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Knightshift is a hybrid of the RPG and the RTS genre. The singleplayer RTS part consists of three campaigns, in a fantasy setting. During the campaigns, you characters gather items, develop skills and can level their stats to gain new abilities.

In the RPG mode, you can explore a larger selection of maps, quests, actions and enemies. This mode features improved character development with new skills and the ability to hire new characters or trade items.

In the multiplayer mode, servers support up to 65.000 players through the EarthNet® server system. Every player on the server has his/her own account protected by a password. With each server account up to 8 self developed RPG characters with their own inventory, skills and level ups can be managed. League and Companion MP matches are supported. MP matches are possible in RTS Battle, RTS destroy structure and RPG adventure mode with predefined or self created maps and mods.


Once Upon a Knight Windows A sneaky attack at night by some witches and a wizard.
Once Upon a Knight Windows You can generate health while standing or sleeping, but these regeneration portals speed up the process.
Once Upon a Knight Windows Building a village in the RTS mode.
Once Upon a Knight Windows The RPG interface, with room for an inventory, skills, special actions and weapons.

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Alternate Titles

  • "骑士往事" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Рыцари за Работой" -- Russian spelling
  • "Polanie II" -- Polish title
  • "Once Upon a Knight - Heroism. Sorcery. Cows." -- title with tagline
  • "KnightShift" -- European title

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User Reviews

An RPG that does have a small touch of flaws Windows Arejarn (2086)
RPG as in "Really Poor Gaming" Windows Jacques Guy (55)

Critic Reviews

ComputerGames.ro Windows Oct 03, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Withingames Windows Oct 11, 2003 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 11, 2003 71 out of 100 71
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Apr 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Windows Oct 09, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Fragland.net Windows Feb 11, 2004 68 out of 100 68
4Players.de Windows Oct 17, 2003 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Dec 04, 2003 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Apr 01, 2004 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Windows Oct 06, 2003 5.9 out of 10 59


Topic # Posts Last Post
new game group: Polanie series 3 chirinea (39178)
Oct 04, 2009


Developer Reality Pump announced the sequel KnightShift 2: Curse of Souls, but cancelled it in favour of Two Worlds, a medieval RPG.

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