Kingdom Wars is a free to play 3D MMORTS with real-time siege combat, without the pay to win element so common in the genre. Kingdom Wars offers beautiful 3D online world, where players construct strongholds, direct citizens, complete quests and eventually manage a global empire.
User reviews: Mixed (530 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 1, 2013

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October 22

Kingdom Wars Free to Play is Live!

The long awaited day has finally arrived - Kingdom Wars Free-To-Play is here!

We at Reverie World Studios would like to extend a welcome to all those who are joining us as well as a big thank you to all those players who played Dawn of Fantasy and Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars which helped us get to this point.

Since we announced Kingdom Wars Free-To-Play, the response from players has extremely positive and your feedback has helped shape the game, making things even better. We hope everyone enjoys all the new content from Female Heroes to customizable banners and much more.

If you previously played Dawn of Fantasy or Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars, don't forget to Import using your game key to claim all your free rewards.

We look forward to seeing thousands of players building their cities and battling to expand their empires.

See you on the battlefield!

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October 7

Join our Team! Hiring Moderators

As you might know, we are going Free-to-Play with Kingdom Wars later this month, and all of us hope, and expect our player base to skyrocket. As it was from the start - our goal is to continue answering every question from our players - in-game, forums, or email. It won`t be easy - but we hope that with our expanded team of Moderators - we`ll be able to face this challenge.

So as you might have guessed - we are expanding our staff to hire a dozen of new moderators. We'll be recruiting from our loyal player base, and these veterans will be able to help our newest players settle in, as well as to have direct commutation with developers, and help improve and shape the game in the future.

Our greatly expanding team is highly organized, with core team of 3 leads and 8 head moderators who`ll help you get started and turn this part-time work into an enjoyable and memorable experience. We believe that being a moderator is not a tedious, routine job, but a fun, and important role to play in the game`s community.

-Have spent at least 30 hours in-game. Preference will be given to players with 50+ hours.
-Available to Moderate in-game or in the forums for 16-25 hours per week
-Availability to attend Moderators team meetings at 3pm EST, at least twice a month

-Spend “working” time inside the game`s chat. Helping new players get started, answering questions about features and potential bugs.
-Keep an eye out on players losing units and or resources and refund them accordingly.
-Monitor trouble makers and applying chat bans. Reporting more serious offenders to Head Moderators for a permanent ban
-Recording your weekly activity - players helped, amount of compensation resources sent, and submitting a small weekly check list to Lead Moderators
-Install Developers build of the game, and occasionally work directly with Dev Team on testing new content before it`s released to the public
-Moderators are not allowed to join or host alliances. If you are promoted to a Head Moderator, you will also loose ability to PvP
-Be patient with plyers. Understand not all players know everything in game, and for many English is not their first language. Or some players might still be just a few years old, and can`t be expected to follow instructions well
-Finally - try to log into the game at least every other game, and have fun! Even though this is a job, we wan't you to enjoy your time, and help shape the community.

-Moderators who have good performance for at least 1 month, will be given in-game credit
-Each month few best moderators will receive $ bonus, around $300
-Strong possibility of promotion to Head or Lead moderators, monthly salaried position. Typical time for promotion - 2 months of good service
-Access to developers build - try new content months before it`s available
-Access to all the game has to offer - keep in mind though, that we restrict the mods can interact with other players - no alliances for regular mods, no pvp for head mods e.t.c
-Weekly communication with the development team, and after a month personal Skype access to development team. We`ll listen to your feedback, suggestions e.t.c. This is your chance to shape the game
-Half of our current employees have originally joined the team as volunteer moderators. If you have skills, talents, and want to pursue career with Reverie - this is the best way to get your foot in the door, to move in to take over Game Designer, QA, Sound Designer, Art positions in the company.

How to Apply:
If your Application is chosen you will be contacted and interviewed via Skype. Only successful candidates will be contacted. We expect to finish recruitment by October 16th

Please follow exact format listed bellow, and submit all application to our Community Manager - Brandon Allgood:
Send Your Application Titled as “Kingdom Wars Moderator App”

What to Include:
-Your Name, Skype contact, Email contact, Country you live in
-Steam username, Your Steam ID (64 bit)
-Kingdom Wars public forums username (register one if you don`t have one yet)
-Availability: Please provide times in EST timezone values, like Tuesday 4pm-10pm, Friday - busy all day e.t.c

-Community Status: Please mention If we have spoken to you before via PM or in-game chat, or if some of the existent mods referred you, or if you have been with Kingdom Wars for a very long time. And if you have other involvement in the gaming community - Such as your Youtube or Website or if you were a Mod in other games e.t.c. List your responsibilities.
-In under 300 words, please describe why you would be a good candidate, and how you would improve Kingdom Wars. More info the better, but please keep it under 300 words - our chance to see how well you can present information in condensed format
-How many time per month, are you able to make our Mod Team meetings? To recall - We hold weekly meetings every Thursday @ 3PM EST. You must be able to attend at least twice a month.

