Airborne Kingdom

Rating Summary

Based on 21 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 21 critic reviews
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80 / 100
Jan 6, 2021

A smart, hypnotic city builder that won't leave you tearing out your hair.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Dec 16, 2020

A lovely, mildly experimental city sim with some sinister undertones it never tries to explore.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is rarely a very exciting game, but it's absolutely lovely to look at, feels relaxing and pleasant to play, and manages to stand out in a genre that has been crowded for decades

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Dec 15, 2020

Airborne Kingdom breathes new life into the city-building genre with its unique concept, innovative mechanics, and enjoyable exploration. Together with the gorgeous visuals and awesome music, these features allow Airborne Kingdom to soar above the rest of the genre.

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8 / 10
Dec 15, 2020

Melding the city-building and exploration genre together shouldn't work this well. Airborne Kingdom does a fantastic job of continuously throwing new challenges at the player, while simultaneously devouring countless hours in the process. For a mere $24.99, this is a title that will absolutely give you plenty of bang for your buck.

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7 / 10
Nov 13, 2021

Airborne Kingdom is a perfectly fine city builder that puts a nice spin on the genre by focusing on weight and balance to ensure the survival of your community. The act of gathering resources and building structures feels easy, although some may wish for a bit more depth in the overall management of the city's population. A few gameplay quirks might also frustrate, with a camera that feels way too slow and a UI that's just a tad confusing at times. If you're after a city builder that feels a bit different, though, then this might just be the one for you.

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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2020

A beautiful twist on the city-building genre, Airborne Kingdom is a fascinating journey with innovative gameplay mechanics, a stirring soundtrack, and a sense of exploration that flies high.

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8.6 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is a uniquely wonderful dive into the city builder/ resource management genre. It's flying city design brings a new, fresh look at the genre. Though similar to many other games of the genre, Airborne Kingdom brings a fantastic style and story to the table.

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9.5 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is that one fantasy of yours that you never thought would come true. Flying cities, towns and entire kingdoms are now a reality, thanks to paddles and giant fans! Experience the joy of city building from popular tycoon games but with an added twist. There are a plethora of options to create, customise and grow your settlement in the vast, open skies!

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9 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is a cozy, comfortable delight that mixes management and exploration flawlessly; the focus is not on keeping your citizens alive while crossing the open world, but keeping them fulfilled and thriving.

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85 / 100
Nov 11, 2021

Airborne Kingdom is an excellent city-building and resource management game, with a theme as original as the concept of flying kingdoms. With a fluid and comfortable gameplay for the controls and an amazing narrative construction, it is one of the best recent games in the genre.

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7.5 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2021

Airborne Kingdom is not a long game, it can become repetitive quite easily and it lacks the depth city building fans are accustomed to. Yet the way the different elements are tied together, turns this game into a memorable experience.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 26, 2020

Airborne Kingdom is a charming journey and moderate town-building simulator.

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6 / 10.0
Dec 21, 2020

Ultimately, Airborne Kingdom will keep you engrossed for a few hours, but it runs out of steam before it can reach the lofty heights it aspires to.

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60 / 100
Dec 15, 2020

Airborne Kingdom has a couple of interesting ideas and occasionally draws you in with engaging resource and city building mechanics, but it lacks depth and replay value. With dull quests and a lack of challenge, it might just drift by most players unnoticed, like a balloon in the sky.

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60 / 100
Nov 23, 2021

Overall, Airborne Kingdom tries to add some tight resource elements into the city management genre, and while it works in the early game, the late game gets bogged down by needing to constantly hunt down resources while trying to remain afloat. While the story is rudimentary at best, the art style and music are outstanding.

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8.5 / 10.0
Nov 10, 2021

Airborne Kingdom’s unique nomadic city-builder premise is held up by brilliant multi-layered strategic decisions that not only make it intriguing to strategy veterans but very approachable to newcomers through its organic tutorials.

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Loved
Nov 8, 2021

Airborne Kingdom is a very enjoyable strategy game. It can be slow going at times, especially if your ship is slow-moving due to the way you have built your city. I love the uniqueness of the airship and the added addition of propulsion and lift that you do have to pay attention to. The maps are quite big and there are lots of places and Wonders to discover. With sandbox mode and the Game+ mode, there are endless play options to build the airship of your dreams.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2021

Overall, Airborne Kingdom is a new style city-builder aimed at the casual player who wants to just try and build the best floating kingdom that they can. This title is currently $19.99 USD but is normally $24.99 USD, so it is a fairly cheap pickup for a nice relaxed time playing a city-builder. Hours may fly by if you are into this kind of game, and I know I spent well over four hours my first time playing just to get used to everything.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jan 7, 2021

To my surprise, I really liked Airborne Kingdom. I wasn’t expecting to beat the game in one sitting, but it was an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

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