Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Reviews

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
7 / 10
Nov 16, 2021

With deep strategy elements found both inside and outside of combat, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story makes for an undeniably engaging and challenging adventure. Fans of League of Legends get to see the world of Ruenterra from a new lens and will be hooked by the endearing character moments found within the game’s story. Ruined King may not find the wide appeal that other League properties have managed, and some of the interactions found outside of combat are admittedly cumbersome, but it’s hard to deny the excitement and depth of content found within the turn-based battles of Ruined King.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story blends wonderful characters and a fascinating world with some of the finest turn-based gameplay I’ve ever experienced. Despite a few stumbles, this is a package that anyone who loves this genre should check out. While I still have to give it some more thought, this game is most likely going to end up being my game of the year.

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80 / 100
Nov 21, 2021

If anything, this title proves that Airship Syndicate can make a worthy JRPG that can run with the big boys of the Square Enix and Bandai Namco variety.

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Jake Su
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
Nov 22, 2021

It is clear that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a work of love, combining a well-written narrative, engaging characters, and a world worth exploring and experiencing. The combat elements add to a familiar formula, and the turn-based elements are not that hard for anyone to wrap their heads around. Save for a few yet annoying bugs and glitches, it is hard not to see Ruined King: A League of Legends Story as a bonafide breakout hit for Riot Forge and Airship Syndicate.

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70 / 100
Nov 22, 2021

‎Without revolutionizing the genre, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story does everything it sets out to do very well. In this way, it will please both MOBA fans and those looking for a complete and content-packed turn-driven RPG.‎

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Nov 22, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is not one to miss. This game will surprise you with its exciting dungeons, dynamic boss battles, one-of-a-kind combat mechanics, and charming characters.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 23, 2021

While it doesn't innovate the formula introduced in Battle Chasers: Nightwar too much, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story's quality is undeniably high, so much that even those with little to no knowledge of the League of Legends universe can enjoy the game fully. With an engaging story, charming characters and amazing combat system, the game by Airship Syndicate is the best possible debut for Riot Forge, and one of the best role-playing games released this year.

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Unscored
Nov 23, 2021

Ruined King is a fun romp through gorgeous environments with a team of likable misfits. Airship Syndicate doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but it didn’t need to — Ruined King still manages to serve as a great on-ramp to both League of Legends lore and RPGs in general.

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8.8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

I don't know whether to recommend Ruined King: A League of Legends Story for the interesting story set in the League of Legends universe or because it's one of the best turn-based RPGs I played since quite a while. I'd stick towards the second reason, leaving the first one as the icing on the cake. An engaging storyline, beautifully characterized and customizable characters, and a combat system that will test your tactical skills await you, especially if you dare to play at higher difficulty levels. Will Runeterra's champions become the new Avengers?

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

By masterfully evolving a winning formula, adding the Riot touch to that of Madureira, Airship Syndicate proves once more that passion always makes the difference and that, sometimes, it helps to overcome some flaws.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven, turn based role-playing game (RPG). It features fan favorite champions, innovative turn-based combat and beautiful art direction.

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9 / 10
Nov 24, 2021

Even if you don't want anything to do with League, we would highly recommend that you give Ruined King a shot; this is a spectacular JRPG that consistently demonstrates mastery of all the ingredients needed to make a great entry in the genre. The core campaign is just long enough to feel satisfying, there are dizzying amounts of character customization, and the combat system is one of the finest we've encountered in a turn-based RPG in a long time. If you're a fan of RPGs, you'd be doing yourself a great disservice to pass on Ruined King. Even if you're a newcomer to the genre we'd still absolutely encourage you to give this a punt; it's an excellent effort.

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85 / 100
Nov 24, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is an ideal RPG both for fans of the League of Legends universe and for those players who, even without knowing anything about this world, want to enjoy a game of this genre with a great atmosphere and where they will be able to meet the iconic heroes of LoL.

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Gamersky
一柳渡江
Top Critic
7.4 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2021

Riot's ambition to build the League of Legends universe is evident.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Out of its comfort zone, Runeterra's world shines in this well-crafted and smart RPG, that feels just like a first step in a journey that is going to bring League of Legends up to new shores.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Ruined King is a very fun turn-based game that's enjoyable for both experienced and new comers, the story seems to be more enjoyable by LOL fans even though it's a good introduction for some of this fictional universe most famous characters, however, it might still get boring with some too stretched quests and not very good design to move around its world, and more importantly, there are some annoying tech issues that sometimes make the game unplayable.

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6.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

In the end, a terrific battle system and great art direction just aren't enough to save Ruined King: A League of Legends Story from its lackluster narrative, clunky UI, and a wide spectrum of bizarre technical issues on Nintendo Switch. Hardcore League of Legends fans and hardcore RPG mechanics enthusiasts will still enjoy the game, but everyone else is better off playing something else this holiday season.

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Unscored
Nov 25, 2021
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8 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2021

Although I have never played League of Legends personally, it is famous and well-known enough that pretty much anyone who plays games is aware of its existence. Granted I am not the biggest player of MOBA games, so when I heard there was a traditional turn-based RPG based on League of Legends, I knew I wanted to play it to experience some of the League of Legends universe. The battle system is well-designed, the cut-scenes and hand-drawn like cinematics add depth to the story, and the music is pretty good. If you were ever curious about League of Legends and don't play online too much, this is a great place to start.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 26, 2021

Ruined King is an RPG with undoubted qualities. Thanks to the fundamental artistic contribution of Joe "Mad" Madureira, the work manages to capture the attention of both fans who live permanently in Runeterra and newbies who have never heard of League of Legends.

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