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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50 Shades of Jar Jar Binks
23.1 hrs
Posted: August 27
10/10 story
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[TAC] Nathaniel Grey
18.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
While Old, And aged, This game was always a gem i never knew where i got. The game itself is filled to the brim with talking, and Roleplaying dialog, but at its core, there is such a fantastic and engaging story, you cant help but play to find out the next part. While im not a HUGE GoT fan, i've alwayed loved this game.

While the mechanics, graphics and such are a solid 7/10. it makes up for in time spent, and riviting story telling.

All in all, best to grab it on sale. but the price is still very reasonable for a 10~hr Story line, with a bit more if you go out of your way to do all the side stuff.
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Ulysses
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
I'm being completely honest when I say this. This would be an amazing game if it weren't for the absolutely garbage combat. Like it's really damn sad. There's this amazing world, all this lore that already exists, interesting story and characters. But the combat is just pathetic. I have no idea what the hell I'm even playing. It's like real time combat where you have to use action points like in the older Fallout games or Wasteland 2. EVERYTHING, but the combat, is amazing. But since the combat is such a vital part of the game I can't recommend Game of Thrones. I watched the entire show and read some of the books but story can only get you so far.

It's a damn shame.
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Ripbane
6.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
It ruined a great saga
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Daddy Dinkster
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 20
It seems like a fun game, my computer just couldn't run it, even though I have a rather good one
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Mini Pyro Cupcake
19.2 hrs
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
pretty interesting game but well i wish there's more chac to the game. theres a dog in there too. noice.
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VahidSlayerOfAll
12.2 hrs
Posted: August 5
go buy skyrim
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eXcruciate
5.9 hrs
Posted: July 30
Wow very surprisingly this is actually not a bad game at all. It's a fun game with pretty decent production value. It has one of the smoothest game engines I've ever seen. Graphics aren't great and character models suck and animations could be much better but the medieval setting is captured nicely. Voice acting is done well, however a bit too monotone. The part that made me like this game so much was the combat. It is like combat in a mmo: there are no attack buttons to mash, just auto attack and use some skills. You press the left button on the gamepad (I'm using a wired xbox 360 pad) and it brings up an ability wheel and you select actions and it puts them in a que, then you hit it again and you go back to combat and perform the abilities. I appreciate the combat so much because I hate straight up hand destroying button mashers. There is a ♥♥♥♥ load of talking so either be ready to skip a lot of dialogue or listen to people talk/read dialogue for a long while, in which the storyline is actually pretty interesting imo.
Thumbs up good game, 7.5/10
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cat_begemot
58.8 hrs
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
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
I'm being completely honest when I say this. This would be an amazing game if it weren't for the absolutely garbage combat. Like it's really damn sad. There's this amazing world, all this lore that already exists, interesting story and characters. But the combat is just pathetic. I have no idea what the hell I'm even playing. It's like real time combat where you have to use action points like in the older Fallout games or Wasteland 2. EVERYTHING, but the combat, is amazing. But since the combat is such a vital part of the game I can't recommend Game of Thrones. I watched the entire show and read some of the books but story can only get you so far.

It's a damn shame.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Product received for free
pretty interesting game but well i wish there's more chac to the game. theres a dog in there too. noice.
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268 of 287 people (93%) found this review helpful
36 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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158 of 184 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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120 of 136 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 2, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • 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

REVIEW
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 93 people (96%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
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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99 of 121 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2014
Do you like games with great dark stories, memorable characters and awesome quests. If yes, then it is a no-brainer that you will like this game big time. It is also heavily underrated, so this one is a hidden gem. While it has some cheap mistakes, this game still deserves your attention.
The STORY[10/10] is one of the best I've ever known and I red a lot, seen a lot of movies, so yeah it's quite something. There are two protagonists: Mors Westford, who is an honorable man in the Night Watch and a mounstruos beast in combat. He has a dark past, lives in a cold place; you could say he's iron made. Also, he's a skinchanger, being able to control his hound. The other one, Alester Sarwyck, a Red Priest who can manipulate fire, who comes back to claim his title and land as a lord, now being ready to face the world he fled from. The villian is the evil-cunning-great fighter type, whom you'll want to kill the moment you see. Every key character ends being involved in the Game of Thrones, so things get brutal and the happy ending... up for debate.There are many sidequests that enhance the story and reward you with cool items(and experience).
The GRAPHICS[6.8/10] look outdated, but maxed out looks nice, and the artstyle is attractive. The real problem is reusing models, which means sometimes you'll have triplets in a cutscene. The main characters and all the places are unique, though, so work and clever thinking was used in the design as well. Such a shame it doesn't use better technologies, would have been a lot better for a lot more people.
COMBAT[8.9/10] is made as tactical, but as you'll progress in unlocking stronger abilities, you'll synergize with the battlefied, emerging victorious, without much thinking. Finishers depend on the class and weapons used, and both differ greatly from what you have at your disposal. I enjoyed combat and class exclusive abilities that I have a reason to replay the game. The downer here is the difficulty, if you play on Lord you might be stressed a lot, and that can happen on Knight too. Best you choose the Squire, since there is no achievment affected by the difficulty.
All in all, it's a great RPG with high replayability value. Don't listen to the bad reviews, because those reviewers didn't even finish the game. It gets better and better as you play, so giving up on it is a bad decision. If you've watched the show you should check it out; if you've red the books, you should own it; if you're new to the series but like RPG's, the same for the book readers(if it's on sale, after all it's your risk).
GAME SCORE[8.5/10]
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85 of 104 people (82%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 4, 2014
I can recommend this game mostly for the plot and characters. THe writing is excelent, but everything else goes from anywhere between decent and weak. The graphics are sub-par, the music is forgettable and the voice acting goes from excelent (a couple of the actors in the series worked on this and deliver good performances) to mostly plain and laughable... Shame, since excelent acting would have helped the already excelent plot.

Now the combat... the combat is like most tactical RPGs (think Dragon Age: Origins for example), but it gets pretty plain and repetitive quickly due to lack of characters to form different parties.

Bottom line is... if you're looking for a good story, sure, get it for a decent price. Otherwise, there's other RPGs out there that do it better, be it graphics, gameplay, voice acting (and also have excelent stories to boot).
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