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Kingdom (2015) is a retro-look strategy game where 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

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Kingdom 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 3 days ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Sequencing and Strategy game with Fighting, Shooting and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Kingdom: New Lands is single-player but Kingdom Two Crowns has a co-operative mode. The nature of play, means that one player can act as a helper and the other take the lead to complete tasks.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 8 hours and 15 hours to complete. 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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for 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 monsters. When hit, they die and fade away. The monsters can get shot by arrows or catapult, or a knight can slay them with their sword.

Skill Level

9+ 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.

CostsCosts

Kingdom usually costs £5.79 to £26.99.
 

Kingdom Eighties

XBox Store Xbox One £9.99
Steam Store PC £9.99
Switch Store Switch £9.99
Steam Store Mac £9.99

Kingdom Two Crowns: Jarl Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £26.99

Kingdom Two Crowns: Norse Lands

XBox Store Xbox One £5.79
PlayStation Store PS4 £5.79

Kingdom Two Crowns: Norse Lands Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £19.99

Kingdom: Majestic

Switch Store Switch £26.99

Kingdom: New Lands

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £11.99
Switch Store Switch £13.49
Steam Store Mac £12.79

Kingdom: Treasury Collection

PlayStation Store PS4 £24.99

Kingdom: Two Crowns

XBox Store Xbox One £15.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.49
Steam Store PC £16.75
Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store Mac £16.75
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 21/10/2015

Out Now: Amazon Fire, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Sequencing, Strategy (Fighting, Shooting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 13 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night and Pixels

Developer: Raw Fury (@RawFury)


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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