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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.0
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations, special editions and non-story DLC items. 3.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Revolution (Jun 04, 2004)
In short, King's Field is a first person action title that adds the strategy, thought, and depth of an RPG. No instant gratification here, but there is something very appealing about a first person game where you can build up your character slowly over time. To arms!
Thunderbolt Games (Jul 30, 2004)
If you have the patience to sit down and play a unique, slow-moving RPG with great ambiance, then I think you will really enjoy King’s Field. Think of it as Morrowind-lite. It doesn’t have the character interaction or depth that Morrowind has, but the fun is in the exploration of a believable fantasy landscape that constantly pulls forth feelings of wonder and awe.
GameFan Magazine (Apr, 1996)
One of the bet 100% polygonal games and a true 3-D RPG, King's Field (actually King's Field 2, 1 was a dog) is a vast puzzling, mysterious and totally addictive experience. I still think the attack mechanism needs some work, but otherwise, I can think of no reason not to run right out and purchase this game. If Might and Magic and similar far make you all warm and fuzzy, King's Field will rock your world.
Game Players (Mar, 1996)
Overall, King's Field provides the kind of experience you'd expect from a 32-bit game. It's graphical flair and CD quality sound really put you in the world of King's Field. And while KF isn't the best RPG or action game ever, it's a game I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
King's Field is hands down a must -play game for any RPG enthusiast. Some people may comment on the game playing very slowly or being sluggish, but this is one aspect of the game that only adds to the realism. This title has all the great aspects of a true RPG, including items to pick up and equip, but also has an adventure feel to it because of the strategy used in doing battle with the enemies. Do not plan on finishing this one for quite some time. Thumbs's a great game!
Video Games (Mar, 1997)
Maßgebliche Schwachstelle in diesem Spiel ist der Mangel an Items und kniffligen Rätsel sowie die altmodische Grafik. Sammlernaturen und Optik-Freaks wird dies ein wenig enttäuschen. Warum King‘s Held dennoch den Sprung in den VG-Classic Bereich geschafft hat, liegt an dem gut durchdachten Spielprinzip. Die gesamte Stimmung im Spiel ist bedrohlich, so daß keine Minute ohne Angst und Bange vergeht Wer auf actionlastige 3D-Action steht, wird trotz der Mängel viel Spaß mit King's Field haben.
All in all, King's Field is a wonderful game. Though the story is a bit iffy at times, the rich 3D role playing experience will keep you hooked from start to finish for quite some time.
Coming Soon Magazine (Mar 15, 1997)
When I first started playing this game I could not stand it. My frustration level grew as I was unable to progress through the game at the pace that I wanted to. I would be easily defeated by some of the lesser monsters of the game, but I am glad that I persevered! As your character grows (both in magic and in might) the game becomes more pleasurable and yet still challenging. The shear extent of the game, with its numerous worlds, will hold your interest!
Mega Fun (Mar, 1997)
Bereits im Februar ‘96 hatten wir die US-Version in Händen. Und schon damals bot King‘s Field all denen, die mit der Knuddelgrafik der Nippon-RPGs nichts anfangen konnten, eine echte Alternative. Auch in punkto Schwierigkeitsgrad setzt King‘s Field hier einen Maßstab. Das Game ist anfangs fast schon unfair Aber nach einiger Eingewöhnungsphase habt Ihr alles unter Kontrolle. Positiv ist nach wie vor die Möglichkeit alle Dungeons frei aus der Egoperspektive begehen zu können. Leider wirkt die Umgebung doch ein wenig trist, was (auch wegen der leichten Palbalken) in der Grafikwertung zwei Minuspunkte (für jeden Balken einen Punkt) zu Buche schlug. Positiv stachen mir gleich die deutschen Texte ins Auge. Von Übersetzungskauderwelsch keine Spur und dies honorierten wir gleich mal mit einem zusätzlichen Punkt in der Kategorie Fun. Alles in allem bietet King‘s Field spannendes Game Play, und alle Abenteurer sollten hier zuschlagen.
IGN (Nov 25, 1996)
Unfortunately, the game's desire to cross genres also creates its one big flaw. The battle sequences are slow and precise on one hand, yet lack the strategy of most good RPG's. However, it's the exploratory aspects of the game which make it shine, and for this it should be heralded. Highly recommended.
Mega Fun (Mar, 1996)
King‘s Field bietet neben dem riesigen Spielfeld den nötigen Schwierigkeitsgrad, so daß Ihr Euch auch auf lange Sicht in dem Labyrinth richtig austoben könnt. Die allgemein harten Gegner fordern immer wieder den Gang zu den Savepoints. In punkto Grafik gibt es nichts zu meckern: durch die mit Texturen überzogenen Polygone wirken die Figuren zwar etwas eckig und kantig, doch die Flüssigkeit der Animation und die realistisch aussehenden Texturen lassen sämtliche Objekte wie echt aussehen. Nur die unterschwellige Musik ist etwas zu kurz gekommen. Da sie sich kaum ändert, dient sie mehr als Basis für die wirklichkeitsnahen Geräusche, die das kämpferische Feeling erst richtig zur Geltung bringen. Die Story geht zwar am Anfang in dem ganzen Gefighte verloren, doch spätestens bei den Endgegnern wird sie auch dem letzten wieder bewußt. Fazit: Grafik, Sound und Motivation stimmen - also ein Spiel, das alle Chancen hat, sich gut zu verkaufen.
Gamezilla (1996)
King's Field is a very challenging game that is plagued by ho-hum fighting sequences. If you can get past that part of the game, the adventure portion is excellent. Searching for new items and hidden rooms will take you a long time. This is definitely not a weekend rental and finish. You will find many hours of gameplay and still be finding things you missed on the first pass through the rooms. With a few improvements in the monster battles, this could have been a great game, but it just falls short. The first-person perspective is a fresh take on this type of game, and it is nice to see it used in a different arena than Doom cloning. If King's Field II corrects these problems, it could be a major hit.
70 (Jan 19, 2010)
King's Field est un très bon jeu, bien qu'il souffre de nombreux défauts. Ceux-ci sont heureusement rattrapés par de forts atouts tels que son ambiance, sa durée de vie, voire son scénario. Sa difficulté et le parti pris de la lenteur ne conviendront cependant pas à tous.
GameSpot (Dec 01, 1996)
King's Field is very challenging, and refuses to be completed in a day, or even a week or a month. This non-linear, immersive adventure role-playing game is filled with elegant scenery, memorable monsters, and many miles of frontier to explore. While King's Field may seem unpleasantly action-oriented to the traditional role-playing gamer, and the avid adventurer might find it sluggish, open-minded gamers should be more than pleased with King's Field's execution - if only because of the sheer size and grandeur of the setting.
If King's Field had been released over a year ago, then more praise would have been heaped highly upon it. As it stands though, this is primitive looking and more than a bit sluggish offer to a PlayStation gamer fresh from Tomb Raider. An average game.