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  • Summary: Ages have passed since the Cataclysm and the complacency of time has set in. A shadow has once again fallen across the land. Rumors abound of strang creatures prowling the night. War comes ever more frequently and a deep-rooted unease holds the hearts of men in its grip. Brother has turnedAges have passed since the Cataclysm and the complacency of time has set in. A shadow has once again fallen across the land. Rumors abound of strang creatures prowling the night. War comes ever more frequently and a deep-rooted unease holds the hearts of men in its grip. Brother has turned against brother and the great Houses of Kohan have erupted into civil war. The Shadow is rising and a new evil is spreading its wings. Will you stand against the shadow in this time of darkness? Kings of War, the latest game to the award winning fantasy real-time strategy series Kohan, returns players to the magical world of Khaldun. Players will find themselves caught up in a civil war, even as greater threats loom on the horizon. Fighting through armies of hundreds, laying siege to dozens of cities across diverse environments, players must learn to become Kings of War. [TimeGate Studios] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. A great technical achievement in terms of RTS design evolution.
  2. A true strategy gamer’s strategy game.
  3. A bit more thoughtful than many RTS games, Kohan 2 is perfect for those wanting a deeper real time strategy. With yet another rush of RTS games being released, don’t overlook this gem.
  4. Kohan II's single-player campaign is passable, but doesn't do as much to break the RTS mould as the rest of the game. Most players will head straight for skirmish matches against the AI, and just like the original, they'll find it excellent, challenging, and convincing, as enemy or teammate.
  5. While other games coming out might be flashier and bigger and badder and all that crap, what it really comes down to is good strategy and in that aspect Kohan II really nails it.
  6. All of the aspects of a great game were there: Good graphics, good sound, great AI, and compelling story. However, the fact is that the gameplay really wasn’t fun at all.
  7. Fares poorly compared to other genre offerings, and I’d be hard-pressed to recommend it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. OliverK.
    Sep 23, 2004
    10
    This game is must for every strategy gamer. 1. Beautiful graphics, very detailed. A lot of love and care has gone into it. However, the This game is must for every strategy gamer. 1. Beautiful graphics, very detailed. A lot of love and care has gone into it. However, the slow/chunky scrolling can be quite a pain in the .... 2. The four races are quite different and each has its unique flair. 3. More strategy in this one than in any other RTS I played (except Kohan I) - this includes Blitzkrieg, WC3, Starcraft, Ground Control. 4. GREAT SOUND - both effects and music. 5. Cool, convincing gameworld (A LOT BETTER than WC3) 6. This is not a title driven by a popular franchise but rather a title driven by its depth of gameplay and multiplayer fun/challenge. 7. Help timegate and give them some money by buing it - its a small developer doing great things for the PC-community. Oliver Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    I love this game!
  3. Arnethecrucible
    May 15, 2005
    9
    This game is almost perfect, the graphics are not excellent, but the gameplay beats any other game!!!
  4. AlessandroT.
    Nov 29, 2004
    8
    The game is interesting and challenging. the AI is very well programmed: it uses various tactics and maneuvering to beat you. The game is The game is interesting and challenging. the AI is very well programmed: it uses various tactics and maneuvering to beat you. The game is polished and runs very well on an average machine. The only minor problem is that sometimes matches take 1,5 or 2 hours to finish. My personal mark is 82/100. Timegate, you have done a good work! Expand
  5. May 12, 2013
    7
    This is an average RTS The first 2 of the Kohan series were great. In this version the creators backed away from the strategic elements byThis is an average RTS The first 2 of the Kohan series were great. In this version the creators backed away from the strategic elements by adding addditional unneccesary graphic detail to units and towns which reduced overall map visiblity (can't see as many units). Added city detail and reduced city plancement locations further reduced the strategic elements that made KIS and KAG unique and successful games. The lack of improvments to the multiplayer matching system were also a disappointment. Still the company and resource model are still very strong.. my advice. Buy Kohan Arihimans Gift instead Expand
  6. BlakeT.
    Dec 2, 2004
    6
    If you like less control and more automation, this is the game for you. Kohan II is all about strategy and pretty much nothing else. You have If you like less control and more automation, this is the game for you. Kohan II is all about strategy and pretty much nothing else. You have little to no base control and your troop composition is pre-designed. For the most part, the game plays itself for you. Don't expect your typical RTS. In their effort to limit micromanagement, they have totally stripped away the variety and style associated with successful RTS games. Their developer said, "If you don't like it, don't buy it." Unfortunately, I didn't take his advice. Don't make my mistake. Expand
  7. SteveP
    Oct 12, 2008
    0
    Beware, the game secretly installs malware - SecuROM. It is likely to cause problems with your computer and is almost impossible to remove.