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  • Summary: Orbis has been plunged into chaos and war rages across the land like the fires of hell. Anarchy has spread like a plague across the seas to the Empires of the South and East. The Empires, Nations and Kingdoms of Orbis have collapsed in on themselves, breaking down into Baronies, Provinces and City States. Each man?s hand is set against his brothers? in terrible bloody battles for survival and supremacy. Chaos is driving the provinces apart and the Empire closer to war. Warrior Kings: Battles is set in the amazing and living medieval fantasy world of Orbis. To conquer it will take all the cunning, resourcefulness and tactics you can muster. [Strategy First Inc.] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
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  1. Black Cactus has crafted a game that is just different enough for mainstream RTSers to appreciate, while adding things like a unique and involving storyline and intelligent adversaries for those who don't want to play the same old thing.
  2. One of the sleeper hits of this year. Excellent gameplay, unique additions to the usual RTS style, sound that makes you want to turn up your speakers, and multiplayer mode that has major replay options.
  3. Troop versatility is one of the main qualities of this game as it does feature some highly innovative units besides the standard infantry, cavalry and archers.
  4. The single-player campaign is simply a series of missions with no cohesion other than the fact that they all lead toward your final objective. [Dec 2003, p.106]
  5. Fails to measure up, primarily because of maddening technical issues that impair user control.
  6. While prep time is nothing new to RTS fans, the amount of time needed for WKB seems excessive, and the tutorials along with the early missions do a very poor job of training new players. [Dec 2003, p.92]
  7. Warrior Kings: Battles mixes and matches familiar mechanisms in interesting ways, but it proves that balancing real wargaming with resource-based empire building is as precarious a task as ever. [June 2003, p.105]

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  1. Nov 21, 2011
    8
    While this game is not as good the original it does deserve to be played. Adds very good battle units to the series which will definitely come in handy to the player. There is no story to the game but it is all about conquering a fictional Europe and Asia. A very good game for its age. It would no longer be considered a leader in the strategy genre but it's got to be played. Expand

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