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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): Action Adventure, General, Historic, Role-Playing, Action RPG
  • # of players: No Online Multiplayer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 60
  2. Negative: 2 out of 60
  1. Feb 15, 2018
    98
    Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Thankfully, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is not a landslide, a mix of game and reality. It may not capture the appeal of the overall mainstream, but that’s okay. Anyone willing to take a dive into the niche waters of the gaming world, and not afraid of games being unforgiving, should definitely check this out. I love this game. Open your eyes, give this game a try and see.
  2. Feb 25, 2018
    88
    One can't help but feel awe when considering Warhorse Studios' attention to historical detail in recreating 15th century Bohemia. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a truly unique and memorable experience from start to finish, but its hardcore mechanics (that sometimes border on pure LARPing) make it a game that is certainly not for everyone.
  3. Feb 14, 2018
    84
    Kingdom Come is a mess of bugs, and there’s the constant feeling that independent developer Warhorse is biting off more than it can chew. But there’s a charm to its scrappiness, and it does enough interesting stuff that I’m willing to tolerate the creaky framework struggling to prop everything up. It’s one of the most satisfying, rewarding role-playing experiences I’ve enjoyed on PC for a while, but the inconsistent performance and the game’s tendency to completely break does test my patience from time to time.
  4. Feb 13, 2018
    80
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a huge first person GDR that can count on an higher level of immersion when compared with other similar productions. The combat system is amazing and, even if it will take you some hours to handle a sword correctly, all the time will spent will be worth it. A must-have for all fans of open-world RPGs in search of deeper gameplay mechanics.
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    75
    Great story and medieval atmosphere, but with some technical problems, like low frame-rate, graphic pop-ups and improvable artificial intelligence.
  6. Mar 4, 2018
    70
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a fantastic and absolutely frustrating experience. I was treated to a memorable lead character whose agency and development was largely wiped away with a twist late in the game and a collection of incredible gameplay mechanics and quests repeatedly stifled by bugs. Despite its downfalls, though, the good parts of the game are so good.
  7. Feb 13, 2018
    40
    If Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a ton of bug fixing to improve the performance drastically, it could be a hidden gem. It’s clear that the game, despite its grand ambitions, was simply not ready for public consumption. Shimmers of brilliance are there and had it seen more time in the oven, or set its expectations at a more reasonable level, it could have been brilliant and scored significantly higher as a result. Alas, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is another cautionary tale rather than a trend setter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 394
  1. Feb 13, 2018
    10
    This game is basically dream of every hardcore gamer.
    Its visuals and atmosphere are amazing, mechanics are truly unique and very realistic,
    This game is basically dream of every hardcore gamer.
    Its visuals and atmosphere are amazing, mechanics are truly unique and very realistic, and combat, while very very tough, will give you immense satisfaction once you get a grasp on it.
    Survival elements together with limited saves will always keep you tense and worried about your life, every encounter can be deadly, every action might have huge long and short term consequences.
    Its not for everyone though, if you expect handholding, power fantasy elements or completely frustration free experience you should stay off, be warned! This game will punish you, hard and often, but reward is so, so worth it, believe me.
    The game itself is worth it for its grounded based story of common man in hard times, and even though set in medieval times, there are many elements modern people can relate to, making it really captivating experience.
    There are definitely some technical issues so far, but I am certain they will get patched soon.

