King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga.
User reviews: Very Positive (386 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2012

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Valhalla Armor Set: These unique in-game items are an armor set the hero can collect in the course of their journeys. Combined together these artifacts give additional a strong boost to the character’s attributes.
Digital artwork and wallpapers. Digital bonuses: Ultra-high resolution artwork depicting an epic battle of Olaf and the Valkyries against undead hordes, and wallpapers available in all popular desktop resolutions.

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January 12

Ice and Fire DLC updated to version 1.3

1. Poison effect canceling for lizards is shown in the battle log correctly now.
2. Two stacks of troops under Invisible Link effect will no longer damage each other continuously until it wears off (now the second stack will get damaged once).
3. Necro-Lyakush in Marshan Swamp now sells Worms.*
4. One NPC in Ice Gardens and one in Grotland now can sell troops.*
5. Now you can't get more than one Alucard artifact and it recharges slightly faster.*
6. Shops in Island, Grotland and Tungsinn are slightly altered.*
7. Contrabandist in Isterreng sells maps to Freedom Islands if you complete the quest about pickaxes.*
8. Crafting items using schematics costs a correct amount of resources.*
9. Now you have an option of not using allies help in final battles even if you have them.
10. Your magic book will not be erased in final battles if you choose to not to accept your allies help.*
11. Diplomacy skill affects undead.
12. You need to defeat less heroes to get higher tiers of the 'Headhunter' medal.
13. If you have Crown equipped and receive a level up you will get a message telling you which bonus Rune you've got (it is shown in level up window along with other Runes you receive during level up).
14. Necromancers can raise killed Jotuns as Black Knights.
15. You can still access the castle in Verlon Wasteland after defeating its lord.*
16. More troops are available for hire at Orc shops in Freedom Islands.*

Unfortunately, points marked with * symbol require starting a new game.

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Русский язык:

1. Исправлена ошибка, из-за которой ящеры ошибочно выводили яд из организма без сообщения об этом в лог боя.
2. Исправлена ситуация, при которой 2 отряда с эффектом Невидимая Связь будучи замкнутыми друг на друга получали урон по циклу, пока на заканчивалась длительность эффекта. Теперь урон вторым отрядом будет получен только 1 раз.
3. У некро-лякуша в Моршанских Топях теперь продаются Черви. *
4. Добавлены магазины для персонажей Хэдвиг (Ледяные Сады) и Букля (Гротланд). *
5. Больше не может быть доступно к получению более 1 Алукарда. Также, артефакт теперь заряжается чуточку быстрее. *
6. Слегка подкорректированы магазины на Исланде, Гротланде и Тунгсине. *
7. У контрабандиста на Истерренге можно купить карты на Острова свободы после квеста "Кирки для конторы". *
8. Предметы, создаваемые по чертежам, для своего изготовления теперь забирают корректное количество ресурсов, согласно описанию. *
9. В финальных боях можно отказаться от помощи союзников, даже если они есть.
10. Книга магии в случае отказа от помощи союзников в финальных боях не очищается. *
11. На войска нежити распространяется навык "Дипломатия".
12. Снижено требование по количеству побеждённых героев для получения старших уровней медали "Охотник за головами".
13. При получении уровня и экипированном предмете "Корона Совершенства" теперь появляется сообщение, в котором показано, какую конкретно бонусную Руну получил игрок. Сообщение носит исключительно информативный характер - на экране получения уровня эта Руна даётся вместе с остальными - суммировать её с полученными Рунами не нужно.
14. Убитые Йотуны поднимаются Некромантами в виде Чёрных Рыцарей.
15. В Варлонской Пустоши теперь остаётся доступным замок нежити даже после победы над его хозяином. *
16. Обновлены магазины орков на Островах Свободы, доступно больше существ для найма. *

Пункты, отмеченные символом * требуют начала новой игры для корректной работы.

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About This Game

King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga. The new tale takes place in the familiar world of Endoria featured in the previous games, but begins in the Viking lands, which the celebrated hero Bill Gilbert never visited during his famous quest in King’s Bounty: The Legend.

The Mighty Olaf, son of the Konung of Northlings, has dedicated his life to battling the undead who have infested the northern lands of Endoria. He seeks to liberate the snowy wastes, dwarven dungeons, and the very heart of Endoria, the kingdom of Darion itself, from the dark grip of necromancy. On his quest towards immortal glory he will encounter cunning foes and new friends, hard battles and amazing adventures.

