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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Release Date: Jun 7, 2012

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ONE GREAT ROLE PLAYING GAME, TWO EPIC QUESTS

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

    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 2048 MB
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON HD 2600 XT/NVIDIA GEFORCE 7900 GTX OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 7 GB
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Internet: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED THE GAME ACTIVATION
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cat_begemot
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Хороший сюжет, интересные персонажи, отличное дополнение к сериалу. Понравится всем любителям Игр престолов.
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DMaD2-EST
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Lots of bugs and crashes... would love it if I could finish the game but no matter what I do it crashes in Chapter 3
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widgetguy
( 30.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Quick Summary: Game of Thrones is a RPG taking place during the same time frame as the television show’s first season. The game’s story does not really intersect with the show but some recognizable characters appear. Honestly if you haven’t seen the show you might not understand what’s going on in the game very well.

You play 2 different characters on different quests, alternating who you control between chapters. Mors Westford is a grizzled old veteran of the Night’s Watch, an ancient order of soldiers dedicated to defending the north from invaders. If you watch the Game of Thrones television show, you know that the Night’s Watch is mostly made up of a bunch of criminals who were given the choice: execution, or joining the Watch. Because of this unsavory makeup, there are some ♥♥♥♥♥sons that get into all sorts of trouble, requiring badasses like Mors to keep them in line (usually means killing them). Mors’ main quest involves helping a mysterious young woman on the run from assassins with powerful friends.

Alester Sarwyck is a red priest of R'hllor (AKA the “Lord of Light”), returning to his ancestral home after 15 years self-imposed exile. His family’s lands are in disarray and his people are in nearly open rebellion without a strong leader. Alester’s main quest is to regain his title as lord of the Sarwyck house, and oust his ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ half-brother who has risen to power while Alester was away (a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in every sense of the word). Accomplishing this will require the blessing of Queen Cersei Lannister, drawing Alester into the political intrigues of the “Game of Thrones.”

The game is played in third person perspective, similar to Dragon Age 2, with a simplified combat/skill system and a mostly generic loot system. This is one of those games where all of the gear is predefined and similar (no random magical properties). You’re not going to find any ‘godly plate of the whale’ or ‘Windforce’ type items. There are a few items with special names, but the bonuses aren’t game breaking (+2% chance to dodge). Combat in the game usually involves pressing Space to “pause” and issuing commands, including drinking potions or using attack skills. There are a few starting classes to choose from, but Alester will always have his flame skills from being a red priest. Mors will have his dog to back him up (with its own set of skills).

Pros:
+The game’s story meshes with the television series. If you’ve watched the first season of the show you can get a little more background from the game, including insight on just how conniving some of the characters are.
+The game does take into account a lot of your “choices” both in conversation and decisions (like sparing people or executing them).

Cons:
-The combat system is very simple. There is some variation to the gameplay, such as controlling Mors’ dog, going around chomping people, but mostly you just take turns swinging swords at your enemies.
-As you progress through the game you will gather money (copper, silver, gold) but you will find that there’s really not much to spend your money on. Every city has merchants, but the things you can buy are so expensive that you’re better off just using the gear you look off of fallen enemies. The only thing you really need to buy are the various potions.
-The game has very little replayability. The character building doesn’t customize your character all that much, and combat has more luck than skill involved. I started a second playthrough after over 2 years and I just stopped playing after mopping up the Steam achievements I missed the first time.

Overall the game has a lot of room for improvement, but if you enjoy the television show or book series, you might find the game’s story interesting. If you read all the various letters and history scrolls that you find in the game, it will take you well over 20 hours to finish. Despite being an RPG with a pseudo ‘Open World,’ the game is very linear and you won’t be doing much overall exploring (except when you’re in an area for the first time looking for loot). Enemies do not respawn and you cannot grind for money or experience.
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Matrix
( 41.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
If you are a big Game of Thrones fan, you should enjoy the experience, but if you are just a random player - this game will disappoint.

The best thing here is the story. It occurs in the same time frame as GoT season 1. You will experience 2 different stories of 2 different men. Playing through 14 chapters you will learn all the background stories abound them. The characters are well fleshed out. The main story is well injected into a GoT world and you will even meet some familiar faces from the GoT tv series. Although not all of them will have a voice-over of the actors.

The action is very much the same as old-school RPG games, where you will command your character to attack, or to use a skill and they will do them in the order you've selected. I think this type of gameplay was a good choice for this kind of game. It's very similar to Dragon Age: Origins.

The skills are fun and all, but at the end of the game you will learn 95% of them, so no replayability value in this department.

