You were living a calm life on your farm with your father. Those times are gone. Flames have turned your house into ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.
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Release Date: Dec 20, 2012

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“There’s a plenty of complexity within this game, so boredom should be out of the question.”
4/5 – software.informer

“I found Hero of the Kingdom to ultimately be something all its own – a cross between a hidden object game, an RPG, and a point-and-click adventure – and it wasn’t at all hard to lose hours lost in its curious little world of wonders.”
Gaming-way

“All in all, Hero of the Kingdom is a charming adventure game that is well-suited for those who want to relax and take part in an epic story without having to worry about scores or time limits.”
4.5/5 – Softpedia

About This Game

Set off on a dangerous journey to save your father and the kingdom.

You were living a calm life on your small farm together with your father. One sunny day your life completely changed. Malicious bandits raided your house and burnt it to ashes. Your father is missing. A darkness is falling over the whole country and you are setting off on a dangerous journey to places unknown. You must overcome your fear and find your father. You won't hesitate to take the road. This is going to be the greatest adventure of your life.

  • Explore a huge beautiful country.
  • Meet dozens of people and fulfill many various quests.
  • Collect herbs, hunt for animals, and go fishing.
  • Find hundreds of scattered hidden items.
  • Reach up to 38 achievements.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, DirectX 9.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Mouse or touch control
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Steam compatible Linux distribution
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128 MB, OpenGL 2.0
    • Storage: 120 MB available space
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AI_ΞX-⧸⎠웃⎝⧹
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is a point & click games with strategic resource management & progressive hidden object content.

The story begins with that that the maincharakter looses his home & goes to an adventure to beat an evil mage.

+good story
+calm game
+easy archivements
+no frustrating
+uncomplicated control
+looks like an rpg
+clear game
+is addicting

-too short

9.95/10

Buy it,if you like point & click games.
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scradge
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
Interesting game that plays a bit like a hidden object search type of game, with role playing elements. You don't really have much choice in story line, but need to solve inventory management type issues. Bring people what they want to unlock the next step in the story.
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em54x
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
It took me about five hours of gameplay to beat it without worrying about achievements and farming every little herb/fishing node along the way. I'm not sure about its replayability, but for the price, it isn't bad for something that casually eats up time. The other reviews have it pretty spot on as far as it being linear, but it's a fun little click adventure with the hidden object game merely being on the map itself.
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Raven Venefica
5.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
This is a fun little game with a pretty straight forward quest and resource management (I have a little bit of a hard time calling it that, but it is on a simple level). I enjoyed the casual play. Some have said Hero of the Kingdom is like a Facebook game without the social aspect and I would agree, but there's something slightly nostalgic about the simple-yet-detailed graphics that reminds me of old school adventure games. It's fun, simple, and quick. I plan on buying Hero of the Kingdom II.
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joan4003
8.0 hrs
Posted: August 15
A strategic resource management, progressive hidden object game with a much used fast travel map and a viewable achievement list directly off the inventory scene. Hardest achievement to earn: 5000 gold in inventory, but that is where strategy and some grinding/ farming can come in handy. (There are a couple of ways to farm in this game though it is not really necessary unless one wants to earn lots and lots of gold early in the game but it will be tedious to do.)

Storyline: Father leaves son at home on their farm. Dad will be back in a week. Day after he leaves bandits attack, burning all to the ground. Intrepid son leaves home to catch up with dad, only to discovery dad's wagon has been attacked (by the same bandits the son suspects) and dad is no where to be found, alive or dead. Hearing rumors dad was taken captive the son decides to find and rescue his father. Once that decision is made the epic journey begins. Along the way the son meets people, helps them, earns gold, learns skills and eventually rescues dad. But wait that is only half way through the game. The son learns about his father's past, his connection with the Kingdom's King, and how dark forces are once again trying to take over their peaceful Kingdom. Good thing the son joined the army and made lots of friends because he has to finance this little venture of defeating the rogue wizard who now calls himself, the Dark Lord. (Is there any dark wizard who does not call himself "Dark Lord" I wonder?)

Gameplay: Easy to understand icon driven quest adventure, and no actual swashbuckling fighting with controller or keyboard. (No frowning by those who are good at such melee combats.) This game is more point and click without all the puzzle elements. Every available thing to do in any area has an icon attached to it. Need potions, look for the vial and have the asking price ready. Need to gather flowers, a basket or sack plus a scythe is needed. Need to fish, bait and fishing pole. Talk to people with a speech bubble or exclamation mark. Combat (for the frowners out there) is simple. Buy the soldiers, weapons, healing potions, or whatever the icon indicates one needs then click the crossed sword icon when ready. Swords clash, combat sounds, visual advance of the combat group, guaranteed win. However the player will lose people, equipment, and any potions brought along. It is very realistic in that way.