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Steam Greenlight

Free Empire Expansion

Our biggest expansion - Empire completely re-invents the gameplay - changing Kingdom Wars from a local city building game, into massive empire building simulation and greatly expanding the scope and length of the game. In Empire, players get to literally take over the world - commanding a huge military, political and economic empire that covers the entire game world - from the human Southmount Mountains to the desolate deserts of Brakental.

And, as has become our tradition, this expansion is once again absolutely free!

Free Arcana Expansion

The Arcana expansion introduces a new dimension to gameplay, adding magic to Kingdom Wars and the world of Mythador. Arcana brings with it powerful wizards to recruit, earth-shattering spells to research and cast, towering Wizard Guild buildings to construct and much more.

The free Arcana expansion is just the latest addition to an ever growing game and is a way for the development team to give back to the community that has supported us over the years.

Free Siegeworks Expansion

This massive expansion greatly enhances the gameplay experience by putting a strong emphasis on expanding the game world twice over - adding sixteen new siege ready towns and variety of new units. In addition, Siegeworks introduces new Guild Alliances feature, completely redesigned combat and pathfinding control system.

And the best part this expansion is absolutely free! This is a way for us to give back to the community that has supported us over the years.

About This Game

Kingdom Wars is a free to play 3D MMORTS with real-time siege combat, without the pay to win element so common in the genre. Having evolved from Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars this strategy game offers lively online world, where players gather resources, construct majestic towns, and impregnable strongholds, direct citizens, complete quests in the service of mighty nobles and fiendish rogues, and eventually manage a global empire. All within an online realm that grows, works, lives, and breathes even when you log off. All this in glorious 3d world with stunning level of detail and epic scale - with vibrant towns and thousand strong armies. And of-course let’s not forget the glorious siege battles all in real-time! Developed by Reverie World Studios, Kingdom Wars is the result of several years of hard work by a new Toronto based studio, with members all over the world.


Innovative MMORTS Approach
  • Wage war with neighboring regions or complete countless hours of quests as you unveil the dark secrets of Terria while managing a persistent kingdom and economy with thousands of other players. Socialize, trade, forge alliances and - best of all - battle against other players across the world, defeat their armies, and burn their towns!
Not Pay to Win
  • With Kingdom Wars free to play release our goal was to create a game of skill, not bigger wallets. We have followed player suggestions and tried to avoid the common pay2win traps. In Kingdom Wars majority of micro-transaction only effect cosmetic changes or unlock bonus content, that does not effect game progress and player interaction. All the other options are limited to one time use, to prevent anyone gaining unfair advantage.
Multiple Games Modes
  • Two additional singleplayer modes - including open-ended Campaign mode, and content-packed single-player Skirmish mode with both Lay Siege and Castle Defense maps - guaranteed to satisfy players of various tastes and gameplay styles.
Stunning Siege Combat
  • User-friendly Siege-oriented gameplay adds a whole new dimension to the battlefield as you ram the enemy gate, scale the walls, and place automated defensive systems, such as: stone tippers, boiling oil, and wall-mounted catapults.
Three Distinct Races & Styles of Gameplay
  • Kingdom Wars features three distinct civilizations: Elves, Orcs and Men, presenting a unique approach to these iconic races with three distinct styles of gameplay. Each race is complete with its own lore, language, world region and terrain, dozens of distinct units and buildings, hundreds of unique technologies, and each even has a different approach to economy and building style.
Fully 3D Dynamic World Map
  • Travel the MMORTS world using a beautifully-designed 3D World Map featuring scale replicas of all the NPC strongholds, quest areas, and the player's homeland.
Original Base Building Approach
  • Each player’s Stronghold features hundreds of buildings that look and behave like a City-Simulation game, but without any micro-management, giving the player more time to spend on the battlefield. In addition each race offers a different approach to building strongholds.
Complex Economic Model with Corpse Looting
  • Combines the complexity of nearly a dozen gathering possibilities, different for each race, with automated simplicity, allowing players the options to micromanage their economy, or leave it to run itself in times of war.
Realistic Weather and Season Change
  • The gaming world comes alive as you build and battle during winter or summer months, as you push your armies through heavy rain or snow storms. Your economy significantly changes from summer to winter, when different strategic options are available during different times of day and severe weather makes certain units useless.

System Requirements

    • OS:Windows Vista
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 / ATI Radeon HD 6570
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:7.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection required to play the game. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti / Radeon HD 6790
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Internet connection required to play the game. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, DirectX and Microsoft .NET 4.
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Yup this game is awsome! For those who like RTS and is must have piece. Luckily its not pay-to-win i have paid nothing yet and i dont feel anyway behind other players. It must be added, that you can feel the 'under contruction' sign, but all in all its a game in a world with rich lore, and the feeling of classic fantasy is only the top of the cake.

