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Description

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.

Screenshots

Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Right-click to make them move
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows Building a road
Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom Windows The story begins...
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. Indra is stressed (20020) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Painfully slow IP Freely (4) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
The demo is better Open_Sights (380) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
Be a king Buuks (179) unrated

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Power Unlimited Nov, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Joker Sep, 1998 86 out of 100 86
PC Action Aug 19, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Gamezilla Dec 26, 1998 82 out of 100 82
PC Games (Germany) Sep 02, 1998 78 out of 100 78
Gry OnLine May 26, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Imperium Gier Mar 09, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Oct 21, 1998 5.5 out of 10 55
Electric Games 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

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.
Erwin Bergervoet (298) added Knights and Merchants: The Shattered Kingdom (Windows) on Jan 17, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Slik (888), chirinea (36304) and Игги Друге (45006)