Heritage of Kings The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay.
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Very Positive (66 reviews) - 84% of the 66 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 8, 2005

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About This Game

Heritage of Kings The Settlers is a world-building strategy game with fully rendered 3D visuals and unavoidably addictive gameplay. Players can dive into a detailed medieval world offering a unique mix of RTS and simulation gameplay. A fully functioning community can be created, new advancements can be discovered, and enemy forces will be repelled!
Features:
  • 20 medieval missions challenge players to create their own realm by conquering seven fantastic kingdoms and retrieving the Orb of Power.
  • Dynamic weather and seasons have a direct impact on gameplay.
  • Manage more than 70 types of intelligent inhabitants.
  • An exciting combat system with upgradeable RPG elements, including enhanced abilities, weapons, and technologies.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: A 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista-compatible computer system
    • Processor: Pentium III or AMD Athlon 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 32 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant graphics card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant card
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free hard disk space
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection with 64 kbps Kbps upstream or faster
    • *Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 2 / 3 / 4/ FX / 6 families, ATI Radeon 8500/ 9000 / X families
      Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported.
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: A 100% Windows 2000/XP/Vista-compatible computer system
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c-compliant graphics card
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compliant card
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free hard disk space
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection with 128 kbps Kbps upstream or faster
    • *Supported Video Cards: NVIDIA GeForce 2 / 3 / 4/ FX / 6 families, ATI Radeon 8500/ 9000 / X families
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
The Settlers series are one of the greatest strategy series i've played when i was a little kid.

Recently i thought i would take a look at the series again and buy a few games that i used to play for a couple 100 hours but sadly enough steam only sells a few games of The Settlers series. When you buy this game play atleast 6 campains before you decide to stop since the first 3/4 campains have a lot of explanation about the game and it goes pretty slow without a lot of fighting against big armies.

Heritage of Kings is a strategy game that plays in the middle ages.

The game tells you the story about the caracter called Dario, as he attempts to regain his land and regains his rightly trone. As a lost prince of the campain story he has to prove to the settlers that he is a good prince by defeating the evil forces. In addition to the spearman, archers, swordsman, calvery and cannoners he can recruit , he can also have company from certain heros later on in the game. Dario, Pilgrim, Salim, Erec, Ari, and Helias all have special ability's where they can fight with one can call bandits the other one can throw down bombs or even heal people etc.

You start up a campain with atleast 1 hero and 4 serfs. The serfs can build and repair buildings or can mine anc cut down threes you also have the option to give them weapons to defind your castle when you do not have enough troops.
There are 5 resources in the game wood,clay,stone,iron and sulfur there is also a currency.
Aside from wood to gain resourses you have to build mines on top of a deposit. Now you have new settlers working for you, you also have to build a place for them to eat and sleep else they will leave your village. You can also research in a college so you can upgrade your buildings and make new buildings where you for example create a army.

Pro's
- Great graphics for an old game
- Great storyline
- Fun game
- You can do whatever you want with a few guide lines

Con's
- No multiplayer besides Lan
- repetitive voice acting
- It's not a game that you play hunderds of hours
- Sometimes you have to wait a long time for resourses
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2015
This game is my childhood
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
The campaigns are very nice, however, I cannot recommend this game to others, since its replayability as RTS game is very, VERY poor.

Once you complete the game, you have nothing left to do - literraly. There are few skirmish missions, however there is NO skirmish AI, or generated maps/encounters - each mission is heavily scripted, and keeps on repeating simple tactics.

I really loath a good skirmish mode in this game, but there is none.

Also, none of the expansions are available via Steam.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Though this game has quite outdated graphics, I quite like it. I didn't play it in my childhood like most people who would buy this, but even without nostalgia it's a really good game. The only thing that irks me is that you can't speed up the game, and you have to sit around waiting for resources to come in quite a lot because of that.

I'd still give the game a 7.5/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The Settlers heritage of kings is another installment of "The settlers" game series but still stands out to me as one of the best.

With a fully fledged campaign both challenging and rewarding it really gives you something to build up to and really try to work and finish. This game not only has that element but has many scenarios to play against AI and also the ability to play a LAN game with friends (Only steam copies work with other steam copies, sadly).

Overall although this game may be over 10 years old it still stands out to me as challenging as it is interesting to play. Great game!
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