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Mixed (178 reviews) - 67% of the 178 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012

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War of the Roses: Kingmaker includes arsenal and armor updates, three new maps and two additional gameplay modes, including the Assault Mode.

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Reviews

"It’s competitive, skill-based, I suck at it, and I know I'll be playing it tonight"
80/100 - Destructoid

“a game that you won't want to miss”
80/100 - GamesRadar

“a game that will truly test your mettle as a gamer”
75/100 - GameZone

About This Content

War of the Roses: Kingmaker is a team based third person action game set in 15th century England. Two rival branches of the Royal House of Plantagenet - the house of Lancaster (the reds) and the house of York (the whites) – fight over the throne, and the player is thrown into the fray.

War of the Roses: Kingmaker arms players with a wide variety of arsenal and armor from the Knights Hospitaller, Gallowglass Mercenary, Winter Has Arrived, and Outside the Law updates. Three new maps and two additional gameplay modes, including the Assault Mode released specifically for this version of the multiplayer action title are also included. War of the Roses: Kingmaker will separate the nobles from the rabble and put knights on the fast-track to glory, ready to fight and die for York or Lancaster – and go down in history as true heroes.

Key Features:


  • Customize Your Warrior - Choose your fighting style and select from over 30 play-style changing perks that let you create truly unique characters with special abilities like eagle eye or shield bash.
  • Choose Your Gear – Make your selection from over 30 authentic weapons across 10 weapon categories with your choice of blade type and metal type. More than a dozen customizable helmets and various armor types to choose from. Even create your own coat of arms with near limitless combinations as you choose your division, ordinary, charge, and crest.
  • Design Your Coat of Arms – Show your allegiance, or just design something cool in the extensive Coat of Arms editor with millions of possible combinations.
  • Groundbreaking Mounted Gameplay - Melee combat will never be the same, mount up and experience new tactical and visceral thrills.
  • Train to be the Ultimate Knight - Experience a deep leveling system as you rise through the ranks, gain weapons, gear, and much more.
  • Expand the Mass Devastation – Take the up to 64 player competition to the next level on two additional modes, Pitched Battle & Assault! These bring the grand scale of war to the next level and challenge the most harden Knights!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core 2.4GHz processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 4.0 compatible card (minimum: Nvidia GeForce 9800, AMD Radeon 4830)
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Onboard Video Card Not Supported
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core Intel or AMD processor
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader 4.0 compatible card (recommended: Nvidia GeForce 460, AMD Radeon 5870)
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Onboard Video Card Not Supported
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Overall:
Mixed (178 reviews)
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Posted: June 25
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[KoL]Elwyn
Posted: June 23
Great game I like the sound of the swords ,the instakil with crossbow or bow , u can use gun ,ride a horse I really like the soundtrack
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Abusive Bisuketto
Posted: May 22
Dead game nobody plays it and the devs are lazy ♥♥♥♥s
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Drink Your Mum's Bleach
Posted: April 16
Even now, when the game is nearly dead - I still believe it is worth buying - WHEN discounted. It has a solid 4 servers always up with 20-30 people consistantly in no matter what the time is. But as I said, its nearly dead - and its a shame they abandoned it as well as War of the Vikings.
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RodZilla
Posted: February 22
Such a great game, too bad it never caught on.
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[1er]KingMoogoe
Posted: February 9
Great Game, Very fun, dont let the community bring you down, if you are haveing trouble fighting get for help from another player.
Lookes amazing
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Gårrëttisønfire
Posted: December 26, 2015
I have mixed feelings on this game. It appears as if it is a new and improved version of Warband but much of this game is lacking. Also I payed full price for it when it came out but now its free. I cannot forgive for that.
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YASSS
Posted: December 19, 2015
10/10 would get pitch fork domed again.
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Unicorn Wizard
Posted: November 26, 2015
One of the most fun and frustrating games I've ever played.
Player base is small but the game lives on.

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coolbob721
Posted: November 24, 2015
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 25
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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 16, 2014
This game is great, but the community is about as pleasant as a room full of ritalin-addicted toddlers on a massive sugar-high.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 23, 2013
Medieval combat with a ferociously steep learning curve; 'War of the Roses: Kingmaker' brings a similar game-style to Mount & Blade while vastly improving on what was a grand template already.

Pitching yourself in battle, there's a huge amount of authenticity and splendor you get while charging through a field with around 25 other players around you. With many weapon choices, each one unique and different to handle, there's plenty within the game to enjoy. Strikes feel viscious and you genuinely feel as if it's your mouse alone making the cuts of your enemy run deep.

In comparison to the more arcade-feel of 'Chivalry: Medieval Warfare', War of the Roses is a realistic battle-simulator, however, that being said: it's definitely a game and by all means it's completely awesome.
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28 of 35 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: July 16, 2013
Hard to get used to, but very fun once you figure it out
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: June 24, 2015
Almost all players left are regulars and highly experienced, usually bunched up on one or two servers with 20 - 30 players. Combat is frustrating and imbalanced with clothed peasants wielding pitchforks that insta kill knights in full plate. Janky melee where everyone is constantly running in circles to keep their top speeds for bonus damage and to dodge incoming swings, this looks really silly and isn't very immersive.

