Experience an amazing adventure in one of the most fascinating universes! Amidst conspiracy and betrayal, try to survive the orchestrated machinations around the Iron Throne.
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Mixed (12 reviews) - 66% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jun 7, 2012

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Experience an amazing adventure in one of the most complete and fascinating universes in medieval-fantasy literature. Game of Thrones is a great Role Playing Game that puts you at the core of a thrilling plot, where your fate will be guided by vengeance, allegiance and honor.

Play as two very different heroes across the two main quests leading you to the heart of mythical locations from Westeros. Amidst a background of conspiracy and betrayal, try to survive the orchestrated machinations around the Iron Throne.

Develop your characters, learn powerful skills, and participate in tactical and spectacular battles; sharpen your diplomacy skills to sometimes favor speech over violence. But more than anything, beware... all your actions may have heavy consequences on your adventure!

Key Features:

  • 2 original stories based on the universe of “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin
  • Spectacular and tactical battles!
  • Many secondary quests to complete
  • Explore the mythical locations from the saga, and meet iconic characters

System Requirements

    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Fun RPG, nice combat (can be as easy or tactical as you like), good skill tree choices, nice weapons and armour to find top, plus rewarding exploration.

Doesn't hold your hand either,

Dated graphics, excellent story, especially if you like GoT

Often on sale, great value for £ 5.00 about 25-30 hours long

Recommended, I hope you enjoy it too \o/
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
If you like GOT at all, then this is a must play.
Features an interesting and dynamic story in the GOT world.

The voice acting is good, the graphics may be a bit dated, and the combat can be simplistic.
Having said that there is RPG elements to the combat which make it fun.
But mostly the story and characters/atmosphere draw you in.

I found this game to be entertaining and very good value.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
75.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Just played this game for 3 continous days, barely sleeping. Damn this game was really good...
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
this isn't even close to The Sims
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
We seriously need a neutral rating when reviewing Steam games. Because right now I have to give this a thumbs down. It's not that I don't like it. I actually like it fine. I've played more than ten hours at the time of writing this. But I don't know if I'll make it much further.

First the good. The story is intriguing, and I really do want to get to the end of it to see what happens, especially since there are supposed to be multiple endings. The two leads are also likeable, relateable, and interesting. This is surprising because their personalities are left up to the player a lot of the time. If you want them to be cranky, then they're cranky. You want them to be bleeding hearts, then that's how they'll be.

But the combat is boring me to tears. Imagine something similar to Dragon Age: Origins or KOTOR, then take away the nuance, strategy, awesome abilities, and everything else that made the combat in those games fun, and you'll have an idea of what I mean. It's just a such a slog. And every chapter you'll explore a new (but oddly familiar) dungeon with hordes of enemies that gang rush your two person party. It's just not fun. We needed more story and less combat.

Anyways, I don't think it's a bad game. I like it. But I wouldn't recommend it when there's way better things to play.
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
Seven hours in and only two brothels
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
286 of 315 people (91%) found this review helpful
44 people found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015
10 mins into the game = This sucks, still feel like I need to give it a chance.
30 mins into the game = This combat- and movement system sucks, but the story is getting interesting.
2 hours into the game = I don't care about the movement or the combat, the story is amazing.
10 hours into the game = Where did the time go?
21 hours and finished the game and you sit there with a feeling that this game was way better than you first expected, and if you really did finish it, you can't understand why it got below 70-75/100 metascore.

Try to get passed the horrible movement system, and the lesser good combat system and you have a true gem of a game here. 7.5/10 in my opinion.
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167 of 195 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game was largely panned and I'm sure if you want to hear about what's wrong with it it won't be hard to find negative reviews, but this is all about why I loved this game.

I heard going into this game that it had terrible gameplay but I actually found the combat system very engaging. For the most part it revolves around using special abilities to interrupt enemy attacks, keep them stun locked or provide power combos with status effects. Fighting one enemy at a time is quite a simple task but the game really shines in crowd control: Facing off against a room full of enemies you must be constantly mindful of all of them. One successful special attack against you can turn the tide of the battle drastically.

There are two main characters and they can be spec'd very differently. Making one a tank and one a glass cannon results in some varied gameplay between chapters early on and once the two heroes join forces later in the game synergy between them can make clearing out rooms of soldiers both efficient and satisfying.

I think the dialogue system is worth mentioning. Instead of simply stating what your character is going to say many dialogue options are presented as part of your characters inner thoughts and, giving you a slice of something familiar from reading the books. Some options are even just two parts of the same thought. "I don't trust him..." "...but I have no choice" are just so much more interesting as choices than "refuse" and "accept" and after a while I found myself reading them in the characters' voices. It's a very elegant implementation of an old fashioned system that shows that actual care and thought went into this game.

