A Game of Thrones: Genesis

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A Game of Thrones: Genesis
A Game of Thrones - Genesis box.jpg
Developer(s) Cyanide
Publisher(s) Focus Home Interactive
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release
  • NA: September 28, 2011
  • EU: September 29, 2011
  • AU: October 13, 2011
Genre(s) Strategy
Mode(s) Single-player

A Game of Thrones: Genesis is a strategy video game developed by Cyanide and published by Focus Home Interactive released exclusively for Microsoft Windows[1] on September 28, 2011 in North America (only on Steam), September 29, 2011 in Europe[2] and October 13, 2011 in Australia.

The game is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series by George R. R. Martin and is the first such video game adaptation. The game takes place over 1,000 years of the fictional history of Westeros, beginning with the arrival of the Rhoynar led by the warrior-queen Nymeria.[3]

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay focuses on capturing nodes—castles, towns and goldmines—with characters. Emphasis is placed on the rock-paper-scissors mechanics of "underhanded" characters rather than the brute force combat strength of traditional realtime strategy games.

The goal of the game is to win the Iron Throne and doing so can be done by amassing enough 'prestige' within the game.[3]

Each house has special units and abilities. House Stark has direwolves and House Baratheon has better archers for example.[3]

The game has two modes of play: Versus and Campaign. The game features four main facets: diplomacy, military, economic, and underhand.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic53/100[5]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Destructoid4.5/10[6]
Eurogamer5/10[7]
Game Informer6.75/10[8]
GamePro2.5/5 stars[9]
GamesMaster59%[10]
GameSpot5/10[11]
GameSpy2/5 stars[12]
GameTrailers4.9/10[13]
IGN6/10[14]
Joystiq2.5/5 stars[15]
PC Gamer (UK)62%[16]
PC PowerPlay3/10[17]
Digital Spy2/5 stars[18]
The Escapist2.5/5 stars[19]

A Game of Thrones: Genesis received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Remo, Chris (July 16, 2010). "Cyanide Creating A [Video] Game Of Thrones RTS, RPG Based On Fantasy Series". Gamasutra. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  2. ^ "The Next Big Thing Introduces Liz Allaire with New Video and Screens!". Gamasutra. February 9, 2011. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c Poeter, Damon (July 13, 2011). "Game of Thrones the Video Game Hits This Summer". PC Magazine. Retrieved July 17, 2011.
  4. ^ McCormick, Rich (May 22, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis preview". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "A Game of Thrones: Genesis for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Tan, Maurice (October 15, 2011). "Review: A Game of Thrones: Genesis". Destructoid. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Meer, Alec (October 5, 2011). "A Game Of Thrones: Genesis". Eurogamer. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  8. ^ Biessener, Adam (October 6, 2011). "A Game Of Thrones - Genesis: An Innovative But Troubled RTS". Game Informer. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Zacny, Rob (October 14, 2011). "Review: A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC)". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 17, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "A Game of Thrones: Genesis". GamesMaster. December 25, 2011. p. 92.
  11. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (October 21, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review". GameSpot. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Grayson, Nathan (October 7, 2011). "GameSpy: A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review". GameSpy. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review". GameTrailers. October 8, 2011. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Meunier, Nathan (October 14, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review". IGN. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  15. ^ Wong, Steven (October 6, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis review: Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  16. ^ Griliopoulos, Dan (December 25, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis review". PC Gamer UK. Future plc. p. 74. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  17. ^ "Review: A Game of Thrones: Genesis". PC PowerPlay. No. 197. December 25, 2011. p. 68.
  18. ^ Langshaw, Mark (October 10, 2011). "'[A] Game of Thrones: Genesis' (PC)". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 8, 2017.
  19. ^ Tito, Greg (October 14, 2011). "A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review". The Escapist. Retrieved July 8, 2017.

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