Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 23, 2021
    86
    Disciples is back with a very interesting and lengthy campaign and addictive turn-based battles. A clear recommendation if you are interested in this genre.
  2. Oct 22, 2021
    80
    Disciples: Liberation is a fantastic experience. From the engaging story to the deep but approachable Strategy RPG combat, this is the type of game to suck players in until the wee hours of the morning. There aren't many games like Disciples: Liberation on the market these days, especially when the old champion, Might and Magic, has become an autobattler. Disciples: Liberation a welcome breath of fresh air that delivers hope for the future of the Strategy RPG genre.
  3. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Feb 7, 2022
    77
    Liberation severed all ties with Disciples’ strategic heritage. There’s only one playable faction, and our capital exists in a separate dimension so it never gets attacked. The resources are abundant, units and items are cheap, and fights are easy, so that nothing would distract the player from following the story. [Issue#258, p.58]
  4. Oct 21, 2021
    75
    Disciples: Liberation is a unique combination of turn-based strategy and real-time RPG. The game features interesting gameplay hooks that could redefine the genre in long-term perspective.
  5. Oct 21, 2021
    75
    A world-spanning epic with a meaty, varied and satisfying strategy battle system. While it takes a while for the steam engine that is Discples: Liberation to pick up speed, once it’s off, the journey is well worth taking.
  6. Oct 28, 2021
    71
    A lot of content, yet too easy for pros. Disciples enthusiasts better prepare for some adjustments.
  7. Nov 25, 2021
    70
    Disciples: Liberation is a vast turn-based/ RPG/ city management hybrid that would have been great if some aspects of the game were trimmed down. The core ideas behind the gameplay are implemented well. Skills, units, battle mechanics, dialog choices are classy. On the other hand, the writing is juvenile and the low level of challenge can make the game feel tedious.
  8. Nov 17, 2021
    70
    Disciples: Liberation takes us on an epic adventure through a Dark Fantasy world that is filled with conflict and pain. The compelling narrative, characters and the tough decisions you have to make again and again to balance your standing in the four factions are what drives this game forward. The gameplay alone wouldn’t be able to motivate us for the 80 hour adventure, it is just to simple. The combat rarely presents a challenge and with the abundance of resources loses are easily replaced. We still had a lot of fun, since the roleplay aspect of the game works well enough.
  9. Oct 29, 2021
    70
    Disciples: Liberation is a promising RPG with rich stories and compelling tactical combat, but nothing quite makes it a must-play.
  10. Oct 21, 2021
    68
    Good writing but the rest is sub-par. In particular, the tiny size of combat arenas makes any attempt of strategizing utterly irrelevant.
  11. Oct 27, 2021
    60
    An overly simplified simplification that winks at the audience of casual players displeasing the old ones is at the same time the cross and the delight of the new chapter of Disciples. Other than this, the "role-playing" developments of the plot could have been more effective.
This publication does not provide a score for their reviews.
This publication has not posted a final review score yet.
These unscored reviews do not factor into the Metascore calculation.
  1. Oct 21, 2021
    Disciples: Liberation is a tactical RPG in which you will have to make many decisions that will lead to different endings. However, and despite being a very complete game in terms of mechanics and details, with a good number of dialogue options, its long duration ends up taking its toll. The overexposure of its mechanics of alliances with the different factions of the game and, above all, the little challenge that its fights end up supplying as soon as you focus on doing something other than its main campaign, weigh down too much the experience of a title that goes from more or less. It would be a total recommendation if they had focused more on creating a tactical challenge to match and less on filling in hours of gameplay in missions that often appear little contextualized for what CRPG lovers demand.
User Score
4.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 82
  2. Negative: 46 out of 82
  1. Oct 24, 2021
    0
    The game is really awful. It has nothing in common with the past parts. Even all the world design has been thrown into the trash can. I hopeThe game is really awful. It has nothing in common with the past parts. Even all the world design has been thrown into the trash can. I hope this game will be the last one for the developers and they won't be cramming the world with their masterpieces again. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2021
    0
    Many studios are trying to revive past masterpieces, and some (Kalypso) are making a mobile game, it hurts to watch it hurts to play, I'mMany studios are trying to revive past masterpieces, and some (Kalypso) are making a mobile game, it hurts to watch it hurts to play, I'm sorry DISCIPLES...

    I would have 0 complaints if the game was called differently, but of course, no one would pay attention to it.
    Full Review »
  3. Oct 22, 2021
    1
    Not only this game is very mediocre and you'll skip most non-quest battle because you will overpower enemies too much. Not to mentionNot only this game is very mediocre and you'll skip most non-quest battle because you will overpower enemies too much. Not to mention mechanics from Idle mobile game that has absolutely no place in single-player tactical games. For example you need to wait in real time for resources production and login to collect resources now and then otherwise they will stop producing after a short while

    The decision to ban this game for almost 1 months after release in 12 countries for no good reason just stupid.
    Also there are many reports that people who bough game outside of Steam/Epic are now not able to see their game in their libraries at all...

    The only nice thing this game has is graphics, but music, story, characters are meh, and combat fells good for an hour or two, but then feels too repetitive and slow so you'll skip all battles you can skip (and that would be more than 50% of all battles outside quests)

    Pros:
    * graphics is OK

    Cons:
    * music
    * story
    * characters
    * repetitive battles
    * distribution politics
    * mechanics from Idle mobile games

    For CIS countries this game is accurately 0/10 at all as it is unplayable for stupid reason that they did no finished voiceover in a language that is foreign for 11 of 12 of banned countries. Like imaging delaying game in USA or Europe because they did not finish Chinees voiceover meanwhile releasing game with English voiceover in Asia... brain dead stupidity!
    Full Review »