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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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  • Developer: Warhorse Studios
  • Genre(s): Historic, Role-Playing, Action Adventure, General, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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  • Rating: M
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Feb 26, 2018
    88
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance delivers on its ambitious promise for a realistic, grounded open-world medieval role-playing game, with engaging and complex gameplay systems, weighty and tactical combat and an interesting main story slightly let down by a lack of polish and technical issues on launch.
  2. 80
    Kingdom Come's rough edges are smoothed by the knowledge you're playing a game where no detail is too small. Exploring 1400s Bohemia is a sure-fire delight.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 3, 2018
    80
    A veraciously detailed RPG that sometimes forsakes fun in the name of 'realism.' [Apr 2018, p.83]
  4. Feb 14, 2018
    70
    Warhorse Studio has achieved the most realistic and respectful with the History medieval RPG. Kingdom Come Deliverance introduces plenty of good ideas in the genre. But they are not quite well-implemented in this gigantic ambitious map. The game needs updates for optimization improvement.
  5. Feb 28, 2018
    70
    Kingdom Come is one of the most ambitious RPGs in a long while, with lots of things to do and choices to make. Some technical issues aside – if you are into Skyrim and The Witcher 3 - it is worth a closer look.
  6. Feb 16, 2018
    70
    If you absolutely love simulators and really appreciate realism and the little details in games, then this will really grip you. But at the same time, many will find the game far too frustrating and unforgiving, both because of the intense focus on realism that doesn't always result in fun gameplay experiences, and the number of bugs and severe loading times. There's a compelling game here, but it needs a polished edge only a series of patches or a sequel can deliver. We can't wait for either.
  7. Feb 21, 2018
    20
    A gaming experience will never feel real, much less truly playable, when it's plagued with as many bugs as this game is—not least of which is its failure to at times recognize your button inputs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 61 out of 195
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    This is a great game! One of the best games I've played in a long time! People complaining about the difficulty of lock-picking and theThis is a great game! One of the best games I've played in a long time! People complaining about the difficulty of lock-picking and the various other mini-games missed the point of the game. It's not supposed to be easy. You don't become a master a lockpicker in 5 minutes in real life. The story was great. The game looks awesome on the PS4 Pro! Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2018
    10
    Really when I show some preview I was disappointed. Until I tried it. I found no serious performance problems for a game of this scope ( haveReally when I show some preview I was disappointed. Until I tried it. I found no serious performance problems for a game of this scope ( have you played arma? ). No serious bugs. The saving feauture is very good cause you can also save by sleeping (dah!). Combat is one of the most originals and close to real life combat systems in game, it should be used as a reference in future game developments by all.
    The main problem lies with a bunch of immature reviewers lately that are demanding like babies ( maybe they are youngsters? ) that give 0 scores to games not of it's quality but of it's maturity, realism and challenge, or of problems that lie in gaming as a whole ( look at new expansion for Civilization Vi reviews! ), their are arguments are close too: This game is not real life and I am not super hero! 0 Score! (choose what you want, boy)
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  3. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    Yes it's kinda buggy, but all respect to Varva and his team for making one of the best settings in RPG history
    No magic and stuff, only
    Yes it's kinda buggy, but all respect to Varva and his team for making one of the best settings in RPG history
    No magic and stuff, only hardcore medieval times
    I will give it 10/10, just because of people who will cry about bugs (I know there is lags but they will fix it, it's small team and independent studio) and SJW who will give it 0/10 because of "no POC in game"
    Strong 8/10
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  4. Jun 16, 2018
    8
    This game has technical issues, especially on consoles. Draw distance is bad, the graphical errors and game bugs sometimes ruin theThis game has technical issues, especially on consoles. Draw distance is bad, the graphical errors and game bugs sometimes ruin the experience. BUT... if you can accept the technical problems, and you love the the historical setting and the big RPG games, then the Kingdom Come: Deliverance is the game of the year for you. This is the most ambitious RPG I ever seen, I love it, and may be you will too! Try it! Expand
  5. Jun 10, 2019
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I've already finished the game with a total playtime of ~90 hours, so it might be a good time to write my review. WARNING: A wall of text.

    Graphics and soundtracks: beautiful and amazing, respectively. I couldn't count how many times I stopped by, looking at the scenery, and took a bunch screenshots.

    But sadly, those are the only good things about the game....

