- Genre: RPG
- Release Date: September 25, 2018 (PC), August 18, 2020 (PS4, XOne)
- Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
- Average time needed to complete the game (main story + additional activities): 133 hours
- Average time needed to complete the game 100%: 207 hours
What's the game about?
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is based on the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, a narrative RPG system released in 2009. In this production, players find themselves in the Stolen Lands – a type of classic fantasy world – and are put to the task of creating our own kingdom, expanding it and protecting it from enemies. During the game, we are accompanied by various characters, whose individual stories we learn as the game progresses.
What can you do for so many hours in a game?
The gameplay here is based primarily on classic elements of the genre – exploration of the available land, completing story and side missions, and fighting encountered opponents. An important variety, which makes it possible to spend hundreds of hours with this production, is the element of managing your own kingdom. We have to focus on developing strongholds and settlements, and make decisions that have a direct impact on our country and the main character – we can play a merciless tyrant or a just a regular ruler.
How was the game received?
Kingmaker is mainly praised for its successful combination of RPG and strategy game elements and for its engaging storyline. Unfortunately, many players complained about the high difficulty level and very slow gameplay, which in a way contributes to the considerable amount of time needed to complete the game. However, those who love to lose themselves in virtually created worlds and don't mind a slower pace of play will surely feel at home, too.
- Pathfinder: Kingmaker in our encyclopedia