King Arthur II
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"fans of the previous game, and of the genre in general, will find this an enjoyable romp, with plenty to keep them occupied for many, many hours." - ZTGD.com
"The rewarding storyline, sidequests and RPG stat-fiddling mean that turning the map your colour finally feels like it has some point to it." - PCGamer.com
“When the greatest tale of chivalry ends, the nightmare begins.”
Critically praised by reviewers and gamers alike, King Arthur was one of the biggest surprises to emerge on the gaming scene in 2010. Now the Fantasy/Roleplaying RTS returns in a sequel set to push the boundaries of the genre even further. Our story begins long after young Arthur pulled the enchanted sword out of the stone, united the war-torn land of Britannia, gathered the Knights of the Round Table and secured peace in Camelot aided by the might of the Holy Grail. Where legends normally end, King Arthur II begins on its own gruesome tale...
Dark fantasy setting. King Arthur is now the Maimed King, trying to mend a land torn asunder as he strives to heal himself.
Intense boss fights, where the hero’s forces are pitted against unique and terrifying foes. Lose yourself in a stunning story that unfolds over a huge 3D campaign map featuring knightly quests and other special events
Wide range of camera control options, a revised animations and an extensive tutorial creating a more accessible and visually stunning experience
Experience huge real-time battles featuring thousands of soldiers and flying fantasy monsters Battle enemies which employ unique war tactics and cast fantastic spells
Your choices will unlock special content, spells and units with plenty of new and unique possibilities with every choice
Lead major heroes who possess extraordinary powers
RPG and Strategy CombinedKveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
I was a little hesitant at first on picking this one up, just because I was so sure of what I was getting myself into, if it would be a good game, or you know, that OTHER kind of game. Well, it's one of the best RPG and Strategy game mixes I've ever played. It's so intense and immersive that you can play it for hours without getting bored. In fact, I HAVE played it for hours without getting bored! This is actually the sequel to the first game, and trust me when I say this, this game MASSIVELY improves what the first game skipped out on. The gameplay AND graphics are fantastic, and the game is extremely fun. If you need more reassurance, just check out the other reviews, they all have high ratings for the game!
A good sequel to a great gameSganotak | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all Sganotak's reviews »
This game doesn't introduce a lot of new things and it's pretty similar to the first King Arthur game, which isn't a bad thing since the first game was a masterpiece...
The graphics are outstanding, the story and lore are impressive for a strategy game and the battle gameplay, while still inferior to that of the Total War games is very fun and enjoyable There are some problems with the game though, such as the lacklustre AI and some streamlined and removed features, like the morale system. .Another problem with the game is that it is more unpolished and buggy than it's predecessor, despite my PC being high end I had lots of framerate drops and several crashes to the desktop. However don't let this minor issues discourage you from picking it up as it's still a great game
A good strategy gameJokin93 | Dec. 29, 2013 | See all Jokin93's reviews »
King Arthur II, as you may figure from it title, is the direct sequel to the 2009 gem: King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame and it does its job right.
The RTS strategy platform is well polished and the RPG and TBS elements are properly integrated, creating a very fluid gameplay overall. The UI has also improved since the last game(although it will still take a while to get used to) and the graphics are perfectly fine for a strategy game.
Of course, King Arthur II isn't as well polished and homogeneous as the games in the TOTAL War franchise, but it succeeds in what it promises and comes at a price, so ridiculously low that you can't be disappointed.
Very good gamemcofdiablo | Oct. 7, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
Well, if you played the first King Arthur game you know everything about this one. I would say that the second part is just an improvement of the first one, which is actually good because the first one was and still is a great game.
The second one looks much better due to great visuals. It has achievements in steam which is very important for some people. Although, at the start it had a lot of bugs, now you can play it comfortably.
All in all, King Arthur remains unique game that tries to mix role play and strategy and actually succeeds. So definitely try it, especially when it is on sale.
Overall a true Alternative with fresh aspects for TOTAL WarGwildor | June 4, 2013 | See all Gwildor's reviews »
Purchased this game on the Steam sales this last weekend, and have been hooked on this for a while now. For those of you who are familiar with the first King Arthur: The Role-Playing Wargame title, you won't find anything particularly new in this, in terms of core mechanics...which, for me, is a plus. I spent many hours playing the first King Arthur game. Drawn into the story campaign...and the fusion of Total War and Roleplaying Game elements kept me going for a long time, but never finished it since it was too much of a struggle due to the consistent barrage of the AI.
The game however, is riddled with problems to this day (Patch 1.1.07). Far too many bugs are being discussed on forums, as well as, instability of performance, and just general glitches in both, Campaign and Battles.
On a positive note. The inclusion of a narrator has improved the overall feel of immersing the player with the storyline in the campaign. Graphics are absolutely breath-taking (with some emphasis) to look at. Even though, I personally have performance issues on the highest settings, even if you set it to low, it still looks absolutely amazing...a joy to look at when ending your turn, moving from season to season.
Overall, I still think this game is worth a purchase when it's on sale next. People with 32-bit computers should stay away since it's currently not working at all (Should change in the future, so try and keep updated prior a purchase). I give this a 7 out of 10...would give it a 8 otherwise if it was more stable