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.
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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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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7 / 10
Dec 4, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will keep you entertained for twenty to thirty hours if you stick with it. I was most bothered by the repetitive cycle: walking - talking - fighting. The game is good, but only good. The content and content of the title corresponds to the price tag of 30 euros on Steam.

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3.5 / 5.0
Dec 9, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a game aimed towards the fans of the franchise. There is no doubt about it. It is possible that if you don’t care one bit about League of Legends you will overlook completely this game, and you wouldn’t be missing anything of significance in your life as a gamer.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 8, 2021

Although it lags behind in terms of graphics, it can well be considered a good title for fans of the genre.

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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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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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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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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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GameSpace
LaSt04Ka
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2022

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is the best way to explore the story of Viego and the Shadow Isles.

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7.5 / 10.0
Dec 2, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is an RPG that lavishly executes the best features of the genre, but conservatism compromises its notoriety. The highlight, without a doubt, is the turn-based combat system, which offers many strategic options with its Lane mechanics and character customization. In addition, the heroes ooze charisma and captivate even those unfamiliar with Runeterra's legacy. Besides that, the title turns out to be a tepid RPG. There's even a lot of content to explore, but maps, puzzles and trivial missions make things tiresome. Furthermore, the pace is unnecessarily slow and technical issues hinder the fluidity of the adventure. In the end, Ruined King is competent and will mainly please League of Legends fans, however, it is far from unforgettable.

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GRYOnline.pl
Karol Laska
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 29, 2021

I’m hoping that the sequel will get developed. I hope it’s equally pleasant and full of ideas, but more focused. Right now, Ruined King seems like a small game that was supposed to be big or a big game that turned out surprisingly small. Whatever the case, it’s still a good and great-looking RPG.

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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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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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7.7 / 10.0
Dec 12, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story immerses us in the rich lore of League of Legends without the need to play the iconic MOBA on PC. Well-crafted characters and a very attractive audiovisual style can partially cover the shortcomings of a not particularly original JRPG-like gameplay and a story that doesn't dare to deviate too much from the existing lore. Nevertheless, this remains a good dive in Riot Games' saga, but also a good starting point, along with Wild Rift and the TV series Arcane, to introduce newcomers to this rich universe.

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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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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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8 / 10.0
Dec 5, 2021

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story surely will not enter the genre's hall of fame, but it definitely can captivate for a couple of evenings.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 30, 2021

Ruined King is not only a spinoff game, it has managed to become an important example of its kind in its own right. If you're interested in the world of Runeterra, don't miss it.

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8 / 10
Dec 1, 2021

Ruined King is an imaginative and comfortable RPG, even for players unfamiliar with League of Legends, but a lack of polish drags down the experience.

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