• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Feb 24, 2005
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  • Summary: Heritage of Kings: The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay. A fully functioning community can be created, newHeritage of Kings: The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay. A fully functioning community can be created, new advancements can be discovered, and enemy forces will be repelled! [Ubisoft] Expand
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  • Developer: Blue Byte
  • Genre(s): Strategy, City Building, Management, Historic, Historic, Government
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. It is almost a management sim, like "Majesty" was...and it is almost a military sim, like "Starcraft" or "Age of Mythology." But it is unique in its design and only suffers from a few design flaws.
  2. A great game for an RTS newcomer, if there are any left out there. Also good for the city-builder game fan who wants to move into RTS type games at a leisurely pace.
  3. 65
    The gameplay, which I had believed would be changing fairly significantly, hasn't really changed a bit. Armies are organized a tad bit differently, but combat is still elementary school strategy for dummies.
  4. The graphics are good, but every other feature is just scooped up from a number of other strategy games, and spread thinly.
  5. PC Format
    60
    It's not awful. Just empty. [March 2005, p.106]
  6. Edge Magazine
    50
    While Heritage Of Kings has taken the series in a new direction without completely uprooting itself from the settlement-crafting past, it’s not been a successful evolution. Even the most lethargic and undemanding of gamers will quickly become bored of the gambolling wildlife and labouring peasants. [March 2005, p.87]
  7. Computer Gaming World
    30
    Like David Hasselhoff's singing career, Settlers is popular in Germany and just sort of barely tolerated elsewhere. [June 2005, p.96]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
  1. Jan 1, 2017
    10
    Good game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best game ever played.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. DanielE.
    Feb 9, 2005
    9
    If the demo is anything to go by this game is going to be worth it's money, Warcraft 3 type of camera which is a bit crappy otherwise If the demo is anything to go by this game is going to be worth it's money, Warcraft 3 type of camera which is a bit crappy otherwise best played in a long time. Expand
  3. Th-WB
    Mar 21, 2005
    8
    I do like the graphics and the music, but the building of a city costs a lot of time and the AI is dumb. I get stuck as a rule around level 7 I do like the graphics and the music, but the building of a city costs a lot of time and the AI is dumb. I get stuck as a rule around level 7 or so but I reached the end without any difficulties. Each level is roughly 1.30 hours building and 1 hour slashing. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    5
    This game is really dull, boring and repetitive. Almost each mission looks the same, even in extras (both of them don't add much to game). AIThis game is really dull, boring and repetitive. Almost each mission looks the same, even in extras (both of them don't add much to game). AI doesn't exist. Plot is very simple and characters are not very interesting. The biggest advantage is graphics- snow sceneries looks fantastic.
    Graphics: 8/10
    Sounds: 6+/10
    Gameplay: 5/10
    Rating: 5+/10
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  5. KobraC.
    Feb 26, 2005
    3
    Absolute garbage.. No AI in Multiplayer/Lan, butchery of the Settlers name. This game is destined for the bargin bin - within a week!
  6. Jul 26, 2012
    2
    First of all, it's not Settlers. I don't know why were the developers replaced the Settlers gameplay with this, because it's not so good. TheFirst of all, it's not Settlers. I don't know why were the developers replaced the Settlers gameplay with this, because it's not so good. The campaign is boring. Very boring. The skirmish is worse. There is no AI. Yes, you read it good. There is no AI. I played on a skirmish map for nearly 1 and a half hour and then I discovered that the enemy is standing and doing nothing (like Patrick Star). Anyway the economic system is a failure too. The workers (I think they are slaves, because they don't need beds to sleep or food to eat, maybe they are aliens) are gathering resources too slow, terribly slow. This thing makes the game horribly boring. Maybe watching the wall for 2 hours is more exciting. To say something good, the graphics are pretty good. But it's not enough, because the gameplay is bad and the whole game is way too boring. A bad game, don't buy it! Expand
  7. FGM
    Nov 1, 2019
    0
    It'a boring, slow, uninspired, graphics are mediocre, combat is tragic, units management is horrible, voice acting is like 12 year old makes aIt'a boring, slow, uninspired, graphics are mediocre, combat is tragic, units management is horrible, voice acting is like 12 year old makes a prank call, missions are long and boring, quests are super generic and the game overall is a puke and probably was a puke at the time it came out. It has nothing to do with Settlers, settlers is a kingdom management game, this is a bad taste RTS. I regret spending my quids on it in 2019. Expand

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