The currency in this game is quite scarce, so don't waste all the hard earned money for an item you will eventually out level. Choose wisely.

And now - graphics. It actually sucks. The animations are mediocre. There are so many graphical bugs in the scripted scenes that's it's just mind blowing. You will see some random people walking through the walls, windows, wooden doors, fireplaces. You can get stuck in the corners if all your followers surround you and bam - you can do nothing about it.

Some characters have such strange voice acting. It's so funny in a not funny way.

Oh and the camera controls are the worst. If you want to look around, you have to hold the right mouse button. Even 15 year old games don't have this.

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So, if you like Game of Thrones, try to forgive this game all of its flaws and enjoy the story. You will need about ~25-30h to complete this game, especially if you like to do side-quests.
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SITЯEP
( 23.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Pros: The game is beautifully designed, the cutscene atmosphere is very immersive, and the plot is intriguing. So, an overall great backdrop.

Cons: Combat needs a lot of rennovation and work, as it's pretty darn awful. Rather than Mors and Allester, Cyanide should have used more story-related characters, like Illyn Payne and Thoros of Myr, who fit the desriptions of the other characters right there (but that's just me nerding out.)

?: You can teabag Cersei's head (a much deserved "honor" after reading about her in the books and the series on HBO)
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beluga1942
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
To bad I try to ply it but I come only to introduction and that's it,Idon't know what vent wrong.
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Mr. Scratch
( 39.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I was extremely skeptical about this game, being a huge GoTs fan I was periodically checking up on this game when it released and the reviews were pretty heartbreaking. Finishing up the most recent season of GoT I was desperately needing my fix, so I picked up this in hopes that it would sustain me, and my god am I happy I did. The game is not perfect but its really no where near as bad as the majority of critics made it out to be. The story takes place right before the books/show start and it follows two characters of little known houses within the Lannisters Westerlands. Don't expect to see alot of characters popular in the shows (more from the books) Varys, Cersei, Half Hand, and Jeor Mormont are pretty much the only big names you'll run into. (Whether this is canonical or not no idea, but it could easily be put into the accepted lore)
The gameplay is not perfect (reminds me of Kotor) but still enjoyable, you select a sequence of attacks and the said character will then play them out. The one thing that bummed me out is you only have two permanent party members (though they are played separately) and all the others are temporary drop-in characters. All-in-all if you like GoT and want to experiance a little bit more of Westeros, and dont mind a less than perfect (it really isnt that bad, I had a fun time) combat system then definitly check it out. Even if you don't know the series pick the game up, the game is filled with codex's that help explain alot of the elements you see within the game.

+Also if youre debating whether to get this or the Telltale game, get this hands down, the story and game as a whole is much more satisfying.
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Thoth Amon
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
A good RPG. Interesting story that was well written. The two protagonists were deep and credible. I thought the combat system, inventory and skill development was average, but fun. It really shines in the role-playing and character development. This game draws you in and lets you play out the lives and choices of two characters in the game of thrones setting. The fighting/exploring/dialogue/atmosphere was something that I enjoyed. Highly recommended for G.O.T. fans, but an average game if you are not into that milieu.
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Jade
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
The game itself sucks. Its not fun to play. Its very clunky, If you play the witcher then play this youll want to kill yourself.

The story is the only thing worth anything from this. So i advise you to just watch it on youtube.

