Broken Ranks is a remake of the browser game The Pride of Taern. It is developed by Whitemoon studio from Wroclaw. The game was prepared for PC and mobile devices with iOS and Android operating systems. An important feature of the game is that it allows cross-platform gameplay. Broken Ranks was made available in the free-to-play business model, and thus - you can play it for free, and micropayments are optional.
Action of the game takes us to the war-torn land of Taern, which was conquered by the troops of the Utor Empire. We play the hero fighting for freedom of his homeland. We have to deal with dark fantasy world inspired by Slavic mythology, history and culture. The developers put emphasis on the non-linear character of the plot and a serious tone, which should satisfy veterans of the (MMO)RPG genre and slightly older audience.
The game was modeled on classics of the RPG genre, such as Fallout and Baldur's Gate, but also on the second and third installments of Heroes of Might & Magic. The inspirations are evident at a glance. The gameplay has been presented in isometric view, and tactical combat resembles a bit the one from the cult Heroes of Might & Magic.
Battles in the game are turn-based. Players have 10 seconds to perform their actions, after this time initiative is taken by the opponent. The arsenal of combat skills at our disposal depends of course on the experience of our character, but also on his class. At the beginning of the game we can choose from 7 different professions; these are: barbarian with two-handed weapons, archer shooting from a distance, druid with healing powers, offensive fire mage wielding magic, voodoo mage destroying enemies from the inside, knight protecting allies and incredibly fast and deadly effective sheed.
The world we explore is very vast. During the adventure we visit over 300 different locations inhabited by NPCs and unique monsters, whose number is even more impressive (400). We can explore Taern solo or with friends, and if we want, we have the opportunity to build (and expand) our own headquarters.
The gameplay does not differ from the standards set in the genre. We talk to the characters, perform tasks for them, gain experience through which we develop our hero and unlock access to better equipment, making it easier to fight against increasingly difficult opponents. It is worth noting that Broken Ranks offers a large variety of equipment elements, including different types of shoes, cloaks, breastplates, helmets, belts, pants, gloves, rings and necklaces - not to mention weapons and shields.
Broken Ranks runs on a 3D engine, appropriately modified and modernized from Whitemoon's previous game. It looks similar to other isometric RPGs. During the gameplay we can listen to atmospheric music.
Game mode: massive online multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
User score: 3,8 / 10 based on 507 votes.
Pre-release expectations: 4.7 / 10 based on 1881 votes.
Age restrictions Broken Ranks: 12+
Broken Ranks System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 512 MB Intel HD or better
- 5 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8/10
- Intel Core i5
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 1050 or better
- 5 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8/10