Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 92
    While obviously inspired by other games, Warrior Kings is an amazing experience all its own.
  2. This is not a short game and once you've started you'll never want it to end.
  3. One of the nicest things about Warrior Kings is the Camera control.
  4. Players who enjoy spending three, four, or more hours on a single game mission will find a lot of enjoyment in Warrior Kings.
  5. Definitely a title worth looking into for newcomers to the genre, since the learning curve is fairly small, while veteran RTS gamers will find quality gameplay with an emphasis on strategy.
  6. 78
    Where the game really shines is in the tactics and strategy in the multiplayer game...The main problem with that is that it's hard to find a game.
  7. It combines a bit of the medieval with fantasy, and technology with history. The combination works quite well, and the game ­ with a few setbacks ­ is not only challenging but also enjoyable.
  8. Every time I started to have fun, the interface would bug me or the game would crash, or I’d run into a mission with 500+ units on the map, and the game would run in slow motion.
  9. Since there's no skirmish option available for playing the core strategic game against the computer, the game's appeal is a lot more limited than it might have been.
  10. A good game for the patient strategy gamer who doesn't mind tripping over the occasional rough bit, and who thinks that "Starcraft" is really an action game.
  11. In some missions the dreadful AI causes enemy units to simply refuse fighting - basically, they'll just be sitting and waiting for your archers to kick their butt. Now, that's really sad.
  12. It doesn’t have the playability to make it essential in today’s gaming market. With so many titles competing for the time and money of gamers, it is simply not up to par.
  13. An ambitious game that falls a bit short on execution, Warrior Kings is not suited to casual gamers but RTS veterans may find it intriguing.
  14. It's shameful the game was released in this [bug-filled] state, especially since it has so much potential – and such massive, involved battles. [June 2002, p.53]
  15. If only the bugs weren't as deep as its design. [July 2002, p.68]
  16. Contains several interesting elements from the RTS genre, but gets bogged down by graphical issues, a weak AI, and a lack of gameplay features that come standard in other products.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 25, 2014
    8
    RTS games usually suffer from being boring and repetitive in the single player making it close to impossible to finishing the campaign (theRTS games usually suffer from being boring and repetitive in the single player making it close to impossible to finishing the campaign (the story is usually boring and not very deep either), however this is not the case with warrior kings. The world is expertly created the story brilliant and the game-play interesting right until the end. Warrior kings is a must play for those not bothered by graphics (and a few minor glitches) who enjoy great game-play and a fantastic story that should really become a book. Full Review »
  2. Nov 21, 2011
    9
    One of the best video games I have played. This game got me into the world of strategy. The story follow the fictional character artos whoseOne of the best video games I have played. This game got me into the world of strategy. The story follow the fictional character artos whose father has been killed. You have to travel across fictional version of Europe and Asia. The game has a good battle knowledge where different units are better against certain other ones. The game is for some reason not played by much people but it certainly deserve to be played if your a strategy player. Full Review »
  3. Marko
    Sep 10, 2005
    8
    A solid game with great graphics for its age. My only complaint is the game balance. It seems as though you can just build up a massive army A solid game with great graphics for its age. My only complaint is the game balance. It seems as though you can just build up a massive army of archers and be able to overtake any opponent. Full Review »