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Kohan II: Kings of War (Windows)

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Description

As in many stories, good triumphs over evil and gets over-confident... forgetting all about the evil. It is at that point that evil rebounds to try and seize control once again. That is exactly what happens in Kohan II. Strange creatures are moving across the land, civil war has broken the Kohan people apart, and wars are happening more and more frequently.

Offering you five factions and six races to play, this sequel in the Kohan series offers you a variety of things to do. The game offers five different environments to play in and 32 missions for single-player gaming.

Unlike many RTS games, KoW does not require you to have many worker drones to gather your resources. Simply build mines and that is it. Use your resources to build armies rather than workers.

Another feature in the game that makes it different from other RTS games on the market is that you cannot build individual units (with the exception of siege units). Instead, you build groups of units, led by either a hero or a captain. The groups can have up to 9 units in them if you have the ability to build the support units needed to reach 9.

A final unique feature is that as long as you can retreat your group back within your Zone of Control before all units in it are dead, the units will regenerate HP and resurrect fallen units. You will only have to recruit a replacement group if you let your group die off completely.

Screenshots

Kohan II: Kings of War Windows Various independent buildings can be captured or destroyed to gain gold and/or upgrades
Kohan II: Kings of War Windows Here is a Mammut Herd (harmless if you leave them alone). Notice the footprints
Kohan II: Kings of War Windows This is Naava. Other heroes will also join you
Kohan II: Kings of War Windows Every mission begins with a short introduction

Alternate Titles

  • "可汗2:战争之王" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Кохан 2: Короли Войны" -- Russian title

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User Reviews

One of the better games of the genre, though perhaps oversimplified in certain aspects Cavalary (5360) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
A welcome change of pace for strategy fans harmonia (248) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars

The Press Says

GameSpot Sep 21, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Sep 21, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Level Nov, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
Fragland.net Oct 28, 2004 83 out of 100 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania Oct 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Withingames Nov 26, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Armchair Empire, The Dec 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Oct 31, 2004 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct 22, 2004 78 out of 100 78

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Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2005 - #8 Game of 2004
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Most Underrated Game of the Year (PC)

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Riamus (8121) added Kohan II: Kings of War (Windows) on Oct 29, 2004