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Do you like Real Time Strategy? or are Role Playing Games your preference… Why not try both genres in one? … or even both separately? … In one game: KnightShift! In a mystical world beyond fantasy and imagination, where corruption and disaster go hand in hand, not all is as it seems.
Release Date: Dec 31, 2003
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“The storyline is fun, and the game will make you chuckle, if not sometimes outright make you spit your soda onto the screen.”
86 – Next Level Gaming

“"Knight Shift" simply convinced us all along the line.”
94 – PC Spielemagazin

“KnightShift (Polanie II) is simply outstanding and sets a high international level of gameplay.”
90 – Interia PL

About the Game

Do you like Real Time Strategy? or are Role Playing Games your preference…
Why not try both genres in one? … or even both separately? …
In one game: KnightShift!

In a mystical world beyond fantasy and imagination, where corruption and disaster go hand in hand, not all is as it seems. A dark adventure begins in the RPG part: divided into eight chapters of dungeons, rare treasures, very strange companions and gruesome opponents. Eight individually equipped characters are available to you in this action packed role-play. It is now down to you, the player to form your hero and help him to fame and victory.

As soon as Gallus has been freed he can get on with job of bringing Prince John back to his father's kingdom. Strategy begins here: with the support of your loyal subjects the fight against the powers of evil begins.

GAME FEATURES:

  • Two games in one, a gripping storyline with amazing characters in a living world of fantasy [RTS-Part in 24 exciting missions and RPG Part with 8 chapters and countless nerve tickling quests]
  • Skirmish RPG und RTS Mode with over 20 additional maps
  • Over 2,000 various weapons, equipment and magical items
  • Extensive multiplayer fun with companion and competitive matches over LAN and EarthNET™
  • Revolutionary graphics taking full advantage of Per Pixel Shader technology with automatic adaptation of the engine to fitted hardware
  • A brandnew Musical Score with over 75 pieces of original music
  • Completely 3D with a freely rotating camera

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D with TnL support and 128 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel/AMD Single Core CPU with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Per-Pixel-Shader 2.0 support and 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
Helpful customer reviews
65 of 78 people (83%) found this review helpful
277 products in account
58 reviews
7.2 hrs on record
A nice litle hack 'n' slash with a great sense of humour. It's not going to win any awards but it still offers a fun little break from more highbrow titles. It should be noted that there is a slight problem with higher resolutions. The game will not run in full HD. 67%
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
19 products in account
1 review
1.8 hrs on record
Truly one of my favourite games of all time. I would estimate that I have somewhere around 1000 hours into the Once Upon A Knight disc version, and I am not sure of the differences between KnightShift and Once Upon A Knight, other than that KnightShift is the European version. I would recommend this game if you can stand to not have the latest graphics, but do enjoy a sometimes humorous RPG. The campaigns are decent, but I could have spent days turning my enemies into cows in the skirmish mode. On top of that I do not remember any game-breaking bugs or issues of any kind from Once Upon A Knight, other than being addicted to it for quite some time. The game can appeal to different players, through the main story line campaigns, the rpg modes, skirmish battles, and the editor mode allowing you to make your own scenarios and maps, providing many, many hours of milk-spending entertainment! (Yup, "milk-spending", milk is one of the currencies, isn't that great?) While the graphics might not be up-to-date, which is what should be expected of an aging game, I feel that the gameplay greatly out-weighs that. I highly recommend this game!
Posted: April 3rd, 2014
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
539 products in account
11 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This is golden stream material.
Voice acting is crazy bad, visuals are buggy and glitchy, all hilarious. Essentially, if Dungeon Lords was an fantasy RTS, this would be it.
Buy it in a bundle rather than paying 6/7 bucks.
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
205 products in account
5 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
The game itself is teresting enough but being a title released in 2003 means it is lacking in much we've become accustomed to. For one, it seems to only work in 4:3 aspect ratio. The textures might have been "good" back in the day but are obviously dated now. The cutscene movies are also pretty dated. The spoken dialogue is remeniscent of old... wait this is an old game... so umm, the spoken dialogue represent what was about the 'norm' for 2003, though the script seems a bit hammy.

All things considered, if you are the kind that doesn't mind the old-school feel of the game, you could come to enjoy it very much however I know a lot of people won't be able to get past that aspect of the game.

I'd recommend this game only for people who like that old school feel.
Posted: March 2nd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
147 products in account
21 reviews
9.2 hrs on record
I fail to see how this game is broken, buggy or unplayable (according to other reviewers, they almost always had issues with this game). This game sure has aged a lot, but it still has the unique feel and setting that isn't present in any other game (even the Witcher, which is also heavily based on Slavic mythology).

Of course, it is very dated. Graphics may be ugly (but seriously, what do you expect from a game made in 2003?) if you compare this game to other, more modern ones. This game doesn't support any other display modes but letterbox (4:3). But since I'm not that kind of a guy who pays attention to graphics, it doesn't really bother me. The game's interface and controls are very intuitive and easy to learn, so both hardcore and "casual" (no pun intended) players can, IMO, enjoy it, provided that dated graphics won't distract them. I know I enjoy this game, and I've been a gamer since I was born. That's 19 years of experience.

It has RPG and RTS modes, but they aren't very advanced (that is not a flaw to me, though). It also has a built-in editor - the kind that is fairly easy to learn to use - which allows you to create and share custom content. The possibilities are endless. Even if you are too lazy to make your own stuff, you can still look for some fan-made content on the Internet.

This game has its' flaws, of course. It is not perfect. There are more complex RPGs and RTSs out there. There are games with prettier graphics. But since I am the kind of a guy who likes games that are simple to learn and present you with something challenging (not the gameplay, but the setting and/or story), I actually like this game.

Personal rating: 7/10.
Posted: April 7th, 2014
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