Ancestors Legacy Reviews

Ancestors Legacy is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Generación Xbox
Javi Striker
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Ancestors Legacy is a good strategy title that has a quite acceptable technical section in consoles and with a playability that reminds a lot to its big brothers but that simplifies it to make the games look more agile and fast.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2020

While Ancestors Legacy might not live up to every expectation, it still is a good real-time strategy game. With an interesting story, great battles, and diverse levels, gamers looking for a solid RTS on the Switch should undoubtedly check out Ancestors Legacy.

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Recommended
Jun 25, 2020

Ancestors Legacy impressively translates the often control-heavy RTS formula to the Nintendo Switch, though its RPG elements are nonexistent.

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5 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2020

Strategy games are among my favorite genres, and a portable RTS done well is the dream. Ancestors Legacy even comes close, and proves that it is possible for a console RTS to be playable. What holds it back are core gameplay decisions.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2020

The controls are excellently adapted to a controller, and bring up relatively few issues in terms of unit control. I do wish the core design allowed for more diversity in terms of unit production and strategy, but that hasn't kept me from having some great matches. While some of these issues are inherent to the game while others are exclusive to the Switch version, none of them kept me from enjoying my time with it. Ancestors Legacy isn't perfect, but it just might be the best RTS experience on Switch.

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75 / 100
Feb 4, 2020

Ancestors Legacy is a direct RTS focused on action and combat, leaving everything related to management and resources in the background. A breath of fresh air to the genre that wear with a story mode based on battles and historical events of the four available factions, and complements with a realistic and brutal representation of the war in the Middle Ages. The console version has adapted the control satisfactorily, but has seen its visual quality a little inexplicably diminished. If you like the strategy genre in real time, you should try it without hesitation.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a genuinely good console strategy title, with Destructive Creations having ported the game over well with improvements to UI and controls to make it as playable as possible on a gamepad. As for the game itself, while simplistic compared to other strategy titles, it offers a great jumping-in point for those new to the genre. Even those familiar will find something enjoyable within, with a well-balanced (albeit small) roster of factions supports a strong multiplayer, even a decent, albeit repetitive campaign.

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Unscored
Oct 26, 2019

Background plot, strategy and good control are the main ingredients of Ancestors Legacy. A game that will be entertaining for you thanks to the dynamic and spectacular combat. If you are also enthusiasts of the Middle Ages it will be a game made for you.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is one of the few real-time strategy options we have for consoles, and we think it is an occasion we should not miss if we are lovers of the genre

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Oct 2, 2019

Due to unfortunate design choices, I just wanted to rush through everything and couldn’t exactly enjoy my time with the game. In short, Ancestors Legacy felt too much like a chore to play.

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78 / 100
Sep 28, 2019

Although it has some technical problems and mainly flaws in artificial intelligence, Ancestors Legacy is a good RTS game. Even though the campaigns offered are not very attractive, the other game modes are very entertaining and make good use of the controls that have been adapted to the consoles in an excellent way.

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3.8 / 5.0
Sep 16, 2019

. The campaigns are solid and have a great story-arc; the graphics in-game are fantastic; the acting on the whole is great.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 1, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a fun and content-packed historical RTS with great tactical squad-based combat and engaging single-player campaigns.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

If you're looking for a beefy console RTS experience that's inspired by real events and oozing violence out of every bloody orifice, then look no further than Ancestors Legacy. It may not be the perfect experience, but it's shockingly solid, especially when you consider the design hurdles that the development team must have been facing. This is the perfect entry-point for anyone who's been curious about real time strategy, when armed with only a Dualshock.

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7 / 10
Aug 23, 2019

If you really, really have to play an RTS on console then you could do a lot worse than Ancestors Legacy. Well thought out controls, appealing visuals, and a solid multiplayer make for a reliable RTS experience. You might never feel compelled to reach the conclusion of the samey single-player campaign but you will delight in just having one more go at flanking your pal's Teutonic Knights with your Hurscarl Warriors.

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6.8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2019

I eventually enjoyed Ancestors Legacy but I wanted to quit many times within my first 20 hours and that's not a good sign.

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8 / 10
Aug 13, 2019

Ancestors Legacy makes a comfortable transition to console, serving up an RTS experience that plays superbly and looks the part. Minor technical issues and a moderately cluttered UI do little to detract from the overall action, which is strong across all of the release's main modes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

Providing an evocative look back at some of history's most visceral pre-modern battles and conflicts, Ancestors Legacy is a superb PS4 RTS that fans of the genre shouldn't miss out on.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a glorious and bloody jaunt through the middle ages, matched perfectly with amazing strategic depth, a dark atmosphere and real attention to detail. You might find some of the games concepts a little tried and tested at times, and there are moments in cutscenes where you’ll get a little stutter whilst your loading a chapter of the campaign, but nothing that diminishes what the game is all about. Which is enjoying the ambience, challenge and glorious bloodshed of the middle ages and having to really think about how you approach each scenario. Mix that with a cleverly simplistic, but clean UI and you have the makings of what Ancestors Legacy is, a great addition to the RTS genre that will leave you feeling nostalgic and satiated.

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Aug 12, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a fast-paced strategy game with a lot of micro-managing.

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