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 Main menu (Polish version)
Once Upon a Knight Windows The RPG interface, with room for an inventory, skills, special actions and weapons.
Once Upon a Knight Windows This is Prince John, hero of the singleplayer RTS campaign.
Once Upon a Knight Windows A mighty portal covers the surroundings with red smoke. Quite some detail has been put in the environment.

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 (1231) 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

Critic Reviews

PC Action Oct 14, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2004 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Oct 11, 2003 71 out of 100 71
IGN Oct 09, 2003 6.9 out of 10 69
Game Watcher Oct 27, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 04, 2003 62 out of 100 62
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 01, 2004 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Oct 06, 2003 5.9 out of 10 59
GameElite.se Dec 02, 2003 2 out of 10 20


Topic # Posts Last Post
new game group: Polanie series 3 chirinea (35989)
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 (330345) added Once Upon a Knight (Windows) on Oct 11, 2003
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