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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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  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. Aug 9, 2018
    10
    Me apasiona este juego, un RPG que no necesita de dragones, elfos y orcos, un videojuego que demuestra que la verdad es mas cruda que laMe apasiona este juego, un RPG que no necesita de dragones, elfos y orcos, un videojuego que demuestra que la verdad es mas cruda que la ficcion, los combates son realistas, si te enfrentas uno contra uno es precioso, 2 contra 1 se complica y se te encuentras a un grupo grande ya puedes tenerle el control a el combate porque o moriras o te tocara correr, he muerto por heridas, desangramientos etc mientras peleaba algo que me parece realista y increible, un juego que no trata al usuario como idiota. Gracias warhorse Expand
  2. Feb 22, 2018
    10
    Incredibly immersive open and alive world that I will be playing for a long time as there literally isn't anything comparable to this. DanIncredibly immersive open and alive world that I will be playing for a long time as there literally isn't anything comparable to this. Dan Vavra and the team have created something new, KCD might be next evolutionary stage in synthetic worlds development. When playing the game I experience feelings that I once had playing games like Gothic 1 and 2 (living world, NPC interactions and scheduling), there is some Mount and Blade in it (combat savagery and physics) along with great and engaging story and characters. Game has stunning graphics (running all on ultra) and sound design. On the other hand, the game might not be for everybody, there is steeper learning curve, you have to invest to learn and rather slowly (for some) uncover layers of complexity. For some, this might feel frustrating as there is no easy lunch from the start. And forget the bugs, I'm 30 something hours in game and found none that could spoil the joy and blast playing the game. If warhorse pulled this to make it so good, they can definitely fix couple bugs. For me its clear 10. Expand
  3. 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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  4. Mar 17, 2018
    9
    The only reason why I don't give it a 10 is because of the various glitches and bugs, making it a little bit hard to play. The fact that youThe only reason why I don't give it a 10 is because of the various glitches and bugs, making it a little bit hard to play. The fact that you can't save as you wish makes you vulnerable and sometimes, you have to restart because the game crash. This said, the game is very nice, easygoing and fun to play. Compared to other newly released games, KCD is not highly affected by bugs and remains playable. The universe this games takes us into is absolutely incredible, landscapes are breathtaking are unlike most RPG's, you really feel like being in the middle age. What makes it interesting is the fact that they bring a whole new way to pick locks, fix weapons, fighting, archery and more. This game will surely change the way RPG's are made in the future. KCD is a very difficult game and not the kind to hold you by the hand, which means you have to try, fail, die and restart in order to understand it's mechanic. If you agree to spend time learning all the controls and how it works, you will have a good time playing it. I give it a 9 since they did something different of the rest and they are successful at it. My way of playing it, with friends having a beer and laughing every times I am dying, which happens often. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    8
    + Audiovisual
    + Beautifully processed realms
    + Dabing (both English and German) + Fighting system + Story! + maps + History
    + Audiovisual
    + Beautifully processed realms
    + Dabing (both English and German)
    + Fighting system
    + Story!
    + maps
    + History
    -Optimization (falls from 60 to 8 fps)
    -Bugy
    -Horseback riding

    The game finally came out. After a long wait, after tribulations and falls, the traffic sign and the iron fence marked the technical site of Alpha and then Beta.

    And how did that happen? I think we have a game that can compete cheerfully with not only the processing of an environment that is absolutely excellent (although it is a two-year-old CryEngine), but also a story that is really one of the best in the RPG games.

    I warn in advance that the game is not for everyone. Somebody discourages a more complex dueling system, archery on blind. The need to think in conversations and to remember your actions. The next one is not too much emphasis on reality, such as lack of sleep, that food can be rotten, and when you use it more often, you simply die. Some will miss the dragons, others discourage too little emphasis on alchemy. And finally, almost a 6-hour "tutorial" game :)

    And then there are bugs like a fading figure, a missing head, a repeating monologue with a character, and a totally awful "riding" model of a horse, where ABS and everything around does not work and when it works, you feel like a treadmill jumping caterpillars. Nothing to do, the game has bugs. But when I compare the first day with Skyrim, that had 50, Risen, that had 2000 and Gothic, that did not go or run for the first day, it's still a success.

    The game as a whole is definitely worth it. It's not a 100-game game, not ninety. But beautiful 80. The main story will take you almost over 30-40 hours and to another stories had of hours doing side-by-side tasks. And is it worth buying? Maybe I would wait for a smaller discount or a month, two to fix bigger bugs, that hurt the game. But then I would not hesitate for a minute. Not really realistic games that offer such an experience, story and they are from our little basin :)

    Now, excuse me, Zikmund, the redheaded fox has stolen my tin soldier again.
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  6. Mar 7, 2021
    7
    Good Sides:
    Great graphics.
    Perfect realism. The Middle Age are very well reflected. Good gameplay. Nice and hard combat system. Bad
    Good Sides:
    Great graphics.
    Perfect realism.
    The Middle Age are very well reflected.
    Good gameplay.
    Nice and hard combat system.

    Bad Sides.
    Optimization is very bad.
    A lot of bugs.
    The story is a little simple.

    I will get the second game as soon as it comes out.
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  7. Aug 1, 2020
    0
    Quite good designed, but 2 things are needed: Unlimited Saves Mod and Inventory Weight Mod.

    The Story has it's shortcomings, but overall
    Quite good designed, but 2 things are needed: Unlimited Saves Mod and Inventory Weight Mod.

    The Story has it's shortcomings, but overall works out good.
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