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  • Summary: Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player isometric CRPG set in the world of a top-selling D&D type role-playing game by Paizo. Being a tribute to such classics as Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, it brings back memories of beloved gameplay mechanics and embarks the player on aPathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player isometric CRPG set in the world of a top-selling D&D type role-playing game by Paizo. Being a tribute to such classics as Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, it brings back memories of beloved gameplay mechanics and embarks the player on a hand-crafted, story-driven adventure. Become introduced to the rich universe of Pathfinder as a newcomer or explore famous locations familiar to any fan of the original tabletop game. Walk your path through the legendary Stolen Lands and meet iconic characters, ready to accompany you on your arduous journey. Gather the perfect party, dive into a great variety of dungeons, and defeat some of the deadliest creatures this world has ever seen. Witness how your decisions affect the environment and the people inhabiting it.

    Establish your kingdom to bring peace, hope, and prosperity to the land or take everything for yourself and drive it into darkness. The choice is only yours!

    THE MAJOR FEATURES:

    COMPANION FOCUSED STORY
    Experience the adventure alongside living and breathing companions, each with deep stories and decisions of their own. Love them, adore them or hate them for who they are.

    CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
    Customize your character and companions with a multitude of options available in Pathfinder to make the perfect party capable of overcoming insurmountable challenges.

    KINGDOM
    Establish your kingdom in Stolen Lands, claim new territories, and build towns and cities. Be a wise ruler or a heavy-handed tyrant.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 90
    I hope this is just the start for Pathfinder in video games, and I like the future that Kingmaker promises. It's a major time commitment, sure, but Pathfinder: Kingmaker has the kind of narrative arc and development that perfectly captures the essence of playing a tabletop RPG, only in digital form. That's something that I haven't really felt since the era of Baldur's Gate itself and for that I really appreciated what the developers have achieved her.
  2. Aug 24, 2020
    80
    If you’re looking for an engaging tabletop RPG experience on the PlayStation 4, then Pathfinder: Kingmaker Definitive Edition is indeed that game with intuitive turn-based mechanics in a classic archetype setting. Definitely great value for money, especially in a world where we need to stay home at the moment due to COVID-19.
  3. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    Controls and obnoxious voice acting aside, Pathfinder delivers exactly what it promises and does so very well. I can’t knock a game for not being something I usually play when it does what it sets out to do it so effectively. From the character creation, to the battle system, to the governing system, Pathfinder is incredibly in-depth. It’s very effectively realized and will steal whole hours of your day before you know it. If you miss the height of tabletops and CRPG’s and you love to fiddle with every nuance and detail in your gameplay, then Pathfinder: Kingmaker is definitely the game for you.
  4. Sep 29, 2020
    75
    A good rol game with lots of customisation options and hours of adventures.
  5. Sep 21, 2020
    70
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker is a phenomenal game with hundreds of hours of deep CRPG and kingdom management gameplay, but at the time of review it's hampered by bugs that impact how you can enjoy the game, and with reports of progression halting issues and save file corruption. Our advice would be to wait for the bugs to be patched, but ready yourself for a serious commitment to this vast CRPG.
  6. Aug 19, 2020
    70
    Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition is the perfect game for those stuck at home needing something to fill their time. There is so much to do and explore that players will be able to spend hundreds of hours in the game and still not see everything that it has to offer. The bugs are the only major issue, and those will likely be addressed by the developer shortly. Despite the glitches, Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition is still one of the best tabletop-inspired RPGs in recent memory, and will captivate veterans of the genre for hours on end.
  7. Oct 24, 2020
    50
    If you were looking forward to dive deep into Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition on consoles, you probably should change your plans. At least for the time being, while the devs are trying to fix their game. Meanwhile, if you still crave that classic role-playing experience, just get yourself Pillars of Eternity or Divinity: Original Sin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. Aug 27, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. OMG This game is fabulous!!! Been waiting almost 20 years for a game like this !!! Absolutely overwhelming in every aspect !! If you like RPGS and games like Divinity 2 , with an amazing story and awesome combat etc. You must get this game. Takes a few days to learn and understand, it's not easy but so rewarding and i can't give it 11 out of 10 otherwise i would. Love this game Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2020
    8
    A bit dated visually but compelling story and universe. Learning the controls is a bit of a curve but there is some solid fun to be had here.A bit dated visually but compelling story and universe. Learning the controls is a bit of a curve but there is some solid fun to be had here. A must own while we impatiently wait for Baldur's Gate 3. Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2021
    5
    Хорошая игра, но слишком сложна для казуального прохождения (для кого-то будет плюсом).
    Я люблю настольные ролевые/приключенческие игры, так
    Хорошая игра, но слишком сложна для казуального прохождения (для кого-то будет плюсом).
    Я люблю настольные ролевые/приключенческие игры, так же я находился в восторге после "divinity original sin 2", но желая продолжить подобное, но уже в другой вселенной и другим сюжетом, не получил этого.
    Была распродажа в PS Store, так вот мне повезло взять ее и Pillars Eternity 2. Сейчас играю в "pillars" и получаю искренне удовольствие, после того как забросил pathfinder.
    Мнение оставляю для оценки и помощи, всего наиграл в нее ~17 часов, но не смог оценить по достоинству, даже думал начать заново играть в divinity, но смог открыть для себя "столбы вечности".
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  4. Aug 24, 2020
    4
    The game is great when it works but it crashes all the time, save files don't always work properly and there are features that just don't workThe game is great when it works but it crashes all the time, save files don't always work properly and there are features that just don't work at all. For a full priced game this isn't acceptable. Also a 17gb patch on the second day is poor form given the whole game is 40gb Expand
  5. Jan 30, 2021
    3
    I really enjoyed the first few hours until I came across swarms . I've tried everything on them fire bombs acid bombs area of attack effects .I really enjoyed the first few hours until I came across swarms . I've tried everything on them fire bombs acid bombs area of attack effects . They don't die....
    Apart from that the whole interface is clumsy and cumbersome , just playing the games is an excersise in paitience. All your party member have the same superwahmen story. They were to amazing and underappreciated in their home towns, so they left to find where people realised they were amazing. I really tried with this hgamecause the first hour was great. But their is glitched anf bugs on top off everything, some this game gets deleted.
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  6. Sep 4, 2020
    1
    Game is currently unplayable for me. Gear disappears. Characters in group disappeared a number of times. Gathering and followed me into soloGame is currently unplayable for me. Gear disappears. Characters in group disappeared a number of times. Gathering and followed me into solo spots. Crashes constantly. Wasted money spent on PSN Expand
  7. Sep 9, 2020
    0
    This game is broken. There are game breaking aspects that are waiting to be addressed by the first patch. It's unplayable and what's worse isThis game is broken. There are game breaking aspects that are waiting to be addressed by the first patch. It's unplayable and what's worse is some of the errors prevent gameplay. Many players have stopped playing and are waiting for the patch. Expand

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