Key Features

  • The unique race of furious Vikings, as well as new neutral creatures;
  • New main hero - Olaf the Viking;
  • Valkyries! Five magnificent warrior maidens accompany Olaf, which he can call up during battle by expending his Rage points;
  • Improved skill tree and new unique talents;
  • New awards that grant special benefits;
  • Additional battle spells and a completely new magic school - Runic Magic;
  • Modified battle system based on the use of Runes;
  • Chant - a unique ability of the Skald class which can turn a likely defeat into an overwhelming victory;
  • The ability to forge new items;
  • Full Steam services integration, including Steam Cloud, Achievements and Leaderboard.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:2.6 GHz and better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia GeForce 6600 with 128 Mb VRAM or similar AMD card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compliant
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:3 GHz and better
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia or AMD card with 512 Mb VRAM or more
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compliant
    • OS:OSX 10.7 (Lion) and above
    • Processor:2 GHz Intel CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:nVidia or AMD card with 256 Mb VRAM or more
    • Hard Drive:8 GB HD space
    • Additional:15" or larger screen is recommended.
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
fun and easy going game to pass dead time and just play without cares:D
its not complex but his simplecity is what make it fun. you have stratgy and turn based action game for old heros of might and magic lovers
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
88.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Excellent game. The entire series is one of my all time favorites.

Essense of the game play is to Gather creatures as an army and fight an opponent with their army in a turn based hex grid. Has some extra gaming features by the addition of the Valkyries and Runes compared to prior King's bounty games. Has three skill trees to build your character thereby offering replayability, similar to prior King's bounty games. Some skills remain, some have changed.

Has numerous achievements to drive towards if you're that way inclined.

Takes about 80-100 hours to play it through to completion doing most quests.

Gold is easy to come by, so buy all equipment/artifacts. destroy for crystals or feed to the valkyries to raise their level.
Make sure you have the Valkyries all at level 3 before entering Demonis otherwise you have to play again to get that achievement. Also to get to level 70 you can't allow the Elf troups to become Neutral in the second act (so avoid going to Rezo in Arcania until you've cleaned them out) otherwise even with the skill that gives 15% extra experience you still won't get to it. (I finished the game at level 66 and quite simply there was nothing left to fight).



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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
188.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I really really liked this one. Seems as the culmination of the efforts in the series.
It felt slow at first, and the expansion really got things going.

Pitty you have to start from scrtch with it but it ramps up really fast
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
139.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Excellent turn based game. If you haven't played the Kings's Bounty games before I'd recommend getting to know the game, then playing it on "Impossible" difficulty. You'll get >100 hours of gameplay. Even on this setting, the game is quite easy towards the end. Buy it and play it, it's a great game!
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
64.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I recomend this game for all strategic lowers, who like games like HoMM and other step by step strategic. Super relax after long working day, when swith on your Kings of Bounty.

Question to all game monsters. About equipment. What is given equipment if you can read there, what shield for example is for dvarfs or shield for human? Whats changes?
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51 of 61 people (84%) found this review helpful
139.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
I really love King's Bounty games from Katauri; they are quite good and very funny.

Sadly, I must say that "Warriors of the North" is heavily bugged, and this is unacceptable, considering that the game has been released in 2012. This means that in more then 1 year Katauri hasn't fixed all the bugs that afflict this (otherwise) very good game.

To help them, I want to report the main issues:
1) in Merlassar, when you enter the Pirate cave and win 1 fight, the "Victory music" goes crazy and goes on continuesly;
2) the Spell "Avenger Angel" doesn't work: a lot of times, it makes only 1 POINT damage!
3) everytime I cast "Justice" spell, the game crashes before performing it;
4) there are random crashes to desktop;
5) everytime you use the "Catapult Goblin", and in particular when you activate its ability with the static bomb, making it explodes, the game crashes to desktop.

So, I really ask to Katauri to correct the game.

Once they will do that, it will be a very good game.
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45 of 55 people (82%) found this review helpful
372.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
I sometimes feel like the King's Bounty games were made with me in mind. I will be the first to admit that I am NOT "the brightest bulb on the tree." But even I can easily win these games (on easy.) And what fun is it to play a game that you can't win? (Okay. Some people, like "my brother the genius" play on impossible just to see what it is like. And seem to enjoy it. But for the rest of us...?)
I have read some reviews of WOTN that complain about the reuse of certain maps from TL. (King's Bounty - The Legend. Two games back.) That seems spurious to me. It takes place in the same world, just a few years later in time. And the very few maps that are the same have all been altered by time and the ravages of war.
The only complaints I have are: 1- Many of the troops look the same and have the same names that they did in previous games but their powers and abilities are changed. And 2- there are a LOT of side and main-line quests that require sailing or running back and forth between world-map areas. (Most with very minor rewards for completion.)
Still, it is an enjoyable game and one that I will replay at least a few times so it is well worth the price - now that most of the glitches have been ironed out. (When buying a game from 1C it is a good idea to wait a year after the initial release.)

