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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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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. Mar 24, 2018
    10
    Dark Souls + Oblivion but 30 times better. This is my favorite game to come out in years. It used to be Dark Souls 3, but now it has beenDark Souls + Oblivion but 30 times better. This is my favorite game to come out in years. It used to be Dark Souls 3, but now it has been surpassed. Graphics are stunning if your PC can handle it. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    This is a game of my dreams, as the developers put emphasis mostly on creating a world you can immerse yourselves in. It is believable fromThis is a game of my dreams, as the developers put emphasis mostly on creating a world you can immerse yourselves in. It is believable from every perspective. The world is beautiful, gameplay satisfying, combat challenging, quests diverse, story brilliantly directed. I'd give 9/10 just because of some minor technical issues, but to somewhat balance out the ridiculous 0/10 ratings, and because I'm freshly and deeply in love with the game I give it 10/10. Expand
  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 17, 2018
    9
    This game is till now my Top game of 2018. So far I have spent around 35 hours in a beautifully designed World. The game covers, as far as IThis game is till now my Top game of 2018. So far I have spent around 35 hours in a beautifully designed World. The game covers, as far as I know, a realistic Story. It is set in Medieval Bohemia at around 1400.

    If you really want to enjoy this game, then you will have to take yourself some time. In the 35 hours I have not even cleared the entire Map yet, even though it is not nearly the biggest one I've ever seen. This is not a game you can play for an hour or so and then turn off. This can also be seen when looking at the save system. You can only save in a bed, or with so called "Saviours Schnaps", which is actually pretty expensive. This means, that If you die, you will lose a lot of progress. This is a game you should play for a few hours on a quiet evening, or on the weekend.

    I have read often that the Combat System is really crappy. Either because the controls are to difficult or enemys are too strong. But I have to disagree. Combat gets gradually easier the more you practice. But it can still be a challenge if you fight against a well armed, and trained oponnent. A fight can easily last 5 minutes. This is, because in this game you are no one man army. You are boy, a blacksmiths apprentice. Two enemys are difficult, close combat with more than two is nearly Impossible. Just as it should be with a realistic game. The combat system is based on HEMA (Real medieval techniques) but still slowed down and simplified a lot since it is still just a game. And the combat can really be fun If you are willing to Invest time to learn it.

    And yes, there are bugs in it. I have not encountered that many, but got one which keeps me from completing a side quest. And the german lip sync su**s. The english one is good.

    But I can easily forgive that. The world is just amazing. Again realistic. If your riding through a forest ontop of a horse, then your simply riding through a forest. A forest just like in the real world. Densely filled with Plants everywhere and birds chirping everywhere around you. But keep in mind that there are no enemys lurking behind every tree like in other games. You can just look around and enjoy a nice view for once. This is one of the best parts of the game for me. The immersion. People get to know you, react to how you look. For example: Going shopping.
    - Normal, dirty clothes: God bless you.
    - Full, shining plate Armor: Good day to you, sir. How can I be of help?
    The World changes around you by how you behave. Not only in such small things, but also regarding the quests. Things get easier or sometimes even harder because of your decisions and you just have to live with it because you cant simply quicksave. There are sometimes even different endings of a quest or at least different cutscenes because of the options you chose.

    And I do also love the progression system. You learn by doing. At the start you don't know how to read. (Yet again immersion here) The game does not forbid you to open the book (like other games), but the Text will look like this: "hsTi si a nogl ettx." But with some practice you are slowly able to understand it: "Tish is a logn Tetx.", etc. You learn stuff by doing it, and with more experience you can then unlock small "Skills" which will help you out a little. Like new combos with weapons.

    Some People give this game a very bad Rating. But this game is going back to the roots of video games. Learn by yourself. Do stuff yourself. You dont know everything at the beginning, you will have to find stuff out. Try stuff out. But today, many players are just used to games where you are able to do everything straight away. This game is a step back to old games like Gothic regarding this.
    I think this is what some people just dont seem to understand.

    So far I really like the Quests too. The main quests are quite Interesting but there are not many Plot twists in it as far as I have seen it.
    But there are also many interesting side quests which cover Topics which were around at this time, like a witch hunt or the unhappines with the church.
    Untill now I have only seen 2 classical "collect and get a reward" quests. (MMO Grinding Style) 1. Go hunting 2. Go kill bandits at a camp (latter one is very good for diversity)

    But you don't find that much in the world without quests. It is very quest driven, just like the german "GameStar" said: "You cant explore dozens of Caves which are filled with Skeletons and loot (Skyrim)." It is just a realistic world.

    The Performance is not bad at all. I can easily run ultra settings with 60 FPS. But I do also have a good setup (I7 8700, 16 GB RAM, GeForce 1060 6GB).

    Conclusion:

    If you are open for a realistic medieval game with real topics from that time, in which you will have to Invest time to learn stuff, explore and try things out. Then this will be the game for you. There are some small flaws and glitches in it, but If you can look past these, then this can be a grand experience in a greatly designed world.
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  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. Jul 4, 2020
    0
    in the game you cant hit 4 attacks in a row but if enemies land one they will hit you like 5 more and enemies deal absurd damage and also havein the game you cant hit 4 attacks in a row but if enemies land one they will hit you like 5 more and enemies deal absurd damage and also have a chance to do the counterattack like half or more of the times wile you do it once in a while Expand

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