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User reviews: Mostly Positive (87 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 2, 2012
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Buy War of the Roses: Kingmaker

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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Packages that include this game

Buy Vikings & Roses - Unleash the War Pack

Includes 4 items: War of the Roses Novel, War of the Roses: Kingmaker, War of the Vikings, War of the Vikings E-book: Berserker King

 

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
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 16
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 5
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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 2
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 3
It's fun!
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 6
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!! I am very sad to say it because i love it but Paradox Interactive has becomes outright fraudulent in their business practices. The went for the hard-sell on War of the Vikings, promoted the absoulte hell out of it, then stopped supporting it months after launch to the point where it wont even open to the title screen. They claimed they will stop patching War of the Roses (which is fine) but now most people cant even log on. Paying for this title now gets you nothing, as you wont even be able to get to the title screen. Sad to say it but its true this once wonderfully fun game has been trashed by shoddy business practices right before the eyes of its very loyal community. Check out the Paradox website forums if you dont believe what is written here.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: November 15
Dont buy it, Constant bugs/cheaters you name it the problems here. Do yourself a favor and skip this game.
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9 of 18 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 19
Fat Shark and Paradox ♥♥♥♥ed up real bad this time...

Why do you ask?

Well when some dude wearing light to no armor and comes at a fully armored knight and kills him in one swing with a wooden pitchfork, it makes perfect sence.

They even ended development of this and War of the Vikings because they were so lazy with fixing problems and not even giving any incentive and never minding what this game is actually like for players.

Another thing that dosnt make any sence at all is that in this game, all you have to do to get points fast is just get light armor and an OP one handed weapon and just spam everyone you meet. Yep. Just like the medieval age.

Also, if you happen to live in the US i feel really sorry for you. Why? Because theres only 3, yes, 3 servers that are US hosted and are packed at almost every hour of the day. BUT if you live in the UK or EU in general, CONGRATS! cause theres plenty of servers to join with alot of space and players daily!

This game has no ryme or reason to still cost $19.99, its a compelete waste of money. This ABOMINATION needs to be buried and forgotten. It had a good image of being innovative, but once you make a wooden pitchfork the most OP weapon in the game, you ♥♥♥♥ed it up... bad...

Seriously, DONT BUY THIS GAME. ITS A SCAM MADE BY FAT SHARK AND PARODOX TO FILL THEIR WALLETS WITH YOUR HARD EARNED CASH.
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48 of 70 people (69%) found this review helpful
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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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 16, 2013
Hard to get used to, but very fun once you figure it out
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 10, 2013
Great game. Tough, attractive, lively.
Do not look at the video, there is not transferred to the whole point of the game.
Great game for fans of the knights, and especially those who love to play for the archers.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 14, 2013
Really nicely polished skill-based medieval action game with good graphics and good character development and customisation. I just wish there were more servers.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 21, 2013
A tad badly optimized for run of the mill PCs, but I love it. <3
This > Chivalry: Medieval Warfare.
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
Posted: April 6, 2013
Где балом правит меч и щит? Эта игра не для тех, кому нравится веселая Чивалри и не для тех, кому нравится арена как де_даст в МнБ. Здесь надо выверять удары, попадать в щели, стараться понимать чего от тебя хотят другие. Игру очень долго пилили, и в целом, результат, наконец, может даже поразить. Красивые локации, продуманая система боя, жадноватая стоимость апгрейдов. Не без недостатков конечно: не всегда очевидно попали ли по тебе, трудно целиться так как нет вида от первого лица. Демо-версия доступна всем - попробуйте, но пару часов вы точно не будете понимать что происходит.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 22, 2013
Highly demanding and extremely rewarding!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: May 21, 2013
fun game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 8, 2013
Not as boring as chivalry, requires actual skill not random mouse clicks.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 23, 2013
BUY THIS GAME!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Posted: March 4, 2013
This is a really fun game to play and it has real good grahics and it is a really fun game to play, there is only 1 map that I don't like and the rest are good and fun to play on. It has lots of types of classes and also custom clases and you can ride horses.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Posted: July 22, 2013
Игра супер,задумка супер,геимплей супер!ставлю 6/10 причина:на серверах одни придурки играют и только,сервера часто вылетают!
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