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.
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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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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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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90 / 100
Nov 27, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a pleasant surprise, proving once again that the universe of the franchise is much bigger than we imagined. Very conscious of what it intends, the game brings solid gameplay, a typical story of the genre very well told and very nice art, resulting in one of the best games of the genre in recent times.

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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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8.5 / 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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2021

At the end of the day, Ruined King: A League of Legends story is great RPG for two sets of fans. League players (and those from other Riot games) get the opportunity to explore worlds they may have heard about, but never visited. For those unfamiliar with League, you get the opportunity to explore a land of pirates in an accessible story-driven RPG and expose yourself to Runeterra's universe. The story is compelling and beautifully told, and the lands of Bilgewater and Shadow Isles are full of secrets. While it's great you need not grind, the combat system feels like it was changed for the sake of change. Airship Syndicate knocked it out of the park in most ways (be it soundtrack, world design, storytelling, and gameplay), and I'm so excited to see more!

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story offers users a 30-35 hour experience of the League of Legends world.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 4, 2021

Ruined King is a game worth trying out, regardless of whether you're a League of Legends fan or not.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is perfect to complete what the League of Legends universe needed. It delves into the history of the characters and has an entertaining combat system.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story presented beautiful characters and worlds from LoL I enjoyed the story and the beautiful character style. Upgrading equipment and attacks was great and a nice addition to the game I really enjoyed it.

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84%
Dec 14, 2021

A turn-based RPG fans will enjoy, though League fans will love.

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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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8.3 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2021

Ruined King makes the characterization of the characters and the game world its workhorse to tell an authentic "League of Legends Story": the good narrative and aesthetic component joins the wonderful soundtrack and together they do great for this lore fragment of Runeterra; at the same time, the turn-based combat system manages to be elaborate and challenging, thanks to the curious lanes-based structure.

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82 / 100
Dec 8, 2021

Despite the game has some negative elements in it, it manages to be a really successful production in general terms.

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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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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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