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Once Upon a Knight (Windows)

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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 These cows provide milk, the only resource in the game.
Once Upon a Knight Windows A group of priestesses takes on a swamp monster.
Once Upon a Knight Windows Setting up a character in the RPG section of the game.
Once Upon a Knight Windows This is Prince John, hero of the singleplayer RTS campaign.

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 Arejarn (833) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
RPG as in "Really Poor Gaming" Jacques Guy (55) 0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars0.67 Stars

The Press Says

ActionTrip Oct 07, 2003 70 out of 100 70
IGN Oct 09, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
GameZone Oct 21, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Worth Playing Nov 06, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68 Feb 11, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 04, 2003 62 out of 100 62 Apr 01, 2004 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Oct 06, 2003 5.9 out of 10 59
GameSpy Nov 03, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
CanardPC Apr 28, 2004 4 out of 10 40


Topic # Posts Last Post
new game group: Polanie series 3 chirinea (34238)
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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Sciere (267653) added Once Upon a Knight (Windows) on Oct 11, 2003
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