Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 75
    If you’re a fantasy fan or a strategy fan that’s looking for a challenge, you should check out Majesty 2. Otherwise, you may want something where you have more impact on the game world.
  2. Majesty 2 wastes its unique premise on quests loaded with repetition.
  3. This is an unusually accessible strategy game in that even novice players can sit down and begin the game easily.
  4. Majesty 2 brings some fresh updates and spruces up the overall gameplay to make up for almost an entire decade of technological advances in between the games. It isn't cutting edge by any means, but the modern touch will no doubt bring many new players into the fold. They won't be disappointed.
  5. Majesty 2 is a better designed game than the original in many respects – the balance is improved, the interface is less horrible, and the economy model is vastly superior. However, it fails to project the kind of quirky charm that made the first title such a classic.
  6. Despite a modest visual, Majesty 2 - The Fantasy Kingdom grants hours of gameplay and a fun multiplayer.
  7. The makers of Majesty 2 call your heroes “somewhat obnoxious subordinates.” That is an understatement. Their stubbornness makes this terribly challenging RTS, at times, nearly impossible.
  8. Majesty 2 is definitely a game you should play as it changes the way you approach a real time strategy game.
  9. Majesty 2's charms will wear off a few missions into the campaign, and then once the feelings of repetition and frustration set in you'll have little motivation to keep going. Track down the demo and give it a play or two and you'll probably have your fill of the game.
  10. Innovative game mechanics and solid execution are held back by difficulty issues and a lack of tactical depth.
  11. For sure it is not easy for Majesty 2 during the Christmas time against the real blockbusters. I had fun with this game, so you could also try it!
  12. A fantasy real-time strategy that ignores conventions as readily as its heroes ignore your commands.
  13. Majesty 2 looks as interesting as the previous one. A fast and fun game suitable for all users, regardless of their level of experience in RTS, with a fantasy world under the most typical and traditional guidelines in this kind of settings. However, the game is still too repetitive but is still perfect to enjoy the idle moments due to its multiplayer mode.One option that is almost impossible to go wrong.
  14. If there was some actual replay value in the game and AI/pathfinding was improved along with some User Interface tweaks I would easily say this was a buy, but right now I am right on the edge of saying buy or stay away. Perhaps in a few months of patches the game will have improved enough to nudge me one way or the other.
  15. Majesty 2 is quite a mad game with chaotic controls and exaggerated difficulty. It is more an action RPG with unpredictable outcomes then classic RPG or even “Kingdom Sim”. [Oct 2009]
  16. For those of you looking for something different, Majesty 2 is definitely one to try out. The humour is light, if sometimes cheesy, and the gameplay is certainly intriguing. Whilst it’s not without its flaws (but then what game isn’t?), this is still a highly accessible title. If Majesty 2 was an 80's TV show, I’d certainly watch it.
  17. Majesty 2 has been a long time coming, and no matter what your favorite variety of real-time strategy game may be, you will find something to like about it.
  18. An intriguing spanner in the strategy game works, but one that causes too many malfunctions to justify its existence. [Dec 2009, p.90]
  19. A refreshing strategy experience.
  20. I suppose if you're tired of Majesty 1 and want some more of the same action pick up Majesty 2. It should give you hours worth of game play.
  21. Indirect controls, random battles, no diplomacy – can this be fun? Yes. Lots of upgrades, exploring the map and the colorful fantasy setting will get you hooked right from the start, including the just-one-more-mission effect. A real insider tip.
  22. Ten years late. [Jan 2010, p.78]
  23. In the end this game truly did stand up to its predecessors standards. It is fun and entertaining with plenty of replay value. It keeps your attention the whole time you are playing. Whether it uses comedy, drama, adventure or battle you just can't get enough.
  24. By copying the original game, 1C: Ino-Co preserved its charm, but exposed its flaws. In 2000, they were excusable; in 2009, they are depressing.
  25. A unique and intense challenge for RTS fans bored of the same-old. [Dec 2009, p.54]
  26. Majesty 2 succeeds in delivering a new kind of RTS experience. The removal of direct control promotes new tactics, especially in multiplayer, and provides a different way to progress through yet another RTS campaign.
