Kingdom Come: Deliverance Image
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1798 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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.
Buy On
  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Genre(s): Action Adventure, General, Historic, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
  • Cheats: On GameFAQs
  • Rating: M
  • More Details and Credits »

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
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.

See all 65 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 73 out of 441
  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.
    Expand
  2. Mar 2, 2018
    10
    Amazing ambience, good story, historic acurate weapons and armour, beatifull landscapes and believable forests and the lightning is just tooAmazing ambience, good story, historic acurate weapons and armour, beatifull landscapes and believable forests and the lightning is just too good. Good fighting system but with a steep learning curve. Its hardcore and its oldschool but gives you incredible freedom. It has some bugs but none gabe breaking, besides it has been patched and soon it will be perfectly tuned. Its demanding on specs, but what should you expect? Its no pacman. Well done Warhorse, its not a cartoonish fantasy, its hard, and its gritty, its credible and adult (it could show some nudity and sever some limbs), and more, but hey its Game of the year for me. Expand
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    10
    I found it really refreshing. After kill run kill steal do something game style, here is something with real world, real history and realI found it really refreshing. After kill run kill steal do something game style, here is something with real world, real history and real life.

    You have to read and talk a lot. But you can learn a lot and find always something new.

    I hope, we would see part two and three and...
    Expand
  4. Feb 16, 2018
    10
    I am living just 2 km far from Warehouse studios developer studio in Prague and I was just thinking to visit them to thank them so much forI am living just 2 km far from Warehouse studios developer studio in Prague and I was just thinking to visit them to thank them so much for that awesome game, they brought to us! I simply love everything so far in KDC, very long waiting was really worth it.

    Graphics thanks to very demanding CryEngine is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen in the games, story line, cruelty of medieval ages, decisions are all only up to you, historical context with very nice animations and for me and other Czech players is really nice to see original Czech text written by a local people. The only thing what I am missing in this game is lack of Czech dubbing, but this is just insignificant drawback I can get over with.

    The game is very very demanding, but in 2018 and in the future, there is going to be a new hardware what will render this game at higher framerates than today's rigs. Anyways we do not need necessarily 100 - 144 FPS in this game. I am playing at 27 - 50 FPS (i7-5820k at 4.2 GHz + GTX 1070 at ~2000 MHz) @ 3440 x 1440 Ultra/Very high settings mix with shadows on medium and shaders set to low details. Game experience with gamepad is pretty much satisfying.

    Sometimes this game is so brutal and you can even see here very honorless behavior, so I have very strange feelings in my mind and I even bad feelings inside my soul after playing it. I have never experienced anything similar in any games! Truly breathtaking!

    After DOOM (2016) this is the first game I am giving 10 / 10!
    Expand
  5. Dec 31, 2018
    9
    Biggest suprise of 2018. Fantastic gameplay, huge open world. Should try if youre true rpg gamers
  6. Feb 20, 2018
    7
    it is a beautiful realistic masterpiece but i cannot rate it any higher as it is ridden with bugs and it feels like a lot of the mechanicsit is a beautiful realistic masterpiece but i cannot rate it any higher as it is ridden with bugs and it feels like a lot of the mechanics work against you Expand
  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.
    Expand

See all 441 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. 2018 Videogame Preview: PC Games

    2018 Videogame Preview: PC Games Image
    Published: January 22, 2018
    Find details on 40 of the most-anticipated PC games scheduled for release in 2018.