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Metacritic: 79/100
Release: Nov 2009

King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame

Site Score
8.5
Good: In depth mechanics – Quest based campaign – Large scale battles
Bad: Some unit imbalances
User Score
5.8
(10 votes)
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King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame blends a number of genres together to create a medieval themed tactical role playing and grand strategy game. Following the exploits of King Arthur and the legends surrounding his life players will step into his shoes and command his army of knights to expand the kingdom.

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Similar to the Total War series players look over the game world of Britannia in grand strategy style. This gives you total control over how you apply your resources, research new technology and even over the laws of your lands. Religion also plays an important role with the battle between Christianity and the old religious ways constantly in the backdrop of the campaign.

When a battle needs to be fought this shifts to a real time strategy game mode where you’ll command your troops first hand. A key element in these real time battles are the heroes which bring role playing elements into the game with their range of abilities. These abilities are a mixture of magical and non-magical and can be enhanced further through the skill tree, stat points and item systems in the game.

These heroes are truly the backbone of any strategy in King Arthur thanks to their ability to fight dozens of units at once and even inspire units around them.

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Heroes aren’t the only mechanic you’ll have to master in King Arthur giving the game plenty of longevity as it adheres to the tried and true method of easy to learn and hard to master. These additional mechanics include things like varying unit formations that change their strength against different units, terrain that directly impacts on unit effectiveness and morale as mentioned previously.

With a lengthy quest driven campaign to sink your teeth into and plenty of depth in terms of mechanics King Arthur is a must play for grand strategy fans.

Summary:

  • Create your own round table of knights as you play King Arthur.
  • Quest driven campaign packed with content and multiple paths to take.
  • Master religion, laws, heroes, morale and more.
  • Experience some epic, large scale battles.
  • Grand strategy meats role playing game.

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King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame, 5.8 out of 10 based on 10 ratings
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