Kingdoms and Castles Image
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Kingdoms and Castles is a game about growing a kingdom from a tiny hamlet to a sprawling city and imposing castle.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Sep 28, 2017
    90
    Kingdoms and Castles is an amazingly sweet experience. It currently has a lot of room to grow, but the base experience is already very satisfying -- with charming graphics and smooth gameplay, this is one of those games you can just lose yourself for hours after a hard day’s work. The best titles in the strategy genre have that amazing ability to let you accomplish something while providing you a relaxing experience, and in that regard, Kingdoms and Castles is up there with the best of them.
  2. Jul 21, 2017
    80
    Kingdoms and Castles is entering into a competitive genre and may struggle to get noticed, but the ease of play and nice balance between simplicity and complexity makes it worth taking a look at. Just be sure to consider what you're going to do when the Vikings come calling.
  3. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    80
    A building strategy that does not overflow with complexity, but is very relaxing when you play it. Less content does not matter, soon there will be more. [Issue#277]
  4. Jul 20, 2017
    71
    Kingdoms and Castles is a charming, relaxing, and easy to play real-time kingdom builder. Using simple polygons and vibrant colors, the game is heartwarming and challenges you to meet the needs of the people while expanding your empire.
  5. CD-Action
    Oct 30, 2017
    70
    A couple of minutes is enough to get the hang of Kingdoms and Castles and become hooked despite lack of campaign or multiplayer. [10/2017, p.76]
  6. Aug 16, 2018
    67
    Kingdoms and Castles is a solid effort, especially coming from such a small team. The game lacks longevity, but at $10, it may be worth picking up by those who enjoy base-building games but don't enjoy the difficulty and complexity that often comes with the genre.
  7. Aug 7, 2017
    40
    Low ambition and little fun. Kingdoms and Castles copies the famous building strategies with a low effort. It's just a piece to be soon forgotten.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Sep 17, 2019
    9
    A very fun and addicting game. Perfect time waster and distraction from the real world.
  2. Aug 15, 2018
    9
    Upon release, I had my fair share of doubts for this newly-minted RTS/City-Builder game. It wasn't great ( though I wouldn't say it wasUpon release, I had my fair share of doubts for this newly-minted RTS/City-Builder game. It wasn't great ( though I wouldn't say it was terrible) and from the actions of past, scummy developers, I had written it off as another disappointment that would languish in the pits of abandoned Steam games.

    I was pleasantly surprised to see I was plainly wrong- the humble, talented folks behind Kingdoms and Castles have displayed a great interest in building and polishing their game, adding new and exciting content to a game that I firmly believe already justifies it's very fair price of $10.00. From what I've read of their announcements, I can only see the value of their game increasing and a growing, happy fan-base.

    The game as is contains mostly basic content that you would expect: gathering resources, building structures, converting peasants into specific laborers/soldiers, fending off attacks, etc. If you enjoy traditional medieval RTS/City-Builder games (the Stronghold series comes to mind) then you will most likely enjoy Kingdoms and Castles.

    They've already released free, new content with the promise of more on the way. I'm inclined to believe them and would suggest picking up this title the next time it's on sale or even right now.
    Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2017
    8
    Do not expect depth or too much complexity. Is a fun builder, a cutie Cities Skylines. Its fun, and it delivers :D
    if you want something
    Do not expect depth or too much complexity. Is a fun builder, a cutie Cities Skylines. Its fun, and it delivers :D
    if you want something serious, we have Cities Skylines, maybe Civlization.
    Expand
  4. May 12, 2018
    8
    Fun little Game that is still being developed. You kind of know everything about the game after one or two playthroughs, which will take a fewFun little Game that is still being developed. You kind of know everything about the game after one or two playthroughs, which will take a few hours, but thats fine for me. I had a lot of fun during those hours and that's all I'm asking from a $10 priced game. Finding out, how to build your city, so industries and population happiness are in balance and you've got enough worker for everything without your population starving is fun in the early game, while seeing how big your city can actually grow makes the fun in late game. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2019
    8
    Kingdoms and Castles ist ein tolles Spiel. Wachse und kümmere dich dabei um Ressourcen, vor allem Nahrung, ein gutes Heer und ZufriedenheitKingdoms and Castles ist ein tolles Spiel. Wachse und kümmere dich dabei um Ressourcen, vor allem Nahrung, ein gutes Heer und Zufriedenheit der Einwohner. Dem Spiel fehlt es lediglich am Content.
    Lies mehr auf: https://wisim-planet.de/review-errichte-dein-koenigreich-in-kingdoms-and-castles/
    Expand
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    7
    Not the best city builder out there by any stretch, but for the asking price of $US 9.99 it is worth it.

    The artstyle is clean and simple,
    Not the best city builder out there by any stretch, but for the asking price of $US 9.99 it is worth it.

    The artstyle is clean and simple, it is great to look at. The game has a severe lack of depth, within 3 hours I saw pretty much everything in the game, and by 10 hours I completely understood how to maximize efficiency. At that point, the game becomes very easy. The game is still being updated, with new content coming. The random generation works well, and provides some variation to have you come back once in a while to this relaxing city builder, but eventually after 15 hours, the different saves got too similar for my taste.

    So, the lack of depth is both a good and a bad thing. It's a relaxing experience, and while it lasts it's great, but once you get to the point where you understand everything there's little reason to play it. However, at that point, I already got my money's worth out of this game.
    Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2018
    2
    Good game, i have lost my progress twice.
    Recommended for everyone that likes starting games over and over again

See all 9 User Reviews