Restoring the power of a kingdom to its former glory using innate cunning, military might and a fearsome will to win.
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Mixed (41 reviews) - 60% of the 41 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 13, 2002

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You are tasked with restoring the power of a kingdom to its former glory using innate cunning, military might and a fearsome will to win. Warrior Kings is an epic real-time strategy game that smashes the mould. Using true 3D it propels you into a living, breathing and fascinating medieval fantasy world. Now it's all in your hands!


Features:

Build up your economic and military power base, research new technologies, and employ spies, mercenaries, priests and merchants to enhance your strength.

Use real military formations and tactics to conquer on the battlefield.

Master the skills of siege warfare and watch your troops sack mighty cities.

Conduct a massive campaign through 22 extraordinary levels made up of over 80 unique quests.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 98/2000/ME/XP
    • Processor: 733MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 16MB 3D card
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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Mixed (41 reviews)
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Steelwolf
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Very fun game when it works. You have three major factions, with 2 of them having two other sub factions all of which you get by how you tech. The storyline is great and what choices you make during the storyline will lead you different paths. Now for the sad part. I CANNOT recommend this game untill the graphical errors have been patched and this game is very buggy at times.

Hopefully someone will work on a 3rd party patch to fix all of the issues, as this is an under rated game.
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Legion
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 9
Warrior KIng has been a great game, even in my childhood with massive battles and suprisingly a great story.

However!

On modern systems this game is known for its bugs and unit warping; which trust me when your playing, it can get really anoying. So sadly I cannot recommend this game due to this fact, because it makes it unplayable.

Don't waste £7 pounds of money. If you are going to buy it because of nostalgia, buy it when its cheap.
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[22ndVA]Dubayoo
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
Very slow and clunky. If you like RTS, pick up Age of Empires 2. If you like city builders, pick up Grand Ages: Rome. If you like dynasty builders, pick up Crusader Kings. Stronghold might satisfy you if you're looking for a similar strategic mix. I'd actually suggest Majesty if you're willing to roleplay a little more and strategize a little less.

The game doesn't even have a singleplayer skirmish mode either, and everyone who plays multiplayer seems to have WK:Battles which supposedly has this plus more content but requires a direct network connection. It reminds you of playing C&C from the old days where you could only choose among previously completed missions, or had to directly connect through a serial modem connection

Games that use middle mouse buttons for rotating the camera and don't have custom controls are just asking for trouble. There's no windowed mode either. :-\
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TiReX
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2015
Best game ever
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Presty
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19, 2015
I played this game many years ago and I've been trying to find it again. My windows os is windows 7 it works with it but it glitches alot and I cant seam to get past the third mission due to this. the glitches happen sometimes during previous missions but other than that it works fine.

I enjoyed this game when i was younger and I'm glad i was able to find it again. Great story and great gameplay, I liked the part how you can chose your path as there is 3 main ones and 2 hybrids. if you want a stable game that is mostly the same get Warrior Kings Battles it doesn't have a main story mode it has a conquest mode and a skrimish mode, other wise its a great game.
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Malike
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28, 2015
this game is my childhood
i was searching it everywhere thanks valve
BEST RTS GAME EVER
valve could try to patch it tho
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AON1569
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20, 2015
Had this game when it first came out and loved it, was one of the few games i would constantly replay just to see all the different paths you could take. Haven't noticed any of the teleporting units that people have mentioned. Definitely worth a couple of playthroughs. Absolutely fantastic game!
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Kink
( 38.4 hrs on record )
Posted: February 11, 2015
This could be great RTS. It's little buggy and AI is pretty low. Recommend it anyway. Pure fun!
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TornadoSpartan
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: December 25, 2014
Played this when I was younger. if you have a windows os after xp you need to put it in compatability mode or run the compatability troubleshooter. You will still have some random glitches on the more demanding levels but its reduces their number significantly and smoothes out the gameplay.

As for the game itself its a gem that never got the acclaim it should have. Great story, great gameplay with many new ideas for its time including your choices changed the story and adding upkeep in order to maintain an army just like you would have to in real life.

If your a fan of rts games this one is a must try just remember to fix the compatability issues before running the game and remember your troops will still glitch but if the compatability settings are right it will cause minimal problems.
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sandcaster2000
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2014
UNPLAYABLE!!! There is a huge bug in the game that causes units to seem to stop, then reappear somewhere else on their planned path. Makes it impossible to play....
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kenryoku
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 13, 2014
I like the game, but it became unplayable for me on mission four. The units tend to lag when the music switches track. The problem is that on the fourth mission the music doesn't come back after 3 minutes of play. There is a difference on this misison though. It would seem that the task giver doesn't show when the music stops.
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El Terrible Tacobell
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 14, 2014
This game is calssified as Abandonedware and you can legally download the game from the internet, if you have purchased this game like I have then you have been cheated out of whatever you paid.
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Xander
( 62.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 6, 2014
Brilliant game one of my favourite strategy although it was made in 2003 so the AI is a bit messed up on some levels apart from that brilliant game recommend it!
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jbm4t
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25, 2014
Its just so much fun. The economy is great and somewhat unique. The battles are tactical and reminiscent of total war series. The econmy feeds into it well also giving good reasons to fight outside cities in the wide open maps. The campaign is great. The faction mechanics are really fun and stand out of the croud. I'm not sure why this game didn't get better reviews (not that it was badly reviewed).