    Author was external tester with 80+ hours of gametime.
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  2. Feb 15, 2018
    10
    First off, this game is amazing. yes it is still buggy in these early stages but the reality is it rarely takes away from the experience andFirst off, this game is amazing. yes it is still buggy in these early stages but the reality is it rarely takes away from the experience and has only once resulted in a game crash.
    At 2k resolution with graphics on medium to high the game runs great at a steady 60fps making full use of my 1070, 16gig of ram and 17 3770k. I have no doubt that the game could run on max graphics at 60fps at 1080p. Story is amazing and very interesting, characters are likeable. At times lip sync is a bit off but no real issues. Also mod potential will take this game to the next level. It truly is comparable to games like Skyrim and the Witcher 3.
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  3. Apr 7, 2018
    10
    Kingdom Come: Deliverance begins with the fact that Indrich receives from his father, the owner of the smithy, the simplest assignment - toKingdom Come: Deliverance begins with the fact that Indrich receives from his father, the owner of the smithy, the simplest assignment - to run to the market for coal and on the way back grab a cold beer in the inn. But only in the village the hero meets friends-dunce: they call to throw dung in the house of a local peasant for what he said about everything about the king. If you decide to do this after visiting the inn, the beer will heat up during the adventure, and Indrich will receive a scolding from his father. Bleaching can not be avoided and if the drink stays cold, then the main character will snatch for being fooled. Warhorse Studios does not accidentally open the game that way. This worldly sketch on the move makes it clear, according to the rules of the Kingdom Come. We are talking about reckless actions, decisions and responsibilities. About the world and people. About the routine and everyday things that Indrich would have to do. Mediocrity, however, should not be afraid: Deliverance manages everything, even the most common activities can easily be turned into very unexpected game situations. After all, around, dammit, a realistic Middle Ages! From Kingdom Come, and really turned out a real life simulator in Bohemia early XV century. In the prologue to the village of Ingrija, the army of the Hungarian king Sigismund attacks: the hero's parents are killed, and he himself miraculously manages to escape and take cover in the neighboring city. The introduction lasts about three hours, if you do not hurry, and all this time the developers will kindly guide you from one story clip to another. At some point, you might think that the authors will accompany the hero to the finals, but soon Indrijha is released into the open world of one, and he immediately begins to create around himself a great situation after another.
    Will go, say, at night to the cemetery through the forest - in the dark will fall from the hillock, hurt his legs and at the wrong time begin to fall asleep from exhaustion and hunger. Or he decides to make money in an easy way - he will get involved in fisticuffs with the ragamuffin, get his neck, but still he will win and spend all the money he has won for the doctor. Then she will call the lady on a date, but she'll blur out her stupidity, that she saw how Sigismund's people tried to rape her. Or do not blab out - decisions, as well as the choice of lines in dialogs, is always yours. Nevertheless, virtual Bohemia constantly wants to check for strength. See how the NPC will behave if you get into their house. Steal the merchant in the square and offer him the same goods. Then see the guard and with wild eyes run to the city gate. Exhausted and with an innocent look try to pay off a formidable servant pennies that remained after the victory in fisticuffs. Until now, Bohemia has held up well, although once the guard attacked me for no reason - I still did not understand what happened then. In general, Kingdom Come: Deliverance - the most powerful generator of completely insane stories about the ordinary guy from the medieval kingdom. And none of this history would have appeared without the very realism that developers are so proud of. It is clear that in this game you have to sleep and eat, otherwise it will end badly for Indrich. Still in it it is necessary to wash, because because of the dirty or bloodied clothes with the hero will talk absolutely differently - with contempt or mistrust. During those 15 hours that I spent in Kingdom Come, all this realism managed to get bored - especially chips with food and sleep. You can not just go and take the quest - you first need to buy food so that the hero does not die of hunger somewhere in the forest. And sleep will not hurt. On the other hand, in my case, the hatred for these elements quickly left. First, Indrich can learn the perk and increase the time that he can spend without sleep. And secondly, around, dammit, a realistic Middle Ages! I knew what I was signing for. And you know. Therefore, take it as an opportunity to experience a unique experience. Especially since it is so. The main thing is to get used to the most notable manifestation of realism - the combat system. All the characters in the game, including Indzhich, can beat in five directions, prick, block and kick. Stand constantly in the block does not make sense - only endurance to spend. It should be blocked at the time of an enemy strike - and put the unit in the same direction as the blow. The enemy will not come up with an answer: he will easily interrupt the chain of your attacks and poke his sword on Indrijah's face. Therefore, in Deliverance, one must naturally learn to fight: to deceive the enemy, at the last moment to change the direction of the attack. Shoot from the bow is not at all easier, since there is no crosshairs in the game, one has to aim at the eye.
    Any more or less efficient weapons and armor
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  4. Feb 14, 2018
    10
    Yes. This game have lot of bugs and technical issues. But this will fixed with next patches. Gameplay is great, game is not easy (need save,Yes. This game have lot of bugs and technical issues. But this will fixed with next patches. Gameplay is great, game is not easy (need save, but saves cost in game money), story and atmosphere are really great. After fix technical problems this game is top for me. Expand
  5. Feb 20, 2018
    9
    Well, this game has some minor flaws. And my gameplay is strongly affected by my Skyrim experience. Meaning my herbalism skill is on level 15Well, this game has some minor flaws. And my gameplay is strongly affected by my Skyrim experience. Meaning my herbalism skill is on level 15 while all other skills lag on level 3 or 4 :).

