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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. Dec 2, 2020
    10
    I like this game so much. Its super fun and I like how hard this game is. If you like knights and middle ages this game is for you.
  2. Feb 17, 2018
    10
    This is a REAL RPG. Not one of those mass produced shiny pieces of garbage pumped out by virtue signalling corporations. This is a carefullyThis is a REAL RPG. Not one of those mass produced shiny pieces of garbage pumped out by virtue signalling corporations. This is a carefully crafted, lovingly produced work of art where even the inevitable bugs have their own peculiar charm.

    The mood, music, mechanics, story and overall game-play is absolutely brilliant. Strong characters, well written and performed dialogue, sumptuous visuals and a meticulous attention to historical detail combine for what is the gaming event of the year and probably the last few years.

    No loot boxes, no flashy visuals absent substance, and most importantly - no toxic cultural marxism.

    Bravo Warhorse. Bravo.
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  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
    I am 20 hours in, taking it easy, repeating opportunities to master combat/hunting playing on PC and started on Xbox One X.

    From what I
    I am 20 hours in, taking it easy, repeating opportunities to master combat/hunting playing on PC and started on Xbox One X.

    From what I have experienced the game is fascinating. The settings, atmosphere and even the combat, once you get the hang of it, are highlights. In the 20 hours I didnt encouter single gamebreaking bug, didnt get stuck anywhere. I played about half my time with the PC game with day one patch (yes, I got review copy but my publication is not included in metacritic) and the patch smoothed a lot of the rough edges out.

    I am history buff and I enjoy the slower pace of the game. I love the enviroment, there is no better made forrest in any game on the market. I also love that what you see is what you can loot. The game is less forgiving than most of todays titles but it should not matter as Dark Souls or Nioh are even more hardcore and still popular.

    Great first effort from Warhorse
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  6. Mar 23, 2018
    6
    I really liked what they tried to do with the game. Historical setting. Cool rep system. Interesting combat system. However it all feels aI really liked what they tried to do with the game. Historical setting. Cool rep system. Interesting combat system. However it all feels a little like it was designed for someone who is a glutton for punishment. Combat is just clunky. Peasant somehow are parry master and olympic sprinters when you do attack them. Be prepare to regularly loose an hour or more of progress thanks to the stingy auto-save system. Is asking for a save point before you go into a battle sequence too much? I guess so. Listening to 30min of dialogue before I can try again sure is fun. Its really too bad because I like the world. I like the story. However it just keeps making me want to turn the damn thing off after it wastes another hour of my time. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2020
    0
    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH Non sono riuscito fisicamente a finirlo perché fa cagare

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