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  • Summary: King’s Bounty: The Legend is an adventure RPG with tactical turn-based battles unfolding in a fairytale fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses. The player leads their character through the game world; exploring it; commanding armies in battle; andKing’s Bounty: The Legend is an adventure RPG with tactical turn-based battles unfolding in a fairytale fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses. The player leads their character through the game world; exploring it; commanding armies in battle; and completing required and bonus quests. The game falls into two separate modes: Adventure Mode and Combat Mode. In adventure mode, the player controls the character in real-time, taking him through the adventure map seeking treasure, and completing quests. In combat mode, the player takes on the role of war chief, leading their troops through battle in a chess-like format. [Atari] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Superb. The AI is decent enough, the combat is great fun, and it's imaginative, varied, and hilarious.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    88
    Singlehandedly saves fantasy 4X. [Christmas 2008, p.68]
  3. In many ways, King's Bounty is a step forward regarding the combat aspect for turn-based games of the HoMM variety. But barring this, Katauri Interactive's latest creation is nothing more than an RPG in which the only hero evolves in terms of basic genre principles that are already set in stone.
  4. If you love strategy games, especially tactical strategy games than King's Bounty the Legend is for you.
  5. PC PowerPlay
    80
    For the serious gamer, expect lighthearted fun and you won't be disappointed. For the casual or younger gamer, expect to be painlessly initiated into the exciting world of strategic deck-based combat. [Christmas 2008, p.77]
  6. Everybody who liked Heroes will love King's Bounty. Professionals will not feel challenged enough, although they will claim heavy loses in the course of some battles. Small mistakes in the menu and scrambling of battles should be fixed next time. A sequel must come, because King's Bounty represents a ray of hope in the almost dead genre.
  7. A Western style Final Fantasy Tactics with tons of content but lacking in polish and accessibility.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. Oct 3, 2010
    10
    Magnificent.This is one of the best game of 2008.I cannot even begin to think how much free you are in this game.The graphic the gameplay theMagnificent.This is one of the best game of 2008.I cannot even begin to think how much free you are in this game.The graphic the gameplay the units(which are awsome) everything its on its place.Many quests many hours of gameplay free choise cool units some divine help :D and great worlds to explore.Pure bad ass.Look even the spells look awsome(especially fireball).10 Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2012
    10
    I know there are a lot of 10/10 reviews here, so I bet you're thinking that most of these are exaggerating and are just in love with theI know there are a lot of 10/10 reviews here, so I bet you're thinking that most of these are exaggerating and are just in love with the series. But this is without doubt a 10/10 game. It is such a charmy game and I've never been calmer playing an rpg game. When you have bought the first game in the series (this one), you just have to buy the other ones, because this game is magnificent. Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2012
    10
    Wow! While other turn-base games gets easier and easier on latter stages, this game requires strategy and planning for every fight. WhileWow! While other turn-base games gets easier and easier on latter stages, this game requires strategy and planning for every fight. While fights can be repetitive, they are challenging and you could lose badly if you are careless. Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2011
    10
    Entretenido, divertido y mejor que muchos juegos actuales de su mismo genero.
    No es necesario que un juego sea mas complejo para ser mejor, y
    Entretenido, divertido y mejor que muchos juegos actuales de su mismo genero.
    No es necesario que un juego sea mas complejo para ser mejor, y Kings bounty lo demuestra.
    Ojala sacaran una nueva entrega. (aparte de las dos expansiones con las que ya cuenta.)
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  5. Feb 9, 2013
    9
    King's Bounty is a strategic turn-based game of 1C Company, based in a fantasy world. It is a Heroes of Might Magic game related, with a lotKing's Bounty is a strategic turn-based game of 1C Company, based in a fantasy world. It is a Heroes of Might Magic game related, with a lot of points in common and some enjoyable differences. It is not a "clone", even if, for the fans of the former saga, many things will sound like a déjà-vu. First of all you have one hero to control and to send around the map, with attributes and statistics that increase with the levels. The movement in the map field is in real time and it’s plenty of quests to fulfil to proceed in the story and side-quests that gives you experience or precious objects.

    The fights are resolved like in the chess, deploying the troops in the left side and waiting for your turn to move, attack or use particular abilities for each unit, depending on how many action points the single unit owns. During our turn, it’s possible to cast magic or spend rage points summoning the Spirits of Rage. Rage and Magic are the opposite, with the time magic is replenished, Rage it’s increased only fighting and decrease while walking. This make the game really interesting and fast, you cannot afford to sit down in a place if you are not plenty of rage potions! Of course the pause option becomes really useful.

    Basically really simple, but still really enjoyable, compared with HOMM, the units are bought in special huts, castles, nests and places similar, they are not regenerated and the number the hero can take around, depends on his leadership level, that increases with levels, depending on the class chosen at the beginning (warrior, paladin or mage), objects equipped, bonus obtained and skills selected. The customization is not like many classic RPG, but still you can try different combinations to obtain different results.

    It’s possible to travel freely in the map, even if some locations are locked until some point in the story. If the enemies became too strong, there is surely another point in the world where obtain the necessary amount of experience and gold to be able to return back and finish all the quests. That makes the exploration enjoyable and funny.

    Graphically it’s really good, well detailed and bright even if a little outdated. On the opposite side the audio is nothing of particular. But the gameplay is something amazing. To conclude, be aware, this game can stole a significant amount of time from your life!
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  6. Jul 30, 2012
    9
    this game took me by surprise and i couldnt be happier! for me this is heroes of might and magic meets warcraft 3! i could never get into hthis game took me by surprise and i couldnt be happier! for me this is heroes of might and magic meets warcraft 3! i could never get into h m&m but this game just does it right, there could be more varietion in battles and more detail to unit info but this is still a great game Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2018
    0
    I kind of feel i'm an rpg veteran. so I guess I had some high hopes for this game, seeing as it wasn't funded by Satan EA, but by my foreverI kind of feel i'm an rpg veteran. so I guess I had some high hopes for this game, seeing as it wasn't funded by Satan EA, but by my forever bff Atari. Let me put it this way, If I was alone on an island, I wouldn't keep playing this game. Granted, I'm talking from a 2018 viewpoint, but I am, like I say, an RPG veteran. I'm not going into details, but the "likers" of this nonsense need to find a way out of their mother's basement. Having found this game in the bargain basket, I thought I might have been a lucky treasure finder. Seldom the case. Expand

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