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  • Summary: Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand challenges aspiring city governors to build and manage thriving cities, protect against invasions from neighbouring kingdoms, and expand into new territories - all in the city building genre's first 3D environment that lets the player zoom right into the action and build anywhere on the map.

    Medieval Lords brings city builders inside the walls of richly-detailed cities during the middle ages. Through the course of ten scenarios, players must manage finances, population, and food resources to evolve towns into thriving kingdoms. Build docks for fishing local waters, harvest fields to grow food and raise livestock, keep citizens healthy and entertained, and recruit soldiers and cavalry for a well-defended city. [Monte Cristo]
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. An incredible game. I would say it’s a must have for every RTS fan out there. I haven’t enjoyed a game this much for quite a long time.
  2. "Black & White" without the creature, the plot or the bugs. [Dec 2004, p.102]
  3. Ultimately the game’s strength, at least in terms of gameplay, lies in balancing the needs of communities and creatively planning functioning medieval settlements. It may not be deep, but it feels pretty accurate.
  4. This is one of those great but flawed games; if you’re up for the challenge then tackle it head on, you will be rewarded.
  5. It left me feeling frustrated and many times I found myself ranting away after quitting. The major things in need of improvement are the means by which you earn money, the levels of food consumption and production (which run low very easily), the dated graphics, and, probably the biggest thing, your people’s satisfaction.
  6. A familiar-feeling game with absolutely no personality. [Apr 2005, p.87]
  7. If you don't buy one game this year, Medieval Lords should be it. [March 2005, p.72]

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  1. HishamH.
    Sep 13, 2004
    Unbelievable graffix, great gameplay, excellent new engine, great 3D and very life like. a FULL 10 on 10!