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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,204 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 7, 2012

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"Dialog trees, multiple endings, and a great story to boot! Some extremely heart-wrenching choices to make later down the line."

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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
105 of 116 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
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 thick story in the game.

There are several mechanics to the game 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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24 of 35 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
really RECOMMENDED, this is a must for GoT fans.

The game is outdated, a mediocre indie game, graphics is a bit meh, combat system is nothing special.
5,5/10

The story... 100/10
it's awesome, George R. R. Martin's style, heavy plot twists... oh the feel !
the story it's good enough to ignore the poor technical side.

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Without viewing any sort significant gameplay or information before starting the Game of Thrones it became quite an unexpected surprise. If you have a soft spot for these sort of games then I believe this one deserve a humble chance. You will play as two very different characters in different time frames until you reach a point where they will meet in the story. The game offers you a lot of content to read and if you are a fan of the Books or the TV show this will be something you will simply should keep on your radar. There is a vast amount of Lore regarding the cities and the people who live in them, the religion or their beliefs as well, the characters and the different house banners and so on.

There is a lot of talk so I found this game to be very relaxing to play in a nice session after a long, tiresome day. You answer the questions by choosing one of the possible outcomes and they are written in first person. From the main quests to the secondary ones you will be faced with some choices to be made. Some will decide the faith of people, others will let you seek revenge or prove that you are merciful and fair. Expect to be a lot of political games where even when trust is earned you should always suspect everyone, after all, everyone wants their share of wealth. I did some of the secondary quests but not all them. They are mostly focused in side stories and are not boring at all as opposed to those fetch quests where you need to gather ingredients or something similar. Usually, it’s about someone needing help, recruiting members to the Wall, see why someone did something or seek more information that can be useful for you in the future.

The main story is divided in Chapters which offers a great time frame if you just want to play bit here and there. You can start a chapter and be done with it, get some rest and on the next day advance a bit more. I admit that as I was advancing in the game I got surprised more than once for the outcomes I was facing. This is Game of Thrones so you should always expecting deaths from those you love or care while playing the game. Trust no one and remember to not follow only your heart as you might be betrayed for being too gentle.

The combat is slower than any other similar RPG but it can be tactic as well during combat you can open your Abilities wheel and select what moves or skills you want to do. The game won’t fully stop but you will enter in a very slow motion giving you time to make the best strategy for your enemies. Different weapons are good or bad depending on what sort of armor your enemy is wearing. A heavy armor is resistant to swords since it can’t be pierced but are weaker to blunt weapons so pay attention to this in order to end the combat quicker.

The way healing works is also very creative in my opinion. You can get some flasks but they will be empty. Then, you will have to go to a store who sell potions in order to fill them with what you desire. You can fill them with poison, oil in order to burn your enemies and other healing herbs and medicine like the famous milk of the poppy. You can replace already filled bottles with other things if you desire. This is crucial for some harder fights and will help you in the long run.
The voice acting however is very poor, especially in the sad or dramatic scenes. During certain critical events I really tried to let myself get immersed by the things that were happening but the poor voice acting broke the immersion I was trying to achieve. That often used moment of “Noooooo!” is rather embarrassing and anger, sadness or fury moments are not strong enough to make some scenes more believable. It’s a shame because a game with such emphasis on story elements you really want to feel the tension you witness when watching the TV series or when reading the books but I’m afraid that sometimes this simply won’t do. You will notice some voices from the show like Varys the Spider but even with familiar voices, as soon other characters start to talk in a more emotional sense it won’t feel immersive. As for the normal and non-emotional conversations I believe it’s more than doable.

The visuals are also nothing to be amazed but this did not bother me at all. I played the game at 1080p and while it’s nothing to be stunned about I noticed some really nice details like when you are carrying a shield in your back and you see the scratches in it or the reflections of the sun in that golden lion shield from the Lannisters. While this is not a game to be played for the visuals I also saw my fair share of people trespassing doors, my dog getting his head between the iron of gates and other small glitches. Nothing game breaking, you just see that it’s something that could have been more polished. Because it’s in the deep of the lore that you will find the bigger satisfaction I ended up ignoring these small technical issues and I focused on my decisions, the stories and most of all, the outcomes based on what I said or done.

If you are a fan of the theme then I believe this game deservers a fair chance. It took me around 20 hours to finish (one of) the endings and I know there’s some replay value if you wish to see a different ending in the last couple of chapters.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Game of Thrones is a real time RPG set before the events of the show but will eventually go up to Season 1 of the show. It has you controlling two protagonists, one a Ranger of The Wall called Mors Westford and the other a self exiled heir to a powerful lord of the south called Alester Sarwyck. Each have their own inventory, money and skills which you will have to constantly manage. The game is mostly linear but has a few side quests here and there but will expire once that chapter is over. It does feature a few characters from the show that play vital roles like Queen Cersei and Varrus along with some well known locations like Kings Landing and Castle Black. Neither area are impressive though and Kings Landing feels like a tiny town instead of the capital of Westeros. If you are unfamiliar with Game of Thrones the game does feature a lot of codex entries to help fill you in.

