Percentile Rank

Kingdom is ranked in the 60th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

74

Top Critic Average

33%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Dragnix
Unscored
Unscored
Oct 21, 2015
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ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Oct 21, 2015
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 21, 2015

Kingdom skilfully pitches a powerful discover-it-yourself idea at just the right level, neither too frustrating nor too easy.

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Scored Reviews

TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 11, 2015

Ultimately Kingdom is a game that's easy to love. Combining exploration, micromanagement and strategy in a way that continually feels personal and intimate is no easy task, but it achieves it by forcing you to do everything yourself. While simplicity is the key to the game's mechanics, keeping everything on a very human scale is probably at the core of how it makes you feel. Very few strategy or management games manage to present things on a street level scale, but Kingdom does it perfectly and it's all the better for it.

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The Escapist
Nov 9, 2015

A simple yet entertaining "city builder" that'll provide a difficult challenge.

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Without the Sarcasm
Apr 19, 2016

Kingdom is a truly beautiful game that takes the core concepts of strategy games and cuts the genre's mechanics to the bone. This minimalism cuts both ways, leaving some parts of the game obtuse or frustratingly uncontrollable. Despite this, Kingdom is relentlessly addictive and replayable.

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IGN
7.7 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2015

Kingdom initially impresses with striking pixel art and minimalist design, but later it proves complexity is necessary.

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PC Gamer
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 30, 2015

Kingdom is a fun, gorgeous management game, but trying to learn its mysteries eventually becomes a slog.

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Hu3br
Dec 21, 2015

Its minimalistic design and lovely art will make you endure the lack of guidance and sometimes straight up confusing rules.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2015

Kingdom very cleverly reduces a complex genre down to something digestible, but that same simplification struggles against its later scope. When your land grows too wide, traveling end to end becomes a chore (it can waste entire day/night cycles), while getting to that point requires gaming somewhat imprecise AI.

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GamesBeat
67 / 100
67 / 100
Oct 26, 2015

Kingdom has solid ideas that get lost in its own simplicity. It's a little too conceptual, and I found that it had a hard time holding my attention after a few in-game days. It has a whole kingdom out there to explore, but it just isn't varied or interesting enough to warrant the type of commitment it ask of the player.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Oct 21, 2015

Kingdom is clever and definitely a fresh experience. A solid management system is held back by a lack of control and stumbling AI. Growing your kingdom is a satisfying feeling, however you'll be pulling your hair out by the time it comes crashing down.

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