Update: (Jan 24, 2014) During my second play-through, about 2/3 of the way through the game and one of the manditory fights keeps crashing on me. This MAY get fixed when the new expansion comes out... BUT... I now say -- Only purchase this if you feel lucky. 1c's support isn't especially good either.

Fire and Ice Expansion: F&I adds some new areas and some new enemies, but it is basically more of the same... except more frustrating.
The frustration comes in three forms. First, it crashes without warning more often. So..., it's a pain, but it's also a good idea to save after (or before) each battle. Or at least every other one so you don't have so many re-do fights.
The second source of frustration is that now you don't get your flying horse until much later in the game. Why is that frustrating? Not because you can't avoid unwanted battles, they are mostly all winable anyway. It is because of ALL those "traveling quests." The ones where you have to go back and forth from one side of an island to the other several times for very little reward. (A few bucks and even fewer experience points.) Before you could fly up and go straight... now you either have to wind back and forth through the maze of trails, OR as i did, put them off until after you get the horse. (You pretty much have to revisit most of the islands several times anyway.)
The third is the difficulity in finding enough of any one (well 5 actually) troop. This is even worse in F&I than WOTN, because they have added a leveling up system for troops which gives a BIG incentive to keeping the same ones throughout. But is a half full troop at it's maximum level better than a full compliment at lower?
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Bottom line: F&I adds a few more hours of play time, and if you liked the game before you will probably like the expansion. (But I have become bored with all the meaningless back and forth between Islands quests. It feels like most were added just to make the game longer, not better.)

So... while I DO like and recommend this game F&I is my least favorite of the King's Bounty games.

If you care, they run from favorite to least favorite: 1- Armoured Princess 2- The Legend 3- Crossworlds (the expansion of AP suffers from the same problems as F&I) 4 - WOTN and 5- F&I
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64 of 93 people (69%) found this review helpful
135.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11, 2014
As of July 2014, the DLC areas have quest bugs which prevent you from continuing the main DLC questline. So you're paying for something where you get blocked from accessing half the content.

Game also has fairly frequent desktop crashes.

Buy if you enjoy throwing money into a fire.
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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
The best entry in legendary 'King's Bounty' series - and probably even the best turn-based strategy in Steam!

Pros:
- Humor! Read all the dialogues, and you will be rewarded.
- Length! Expect to spend 50 hours to finish the campaign. Not many games could deliver that.
- Balance! Each race features its set of units with both variety to enjoy and optimal tactics to determine. Besides, the game is easy at 'Easy' level and hard at 'hard'. It may sound too obvious, but again, such a level of gameplay comfort could not be seen too often today.

Cons:
- Bugs! Well, there was an awful lot of them when I played the game for the first time after it was released in 2012. Most bugs are corrected now, of course. Still, some minor issues remain, one achievement is not obtainable without cheating, and - the worst of all - a lot of crashes happens. Save your game often!
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
73.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2012
Any fan of the modern "King's Bounty" series would probably be highly interested in new iterations of the popular franchise. And what's there not to be excited with? Tactical battles of great depth, a vast variety of class skills and spells, cute and comprehensive visual style... But several hours in, you'll inevitably discover that "Warriors of the North" made next to none progress since its grand predecessor, "Crossworlds".

Sure, no one was expecting an overhauled engine, revamped graphics or a lot of completely new assets. But the rest of the series' games already set up a quality plank high enough to raise our expectations to the appropriate level. What did we get in the end? A fairly bland story about vikings fighting undead (tons of undead... gargantuan armies of undead) throughout several isles and continents without any particular variance. Don't hold your breath for amazing plot twists or engaging discoveries, there simply aren't any. You can expect to meet some familiar faces from the previous chapters, but then again, takes time to even get to that point.

But the plot never was the reason we love "King's Bounty", right? The REAL reason was always the tactical battles - oh, that hex-based warfare, with every unit having his/her own unique capabilities, stats, affinities... And those things are still there - in fact, you can expect a whole new race of vikings with their own synergy and special perks. But this brings us to another problem - there's a certain lack of sources of creatures that belong to any other faction. Good luck finding enough spawn points to raise your own army of vampires or dragons or whatnot. Most likely you'll have to stick with one and the same setup throughout the major portion of "WotN".

What's even worse, the game is long... in the worst sense of the word. There are games that constantly challenge you, give you new tasks and make you think out of the box. "WotN" is not of these games. It's pretty much a grindfest, for the lack of better word. When embarking on the glorious journey to cleanse your land of evil, be prepared to hack and slash your way through 700+ generic enemy armies that only differ in size. Yes, sometimes you'll meet hostile heroes, but don't hope to have a nice chat with them - most of the time it's going to be yet another bleak fight that'll take 10-15 minutes if your life before you can continue to the next pointless skirmish... Of approximately 80 hours of gameplay, 90% is extremely mind-numbing experience. Power your way through if you want, but keep in mind that in the end, it's not your wits that will bring you victory, but only your sheer stubborness to finish the damn thing.

