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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Feb 13, 2018
    100
    Warhorse have developed a game that’s not only massively in-depth, but equally as intriguing and captivating. Their care and attention to detail pulls through in each and every sequence within. This level of realism isn’t going to be for everyone, but for those that want the authentic experience, Deliverance delivers, and then some. It’s engaging, it’s deep, and it’s thoroughly entertaining.
  2. Feb 25, 2018
    85
    Warhorse Studios' RPG amazes for its high realism in recreating every aspect of the Middle Ages: environments, uses, weapons and even fights and character progression. Too bad for its very weak performances and many bugs, but despite this it still remains an advisable game for lovers of RPGs and european Middle Ages tales.
  3. Mar 14, 2018
    80
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance delivers a huge, complex world with a host of things to get involved in. The story is well written, brilliantly acted and expertly executed. I am worried that the buggy nature of the game will put many off and whilst the vast majority of the problems shouldn’t worry anyone too much, it can get a tad annoying.
  4. Mar 26, 2018
    74
    With an expansive story and memorable mechanics, it’s hard not to view Kingdom Come: Deliverance as one of the most interesting RPG releases in years. One where the difficulty is often a barrier to progress and some of the design choices become frustrating experiences in repetition or flat out giving up and moving on to another activity. Or reloading an earlier save to do more sword training. Rough around the edges sure, but the ambition often shines through.
  5. Feb 23, 2018
    70
    Offers up a decent, if predictable, story with interesting characters, beautiful scenery, and ambitious concepts but falls short with numerous glitches, annoying mini-games, and a lack of player immersion.
  6. Feb 28, 2018
    58
    Ultimately, Kingdom Come feels a bit like homework. If the historical setting and focus on realism appeal to you, then the deep gameplay systems and methodical pace are worth learning. If you'd rather be a magic-wielding wizard or the unequivocal hero, on the other hand, the source material will bore you almost instantly.
  7. Feb 21, 2018
    35
    What could have been an intriguing, unique, if somewhat underwhelming RPG is completely crippled by a terrible save system and game-breaking bugs. Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s well-publicized adherence to historical accuracy pays off in its thoughtfully designed landscapes and intriguing combat system, even if its survival-style mechanics fall somewhat flat. It’s just a shame that the more positive qualities are doomed to exist within a game that ended up being unplayable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 90
  2. Negative: 23 out of 90
  1. Jun 5, 2018
    10
    Steep learning curve, realistic enough, engaging story, revolutionary combat, historical accuracy and so much to do in the world. With such aSteep learning curve, realistic enough, engaging story, revolutionary combat, historical accuracy and so much to do in the world. With such a comparably small budget to larger companies, warhorse has created a masterpiece. Definitely worth a buy if you like history, hardcore games, survival games, rpgs or melee combat. If you are not going to stick with it, it will not stick with you. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2018
    10
    Yes, this game has some issues to be worked out but it is a great game. The graphics are insane amazing and game-play is addictive and funYes, this game has some issues to be worked out but it is a great game. The graphics are insane amazing and game-play is addictive and fun and I don't even like to play RPG's. I had an issue with the game and the developers got back with me quickly and helped to diagnose the issue and correct it.
    Give the game a chance, the developers are working hard on getting all the issues fixed promptly.
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  3. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    This game is great. Guys from Warhorse put lots of effort into this game and shows in every single aspect of the game.
  4. Jun 21, 2022
    9
    I love this game played it on ps4 multiple times and now am playing it on Xbox after some time and still a damn good game
  5. Jul 28, 2020
    8
    This game is amazing and is very well optimised for the Xbox. Yes the start can be slow at times but after that hiccup the game becomes anThis game is amazing and is very well optimised for the Xbox. Yes the start can be slow at times but after that hiccup the game becomes an amazing open world experience where your free to do pretty much anything. The levelling is really satisfying and the combat is fun and intuitive. Although learning some controls comes down to reading a bunch of text which a video or some other tutorial would be preferable but the choice is understandable. Lock picking on the other hand is terrible but luckily it’s an open world game so there are other ways of unlocking locks such as pickpocketing. The start does have some redeeming quality’s such as an emotional event (no spoilers) and a rival which in turn made me feel really invested in the story which is also amazing with its character development and voice acting making characters feel like real people. If not for the average start and the lockpicking then this game would be a 10/10. Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2018
    4
    Bugs and an AWFUL save game mechanic ruin what would otherwise be a very solid and hardcore RPG. I just got a refund processed after about theBugs and an AWFUL save game mechanic ruin what would otherwise be a very solid and hardcore RPG. I just got a refund processed after about the fifth time I've had to backtrack over about 45 minutes of already completed gameplay due to bugs and not having a recent save. Expand
  7. Nov 28, 2018
    0
    Broken game, simple as that. If I press the "unlock of target button" and the cursers unlocks on top of the target, so the autolock systemBroken game, simple as that. If I press the "unlock of target button" and the cursers unlocks on top of the target, so the autolock system makes me lock onto the target I just unlocked from, is the worst possible way the programmers could have done this. No locking system would have been preferable to a locking system that just doesn't work.
    Furthermore, when I press the "attack" button, then that action obviously should follow. I understand there is a delay based on skill and other aspects, but even at high levels I still would only have 9/10 attacks registering (attacks being pressing the button). HITTING the target is another issue entirely, one that doesn't make sense all of the time. If my sword goes through somebody, literally through the graphic, and there is zero indication that I landed a hit. When I land a hit, there is sound, recoil, something- anything, but every now and then (often enough to not be an anomaly) my attack will just go THROUGH the NPC (Note this happens most with stabbing).
    Honestly, I'd give the game a 7/10 if it weren't for the autolocking issue. It's that bad on Xbox one, but I've heard it's better on PC.
    When an enemy can recover in the midst of recoiling, and deliver a combo which kills me at full health (NOT REFERENCING THE FIRST CUMAN), then you have a broken game.
    When pressing the "unlock" doesn't do anything but make you lock on again, then you have a broken game.
    WHEN I AM PRESSING THE ATTACK BUTTON AND HENRY REFUSES TO ATTACK THE ENEMY AS THEY RECOIL IN PAIN OR DROP THEIR GUARD EVEN WITH FULL STAMINA IS RIDICULOUS
    KCD isn't a good game, it isn't broken one. Saying it's good despite the brokenness of the game would be akin to saying that Jimmy Carter's presidency was good despite the utter lack of coherent thought during it.
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