Here is our test of Rise of Kingdoms (RoK) which is a strategy game in which it is possible to make your kingdom evolve. The game is very appreciated by the players thanks to several assets that we will describe.
Let's set out to conquer the kingdoms now!
Rise of Kingdoms, what's that?
Rise of Kingdoms is a strategy game formerly known as "Rise of Civilization"...developed by Lilith Games... In this game, the player takes place in a huge world represented by several civilizations that we will describe below.
The game has a real-time combat system and allows players to develop without great difficulty thanks to tricks and game strategies. In Rise of Kingdoms, each player is called a "governor" which enhances immersion!
What's in it?
The great strength of Rise of Kingdoms that we found in this test is of course the number of civilizations available to start the game. But it doesn't stop at a choice for fun, each civilization has a significant bonus!
Here is the list of civilizations you can embody in Rise of Kingdoms:
|Coat of arms||Kingdom||Benefits|
Increases troop health by 3%
Increases wood harvesting speed by 10%
Increases hospital care speed by 20
|Rome||Glory of the Empire |
Increases infantry defense by 5%
Increases troop marching speed by 5%
Increases food gathering speed by 5
German Eagle Increases cavalry attack by 5%
Increases troop training speed by 5%
Increases action point restoration by 10
|United Kingdom||Sun never sets |
Increases archers' attack by 5%
Increases troop training speed by 5%
Increases Allied healing ability by 20
Fearless Warriors Increases cavalry defense by 5%
Increases experience gained by eliminating barbarians and other neutral units by 10%
Increases resource production by 20
|China||Art of War |
Increases troop defense by 3%
Increases action point restoration by 5%
Increases build speed by 5
Increases troop attack by 3%
Increases scout walking speed by 30%
Increases harvest speed by 5
|Korea|| Balance of Yin and Yang |
Increases archers' defense by 5%
Increases hospital capacity by 15%
Increases search speed by 3
|Arabia||Infinite Oasis |
Increases cavalry attack by 5%
Increases damage to barbarians and other neutral units by 10%
Increases damage to rallied armies by 5
King's Domain Increases the health of archers by 5%
Increases the walking speed of troops by 5%
Increases the damage of the active skill by 5%.
Divine Light Increases cavalry health by 5%
Increases stone harvesting speed by 10%
Increases hospital capacity by 15
All the civilizations presented also refer to several historical periods that will delight history lovers! Diversity is present in Rise of Kingdoms and that's very important!
The different buildings
As in many mobile strategy games on iOs and Android, Rise of Kingdoms allows the player to develop his village, or rather his kingdom as he wishes, by taking care to build his buildings properly.
In our test of Rise of Kingdoms, this point is not important since today, every game of the same type offers the same content.
In order to raise your kingdom to the highest level, you will have to use the various buildings such as the farm that supplies your kingdom with food.
The different armies at your disposal
Thanks to the available buildings such as the tavern or barracks, it will be possible to form an army composed of the best warriors of the kingdom.
This army will allow you to launch raids or conquer other lands and thus bring more resources to your kingdom.
The different commanders available in Rise of Kingdoms
In Rise of Kingdoms, it is possible to obtain different commanders (heroes) depending on the chosen civilization.
For example, having chosen Chinese civilization for its ability to help new players, I get the hero."Sun Tzu"shown below.
Don't worry! All of this will be explained in more detail in our beginner's guide, which will help players find their way around from the very beginning of the game to progress more quickly!
Namely that all commanders are then accessible via the tavern (hopefully).
Rise of Kingdoms is a game with beautiful graphics that allows to trace the history of some great civilizations (for connoisseurs) but also to develop them as we wish.
Some similarities with other licenses
There are some similarities with other licenses already released like Total War or Age of Empires in the management and gameplay which is quite inspired by these two licenses or historical similarities (but that's normal).
But that doesn't prevent the pleasure of the game in any way, because on the contrary, it can bring back memories of our childhood on these two licenses!
Conclusion of our test on Rise of Kingdoms
This game fully integrates the player in its historical content thanks to the choice of civilization and the many features that we could not all mention in this review (such as the Amphitheatre of Wisdom which offers Quizzes on historical facts).
Rise of Kingdoms has a very long lifespan and you'll have to be a farmer when you start, at the risk of being very late on the other players on the server. The game features continuous events and new features that will delight players and fans of the story.
We had a very good feeling during our test of Rise of Kingdoms which allowed us to appreciate its gameplay thanks to very clean content and graphics. We also advise you to install Rise of Kingdoms on your PC for a better experience of the game.
We recommend it!