The High Definition edition of Majesty Gold contains main game, the Northern Expansion Pack as well as 2 new quests and several other graphics and gameplay updates. Majesty is a Real-time strategy game with indirect control – your heroes have a will of their own!
User reviews: Very Positive (116 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 23, 2001

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An addictive game you'll keep coming back to.
— IGN

Truly Excellent
Majesty is original, fun and challenging... it's a winning combination of real-time strategy and role-playing elements.
— Gamespot

A lot of fun.
— PCZone

About This Game

The High Definition edition of Majesty Gold contains main game, the Northern Expansion Pack as well as 2 new quests and several other graphics and gameplay updates. Majesty is a Real-time strategy game with indirect control – your heroes have a will of their own! Your rule is not absolute, as you face subjects that are independent, stubborn - and greedy. They will need a great deal of persuasion (ok, gold) before they carry out your wishes...

Key features:

  • Two additional quests, The Wrath of Krolm and The Balance of Twilight
  • The game can now be set to run at all common resolutions
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, and XP operating systems
  • Many other gameplay bug fixes, improvements, and refinements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 800Mhz Pentium III or equivalent
    • Memory: 256mb
    • Hard Disk Space: 1gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 8 Capable Video Card
    • DirectX®: 8
    • Sound: DirectX 8 Capable Sound Card
    • Additional:
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz Pentium 4 or better
    • Memory: 2gb
    • Hard Disk Space: 1gb
    • Video Card: DirectX 9 Capable Video Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9 Capable Sound Card
    • Additional:
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
Here's the dilemma with Majesty: It's one of a kind and the gameplay mechanics are very charming. On the other hand, it's brutally tough, it's unfair, and its quests suck hard. So even though I recommend it, I only recommend it to those who like extreme challenge.

I love the idea behind Majesty, and I'm very sad that its levels were designed by masochists who have no idea what difficulty means. I like tough games, but they need to play fair. Majesty doesn't. Majesty enjoys sending hordes of tough enemies at you 30 seconds after mission start. Majesty enjoys directly targetting creatures at your certain structure (which of course must not be destroyed), even though you don't have a direct control over your heroes and the only thing you can do is rely on your luck or save/load approach. Have you ever seen eagles primarily attacking buildings? Well, in Majesty you will.

The overall problem is that even though you are not given a direct control over your heroes (which is absolutely great and I love it), the developers do not make the rest of the world consistent with this "simulation" approach. So, although some creatures just wander around, there are waves which doesn't and it doesn't make any sense, except for artificial difficulty.

If you want to finish this game, essential is
a) carefully reading a manual, or some web guides, because a lot of important features is not properly explained in-game
b) slowing down time whenever there is a fight ('<' and '>' shortcuts)
c) saving a lot, unless you want to repeat the whole level

Even if you all of that, you'll need to repeat some expert levels at least once, because you'll need to learn what special events happen when (e.g. at the beginning of the third day, there is a wave of dragons targetting your elven lounge). And some levels have just one or two possible solutions and it's almost impossible to complete the level otherwise. You'll need to look at YouTube to see how to complete it. There's no other way.

It would be really great to have a Majesty-like game with a reasonable and enjoyable level design. Unfortunatelly, it hasn't happened yet.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
I remember buying the demo at a scholastic book fair in elementary school. It was one of my first games I ever played and I've gone back and played it many times since. It's such an interesting design, and one of my favorite games. I wish there were more like it. I can't recommend it enough. The dated graphics may throw some off, but they're decent enough, and I prefer them to the (terrible) sequel's 3d graphics. It has flaws, but is pretty darn fun and doesn't take itself too seriously.

I actually only managed to beat the game in it's entirety (without cheats) recently. Many of the levels are reasonable, but it also boasts some awesome challenges. While it may seem impossible, the only truly unbeatable level is "Legendary Heroes" if you don't think outside the box.

Such a steal at 80% off!

It also has some great cheat codes, and I wish more games had imaginative codes like it.
Have Fun!

Cheats:

10000 Gold fill this bag
All Magic Spells Give me power
Automatically Lose I'm a loser baby
Automatically Win Victory is mine
Construct Any Building Build anything
Destroy any selectable target Now you die
Gain 5 Levels Grow up
Heal All Building/Units Restoration
Reveal Map Revelation
Spells Without a Tower Cheezy Towers

and the fun ones:

Night of the living dead
Goblin rush
Give me action
Pump up the volume

and the scariest one:

Prepare to die
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
182.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Pre-Release Review
An old-school hybrid mix of RTS games like Warcraft and Warlords Battlecry, Sim games like Theme Park/Hospital and a touch of RPG/Strategy mechanics.

