King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga.
User reviews: Very Positive (289 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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Includes 5 items: King's Bounty: The Legend, King's Bounty: Armored Princess, King's Bounty: Crossworlds, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North, King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Ice and Fire

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May 20

Ice and Fire DLC - Major Update

By the way, the Early Access of the upcoming King's Bounty: Dark Side is live!

Ice and Fire DLC changes and improvements
1. Zero damage error (and possible crash) caused by using Chain of Chance item and receiving a critical damage has been fixed.
2. Prices of many items were increased.
3. AI controlled Elders will no longer attempt to use Confusion ability when there are no valid targets and the error message won't appear anymore.
4. Adrenalin distributes between orc units correctly when using Justice spell. Crash that could happen because of this is fixed.
5. Book of Evil random spell won't inflict an additional damage anymore.
6. Goblin rage ability pushes enemy units correctly now.
7. Orc Hunters will correctly use their Net ability now.
8. Droids' Creature projector ability has been improved.
9. Runes for experience received by units will be granted correctly now.
10. The dialog with King Rinolyar in Brother forgiveness quest now appears correctly (new game required).
11. Mana Source spell cast by enemy Sun Fairies won't give player an additional mana bonus.
12. Necroenergy ability description corrected.
13. Ice crystals created by Snow Falcons will no longer appear in hexes occupied by energy bonuses.
14. Energy bonuses spell can no longer be cast on enemy units.
15. Snowflake Fairies can't create ice crystals in hexes occupied by energy bonuses anymore.
16. Archmage Rezo won't sell items before Elves arrival (new game required).
17. After completing the Undershore Brotherhood quest a new NPC appears not far away from the place where the quest is given. This NPC offers new items.
18. Squelch assassination quest becomes unavailable if player gives Bogis the quest item.
19. Inaccessibility of the Lost Ship on the Western Freedom Island fixed. Shop added.
20. Error with Suppress some Lizard items fixed.
21. Several items rebalanced. Decreased level of efficiency for some items affecting archers.
22. Avengers’ Vengeance feature efficiency decreased. From now it inflicts 10% of the last damage inflicted by the target unit (previously it was 20%). The unit doesn’t inflict additional damage in melee combat.
23. Incorrect message in the battle log about canceling of active unit effects after an attack of Skeleton archers using Black Arrow ability is fixed. Similar bug with other creatures is also fixed.
24. Chance of a critical hit from abilities is decreased. Basic probability of a critical hit (if morale of a unit is 0) equals 50% of its current critical hit ability. Max probability of a critical hit while using an ability is 80% from the current critical hit level.
25. Target selection for Black Arrow ability of Skeleton archers has been improved.
26. Quest for killing the undead Frogus will cancel correctly if you choose such an option in dialog.
27. Reward received for completion of Lost Companion and The Owl Tower quests has been increased (new game required).
28. Killing Gutar Dodger during the The Driller quest will no longer affect the state of Vitamins for the Miners quest.
29. Trolls and Jotuns will correctly receive a bonus from Drill item now.
30. The error with excess Owls received during The Owl Tower quest has been fixed (new game required).
31. Valhalla Messenger medal requirements has been lowered.
32. An error caused by runes received by creatures for experience has been fixed.
33. Goblin catapulters target selection improved.

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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

PC
Mac
    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
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
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???
Posted: September 30
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84.0 hrs on record
As a fan of the KB games I was able to enjoy the game at first, but the quantity of bugs in this game, especially those connected to achievements really was frustrating. In my opinion is Crossworlds still the better game.
Posted: October 19
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157.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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163.9 hrs on record
Despite some bugs, it's the best in its genre since Heroes of Might and Magic 2. Lots of depth and fun, with many different approaches to win. Would love to see a sci-fi version of this game (with aliens, robots, spaceships, etc).
Posted: October 20
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45.7 hrs on record
For all heroes of M&M out there, it's heroes but with one huge storyline, and a real RPG system behind.

