A free-roaming squad based RPG. Focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. Research new equipment and craft new gear.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (2,781) - 93% of the 2,781 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (13,037) - 89% of the 13,037 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Dec 6, 2018
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By 黄油大师 March 19

“《剑士(Kenshi)》是一款自由度很高的沙盒RPG,你可以选择成为农夫、商人、小偷、冒险家、叛军乃至军阀,或是沦为奴隶或食物。玩家可以以RTS游戏的形式操纵一个小队完成自己想要完成的工作。无官方中文,但是创意工坊里有汉化MOD。游戏的要素非常齐全,建造、生存、扒尸体、势力战……在这款游戏中活下去并不容易,而且没有什么主线目标,其教程也压倒性的不足。建议一开始配合攻略进行游戏。”

 

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July 18

Announcing Steam Trading Card Support



Following a huge amount of community feedback we've added Steam Trading Cards to Kenshi, once again thanks to everyone for all of your support. The current loadout includes a full set of badges, 5 trading cards, 5 backgrounds and 5 emotes which are previewed below.

Additionally, we're still working on finding an appropriate merchandise partner and hope to share an update around that sometime soon.


Badges:

Rank 1:


Rank 2:


Rank 3:


Rank 4:


Rank 5:


Foil Badge:



Trading Cards:
Skeletons:


Hivers:


Gorillo:


Bonedog:


Beakthing: - (Aware of a mistake on this including a space in the name, we've requested it to be changed)


Backgrounds:

Background 1 - Dunes:


Background 2 - Drifter:


Background 3 - Ashlands:


Background 4 - Shek:


Background 5 - Beep:


Emotes:

Emote 1 - Cactus Rum:


Emote 2 - Holy Flame:


Emote 3 - Greenfruit


Emote 4 - Dustwich:


Emote 5 - Beeped:


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June 20

Update 1.0.31 Out Now



Translations:
  • Added Chinese language support – After working alongside external partners in China we’ve added Simplified Chinese as an additional language option, feedback for this would be appreciated.
  • Japanese language support progress – Following the previous translation rollback we are currently reviewing the Japanese translation with the help of our Japanese community manager Meg and expect to finish with an additional update.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed some additional stability issues
  • Fix for some situations where a carried person would never get put down if they died
  • Fixed dropping items onto portraits when view is scrolled
Miscellaneous:
  • Passive characters wont fire turrets unless attacked
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Reviews

"Kenshi impresses the bejeesus out of me. Given the opportunity, I’m confident I would play it for a year – more, even." - Rock Paper Shotgun 'Bestest Best'

"84/100 - Work through the presentational ugliness and technical awkwardness, and you’ll find an experience of frightening depth." - PC Gamer

"8/10 - Kenshi has a unique style with anything you accomplish in the game feeling like a true achievement." - Cultured Vultures

About This Game

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A free-roaming squad based RPG focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals.

Research new equipment and craft new gear. Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business. Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh desert. Train your men up from puny victims to master warriors. Carry your wounded squad mates to safety and get them all home alive.

Features


  • Freeform gameplay in a seamless game world in the largest single-player RPG world since Daggerfall, stretching over 870 square kilometers. The game will never seek to limit you or restrict your personal play style.

  • Custom design as many characters as you want and build up a whole squad to fight for you. Characters will grow and become stronger with experience, not just in their stats but their appearance too.

  • Original take on the RTS-RPG hybrid genre. No "hero" characters with artificially stronger stats than everybody else- Every character and NPC you meet is potentially an equal, and has a name, a life.

  • You are not the chosen one. You're not great and powerful. You don't have more 'hitpoints' than everyone else. You are not the center of the universe, and you are not special. Unless you work for it.

  • Build a base where you can research new technologies, upgrade your defences and craft new gear.

  • Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business.

  • Variation and possibilities of gameplay. Be good, be evil, be a businessman, be a thief, live in a town, live in the desert, travel alone, travel in hordes, build a fortress, raze a city. Devote yourself to freeing slaves, or maybe end up a slave yourself.

  • Dynamic, ever changing world. Support or hinder whoever you wish, or keep to yourself, the world won't stop moving. This is not just a "game", you are living and surviving in a simulated world.

  • Get captured by cannibals and eaten alive, or sold off by slavers and forced to work in the mines. These are not scripted events, just a regular part of this chaotic world that ruins your life by chance. Anything can happen, yet anything can be overcome if you have the strength.

  • Absolutely no Level-scaling. The world does not level up along with you, and the shops don't change their inventory to only items matching your level. At the start of the game almost everyone will be stronger than you, and survival will always be a struggle. The game won't hold your hand or help you when you're down.

  • Realistic medical system that affects gameplay. A character with a wounded leg will limp or crawl and slow the party down, wounded arms means you must use your sword one-handed or not at all. Severe injuries will result in amputees needing robotic limb replacements. Blood loss means you can pass out, and the blood will attract predators. A character’s stats are affected by equipment, encumbrance, blood loss, injuries and starvation.

  • Intelligent AI that allows for characters to reason and work towards long-term goals and desires. Squads work together and carry their wounded to safety. Characters can be setup to take care of micromanagement for you and run production in your base.

  • Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh environment.

  • Independently developed with no design influences, or alterations dictated by men in gray suits who have never played a game before in their lives.

  • Original game world. There are no fantasy-knock-off cliches. No magic.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:64-bit Windows
    • Processor:Dual-core 64-bit
    • Memory:6 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Pixel shader 5.0 capable card
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:14GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor:Quad-core 64-bit
    • Memory:16 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:14GB HD space
    **Recommended install to SSD for optimum performance

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