Let me start off with talking about gameplay. It is pretty simple, you auto-attack an enemy when spotting them but pressing the attack button is much more effective as it cause more damage and its a lot more likely to connect the blow. Then you can select an ability and a menu opens up causing the action to go into slow motion to give you more time to select them. Which sounds alright but the fact that you usually fight by yourself against multiple enemies will cause you to quickly get bored since you have a limited set of moves and will be relying heavily on the same few moves with little chance to vary it up. The targeting system is very clunky and will flat out refuse to work at times causing you to take unnecessary damage as you are unable to target the archers that are quickly draining your health and to further annoy you enemies strikes can hit you even if you are a couple feet away from them and they strike air. I feel combat would be a lot more enjoyable if you had a party like most games of this genre but as it stands it feels very tedious.

Once you reach level 7 you can choose another fighting style which has it's own set of moves which is very welcome so you can experiment with a few more ablities. The game also features light stealth sections in where you take control of Mor's dog and enter a first person mode to pick up on peoples scents and hunt them down. You can take out enemies by sneaking up behind them and pouncing on them to rip out their throats which is fun at first but for some reason they found it necessary to make you mash a button when doing that which gets annoying fast. Alester on the other hand has an ability to spot hidden items but the animation of it takes quite awhile to finish which makes it annoying to use too. At one time you are required to go on a scavenger hunt searching for seven keys around Alester's castle which just felt like lazy padding but luckily after that you can solve the games only puzzles which were pretty enjoyable.

Graphics are very outdated and the major areas you explore are tiny and unimpressive. On top of that the amount of times they reuse the same models is absurd. Every piece of armor looks different and it is pretty fun mixing and matching the armor sets to your liking. Enemies all look very similar minus the sigils of their lords on the armor and shields which isn't really a problem since the fantasy stuff is near non existent in this game. The user interface for the inventory is pretty bad since it is difficult to compare equipment and weapons, armor,potions, etc are separated into different tabs which make it even more of a hassle. Also when selling at vendors the items you have equipped are in random positions with only a tiny icon that has your face on it which may cause you to accidentally sell your best equipment. Another issue I would like to address is that the mini-map is very confusing to understand and you have to be practically on top of an item or location so that you know where it is, though there is a map in the start menu which is much more useful.

Sound is a mixed bag. The music features the main theme to GoT and some other fitting music which I find enjoyable but loops a bit too often. Sound effects are just average, they do the job. Now this is the worst flaw of the game, the voice acting. Holy cow, with the amount of dialogue in this game you'd think they would atleast try to make it decent but nope. The only characters with decent voices are the ones from the show, the rest are terrible. They all sound half asleep and sound so monotone that it really damages the story in this game. It makes the world and adventure seem so boring hearing how everyone talks like the world's most underpaid documentary narrator. None are capable of of showing emotion, they yell “No!” the same way I would from arguing with Siri on my phone while high on meds from a blow to the head.

Story starts off with the most evil looking protagonist called Mor's as he does a few missions for the Night Watch and eventually switches to Alester who has returned to Westeros for his fathers funeral. Both are really interesting characters (with bad voice acting) and the events that happen to the game will eventually effect both of them. The story in this is surprisingly important and is capable of changing all of Westeros to keep it vague and spoiler free. It is pretty cool playing as a character with a looked down upon religion and wish they would have done more with it other than a few characters hating your guts because of your beliefs. They do an excellent job at getting you to despise the villain in this game and became my main motivation for wanting to beat the game considering the main story was rather uninteresting until later on. About 3/4th into the campaign the story suddenly becomes very good and will have you hooked until the awesome end. It was a rather surprising and welcome change, it's like if the writer's boss found out he spends most of his workdays playing Minecraft or something and replaced his computer with a typewriter.

This is one game I spent a lot of time wondering if I should recommend or not. It isn't broken and runs fine enough it's just so boring until much later on. It doesn't do anything well other than build up the main characters but even that is negatively effected by awful voice acting. And it is rather tame until the 3/4th mark which is strange considering how gritty and violent the GoT universe is. I'd have to say that if you are a huge Game of Thrones fan wanting to explore parts of Westeros and wanting to see a story not involving the Starks and Lannisters then feel free to give this one a shot.
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