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Kingdom (Series) Review
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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

In this retro-look strategy game, you must defend your town from the nightly attack of zombies as you develop your technology and civilisation day-by-day. But unlike other tower-defence games – where you set up defences and fend off waves of attacking forces – there’s no access to any statistics so you must discover the best strategy by trial and error. As you incrementally advance, you discover new technology and eventually sail to safety on the next island.

Junior players will enjoy the compelling jeopardy of each night and the thrill of discovering new weapons and defences. The simplicity of the game’s trial-and-error strategy makes it accessible to a wide range of ages. Playing with a sibling or parent expands the enjoyment and defensive options.

Playing for the first time in single-player mode helps you gain some understanding, but this is a game about making decisions without all the information you might want. Children enjoy making notes about the effects of different expansion options and plotting their next move. Then, moving to two-player mode, you can work efficiently together to develop your civilisation. Talk and communicate about each decision and use the extra pair of hands to get things done more quickly as the game progresses.

There are different versions on different systems
  • Kingdom Classic is on PC and Mac.
  • Kingdom New Lands is on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS, Android
  • Kingdom Two Crowns is on PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Switch

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9-16 year-olds

Release Date: 21/10/2015

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Fighting, Open World, Role-Playing and Strategy

Accessibility: 8 features

Developer: Raw Fury (@RawFury)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 8 hours and 15 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. To fully complete the game can take 50 hours. This unfolds slowly and requires a considerable amount of trial and error. Games can be paused at any time. Kingdom: New Lands is single-player but Kingdom Two Crowns has a co-operative mode.

CostsCosts

Kingdom usually costs £11.99 to £24.99.
 

Kingdom Treasury Collection

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Kingdom Two Crowns

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.49
Switch Store Switch £17.99

Kingdom: New Lands

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
 
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

PEGI 7 with violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures and non-realistic looking violence towards characters which although human are not very detailed. The pixelated humanlike characters in this game can be attacked by the monsters. When hit, they die and fade away. The monsters can get shot by arrows or catapult, or a knight can slay them with its sword.

Skill Rating

9-16 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. The two-player mode helps younger children enjoy this. But there is some skill required to decide which elements of your town to upgrade. You also need to have good administration skills to ensure you don't run out of resources.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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