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.
PC Gamer
Top Critic
75 / 100
Nov 30, 2021

Ruined King's innovative battle system is the highlight of an attractive but unexciting RPG.

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IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Dec 1, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a deep turn-based RPG that lets us experience Runeterra from a whole new perspective and gives its characters room to grow.

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Eurogamer
Top Critic
No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 7, 2021

Still, before this review, the closest I'd come to playing LoL was through watching the moments shown by YouTubers when they review different laptops, and developer Airship Syndicate has done well to bridge that gap with an enjoyable solo game for those of us who'll never get any closer to playing the MOBA. The gameplay isn't overly complicated, and the story is dreamy enough without being overly stuffy, making it an alluring option even for people allergic to fantasy altogether. Put me down as a successful LoL convert - or at least a willing entrant to its world, if not the main game itself.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story might impress fans with its nuanced combat systems, but beyond that, Riot Games’ latest RPG is a mediocre experience at best.

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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 / 10
Dec 14, 2021

This new take on the well-established League of Legends universe serves as a high bar for further explorations into the lore.

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Unscored
Dec 6, 2021

If you don’t want to dive deep into the competitive League part, you can play the autobattler, or the rhythm-runner, or look ahead to the fighting game. Or simply settle in with what’s a pretty enjoyable RPG in Ruined King. If anything, it’s a testament to how well even more side games could work in this universe.

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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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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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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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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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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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Unscored
Nov 25, 2021
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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2021

For League of Legend fans this game is a no brainer, finally you will be able to see and move around the world of Runeterra in a way that isn’t possible in LoL. But for those folks who just love a good story, interesting characters and pretty decent combat Ruined King could be that gateway game that gets into the larger world of League of Legends and its many, many offerings that are coming soon.

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80 / 100
Dec 2, 2021

If you crave more after Arcane you’d do right by Airship Syndicate’s latest RPG outing. Even if you aren’t a League aficionado, you’ll feel right at home here it’s friendly to new players. You’ll just notice a bit more fan service here and there if you’re familiar with the universe.

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JVL
Top Critic
16 / 20
Dec 20, 2021

Despite a scenario without great scope, we are dealing here with a good RPG.

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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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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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