Immerse yourself into the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros and keep your spot on the Iron Throne by any means.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (278 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 29, 2011
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About This Game

What King will you be?
Conqueror, Usurper or Diplomat?
"A Game of Thrones - Genesis" immerses you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Houses that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. From Nymeria's arrival in the Kingdom of Dorne to the awakening of the "Others" beyond the Wall, you'll live the origins of A Game of Thrones saga through more than 1000 years of history, by taking part in Westeros' founding events and largest battles.
In this great strategy game, victory does not necessarily result from brute force. You can choose to use a military approach and besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere and can be more efficient than the most powerful army. So watch your back and show no mercy if you want to keep sat on the Iron Throne.

Key Features:

  • The video game adaptation of the fantasy saga "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George RR Martin.
  • A deep and exciting gameplay combining strategy, diplomacy and politics.
  • Discover the origins of the universe of the Iron Throne through the Story mode, and participate in major conflicts that have shaped Westeros.
  • Compete against up to 7 other players in multiplayer. Form alliances, break them, show subtle tactics and crush your opponents!

System Requirements

    • OS: WINDOWS XP SP2/VISTA SP1/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.2 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB (XP) / 2048 MB (VISTA/7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 3.0 COMPATIBLE. ATI RADEON X1600 XT/INTEL HD/NVIDIA GEFORCE 6600 GT OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB
    • Sound: DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
    • Internet: INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GAMING AND GAME ACTIVATION
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I love strategies, of all kinds, I really do. I cherish different approaches, they are like light in the dark.
And I don't think Cyanide made a bad game. No, I guess it's ok. Not standart, but works fine.
It's just weak me who don't want to kill noble women on daily basis, to get political advantages, like tutorial advises to. I'm not ready for this game. Maybe later, when I will lose any hope in humanity, like J. Martin did long time ago.
7/10 killed heroes.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A fun little juant through the broad strokes of pre-book era Westerosi history. A fun little game, but certainly not a deep and strategic RTS, more of a set-piece manager- moving specially skilled units around to build and maintain alliances is the heart of it, with actual declared war working in a very similar mechanic. Still, depsite the simplistic and somewhat sophmoric gameplay, the game shines with great lore and setting, and should reward loyal fans of the Books and Show.
Make sure you get this on sale, it is certainly not worth a full retail price, offering low replay and a 12 hour or so campaign. Someone looking for a more deep and strategic RTS experince in the GoT world would want to check out the great mods for Civ5 and CKII. The former is a world class standard and far better for war and battle while the latter offers an immersive strategic experience in the delicacies of politics, marriage, and subterfuge. Game of Thrones: Genesis attempts both but really only succeeds in atmosphere. Remember that Halo RTS? Like that, except Game of Thrones and far less exciting.
In summary:
- good graphics and polish
- rewards fans of the lore
- simplistic & arcadey RTS gameplay
- no real depth to game beyond faction "unique" units
- campaign is fun and short
- low replayability
- not a serious RTS
- still a fun little game for fans, if bought for a low sale price
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
i wish i could remove it from my library
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
This game has false advertisement, it made it look okay on trailer then i got into game and it was 240p -10/10 ♥♥♥♥.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Dont buy!!! I wish A Game of Thrones went to koemi and make a game more like Romance of the Three Kingdom
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Extremely fun strategy and war game based on A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). Idk why there are so many bad reviews, this game is great.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Its a stinker
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
More like a chess game than anything else,it is a pity game of thrones the roleplaying game is not free because it is much better,however like everything else in this useless modern world,it all depends on how much money you have on your credit card because this game is no longer available in shops!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Very let down
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
i want to english language pack or files. Mine is czech and polish, help please
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44.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Difficult but nice when you get used to it.
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86 of 104 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This game was not what I was expecting at all. It was more like a fast paced board game than the sort of resource management and strategy game I thought it would be. I can't fault it for not being like the Total War games, which I was thinking it was, but I can fault it for not being particularly fun. As far as I can see from playing the tutorial and the first level, you basically run around with envoys and spies trying to keep alliances with towns while your opponents ruin your alliances and make their own. It can get a little hectic keeping up with all of that going on, while also trying to get some food or money together to make an army.