Story is were the game really shines though. It's not on the same level as the A Song of Ice and Fire series proper (it suffers from some awkward and sometimes over-expositionary dialogue and poor to atrocious delivery by the actors) but it's a solid addition to the franchise and as video games go it's terrific.

As already mentioned there are two main characters: Mors Westford is a sworn brother of the Night's Watch and a secret skinchanger. Alester Sarwyc is the heir of noble house who left Westeros to become a Red Priest. Their stories start off seemingly entirely separate but as the game progresses their stories begin to converge both as you learn the connections between their current situations and their past history together.

Despite being old friends Alester and Mors are quite different from each other with motivations and world views that are very much at odds. Alester is quite pragmatic and willing to stoop as low as he needs to to reach his goals. Mors is more driven by a sense of justice but also a rage that is always bubbling under the surface. When the tensions between them come to a head it's one of the best moments in the game and the voice actors (particularly Mors's) actually manage to summon up some real emotion to their performances.

The intrigue itself is complex and slowly revealed with many twists. These are twists of the good sort; they take you off guard when they happen, but once out in the air you'll slap yourself for not having seen it coming (though admittedly some are a bit obvious or otherwise cliche).

There is some conflict with the source material (some of which can chalked up to gameplay necessities and some not) and there are a few moments where the story falls flat. But these are rare enough and stand out because they contrast the largely good writing. If this were a tie-in novella rather than a video game I would have been as glad to read it as I was happy to play this game (though I'd expect some the dialogue to be brushed up a bit and the body count drastically reduced).

The game is a diamond in the rough but I would recommend that anyone who is a fan of the franchise and a fan of WRPGs should at least try it out. I'm sure many of you have it sitting in your library unplayed after the game's inclusion in a Humble Bundle.
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123 of 141 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
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  • Game Name: Game of Thrones (The Role Playing Game)
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: RPG; Fantasy; Adventure; Third-Person; Story Rich
  • My Overall Grade: A
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 20-32 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Fans of the intellectual property; Strong narrative advocates; Game atmosphere connoisseurs

Take away the fact this game is tied into the intellectual property of A Song of Ice and Fire, and you will be left with a pretty damn good RPG. If you like good RPGs, you will want to consider playing this, regardless of if you care about the Game of Thrones franchise or not. That said, this game does a pretty good job of tying into the first book/season; so if you are a fan, it certainly adds to the experience and helps you appreciate the rich story in the game.

There are several mechanics that contribute to the high quality of the game as an RPG. You play as two characters, back and forth, each with separate stories that inevitably collide later in the game. The game is very heavy on cutscenes and plot development, but it is done well and is generally pretty enjoyable. There are dialogue trees you will explore during the many conversations in the game, being thorough and inquisitive will often reward you with items or little permanent trait boosts. There are decisions to be made, which will have minor consequences (like extra rewards for quests from NPCs); there is also a major decision late-game and a few different endings. There are active abilities you can use while exploring out of combat to discover secrets in the world. The combat is active, but has a tactical-pause which can be utilized to issue specific commands and tactics to your character(s). There are a handful of fighting styles you can pick from for each character, and you also get other party members that will have various styles which will spice up combat here and there. There is definitely a good amount of substance, and it makes for a very enjoyable RPG experience.

The story is enjoyable. And for a game so story-driven it better be. The plot of the game is a “sidequel” to the first book/season— that is to say: it takes place during the same time and in the same place, but follows a different set of characters/events. I think the writers did a good job of creating an atmosphere pretty true to Game of Thrones. If you are a fan of the books/show you will probably be intrigued by the story in this game.

The game does have some flaws. The graphics are not as great as they could have been. The voice acting is mostly solid, but at times feels forced. There is limited variety to gear/weapons, and the combat does get repetitive even though the fights are distanced with cutscenes.

In summary, Game of Thrones is a very enjoyable RPG. It does have some flaws, and may drag at times, but seems to be well made (no bugs/crashing) and tells a good story. It has plenty to offer for fans of RPGs, and if you are a fan of the books/shows you will enjoy that added bonus.

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89 of 94 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
66.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2015
A great mature RPG.

