Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Every Sunday, we reach deep into Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s 141-year history to pull out one of the best moments from the archive. This week, Alec marries a zombie and gets into a fight in a zombie universe, from this piece first published October 2nd, 2008.>

So I gazed up at the mountain of games about guns due this Autumn, and I sighed a little. Did I burn myself out on all those FPSes last year? Are, heaven forfend, my baser instincts now somehow in check? I will> play Far Cry 2 and Dead Space and Fallout 3, but right now they’re not what appeal. I made it about 15 minutes into Crysis Warhead before the oh-this-again tedium hit, and I blame myself more than I do the game for that. I wanted something a little different, something I could sink into on more than a purely visceral level, but I didn’t know what.

Turns out it was King’s Bounty: The Legend, the RPG-strategy remake/sequel from some of the good (mad) folks behind Space Rangers 2. I’m not going to review it or even describe it here. Instead, I’m going to tell two stories that aptly demonstrate the insanity-ingenuity of the thing.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.>

It’s all too easy to be glum about 1c’s now long-running comedy-fantasy, strategy-RPG series, given its sequels’ resolute resistance to do almost anything new, but let’s put grumbling aside and look back to when King’s Bounty: The Legend was the freshest face in freshtown. … [visit site to read more]

Product Release - Valve
Royal Quest is Now Available on Steam and Free to Play!

Royal Quest offers a fresh MMO experience from the creators of Space Rangers and King's Bounty series. Join Guild Wars, conquer Castles, and battle other players in unique PvPvE locations, or explore the vast world of Aura and enjoy the story on your own.

Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
You can select a desired language in Steam properties of the game (right-click on the game entry in Steam library and choose properties): English, Russian, German, Spanish and Italian.
Community Announcements - Sneaksie(RUS)
You can select a desired language in Steam properties of the game (right-click on the game entry in Steam library and choose properties): English, Russian, German, French, Spanish and Italian.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Modern tragedies:1) That quadrophonic music never took off2) Squirrels don’t make good pets3) Dexys’ comeback album was boring4) The wonderful King’s Bounty reboot has never had a proper sequel, instead just limping from samey standalone expansion to samey standalone expansion.

So, as much as my heart still performs the tiniest leap upon hearing that there’s a new expansion out, knowing it’s just a bolt on for 2012′s ambition-free Warriors of the North kills any anticipation. Sigh. Maybe I’ll try taming a squirrel again instead. (more…)

Announcement - Valve
Save up to 75% on new Week Long Deals on Steam, available now until September 30th at 10AM Pacific time!











PC Gamer
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1C Company are the subject of this week's pay what you want Humble Sale. Not that you're being offered their full, expansive, and occasionally ropey back catalogue. Instead the bundle focuses on two of the publisher's more notable series. Included are a battalion of Men of War, and a king's ransom of King's Bounty. It's a great collection if you're looking for a large and meaty slice of turn-of-the-decade PC gaming.

Here's what you get:


King's Bounty
King's Bounty: Armoured Princess
Men of War
Men of War: Red Tide


And, if you beat the average price, you'll also receive.


King's Bounty: Crossworlds
Men of War: Assault Squad


As you can see from our reviews, that's well worth doing. While it's not quite the full collection - missing Men of Wars: Vietnam and Condemned Heroes - all included games are bundled with their relevant DLC packs.

The bundle will run until August 8th.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Oddly the Valkyries are a whole lot less soft-porny in the game itself - it's just the title screen that gets over-excited about them

The fourth game in Katauri Interactive’s reboot of olden strategy/RPG hybrid King’s Bounty is out now. Warriors Of The North requires no knowledge of the earlier games, involving a new storyline and a new hero, and a whole lot of Norse mythology-inspired beasts and magic. More of the cheerful same or a new take on what’s become somewhat routine? Here’s what I think.> (more…)

Product Release - Valve
King's Bounty: Warriors of the North is Now Available on Steam!

King’s Bounty: Warriors of the North is the next chapter in the cult RPG/adventure saga. The new tale takes place in the familiar world of Endoria featured in the previous games, but begins in the Viking lands, which the celebrated hero Bill Gilbert never visited during his famous quest in King’s Bounty: The Legend.

The Mighty Olaf, son of the Konung of Northlings, has dedicated his life to battling the undead who have infested the northern lands of Endoria. He seeks to liberate the snowy wastes, dwarven dungeons, and the very heart of Endoria, the kingdom of Darion itself, from the dark grip of necromancy. On his quest towards immortal glory he will encounter cunning foes and new friends, hard battles and amazing adventures.

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