Beside the hack and slash type of gameplay, medieval games can also offer endless hours of strategizing, commanding huge armies and finally conquering rival territories. For the gamers that love to spend their time making elaborate plans, organizing cities and planning how to best use their resources we made a list of the best 10 medieval titles that give you the liberty to build your very own kingdom. The games were chosen by always keeping in mind a vital aspect: they had to offer us the opportunity of actually constructing and expand our lands and legacy.
Banished is a city-building strategy game where you lead a group of outcasts to grow and maintain a settlement. The citizens of the town are similar to a resource that needs to be managed, the player having to give them various tasks such as building, fishing or hunting. The goal is to keep your population healthy, happy and well-fed and to build different constructions such as houses, blacksmith shops, hospitals, farms, and schools in order to expand your city. Banished tests the players’ city management skills challenging them to evolve and learn new things.
The Sims Medieval
In this installment of the Sims series, you are free to build your own kingdom by successfully completing the quests that take place in a medieval inspired environment. There are several types of professions you can choose from, each with their unique abilities; monarchs, wizards, spies, priests and bards are just some of the various classes available. Unlike the other games in the series, The Sims Medieval concentrates more on the RPG style of gameplay, aspects such as character creation, simulation, and architectural elements taking a back seat in favor of actions that evolve your character.
Knights of Honor
Knights of Honor is a real-time strategy title that takes place in Medieval Europe, the players being able to play as one of the 100 available kingdoms featured in the game. The actual area where the action takes place spans from Ireland to Armenia and from Scandinavia to the northern coast of Africa, the map being divided into provinces. Each of these land parcels is governed by a city and contains rural areas such as villages, farms and monasteries. The main goal in Knights of Honor is to gain enough power and influence as to conquer the whole land and become the Emperor of Europe.
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