Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - Book One

Daedalic Entertainment

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
79
Top Critic Average
69%
Critics Recommend
Based on 36 critic reviews
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Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth - Book One

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Aug 15, 2017
Xbox OneAug 15, 2017
PCAug 15, 2017

Developer: Daedalic Entertainment

Genre: Interactive Story

Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues. This interactive novel is released in three 'books', containing 7 chapters each. This season pass includes access to all three books, which will be automatically added to your Steam library on the date of release.

12th century, England: In a time of great poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and security for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Philip the monk becomes prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised in the woods by his outlawed mother. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a gifted master builder. Together with the disgraced noblewoman Aliena, Jack and Philip begin the construction of one of the greatest cathedrals England will ever see.

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GameSpot

7 / 10
GameSpot

The Pillars of the Earth tells a gripping story of personal and political drama, but its slow pace may not make it a good fit for everyone.

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Hobby Consolas

80 / 100
Hobby Consolas

The Pillars of the Earth is a stupendous adaptation of Ken Follet's novel to videogames. A graphic adventure that captures our attention and immerse ourselves in an era of betrayals, desires to fulfill, misery and great ambitions. All of this in a Middle Ages recreated with fidelity.

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TheSixthAxis

7 / 10
Dominic Leighton

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth sets a fantastic tone, and does an admirable job of capturing the era, setting and the characters of this iconic piece of fiction. It's a shame that at various points the game puts you off, whether through multiple loading screens, obtuse exploration, or a few other technical distractions. That being said, I can't wait to see how Book Two unfolds, and can only hope Daedalic find a way for the gameplay to match the presentation.

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IGN Spain

7.8 / 10.0
IGN Spain

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a respectful game, a different way to live and expand the experience of the best seller and also a curious experience due to its easy puzzles and episodic style. Also, a relaxed and slow experience, a little different to other graphic adventures.

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