Thanks to the well planed PvP protection you wont get raided and farmed in that very moment you join the game, also you dont have to sit 24/7 in front of this game, since you are protected while offline.

You should definetly give it a try if you liked any total ward games mixed with a bit of Mount&Blade and a bit of Warcraft III :)
Posted: October 12
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
76.6 hrs on record
there a amillion other reviews to go over ever point. if you happen upon this one, just know it is free to play, cosmetic purchases only and fun for an RTS. I just wanted to give it one more 'reccomended' point
Posted: September 29
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Kingdom Wars is a very interesting game. At first I had a very low opinion of it, but if you can overcome the first hour of the game and look past its shortcomings you'll find a very addictive experience with so much potential.

Negative impressions: Visually it looks as if it made in the early 2000s, and the combat leaves a lot to be desired. Once battle is joined unit formations devolve into disorganized mosh-pit like globs with very poor unit collision detection (if any at all.) The animations are primitive and very basic, not just in combat but for walking, idle, and cutscenes dialog. There are also a host of bugs, many of which are highly destructive and infuriating. The worst I encountered was when I lost an entire army, 28 units, because a quest sent them into a void and left me with an empty army on the map- without even starting the quest. I was left without my hero unit, and an entire day worth of invested resources that I used to build said army.

Positive Impressions: The economic system and a load of fun, and by far the best part of the game aside from the general idea. You can make profits by trading, harvesting resources, looting battlefields, and questing. Each option presents its own benefits and challenges. If you decide to harvest resources at home then you will looking at the safest and most reliable way, but it also means you need peasants working the land which drags on your unit cap. Trade is the quickest way, but it also means you’re at risk of losing caravans and thus your cargo. It also requires more management and the natural risk of losing money on a trade if you’re too hasty.

The game has a pretty mild pace, which is certainly a positive in my opinion. You won’t become powerful overnight, and all buildings and soldiers take quite a bit of resources and time to make. There is also a healthy variety of units and plenty of defining traits to pick from. Units gain experience from battles which lets you upgrade them, in addition to researching new technologies and equipment. From what I can tell there is no pay-to-win advantage either. The cashhop is purely aesthetics and speeding up the process of questing rewards.

If the combat would be overhauled then I think this would be an easy game to recommend, and if animations and visuals where modernized then it would be a jewel. However as it stands it’s a give and take. If you can overlook its issues there is a lot of fun to be had, but not everyone can do that.
Posted: October 23
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17 of 28 people (61%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
I originally really got into this game, and really played it hard, wanted to advance, got really strategic about all of it, and now I threw my hands in the air and am tell it to go blow itself.

First off the game is a patient one, some builds take hours to build, there is a lot of slow freaking traveling and sieging an area actually takes time and a lot of effort. You feel accomplished when you get it right and it is awesome. Absolutely awesome. But the game mechanics are atrocious.

Pros: Rewarding, new-ish style, feels like you can explore a lot.

-♥♥♥♥ty game mechanics: Units randomly stop firing and run into battle without attacking. This happens with super expensive units and it sets you back literally hours. Spike traps are an instant (and invulnerable) kill for your units so while sieging the enemy you may lose 20% of it regardless of what you do.
-Not intuitive building (for the elves)
-Everything is slow, inaccurate, frustrating, expensive, unresponsive, and repetitive

Although I was expecting an Age of Empires-esk game, it delivered but in a C rated experience. This game has a lot of potential to be good, but it needs more polishing
Posted: October 1
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
157.1 hrs on record
It is a great game and a mix of Total War, Age of Empires and one game I liked alot Tzar in the late 90s. Now that it is free to play there are hundreds of players different skills and all eager to advance trough their levels of play. Am not much of quests person but they do provide some fun and PVP in game altough it was before bugy now plays fluently. There is a mix of races and every opponent shouldnt be over estimated as everyone has their own tactic. I recomend this game as you will have hundreds of hours of fun.
Posted: October 24
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
59.5 hrs on record
i will say this the game had a bad start however this game thanks to is developers have really made this game great they still work on bugs and keep up with the game not just let it fall i say well done for that as well as they have made this game very enjoyable. it has come a long way since launch and its a game you can spend hours in. So yes i recommend this game.
Posted: October 4
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
67.9 hrs on record
although the game has bugs that they are clearly trying to fix and are definitely doing a great job of it especially in the last month
this games concept is so overwhelmingly amazing that i have to give it a great score
unlike most games you actually have to put time into this game and i completely get lost in this world for hours a day
i absolutely love everything about this game and with a little more time im sure this game will be perfect
the only thing i would like to see improvement is everything on a much larger scale as in cities and army's
Posted: October 16
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Very, very good game. There are some server issues, but it doesn't take very long to fix.
Posted: October 24
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
93.1 hrs on record
I bought this about a year ago and put in 90+ hours. It is now F2P so, if your into the MMORTS ish, check it out.

