Rise of Kingdoms is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Lilith Games. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Lilith Games, with the latest current version being 188.8.131.52 which was officially released on 2021-07-07. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 95911 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 stars.
From the depths of obscurity to the peaks of legend, you will be the author of your civilization's history. Will you launch epic wars and conquer the entire world? Or rise up as a virtuous leader renowned for your sagacity? Will you set off to explore the unknown as a pioneer? Or dedicate yourself to helping your own people?
Only time will tell...
Your scout reports Vikings battling near your City. Led by the mighty Ragnar Lothbrok and Bjorn Ironside, the seafaring Norses are raiding, pillaging and fighting anyone in their sight. The Vikings have landed in ROK! Will you summon this mighty civilization to strengthen your city, or face them head-on on the battlefield?
The axe-wielding, fearless warriors of the Vikings are the latest civilization to enter ROK. You can now choose this brand-new civilization in your journey to glory and greatness! At their core is the Vikings special infantry unit the Berserkers – ruthless soldiers motivated only by the splendors of taking from their enemies.
Battles happen in real time on the map. Anyone can join or leave a battle at any time, allowing true RTS gameplay. See an ally being attacked right in your backyard? Send some troops to help your buddy out, or launch a surprise counterattack on the attacker’s city.
#Seamless World Map#
All in-game action takes place on a single, enormous map inhabited by players and NPCs. No isolated bases or separate battle screens. Never before seen on mobile “infinite zoom” allows you to transition freely between the world view and individual cities or barbarian outposts. Map features include natural obstructions such as rivers and mountain ranges and strategic passes that must be captured to gain entrance to neighboring regions.
#Twelve Unique Civilizations#
Choose one of 12 historical civilizations (more to come!) and guide your civilization from a lone clan into a great power. Each civilization has its own architecture, unique units, and special advantages.
#Exploration & Investigation#
Your world is covered in thick fog. Dispatch scouts to explore this mysterious land and uncover the hidden treasure within. Investigate lost temples, barbarian fortresses, mysterious caves, and tribal villages, gather intelligence on your enemies, and prepare yourself for the ultimate battle!
#Unrestricted Troop Movements#
New orders can be issued to troops at any time, offering limitless strategic possibilities. Launch an attack on an enemy city, then circle back and meet up with your alliance army to capture a pass. Dispatch troops to collect lumber from a nearby forest and have them pick off a few barbarian clans along the way. Forces can also be split up between multiple commanders so that you can engage in multiple actions simultaneously.
Full alliance features allow players to help one another: live chat with built-in translation, officer roles, map indicators to coordinate strategies, and more! Alliances can expand their territory to gain resources, capture mountain passes and barbarian outposts to strengthen their position, and work together to unlock group achievements.
#Conquer the Kingdom#
Fight alongside your alliance to take control of this vast kingdom. Clash with other players and use superior tactics to emerge victorious in a MMO strategy battle royale. Rise to the top and you and your civilization will be written down in your kingdom’s history!
Call upon dozens of historical figures who will serve as your trustworthy commanders, from Julius Caesar and Sun Tzu to Joan of Arc and Kusunoki Masashige. Level up your commanders by defeating barbarians and sending them into battles, then upgrade their abilities using an RPG style talent tree and skill system.
