King's Bounty 2
|a game by||1C Entertainment|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||King's Bounty Series, Strategy, Turn Based RPG, Tactical RPG, Games Like Final Fantasy Tactics, Games Like Divinity Original Sin, Games Like Star Wars: KOTOR, Games Like Gloomhaven, Games Like Fire Emblem, Games Like Battle Brothers, Games Like Dynasty Warriors, Games Like Child of Light|
I could not have been any more excited when I first heard about King's Bounty II! It is crazy to think that the original game came out over 30 years ago at this point, I remember my old man being very into it on our Amiga. It was then rebooted in 2008 and now we have a brand-new game that is looking to bring the series to a whole new audience all the while making sure the old-school fans are happy with the direction the series is going.
A Fantasy That Is Not Final
I love the lore and the whole world building that is taking place here in King's Bounty II. The game takes place in a land called, Nostria which is currently not exactly the greatest place to live. The ruling race has pretty much lost any authority that they had and now things are up in turmoil.
There are warring nations, creatures roaming the lands and everyone is out for themselves. You get to play as one of three main heroes as you try to bring balance and order back to the kingdom by however you see fit. The game is very story driven and you have a reason to play it through with all three characters.
Murder On The Battlefield
One of the most exciting things about King's Bounty II is that as far as turn-based strategy games go, this one has some of the most epic combat I have seen in quite some time. You get to build this massive armies of all these beasts and warriors and each one has its own skills that you can utilize. Figuring out the best way to utilize a certain group in a certain situation is the key here.
There is more to the battles than this as the terrain plays a big part. There are different locations where you will be battling and you always have to take the terrain into consideration before you move. While it is very deep and there will be a learning curve, I think that the fact it is so action-packed may help people get over that initial learning curve.
The Wonders Of Magic
As far as the presentation of King's Bounty II goes, I am pretty blown away by how gorgeous this game looks. The previous games in the series were real lookers for their time and that is the case here too. I love the way the different creatures look, there is some excellent work done here and many of them look like things you would see in a fantasy movie.
While the various character models and locations are great. The game also has some fantastic cut scenes to move the story along as well. Add to this some awesome magic and environmental effects and you have a game that is very easy on the eyes.
I get that tactics and turn-based RPGs in general are a bit of an acquired taste. Yet when we get to the end of 2021, I am pretty certain that King's Bounty II could be standing on top of the pile of these that were released this year. It is just such a well-made game that I think no matter your experience with the franchise, if you enjoy these types of games, you are going to have a great time with this.
- I love the setting of the game
- It is very story driven with different paths to experience
- I love how deep the combat system in the game is
- This is a very nice-looking game!
- I am sure some may have a hard time getting into the game
- This is single-player only
Download King's Bounty 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP