model of building your cities, you basically decide what buildings you put in, this way you can focus on economy or military aspect of a given city. Kingdom Advantages system is also a great idea, ecourages expansion.
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  3. JonathanT
    Feb 24, 2008
    10
    Amazing how they can make a game with such low quality graphics into the most addicitve game ever made. Warning: Stay AWAY from this game if Amazing how they can make a game with such low quality graphics into the most addicitve game ever made. Warning: Stay AWAY from this game if you have an addictive personality, you would play this nonstop. The other thing I will say is that the music is brilliant. Expand
  4. SamerK.
    Nov 10, 2004
    10
    If you like the Civ games you'll like this one. I've been playing it nonstop for 3 days now.
  5. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    One of the best games I have ever played. The graphics may not be awesome but for real games, the gameplay is what matters and I can say thisOne of the best games I have ever played. The graphics may not be awesome but for real games, the gameplay is what matters and I can say this game delivers it. Expand
  6. alik
    Sep 27, 2009
    10
    Paradox have done it again; made a game with somwhat lauthable graphics and have turned it into something amazing. it nails all of the Paradox have done it again; made a game with somwhat lauthable graphics and have turned it into something amazing. it nails all of the historical facts 100% {for histori lovers its a must] Expand
  7. Jul 6, 2013
    8
    KOH is an excellent medieval RTS, very underrated and unknown by many players. It was originally released in Belgium 2004 by Sunflowers andKOH is an excellent medieval RTS, very underrated and unknown by many players. It was originally released in Belgium 2004 by Sunflowers and then by Paradox for North America in 2005. Developed by Black Sea Studios, (now Crytek Black Sea) they did a fantastic job on this game. However, there are some things I don't like about it, and it's merely personal preference.

    Despite KOH being a great RTS, it does tend to get a little boring and repetitive after awhile. The developers could have done some extra things to spice it up more, such as more historical units, random events like disease, fires, barbarian/mongol invasion, the plague, a royal family tree, etc. I find it a little odd that knights live forever unless killed in battle or by a spy, and your Kings only die of old age or in battle or by a spy. Didn't the developers know people died of disease and other things in those days, just like we do in today's world? I'm not trying to flame, not at all, the game is great, but a little more realism would have made KOH the best RTS ever.

    All in all, and despite my personal thoughts, KOH is a great game that everyone should try. You may love it, or hate it. 8/10
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