Pros:
+ Still fairly unique mechanics for the RTS genre.
+ Some levels are insanely hard.

Cons:
- Doesn't seem to run very well in Windows 8.
- Has randomly crashed a few times in Vista.
- Some levels are insanely hard and somewhat luck based. (Legendary Heroes)

My general rating: 8/10
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Buy it. Roughly a million times better than Majesty 2.
A true classsic whose mechanics have never been properly tested in another game, even M2.
M2 is very boring.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I love this game! It's a lot of fun. It's easy to play. The campaign missions vary in difficulty from easy to hard. There's also a skirmish mode where u can make your own custom game which adds a lot of replay value. The HD version seems almost identical to the classic version except the adjustable resolutions, and I think there's an extra mission or two thrown in. I have to say that my favorite part of the game is the sounds, the music, and the voices! They are awesome! I highly recommend this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
I really enjoy this game. Some levels are really hard, while others can be really easy. I would highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
This is so old skool that i kinda love it. It doesn't compare to the android version for playability. Still, the sprites and voice acting are charming and the basic idea is super-solid. It's a sort of proto-tower defense, if you squint. Speaking of squinting, play the HD version.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Great game. Used to play this a lot back when it first came out. Works great with the exception of the frequent freezing. However just Ctr+Alt+Delete to bring up the task manager and just close it out and restart, works untill the next freeze. All in all its a great game and I recomend it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
I love this game. I played it way back when it was on a CD, and it was one of the first strategy games I ever played. The nostalgia is so real. When I saw it was on Steam and it was upgraded a bit visually, I knew I would have to play it again. It can be a little bit picky when playing with some settings (especially game speed) but overall it's totally worth a try. I have a series on Youtube of me playing it. Check it out here:

http://youtu.be/Up_MexlEso4
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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2014
Pre-Release Review
An old classic, pretty sedate until later levels when waves of ratmen come at you one after another. I owned the original years ago and was excited to see it on Steam. Still fun, and great for a nostalgia trip.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
I remember this game from when I was a kid and it is still just as good as I remembered. I would highly recommend this game to anyone who is a fan of fantasy games.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
A fantastic title that will forever hold a special place in my heart, Majesty is a wonderful experience for any fans of the RTS or RPG genres. No complaints about this reboot. Highly recommended.
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2011
Majesty was released in 2000 and did away with what most people knew about the rts genre.

You play the role of a king, but unlike most other strategy games you don't directly control your units. You can construct buildings, anything from guilds, to guard towers, to marketplaces.

From the guilds you can recruit heroes, but they have a mind of their own, so to get them to do what you want you can place bounties to explore parts of the map or to kill and destroy enemies and buildings.

Heroes will level up, and will buy things from the marketplace and other such buildings using gold they get from bounties, killing enemies, or finding in chests on the map.

You can level up buildings to improve them and to be able to research new things, such as better armor for your heroes to purchase at the blacksmith, or new spells for your wizards to learn at libraries.

Overall Majesty is an interesting rts, which Majesty 2 couldn't quite live up to.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Hell yea, this game is great! I loved playing it when it first came out long ago on Windows 98. :P Amazing game really. The HD update isn't all that great, all they did was change maybe 2 lines of code. HAH. But it's still a great game.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
This is one of my all time favorite games. Interesting gameplay. Charming characters. Graphics that while low-res, have aged surprisingly well. Difficulty that ranges from super easy to crazy hard. The does an awesome job of putting you in the shoes of someone running a town in a fantasy RPG.
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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24, 2014
This was the first strategy game I ever played as a kid. Loved it back then and am pleased to say that it is still one of my all time favourite games! =)
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 14, 2013
A very nice surprise. Tried the demo, got hooked right away. Shipped over gold from the US since they didn't sell it over here, and back then, no Steam.
And now there's this very nice HD remake, with a modern resolution option, bug fixes (I worked on that, so I can guarantee you there are less ;)), the 2 downloadable maps that didn't work with the disk non-HD version, and just all the good the original game offered for a small price.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Pre-Release Review
One of the best games made on the genre. With it's HD edition it runs great on modern PCs. Seriously for it's price it's a bargain for a hell of a good game for strategy players.
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2013
A great old game destined to bring fun even now years after its release. Used to play all the time when I was younger, and the included Northern Expansion adds more variety and strategies to an already entertaining game. The capability to play Freestyle Maps means that your replayability is still going even after you've beaten the quest missions.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
A marvelous game with dinamic and fun gameplay that will leave you playing for hours. Most missions can be done in the first try, and the ones who can't only challenge you for more fun.
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