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Many years ago, a powerful talisman known as Idol of Sorrow turned the ancient Holy Land, the home of the Forest Folk, into the cursed Land of Disaster. The idol's evil powers once again awakened when the king of Heladin mistook it for a symbol of peace. One day, Prince Devian of Azalin Empire is visited by a mysterious stranger. The stranger hands him the Idol of Sorrow, and before long Devian realizes that he has been entrusted with the difficult task of taking the idol back to the Land of Disaster and finding a way to remove the curse.

The Ancient City is a first-person action role-playing game and the fourth entry in the King's Field series. Its core gameplay mechanics are similar to those of the predecessors: the player must explore vast interconnected areas and fight hostile creatures and weapons and magic. There are four types of weapons in the game: swords, clubs, axes, and bows. Repeatedly attacking with the same weapon raises its level, eventually allowing more powerful attacks with it. Magic is handled in a similar way, with spells increasing in power and raising Devian's magic points when used. Weapons and armor slowly deteriorate, but a blacksmith can repair them. Like in the previous games, every NPC can be attacked and killed. As opposed to the predecessors, the protagonist can swim underwater for a limited amount of time.


King's Field: The Ancient City PlayStation 2 One of the game's most magnificent moments - you've reached a long-coveted location! And... there is someone guarding it...
King's Field: The Ancient City PlayStation 2 This dude is shooting at me from behind those bars!
King's Field: The Ancient City PlayStation 2 There aren't many objects in the game, not much detail. Its atmosphere is created with other means. Such sculptures are rather rare
King's Field: The Ancient City PlayStation 2 Each area has such description

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King's Field: The Ancient City Concept Art
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King's Field: The Ancient City Magazine Advertisement
King's Field: The Ancient City Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "King's Field IV" -- Japanese/European title
  • "キングスフィールドIV" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

GameZone Apr 09, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Critics May 29, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Mar 26, 2002 4 out of 5 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Oct 05, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Apr 22, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
IGN Mar 27, 2002 6.6 out of 10 66
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
4Players.de Apr 17, 2003 35 out of 100 35
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 19, 2003 5 out of 20 25


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ZenicReverie (2134) added King's Field: The Ancient City (PlayStation 2) on Jul 20, 2006