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!
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Very Positive (198 reviews) - 93% of the 198 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 23, 2001

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Includes 7 items: Defenders of Ardania, Impire, Majesty 2 Collection, Majesty Gold HD, Warlock - Master of the Arcane, Warlock 2 E-book: The Great Mage Game, Warlock 2: The Exiled



An addictive game you'll keep coming back to.

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

    • 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:
    • 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:
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This Game really bring back memories
but i never try play multiplayers
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93 of 99 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
For those having technical issues with the game:

Documents\My Games\MajestyHD\MajXPrefs (edit this file)
PixWidth/PixHeight match native resolution (use the in game changer if you want, if you do that, PixDepth will be reset to 16 and you'll need to change the config file again)
PixDepth 32
BlitMode 1
IntroVideo 0

Now it'll be as smooth as it used to be and you'll be able to enjoy one of the greatest strategy games of all time again.
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56 of 63 people (89%) found this review helpful
16.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 21, 2014
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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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
20.0 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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54 of 68 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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42 of 49 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.6 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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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
If you've never played a pen & paper RPG in your life, and would like to know what it feels like to be a game master, then Majesty: The fantasy Kingdom sim will give you a taste of how it can feel.

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is an old RTS (originally released in 2001) where you don't have direct control over your units. Instead you need to treat your units like you were the quest giver from an RPG, in other words, you need to bribe them into doing whatever you want them to do.

Graphics & sound
The graphics in Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim was considered to be sub-par back in 2001. The HD edition does not do much for the graphics, other than zoom out a bit further, and it's still not exactly a looker. That said, unlike many 3D games from 2001, the graphics in Majesty has not aged much. The detailed 2D art looks relatively appealing, far more so than the crude 3D graphics in many of its contemporaries.

In terms of sound, Majesty won't set your world on fire. A single song loops in the background, and after a while you won't even notice it. The sound of units attack each other or peasants building things is not anything wrong write home about either. It works, but it's not great.
On the plus side, the voice acting is entertaining. A Sean Connery impersonator reads the mission briefings with enough conviction for it to work, and he also acts as the announcer during the missions. The game would not be the same without this voice actor, and it helps giving it a lot of personality. All units have their own voice lines as well, and they do a good job at conveying the personality of the units.

Majesty does not have much of a story. You're the king of Ardania, and it's your job to make it prosper. Each individual mission does have its own backstory though, and while they are not "good" in the traditional sense, the mission briefings can often be quite entertaining to listen to.

In Majesty it's your job to build a typical fantasy village/town. You start with a castle, and then you build the kind of buildings you often see in fantasy RPGs, like market places, warrior's guilds, rogue's guilds, temples to different gods, dwarven workshops and so on. Most buildings are used to recruit heroes, while some offer services that the heroes can use, and at the same time generate some much needed money that you then can use to build more buildings, or recruit more heroes.
The heroes have wills of their own, which often aligns with their classes. A rogue is a greedy coward, so he's easily attracted to bounties, but if the going gets tough, the rogue will run away. A paladin on the other hand is brave and selfless, and while try to protect the weak, so she will go out and slay monsters on her own. A wizard is bookish, and prefer to read books in the library rather than fighting, and thus might need a really big bounty for him to take notice. There are plenty of different heroes, all with their own strengths & weaknesses, and some are mutually exclusive (sun worshipers won't work with moon worshipers, and paladins won't work with necromancers), so deciding what heroes to use is a strategic choice you need to make for each level.
The heroes also gain experience and level up. Fighting enemies will always give them experience, but certain heroes also have their own activities that will make them level up. A ranger that is exploring the map will for an example gain experience that way. This makes keeping your heroes alive really important.
Sadly the game is not perfectly balanced. Some heroes are better than others, and it's really easy to fall back on the same strategy for most levels due to this. Paladins for an example, while expensive, tends to be really powerful and thus are a better investment than necromancers.
Most of the game comes down to managing your economy. As long as money keeps rolling in, you can recruit more heroes, build more buildings, and cast certain spells. These spells are the only thing you can use to directly influence a fight, and they tend to cost a lot of money. But money spent on keeping your high level heroes alive tend to be worth it.
There's no linear level progression, instead you get to chose from almost any level right from the get-go, with only some levels requiring you to have beaten some other levels first. All the levels are randomly generated, based on certain parameters for each level, so there's plenty of replay value, even if the level layout can often feel a bit generic, due to its randomly generated nature. Majesty is also not a very hard game. Between the core game and the expansion, there are really only 2 levels that can be considered "hard". Many levels give the illusion of difficulty, but as long as you don't panic or give up when things look bad, victory won't be far off.

