Restoring the power of a kingdom to its former glory using innate cunning, military might and a fearsome will to win.
User reviews: Mixed (25 reviews)
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
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
A hidden gem of its time.

Hoping they bring out the 2nd one too with online multiplayer
Posted: April 28
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
ok now release the sequel, you know the one without glitchs and lack of ♥♥♥♥ING AWESOME!!!!

still a good game though.
Posted: April 29
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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!
Posted: May 11
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.1 hrs on record
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!...you can also get it free look on youtube for downloads
Posted: August 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
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. :)
Posted: July 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Personal rating: 7/10

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.
Posted: July 23
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 22
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
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. :-\
Posted: August 20
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
awesome game ! but unplayable after the 3rd mission cause of the music bug.
Posted: July 2
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1 of 11 people (9%) found this review helpful
20.0 hrs on record
one of my old favret games but sad that they did not fix any of the bug from the oregnal game insted just resies it as it was with alot of bug
Posted: May 1
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4.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 14
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3.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 13
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70 of 79 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: April 24
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
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! )
Posted: April 25
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 27
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