Big fan.
Posted: September 28
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53.9 hrs on record
great turn based game. Simplistic game play. easy to follow. A great play.
Posted: October 2
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
135.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: July 11
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
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!!!
Posted: August 29
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 31
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 22
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Explore, quest, attack!
Reminds me of Heroes of Might & Magic. Which is a good thing.
8/10.
Posted: August 30
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
53.8 hrs on record
Awesome game , if you are fan of King's bounty or Heroes series you should try it 8.5/10
Posted: September 22
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
This game... is frustrating. It is frustrating by design. First off, it's a great game if you like HoMM-style tactical combat in a fantasy setting. The graphics are nice, the setting is okay, there's a story that guides you through the game and the combat mechanics are excellent. On top of that, the game runs very smoothly on my 5y old gaming laptop (aside from a rare crash).

That said, it taunts you at every step. With a minimal grasp of the game, you can get far without much trouble [on normal difficulty]. You can beat most yellow or lower difficulty mobs without significant losses. If you combine some of the more interesting spells with a good army setup and decent equipment, you'll be winning most battles with barely any losses at all. However, as you can only bring backups for two unit types, any time you lose another type of unit means running back, or fighting at reduced strength (generally not a good idea). If you level up, you can carry more of each unit type and... you'll be running back.

On top of that, the game has a built-in achievemnt-style "Medal" system. For several types of actions, you can get a medal if you perform them a number of times, which provides a passive benefit. For example, using 50 defensive spells grants 3% damage reduction for the rest of the game. And, of course, a medal for zero-loss fights. And the reward is great, especially early on.

The game doesn't punish casualties, but makes them annoying enough for you to obsess over zero-loss fights. A Very Weak mob with ranged units can still kill a weaker unit. Sometimes you have the option to skip Very Weak mobs, giving you the exp and gold without fighting. However, you're not grinding for your levels this way, so you'll be tempted to fight them anyway. But a Very Weak mob with ranged units can still take out some of your units, possibly forcing you to backtrack. Ultimately, when you spend 5 full minutes thinking "Should I fight this Very Weak mob?", you have to wonder whether this game is doing something horribly wrong or horribly right.

The game does provide all the tools required for drastically increasing your odds of zero-loss fights, by means of interesting spells and units. However, large portions of the scrolls you find are randomly generated. In all my King's Bounty games, I've never found a Summon scroll at a relevant moment, which are critical spells for the Mage/Soothsayer class. And that gets frustrating.

Sometimes I feel like this game is a psychological experiment. It's not about the battles; it's about you facing your fear of losses, accepting imperfections, letting go of your achievement-lust and just playing the game more casually.

Or maybe nobody bothered to playtest the game without cheats.
Posted: June 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
129.2 hrs on record
Best under 10 dollar game for the RPG fan. I am new to the King's Bounty series and started with Warriors of the North. I definitely will add Fire and Ice dlc. I had played single player turn-based combat games, but this is my first team turn-based strategy and it was not too difficult. You do have to pay attention to the battlefield, your strenghts and weaknesses, and know your enemy. So far I think it is captivating, and well-done.
Posted: May 23
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
108.3 hrs on record
It's King's Bounty. I believe they've worked most of the bugs out by now. Should be worth it on a steam sale.
Posted: June 5
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
One of the best TBS series ever played!
Posted: June 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
125.8 hrs on record
The third game in the King's Bounty series, it offer the viking units and more migic spells. But the map could use same work, still recycled from the 2 games before. The story is not bad, and the turn based gameplay is still the series' strong point. I will give the game 7.5 out of 10.
Posted: June 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
51.7 hrs on record
Definitely worth a buy if you are a fan of Heroes of Might and Magic IV and below, especially at the lowish price!
Posted: June 21
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
86.0 hrs on record
One of the best RPG/turn base strategy games. The dialogs are great fun and it has many different races and units to choose from. A must for fans of the HOMM series
Posted: June 26
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
264.1 hrs on record
Great game with mechanics similar to Might and Magic series, yet with some twist, without building and conquering cities and with much stronger RPG element. Very addictive. First versions were bugged, but now the game is patched and runs OK.
Posted: June 27
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