I love this game
So I don’t usually write a review but I needed to write one so I love this game I play 2-3 hours a day or all day and my family think it’s weird of me playing for that long and I usually play for 25 minutes each day but I play more than that on this game I have had it for a year now and it’s amazing and I love everything but there are a few things that I don’t like but it’s not a big deal so number 1. When you train your troops it also takes away your wood and food and I really don’t like that but like I said before it’s not a big deal. Number 2. I don’t like how you have to wait a lot on updating your castle like you have to wait at least 30 days or more and went your going to level 11 on your castle you have to wait a day for that like I don’t think you have to wait that long just to upgrade. Number 3. I know for a fact that a lot of people will agree with this and it’s editing your space so I know people like doing that but like once you are done like it won’t let you because you have to finish your lay out let’s just call it like that and it has happened a lot I would really appreciate it if you would fix that. Number 4. I really don’t like how you have to be at level 8 and up to attack I really think you should be at level 7 and up but rather than that I think you should download this game it’s really fun and I love playing it thank you for reading my review have a nice day ❤️
This game is the best I’ve played. Not because of graphics or small things that surely will be improved in the future. Because of the base of active players and how serious this game is taken. It takes you to another level, you will find friendship and camaraderie, it involves high levels of strategy, and truly gives a place for leaders to be born. It is a whole other world that Will envelope you and your time. If you don’t have several hours a day to dedicate to the teamwork involved, you will likely not succeed and become part of the bigger picture. I love the game mechanics, however I would say there are some downfalls. Things are so expensive that, the ones with big pockets are the ones that succeed best. You will see a mix of power players, those who are not wise and strategic who only succeed from the money spent, and those who dedicate completely to the game and put effort and hard work in rather than their wallets. I wish that we would get more for the money when making purchases. I also wish that members can share items and gems with other members, maybe make it only so leaders and officers can share, this way the leadership of the alliance truly picks the members up.
Great Game but.....
Honestly probably the most well developed free game I have ever played only thing about it is it is very easy for players to put to win. I’ve been playing the game for about a year or so. So there is a lot to do and plenty of content and events but if your alliance doesn’t have what is known as a whale or two you’re pretty much screwed. So players that appreciate the game and how it has been developed really get screwed over. I understand the need for in game purchases as it is a free to play game but when the whole game is based around a competitive multiplayer world where everyone is racing to get troop tier five anyone who is able to drop hundreds to thousands of dollars on the game are able to dominate the servers and can switch between them. God forbid that one alliance consists of all of the whales in the server that entire server would become unplayable. And for those of you still confused as to what a whale is it’s someone who pays to be months ahead of everyone else so that way they can essentially one hit you or dominate the world without fear. If the developers would just slowly but surely shift the purchases to purely cosmetic the game would be 100x better. Or even make the vip system account based as opposed to character based. Understand the game is very dynamic and ever changing just be wary of the pay to win system
Really great game, but not complete
Ok, so let me start out that I absolutely love the game. The game mechanics are amazing, I love the fog of war idea, and the fact that each commander speaks their native language and not English. And as a Roman and Byzantium history nerd, I love the fact that the Latin in the game is quite decent compared to other games (it isn’t perfect, but that is what you get from a dead language that doesn’t translate well into other languages). Now, I feel like the nations to choose from is very limiting. From a game about the ancient and medieval ages, Africa and the Middle East were left out, and they have some of the richest history during that time, from the African Empires that rose to power all the way to the Persian empire and the crusades. Specifically, I would like to see three more nations added: Ethiopia, Egypt, and Persia. Ethiopia rose to power after the fall of the Roman Empire and remained a powerful nation until after WW2. Persia created a very advanced civilization that grew strong and powerful and became one of the largest empires until the greeks conquered it. Then the Persian Empire reformed itself as the Sassanian Empire and conquered the remaining Romans and Byzantines to form the Ottoman Empire. I do not know much on the history of Egypt, but as one of the first powerful civilizations in human history, it should be obvious why they should be added into the game.
Great game, however play for the long game
I’ve played this game since it was rise of civilization, roughly a few weeks after its launch. It’s a great game. However, you really have to play for the long game if you really want to get nice buffs. While the VIP system is unique and a great feature, it really does require free to play players to grind out the lengthy VIP levels. While I didn’t always collect vip points everyday, I’ve collected them for over 200 days and I’ve only gone up 1 or two VIP levels. Of course you can always spend gems on VIP points but let’s be honest, harvesting 10 gems isn’t worth it, and the daily 100 gems could be used for so much more. For all the free to play players you do technically have everything the pay to win players have. You just have to be patient Also!!! If you’re coming to this game from one of the advertisements you see from another game or instagram. THIS GAME ISNT LIKE THE ADVERTISEMENTS. It’s a great game, it genuinely is, I just think a lot of players are discouraged when they come to a game and realized that marketing has led them astray. Whoever is in charge of the advertisement needs to show the game for how it’s really played, people would really respect you for it.
