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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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Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Gameplay Launch Trailer
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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 523
  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. Feb 21, 2018
    10
    This game is awesome. I have played 50h+ and story is brilliant. A need sleep :D
  3. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    Whelp, this day went by fast.
    11.7 hours in and NO MAJOR BUGS, I repeat NO.MAJOR.BUGS. (I feel blessed and left out at the same time)
    Yes,
    Whelp, this day went by fast.
    11.7 hours in and NO MAJOR BUGS, I repeat NO.MAJOR.BUGS. (I feel blessed and left out at the same time)
    Yes, you will see the occasional 'hand glitches through clothing' bug, or a weird camera angle mid conversation -but not only are those rare, the game is also worth the 'trouble' a million times.
    I played Oblivion, Skyrim, Witcher 1-3 (and Mount and Blade) to death and as much as I love them, this is different.
    I've always wanted the most realistic, most immersive medieval game to exist.
    Well...Since February 13th 2018 it DOES exist.

    You should NOT expect fantasy elements or Action 24/7, this is not what the middle ages were like.

    -The storytelling and setting is beautiful
    -It IS immersive like no other game I've played so far
    -The weapons system is original and challenging (positively)
    -Your decisions DO matter, and the KI is one of the most intriguing ones I've seen so far.

    Let's talk about performance:
    Win10, i5-8400, Radeon RX480, 16gb DDR4-2666, SSD (important!)
    I play on 1920x1080, everything set to very high (+ objects on ultra), and NEVER dropped below 40 so far. On average I'm between 55-60.

    But I'd be a liar if I said this game doesn't have any problems:
    - The saving system: As much as I like the idea of being forced to think twice before saving because you might not be able to in the next hours for some reason, there should be an option to switch it on/off - can easily be patched
    - the minor bugs I talked about - can and will be easily patched
    - loading time on HDD: installing the game on a SSD apparently makes even a bigger difference than I thought. While I have practically NO loading times (between conversations f.e), others have complained about annoyingly long times.

    So to anyone thinking about buying the game:
    Do you like games like Mount and Blade, Skyrim, Witcher? (KC:D combines many elements of those 3)
    Do you like (mostly) historically accurate RPG games in a medieval setting?
    If the answers are yes, you might be as happy with the game as I am.
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  4. Jun 18, 2018
    9
    This game can be compared to The Witcher 3 and other role-playing games. I gave Witcher 3 full 10 points and KC:D 9. They are different inThis game can be compared to The Witcher 3 and other role-playing games. I gave Witcher 3 full 10 points and KC:D 9. They are different in many ways. It's possible to see that budget compare to W3 was smaller but love and research which went to the game is similar. And I can say that more research went to KC:D. The atmosphere, colours, country scenery, armour, weapons are like from medieval museum. It feels like it is 3D representation of area in medieval times, which can be shown in history classes. It feels like real history, not fantasy art of W3. Combat mechanics and save system gives the game feeling of struggle of real life in Middle Ages. This is new level of content reality in gaming. All content feels real. Well done to Warhorse Studios. Expand
  5. Feb 15, 2018
    9
    Playing this game for a couple of hours now. I like the way how the story has been told so far. It is good writing and it makes you curiousPlaying this game for a couple of hours now. I like the way how the story has been told so far. It is good writing and it makes you curious about the next steps. The quests fit well into the story and make much more sense than in many other middle age/Fantasy games. I like the atmosphere, the beautiful look and the characters and speech in this game.
    The mechanics are not as smooth as in many AAA games these days. It takes some time to adjust.. The game gives you a lot of explainations but not a lot of guidance in live action. Interesting is the idea that you have to buy yourself free save games (there are save points during and after quests).
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  6. Feb 12, 2020
    7
    At first it feel like the best game i played this year. The world, the characters, the story, the music - everything feel top notch and veryAt first it feel like the best game i played this year. The world, the characters, the story, the music - everything feel top notch and very intersting and emersive. Then the story starts to slowdosn and open world gameplay starts to move upfront. And there is where my frustration starts. Overal fell of the game is like it is very ambitious game with thin budget. Alot of little bugs. The movement on horse across land feel very bugy and umplesant. You can go through bushes.You constatly stuck everywhere. Going on foot is slightly better. But you steel can easyly stuck on lader. The first person combat feel very chaotic, confusing and frustrating. One on one is ok but with more the one oponents everything going to **** Even one on one i will not call very fun experience. The game tryes to be realistic over trying to be fun. And this mindset combine with lack of polish lead to very frustrating and at times boring experience. It is very rough game with very bright moments and very ****y ones. The best thing is world,characters and overall atmosphere. The worst thing is lack of polish. It is indie game pretends to be big AAA project. It reminds me of shenmue series but without fortcliff and endless games of lucky hit. Expand
  7. Feb 11, 2020
    0
    Save system = you will be redoing 30 - 60 minutes of gameplay every 30 - 60 minutes.
    Combat = they were trying to do some combat "tactis" but
    Save system = you will be redoing 30 - 60 minutes of gameplay every 30 - 60 minutes.
    Combat = they were trying to do some combat "tactis" but failed misserably.
    Story = just bad, uninteresting. Skipped most cutscenes since you just dont care
    Kingdom come deliverance = Game that got hyped but is just total garbage. Without this hype you would not even bother to pay 1€ for it.
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