Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning for PlayStation 3
PS3

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Feb 7, 2012
8.48
playscore
Good
135th of 1270

Trailer, Gameplay, & Screenshots

About this game

Developer: 38 Studios
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a single player Action Role-playing Game (RPG) set in the brand-new game fantasy universe of Amalur. The game features an expansive Open World game environment, the unique "Destinies" system that limits character development only by the combination of equipped spells and items carried, intuitive yet challenging combat, a robust crafting system and a range of special attacks. Additional features include: the written and design talents of R.A. Salvatore, Todd McFarlane and Ken Rolston; dramatic special and metered attacks; as well as multiple in-game races.

Critic Reviews

19 Reviews
7.88
Adam DolgeFeb 07, 2012
It’s always hard to break out with a new IP, but Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is worth your attention, but you better have a big attention span as there is so much to do and see, you may run around for hours like a chicken with its head cut off. For those looking for a new world to obsess over for the next several months, look no further than the Amalur. It’s not quite as addicting as other recent RPGs, but it’s a refreshing break from familiar games. RPG fans need to give this a try.
Jim HargreavesFeb 24, 2012
38 Studios has made a triumphant debut with Reckoning, but there is a long way to go before the Amalur IP reaches its full potential. The combination of an MMO open-world structure with hack n’ slash combat mechanics works well if a little patchy in places; weapons are in dire need of more combos, and the block/dodge system also lacks the finesse of its contemporaries.
Alex OsbornFeb 07, 2012
There is just so much to love about Kingdoms of Amalur. Its genre-elevating combat and gorgeous visual design are unparalleled and will undoubtedly be emulated in years to come. If you consider yourself a fan of RPGs – or even pure action games for that matter – you owe it to yourself to give this game a look. With Mass Effect 3 on the horizon and another eleven months of games, I really hope that this game doesn’t get overlooked and garners the recognition it deserves when it comes time for Game of the Year Awards. It really is that good.

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