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Description

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is a real-time strategy game which, unlike other games in the genre, does not have the player directly control his units. Instead, all "heroes" are recruited from their respective guilds and as of that moment, their will is their own.

The player, the eponymous "majesty", can direct heroes by placing bounties on areas and specific enemies to motivate heroes. Some heroes like rangers are more keen on exploration, while rogues believe in the rule of gold. All heroes level up with combat experience, thereby increasing their statistics. Wizard's towers and certain temples allow the player to cast certain spells independently from spell-casting heroes. Some guilds and temples are mutually exclusive, and can not be present on the map under the player's ownership at the same time due to their respective heroes' rivalries. The only resource in the game is gold, and is gathered through tax collectors who patrol the player's buildings, through heroes' purchases in buildings such as marketplaces and blacksmiths, and by discovering treasure chests on the map.

The storyline follows the player as the new king of the fantasy kingdom of Ardania in the quest to reunite the once large state and reclaim it from monsters and evildoers. Missions range from the typical seek-and-destroy type to rescuing certain characters, and there is a random map generator available in single- and multiplayer in which tasks, map types and monster strength can be set at will. The main singleplayer campaign is split to regions, and the final mission of each region requires all prior relevant missions to be completed first. The final mission can only be accessed by finishing the entire rest of the campaign.

Screenshots

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Defending the healers.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Fairgrounds let your heroes train and bring in gold for your treasury.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Mission loading...
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows You can check your palace statistics at any time whilst in game

Promo Images

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Screenshot
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Screenshot
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Screenshot
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "王权:幻想王国" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Majesty: Władca Ardanii" -- Polish in-game title
  • "Majesty: Sovereign of Ardania" -- Polish title
  • "Majesty: Realm of Arcania" -- Working title
  • "King of Ardania: Madō ōkoku no yoake" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A serious look into hero-based economy Windows Alex Z (1950)
A Simple, Fun Game Windows AstroNerdBoy (40)
A charming game. Windows Jeff Watts (21)
A newbie strategy effort: Not recommended for veteran strategists Windows Indra was here (20891)

Critic Reviews

Game Over Online Windows Mar, 2000 90 out of 100 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jan 05, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Hacker Windows Apr, 2000 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot Windows Mar 28, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpy Windows Apr 17, 2000 81 out of 100 81
MacNN Macintosh Dec 21, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Game Captain Windows Apr 06, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Gamer's Pulse Windows Jun 04, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Mac Addict Macintosh Apr, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Extras

The box contains 3rd edition Dungeons & Dragons pen and paper RPG rules as well as a summer sneak peek book of Wizards of the Coast's book line-up.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Pleasant Surprise of the Year

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