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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,454 reviews) - 90% of the 1,454 user reviews for this game are positive.
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.”
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“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
Helpful customer reviews
85 of 93 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
A "clicker" type of game as it should be made.

It's about:
  • boy saving his father from bandits;
  • exploring, looking for adventures, reading and clicking (a lot).

Why you should play this:
  • unlike many other "clicker"-games it's not linear and draggy:
    • you not going from level to level cleaning them up one by one;
    • you not clicking empty-headed all active objects around the area.
  • instead, game offers the world divided on zones, which you need to explore, and light RPG elements:
    • peasants ask for help, some of them later teach you some skills or become traders;
    • you need to earn money and obtain different equipment for fighting, hunting, fishing, gathering etc.
    • non-active, but collectable objects (eggs, mushrooms, lost crates) provide some sort of pixel-hunting making the game more various and gambling.
  • simple, but interesting story;
  • short-budget, but pleasant graphic style with authentic soundtrack (melodies change depending on location).

Why you may not like it:
  • it might seem to be too easy: you obtain fortune too soon and it's harder to find non-active collectable items than complete the main quest;
  • it would be a nice idea to point out traders on global map, because on later stages it's not comfortable to remember who sells what.

An evolution of "clicker"-games, talented mix of point-and-click, light elements of RPG, strategy and management, covered with pixel-hunting - making all other games of this genre look obsolete and degenerative.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
This game is a Point&Click adventure where you wear the shoes of a young farmer, who eventually leaves the nest in search of something more, fighting dangers and paving he's way to the success.
The basics of the game are: every action you do consumes energy, you gain energy resting, you can rest if and only if you have food. Plain simple. You can acquire food by harvesting it or buying it, same way you can acquire many usable objects.

I had fun playing it, even though I will never play it again.
The full price is 5,99€, and I find it quite expensive, considering what digital delivering can sell us nowdays, for the same amount.
This is a very casual game, with a decent plot and a good variety of tasks to go through. However, there isn't much to do other than completing the main quest: while there will be many possibilities to gain extra rewards, each of these isn't very satisfying, nor will take us occupied more than few minutes.
Acceptable sound and graphic department, nothing remarkable or despicable regarding the gameplay.

Buy it if you're a casual gamer, and aged gamer who wishes something calm and relaxed, or if you just prefer games where reflexes don't matter.
At the end of the day, I recommend Hero of the Kingdom because I could see the developer(s) have made an actual effort to polish the game: there is a decent amount of graphic options and a good autosave feature, which will come in handy whenever the game will crash because of some incompatibility with the Steam Overlay (Writing the review in April 2015, I played it a month ago).

If you need ratings:
Graphic: 6/10
Sound: 7/10
Longevity: 4/10
Gameplay: 7/10

Overall: 6/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Excellent little casual game... Well, by casual I mean the kind of harmless game you play until 3am without realizing. Thank you guys for ruining my Saturday night.
Just some quick thoughts...
Endgame becomes a bit of a clickfest where you're just trying to find hidden pixels to get the last few achievements, but that's only a problem if you're a completionist like me.
Story is clichéd, but it was decently written for this kind of production. Everything is pleasing really, from the music to the graphics. I didn't think I could play a game where the hero is nowhere to be seen on the screen, but hey, it happens.
There isn't much of a RPG aspect, it's more about managing resources and trying to remember where you can sell and buy your stuff.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 24, 2015
Hero of the Kingdom quickly became one of my favorite chillout games ever. Part adventure game, part trading game, part hidden object game, it has a simplistic charm and a complete lack of urgency that makes it a joy to fool around with.

You play as some hapless farm kid whose father goes off to market. Bandits burn your farm down and kidnap Dad so its up to you to journey all the hell over the kingdom to save him. This involves a bit of fighting and a lot of trading goods, building things, and helping the mostly useless peasants out with their problems. The game plays out on static screens that look rendered right out of the Stronghold HD engine. New things to do appear as golden icons and can be anything from talking to people, hunting wildlife, gathering herbs, camping, scouting, battling, and so on. Every activity has a requirement in terms of energy (replenished by sleeping), gold (earned from jobs and such), and items found or bought. There are no time limits, no RNG, and every trade seems to at least break even for you, so there's no way to fail anything.

There's a huge amount of stuff to do as you progress, because you can earn yourself new skills that give you access to new activities. There's also a hint of hidden object game to it, because each screen has little collectibles like eggs and crates to click on for bonus resources. You can hunt for lots of "secrets" in the game that take the shape of items, quests, and even hidden parts of the map. It's not a terribly long game, maybe 3 hours or so to beat, but if you want to go completionist on its many achievements you'll get another few hours out of it. Hero of the Kingdom was a perfect way to wind down between more involved games and I'm definitely going to pick up the sequel sometime.

Oh, and there's a demo if you're still on the fence after reading this. But come on.
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