Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes

Xbox - MPN: B8V00006
Product Details
Description
Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is an action strategy game where you can command hundreds of soldiers. You also have spells, golems, and catapults at your disposal as you play through more than 50 campaign missions. The experience and gold that you earn during each battle can be used to train and equip your troops. You can also challenge other gamers online.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Game Genre Role Playing Games (RPG)
Release Date 2005-9-20
Maximum Number of Players 6
Expert Reviews
Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 3, 2005

Gamers who want to play a real-time strategy know that they will have to own a PC to get that fix. Every so often developers port their RTS games over to a gaming console, but due to the limited amount of buttons on the controllers, the interface really never works out that well. Last year the developers Phantagram released Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders which proved to be a really good success. Since that turned out to be the case, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was made and released. Read on to find out more! The story for this game is what anyone would expect from a fantasy-based game.

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Kingdom Under Fire Heroes
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Sep 30, 2005

A solid, involving RTS, Kingdom Under Fire Heroes does its predecessor proud by surpassing it in multiplayer and makes an effort to give offline players more bang for their buck. While not a distinct departure from the previous installment, subtle changes to the game's core mechanics makes Kingdom Under Fire Heroes play differently from The Crusaders. While veterans of The Crusaders may find themselves liking the changes but RTS novices may be utterly overwhelmed.

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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.17 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,830 game of all time, #56 game of 2005 for the Xbox and #249 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 86 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
The Action/Strategy Appears Again!
3 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Oct 28, 2007   

Strengths: Interesting Action/Strategy battle system

Weakness: Camera system and the learning curve is a little steep

I went into this game expecting something like Dynasty Warriors. However, it wasn't like it at all. Although I was very disappointed and couldn't get into the game, I could tell this was a decent title anyways. If you want a game that has more strategy than Dynasty Warriors and a bit less of hack n' slash, then this is the game for you.

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Second installment of this fantastic series
4 Star Review   By member sarma81 - Sep 11, 2007   

Strengths: Action/strategy hybrid; great multiplayer mode; multiple campaigns; customize options

Weakness: Quirky cameras; horrible translations

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is much like the first game in this young series. It consists of intense action/strategy gameplay set in the Medieval era. You can play with up to 6 people on Xbox Live and with 6 campaigns to choose from, you'll have plenty of fun with this game. You can even make your own army and customize your soldiers. The camera tends to lose its mind at times which can get annoying. One suggestion would be to just switch the game voice to Korean. It sounds way better even if you don't understand it because the English translation is absolutely horrible.

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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Jun 14, 2007   

Strengths: xbox live

Weakness: hard

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is a sequel to KUF:Crusades. The game adds new heroes and over 50 new campaign missions. Kingdom Under Fire combines RPG, fighting, and RTS games rolled into one. It has a good storyline, graphics and sound. If you enjoy RTS games you should enjoy playing this game.

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A Dynasty Warriors type game
3 Star Review   By member vherub - Apr 6, 2007   

Strengths: Combines action/strategy well

Weakness: Not a good starting point for this type of game

I haven't played the first Kingdom Under Fire for xbox, so Heroes was a bit of a trial by fire. The first couple missions are not too difficult, but by the 4th mission, you soon realize that simply hacking/slashing is not going to carry the day. Since there is little in the way of tutorial, this difficulty in learning how to best play the game can be frustrating. It can also be daunting levelling up units without knowing exactly which units will best serve you in the coming mission(s). The camera can be loopy, but with some practice you get the hang of playing with it. If you are not familiar with this game genre, I would recommend the Dynasty Warriors series to start with.

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Action Packed Fantasy
4 Star Review   By member iron44eagle - Mar 31, 2007   