Good features include a new utilitarian school of magic with some fairly curious ways of use (refer to guides, there are pretty good ones in the corresponding section at the moment), new artifacts (can never have enough artifacts... right?), new units (the aforementioned viking race, which you'll have to stick with for as long as the game lasts) and a new companions system (different from the previous chapters, which is good in itself, but not very interesting for my personal taste, since it limits your abilities to combine items equipped by your main character and by his current companion).

All in all, "WotN" is a typical case of "more of the same", with a huge accent on "same". Only buy if you are sick to death from replaying "The Legend" and "Crossworlds". Although in that case, I'd rather recommend you to explore a fan mod "Red Sands" for "Crossworlds", which improves on the original in several ways and provides enough content to warrant a full re-play.
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2013
For me, this is not a sequel sadly, but a really good expansion for one of the greatest franchise in the gaming history
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
63.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Highly entertaining SLG, personal feeling better qualities than Heroes series.
Part of the story if you look carefully, there are many bright spots, some of the quests are also very funny.
Display gives a very comfortable feeling, five Valkyries are awesome beauties of Russian girl style.
High musical quality, it will not be bored listening to for a long time.
Game difficulty is not high, so everyone like SLG should have a try!
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54 of 91 people (59%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
In it's current form, I just can't recommend this latest iteration of King's Bounty. There are too many issues that take away from the enjoyment of the game, and that doesn't include some of the gamebreaking bugs.

- Missing sounds during battles
- Poor grammar and font spacing
- Same music as Crossworlds
- Most units are the same as Crossworlds/Armored Princess
- Acheivements that don't work
- Spells that don't work right
- Boring back-and-forth fetching missions that don't really add anything to the game
- Very, very little new added to the game

Some of these items seem trivial, I understand that, but they start adding up over time making the game trudgery more than anything. 1C markets this as the next chapter of the series, and I guess that would be accurate as like any book, a chapter is more of the same story adding only a little bit of anything new. However, I wouldn't pay 2nd edition price for another chapter of a book and shouldn't have had to pay full-price for Crossworlds wrapped up in a different marketing package with bad editing.

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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
What a nice surprise. A delightful mix of turn based strategic combat, magic, adventure, questing, and rpg elements reminiscent of the HOMM series. Cast spells and/or crush your opponents with brute force or overwhelming numbers. There are tons of options available to aspiring Viking warriors. The game world is very colorful, scenic and alive with monsters, npcs, temples, shrines, caves and resources that you can interact with. All of which make it very easy to immerse yourself into this fantasy world.

I'm really looking forward to finishing this one and playing the others in the series as well. Solid title!!!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2014
I absolutely love the King's Bounty series. This game is no exception. However, this is the first game in the series that I have played that has been riddled with bugs. The game crashes frequently so remember to save often! I actually had the game freeze up in the final battle and had to start over. Very aggravating! However, these bugs did not stop me from spending 50 plus hours with the game. Overall - a very enjoyable experience despite the annoying bugs!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
100.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19, 2014
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is a fantastic title to anyone interested in turn based strategy games. Much like Heroes, you travel across lands building up an army and then use said army to fight in a grid based system, with many different combinations to swap between.

Unlike heroes you don't have a base though, but more tend to visit other castles to do your recruting, where some might greet you warmly whilst others turn around and attack you as you draw closer. The game is very extensive, and has plenty of content for its asking price, doing almost all of the sidemissions (One bugged), I clocked in at about 100 hours, which might seem like a drag to some, but I can honestly say I was never bored.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
56.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13, 2013
Fabulous Turnbased mix between Strategy and RPG :))))))
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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
112.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2014
Shameful expansion. Crashes continuously througout the new content, and breaks quests and adds drudgery to the old content by putting the pegasus hours out of reach.

A spell the lizardmen cast reliably drops to desktop. Saving after every fight isn't enough.

Even with a patch, which I wouldn't expect for this miserable cashgrab, it still would be a step down from an already pretty dissapointing retread.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
7/10
I like this series but have to say its boring after several hours' gameplay,whats more, the game lacks mods and skills and the ways to show them to players.

And,a bit more crashes make me mad,especially in the late period of the game.Its more than 2 years and still cant be fixed???
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
158.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Most amazing and broken KB yet. Considering that your units level up.. all the way to lv 10 is amazing. Now that dark side is out.. I can not play it. My units are so weak. I had a army of all lv 10 deamons in this game and smashed face... no other KB will be the same after this.
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