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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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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 70 out of 426
  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
    A different kind of videogame rpg. A necessary fresh air. Play it. It s for real people
  3. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    Many people compare it to Skyrim or a Witcher. You should not do that. Even though it feels as if Witcher 3 had a positive influence on theMany people compare it to Skyrim or a Witcher. You should not do that. Even though it feels as if Witcher 3 had a positive influence on the game.

    Good Things:
    Graphics (meticulous details in every aspect) - One of the best looking games to date,
    The atmosphere is so Slavic that well thought through.
    Forest - most beautiful part of the game.
    Fun Quests - multiples ways to solve. They don't feel like a chore.
    Deep RPG engagement like the statistic, food, rest, appearance, hangover a lot of realism.
    Story and Cut Scenes are awesome and well presented.
    Music is spot on all the time. It does not feel like we're in Michael Bay movie.
    Combat is hard and frustrating but fun when you get hang of it. Feels like an accomplishment.

    Bad Things:
    Combat for people who like it's easy.
    The world is pretty empty no random events so far.
    Technical problems and Optimization sometimes.

    It is a must buy.
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  4. Oct 28, 2018
    9
    One of the best open world RPGs out there set in the Middle Ages. Very realistic presentation of the ancient times in Bohemia. TotallyOne of the best open world RPGs out there set in the Middle Ages. Very realistic presentation of the ancient times in Bohemia. Totally underrated, partly because of technical problems. Expand
  5. Feb 23, 2018
    9
    Game version 1.2.5. 100+ hours of playing.

    This game is a realistic (no magic) medieval adventure, which can also be defined as a hardcore
    Game version 1.2.5. 100+ hours of playing.

    This game is a realistic (no magic) medieval adventure, which can also be defined as a hardcore first-person action rpg plus stealth. With an interesting story, historically accurate and no fantasy elements at all. Not perfect, but still what many people had been waiting for a very long time.

    Briefly.
    Pros: open-world, story (quests), character development (RPG system), aesthetics, medieval realism.

    Cons: save system, realism (yes, it's a game and it's not always good for it, if something is poorly realised), optimisation, glitches and bugs (must be patched).

    In detail.

    This is an open-world non-linear game (except for the main quest), which lives byitself and looks beautiful (when the textures load as they should, which not happens all the time - hope will be fixed). There is always a lot of options what to do and a good amount of interesting quests waiting for you here and there. You can do pretty much here, unless you die. And you will. So save often.
    The main great thing is a big amount of quests in the world. Plus random NPCs on the roads. So you should accept all the offers NPCs give you to fully experience the game.

    Combat system is great, it's doubtful at first and not easy to master, especially on a board, so better use a gamepad, but if you spend a little time, you will find it's pros. Still sometimes you can quite easily beat ordinary opponents one-on-one even without mastering combat, if you have some patience though. The problem is fighting at night as you can't see anything and your opponent doesn't care at all.

    Also about combat - assassination (especially whith dagger) is imba. It's too powerful, mainly because of AI irresponsibility and predictability.

    The worst thing is loading times everywhere - you have to wait for far too long just to speak to any NPC in the game, the same with loading textures, loading screens everywhere and you really have to wait for a long time.

    Save system is uncomfortable, mostly because of big amount of bugs and glitches, especially in some quests, also the game can crash or you can see an ethernal loading screen and have to restart with the loss of progress if you haven't saved it. Such system should be an option, not a must.

    RPG system is oldschool - if you do something, you master it and level up. So if you fight a lot - you're becoming a better fighter not only because of your own experience, but your hero masters it with you. The same with speaking, bartering, cooking abilities and so on. Perfect in this.

    If you have a high-end PC, than probably you will not face any problems, besides loading screens time and time again here and there, mid-end PCs can experience some freezes and other no-essential issues, but overall the optimisation is quite bad and low-end PC users will not have any chance to experience the game even on the lowest graphics settings.

    Bugs and glitches are an issue right now. Hopefully patches will fix it all. If not, it's still a very interesting and solid game even with all these problems. There are exceptions though, which can ruin the game. F.e. some quests are incomletable and you have to restart the game to avoid them, so you have to save as often as you can.
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  6. Tgc
    Mar 4, 2018
    7
    Great game ruined by critical bugs. Especially bugs are annoying when game limits your save points. If you loose hour of your game due to yourGreat game ruined by critical bugs. Especially bugs are annoying when game limits your save points. If you loose hour of your game due to your mistake, you can blame yourself - it's part of the fun. If you loose hour of your game because your are stuck on never-ending loading screen it's **** expierence".

    If developers didn't rush with game realase, hire more testers it would be candidate for GOTY.
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  7. Dec 13, 2018
    0
    VOTE -10 THIS GAME IS A BUG............. ONLY BUG........... ALWAYS BUG.............. OTHER BUG.............. BUG AND BUG...............

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