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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 Release slaves
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Defending the healers.
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Red-Blood Sister and her skeletons in action
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Windows Main menu

Promo Images

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Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Screenshot
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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 Alex Z (1950) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
A Simple, Fun Game AstroNerdBoy (40) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A charming game. Jeff Watts (21) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A newbie strategy effort: Not recommended for veteran strategists Indra was here (20891) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpot Mar 28, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
GamerDad Nov 08, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 13, 2000 16 out of 20 80
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 2000 79 out of 100 79
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2000 77 out of 100 77
FiringSquad Apr 20, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Strategy Gaming Online May 13, 2000 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2000 72 out of 100 72
Game Captain Apr 06, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Gameswelt Mar 25, 2008 30 out of 100 30

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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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Jonathon Howard (120) added Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim (Windows) on Apr 05, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (30219)