Welcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies. Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (242 reviews) - 78% of the 242 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 24, 2009

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Buy King Arthur Collection (March 2012)

Includes 8 items: King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame, King Arthur II: Dead Legions, King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame, King Arthur: Fallen Champions, King Arthur: Knights and Vassals DLC, King Arthur: Legendary Artifacts DLC, King Arthur: The Druids, King Arthur: The Saxons

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Stand-alone expansion to the hit RPG King Arthur


Recommended By Curators

"There are similar games out there (Total War, looking at you), but none create the beautiful, rain-filled English ambiance that King Arthur does."


“You will love playing King Arthur, in fact, you will love the whole game. And it's really easy to get hooked on it.”
92/100 – GameStar Hu
“King Arthur is, without doubt, the most fun I've had with a strategy game this year.”
90/100 – IncGamers
“A supreme strategy game, rich with incident and detail. Finally some worthy competition for the Total War series.”
86/100 – PC Gamer
“...King Arthur is an easy title to recommend. All of the various elements come together nicely with a gorgeous and stylish presentation.”
86/100 – Cheat Code Central
“If you like to enable more and more things in a game instead of being shown everything at once, this is a game for you.”
82/100 – GameStar
“All in all, King Arthur is the kind of title big game companies just don’t make anymore. Challenging, ambitious and quirky, this is certainly a game that deserves a look.”
81/100 – HellBored

About This Game

Welcome to the lost age of chivalry, where magic and myth is alive, and you are destined to be one of the living legends: Arthur, the son of Uther Pendragon, the Once and Future King of the prophecies.
Fulfill your destiny and claim your rightful place on the throne of Britannia. Recruit fabled knights to your Round Table: send them to adventures or battles, let them gather knowledge and artifacts, see how they become the most powerful heroes of the realm. Build the majestic Camelot, but beware: there will be enemies, both mortal and otherworldly that will try to destroy you. Send your heroes and their followers to battle with legendary warriors and monsters and see how the folk of the faeries and the saints set against wizards and evil knights.
  • Real-time fantasy battles: spectacular fight scenarios on grandiose battlefields, featuring thousands of soldiers and powerful heroes such as Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad or Merlin. Battles rely on the strengths and weaknesses of the different arms with several tactical possibilities, the abilities of the units and the heroes, monsters and most of all, spells.
  • Turn-based Campaign Map: Britannia is represented as a fully three dimensional topographic map where heroes move freely, conquer provinces or find adventures. In the turn-based campaign the changing seasons have effect on the gameplay and the graphics of the Campaign Map.
  • Create your own legend! The saga of King Arthur is an epic tale about the conquest of Britannia through a story-based campaign. The Campaign is divided into chapters, like a chronicle, each with a unique tone and theme. The chapters all have objectives, long- and short-term goals that also fit together to draw a grandiose picture of an unfolding storyline. There are many possible events and outcomes that all influence the legend itself and determine the ending of the storyline.
  • Morality Chart: Every decision in the game will influence the position of King Arthur on the Morality Chart. King Arthur might become a Christian ruler or the Follower of the Old Faith; a rightful or a ruthless monarch. These choices unlock special contents, allies, heroes, units and developments.
  • RPG elements: Heroes lead the armies and learn skills, spells and abilities from an ability tree for experience points. Heroes can also use magic items or become liege lords, entrusted with the leadership of a province, which is the best way to have them indebted. Arranging their marriages with the nice damsels of Arthur’s court also raises their loyalty.
  • Adventures: adventuring is the essence of King Arthur’s world. Quests pop up on the Campaign Map regularly. In technical terms it is a short story where the chosen knight has to make important decisions. Some adventures end in battles on special battlemaps.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2/Vista/7
    • Processor: AMD Athlon 3500+ or Intel Pentium IV 3.4 Ghz
    • Memory: 1Gb RAM (XP) 1.5Gb RAM (Vista/7)
    • Graphics: Nvidia 6600 (256Mb) / ATI Radeon X700 (256Mb)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 8 Gb of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9-compliant sound card
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
399.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
i really enjoyed this game and it was quite entertaining as well as difficult. i think the most annoying thing to me and this is very important to anyone who plays this game SAVE OFTEN. there is a very critical bug in the game if you have played for long periods of time the game can crash on you and you lose everything. it will ♥♥♥♥ you off. how can you play a game if it crashes often. it gets pretty frustrating. so other then that i enjoyed it. sure there was some nasty things like spells and some units that would just flog the crap out of you. nastiest armies i encountered were undead. they really destroy whatever armies you send their way.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
101.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
Pre-Release Review
Knight War

A fun variation on Total War gameplay. Teleport your Cavalry into the archers, clear an entire regiment with a giant, smite your foes with lightning. The choose your own adventure style quest prompts are pretty interesting, and numerous enough to keep you guessing. On the other hand, it takes forever. 100 hours is one playthrough, and its not all interesting. I recall the endgame as a lot of wandering around stomping down rebellion, trying to capture all of England, finally.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
105.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Amazing game and really tactical. Certain races have Preffered units. E.G welsh bowmen amazing range than normal bowmen etc. cannot get enough of this game 10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Fantastic game. Gets pretty hard in places, but really fun and pretty deep.
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55 of 58 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
167.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2014
I really like this game, although I need to admit I am a fan of just about most things related to King Arthur. I've been playing the game a lot recently, and am currently on my third time going through it (Played it on Easy and then Normal, and now on Hard). Before I go on though, let me explain that when I play a game with as many options or adventure/story arcs that this game has to offer, I will milk it for all it's worth, and play the living H**L out of it, exhausting my options completely. That being said, I've found a lot of enjoyment in this game, particularly since it revolves around King Arthur.

As a stand alone RTS, it is average. The game play runs well, although I can understand others being frustrated with the speed (I'm just a very patient person, I guess.) The choices you get in troops is wide ranged and very detailed. The same goes for the Knights as well (although I find that there ought to be another 1 or 2 Warlord options). When you've gotten the hang of balancing the Knights along with their strengths, it makes the game a lot easier (at least that was what I experienced during the Normal difficulty setting).

With items and weapons that become better through Battles, it quickly becomes grindfest (which I find that people either love doing or hate doing. Guess which group I fall under...? *lol*). And with the options of releasing your prisoners to be left out on the map with a pittance of an army to build from again, it can easily become very manipulative and easy to "level up" your equipment.

All in all though, I have to say that I'm most impressed with the amount of depth the game has in terms of how many different adventures can be unlocked. With the theoretical options of 4 different extremes you can take in this game, it opens up quite a bit of variety.

So if you're the kind of player who casually enjoys RTS, with the occasional grindfesting, this game is enjoyable. Admittedly, my bias and love for King Arthur mythology allowed me to enjoy it more, but even to the casual RTS player, I think this game is fun.
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