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  • 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 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  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. Dec 15, 2021
    68
    Kingdoms and Castles is plain and modest in a good way. However, due to the lack of content, there is a lack of long-term motivation.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. 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.
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  2. Sep 17, 2019
    9
    A very fun and addicting game. Perfect time waster and distraction from the real world.
  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.
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  4. Jul 31, 2020
    8
    My review lifted from Steam
    Kingdoms and Castles is a fun, cutesie, relaxing game to play where you build your own cute kingdoms, and have
    My review lifted from Steam
    Kingdoms and Castles is a fun, cutesie, relaxing game to play where you build your own cute kingdoms, and have the option to defend it from Viking invaders and dragons randomly.
    the only major con of this game is that you can pretty much do everything it has to offer in a relatively short amount of time, which does suck a bit, hopefully updates add more stuff to play with.
    EDIT: There is a lot more to do now, every update improves the game greatly.

    Pros
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    Artstyle is simple, and adorable
    Easy to learn
    Endless gameplay

    Cons
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    Can do everything the game has to offer in a short amount of time
    Hard to master
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  5. Apr 20, 2021
    7
    While this game surely isn't the best in its genre, I definitely enjoyed my time in this. I appreciate the art style and it's a fun game butWhile this game surely isn't the best in its genre, I definitely enjoyed my time in this. I appreciate the art style and it's a fun game but there is nothing new really that you wouldn't have seen in 100 similar games before. It's still getting updated almost 4 years later which is super cool and if you can pick it up at a low price point, I encourage you to do so and try it out for yourself. Expand
  6. Sep 17, 2021
    7
    When this game has been released it was one of my biggest hope to have a non-violent, but cute graphics game to play with.
    It was incredibly
    When this game has been released it was one of my biggest hope to have a non-violent, but cute graphics game to play with.
    It was incredibly funny to see the NPC's descriptions "Happy to see road improvement", "Has bad teeth", etc. :)))
    I loved the simple fact that your only goal is to !build! a kingdom that is resilient to invading forces and mother nature, plus you had to always consider the happiness rate of your kingdom.
    I loved to build cities of prosperity.
    The graphics are lovely, the sounds are good, the map editor is also entertaining.

    Then the developers started to make radical changes or so-called improvements.
    The game that has been released has been changed from so many aspects that it's like a new game now, so after 1-2 years I stopped playing.

    If you buy it now and don't know how the game worked at the start (initial release), you will obviously like it, but developers should simply keep in mind that after the official release, only bug fixes should be made to a base game.
    Additons could be made as add-ons or expansions like this used to be before.
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  7. Feb 5, 2018
    2
    Good game, i have lost my progress twice.
    Recommended for everyone that likes starting games over and over again

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