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 (601 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 1, 2013

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October 27

Patch # 1.05b - Huge Leap Forward

Patch # 1.05b - Huge Leap Forward

Dear Players,

Today we continue with fixing the majority of the remaining major issues - including the server not properly saving player's progress, resulting in lost progress or lost units. We have also re-enabled deleting town and Importing, and fixed various other bugs across the board. Things should work much much better now, and we hope to have Kingdom Wars on it`s top performance by Thursday, so that we can start adding new content and cool features.

Our team is working full speed on providing the best customer support we can, and at the same time improving and adding to the game. Thank you for your support, and we hope you`ll continue to enjoy what the world of Kingdom Wars has to offer. See you on the battlefield!

::::: Major Fixes and Additions:::::
-Fixed various issues with missing resources and units
-Fixed issues with town capture - vassal and hostage stance
-Fixed issues with saving players progress
-Fixed damaged unit cloning after transferring from homeland to army
-Importing cities is fixed and enabled
-Deleting cities is fixed and enabled

:::::Minor Fixes and Additions:::::
-Different chat color for Head Moderators
-Several new Moderators added to the game
-Fixed problems with Bank not working

:::::Known Issues:::::
Resource bar does not update with Tech Upgrades for Units and Buildings

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October 26

Patch # 1.04 - Faster, Better, Stronger

Patch # 1.04 - Faster, Better, Stronger

Dear Players, the past few days been a thrilling roller-coaster, with so many things going wrong, but at the same time thousands of players enjoying the game, and our community growing like never before. The main problems were all related to our mega game server performance - and we are happy to say today we`d made a huge leap in getting our server to run smoothly with thousand+ players online.

Our team is working full speed on providing the best customer support we can, and at the same time improving and adding to the game. Thank you for your support, and we hope you`ll continue to enjoy what the world of Kingdom Wars has to offer. See you on the battlefield!

::::: Major Fixes and Additions:::::
Server updates to reduce lag and stuttering
Added in-game email support from the Help and Forum tabs below resource tool-bar

:::::Minor Fixes and Additions:::::
Improved Login Time Out, will automatically try to login 3 times
Market trading now costs the proper amount of crowns
You are no longer able to sell ogres to trade cities
You are now able to build the Human Alliance Hall after joining an alliance

:::::Known Issues:::::
Temporally disabled importing of CD-Keys
Resource bar does not update with Tech Upgrades for Units and Buildings


NOTE: You may have to relog after patch to activate Human Alliance Hall.

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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.

Features

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

    Minimum:
    • 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.
    Recommended:
    • 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
54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
76.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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 :)
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
159.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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.
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43 of 70 people (61%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
10/1/14
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.

Cons:
-♥♥♥♥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
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
159.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
67.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Kingdom Wars has the same concept and battle physics as Age of Empires which is one of my favorite games. But in this game you get to make a kingdom, though if you want to make another city you have to pay $2, thus it's trully an origional MMO. But there really isn't anything good to buy in the story other than buying city slots, skirmish mode which you don't need, the campaign, and a few custumizations. Other than that it's all up to you which is really nice. LOVE IT!!! 10/10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
really fun game. i can see sinking alot of hours into it.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Well, I must say, when I started to play I thought it was not that good because I believe it lacks a tutorial and so when you start you start to get confused on how to play but just go to the top right and there should be a help menu, that helped me do some things but this game does not allow you to place buildings, which kinda sucks you cant custimize your city layout.
But it does get pretty fun when you start to understand it and get troops to attack. Thats pretty fun. I think it is very stragetic. Its not a bad game,
But don't plan on customizing your hero and he wears some pretty basic armor, your town, well good luck it looks like a village for a while and i believe you can buy crowns to speed up building progress.
If you ever played clash of clans on tablet, its like that but with more cons then clash but its pros are pretty strong where you can control what your troops do but lack building placement, (does this mean that all our towns look the same)
Well this is a positive review cause i still find it somewhat fun, but give it a try if you think your into games like these.

p.s. never send 3 squadron of troops into a army triple the size. they never come out alive.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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 ^_^
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
93.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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.



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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Very, very good game. There are some server issues, but it doesn't take very long to fix.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Dawn of Fantasy: Kingdom Wars is an RTS with some "unique" features, it wraps up some RPG and MMO elements in an RTS shell, I have got to say Dawn of Fantasy is not a bad game really. it takes patience, lots of it and can be pretty time consuming (from my admittedly little experience). Dawn of Fantasy looks and feels pretty "rough" but dont let that completely put you off from the game if you find it interesting. You choose from one of three races, then from one of three starting zones, you choose your heroes gender, and then name your city. Afterwards it should drop you into your tutorial. After the tutorial your loosed upon the world to build your forces and manage your city. Other than that I dont know how else to describe the game. In the end, all I can say is, does it look interesting to you? if so go ahead and give it a try, its free now!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Come check this game out if you like MMORTS!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
41.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Really Great Kingdom Sim
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