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 (190 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
50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
119.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
One of best strategy game there, it is a mix between paradox titles like EU and Total war, everything else is just amazing, I do not what to say, but it is really balanced and there are so much to do, feels like a grand strategy but still have this RTS feel, Unlike total war games the campaing map played in real time (which is much better than Turn based style), the battles played like total war but everything in 2D, siege battles are amazing too, the art style of game is superb and the sound cant get any better than this, the only con I have despite being a 2005 game the graphics are so dated, feels like 2001 graphics more, but you will not care much once you get immersed in the game, the historic accuracy is high here, not to the paradox titles par but at least much better than total war game. If you are a strategy lover, this game is a must... Big 9 can be 10 if the graphic was a bit better.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
475.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2014
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
An interesting game to say first; I picked it up during the Publisher Sales and found it intriguing enough to buy

The pros and cons.

Pros:
Fairly easy controls
Historical accuracy maintained (somewhat) closely

Cons:
Complex system to navigate as it grows, demands full attention

If you've played Age of Empires, the similarity between these two games begins and ends with them being RTS games.
In Knights of Honor, you can not simply attack as you please, you have to build relationships, maintain funds, supplies and even the happiness of your own people to prevent revolts. It can really test patience and strategy.

However, the characters can be interesting and the combat is fairly simple, controlling entire armies with relative ease rather than trying to manipulate small groups of soliders like in Age of Empires.

If you haven't tried any RTS (real time strategy) games before, maybe wait on getting Knights of Honor or buy it on sale but if you love RTS games like this, Age of Empires, Rise of Nations, Civilization, then give Knights of Honor a try.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Best £1.20 I ever spent.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This is a good cheap game! It is similar to a total war game in that you have a large areal view of the map and have cities to build in and upgrade and you can rucruit armies. The game has poorish graphics but it probably won't bother you. In the game you have provences with one city in each, and the cities have limitied build space and some randomized natural resorces. You can't fit every building in the cities and some buildings require the recsorces to be present in th provence to build them. You also hire agents to trade, lead armies. convert, spy, or increase build speed. You are limeted in the nember of these agents. The ones that lead armies gain experiance when they win battles and they can be upgraded when they level up. You can also go on the battlefeild to control units from an areal view, not its best feature so I just let the ai do the battles and try to outnumber the enemy or have a upgraded army with good units in it. You will find managing your country fun and there are many things to do in the game from building to fighting to diplomacy. I recomend this game and I am sure you will have fun playing it!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Loved this game as a kid, and it's still good now. I bought it while it was on sale, and it was well worth it for the nostalgia factor :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Наилучшая статегия, изданная парадоксом
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
My Favorite game from my childhood, a fantastic game that stands up to time and is still very playable.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2014
This is my favorite strategy game for all time!
Not too compicated but sufficiently diverse gameplay!

5x*!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Started in Cork, allied with Scotland.. Got myself a solid economy fueling my army.. Swept accross the British Isles while fighting rebels back home. Trained some spys with books, and a couple of my Marshels were themselves spies. I tourtured them and lost respect of the other nations.. Sent my main Marshel on a crusade, upon completion of crusade he choose to take the land for his own. Swept over Spain into Africa and as far east as Russia, destroyed the Papacy by accident when my son and the daughter of the "pope" claimed the land after he died. Sent my last spy on a mission, while gone my throne was infiltrated and all of my near maxed out marshels claimed lands of mine as theirs and rebeled... Still had 3 proviences left and a few marshels... My treasury which was 1k gold a cycle, dropped to -700ish, I was near 100k.. Quickley my marshels which remained loyal were trying to reclaim the lands I had "liberated".. My new marhels were left with basic units and many died in service or imprissoned. I found a few mercany camps and exploited the best units I could find and alloted them to my prince, who immediately became king,. Only to throw all his feudal knights against basic spear men in the african campaign. My spy became king losing vast random tracks of lands to other claims. Finally I regained most of my lands.. Game froze.. Had not saved in 6 hours.

This is a really good game for its time, and despite some of the clunky controls a solid experience with all its merits still. I grabbed it for a couple bucks and put in more than time than I paid for. I wish some of these features were implimented with modern Total War games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Papacy take control over the whole Italy and take piece of Poland.

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
53.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
This is easily in my top 10 strategy games of all time. It's a ridiculously fun game with plenty of replayability and i've been coming back to this game since i was a kid as it's only gotten better with time. The graphics are reminiscent of Age of Empires but they absolutely manages to carry any information the player might want. Cities grow when you add industries and different types of soldiers all look unique enough that you can easily tell them apart on the battlefield. Easily worth the money.

Only things i would say detrct from the game is the fact that it had no multiplayer and the fact that it's playable resolution is stuck in the 90s.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I bought this game on CD when it first came out and it sat on the shelf for a long time before I finely pulled it out and learned it. I think most of the negative points addressed are true although the good greatly out weigh the bad. This was one of my favorites for a long time.

I notice the steam version is more together then the version I used to play, and this is a good thing cause it used to be easy to get over on the computer, AI is batter now...hard is now actually HARD.

Fans of the old "Imperialism" will love this. 8/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
75.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
should be more games like is one.only needed technology section to make it a great game.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Played as medieval Denmark, Got destroyed by Norway 10/10
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