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Knights & Merchants is a game very similar to Settlers II, and that's not really a coincidence, as they were made by the same lead programmer, who started his own company (Joymania).

In K&M you start building a base and gain resources, and after that you make an army and try to attack the enemy. It's a mix between a godsim and a RTS game.

The game features resolutions up to 1024x768 with high-detail landscapes in 3D, with 2D-bitmap buildings placed upon it.


Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Right-click to make them move
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Title screen
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Click on the building to know what is inside
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Starting the game

Alternate Titles

  • "骑士与商人" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "Война и Мир" -- Russian spelling
  • "Vojna i Mir" -- Russian title
  • "Rytíři a Kupci" -- Czech title
  • "Chevaliers et Camelots" -- French title
  • "Cavalieri e Mercanti" -- Italian title
  • "Cavaleiros e Mercadores" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Do I see innovation? Nope. Nice try though. Windows Indra is stressed (19961)
Painfully slow Windows IP Freely (4)
The demo is better Windows Open_Sights (376)
Be a king Windows Buuks (179)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Windows Nov, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Action Windows Aug 19, 1998 84 out of 100 84
CyberJoy Windows Nov 28, 1998 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Sep 02, 1998 78 out of 100 78
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Sep 05, 2002 3 out of 5 60
Imperium Gier Windows Mar 09, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Spel för Alla Windows May, 1999 5 out of 10 50
PC Gamer Windows Jan, 1999 43 out of 100 43
Electric Games Windows 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Cancelled add-on

Joymania planned to release an add-on for Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom entitled Mission CD. This add-on was supposed to include new gameplay elements and a lot of new missions. It was canceled because of financial problems at TopWare. What happened to the material that had already been completed is unknown, but it is thought that it was used as base for Knights and Merchants: The Peasants Rebellion.
Contributed to by Slik (888), chirinea (36395), Erwin Bergervoet (298) and Игги Друге (44997)