I won't say its perfect. Minimap and camera could be a bit better. Keeping track of units can also be a bit annoying as its missing some selecting mechanics that would be in a newer modern game.

Overall though its just so much fun and so compelling.

I would give it a:
9/10
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Dyrnax
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24, 2014
An absolute classic which no-one really seems to have heard of. Played this when I was younger and had a great time. It's simple, entertaining and a good way to pass the time. :)
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Tiberius
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23, 2014
Personal rating: "Good" = 3/5

PROS:
+ cool campaign story
+ various campaign paths
+ building & unit tech trees
+ unit formations make a difference
+ battleground choice matters
+ fun multiplayer
+ flaming arrows!

CONS:
- clunky & outdated graphics
- graphical glitches
- some AI bugs
- hard to set up a mulitplayer game

Comment:
Old gem in the RTS genre. Played it back in 2004 and 10 years later it's still fun. If you don't mind the graphical flaws and love various possibilities to conquer your foes with armies (or well-placed fire arrows, hehe) then this game is for you.
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hf BASH
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2, 2014
awesome game ! but unplayable after the 3rd mission cause of the music bug.
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The Gay Pharoah
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22, 2014
A solid RTS, it really QUIIICKed my MARCH.

That being said, it's got a good amount of balance with its nice and generic mechanics for handling fights on various landscapes.
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Vonebor
( 19.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11, 2014
I absolutely loved this game! I'm so glad that it's on steam now, since my old disk has been getting fairly scratched up over the years and it's nice to have a reliable copy.

While the game's graphics have probably not aged very well for those not viewing it through nostalgia-tinted lens, it actually stands up fairly well still (native 1080p, anyone?). The strategy side is still rock solid as well, and it's implementation of formations and terrain remain uniquely excellent in my opinion. I know the old version had some stability issues, but I believe those have been addressed as of now.

The single player story is definitely the selling point for this entry and I absolutely loved it's branching endings. No matter how many times I play it, every year or two I find myself putting it back in and booting it up to play through again! The multiplayer is kinda meh in this entry, but it's still serviceable if you'd only like to buy one out of the two. So for its excellent strategy, epic story and strong replayability, I couldn't recommend this game more highly! Buy it already!
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Sapper54
( 20.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1, 2014
Fantastic game, highly under rated. Old childhood favourite I managed to find on Steam, only problem are the bugs making it virtually unplayable at times.

Too old to expect those to be fixed now but a grate game none the less.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Warrior KIng has been a great game, even in my childhood with massive battles and suprisingly a great story.

However!

On modern systems this game is known for its bugs and unit warping; which trust me when your playing, it can get really anoying. So sadly I cannot recommend this game due to this fact, because it makes it unplayable.

Don't waste £7 pounds of money. If you are going to buy it because of nostalgia, buy it when its cheap.
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86 of 99 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
criminally underrated gem that was part of my childhood. this is hardly subpar shovelware.

plus, this natively supports widescreen, so you don't have to fingle around with some .ini file
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
It may not have been the prettiest child, even back when first released, But my word this was a brilliant game.
one of the few RTS's where it feels truly free form in how you tackle each level. ( after the first couple of tutorial levels at least)

Rarely a more satisfying gaming moment beats seeing your enemies sprawling base in uncontrollable flames.

The only downside to this game is the annoying graphical glitching of the units, If anyone can solve that it would be much appreciated!

Despite that, Its still very very playable. I look forward to Warrior Kings : Battles joining it on here soon ( I hope! )
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29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
One of my favorite RTS games from the Windows XP era, unfortunatley no one has ever heard of it. One of my favorite aspects is that there is a set of 5 religeous paths (3 distinct paths and 2 hybrids) that shape the course of the campaign based on the decisions that you make in game. The path that you follow also determines which specialty units and buildings you can build and each path has various advantages over the others. The AI players each also belong to a particular religeous group, adding new dynamics to each encounter.


Great game, runs perfectly on Windows 7 x64, and supports 1920x1080 out of the box.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 28, 2014
A hidden gem of its time.

