Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit Reviews

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is ranked in the 67th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jake Su
Top Critic
4 / 5.0
May 11, 2022

An intriguing tale of adventure that does not necessarily reinvent the wheel, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit pays homage to its predecessors while creating a modern experience that should appeal to fans, young or old.

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76 / 100
Jul 13, 2022

It’s difficult for me to say this, especially with so many positive elements in the game, but I found Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit to be mediocre. It doesn’t do anything inherently wrong, but there is nothing very memorable about it either. My lasting impression is that the game played it too safe and colored too neatly inside the lines. Clearly, a lot of love, effort, and resources went into creating this game. I wanted to adore it, but I have no interest in playing any future games in a hypothetical Crowns and Pawns series. I suppose players looking for a classically-styled point-and-click game will definitely get something out of it, but it’s not a game I would recommend buying unless it’s on sale.

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8 / 10
May 13, 2022

Crowns and Pawns brings both freshness and familiarity to the point-and-click genre. It may be brief, but quality voice acting and fun puzzles keep momentum going until the very end.‍

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8 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2022

Although ending feels a bit rushed, 9 hours I spent adventuring with Milda was pure joy. Crowns and Pawns perfectly manages to combine classic point and click adventure gameplay with modern look.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2022

The smaller project mostly gets positive reviews, and in many respects they have to be right: it's not a flop. But at the same time, we don't have the honor of having an adventure that we will remember.

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Athanasios
Top Critic
7 / 10
May 21, 2022

When it's good, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is really good. This love letter to Broken Sword and Gabriel Knight-style point-and-click adventures looks great, explores a part of world history that has rarely been touched, and offers plenty of great puzzle-solving that will make you feel like a modern Indiana Jones (or Robert Langdon). At its worse it fails to immerse players into its world, or seems keen on annoying players through puzzles that will test one's patience. Thankfully, while Tag of Joy's creation is very rough around the edges, it mostly leans towards the fun side of the scale.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
9 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

A charming cast of characters, engaging narrative, and enjoyable puzzles make Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit stand side-by-side with some of the best games in the genre.

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8 / 10.0
May 19, 2022

Those who were looking for a new and remarkable adventure game, do not need to look further.

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May 11, 2022

Despite the short length and hurried plot points, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit is still an extremely fun adventure that fans of the genre will love.

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9 / 10.0
May 7, 2022

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit successfully blends in the best of old school adventure games with its own identity.

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