  27. Although at its most basic level, Majesty 2 is more of the same, there are many interesting elements that make it attractive. The economic system is well-designed, watching the heroes wandering by is not nearly as boring as it sounds, and the strategy will keep you at the monitor long enough to become entertaining.
  28. The move to vibrant, fully-realized 3D hasn’t altered the formula at all.
  29. A solid, yet forgettable fantasy strategy game with some interesting ideas, but a weak campaign and way too much repetition.
  30. In a word: captivating. Majesty 2 is the perfect game for simulation and RPG fans. [Issue#25, p.48]
  31. Majesty 2 is a fun and addictive fantasy title, combining a familiar setting with some different and innovative game mechanics, but is unfortunately burdened by poor AI and design choices.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Feb 10, 2012
    7
    A decent and well polished game that is let down by slow game-play and a lack of strategic depth. This is designed for people who love RPG type game but have always wanted to be on the other side of the action, as the omnipotent quest-giver pulling the strings of the hapless heroes. It does this very well and in many ways it makes you feel more like a king than most other strategy games out there. The game is a huge graphical upgrade from the previous Magesty and it is much more atheistically pleasing than most of Paradox's other titles from the same time period. It is very satirical and full of comedic gems for the RPG fan and it is narrated by an advisor who sounds suspiciously similar to Sean Connery. The gameplay is slow but the speeding can be increased and the start of missions are very repetitive, the game picks up about halfway through each mission and revolve around you ordering your heroes to kill an extremely powerful boss. While your heroes are the most enjoyable part of the game they cannot be directly controlled, which leads to many deaths and lots coin resurrecting them. You control them by offering rewards in gold for defeating a target, guarding an area or exploring the map, and you prioritise based on the amount of coin. Once your heroes accept a quest they will not abandon it until they are dead or it is completed which can lead to an ogre destroying your town while all your heroes are off fighting a rat. You can put them into groups which will work as a team but you cannot coordinate your groups so they will tickle into the boss fight getting eliminated one by one whereas a huge frontal assault would have made it child's play. That said Majesty2 is a well rounded game and it you can perfect your heroes response time it can be very enjoyable indeed. Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2012
    4
    Another Majesty 1 fan here. I really tried hard to like this game, but at best it is worse than Majesty 1 in every single way. If you play a game where you don't have direct control over your troops, then the guys have to have AT LEAST passable AI, but it's not there. Heroes are dumb as bricks, put a high reward up for a monster and watch all your rogues instantly run in and suicide. You can put heroes them together in a party but that doesn't help at all, as they don't act as a team whatsoever. One hero can be being fired upon and the others just ignore it and continue attacking a nearby building. Monsters and heroes just walk past each other all the time. WHY is the AI so much worse than the original? It's not as if the intelligence of your minions in the first game was stunning, just basic but it worked. And why are half the missions extremely similar to ones in Majesty 1? Why are the hero types and buildings available pretty much just the same as the first game? Is this a sequel or a remake? This game is just lazy game design, plain and simple. Play the original instead. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    Majesty 2 is a real-time strategy game, despite the game's pleas that it's a "fantasy kingdom sim". I found it to be very similar to Warcraft 2 in play style.

    I'm a big fan of RTS games, but this game just isn't worth your money. The game is based on a proven formula, but Majesty 2 is poorly executed. Most single player games end up the same way: you frantically fight for your life before you get your first buildings built, hope nothing major is destroyed, try to get up a few key buildings as monsters swarm your town, then all of a sudden, your heroes are mopping the floor with the enemy. It swings from frustrating to boring in seconds, never hitting the right balance.

    The tutorial is okay but doesn't quite teach enough. Controls need a little work. Music is boring. The game does have some decent dry humor.

    This game just isn't worth getting. RTS fans should boot up a Blizzard game instead.
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