King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga.
User reviews: Very Positive (323 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 25, 2012

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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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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
46 of 62 people (74%) found this review helpful
135.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
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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19 of 26 people (73%) found this review helpful
96.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
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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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
71.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
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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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
51.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
158.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
306.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Not too much excitement after the previous King's Bounty games, but still fun way to kill time until something really new arrives in the series.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Fantastic game, lots of fun. Crashed often and was slightly buggy at parts...which is a bummer. But I put up with it because it as a very good tactical RPG with colorful enviroments and a fun combat system.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
Great turnbased rpg with vikings.

GFx 10-10
SFx 8-10
Gameplay 9-10

This will be a gem for some time. Easy gameplay and combat. Great story and missions. Not much of a review doh ;) Iam enjoying it alot.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
207.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Rating: 4,5 / 5

I like this game series, one of my favorites after HOMM and Fallout.
If you have played Strategy games before I recommend that you play with Impossible difficulty, otherwise the game is way too easy.

There is a lot of bugs in the game so that´s why I´m not giving 5/5.
Certain fire related spells crash the game regularly.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
76.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Awesome game , if you are fan of King's bounty or Heroes series you should try it 8.5/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
348.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
the original was a great game. a lot of replayability, mainly if you try the harder settings.
but the additional content is a bit "iffy". exp for troops is nice, but not a game changer. there a re still a few bugs (I can't save the lizardmen for some reson)
overall 7.5
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
125.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
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.
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
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.
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43 of 51 people (84%) found this review helpful
308.6 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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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
139.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
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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25 of 36 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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14 of 17 people (82%) 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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13 of 16 people (81%) 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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48 of 83 people (58%) 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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