Knights of Honor
Knights of Honor is the first Empire
Conquering Simulation in real-time, and your goal is simple - become the
Emperor of all of Europe by fair or foul means.
Knights of Honor is an addictive strategy game that is
set during the Middle Ages which features elements of all classic
real-time strategy games that includes both micro and macro elements of
the realm such as economy, education, religion and dominance over the
region through sheer force. The game itself relies on elements such power, intelligence and
influence in order to gain new territories and increase your power base
through three different eras during the middle ages.
Three main game views provide a
platform on which to make global decisions and perform tactical
actions for all aspects of: Warfare, Espionage, Religion, Diplomacy
& Kingdom Management.
6 different types of Knights; some with
special abilities and upgrades allowing them to achieve different
objectives within the game: Marshal, Spy, Merchant, Landlord,
Builder and Cleric.
Command your loyal Knights to conquer
enemy kingdoms, perform devious espionage actions or rule over your
own provinces in different ways.
Featuring one of the largest maps ever
seen in the world of games with three historical entry periods, each
with a totally different political situation and more than 100
3 geographical regions with over 150
provinces and different architectural styles such as Western &
Eastern European as well as Arabian.
More than 60 structures & upgrades that
can be built to improve the production or defence capabilities of
A unique battle-system with tactical
elements and more than 50 different types of military units and
siege weaponry at the players disposal.
9 different types of battle including:
Town Assault, Camp Assault, Open Battlefield and River Crossing.
There are two main gameplay modes in
Knights of Honor that include Europe (campaign) or instant action. These
two modes also happen to be quite distinct as instant action allows you
to get straight into the action of the title where you must give orders
to your units in order to win a variety of different skirmishes and
battles that is similar to many action based RTS games. With this
option, the camera zooms right into the action of the battle, giving you
a feeling of a general on the field which is a novel idea.
Although the main mode of play is Europe that is the
campaign mode but before you engage on this, you must first select the
era and country that you wish to pursue to victory. As mentioned
earlier, this can be achieved through a variety of different ways such
as traditional warfare or more subtle aspects such as trading or using spies
to overthrow the government.
Interesting enough, your main units in the
game are knights which all have different abilities that includes professions
such as builders, clerics, landlords, merchants or spies. These units
are recruited by marshals who are the most important unit in the game
who also happen to be your brain trust. The RPG aspect of marshals also
come into play as each battle that they are victories in, their
abilities and experiences increases so they can upgrade their
An entertaining way of dispatching enemy
marshals is to send your spies into enemy territories in order for them
assassinate. However, be warned because if you fail, you may have doomed
not only yourself but your loyal follows.
The combat system of the game
allows for two options, either player controlled or computer controlled
but with that said, it is much enjoyable being on the field, rather than
let the computer do all the work for you. When the gamer controls the
units (ala instant action mode), it's very similar to games such as Age
of Empires or Warcraft in how the player controls the units.
As with all good RTS games, your town also
allows your community to grow and give you all the power needed to
expand your power base. These towns must also be protected from enemy
spies and of course enemy troops. The micro and macro management of
Knights of Honor is much more intense than most RTS games on the market with
all the shadow dealings and aspects of your economy that truly gives an
interesting twist on the genre.
Graphically, Knights of Honor is rather
impressive on the PC that contains high resolution graphics with a great
deal of attention to detail. Musically, Knights of Honor features a
medieval sounding soundtrack with all the shouts and sounds of ancient
battles being simulated on your computer to help immerse you into this
In conclusion, Knights of Honor is a very
interesting RTS title that goes beyond the stock standard civilization
type games that is guaranteed to give lovers of the genre something
extremely entertaining to play. You can master the title on just combat
alone but its those other subtleties that make the game fun.
Buy online from
www.auran.com for only $29.95AUD