Okay seems easy enough, but a lot of resource management strategy is involved. Gold until the very end is not something one ever has a lot of, even in the end one may not have a lot. Everything costs something, and there is a barter of goods for other goods or sleeping accommodations to replenish one's health. People, however, all cost money, and soldiers cost the most and one will need lots of them. The strategy of the game comes with the resource management of buying just what one needs and possibly a spare for certain things that are used a lot. The idea is not to accumulate items but to gather and sell the extra. One needs that gold for something else always, like learning to hunt better, buy the services of workman, equipment, supplies or funding an army.

Talking to people and doing mini-quest tasks is another money maker though in some cases an investment of supplies is needed. One may talk to someone and know the task long before one is able to complete it. Fortunately those people retain an exclamation point over their head until the task is complete. However there are people without exclamation marks or icons over their heads, so people standing around alone somewhere might actually have a task for one to do or be someone one is looking for.

This in an odd way leads us to the "hidden object" part of this game. There are lots of hidden objects, eggs, lost crates and barrels, treasure, even a person or two to name some. (See the achievement list found on the inventory screen for everything.) First of all, the hidden objects are progressive. What I mean by that is when one starts out there are no lost crates or barrels, but as one progresses in the game and learns new skills not only do new icons show up but more hidden objects show up too. Certain things like golden eggs or treasure do not show up until one talks to the Master Hunter. Or pearls when one pays to learn new skills from the Master Fisherman. Basically hidden objects can show up again in a location that one has already scoured for objects. I would guess after each new icon that appears like ones for flowers, fish or hunting a new set of hidden objects appear or anytime a new skill is learned. Many of hidden object crates or barrels are submerged in water so look close and click on anything that looks promising. If one plays on a small screen this might be a problem, the objects are small (or actually relative is size to the world they are in). Eggs are found in bird's nests. A bird nest's in real life is small so a bird nest in this game having the same proportion to its world is tiny. It is white which makes it easier to spot. Mushrooms are small too and 4 different types eventually show up. So the hidden object elements are progressive and show up as the story progresses so go back to every place and look for any new items.

Overall, easy to play, simple to understand, relatively fast paced adventure quest storyline with side tasks to do (people and ghosts), lots of hidden objects to find, with some basic strategy and money/ resource management involved. Can often be found on sale, in bundles, or on give-away sites. Well worth the play.
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mutya_027
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 15
I very much enjoyed playing this game - it was very entertaining for my brain :)

The storyline is well-written.
The concept is simple to follow (although this doesn't necessarily mean that the game is boring / easy to complete).
Graphics were great.
Sound / BGM is okay.

Basically if you have sharp eyes (to locate / click on items you're supposed to find / collect) and a sharp memory (as you are required to travel back and forth for finding the right locations for each tasks / quests), then you shall (enjoy &) complete this game without any problems whatsoever.

Overall I would highly recommend this game, especially to those looking to challenge their brain :)
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gunslingerfry
5.8 hrs
Posted: August 13
Like one giant fetch quest but with only the rewards. Lots of fun. Half hidden object, half money management, half so-so story. It's well worth it on sale and a few hours of your time. What? That's 3 halves? Don't talk to me like that! I'm the HERO!
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AnthonyR224
12.3 hrs
Posted: August 9
Hero of the Kingdom is a Point & Click RPG. the story is about as generic as you can get, but entertaining none the less. overall, i'd give the game a solid 3.5/5. definitely wait for a sale, though.
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new zero
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 5
Quick and fun little adventure game. Easy, but not too easy. The resources are well balanced, so you always seem to have juuuust enough to get where you need to go, with maybe a little backtracking. Easy to understand right from the beginning and the music is great.
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Julia Black
4.5 hrs
Posted: July 30
It's a very entertaining game, though also very constrained, with a very strong story guiding each step of the player. I got all achievements in the first run of the game (from start to end of the story).
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
A strategic resource management, progressive hidden object game with a much used fast travel map and a viewable achievement list directly off the inventory scene. Hardest achievement to earn: 5000 gold in inventory, but that is where strategy and some grinding/ farming can come in handy. (There are a couple of ways to farm in this game though it is not really necessary unless one wants to earn lots and lots of gold early in the game but it will be tedious to do.)

Storyline: Father leaves son at home on their farm. Dad will be back in a week. Day after he leaves bandits attack, burning all to the ground. Intrepid son leaves home to catch up with dad, only to discovery dad's wagon has been attacked (by the same bandits the son suspects) and dad is no where to be found, alive or dead. Hearing rumors dad was taken captive the son decides to find and rescue his father. Once that decision is made the epic journey begins. Along the way the son meets people, helps them, earns gold, learns skills and eventually rescues dad. But wait that is only half way through the game. The son learns about his father's past, his connection with the Kingdom's King, and how dark forces are once again trying to take over their peaceful Kingdom. Good thing the son joined the army and made lots of friends because he has to finance this little venture of defeating the rogue wizard who now calls himself, the Dark Lord. (Is there any dark wizard who does not call himself "Dark Lord" I wonder?)

