King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame Image
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79

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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 140 Ratings

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  • Summary: Welcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies. Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia. RecruitWelcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies. Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia. Recruit fabled knights to your Round Table: send them to adventures or battles, let them gather knowledge and artifacts, see how they become the most powerful heroes of the realm. Build the majestic Camelot, but beware: there will be enemies, both mortal and otherworldly that will try to destroy you. Send your heroes and their followers to battle with legendary warriors and monsters and see how the folk of the faeries and the saints set against wizards and evil knights. [Neocore] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Dec 9, 2010
    92
    Like so few games before, it King Arthur - The RPG has managed to make many an early morning "quick game" turn into a late night session of "just one more turn".
  2. PC Gamer
    86
    A supreme strategy game, rich with incident and detail. Finally some worthy competition for the Total War series. [Mar 2010, p.76]
  3. Camelot instead of Washington, Excalibur instead of muskets and the Round Table instead of Founding Fathers. Lots of ideas taken straight from the Total War series and lots of good own ones, too. If you like to enable more and more things in a game instead of being shown everything at once, this is a game for you. It's not a game worthy for a King yet, but more than worthy for a Prince.
  4. King Arthur is a good alternative to Total War games: well structured, it includes some interesting ideas as heroes and their quests, or the dynamic seasons. Despite its non optimally balanced troops and the lack of multiplayer campaign, the quality of King Arthur and its low price will surely prove to be attractive.
  5. Pretty graphics, solid gameplay, a well-developed setting – Neocore Games hit a bull's-eye. Despite some rough edges and a tacked-on multiplayer, King Arthur is much more interesting than Neocore's previous effort and head-and-shoulders above Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.
  6. PC Zone UK
    79
    The production values are high. [May 2010, p.92]
  7. It's complicated, often unhelpful, and engrossing. It's the shy boy your mum told you to make friends with. It's a troubled and stubborn creature, with a funny run.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 42
  2. Negative: 8 out of 42
  1. DanielY
    Jan 3, 2010
    10
    Great game with lots of depth and a challenging difficulty level. Love the RPG and RTS combination. Completely hooked!
  2. GcGeos
    Dec 15, 2009
    10
    When I started to play this game I said: nice TW clone whit magic. I just continue, making a few battles more, completing the tutorial When I started to play this game I said: nice TW clone whit magic. I just continue, making a few battles more, completing the tutorial chapter, making some more quests, got some new heroes, gathering experience, give them wives, play some more battles, and... I watch my clock... OMG 15 hours continuous playing! King Arthur is a really deep, entertaining, and unique game, not a clone at all. Battlemaps are beautiful, the soldiers and heroes detailed, wearing really heavy fantasy plates... I love it so much. I love the music tracks, and the sounds are also solid. The gameplay it Expand
  3. JamesM
    Jan 22, 2010
    9
    Very surprised by the current metascore for this game which prompted me to chime in with my $0.02. I'd personally rate this game a 9.0 Very surprised by the current metascore for this game which prompted me to chime in with my $0.02. I'd personally rate this game a 9.0 for it's superb gameplay, graphics, & sounds/music combo. When it was released to the public, it had bugs causing crashes, and several other gameplay issues - all of which were quickly fixed with 2 recent patches. Fortunately, i just recently purchased the game, so i didn't have to deal with those issues myself. For those interested in fantasy/rpg/strategy/, you are missing out bigtime if you don't give this game a chance if basing it on it's current metascore of 79! This is my first time posting here, and was inspired to do so because of the terrible score it received! A complete disservice to a great game! Expand
  4. Jan 3, 2012
    8
    The blending of RPG and RTS has never been done so well. The text based quests, item management, skill point/distribution, and morality meterThe blending of RPG and RTS has never been done so well. The text based quests, item management, skill point/distribution, and morality meter will easily satisfy any RPG lover. While the micromanagement, army strategy, army placement, unit bonuses/weaknesses, and territory management will easily satisfy any RTS lover. Not to mention the game runs smoothly, and looks and sounds fantastic. The best of both worlds, wrapped into one under-appreciated package. A fantastic experience. Expand
  5. Feb 5, 2011
    7
    Bought this game out of curosity, left it to download and few hours later press play to start game. My only intention was 20 minutes game playBought this game out of curosity, left it to download and few hours later press play to start game. My only intention was 20 minutes game play and come back later, next thing the sun went down, my room got dark and it was me left in front of the glare of my monitor taking over cornwall and battling king idris and this was six hours later. If your looking for a total war game but more colourful, then this is it. I read a few reviews and everybody gives it a 50/50. I enjoyed this game, well worth the money and the good thing is once you've got it you can always come back to it in your steam account. I give it 7/10, if anyone needs more info about the gameplay of this game you can contact me through steam, ppx100. LONG LIVE STEAM GamerZ UnitE Expand
  6. Feb 1, 2018
    6
    Not bad but Total War offers a bit better gameplay-mechanics than this one.
  7. MikeP
    Dec 29, 2009
    0
    It's the total war series, except where the total war series succeeded, they stripped these features and replaced them with their own It's the total war series, except where the total war series succeeded, they stripped these features and replaced them with their own "inovative" features. Don't fix what isn't broken!!!!!! Expand

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