Lords of the Realm II PC

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. PC Gamer
    92
    Immense fun for both the empire-builder and the medieval combatant with all the intrigue and bloodletting you could want. [Feb 1997, p.148]
  2. Lords of the Realm was one of the best selling historical simulations ever but there was room for improvement. Lords 2 takes all the elements of the original and embellishes them, with added graphics, sound and gameplay.
  3. And challenging it is: The Middle Ages were tough times and similarly, Lords of the Realm II is a tough game.
  4. 70
    I did however find the resource maps and graphics to be confusing. When looking at the resource map you can't tell right away which industries are on or off. You can get this info from the map legend but think the map could have been a bit clearer.
  5. A solid game, but it isn't terribly original.
  6. The AI in this game failed to impress me. It was not bad, but I thought it would have presented more of a challenge.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. GlennP.
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    I have been playing computer games over 20 years. This rates as one of the best games of all time, period.
  2. Jul 22, 2012
    10
    Ahhh.... This game has a lot of history for me, being one of the first I played on Windows (95), back in 1997. I got the demo off of a PCAhhh.... This game has a lot of history for me, being one of the first I played on Windows (95), back in 1997. I got the demo off of a PC Gamer disc, if I recall, and intensely hungered for more. Fast forward to today, and I still play it now and then. The AI is terrible by today's standards; you can trick the enemies into funneling into meaty jaws of arrowdeath pretty easily once you get the hang of it. But it's still fun. Game is a blast in multiplayer, if you can get past the fact that modern computers make it behave like a tweaker with 10 cups of coffee. Grab it, try it, and enjoy it. Full Review »
  3. Mar 7, 2011
    10
    one of the best games I have played on a computer!!!
    one of the best games I have played on a computer!!!
    one of the best games I have played
    one of the best games I have played on a computer!!!
    one of the best games I have played on a computer!!!
    one of the best games I have played on a computer!!!
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