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  • Summary: The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense,The hit RPG returns! From the minds of the bestselling author R.A. Salvatore, spawn creator Todd mcfarlane, and Elder Scrolls IV: oblivion lead designer Ken rolston, comes kingdoms of amalur: re-reckoning. Remastered with stunning visuals and refined gameplay re-reckoning delivers intense, customizable RPG combat inside a sprawling game world. Uncover the secrets of amalur, from the vibrant city of rathir to the vast region of dalentarth to the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns. Rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war and control the keys to immortality as the first Warrior ever to be resurrected from the grips of death.

    * Build the ideal character for the most intense combat, choosing from a countless combinations of skills, abilities, weapons and pieces of armor
    * The revolutionary destiny system allows you to continuously evolve your character class to your style of play
    * Seamlessly Integrate magical and melee attacks as you take on scores of enemies in grand fight sequences and finish them Off with brutal fate shift kills
    * Extend your experience in amalur with all DLC from the original release, from teeth of naros to Legend of Dead kel and more!
    * Hundreds of hours of RPG play await! Travel from the vibrant city of rathir, to the vast region of dalentarth, and the grim dungeons of the brigand Hall caverns as you uncover the secrets of amalur!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 30, 2020
    90
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is a necessary remastering of one of the best RPGs of the last 15 years.
  2. Sep 29, 2020
    80
    Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning brings you back to a magical world. The game has been polished to bring it to 2020. This succeeded for the better part of it. The game looks good overall but here and there the aging is still visible pretty clearly. For 40 euros you still get a hell of a RPG with more than 40 hours of story, all of the DLC and next to that a lot of side missions, tons of weapons and more. Also, there is a new DLC on it's way for the game slated in 2021. That makes this more than worth the buy.
  3. Sep 27, 2020
    78
    A solid remaster of a good RPG, with great combat mechanics and interesting lore, but with several problems inherited from the original game. A game suited more to newcomers to the game, while the ones who already played it won't find many reasons to replay it.
  4. Sep 8, 2020
    70
    Let it be said, Kingdoms of Amalur remains an excellent action RPG, sometimes endless, even in 2020, but the work of remastering the title should have gone beyond the detail stage to really do justice to one of the excellent universes of the early 2010s.
  5. 70
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is certainly starting to show its age, but the game still offers some great combat and a deep, high-fantasy world. If you’re looking for an expansive RPG to get stuck into, you could certainly do worse than Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, as long as you keep your expectations in check.
  6. Sep 28, 2020
    68
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning is the safe Fable and Oblivion fusion we remember from all those years ago, but it is a little too familiar, and inexplicably has numerous game-breaking bugs and technical hang-ups, despite the lack of truly awe-inspiring presentation or technical requirements. Nevertheless, it is a fun but safe RPG with wonderful combat, great crafting, and repetitive staple RPG quests and gameplay loops. But ultimately, if you still have the original and your Xbox 360, it is not worth it.
  7. Oct 13, 2020
    55
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is the story of marketable talent crafting a competent—if flawed—RPG in 2012; Re-Reckoning is that same story hastily repackaged in 2020 and resold at an overinflated price point.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    THQ seemingly did everything right with this re release. They didnt call it a "Remaster or Remake" to manage expectations, They didnt chargeTHQ seemingly did everything right with this re release. They didnt call it a "Remaster or Remake" to manage expectations, They didnt charge full price. They kept the art and assets the same to be true to the original. They got the maximum performance for every console including 60 FPS and Full True 4K on the XB1X. AND YET THERE IS STILL "OFF COURSE" OUTRAGE!!!!! Modern gaming consumers man!, its just a cycle of outrage instigated on You Tube Spreed to the Audience then to Twitter and back to another You
    Tube video, just a cycle of people looking to create or be out raged, This is why we cant have nice things.
    This re release was made for consoles the PC game all ways looked good because games scale with PC hardware, so you wont see much difference. On PS3 and 360 this game was 720p at 30FPS, you can now play it at true 4K 60 fps on the 1X and 1440p 60FPS on PS4 pro and 1080P 60 FPS on base consoles, this is a massive upgrade, IF you cant understand those number than you wont understand just how amazing they are.
    Yes the art and assets are the same, thankfully because the character models in the original game are more attractive than the character models in modern games made today, thanks to political pandering. Yes the animation looks dated but this isnt a full priced release and re animating 1000s of characters would have made the project way to costly to risk.
    Its meant as a performance upgrade so modern console gamers can experience this amazing game. After the cry baby reception that the game has received for not completely over hauling everything, and them not spending 500 m on this risky project dont expect many more of histories hidden gems to be brought to the new platforms. Its just to much of a risk with today's entitled modern You Tuber community and their hungry for out rage audience.
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  2. Oct 14, 2020
    9
    I understand that people seemed to expect more from this remaster, but to me that played the 360 version in back compat on xbox one X, andI understand that people seemed to expect more from this remaster, but to me that played the 360 version in back compat on xbox one X, and never ended it because of the low resolution on a 4K TV that strained my eyes, this is exactly what I was waiting for. Looks a lot better than the 360 version no doubt and although you can still tell it is an older game, in my opinion it still holds its own today.
    I wish there were more games like this. Developers these days only seem to care about graphics and not a whole lot more, this game has a nice story, amazing combat and interesting locations to explore. Can't recommend it enought for lovers of RPG's.
    It was and still is an amazing game.
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  3. Sep 10, 2020
    9
    To the people who say the Xbox 360 version looks the same, I say you have not played that version for a while. 4K/60 FPS makes this feel likeTo the people who say the Xbox 360 version looks the same, I say you have not played that version for a while. 4K/60 FPS makes this feel like a much better version of the original game. The colors in the new version also "pop" a lot more than the old version (HDR maybe?). It was ahead of its time upon release and the gameplay has stood the test of time. The combat makes this one of the most "fun" RPGs I have played in some time. The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because the Day 1 patch came out on Day 2 so I lost 3 1/2 hours of game play playing on Day 1 ( I deleted my saves because they are not compatible with new patch). Besides this snag, I am glad I picked this game up and I am having a lot of fun with it. Expand
  4. Dec 22, 2020
    7
    Another average at worst, solid at best game. I played this back when it first released because it came with armor from Mass Effect, in turnAnother average at worst, solid at best game. I played this back when it first released because it came with armor from Mass Effect, in turn Mass Effect had Kingdoms of Amalur armor as well.
    The best way to describe this game is....Fable but good. Now I know there will be some Fable fanboy that lose their mind. I've played Fable 1-3 and I found them to be meh games. Amalur plays similar to the Fable franchise, but has everything for the most part that Fable lacks.

