Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes Image
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 55 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is an action strategy game where you can command hundreds of soldiers. You also have spells, golems, and catapults at your disposal as you play through more than 50 campaign missions. The experience and gold that you earn during each battle can be used to train and equip your troops. You can also challenge other gamers online. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 55
  2. Negative: 0 out of 55
  1. One of the most original and engaging gameplay experiences ever for a console system.
  2. With a hearty single player experience, enough online goodies to shake a medieval sword at, and some pristine production quality to top it all enough, Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes equates to the perfect fix for those looking for a great action/strategy experience.
  3. If you are itching for a good real-time strategy game, with heavy action elements, for the Xbox, then look no further then Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes.
  4. They just made the experience bigger, better, and easier to share with your friends. [Dec p.92]
  5. Kingdoms under Fire: Heroes may not move the genre forward in the same way its predecessor accomplished but nevertheless it's certainly worth your attention.
  6. With its boneheaded action, nonsensical story, and cheesy metal guitar soundtrack that sounds like it was lifted from Kevin Sorbo's epic "Kull The Conquerer," Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes has no chance of moving the series outside its cult favorite status. [Oct 2005, p.142]
  7. There are certainly the trappings of an epic fantasy game here, but lack of attention to latecomers to the series and horrid pacing and voice acting drag this game down to something that's fun to play if you can get the story out of the way and can get a solid grasp on the control scheme.

See all 55 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. May 19, 2013
    10
    8 years later and this game draws me in like no other. If you're reading this and want to try out a game it has aged well. Visually, it was pretty good. The draw distance was the only downside visually for it's time. It is a very nice game to look at with up-scaled visuals and a component cable. The music is fantastic if you're into thrash metal with lots of chugging guitars. In terms of it as a sequel, it is basically 1:1 with Crusaders gameplay wise, which is a good thing. Don't fix what isn't broken. Surprising to say the least was the harshness of the reviews at release. It seems as though this game was plagued by very bad players quickly rushing to judge the game over things they simply do not understand just look at the person who said they did a mission 43 times over. The only missions that truly stand out as genuinely mindbogglingly hard involve Urukkubhar and Morene. They are intended to be nightmarishly difficult, so don't expect anything less. The control scheme was solid, the only thing I wish was changed would be how often you were using the mini map overlay to guide troops. The online play was incredibly fun, though sadly there were not many players staying around for it. The matchmaking rules were a bit iffy, and I'd be surprised if the servers were offline by now. The sheer amount of time you can spend playing and replaying the game is higher than almost anything you will ever play. Most stories take 6-10 hours depending on skill level, with the game being incredibly hard to speed run. With 7 characters, there is so much to do. All in all, if you're reading this today and want what I consider the best action-RTS if not one of the best RTS of all time you need to check this out. If it's a challenge you want with a great learning curve and entry, this is it. Expand
  2. D.Forrester
    Dec 9, 2005
    10
    it is the best game i played in war type setting it knocked lord of ring off my list it will be the best game of the year.
  3. BrentonD.
    Jan 13, 2006
    10
    Great Game. The entire game from start to finish is a blast. And any one who is looking for a Dynasty Warriors Hack-and-Slash look else where because of its nightmarish difficulty will make you micromanage every aspect of your army and keep you on your toes. Expand
  4. JodyM.
    Sep 30, 2005
    9
    Heroes rocks!!!
  5. Cyn
    Nov 20, 2005
    9
    Everything but the voice-casting is better than KOF:Crusades. The single player campaigns are longer and better, and the addition of custom games as well as X-Box Live Hero vs Hero battles makes the multiplayer very attractive to any hard core Strategy or Hack Em Up games. Second strategy game to truly stand out on the consoles. (First one was KOF:Crusades) Expand
  6. Laurence
    Oct 9, 2005
    9
    Gameplay is highly addictive, strategy is mixed in well with action, and the game moves a lot smoother than Crusaders. I highly recommend this to any Xbox owner. Expand
  7. Paul
    May 1, 2006
    4
    Too difficult & specialist for anyone other than a fanatical gaming geek who loves replaying the same mission 30 times before finally managing to complete it. You need an intricate understanding of the ins and outs of all the rules along with a big dose of luck to get through this one without multiple retrys of every other scenario. I found it got boring after the 48th retry of one particular part of it. Consequently its now gathering dust on my shelf. Expand

See all 9 User Reviews