Warrior Kings: Battles PC

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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. Computer Gaming World
    70
    Good game, but it's a warm glass of milk when you really wanted a shot of your favorite poison. [Dec 2003, p.128]
  5. 70
    The sort of game fans of the genre (like your truly) will sink their teeth into, as there is plenty of depth. However, the game lacks that spark which sets the classics apart from the also-rans.
  6. PC Gamer
    66
    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]
  7. Fails to measure up, primarily because of maddening technical issues that impair user control.
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    Unfortunately, the game's most consistently medieval aspect remains its interface. [Jan 2004, p.74]
  9. Play Magazine
    50
    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]
  10. Cheat Code Central
    50
    Shows the intricate side of warfare and all the frustration that goes with such as undertaking.
  11. Edge Magazine
    50
    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]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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 comeWhile 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. Full Review »
  2. AnthonyC.
    Mar 7, 2004
    7
    Recently bought this game its ok but if ur going to buy it for multi no one plays it any more!!!!!!!! Good point it has good graph and a goodRecently bought this game its ok but if ur going to buy it for multi no one plays it any more!!!!!!!! Good point it has good graph and a good play style. Full Review »
  3. TaliesinH.
    Feb 27, 2004
    5
    I liked this game but the technical problems, I and other people have and the none existent support lets it down greatly it should have been I liked this game but the technical problems, I and other people have and the none existent support lets it down greatly it should have been fixed before they sold it. If you dont believe me check the warrior kings battles forum. Full Review »