Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Top Critic Average
It’s not just about completing the story, it’s about longevity. How long will this game keep my attention? I can tell you that 30 hours into the game I’m still finding new things and still learning the whole way.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance looks, sounds and acts the part but is inherently flawed in so many different ways that it’s very hard to pay attention to its good traits long enough to not to be distracted by the bad.
Despite an abundance of bugs and some minor quibbles, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a fantastic game whose issues can unfortunately be made even worse from a frustratingly atrocious save system.
Overall, Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets a 9/10, the gameplay is amazing, replacing my need to play Skyrim for quite some time to come. Swordplay is smooth and unforgiving to those who rush in, setting your character up is immersive and engaging, skill progression is rewarding and clearly displayed with diplomacy being rather in-depth.
I don't think it's worth picking up yet. If you're the kind of person who isn't all that bothered about tech issues and will happily watch the game you paid £50 for get patched to high heaven than jump in. You'll find a multi-layered story with characters that are engaging and a world that's ripe for exploration where you get to make your own save points out of alcohol.
Warhorse Studios’ approach to a realistic action RPG is admirable and enjoyable, but not without its flaws
A cross between a history book and a hack-and-slash RPG, Kingdom Come: Deliverance sets out to make a medieval themed game that is as historically accurate as humanly possible. It commits to the RPG system by offering roleplaying and not just combat with bits of dialogue sprinkled in, and it really immerses you in its setting. It has some rough edges but these shouldn’t distract from what is fundamentally a great game experience.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance transforms the mundane into something special, intertwines its mechanics with both its narrative and setting in a way that few games managed to do it.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
A massive, engrossing, and immersive game with loads of content and an impressive attention to detail. Were it not for the myriad of bugs and issues this would be a true classic.
At the start of this review, I said “Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game which flew well under my radar,” well skip forward to now and I can tell you Kingdom Come: Deliverance is my game of the Year so far. Sure it’s not perfect, with many glitches and an odd lock-picking and pickpocketing mechanic, but it’s the sum of the parts, rather than some of the parts, which makes Kingdom Come: Deliverance a great game.