Gameplay: Easy to understand icon driven quest adventure, and no actual swashbuckling fighting with controller or keyboard. (No frowning by those who are good at such melee combats.) This game is more point and click without all the puzzle elements. Every available thing to do in any area has an icon attached to it. Need potions, look for the vial and have the asking price ready. Need to gather flowers, a basket or sack plus a scythe is needed. Need to fish, bait and fishing pole. Talk to people with a speech bubble or exclamation mark. Combat (for the frowners out there) is simple. Buy the soldiers, weapons, healing potions, or whatever the icon indicates one needs then click the crossed sword icon when ready. Swords clash, combat sounds, visual advance of the combat group, guaranteed win. However the player will lose people, equipment, and any potions brought along. It is very realistic in that way.

Okay seems easy enough, but a lot of resource management strategy is involved. Gold until the very end is not something one ever has a lot of, even in the end one may not have a lot. Everything costs something, and there is a barter of goods for other goods or sleeping accommodations to replenish one's health. People, however, all cost money, and soldiers cost the most and one will need lots of them. The strategy of the game comes with the resource management of buying just what one needs and possibly a spare for certain things that are used a lot. The idea is not to accumulate items but to gather and sell the extra. One needs that gold for something else always, like learning to hunt better, buy the services of workman, equipment, supplies or funding an army.

Talking to people and doing mini-quest tasks is another money maker though in some cases an investment of supplies is needed. One may talk to someone and know the task long before one is able to complete it. Fortunately those people retain an exclamation point over their head until the task is complete. However there are people without exclamation marks or icons over their heads, so people standing around alone somewhere might actually have a task for one to do or be someone one is looking for.

This in an odd way leads us to the "hidden object" part of this game. There are lots of hidden objects, eggs, lost crates and barrels, treasure, even a person or two to name some. (See the achievement list found on the inventory screen for everything.) First of all, the hidden objects are progressive. What I mean by that is when one starts out there are no lost crates or barrels, but as one progresses in the game and learns new skills not only do new icons show up but more hidden objects show up too. Certain things like golden eggs or treasure do not show up until one talks to the Master Hunter. Or pearls when one pays to learn new skills from the Master Fisherman. Basically hidden objects can show up again in a location that one has already scoured for objects. I would guess after each new icon that appears like ones for flowers, fish or hunting a new set of hidden objects appear or anytime a new skill is learned. Many of hidden object crates or barrels are submerged in water so look close and click on anything that looks promising. If one plays on a small screen this might be a problem, the objects are small (or actually relative is size to the world they are in). Eggs are found in bird's nests. A bird nest's in real life is small so a bird nest in this game having the same proportion to its world is tiny. It is white which makes it easier to spot. Mushrooms are small too and 4 different types eventually show up. So the hidden object elements are progressive and show up as the story progresses so go back to every place and look for any new items.

Overall, easy to play, simple to understand, relatively fast paced adventure quest storyline with side tasks to do (people and ghosts), lots of hidden objects to find, with some basic strategy and money/ resource management involved. Can often be found on sale, in bundles, or on give-away sites. Well worth the play.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This is a point & click games with strategic resource management & progressive hidden object content.

The story begins with that that the maincharakter looses his home & goes to an adventure to beat an evil mage.

+good story
+calm game
+easy archivements
+no frustrating
+uncomplicated control
+looks like an rpg
+clear game
+is addicting

-too short

9.95/10

Buy it,if you like point & click games.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
I enjoyed this little game quite a lot. It was fun doing all the missions, the songs are nice, and it was challenging finding all the tiny items in order to reach 100% of the achievements. A casual point-and-click game to play and relax for a few hours!

6/10 because I wish it was longer. I can’t wait to play the second game! =)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Hero of the Kingdom is a Point & Click RPG. the story is about as generic as you can get, but entertaining none the less. overall, i'd give the game a solid 3.5/5. definitely wait for a sale, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Like one giant fetch quest but with only the rewards. Lots of fun. Half hidden object, half money management, half so-so story. It's well worth it on sale and a few hours of your time. What? That's 3 halves? Don't talk to me like that! I'm the HERO!
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120 of 138 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I'm so glad I played this. After becoming a CSGO/DotA Addict, THIS GAME re-kindled my love/passions for gaming..

+ Amazing Story
+ Amazing Soundtrack
+ Non-Linear gameplay
+ It's not frustating, not extremely challenging
+ Relaxing, Casual, Fun
+ It's everything I want in a game. A game should be fun to play, something which you look forward to, which excites you even after a dull and tiring day.

- It's a little slow sometimes.

