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.
User reviews: Mixed (135 reviews)
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 This 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
66 of 75 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This game is bad...but that special kind of bad that makes it fun to play with some friends while drinking or something. It has decent controls but hilariously bad dialogue. the characters all sound like Microsoft Sam and the there were times where every single word in an NPC's speach would end in the suffix "eth." If I had to explain the story of this game I would just say "thiseth iseth theeth adventureseth ofeth microsoft Prince John, Heeth goeseth arroundeth andeth killseth stuffeth."
Posted: April 24
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Reviews for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Overall Game
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KnightShift is a unique blend of RPG and top-down adventure. It can be played as a strategy game, an RPG, or a hybrid mix.

Seemingly very low-budget, KS still brings an interesting, if not intricate, gameplay to the gamer. For those who can tolerate the lower-end graphics and quirkiness of the game (I find it cute how the prince takes a nap, for example, as odd as it is), KnightShift will bring a good round of exploratory gameplay in an indie package that I'd recommend for a fun few hours of Princedom.

Overall Rating: 8/10

Gameplay
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Warning: There are a LOT of keys/key combinations to remember for this game.

If you're undaunted, the next hurdle to overcome is a slightly awkward mouse control that seems to be reminiscent of Windows 98 mouse acceleration insanity. Once familiarized with it, the mouse awkwardness stops detracting from the interface.

I'm not sure if there were audio cues for some things, but I learned haphazardly that the giant withcraft looking areas are healing spas. This was useful fighting my first few bears. The lesson here is just to explore the areas, as context tooltips don't really exist to assist in understanding what is around you in the game.

Although rough around the edges, the quirky gameplay and level-matched quests can catch you and lure you in for more from this game. The random encounter fights contribute a little to exp farming and provide a balanced challenge as you build up your equipment set and character.

Overall Accessibility
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KnightShift has dialogue that is not subtitled, making the plot a little inconvenient to follow. I don't blame the developers, who, as a small indie group, made the game because they wanted to, and did so as best they could.

Because I was unable to properly test multiplayer, the overall rating is based on only the subtitles category.

Rating: 7/10

Subtitles/Text
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KnightShift is an indie game on a unique platform. That said, it's not subtitled or captioned. Deaf/HoH players can still read the text of what was said after by hitting F2 a few times, which cycles through the 'mission log' and flavor text/mission text.

At first I found it annoying, but I find the workaround tolerable and am happy they included it.

Rating: 7/10

Chatting/Communicating
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While KS has multiplayer capability, I did not test. Based on the keyboard options, I saw no key for chat.

Rating: N/A
Posted: June 20
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
I had played this game before I re-found it on steam, and I used to bloody love this game, I found it again on steam for only 97 cents and brought a few freinds along to buy it aswell, it has a great campaign, great RTS/RPG elements in the game, It has a great Multiplayer system ranging from RTS which you can have a full out war or team up with your friends or betray them, and it also has a RPG Mode where you and your friends will do set missions. Very Great game I'd rate it 10/10 and is one of the best RTS game's I have ever played.
Posted: August 22
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
I like silly games. This game is silly. So, it follows, I like this game. My logic is impeccable. Don't pay more than a buck and a half for it, though. It's fun, but it's not great.
Posted: June 28
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
KnightShift: The Claws of ECCH
Posted: June 17
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88 of 107 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
A nice litle hack 'n' slash with a great sense of humour. It's not going to win any major awards in THIS decade 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 25, 2013
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