Strengths: Variety of different characters and leading characters, replay value

Weakness: Some parts of the story, some of the acting

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is an action packed fantasy war sim. In the game you start off with two different leading characters to choose from. There are seven all together, five are locked though until you beat the game with the other characters. Game Play Each leading character commands a force of different troops like infantry, knights, calvary, and archers. As you play through the game you gain new troops, or you can hire them. You also earn points to upgrade troops. In game you switch back and forth in the game play from commanding all the different troops to controlling the leading character in melee combat. Once you get used to the controls it is easy to do. It takes about one or two missions to get used to the controls. Each players campaign has a bunch of missions on a variety of different maps. The campaign missions for each leading character are also different, so it's almost like seven different games. At first I didn't know all the characters had different campaigns, it's pretty cool, adds a lot to the replay value of the game. Graphics The characters and environments are detailed and colorful, especially the special moves some of the characters and troops have. The only dislike I had visually was that sometimes enemy troops and your own will be in similar armor making it difficult to tell them apart in melee combat. Everything else though is pretty cool. Story and Acting So far I have played through Ellen's campaign. The story wasn't too bad except for the last part of the campaign. You end up fighting the enemy leader for about a minute, then he just disappears and the game ends. It was a little disappointing, the last mission was really cool getting to storm the enemy castle, all kinds of troops everywhere. Most of the voice actors were good, a few though made it hard to listen to the story. It sounded like they were saying lines randomly with little emotional involvement. Especially the Ellen character. It would have been great to hear a strong passionate voice playing her character. Overall The game was a lot of fun to play. Once you get used to the controls it is very entertaining. I have only played through one campaign so far, and it feels like I still have six more games to play.

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A worthy successor to Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders. . .
4 Star Review   By member MadBeagle01 - Feb 27, 2007   

Strengths: New units/characters, six individual campaigns, deep army customization system, online/multiplayer support

Weakness: Weak story translation, lackluster voice acting, camera issues, steep learning curve

Building on the success of 2004's Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders, Heroes finds you playing through yet another series of strategy campaigns involving humans, elves, vampires, orcs and other mythical creatures. Beginning players will probably want to play Crusaders before Heroes because you don't get much of a tutorial with Heroes prior to being thrown to the wolves in battle. On the plus side everything people loved about Crusaders is still here along with new units, characters and online support. Strategy games are often a "love it" or "hate it" affairs for players. If you played and enjoyed Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders, you should pick up Heroes without hesitation. It's more of the same with a few updates and extras. If you're considering Heroes but haven't played Crusaders, I would recommend trying out Crusaders first.

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Product Details
Description
Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is an action strategy game where you can command hundreds of soldiers. You also have spells, golems, and catapults at your disposal as you play through more than 50 campaign missions. The experience and gold that you earn during each battle can be used to train and equip your troops. You can also challenge other gamers online.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating M (Mature 17+)
Game Genre Role Playing Games (RPG)
Release Date 2005-9-20
Maximum Number of Players 6
Summary
Product Title Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
Manufacturer Microsoft
Power Score 4.0 | 10 Reviews
Game Information
Network Compatible: Yes
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Expert Reviews
Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  GameZone - Oct 3, 2005

Gamers who want to play a real-time strategy know that they will have to own a PC to get that fix. Every so often developers port their RTS games over to a gaming console, but due to the limited amount of buttons on the controllers, the interface really never works out that well. Last year the developers Phantagram released Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders which proved to be a really good success. Since that turned out to be the case, it was only a matter of time before a sequel was made and released. Read on to find out more! The story for this game is what anyone would expect from a fantasy-based game.

Read the full review »

Kingdom Under Fire Heroes
4 Star Review  IGN.com - Sep 30, 2005

A solid, involving RTS, Kingdom Under Fire Heroes does its predecessor proud by surpassing it in multiplayer and makes an effort to give offline players more bang for their buck. While not a distinct departure from the previous installment, subtle changes to the game's core mechanics makes Kingdom Under Fire Heroes play differently from The Crusaders. While veterans of The Crusaders may find themselves liking the changes but RTS novices may be utterly overwhelmed.

Read the full review »

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.17 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1,830 game of all time, #56 game of 2005 for the Xbox and #249 Xbox game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 86 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 7, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 2 expert reviews for Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes and the average expert rating is 80 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
The Action/Strategy Appears Again!
3 Star Review   By member mirado182 - Oct 28, 2007   

Strengths: Interesting Action/Strategy battle system

Weakness: Camera system and the learning curve is a little steep

I went into this game expecting something like Dynasty Warriors. However, it wasn't like it at all. Although I was very disappointed and couldn't get into the game, I could tell this was a decent title anyways. If you want a game that has more strategy than Dynasty Warriors and a bit less of hack n' slash, then this is the game for you.