Rating: 9/10

If you're in my friends list and can't afford this game, i'll give you some bucks to buy this. BUT please do buy this game.
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100 of 115 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Hero of the Kingdom
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: RPG; Point & Click; Casual; Adventure
  • My Overall Grade: B
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-6 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Hero of the Kingdom is an interesting thing. The game style blends elements of point-and-click adventure games, resource management/economy games, and role-playing games. It is extremely casual (I don’t even think you can lose) and relaxing, but also is rewarding. I can see how some people may find it monotonous, but I personally found it addictive and gratifying.

First and foremost, I want to underline the casual and simplistic nature of this game. I can appreciate an epic, immersive, huge-budget AAA title as much as the next guy; but I also really enjoy casual games for those moments when I want to get my Zen on and play something “lite.” This game is great for that kind of situation… but if you are someone who prefers the AAA epics, Hero of the Kingdom likely won’t tickle your fancy.

The game plays as a point-and-click adventure, essentially— with an inventory and a narrative. In order to progress (i.e.: complete quests) you must pass inventory checks that determine if you have enough of specific items. Thus, playing the game boils down to growing your inventory in two ways. By finding camouflaged objects on the screen and clicking on them. And by bartering with the NPCs; there are numerous profitable NPC-trading loops that can be used to make money and buy inventory items you need.

The narrative is extremely light; there are very few total lines of text. While it isn’t bad, it also is easily forgettable. But it does a good enough job creating a feeling of advancement and incentive as you complete quests. There are also a lot of well-spaced achievements (both in game and on Steam) that pop-up often to keep the game feeling rewarding as you progress through the campaign.

For those who seek more intense gaming experiences, you may find this game somewhat tedious. However, if you like tranquil, addictive games that are rewarding, there is a good chance you will enjoy Hero of the Kingdom.

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127 of 156 people (81%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
This game was suprisingly a ton of fun. It's for a casual, laid back crowd.

Pros:
-Beautiful graphics
-Most quests were self expanatory
-Fighting style was fun, without being "overdone"
-Achievements really wern't hard to get
-When replayed, maps were the same, but differences to what was found
-Simple

Cons:
-Way too short for my taste, was hoping to dump more hours into it
-Some of the items you need "now" for a quest aren't found until way later, had me stumped quite a few times
-Achievements a bit too easy
-No replayablity really.

I would recommend this game to anyone whose laid back, wants a casual game that doesn't require a lot to do. Story line is easy to follow, good for kids. I recommend the Big Fish Gaming trial to check it out, if you're on the fence and not sure.
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95 of 119 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
I bought this game because it looked as it had a nice calm atmosphere. Its an easy-to-get-in-to point and clicker game in a medieval fantasy setting which you will play through in a day or two. Took me 6 hours to complete, and i was achievement hunting so dont expect a long story and the replay value of the game is close to zero as its going to be exactly the same. And you cant really fail in this game, its very much story driven by a somewhat unintresting story. I had a few nice hours with it though.
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78 of 95 people (82%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
Do you like clicking? No, do you derive intense pleasure from pressing a mouse button and watching numbers go up, for the sake of then being able to click a few more things and have those same numbers go up even faster?

Hero of the Kingdom in almost every respect is a cleverly disguised iteration on the bizarrely addictive idle games that have been devouring souls since it was discovered people on the internet will do absolutely anything to pass time. The main change is that unlike Cookie Clicker or Candy Box, Hero of the Kingdom doesn’t run by itself and has a (mostly) definitive end, tapped together with what could almost be considered a story and some minor exploration.

Beginning on a secluded farm, you take up the mantle of the world’s premier errand boy, poking your nose into everybody’s business in the hopes they’ll set you off on another menial task they couldn’t be bothered to do themselves.Hero of the Kingdom, in everything it does, is a personification of every tedious fetch quest you’ve ever done in an RPG, stripped of everything but finding and delivering the item and then being patted on the head and told you’ve done a great service to the kingdom.

I don’t think developer Lonely Troops had any doubts about what they were making though, and have deviously engineered the perfect loop of turning mundane tasks into accomplishments. Thanks are given for every small deed you perform, unimportant numbers are always going up, and the achievements pour out like candy letting you know no matter how simple the job, you did a damn fine job clicking your way through it!

And then before you know you’ve constructed a profitable trading cycle, picked the country clean of mushrooms, and risen up in the ranks to where no one would dare refuse your prying questions. Hero of the Kingdom would almost feel nefarious if it didn’t have a clear ending, so adept is it at roping you in and making it feel as if the entire game isn’t just cleverly disguised busywork requiring no skill and barely any effort.

But for something that is fine letting you go after a few hours, I was fine indulging Hero of the Kingdom and its exploitation of a basic human need for self gratification. I don’t think it’s a good game, but it’s an easy way to waste some time that won’t hold you hostage past the point of some mindless fun (for lack of a better word).

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