    With that said, it's still a middle of the pack RPG. It's nothing special.
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  5. Sep 9, 2020
    5
    If you enjoyed the original then you know what to expect otherwise this is a very lazy port. Options still have the 360 controller layout soIf you enjoyed the original then you know what to expect otherwise this is a very lazy port. Options still have the 360 controller layout so you can tell no love went into this. Also, none of the achievements work, unlike the PS4 version. Recommend waiting for a sale THQ Nordic should put in a little more effort but we know they won't. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2020
    4
    They really didn't do much in this port. If you have the "old" version you're not missing out.
  7. Sep 15, 2020
    1
    Poor remaster of a decent game, that wasn't needed.
    Fully priced and with different editions for more possible moneygain.
    Serves no purpose
    Poor remaster of a decent game, that wasn't needed.
    Fully priced and with different editions for more possible moneygain.
    Serves no purpose being here, other than being yet again a product of the industry this day and age, where unnecessary remasters are produced for easy profits for the least needed creativity and resources. They do it, because a portion of people allow them to do it.
    That it was rushed for easy, fast money shows, because, while some bugs of the old version were fixed, in this one, new ones have arisen. That's how "remaster" practices of games that don't need them often go these days. Rush them out as fast as possible, make the money. New problems? We'll see if we can patch em out later, IF we feel like it.

    Only buy it at the most now, if a hardcore fan that wants to play through the same thing again, with minor improvements, fixes, and some new problems.
    The changes aren't big enough to warrant a full price buy for newcomers. Certainly not with the new problems. Best wait for a sale at the very least, and the specifics of what this oncoming dlc will be. Because right now, only the title and "somewhere in 2021" of this dlc has been announced, they're hoping enough to get more people to throw money at them. AND naturally this day and age, a good enough "reason" to create an even more expensive edition. Because the standard full priced version of an old game isn't enough to give people this dlc, no, no, give more money and you'll get it with this 2nd edition. Just sad to see how easily publishers can play with a lot of people. Very sad.
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