Aside from all the games published by so-called triple-A studios every now and then there is a game that, despite having a much smaller budget, still gets a lot done. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one such game. The video cards in our test lab are mobilized. What do you need to survive in the medieval world of the Kingdom of Bohemia?
The Czech Warhorse Studios has been developing Kingdom Come: Deliverance for quite a while. In February 2012, the studio announced they started work on a role-playing game, after a license for CryEngine 3 was obtained. Further development did not go without a struggle either, because Warhorse was not able to convince their target investors and had to collect money via a Kickstarter campaign in order to be able to make and release Kingdom Come.
By mid-February, the time had come: Kingdom Come: Deliverance was released for the PS4, Xbox One and for Windows on the PC. The Windows version uses the DirectX 11-api, and according to the developers requires at least an Intel Core i5 2500K or AMD Phenom II X4 940. However, they recommend that you use an Intel Core i7 3770, AMD FX-8350 or faster. As for the video card, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon HD 7870 is sufficient, but an AMD Radeon RX 580 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB is recommended. In terms of memory, you can already get started with 8GB, although the game prefers 16GB or more. The required 64-bit version of Windows and 40GB of storage space are no longer a surprise nowadays.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance has an average price of about 44 pounds / 50 euros.
The gamepress is mostly positive about Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Tweakers gives the game a 7.5 and says that the atmosphere, variation and music are positive aspects, but has reservations about the bugs, glitches and the changing level of the voice actors. Gamer.nl gives the game an 8 and praises the challenging fighting system and the freedom in the game. XGN gives a 6.5 and also mentions realism as an asset, but complains about the technical errors and sporadically disappointing voice acting.