Save youself some money dont play this. watch it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Game of Thrones
This is a good game that definitely makes up for the plot and the main characters. This title is based on the fantasy of George R. R. Martin "A Song of Ice and Fire". The story is presented from the perspective of two characters. The first of them is a member of the Night's Watch, Mors Westford. In contrast, the second character is Alester Sarwyck that after 15 years of exile as a priest R'hllora return to Westeros for the funeral of his father. Heroes have a rich biography and discovering their history constitutes the most part of the game. The game takes place on land of Westeros where we visit places such as Riverspring, Kings Landing, Riverrun, Mole's Town and Castle Black. At the beginning of the game we choose the class of our characters and for each character a set of three profession. The game is divided into chapters and while playing we will gain experience by killing enemies and completing missions so that we could be able to improve our statistics. In addition, during the game we will make choices that it will add additional statistics. The fight will not be relied on pressing the buttons to defeat our enemy. Instead, the fight will be based on tactics and the appropriate action preforming attack or defense action, so that your character is not killed in combat. Also, we will have access to the companions who will accompany us during the fight. This is definitely a good game that has a great story. Sound system is very good too. The biggest problem with this production is that various things have been converted like type of armor, places in Kings Landing and Castle Black does not resemble anything and nothing from the show. While ending this review I would like to say that the game is worth the price and I had a lot of fun after finished this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
A definitive recommendation for GoT and/or RPG Fans that can enjoy a very good story over outdated graphics and mediocre gameplay!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
I was extremely skeptical about this game, being a huge GoTs fan I was periodically checking up on this game when it released and the reviews were pretty heartbreaking. Finishing up the most recent season of GoT I was desperately needing my fix, so I picked up this in hopes that it would sustain me, and my god am I happy I did. The game is not perfect but its really no where near as bad as the majority of critics made it out to be. The story takes place right before the books/show start and it follows two characters of little known houses within the Lannisters Westerlands. Don't expect to see alot of characters popular in the shows (more from the books) Varys, Cersei, Half Hand, and Jeor Mormont are pretty much the only big names you'll run into. (Whether this is canonical or not no idea, but it could easily be put into the accepted lore)
The gameplay is not perfect (reminds me of Kotor) but still enjoyable, you select a sequence of attacks and the said character will then play them out. The one thing that bummed me out is you only have two permanent party members (though they are played separately) and all the others are temporary drop-in characters. All-in-all if you like GoT and want to experiance a little bit more of Westeros, and dont mind a less than perfect (it really isnt that bad, I had a fun time) combat system then definitly check it out. Even if you don't know the series pick the game up, the game is filled with codex's that help explain alot of the elements you see within the game.

+Also if youre debating whether to get this or the Telltale game, get this hands down, the story and game as a whole is much more satisfying.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
I bought this game during a summer Steam sale. Played it for an hour and hated it. The combat was clunky, the controls unseemly. Then I started reading the reviews here that said it was a good game. So I gave it another chance. Wow, was I wrong. Once you figure out the battle tactics (switching between your party, choosing attacks three steps in advance, etc.) you discover this is a pretty good game. Especially if you are a GoT fan. All of a sudden I was jumping between my character at the Wall and the one in the Red Keep with eager anticipation. A great story, with great dialogue, and great characters (including Varys, Cercei, and others.) Yes the combat is still a little clunky (heaven forbid I face 5 degrees to the left on my intended target!) but overall this is a wonderful experience. If you are a fan of the novels and/or TV show I strongly recommend this story-driven, dialogue-rich, RPG. It's like a whole new episode of GoT that takes place right before Season 1, Episode 1.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Had this on Xbox 360 and decided to buy it on pc while its on sale.

Good enough game for game of thrones fans, once you get used to the camera and the combat you'll be having fun and enjoying the story.

The DLC however, i'd like to know who selected the voice actors for the wildlings because they all sound southern, its taking the authentic ice and fire feel away from the game for me, but this is my only gripe.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Good game, gameplay is a bit lacking at times and (like many Cyanide games) it gives a clear feeling of an unpolished game though (like many Cyanide games) it makes up for it in little, bold ideas and cool story.

This is one of the games where you play mechanically for a while then go all "wow can I really do that ? Great"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
If you are a big Game of Thrones fan, you should enjoy the experience, but if you are just a random player - this game will disappoint.

The best thing here is the story. It occurs in the same time frame as GoT season 1. You will experience 2 different stories of 2 different men. Playing through 14 chapters you will learn all the background stories abound them. The characters are well fleshed out. The main story is well injected into a GoT world and you will even meet some familiar faces from the GoT tv series. Although not all of them will have a voice-over of the actors.

The action is very much the same as old-school RPG games, where you will command your character to attack, or to use a skill and they will do them in the order you've selected. I think this type of gameplay was a good choice for this kind of game. It's very similar to Dragon Age: Origins.

The skills are fun and all, but at the end of the game you will learn 95% of them, so no replayability value in this department.

The currency in this game is quite scarce, so don't waste all the hard earned money for an item you will eventually out level. Choose wisely.

And now - graphics. It actually sucks. The animations are mediocre. There are so many graphical bugs in the scripted scenes that's it's just mind blowing. You will see some random people walking through the walls, windows, wooden doors, fireplaces. You can get stuck in the corners if all your followers surround you and bam - you can do nothing about it.

Some characters have such strange voice acting. It's so funny in a not funny way.

Oh and the camera controls are the worst. If you want to look around, you have to hold the right mouse button. Even 15 year old games don't have this.

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So, if you like Game of Thrones, try to forgive this game all of its flaws and enjoy the story. You will need about ~25-30h to complete this game, especially if you like to do side-quests.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
260 of 279 people (93%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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157 of 183 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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