Hoping they bring out the 2nd one too with online multiplayer
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Played this when I was younger. if you have a windows os after xp you need to put it in compatability mode or run the compatability troubleshooter. You will still have some random glitches on the more demanding levels but its reduces their number significantly and smoothes out the gameplay.

As for the game itself its a gem that never got the acclaim it should have. Great story, great gameplay with many new ideas for its time including your choices changed the story and adding upkeep in order to maintain an army just like you would have to in real life.

If your a fan of rts games this one is a must try just remember to fix the compatability issues before running the game and remember your troops will still glitch but if the compatability settings are right it will cause minimal problems.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 24, 2014
An absolute classic which no-one really seems to have heard of. Played this when I was younger and had a great time. It's simple, entertaining and a good way to pass the time. :)
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Brilliant game one of my favourite strategy although it was made in 2003 so the AI is a bit messed up on some levels apart from that brilliant game recommend it!
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29, 2014
ok now release the sequel, you know the one without glitchs and lack of ♥♥♥♥ING AWESOME!!!!

still a good game though.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2014
Personal rating: "Good" = 3/5

PROS:
+ cool campaign story
+ various campaign paths
+ building & unit tech trees
+ unit formations make a difference
+ battleground choice matters
+ fun multiplayer
+ flaming arrows!

CONS:
- clunky & outdated graphics
- graphical glitches
- some AI bugs
- hard to set up a mulitplayer game

Comment:
Old gem in the RTS genre. Played it back in 2004 and 10 years later it's still fun. If you don't mind the graphical flaws and love various possibilities to conquer your foes with armies (or well-placed fire arrows, hehe) then this game is for you.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 11, 2014
I absolutely loved this game! I'm so glad that it's on steam now, since my old disk has been getting fairly scratched up over the years and it's nice to have a reliable copy.

While the game's graphics have probably not aged very well for those not viewing it through nostalgia-tinted lens, it actually stands up fairly well still (native 1080p, anyone?). The strategy side is still rock solid as well, and it's implementation of formations and terrain remain uniquely excellent in my opinion. I know the old version had some stability issues, but I believe those have been addressed as of now.

The single player story is definitely the selling point for this entry and I absolutely loved it's branching endings. No matter how many times I play it, every year or two I find myself putting it back in and booting it up to play through again! The multiplayer is kinda meh in this entry, but it's still serviceable if you'd only like to buy one out of the two. So for its excellent strategy, epic story and strong replayability, I couldn't recommend this game more highly! Buy it already!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2014
Its just so much fun. The economy is great and somewhat unique. The battles are tactical and reminiscent of total war series. The econmy feeds into it well also giving good reasons to fight outside cities in the wide open maps. The campaign is great. The faction mechanics are really fun and stand out of the croud. I'm not sure why this game didn't get better reviews (not that it was badly reviewed).

I won't say its perfect. Minimap and camera could be a bit better. Keeping track of units can also be a bit annoying as its missing some selecting mechanics that would be in a newer modern game.

Overall though its just so much fun and so compelling.

I would give it a:
9/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
Fantastic game, highly under rated. Old childhood favourite I managed to find on Steam, only problem are the bugs making it virtually unplayable at times.

Too old to expect those to be fixed now but a grate game none the less.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
A solid RTS, it really QUIIICKed my MARCH.

That being said, it's got a good amount of balance with its nice and generic mechanics for handling fights on various landscapes.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
I like the game, but it became unplayable for me on mission four. The units tend to lag when the music switches track. The problem is that on the fourth mission the music doesn't come back after 3 minutes of play. There is a difference on this misison though. It would seem that the task giver doesn't show when the music stops.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
UNPLAYABLE!!! There is a huge bug in the game that causes units to seem to stop, then reappear somewhere else on their planned path. Makes it impossible to play....
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Very slow and clunky. If you like RTS, pick up Age of Empires 2. If you like city builders, pick up Grand Ages: Rome. If you like dynasty builders, pick up Crusader Kings. Stronghold might satisfy you if you're looking for a similar strategic mix. I'd actually suggest Majesty if you're willing to roleplay a little more and strategize a little less.

The game doesn't even have a singleplayer skirmish mode either, and everyone who plays multiplayer seems to have WK:Battles which supposedly has this plus more content but requires a direct network connection. It reminds you of playing C&C from the old days where you could only choose among previously completed missions, or had to directly connect through a serial modem connection

Games that use middle mouse buttons for rotating the camera and don't have custom controls are just asking for trouble. There's no windowed mode either. :-\
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Best game ever
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6 of 15 people (40%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2, 2014
awesome game ! but unplayable after the 3rd mission cause of the music bug.
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2 of 11 people (18%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
This game is calssified as Abandonedware and you can legally download the game from the internet, if you have purchased this game like I have then you have been cheated out of whatever you paid.
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