It's worth giving a try. There is a great community and Staff to help you out if you need it.

Posted: October 24
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
So i got this game, not exactly sure what it was. An MMO, RPG? Its an RTS, and a pretty well done one. The whole free-to-play is actually that, but they added a twist that i actually thought as something a whole lot better than the other ones out there that "need energy to complete actions, come back tomorrow". This has that ideal, but they did it in a way that keeps people entertained. You set some units to gather resources, and they gather small amounts over time, more units, more resources brought in. The best part though, is that you can constantly play, without having to check back up on your kingdom every few hours. You can create an army relatively quickly, and go out and fight (have not reached parts like that, just doing a quest to attack goblins at this point). This is when the RTS main fighting starts, though i should mention the home city is set up the same way, RTS style. This game is pretty fun, and i cant wait to either siege a castle, or get sieged. Im realy looking forward to the co-op battles.

Just 5 hours in this game and i already love it, it has an excellent RTS-RPG mix, and i cant wait until i experience multiplayer. Plus this game is free, no need to buy things. Download it and try it, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Being a WoW fan and playing as the orcs is extremely delightful too!
Posted: October 23
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
119.8 hrs on record
This game is really good have some minor bugs that get in the way every now and then, but they are tolerable, is a realy nice blend of RTS, RPG, and MMO, a really nice comunity still growing. And the premium currency can be obtained trought ingame missions(quest), battles, sieges. clearing map areas etc. You can solo, coop and pvp. Rise the levels of your units, etc, if you are a fan of RTS this game is a must play.
Posted: October 12
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
"WE BEEEEEAAATT!!!"-Orc Slayer

On a more serious note, this game is very fun to play in a relaxed way. Combat is very micro managy (or it can be) which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Although, I've found myself spending most of my time so far watching my hunters hunt while I wait for buildings to build. Still a very fun and in depth game.
+In depth and micro managable combat if you want to, click and swarm units if you don't want to micro.
+Fleshed out races with personalities.
+Great soundtrack.
+Fun animations and ai things to keep you entertained while things build.
+Customizable city lay outs (for the orcs anyway, not sure about other races).
+Good variety of units and upgrades.
+Good PvP.
+Very in depth lore that gives you a good feel for the world.
-Buildings can take a very long time to build (as in a few hours real time).
-Skirmish mode has to be bought.
-Can be very dull at times.
-Most of the quest dialog is text only, but there are still fun unit battlecries.
-Graphics are about on par with Warcraft 3 (but then again, it's just as enjoyable).

Overall, I recommend this game as a fun strategy game to play as a relaxing "watch your city grow" type of game. Especially now that it's only $4.99 USD.
Posted: September 25
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Interesting (and cheap) strategical MMO with RPG elements. I personally think the 3D perspective and the somewhat complicated interface does it no favors and would still prefer Stronghold Kingdoms, but it is definitely worth a try.
Posted: September 26
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Really Great Kingdom Sim
Posted: October 1
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
93.4 hrs on record
Build your own empire in this RPG. A must for Open world RPG fans. I played the beta and am glad to see it on steam.
Posted: October 1
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Its interesting game I like it, but I crash every 15-30 min, I have Asus x71v, 4gb ram, intel core duo, nvidia gt9600. Its a good game, but it crashes a lot, I hope I find a fix, I will tell if I find anything.

edit: I have reinstalled my windows 7 from 32 bit to 64 bit, so I can use all 4 gb not only 3 gb and I can say that I dont crash any more, I have played for an hour now, I will play more later and report. When I was on 32 bit, I watched how much ram the game took before it crashed, it took 1.7 gb ram, and atm as I said I have played for an hour it stayed around 1.5-1.6 without crashing an extra GB of ram makes wonders lol.
Posted: October 24
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Funny Total War like game with RPG elements and Browser games elements.

It is not p2w.

But there is one little problem.
The Control of the units is really simple.
There are no Hold the ground orders or a easy way to form a battle line.
So don't expect a unit control which you got in the total war games series.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Great game all ways being updated 6/10 takes some time to get in to and enjoy :) would tell any one to have a play.
Posted: October 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
This game is quite interesting....even if it does have somewhat ok graphics and a decent combat system the game is pretty much free so in a way im surprised the game is actually this fun
Other then a few occasions where the comabt is slightly confusing, im giving this game a thumbs up becuase it has actually been very fun while I play ^_^
Posted: October 23
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