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Second installment of this fantastic series
4 Star Review   By member sarma81 - Sep 11, 2007   

Strengths: Action/strategy hybrid; great multiplayer mode; multiple campaigns; customize options

Weakness: Quirky cameras; horrible translations

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is much like the first game in this young series. It consists of intense action/strategy gameplay set in the Medieval era. You can play with up to 6 people on Xbox Live and with 6 campaigns to choose from, you'll have plenty of fun with this game. You can even make your own army and customize your soldiers. The camera tends to lose its mind at times which can get annoying. One suggestion would be to just switch the game voice to Korean. It sounds way better even if you don't understand it because the English translation is absolutely horrible.

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Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
4 Star Review   By member ssimp12626 - Jun 14, 2007   

Strengths: xbox live

Weakness: hard

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is a sequel to KUF:Crusades. The game adds new heroes and over 50 new campaign missions. Kingdom Under Fire combines RPG, fighting, and RTS games rolled into one. It has a good storyline, graphics and sound. If you enjoy RTS games you should enjoy playing this game.

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A Dynasty Warriors type game
3 Star Review   By member vherub - Apr 6, 2007   

Strengths: Combines action/strategy well

Weakness: Not a good starting point for this type of game

I haven't played the first Kingdom Under Fire for xbox, so Heroes was a bit of a trial by fire. The first couple missions are not too difficult, but by the 4th mission, you soon realize that simply hacking/slashing is not going to carry the day. Since there is little in the way of tutorial, this difficulty in learning how to best play the game can be frustrating. It can also be daunting levelling up units without knowing exactly which units will best serve you in the coming mission(s). The camera can be loopy, but with some practice you get the hang of playing with it. If you are not familiar with this game genre, I would recommend the Dynasty Warriors series to start with.

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Action Packed Fantasy
4 Star Review   By member iron44eagle - Mar 31, 2007   

Strengths: Variety of different characters and leading characters, replay value

Weakness: Some parts of the story, some of the acting

Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes is an action packed fantasy war sim. In the game you start off with two different leading characters to choose from. There are seven all together, five are locked though until you beat the game with the other characters. Game Play Each leading character commands a force of different troops like infantry, knights, calvary, and archers. As you play through the game you gain new troops, or you can hire them. You also earn points to upgrade troops. In game you switch back and forth in the game play from commanding all the different troops to controlling the leading character in melee combat. Once you get used to the controls it is easy to do. It takes about one or two missions to get used to the controls. Each players campaign has a bunch of missions on a variety of different maps. The campaign missions for each leading character are also different, so it's almost like seven different games. At first I didn't know all the characters had different campaigns, it's pretty cool, adds a lot to the replay value of the game. Graphics The characters and environments are detailed and colorful, especially the special moves some of the characters and troops have. The only dislike I had visually was that sometimes enemy troops and your own will be in similar armor making it difficult to tell them apart in melee combat. Everything else though is pretty cool. Story and Acting So far I have played through Ellen's campaign. The story wasn't too bad except for the last part of the campaign. You end up fighting the enemy leader for about a minute, then he just disappears and the game ends. It was a little disappointing, the last mission was really cool getting to storm the enemy castle, all kinds of troops everywhere. Most of the voice actors were good, a few though made it hard to listen to the story. It sounded like they were saying lines randomly with little emotional involvement. Especially the Ellen character. It would have been great to hear a strong passionate voice playing her character. Overall The game was a lot of fun to play. Once you get used to the controls it is very entertaining. I have only played through one campaign so far, and it feels like I still have six more games to play.

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A worthy successor to Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders. . .
4 Star Review   By member MadBeagle01 - Feb 27, 2007   

Strengths: New units/characters, six individual campaigns, deep army customization system, online/multiplayer support

Weakness: Weak story translation, lackluster voice acting, camera issues, steep learning curve

Building on the success of 2004's Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders, Heroes finds you playing through yet another series of strategy campaigns involving humans, elves, vampires, orcs and other mythical creatures. Beginning players will probably want to play Crusaders before Heroes because you don't get much of a tutorial with Heroes prior to being thrown to the wolves in battle. On the plus side everything people loved about Crusaders is still here along with new units, characters and online support. Strategy games are often a "love it" or "hate it" affairs for players. If you played and enjoyed Kingdom Under Fire: Crusaders, you should pick up Heroes without hesitation. It's more of the same with a few updates and extras. If you're considering Heroes but haven't played Crusaders, I would recommend trying out Crusaders first.

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