King's Bounty II Reviews

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IGN
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2021

King's Bounty 2 is a fairly strong tactical RPG that is dragged down by a mediocre plot and a lot of unnecessary jogging.

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59 / 100
Aug 23, 2021

King's Bounty 2 is a unique game, but it's uniquely mediocre.

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IGN Italy
Stefano Castagnola
Top Critic
6.9 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2021

King's Bounty fans will find a much different game compared to its predecessors, and not all changes are for the best. Still, there's enjoyment to be found in the new chapter of the series, especially when it comes to the battlefield.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

King's Bounty II offers an enjoyable mix of a fantasy RPG and tactical turn-based combat that fans of both genres will lap up.

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Unscored
Sep 13, 2021

King's Bounty 2's hexed-based battles, customisation and army management are all a good time. The RPG they're packaged with, while sometimes gorgeous, is baggy and bland.

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90 / 100
Sep 13, 2021

A fun experience for a gamer of any background. King's Bounty II gives us a world full of interesting characters, fun side quests, mysteries to solve, and challenging yet rewarding battles

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GameMAG
Top Critic
7 / 10
Nov 17, 2021

King's Bounty II is far from perfect, but this new game from 1C Entertainment can still engross you for many hours. And yet, if you were waiting for a true sequel of original King's Bounty by Katauri Interactive, you'll probably be quite disappointed.

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6 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2021

I didn’t hate King’s Bounty II; I loved the combat system. The hex design and the battlefields are all highlights. However, the things that can be done in-between those fights is where the majority of the player’s time will be spent. And it as much as I usually enjoy exploring RPG’s, there was no joy in navigating the overworld in King’s Bounty II due to the ridiculously slow movement speed. Those that are fans of the franchise will no doubt find much to love here with the fun combat and varied units and even decent main story.

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Unscored
Aug 26, 2021
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7.4 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

King's Bounty II is a great tactics game nestled within an okay open world RPG. While nothing in the exploration is offensively bad, it is clear early on that the real meat of the game lies within it's fun and engaging battle system.

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6.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

King's Bounty II offers numerous options to keep you playing its 40-hour campaign. Unfortunately, it suffers from questionable design, janky movement while exploring, and confusing alignment system outcomes. It can be a treat for long-time fans, but it's also rough around the edges.

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71 / 100
Aug 23, 2021

I can’t help but wonder what King’s Bounty II could have been had it stayed isometric and relied more on written words over spoken dialog. Maybe it could have offered something wholly unique. But this is the choice the developers made and for some of you, if you’re able to get past the jank, you’ll find a pretty okay turn-based combat game in King’s Bounty II. For others who are also looking to get lost in a deep world along with the combat, you’ll be better served elsewhere.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

Though King's Bounty II's presentation is certainly crumbly in ways that would only be endearing to folks partial to PS3 level jank, there still remains a compelling RPG and turn based strategy hybrid here. Bolstered by non-linear storytelling, deceptively deep world building and the sort of accessible strategy that embraces genre newcomers and stalwarts alike, King's Bounty II is a deeply appealing effort that does ample justice to its namesake.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

King's Bounty II is a decent turn-based RPG, but it's also one of the most derivative games out there.

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5 / 10
Aug 23, 2021

If you're willing to invest your time learning the battle system and strategies to succeed in King’s Bounty II then there'll be some enjoyment to be found here. However, the game is very unforgiving with your time, forcing you to spend hours completing dull side missions and looting various places to level up your units, only for them to be slain in the next main mission battle you fight. Also constantly having to reload saves just to progress through the story feels very outdated.

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6 / 10
Aug 24, 2021

1C Entertainment's attempt to reinvigorate the long-dormant series proves two things: its turn-based tactical combat is timeless, and making a compelling open-world experience is harder than it looks.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

All in all, for RPG enthusiasts, especially those with an interest in turn-based combats, King’s Bounty 2 is worth every penny. It’s an enjoyable experience that you wouldn’t regret playing. The more you immerse yourself into it, the more reasons you’ll discover to continue playing and uncover the mysteries of the story one after another. The only slight issue is that some players might not like King’s Bounty 2 outdated visuals, but if you don’t have a problem with that, there is no reason to delay this challenging journey.

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Generación Xbox
ABreaker1477
Top Critic
8.2 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2021

‎Despite having several glitches and the odd bug, Kings's Bounty II is ‎‎a great tactical RPG that features one of the most robust and effective combat systems I've ever enjoyed.‎‎ And it is that the turn-based combat system of this title is very accessible to all those who want to enter this wonderful genre, but at the same time, it is able to pose a challenge for all those more experienced players who are looking for a worthy challenge.‎

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6 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2021

Drastic changes to gameplay can be good, as proven by God of War. Unfortunately, King’s Bounty 2 turns out merely an underwhelming experiment. In the past, we got a series of good tactical RPGs focused on combat, seasoned with some character building. Right now, we get a subpar imitation of The Witcher 3, where battles are just a minor addition.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2021

King's Bounty II is a good adventure game with better turn-based combat. There are plenty of elements to keep the player interested, but the story does not have the depth you might expect, and therefore doesn't warrant the $59.99 price tag.

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