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Knights of San Francisco (2021) is a text adventure with simulated combat. Through a series of textual choices and encounters, you explore what remains of the ancient city of San Francisco. It stands out for a complex evolving world and simulated combat all presented to the player in elegant erudite text.

The game is set in future San Francisco in a world where goblins, ogres, and dragons are real. Through well-written prose, you find yourself in the ruins of this city. It is played like a turn-based tabletop role-play game, where the fun is as much on how things unfold as it is on winning or losing.

As you progress you must manage your Stamina and Sanity through a series of choices. Where it really stands out though is in the simulated combat. The game keeps track of each enemy right down to what they are holding and the condition of individual body parts. You can even (if you want) cut off someone’s leg, take it, and bash it over their head.

The result is a game that is complex beneath the surface, but simple to play. You find yourself making each choice with caution because every action has consequences. Make a mistake in battle and you could lose recruits in your party. Add to this the sense of a living, breathing world where the text is different each time you play and this is a really special experience.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked Knights of San Francisco 18 months ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Sequencing game with Fighting and Narrative elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 1 and a half hours and 2 hours to complete.


Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild swearing.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Fantasy Violence, Mild language.
Although the game isn't rated for violence. The combat does involve attacking creatures, and descriptions of violence that include dismemberment. "The sword goes right into his right eye and he screams with pain." You choose how to finish off battles like breaking a goblin's neck.

On the Apple App store it is rated 12+ for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon, Fantasy Violence, Realistic Violence, Horror/Fear Themes.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. You need to be happy reading a lot of text and have a good imagination to picture what is happening. Those who play D&D-style adventures have the right skills for this.


Knights of San Francisco usually costs £1.99 to £2.49.

Knights of San Francisco

Android Store Android £1.99 Free

Google Play Pass

App Store iOS £2.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/05/2021, updated in 2022

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Sequencing (Fighting and Narrative)

Accessibility: 26 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: @Filip Hracek (@FilipHracek)

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