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Manor Lords (2024) is a medieval city-building strategy game with a focus on visual and simulated realism. You grow your settlement, manage its politics and relations with other kingdoms, and fight in real-time battles, all while gathering resources and assigning jobs to your people. It's a lot of things to manage, but the seamless blend between them and the freedom to play how you want makes it an intuitive and rewarding challenge.

You start with a small settlement in one of the many regions of the vast open-world map and command your civilians to perform basic tasks to gather resources to build houses and farms. From there, you choose how to govern your people, ensuring you remain popular while balancing the need to expand your territory, leading to tough decisions. You trade with the rulers of other nations, making alliances with them, or going to war to claim their land and people as your own.

Play involves selecting buildings and people, issuing commands and collecting items by clicking on options in pop-up menus. Each region on the map is rich in different resources and has a development tree that provides boosts to any buildings you have in that region. When you upgrade structures, you earn development points you spend on your development tree.

You make money by trading with travelling merchants who pass through the towns and cities with higher development and resource production. In dialogue with other national leaders, you select phrases to write in letters. With everything you do, you must remain mindful of how it affects your people and the stability of your reign, which is affected by your choices. Taxation also allows you to make money, but the different kinds of taxes have unique benefits and drawbacks to consider carefully.

Battles with other nations are fought in real-time, with you issuing commands to vast legions of troops rather than individual soldiers. You must remain aware of the bigger picture, ensuring your tactics and strategy are well-adapted to every opponent you face.

The result is a deeply immersive medieval experience that provides a unique mix of historical city-builder and real-time strategy game that rewards quick thinking, strategy, and cunning.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Manor Lords 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Strategy and World Building game with Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Role-Play and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
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DurationDuration

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Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

Skill Level

10+ 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. The complex mix of city-building, political manoeuvering and tactical real-time fights is appreciated by older teens and adults. However, enthusiastic younger players can also enjoy this if they are up for a challenge, or have a parent or guardian to assist.

CostsCosts

Manor Lords usually costs £34.99.
 

Manor Lords

Steam Store PC £34.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/04/2024

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Strategy, World Building (Adventure, Creative, Fighting, Role-Play and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night and Open World

Developer: Hooded Horse Inc (@HoodedHorseInc)


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