You don't build structures in this game, they already exist on the map. What you do is build units, which will carry out certain tasks like assassinations and spying. The goal is to build alliances with nearby towns and castles to keep yourself stronger and richer than your enemies. You do this to collect prestige points, which determine the winner of the map. The combat in this game is not at all exciting, since your armies will consist of around 8 little guys that will hack at the other side's armies until one team is dead. You don't really want to declare war too often anyway, since it will cost you prestige points. So you want to convince the other guy to declare war, and then spend some time chasing around his units to destroy them, all while chasing his envoys with yours so that you can keep them from stealing your alliances.

The graphics are decent but not particularly impressive. The music is standard fantasy fare. Not memorable, but not bad either.

It's just not as impressives as I was hoping for, and I think I only gave it the time I did because of the GoT license. It does go back a ways to give you a taste of some of the origins of the great houses of Westeros, but I felt like the license was not important to the gameplay. It was like playing a licensed version of Monopoly, wherein the lore of GoT only ran skin deep. Overall I could not recommend this title.

Grade: D
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
This game is rough. It has some interesting ideas about how to do video game diplomacy and intrigue, but those ideas are undeveloped, and make the interaction between the houses of Westeros feel like the mere shuffling around of RTS game pieces. It does have an admirable commitment to the series lore, but to get to the lore, you have to play through a dreary campaign which includes frustrating escort missions. You can control a Targaryen dragon, and it feels pretty powerful, but the actual mechanics of doing so are excessively "gamey" (your dragon has a recharge time, making it less a creature of legend and more of an occasional special ability).

The presentation of the game is subpar, with a lot of tiny details that are just "off" enough to pull me out of the experience. And the RTS mechanics are a bit undercooked - there's not a lot of unit diversity (or distinctiveness to the units that exist) and the tech tree, such as it is, is mediocre. The most interesting part of the game is the specialized intrigue and diplomatic units, and even then, I find the challenge of not knowing which alliances are real or which units are loyal to be more of a test of mental endurance than a genuine political-style puzzle.

The game is not entirely without merit, but I would not recommend buying it without first seriously lowering your expectations.
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
124.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game is just the name and nothing else. Basically is just a strategy game with no strategy at all, just a bunch of units of deception, politics and intrigue that doesn't feel coherent or well integrated into the game but awkward and forced.

The game forces you to constantly check the status of your alliances, your secret agreements, the enemy's secret agreements with your allies, the protection of your units (you even have to assign bodyguards to farmers because they're a yummy target for assassins), the vulnerable strategic units of your enemies like envoys, spies, brides, rebels and other assassins to send even more assassins after them. And all of that with one single purpose: making and keeping as many alliances as possible while trying to destroy as many as possible alliances of your enemies while producing enough food and gold to bring armies to the table.

And for a military based game battles are very simple: just send as many soldiers as you can, no others plan needed.

The mechanics of the game are just too complicated to be a game that worths paying for it.
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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
A cash in on the books.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Don't get this confused with the Game of Thrones RPG. This has a lot of nice features and it is a very polished game but it is really... short. It would be very hard to make a single session last more than a hour. It is very nice but its not really worth the price. While it might be different in multiplayer it is very shallow though well finished.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Worst strategy game ever made. It would take all day to explain how much I hate this game. It was nothing but a cash grab, game of thrones as far as games go... is a dead end. No studio is taking it seriously and the owners of the IP and just trying to ride the cash cow instead of worrying about their franchise long term.

Do not play this game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I actually manage to fall asleep while playing this. It's an RTS game that pretends to hold some strategy. In reality its just rock paper scissors death star.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
It had so much potential. There are a lot of new game mechanics that are really interesting. The whole economy of the game is completely different from anything else in any other game.

But it was all just so horribly slopped together. Large parts of the campaign are unplayable. All of the stories that everyone wanted to hear about were rushed into place. The campaign sizes themselves are very inconsistent in size. It's a shame George RR Martin had to put his name on this game, because it is awful.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Honestly all the hate aimed at this game is kind of unwarranted. If you're a fan of the SOIAF series and universe, its worth a try - I wouldn't want to pay more than 15$ for it to be fair; but its not /awful/. Slow, kind of tedious and lacking the more massive army/Age of Empires level of military combat and absolutely no town/castle building - it still proves to be enjoyable for something slow-paced and involved. You're always having to keep on the lookout for people trying to cut down your alliances and expanding your own alliances is a must to win truthfully - the combat is a bit clunky and simplified and it really is a pain having to worry about holding alliances with every town instead of just marching a massive army on them - but the game isn't /terrible/.
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