You can barely shoot anything moving with a ranged weapon, as your projectile is shot after a noticeable delay dependent on the games/servers mood, add in the fact that everyone is running in circles makes it nearly impossible to lead your shots.

Usually while running in circles you will want to position yourself in such a way, that when your fully charged attack is released your swing begins inside or right before your target, achieving maximum damage potential without delay, giving even less or no time for a parry. Noone will explain this to you. I guess I should also mention that the community is childish and unfriendly. There seem to be a couple of map exploits as well, with snipers shooting from inside buildings. This all adds up to a genuine old school experience, the bad kind.

The developers have also discontinued support, which is the most frustrating issue, the potential is still there and they could really turn things around, but just gave up on it. It's not a bad game, it just needs someone to care about it. All those realistic armor hitboxes and weapon modifications mean nothing when it comes to the imbalance and cheapness in combat. Any "polish" is superficial at best.

So if you feel like sacrificing yourself for the enjoyment of everyone still playing and absolutely love hardcore metagaming, à la a slow jedi knight 2/academy without force powers or rancors, then buy this game now, you masochist.
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57 of 90 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: September 11, 2013
My new favourite game!! Requires a lot of skills and a powerful computer, but it's totally worth it.
DEATH TO THE LANCASTRIAN DOGS!!!!!

SCORE: 90/100
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 5, 2014
It has rather steep learning curve but melee is very colorful and deep. The way you have to use every aspect of your weapons(for example pollaxe has cutting, crushing and stabby parts) depending on how heavily armored the opponent is and where you aim. Visors on the helmets obstruct your view but give you better chance to survive that slash to the face, helmets without visors protect your head from sides, back and top but leave your face unprotected, half-plate has good protection for your torso but leaves little to no protection to your arms and legs, chainmail protects only good against slashes or some weaker piercing strikes but give you better mobility, the list goes on.
Squad-Leaders get tactical perks to buff yourself and your team-mates for short period of time and tagging ability so you can mark that annoying, bush-dwelling sharpshooter for your comrades for little extra points when they chop off his/her head. Also they work as mobile spawn points, as long as the squad-leader isn't being directly attacked.



Microtransactions give you instant access to some prettier versions of gear and extragavant dyes, but none of them cost more than you could get in couple hours of frantic shield-bashing and eye-gouging. Only minuses I could think of are very small ammount of maps and unpolished spawning system where you sometimes try to spawn on your squad-leader and instead spawn outside map boundaries or in the middle of frantic melee.

4/5
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: September 4, 2015
Note that I will still continue to play this game only because:

- I know the game mechanics
- I do not get owned 1 hit by rank 60 people with peasant weapons
- I don't care when people trashtalk me
- I find it fun 1 hitting people
- Fun for me


First of all, this is a very fun game with lots of potential but people would rather trashtalk you when you win once and start flaming you, which makes this game's community really toxic. Infact, you will end up in a bad mood.


Mentioning the community, it is the most toxic community I have seen. From rank 60's down to the lowest, it does not make sense. They have the most illogical reasons ever, mentioning that they use swear words down to words that are made to make you angry. The swearing vocabulary is to be sick of. They can not speak with a decent grammar, but when they are angry they suddenly get the perfect swearing grammar. It is pretty fascinating actually, but really sickening also.


I will list the non-swear-words-vocabulary of this community:

- Hi
- Lol
- gf

And now I will list the ''toxic'' words:

- ♥♥♥♥
- ♥♥♥♥
- Noob
- ♥♥♥♥♥
- ♥♥♥♥
- ♥♥♥♥♥
- Kid
- Owned
- ♥♥♥
- Shrektn00b
- l0lnoob
- usuck
- Learn to Play
- LOL U EXE'D ME UR GONNA DIE NOW U LIL ♥♥♥♥♥
- DID U JUST EXE ME?
- LOL EXED U NOOB
- duel me u ♥♥♥
- GALLOSPAMMER NOOB
- LOL GALLO?


Do you see the difference? That's right.


Now let's talk about the duel servers, as they are a big part of the game and most players play on some kind of duel server. The admins are total crap, like TOTAL crap. Too many people agree on the admin part, they should do something about it.

Back to the toxic part (duel). 80% of the toxicity comes from the duel servers, once you beat them with some kind of weapon they are going full sparta about it. I think that comes from people being angry, like in the words of; they are sore losers.


Mentioning again; I still love this game by some reason and I love playing it even though the community is toxic.

Adios Da Bruh ~ <3
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
Posted: February 23, 2015
PROS of buying this:
- Better weapons
- You DON'T have to spend actual money to get some decent equipment, you can play the game and earn it that way.
- You can have a bit more fun making custom classes.

CONS:
- You spend $19.99 on a long deserted game
- As mentioned above, the devs have stopped patching it.
- The OP weapons...
- $19.99

I mean, it's okay but only buy it if it's on sale. It's not worth it. I hate myself now.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 2, 2014
I was skeptical at first because most medieval combat games such as this (Age of chivlary, etc.) are not that great. This game really blew me away though. Great graphics, cool customization, runs well, and fun!
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