developer: Owlcat Games
publisher: Deep Silver / Koch Media
Game mode: single player
Pathfinder: Kingmaker for PC is an RPG and the first game developed by Owlcat Games, a studio that was established in 2016. Owlcat Games is made of experienced developers who previously worked on games like Etherlords, Heroes Of Might & Magic V, Skyforge, and Silent Storm. The game was created in cooperation with Chris Avellone, a veteran developer who worked on fan-favourite games like Planescape: Torment, Neverwinter Nights 2, Fallout 2, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – Sith Lords.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is based on the Pathfinder tabletop RPG system that was created and published in 2009 by Paizo Publishing. It is a somewhat expanded and modified version of the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 system. Creators of the tabletop original have worked closely with the team behind the PC adaptation of the system.
The game takes us to a classic fantasy world. We explore the realm of Stolen Lands with a party of brave heroes. Players will have the opportunity to learn the stories of their companions along with the game’s primary plot. Our job will be to build a kingdom and defend it from the enemies and fantastic beasts that live in the wild.
Fans of the original tabletop Kingmaker will feel at home here, but the story is told in a way that new players will most certainly enjoy and won’t feel overlooked.
Action in Pathfinder: Kingmaker for PC is presented from an isometric point of view. As we play, we will explore the game’s vast world, do main and side quests, and fight with the encountered enemies. As in many similar games, we can use your typical fantasy weapons and magic while in combat. As we progress, our heroes gain access to new powers and abilities.
Managing our kingdom plays a crucial role in the game. This is not an easy process. We will not only buil strongholds, towns, and settlements, but also make various decisions that reflect our character’s nature. We can be a righteous ruler or a merciless tyrant.
Pathfinder: Kingmaker for PC has eye-pleasing colourful visuals. Game’s scenic and detailed backgrounds are rather eye-catching, just as the lighting effects present when we cast powerful spells.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-920 2.67 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 960M / Radeon HD 5770 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Celeron 1037U 1.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card Intel HD 3000 or better, 30 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit