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.
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Mixed (28 reviews) - 50% of the 28 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (451 reviews) - 51% of the 451 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Mouse and Keyboard
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ixurge
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
i am sorry to give thumb down, but for me is not even possible to play this game.
first of all i had to turn on the direct play feature on the control panel.
then, i was not able to launch the game before the config screen.

shame that this game is no longer working on win10
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unknown
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
I loved playing it when i was younger. ♥
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[GM]StarletteRai
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
if technology existed in 1600s centuries this would be one of that game.
-difficulties hardly matters, you just gotta run back and heal more
-cultural and religous af
-Your basic command and conquer fantasy adventure
-Name's Floyd, Prince Flyod. Nuff said.
-You use Milk to go to war, do not underestimate the power of cows.
-A town happens to give you a full set armor just so you can go pass through a kid quest
-lots of movie reference
-stiff movement controls, Assignment keys available
-minor-interactive fast-paced combat, Unit techs available
-This game loves shroomz

5/10 very damn old.
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.:_$DirtyPINK$_:.
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
I don't know from where to start , but this game.. gave me so much cancer! 7$ for this ******* bull****? Guys , don't waste your life time on this , please.
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★ Away.
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
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Cooldude56012
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
i cant get out of the config screen
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The_Antwonette_Starqweisha
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Not a bad game, don't understand why and how this game has mixed reviews
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Kotnascher
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
Really nice game, many hours of beautiful gameplay, very oldschool. No matter what playmod.
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KoTr1 艾 弗
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Nice game !
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Hane
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
dsfgsdg
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Aserasek =*
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
One of the best games of my childhood. :)
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BaronBrixius
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
If you want a RTS with humor; I recommend the Warcraft series, don't bother with Knightshift.
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Minari99
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I can understand that this is old game but oh my god how bad the graphics are! And overally it's so clunky. I hoped for something better. Luckily I got this for free.
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Cap'n ILLUMINATI
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 9
How to get this to English language? I got this game as a gift, installed, started the game, and everything was in French. I do not speak French, though I did manage to start the game somehow, and was actually fun! But I would really really like to know how to get this to English please?
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Stalker
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Not a bad game
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Majestic Titty
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Outdated and really ♥♥♥♥ing lame. Thy voice acting thou make thu want killself
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Ciampol
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
it's great
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eKKo R0uNd
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Ai px toks kai ner ka veikt
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Sleepless™
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
'90's game, game doesn't start properly, especially if you set the settings to highest. Problems entering serial number... GGWP report. Sensitivity sucks. Cool intrduction video, a bit gay. Worst than Warcraft.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
i am sorry to give thumb down, but for me is not even possible to play this game.
first of all i had to turn on the direct play feature on the control panel.
then, i was not able to launch the game before the config screen.

shame that this game is no longer working on win10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
One of the best games of my childhood. :)
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Not a bad game, don't understand why and how this game has mixed reviews
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Basically my childhood, and still a really good game considering how old it is
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Really nice game, many hours of beautiful gameplay, very oldschool. No matter what playmod.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
THOU ART WELCOME ANYTIME IN THY QUEST OF PLAYING THY OUTMOST PRECIOUS GAME OF ALL TIMES,KNIGHTSHIFT.
WHERE DIALOGUE IS ONLY BETTER THAN THE CRASHES OF THE OPENING SCREEN
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Oh my god, the GAME of my childhood....
This is a GREAT German Hack'n'Slash RPG with great humor and story, and when you get bored by main storyline, you can play one of the sandbox maps or start the RTS side of the game.
BTW, I think that the graphic is still good, but that may just be the sentiment.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
Somewhat original compared to other games of its genre, full of well placed clichees and full of fun, I wish this classic was better known. :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
It's game of my childhood, simple friendly mix of strategy and RPG :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I've literally never heard better dialogue in my life. People like to say that Undertale has some of the most impactful and powerful characters that are amazingly relatable. Well, if you think that Undertale was amazing, get ready for the absolutely insane ride that this game can provide. I swear, the people who made this game must have studied psychology their entire lives and truly understand how people be.
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141 of 160 people (88%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 11, 2015
i got this from a giveaway and its really worth it. the major problem is that you can't play with big resolution, but it can be fix with this step ( I'm using windows 7 ):
  1. Start->Run->regedit
  2. Go to : HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Reality Pump\KnightShift\BaseGame\Graphics\Setup
  3. Edit the "ShowAllRefreshRates" by double click on it and set the value 1 (default is 0 and this is not working)
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112 of 138 people (81%) found this review helpful
45 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
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."
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103 of 128 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
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%
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94 of 119 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2014
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!
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59 of 72 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2014
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.
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
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
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38 of 43 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
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.
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44 of 54 people (81%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
better than 99% of nowaday's Hack 'n Slay games.

(i used to play Knightshift 300~500hrs on the non steam version)
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
"The task then was to drive out the evil lords from power and to allow peace and order to return.. "

Well.. so far, i was leading three cows to the south-east of the village ( Martha, Hilda and Getrude ), but they refuse to follow me. ( 11/10 )

Anyway, it's a realy nice oldschool RPG game. Gameplay is simple.

It has two game mods. ( multiplayer is also available )

( My personal opinion at the end )

RTS Mode.

"In this mode the player is faced with three campains. Each of them plays in a different geographical area and always offers the player new challenges ( Rescuing the Princess or fighting the Dragon. Classic, but i love it ). During the campains the player develops his character and gains access to new weapoms, special armor and magic items. He also has the possibility of creating new charackers or building new structures. Priests, priestesses, sorcerers and knights appear...
All characters gain experience and level-up, increasing their combat potential and magical abilities.

RPG Mode.

"At the beginning of the RPG mode the player selects his character from a list of totally 8 characters including Barbarian, Amazone Sorceress, Wizard, Knight, Priestess, Spearman, Archer and Skeleton. Each character can be modified the player has the possiblity to personalize his character by selecting the hair color, the clothes color ( Well, it doesnt have the best character customization, but come on, this game is old ) and by distributing points to basic or special abilities, individually at each character.
Every character has basic skills - the magic characters: stamina, mana and magic power, the non magic characters: stamina and strength. During the game progress the character is able to learn new spells and new abilities and the player has the posibility to invest the points received for each level up into the desired skills of his character.
With this option it is nearly impossible to generate two equal characters. "

My personal opinion ?

This game is realy old. Made back in 2003, if i am not mistaken.
Graphics aren't good. Audio too.
But if you're looking for a low spec, or an oldschool RPG game, this is for you. I am not feeling like i waste my time playing this game. i enjoyed playing it.

I recomment you to take a look on a walkthrough before buying it.

It is also have some issues with fullscreen. Just don't run it fullscreen.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
Good humor! It's a game for easy and relaxed playing! I am very surprised by its quality (not meant graphics ^^) for such a low price!
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