As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence.
User reviews: Very Positive (132 reviews)
Release Date: May 10, 2005
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As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.
  • Loyal knights blessed with special skills stand true at your side. Use them wisely in the military, the administration of your lands and in diplomacy, and then use their hard-won experience to further develop their talents as you see fit.
  • Astute development of your estates and castles both satisfies your people and secures you decided strategic advantages. A suitable infrastructure can soon promote a flourishing economy. Exotic resources and relicts are spread over the game world and will reward your complete kingdom with special amenities.
  • Lead your hand picked troops into battle and conquer enemy realms. Storm massive fortresses or lay siege to them and starve your enemies out or even poison the water. Defend your own realms against invading forces and use your tactical skills wisely.
  • Use your feel for diplomacy when concluding trade agreements or entering into military alliances. Choose husbands for your daughters wisely, consolidating your power through marriage. Be ever on the watch for assassins and spies - and do not get caught yourself.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows® 2000
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel® Pentium® III or AMD® Athlon™ processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16 MB video card with 1024x768 resolution
    • Hard Drive: 1.2 GB free hard disk space plus space for saved games
    • Sound: DirectX 9.x compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
475.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Thia game is a real old school gem. If you like grand strategy games this game will suit you well as long as you are not bothered by the 1999 graphics. From kingdom management, trade and conquest to real time battles, this game has it all. The AI is also pretty great at the hard difficulty
You can score a quick victory by collecting all resources or go for the long haul and conquer the whole map.

I have been coming back to this game for 10 years now since it was first released in Europe, and it is still not boring me. The countries you select are never the same as trade resources, buildings and enemies at the start of the game are randomly generated

Back in the day this game also had a great modding community, my favorite mod being Dusk of Glory, although there are a few other good ones as well, such as a roman themed mod, mods adding more units and buildings and simpler gameplay enhancing mods.

Conclusion: My favorite strategy game, it will keep you entranced for hours at a time. Definitely worth the money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Best £1.20 I ever spent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
My Favorite game from my childhood, a fantastic game that stands up to time and is still very playable.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
BEST ♥♥♥♥ING GAME EVER 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
83.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
The Pope called me to a crusade. I didn't want to let go of my best commander so I refused. He then declared war on me. I eventually wiped out the Papacy. I destroyed Catholisism!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
A great game, but two aspects kill the experience for me.

The first is the randomly-generated cities. If you don't have certain resources in any of your cities, too bad, you're stuck; the RNG is too real.

The second is that you cannot zoom out in battles. When I can't see my whole army from a reasonable distance, some mechanic is wrong (or missing) from the game.

Other than that, Knights of Honor is a well-crafted, funnily-narrated, deeply-intricate strategy game. I'm impressed with the scope that KoH manages. I recommend it ONLY if you're willing to put up with those two major issues. I hope you can look past them and love the game for the rest of what it is; I cannot.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Absolute must for any strategy fan.

I know my on record time shows 1 hour, but thats because I owned this game way before it came to steam and boy oh boy, I have waster sizable chunk of my life on this gem.

It's one of those overlooked and underappreciated games, but once you make the discovery you are in awe how stupid was it to waste time on total war games...this game is fun, challenging, refreshing and aged very well visually.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The best game I have come across for this value that plays a pretty realistic feudal strategy conquest game. Basically a super awesome version of risk with a lot more complex decisions and options. To control battles is just amazing even though I am apparently the worse general ever.
I have lost so far in a great many ways. My one empire was suddenly dissolved into city states because I had no heir. Than the next game all my armies became rebels and I was overrun by them. I have been conquered a few times by my neighbours. In fact on easy level once I had three neigbours attack me right away ... on EASY!! To me that is awesome. I hate easy games I like challenges and I dont mind failure if I learn or have fun doing it.
This game is fun.. it is slow so do not expect to complete it in one sitting. Keep saving... it does have the option to do that for you... I have failed to save a few times. Things can go from really good to really bad very fast, but they do not generally go from very bad to very good fast.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
10/10 would bang ;_;
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
★★★★★
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
It's like Crusader Kings mixed with Total War, with an Age of Empires 2 feel, in all the best ways, worth every penny.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Its kinda fun, but you need to be all in or all out. You cant really play this game to relax, granted it is kinda fun but bring a pencil and paper when you play. got this for $1.50. so when its that price if this is your kinda of game sure buy it, but for 10$ im going to have to put no.
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33.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Knights of Honor is a medieval strategy game which mixes the style of the Total War and Europe Universalis series with real-time elements. It is almost ten years old now, but is still a competent game in its genre.

Pros:
Nice mix of kingdom management and military strategy. Provinces can be taken over, developed and defended when needed. Military units can be moved with marshals through the map in real-time. Leveling and perks are deep enough. Fights can be simulated or played on one of the many pre-built battlefields. Sieges and engagements need strategic decisions. Diplomacy is important, every move influences the way how others will act. The whole map of Europe can be seized and dominated. Many nations can be controlled in three different period. The world feels living due to the many events occurring constantly. Pre-rendered graphics look decent even in 2014 and the menus are also usable.

Cons:
Only two game modes available, campaign and battle. Multiplayer campaign would add to value. Some features are too simplistic and leave some more to be desired, like the importance and use of trade and exotic goods. The limitation of knights/nobles available for actions are frustrating, especially when a bigger kingdom is governed. The way military units transported and used in slots and their numbers feel less appropriate at cases. Also, units moving on the battlefield can collide with each other causing well set formations to break. AI sometimes prefer annoying and dumb decisions both in diplomacy, map movement and battles and can be exploited at times. Graphics engine lacks options demanded nowadays, like higher resolutions and widescreen.

Overall, I highly recommend this game to anyone who wants to play a complex military strategy game with many ways and choices available. The game features long campaigns with dozens of played hours and also has a high replay value.

My Opinion:
OVERALL: 8/10
Graphics: 7/10
Gameplay: 8/10
Sound: 7/10
Replay Value: 9/10
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15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Amazing game , strategy lovers shouldn't miss this one. 11/10
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2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Pentru mine este printre cele mai bune jocuri de strategie.
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36.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Great game nicely balanced , worth playing, if you like RTS and medieval setting you not gonnna regret spending your money for it . I got it for less than 2 £. :) would like to see sequel of this title
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37.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Very fun Medievil Kingdom stratagy game. Not perfect but extremely fun and entertaining for the price. It would be almost perfect if the resolution was HD.
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4.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
cant believe i got this for 1.50$, such a masterpiece, worth full price! if its on sale what are you waiting for?!
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16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
DON'T BUY UNLESS...

You were the one who used to play this as child.

The game is very static, has some bugs and very little entertaining even for those who KNOW the game. It can only be played in 1024x768 (some actually have gotten it in widescreen) and Steam isn't fully interegrated in this game. You can't play multiplayer unless via GameRanger which isn't very effective and no point in doing so.

Once your town has been upgraded to the fullest you can proceed to build the other one. Which is very tempting and repetitve. It's only about battles that are in smaller size than Rome Total War ever delivered. Still... it has some nice artwork and that's the only positive thing regarding Knights Of Honor.
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45 of 47 people (96%) found this review helpful
85.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I absolutely love this game. Although it has definitely aged and the graphics aren't that great, it's perfect for those who love real time strategies focused on warfare. The rush of taking over multiple provinces and expanding across Europe is amazing and highly addictive. The soundtrack will keep you humming the tunes for days, it's truly perfect music for this medieval style. The game takes forever to win, so if you have time to kill then this will totally satisfy those hours. Graphics 3/10, Gameplay 8/10, Replay Value 9/10.
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