+ Very good, tight, quite lengthy and powerful story (with a fair amount of twists and multiple endings)
+ Interesting main and side characters
+ Good (sometimes perhaps a little too strict) to very good voice acting (and plenty at that)
+ Nicely written, believable dialogues (there are light dialogue trees too)
+ Thick character and world lore (accessible to people new to GOT by codex/encyclopedia pages ingame)
+ Nice music (composed by the TV show composer, it seems)
+ For fans: Familiar places (King's Landing, The Wall, ...) and cameos (Joer Mormont and Varys have their looks and voices from the TV show)

~ Combat can feel easy/underwhelming for perhaps 1/3 of the game. For some time I was wondering why I should care about what abilities to use even if it's always been fun to do so. Your character automatically attacks a random target or one you choose, with you moving him around if you will or by using active skills that use stamina or have a fixed cooldown. Sometimes my foes stood no chance even if I let my characters just do basic attacks. A few parts aren't winnable for story-reasons. I don't know anymore if you select a difficulty and which one I might have chosen. It got more interesting halfway through when I was able to utilize different skill sets and characters (usually two at a time) at a regular rate (it changes for many parts for story-reasons, which I am welcoming, it shouldn't subjugate to the gameplay mechanics, this game should be mainly about it's characters and the story and it is).

~ Character development/gear usage seems a little strict. Depending on your very first choices in the game your character is set on a rather narrow path regarding the weapons and armor he should use. This can be important later on because there is a "rock, paper, scissors" system in place that encourages you to use specific armor to counter specific enemies and, on the other hand, use specific gear to fight specific enemies. Upon leveling up you can put skill points in other, "unusal" weapon/armor areas but that's not very wise since it requires more points to get those up and you cannot use any skills for weapon sets unfamiliar to your class. So, for example if you choose a class using two-handed weapons and heavy armor in the beginning you will want to stick with just two-handed weapons and heavy armor for many parts even if you should loot or want to buy one-handed and lightly armored gear, and even if you should encounter enemies that use equipment that literally works like scissors to your paper-based gear. You can use everything at any time - but you won't be very effective. Around halfway through you can select a secondary class where things get truly interestings and where you can actually mix things up without feeling like being on a disadvantage.

~ Should you get ideas to fight random mobs to level up unusual/inexperienced areas to redeem for the lacking bonuses/skills: That won't work. Because enemies aren't randomized. Cleared areas won't have enemies spawn unless the story wants to. Not even random brigands or wildlife or something. This can add to the immersion in some ways, for the very least makes post-combat exploration easier (the two main characters have special skills to find hidden objects) and there are plenty of enemies to fight and good numbers of quests to do before you reach the end of the game, and if you stick to the class and thus weapon/armor selections you made early on you'll probably have no serious problems getting through this game. But straying off from these pre-defined leveling paths may leave you very vulnerable later on with no other way to deal with it but bite yourself through it.

~ Combat can be a little mess at times, particularily indoors with the camera not getting a good look on things. Not too dramatic since you have a pause button that almost freezes time when issuing commands, but still. The straightforward/head-on mechanics don't work well if you for example try to shoot someone with a bow from an elevated position as I tried in King's Landing. It would trigger a mass rush of all allied and hostile characters to clash into each other around several corners with my bowman having struggles to follow after.

- Some more face models and clothing may not have hurt. The main and some special side characters aside most other characters can look a little generic, even if they are never really unfitting by looks or voice. It's not too dramatic but more often than not you'll see the pretty much same gown or rags on female characters, at times same faces even, and would have hard times to differ between some side characters if not for their varying names and voice actors.

+ That being said, those characters for which the devs had more love/time for really look nice and impressive, with scars and veins and freckles and such. Overall the game is nicely-looking and very immersive even if it won't sate the high-res texture junkies. And it has a clear and nice interface and runs very stable (thanks to the Unreal Engine, I guess) even if I had some odd mini-freezing when turning the camera around some places but that might be my relatively old system and not the game.
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51.6 hrs
Posted: October 3
Phenomenal Game!! The dual stories intertwine seamlessly, while still staying true to the Canon of GoT. The unique perspective offered through this game truly enriched the lore of the 7 Kingdoms.
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14.4 hrs
Posted: September 18
Today I finished downloading Game of Thrones the RPG from Steam and despite what others have said about it, it's actually a beautifully made and fun to play game! The fighting mechanic is unique and while it has a bit of a learning curve, it's actually really fun and easy to use (once you get the hang of it). Intense battles with the option to quickly switch between anyone on the battlefield for a better advantage, the great music you would come to expect from the series, and the full open world of Westeros await those with the skill (as well as the coin) to join the deadliest game of all, the Game of Thrones! (in my opinion anyway)
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Smooth Terry
4.3 hrs
Posted: September 14
Samey combat and bad gameplay.

But hot-damn that story.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 13
DON'T BUY!!!!!
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