    - Right from the beginning when you start the game, you will have to sit there watching a 2 minute long intro video, and guess what? You cannot skip it. Then when it's done, you will have to load the game and wait for 1 more minute to actually play the game. It was tolerable for me at first, but after a few times I found it's very tedious. Every time I wanted to play it, I had to go somewhere, eat something, or watch TV to wait for the game to load.

    - Quests: The quests are well-thought, but very poorly executed. Not to mention they are very buggy. Out of ~80 quests I've done, there must be around 20 that were either glitchy, or made me reload several times to make them work. Also, at mid-late game after a big fight with the bandits (no spoilers here), main quests become very boring and repetitive, unlike what you experienced a few hours before.

    - In-game mechanics: The fast travel system is so weird. I like how random events occur while fast traveling, but why do I have to sit there watching my avatar slowly move like a snail on the map? Also the waiting clock, it's already slow, but when I have 1 hour left, it's even slower! I can't count how many times I had to put the controller down to go eat and do something while the game's loading, fast traveling, or waiting. These systems are just badly designed, tedious, and unnecessary.

    - Combat? Yes I do like it. I'm a Souls veteran and RPG lover. I have played every Soulsborne games, Divinity OS, Mount and Blade, Witcher 3 and many others, but to be honest, KCD's combat is not that great. It's fun for sure, but it's clunky and unresponsive. Also towards 2/3 of the game you can easily one-hit-kill any enemy. Just spam attack buttons, no skill required any more.

    - Lockpicking, pickpocketing, stealth, charisma, speech, and leveling up systems: I do like those. In my opinion they work quite well with the game. But again, they are not enough to make up for the flaws. Also, at mid game I feel like I'm a god who can lockpick any locks, pickpocket any person successfully, always get out of conflicts using my speech skill, and successfully convince any person in dialogues.

    - And don't let me start on those technical issues. Big big flaws. I've never seen a game that has so many bugs and texture pop-in like this one. Skyrim at launch was still much better than this. Every minute I either witnessed an NPC bumping into walls, walking without heads, blacksmiths working with his bare hands in the air (until a minute later, his work bench appears in front of him), and many many buggy quests. There were times I lost my progress and reload the save file that's 1 hour prior. I was playing on latest patch 1.6.

    - Interaction with NPC's: I remember one of the Warhorse Studios' members complaint about how generic the npc's were in Skyrim. But man, look at their game now. Npc's in KCD are even worse. Many of them don't even have backstory to share. When you talk to them there's only the same options (how's life in Rattay, how's sir Hanush, etc...). They don't even have their own personality. At least in Skyrim, Npc have a lot of comments on your actions in front of them. They also share their backstory and have different dialogues. In KCD when I got into 2/3 of the game, I feel like it's such a tedious task to talk to any npc, so I just do what's relevant to the quests, or skip the dialogues if I can.

    Verdict: 6/10. Without bugs it might be a 7.

    If you guys enjoy the game, then good for you. I'm jealous with you because I expected it too much and got disappointed. I'm sorry but KCD is nowhere near the level of Oblivion, Skyrim or Witcher 3. Those games do have their flaws, but I'm sure they do much more things right than KCD. So if you're wondering if you should get it, my straight answer is No. I'll never ever support an unfinished, broken, and glitchy game with a price of an AAA title. Save your money, there are much better games out there.
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  6. Jul 21, 2018
    3
    this game is a failure. if you like this then you need to question your standards. the release version even after numerous patches isthis game is a failure. if you like this then you need to question your standards. the release version even after numerous patches is laughably easy and the only thing I encountered difficult with hardcore was how the texture popping was so slow and without fast travel you bump into things that aren't loaded yet. the developers focused on easter eggs and hidden treasures instead of texture loading, and for some reason the game STILL has a idiotic yellow dot in the middle of the screen. this is unacceptable. picture your favorite game, now put a yellow dot in the middle of screen through the entire game. i platinumed this game and i highly doubt any of the fanboy 10 reviewers ever have come close. i was about to complete the game on hardcore with all the negative perks, but was bored with a the no challenge linear repetitive story. this is a linear game with nothing random at all. i really have not much good to say about this game. the developers tried, but failed and obviously lost focus on making a quality game. music and pseudo historical accuracy, do not make up for lazy bugs, poor graphic loading, simple gameplay. especially not when for some reason all the devs will take ever chance they get to to tell you how great they are. Expand
  7. May 21, 2019
    0
    Kingdom Comeshot: Deliverance игра года, да? Полный посос!!!

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