Final thoughts
I love Majesty. Yes, it's a game with its share of flaws, but it's really fun to watch the heroes try to accomplish things. As someone who used to play pen & paper RPGs, I recognize the behavior of my old gaming group, they used to be just as bad at noticing the obvious as the heroes in Majesty are. ;) Fun is actually how I would describe the entire game, because while it might not be the deepest strategy game on Steam, it's one of the most entertaining ones.

So if you like strategy games or RPGs (be it CRPGs or pen & paper RPGs), make sure to give Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim a try, you won't regret it (and don't forget that you can increase the game speed).
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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!


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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36 of 46 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 16, 2015
I used to play this game as a kid. It is just as I remembered and that is wicked!
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Wow. This game is so cool. There are no other games like this around, which is a dang shame, because this really was an awesome idea. This old game still holds up against more modern strategy games and is definitely still unique over a decade after its release. Buy this, its such steal at this price. Support it so a decent sequel may be put into development. I just wish my freaking wizards would suvive to level 3.
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2.7 hrs
Posted: October 15
I've probably been playing this game every few years for the better part of two decades now.
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Burton Guster
46.4 hrs
Posted: October 4
Haha, I used to play this and watch my dad play this when I was a kid. Fun game. ♥♥♥♥ the gorgons though.
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 11
W 10 dont support it. game crashes often, no fun to play at all.
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1.2 hrs
Posted: September 11
This was great game back in the days, now probably not so much if you are new to it but for those who used to play it decade ago is still nice plus that nostalgia ;)
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0.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
I bought this game because I read reviews which say that Majesty 2 is worse.

It is an old game, from 2001, which still works on windows 10 but with some problems.
First you have to know that you have to install the HD version.
But the review can be only written for the original old version. So I had to install both in order to leave a review here.

I experienced some minor problems so far:

  • If I alt-tab, the window is resized and shown with false colors. I need to restart the game to repair it.
  • after playing more and based on comments, this is a feature: There is a mission where elves are your enemies. However, because they are normally your allies (units you can produce) they can enter my market to buy healing potions. First I thought that is a realistic approach :) But later when I placed a reward on their buildings, to encourage my fighters to destroy them, they also attacked their own buildings. But if they meet my units, they recognize them as enemies and they fight each other. I cannot say if this happens always because I noticed it only at the end of the mission when the bounty was increased and I was about to finish the mission anyway.
  • Rogues can loot the gravestones of the fallen enemies. However, I got three rogues looking to my Mausoleum like hypnotized cats because they detect my buried heroes but cannot reach their graves. Again this is not a game breaking thing because it is cheaper to resurrect your heroes with spells before they are placed into the Mausoleum or if you have the money, you can save the game and by trial and error to resurect the one which was targetet by the rogue. Then the rogue will loot the living hero and will continue with other activities.

The game seems to be difficult until you learn how each building and spell works.
I tried to play it and I gave up, possibly being pulled away by other games.
Many months later I tried again and now I like it.
I recommend the game for those who like strategy games where your units have their own will.
If you have doubts, buy the game on sale, as I did.

edit: added the bug with the rogues
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The Missing Panda
3.2 hrs
Posted: August 7
Great time waster in my opinion. Easy to pick up, yet always a bit challenging.
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6.6 hrs
Posted: August 7
A classic game from my childhood. Still quite entertaining.

Very few games lets your heroes fear for their life and run away like a chicken. This is one of them.
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Bleach Drinker
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 3
Pretty meh game.
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