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A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a real-time strategy game and acts as a prequel to the novel series A Song of Fire and Ice. During the campaign the player lives through the years -740 to 299.

The player does not build up the settlement, but begins with one - territorial gain is achieved by politics. With the help of ambassadors the player and the AI try to achieve contracts with other cities and rulers. Possible actions include weddings, spying, assassins or secret contract - possibly while another house has an official contract with the partner. However, every action influences the piece meter - when it runs out, war begins. Then the game becomes a traditional real-time strategy game in which units with different advantages and disadvantages fight against each other.

In the free playing mode and multiplayer, prestige is the most important resource, which is earned or lost with special actions. For example an unmarried house leader (not directly controlled by the player) may choose to have sex nevertheless which results in bastards. If this becomes known outside the own house, this costs prestige. The house which reaches a hundred points first wins the match.


A Game of Thrones: Genesis Windows Captain of the guards - good to defend castle
A Game of Thrones: Genesis Windows Mission description
A Game of Thrones: Genesis Windows An overhead look over the first mission area.
A Game of Thrones: Genesis Windows Merchant

Alternate Titles

  • "Gra o tron: Początek" -- Polish title.

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Critic Reviews Oct 04, 2011 14 out of 20 70
IGN Oct 14, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GBase - The Gamer's Base Oct 12, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Cyber Stratege Oct 04, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameStar (Germany) Oct 31, 2011 59 out of 100 59 Oct 13, 2011 52 out of 100 52 (UK) Oct 05, 2011 5 out of 10 50 Oct 04, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpy Oct 07, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Darkstation Oct 06, 2011 3 out of 10 30


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Patrick Bregger (156295) added A Game of Thrones: Genesis (Windows) on Dec 13, 2011