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  • Summary: A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a new PC strategy game that is adapted from George R.R. Martin's series of best-seller novels "A Song of Ice and Fire."

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E3 2011: A Game of Thrones: Genesis - Official Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 40
  2. Negative: 12 out of 40
  1. Oct 9, 2011
    75
    An innovation in the RTS genre, A game of thrones: Genesis will disappoint fans of direct military and combat strategy, but someone who is searching something new should definitely add this game to his collection.
  2. PC Games (Russia)
    Oct 27, 2011
    65
    Genesis is a fresh take on a strategy genre, but it doesn't have a lot in common neither with the original books, nor the TV Show. [Nov. 2011, p.77]
  3. Oct 14, 2011
    60
    A Game of Thrones: Genesis's sluggish campaign further suffers from poor pacing, and the end game almost always devolves into ham-fisted warfare punctuated by dull combat – one of its weakest facets.
  4. 50
    The exact opposite of what most fans of the TV show would probably want from A Game Of Thrones tie-in, but there are some interesting strategic ideas here nonetheless.
  5. Oct 16, 2011
    50
    Genesis is only successful at translating the intrigue of underhanded diplomacy that characterizes Martin's books, but the poor mission design and interface balances out to a firmly mediocre game.
  6. Oct 16, 2011
    45
    There's room for a good videogame based on A Song of Ice and Fire, but while A Game of Thrones: Genesis is the first of its name, it never becomes more than an incestuous child born from both media parents.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    30
    There are too many strategy games out right now to warrant giving A Game of Thrones: Genesis a try. With games out there like Starcraft 2, Civilization V, and Total War: Shogun 2 it just isn't viable to play Genesis when it feels stale and unfinished. Even for fans of the books or show it just isn't a good enough game, even in the fan service perspective, to go out and spend $40 on. Do yourself a favor and read the books, then go play a better strategy game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 48
  2. Negative: 31 out of 48
  1. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    I can see it hard to justify the $40 price tag. In all honesty this game would be much better received at $20. Pricing issues aside, the gameI can see it hard to justify the $40 price tag. In all honesty this game would be much better received at $20. Pricing issues aside, the game tries new things in a genre full of duplicates and tired old paradigms. You can't just gather resources and spam clicks to victory, it is a refreshing take on the genre, more like a bold experiment. Add all this innovation to the lore behind "A song of ice and fire" and you got yourself a great experience if you are the right person. It is not perfect and at $40 I would only recommend this to fans of BOTH RTS and ASOIAF. Expand
  2. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    While the graphics are not great and the load times can definitely be improved, the intricate web of deceit and espionage covered by theWhile the graphics are not great and the load times can definitely be improved, the intricate web of deceit and espionage covered by the gameplay itself more than makes up for all of that. With some patches to fix the minor bugs, this game might prove to be a little gem in the rough. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    7
    Well, I bought this game yesterday evening via Steam and expected a totally new approach to RTS games. Yes, this was, what i got and because iWell, I bought this game yesterday evening via Steam and expected a totally new approach to RTS games. Yes, this was, what i got and because i found not that much of tests or reviews, i write a comment:

    Basics
    - Graphics: 4/10 (for a game released in 2011, it`s not much more than a joke, but it has, what it needs)
    - UI/Controls: 7/10 (intuitive and not much to explore - easy to learn and master the controls of the game
    - Sound: 3/10 (nothing worthy to mention)
    - Loading time and Load screens: 2/10 (it really takes a while to get in he game finally - in the game though, nothing to load again)
    - Bugs: 9/10 (didn`t find any bugs but some clipping ..nothing to mention)

    Game
    - Idea: 9/10 (I really think, the dev. did a good job, trying to be unique. It works for me and i like this kind of STRATEGY game)
    - Starting/noobfriendlyness: 5/10 (it`s very complex if u go further in the game, because all new inventions and diplomatic depth can be used to u`r disadvantage by u`r opponents. It seems to take some time to find a good way to win a game
    - tutorial: 2/10 (a joke, nothing with love :))

    in general:
    - a game, which fits in every strategy collection and needs some time to learn. Well done idea and concept with "uurrrgghhss" graphics.

    Recommended?
    - yes, IF u have some patience
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  4. Dec 23, 2011
    3
    1 out of 3 The story to this game is attrocious given what they had to work with it genuinly felt like your basic 1990's strategy story
    1 out
    1 out of 3 The story to this game is attrocious given what they had to work with it genuinly felt like your basic 1990's strategy story
    1 out of 3 gameplay is slow and basic at best just build the army send them down to siege the enemy and watch thats it very little in terms of real strategy in this game
    1 out of 3 for graphics yes it has them so it gets 1 point are they good or even decent god lord no
    0 out of 1 replay value , Me personaly I regret buying it a Game of Thrones RTS you would think could be done so well in fact you wander how they managed to mess this up as badly as they did, it fails to deliver the atmosphere of the seven realms or the houses you will honestly find yourself at times just zoneing out while playing it it requires very little real strategy to play graphics do not make up for it neither does the single player story it MIGHT be interesting in multiplayer depending on who your playing against but even then given its severe lack of variety with units and strategy elements I doubt it
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  5. Oct 11, 2020
    2
    One of the worst, most boring RTS games out there. The gameplay is not engaging in any way, and it's downright boring to play through.
  6. Jul 19, 2012
    0
    Dont buy this game.. just dont. Its a waste of money. gj cyanide.. The game doesnt really look like Westeros.. if you want a real strategyDont buy this game.. just dont. Its a waste of money. gj cyanide.. The game doesnt really look like Westeros.. if you want a real strategy game based on song of ice and fire, play Westeros: Total War mod of M2:TW-Kingdoms. The alpha version is out and they are bringing something new to the previews every weekend! Expand
  7. Oct 1, 2011
    0
    This game is pure garbage, and I wish I had saved my money. Controls are antiquated,with no hotkeys, Nothing of note or groundbreaking, justThis game is pure garbage, and I wish I had saved my money. Controls are antiquated,with no hotkeys, Nothing of note or groundbreaking, just horrible game that you feel like came from 1995 era RTS explosion.

    Even the Encyclopedia is light, with very limited and not very detailed information.

    Save your money, and time and play rock, paper, scissors, because this is what this game is about, and has very very poor mechanics and adaptation of the George RR Martin world.
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