Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders Xbox

User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32
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  1. Cyph
    Aug 17, 2004
    5
    Ive played this game a bit, and here are my thoughts: The graphics are ugly, I expected something like this from a bad PS2 game, not an xbox game. The sound seems low quality, and the voice acting sucks, it has totally no feeling to it. The controls seem somewhat non responsive... There are cool options to upgrade your armies and characters, but really, at the end of the day, this doesnt Ive played this game a bit, and here are my thoughts: The graphics are ugly, I expected something like this from a bad PS2 game, not an xbox game. The sound seems low quality, and the voice acting sucks, it has totally no feeling to it. The controls seem somewhat non responsive... There are cool options to upgrade your armies and characters, but really, at the end of the day, this doesnt have that much bearing on the actual outcome or strategies. The fights are pretty chaotic with heaps of men and action on the screen. It can become difficult to realise the actual scale of the battle and whats going on. The camera angle doesnt seem to be optimal considering the magnitude of the battles. All in all, the game has it moments, but it aint anything special. Its very disappointing actually. Expand

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#17 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. AceGamez
    90
    I love Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders - it's as simple as that. What's the point in pussyfooting around? I plain and simply love it! It melds two of my favourite genres - hack and slash with real time strategy - and delivers something fresh, exciting and compelling.
  2. Xbox Nation Magazine
    80
    It's this combination of thought and reflex that makes Crusaders exceptional despite its faults. [Nov 2004, p.101]
  3. GMR Magazine
    80
    Although combination attacks and special strikes are possible, battles come straight from the "Warriors" playbook - and fights, no matter how lopsided, are all too easily won by locating an enemy leader and killing him or her. [Dec 2004, p.127]