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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes review

Defending your castle

You can now upgrade your troops by giving their commander new skills, which ultimately can completely redefine the jobs and abilities of whole armies by spending the experience points earned in battle.

Since the plot is a prologue for Crusaders, everything works brilliantly for newcomers – there’s no need for prior knowledge to understand what’s going on, but for old hands, action wise, a pretty much identical formula remains. You direct your different sets of troops (archers, cavalry, siege weapons and the like) by either selecting them and pointing them in the direction you want to go, or by setting waypoints on the mini-map. Missions are varied and can involve anything from sieges to rescue gambits, but ultimately, it tends to amount to destroying everything on the map. And with 3,000 plus

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DescriptionThis score isn't a don't buy, it's a 'yes, get it - but careful, it might bite.' In the end, you will enjoy this. Just like us.
US censor ratingMature
Release date20 September 2005 (US), (UK)