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  • Summary: Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an open world, action-adventure, role-playing game featuring blockbuster production values, a nonlinear story and revolutionary, first-person melee combat.
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  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, General, Historic, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Feb 15, 2018
    98
    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Thankfully, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is not a landslide, a mix of game and reality. It may not capture the appeal of the overall mainstream, but that’s okay. Anyone willing to take a dive into the niche waters of the gaming world, and not afraid of games being unforgiving, should definitely check this out. I love this game. Open your eyes, give this game a try and see.
  2. Feb 25, 2018
    88
    One can't help but feel awe when considering Warhorse Studios' attention to historical detail in recreating 15th century Bohemia. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a truly unique and memorable experience from start to finish, but its hardcore mechanics (that sometimes border on pure LARPing) make it a game that is certainly not for everyone.
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    84
    Kingdom Come is a mess of bugs, and there’s the constant feeling that independent developer Warhorse is biting off more than it can chew. But there’s a charm to its scrappiness, and it does enough interesting stuff that I’m willing to tolerate the creaky framework struggling to prop everything up. It’s one of the most satisfying, rewarding role-playing experiences I’ve enjoyed on PC for a while, but the inconsistent performance and the game’s tendency to completely break does test my patience from time to time.
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a huge first person GDR that can count on an higher level of immersion when compared with other similar productions. The combat system is amazing and, even if it will take you some hours to handle a sword correctly, all the time will spent will be worth it. A must-have for all fans of open-world RPGs in search of deeper gameplay mechanics.
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    75
    Great story and medieval atmosphere, but with some technical problems, like low frame-rate, graphic pop-ups and improvable artificial intelligence.
  6. Mar 4, 2018
    70
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a fantastic and absolutely frustrating experience. I was treated to a memorable lead character whose agency and development was largely wiped away with a twist late in the game and a collection of incredible gameplay mechanics and quests repeatedly stifled by bugs. Despite its downfalls, though, the good parts of the game are so good.
  7. Feb 13, 2018
    40
    If Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a ton of bug fixing to improve the performance drastically, it could be a hidden gem. It’s clear that the game, despite its grand ambitions, was simply not ready for public consumption. Shimmers of brilliance are there and had it seen more time in the oven, or set its expectations at a more reasonable level, it could have been brilliant and scored significantly higher as a result. Alas, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is another cautionary tale rather than a trend setter.

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  1. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    This game is basically dream of every hardcore gamer.
    Its visuals and atmosphere are amazing, mechanics are truly unique and very realistic,
    This game is basically dream of every hardcore gamer.
    Its visuals and atmosphere are amazing, mechanics are truly unique and very realistic, and combat, while very very tough, will give you immense satisfaction once you get a grasp on it.
    Survival elements together with limited saves will always keep you tense and worried about your life, every encounter can be deadly, every action might have huge long and short term consequences.
    Its not for everyone though, if you expect handholding, power fantasy elements or completely frustration free experience you should stay off, be warned! This game will punish you, hard and often, but reward is so, so worth it, believe me.
    The game itself is worth it for its grounded based story of common man in hard times, and even though set in medieval times, there are many elements modern people can relate to, making it really captivating experience.
    There are definitely some technical issues so far, but I am certain they will get patched soon.

    Author was external tester with 80+ hours of gametime.
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  2. Sep 23, 2019
    10
    A real masterpiece of a game. Great graphics, fantastic player development (both of the main character and the NPCs), and wonderful story andA real masterpiece of a game. Great graphics, fantastic player development (both of the main character and the NPCs), and wonderful story and a huge immersive world to explore. Thoroughly enjoyed and awaiting the sequel with anticipation. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    The immersion of Skyrim + the hardcore gameplay from New Vegas + the deep story from Morrowind - I've waited a decade for this game.

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    The immersion of Skyrim + the hardcore gameplay from New Vegas + the deep story from Morrowind - I've waited a decade for this game.

    + Relaxationsimulator 9000. (Taking strolls in the warm, summer forest is like meditation.)
    + Plenty immersive.
    + Playing a game which doesn't focus on button-mashing hundreds of creatures to death is very refreshing!
    + Incredibly beautiful graphics.
    + Punishing but extremely satisfying combat.
    + Pretty much all quests can be solved in multiple, often surprising, ways.
    + Very historically accurate (for being a game)
    + After 10 hours I had only had to actually swordfight 3 times, despite not avoiding fights. Yet, I've had a complete blast anyway!
    + You can hardly notice that it's a kickstarted game and not a AAA title.
    + Lots of actually interesting facts. I've learnt a lot about the medieval times!

    - A bit wonky inventory system.
    - Some minor bugs, but no crashes or game breaking bugs after 13 hours of gameplay.

    ~35-60 FPS with GTX 780 Ti on ultra.
    ~60-80 FPS with GTX 780 Ti on medium (still looks bloody brilliant on medium!)
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  4. Jun 5, 2018
    9
    Great game, is it heavy on your hardware? Yes.
    Was it buggy at launch? (more for some than others) Yes.
    Did it need patching and are the
    Great game, is it heavy on your hardware? Yes.
    Was it buggy at launch? (more for some than others) Yes.
    Did it need patching and are the devs tirelessly working on it as we speak? Yes.
    Is it worth buying if I like any short of RPG or Medieval titles? Yes.

    DONT be afraid of the bad reviews, most of them are from snowflakes that dont realise this is a very ambitious indie-game but they think WH Studios is a AAA Studio with an infinite budget and that they live to serve them.

    The game has big learning curve, you'll have to put in some hours to be good at just about anything, quite literally. It's not your typical hack and slash, look at the tag of the game, ''REALISTIC'' and that's what WH Studios manages to accomplish, I've never played a medevial title that has felt this real.

    Would've been a 10 out 10 if the game would'nt have been ridden with bugs during launch, but what thats to be expected.
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  5. Feb 21, 2018
    9
    This is the one of the best RPG games what I ever play. The realism of game is so true.
  6. Feb 19, 2018
    6
    A good idea but its implementation must have gone horribly wrong somewhere. While I play this game, I feel like I'm wasting much more timeA good idea but its implementation must have gone horribly wrong somewhere. While I play this game, I feel like I'm wasting much more time than I should. Endless loading screens (even for dialogues), bugs (accidentally climbing trees (there is no tree-climbing, it's just a bug), not being able to walk through doors, unbalanced game play dynamics (it's way more easier to knock down and enemy, steal its belongings than to pickpocket it.) Some parts of the game make me think that developers just got bored at some point.

    In overall, this is an unfinished game, but a good one. It really feels amazing walking around in the woods in this game. Best so far!

    When developers (hopefully) really finish and polish this game, it will be a good one.
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  7. Jan 8, 2019
    0
    Everything is fine, until you have "Unable to load game" alert every freaking time you save it. & once it started it wont end. So the game isEverything is fine, until you have "Unable to load game" alert every freaking time you save it. & once it started it wont end. So the game is awesome, but, until they fix this issue - don't even think to buy this game. It will spoil your life & nerves.
    One big note - game is built so that you just can't save often. Sometimes you spend 2 hour brewing potions, to raise alchemy, then save, then steal smth. out of someone, get caught & trying to load. Done, your 2 hours of work wasted, you feel upset & want to destroying console.
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