    voice acting: generally good, with some minor flaws in side quests. Also, when asking the same thing I gate 100% the same dialog, which can break immersion when misclicking in the dialog menu.

    gameplay: I can say it can be frustrating, especially in the beginning when I can't save as often as I would like. This game punishes you for trying foolish things, and it forces us to repeat tens of minutes again and again when we are caught off guard and our last save was god knows how long ago. BUT, once you get into it, you begin to play more carefully, you don't rush into combat if you don't have to and you begin to care for your life and HP as if it were your own. From this standpoint it is really immersive and I found myself playing this game for 10 hours straight. It can be frustrating, but also, it is quite a lot of fun, especially when you are trying to overpower stronger enemy force while being a filthy peasant :D.

    performance: playing on laptop with nVidia 4GB VRAM video card and 8 GB RAM with i7 processor. Everything set on high and no noticeable fps drop.

    general feel: I think it was worth my money, I found myself laughing quite a few times when the situations were generally funny. I was able to loot the corpses of my parents and I got to execute the executioner :D. But I did not finish the story yet, so maybe it sucks at the end, who knows.
    I found only two bugs so far, one when loading a game, bodies are stuck in default skeleton position for few seconds before proper positions for them are loaded, and in some dialogs, voice disappeared. Other than that, I would say a good game.

    general cons: Can't play female character, but that is understandable. Medieval times ant stuff. I survived not playing female in Witcher, I can survive it here. No character creation options, I have to look as the developers want me to look. But that is the same argument as with Witcher. IT is frustrating to target flowers to pick, I have to aim 100% accurately.
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  6. Feb 20, 2018
    7
    it is a beautiful realistic masterpiece but i cannot rate it any higher as it is ridden with bugs and it feels like a lot of the mechanicsit is a beautiful realistic masterpiece but i cannot rate it any higher as it is ridden with bugs and it feels like a lot of the mechanics work against you Expand
  7. Apr 6, 2018
    0
    Игра, безусловно, имеет огромный потенциал! Невероятная атмосфера средневековья .
    Отличный сюжет в игре! Конечно это не ведьмак - задавший
    Игра, безусловно, имеет огромный потенциал! Невероятная атмосфера средневековья .
    Отличный сюжет в игре! Конечно это не ведьмак - задавший темп остальным играм и повысил планку качества игр.
    Но !
    1.Неоптимизированная графика, которая страшно лагает на средних даже комьютерах.
    2.Неоптемизированные квесты, которые как бы могут проходиться разными путяни. НО на деле все гораздо сложнее. Очень большое количество квестов - которые крешатся и вылетают.
    Вариативность в игре - это несомененно + но когда нельзя реализовать ее в полной мере, то это уже проблема .
    3.Боевая система система проработа не очень хорошо . Я понимаю разработчиков . Они упор сделали на пеший ближний бой - дабы собрать максимальное впечатления от игры.
    Возможность выбора тактик против целей "↑ → ⇙ ∘" и подобный ей - абсолютно не работает против всех практически бронированных целей в латных доспехах и особенно со щитами. Обмануть противникак становится непосильной задачей и все попытки сводятся к нулю.
    4. Звуковое сопровождение кажется не плохим ! Но это в первые пару часов. Потом музыка становится очень однообразной.
    5. Навык алхимия Абсолютно невостребован. Так как имеет очень сложную по рамкам игр систему прокачивания.
    Вывод. Игра отняла огромное количество времени на огромное количество баганых квестов которые так и не были пройдены изза багов.
    И общая оценка - Очень негативная -
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