New players beware: Rigged for paying players - developers don’t care
I had liked the game because you get to build and fight barbarians sometimes other players but the problem is that the big paying players are so big they crush you and don’t let you expand or play. You work long and hard to grow your city or alliance and the big ones team together to destroy smaller ones. They sometimes join a weaker alliance to attack another weak alliance and after destroying them they go back to their big alliance. Other times they just attack a smaller alliance directly. So what’s the point! You think they would just fight each other - big to big instead of big to small. Instead these big alliances support each other. In fact some blantantly ask for your credit card or cash to join their alliance and all the developers say is oh we recommend don’t share personal data. The developers don’t tell those alliances that they shouldn’t ask for people’s cash or credit card information to join! So again it’s rigged for big paying customers. I’m not opposed to spending a little if you want to speed up a few things but here it does nothing for you because they want you to spend a lot of money. Oh well, that’s fine since they want to earn a ton of money but at least people should know. It was fun for a while but it’s pointless if you don’t balance out the game a bit.
If I had one wish
To start off. I want to say that I have mixed feelings about this app. I’ll start with that this game is really well built. The graphics, the idea, and the system in game is set up good. I like a lot about it. But, if I could change one thing or even have a compromise. My one wish that I wish I could see is the game to release pure f2p kingdoms but you must pay to get in (something like $5-$10 for entry) and once you are in. There is no p2w elements. No micro transactions. Everyone is on fair playing grounds at the start. If that could be added to the game. I feel like that this game will take over the genre and be over the top because to players, that won’t seem like much money to enter and they can test the game out on the kingdom servers we have now to see if they actually like the game itself and from these reviews. People really like the game but not the p2w aspect. The p2w aspect is bringing it down heavily and players are leaving because of it. I myself am not returning to the game till something changes to where there is no p2w aspects or there is an option to what I proposed with the f2p kingdoms being available, but with a entry fee. I feel like that is a fair compromise where the players get what they want and the company still makes a lot of money. I will happily come back and play and waste all of my hours on this game if that proposal gets accepted.
Great game but short for f2p
This is an amazing game and honestly I don’t have many negative opinions towards it. The problem comes when you are f2p. Upon entering a new server you will have approximately a month before you are essentially pushed out of a lot of end game content because you are viewed as being “too weak” compared to the players that have bought their way to having very high power. They will eventually all group together and keep you from being able to join a lot of the later content. As a F2P player you have you find yourself being content with the constant threats of being kicked out of stronger alliances because of low power since you can’t keep up with spenders and eventually being kicked out or being content with just farming and doing the same round of events every few weeks. Kingdom vs Kingdom won’t happen in most cases because you won’t be allowed. I’ve started in many many different servers over the past 2 years and it always happens the same way. If you can afford to pour money into this game, then I totally recommend it. If your like me and can’t afford to spend tons of money on a mobile game then go in understanding that after around a month, maybe a little longer, your going to be seen as useless because you won’t be able to keep up with the spenders.
Release kvk already
This game is fun at first when the server you’re on is starting out, making alliances and allies as you go for the same goal of taking the lost temple. But once you’re invested about 6+ months into the game, it comes down to nothing but same events that has trash reward pay offs. When compensation comes around for mt it’s always the same maybe 300 gems and a golden key if lucky, but nothing new for free to play events to compete against the few guys that have dropped atleast 50,000 bucks to reach over 100m power with 5 million minimum T5s when most are still rocking only T4s, you need to balance the game out to make it more f2p as we wait for kvk to happen but you keep pushing it back and losing more players on older kingdoms, that are farming low amounts for higher resource cost. Start making more Ark of Osiris for us to atleast enjoy waiting for an endless time for kvk to happen. Plus the fact some kingdoms get bonuses on their tiles of a 3.5x bonus amount to farm makes me believe the devs play on those kingdoms hence why they farm for an lvl 6 farm for 1.8m at a time while we all farm for only 504k on a lvl 6. Unlock merging kingdoms already atleast, so the ones wanting to join the kingdom I’m on with 2 of the Top 5 overall highest power players can give us something to work into play over just lame kill event
Dear Lilith Games…
You produce advertisements that reflect on game content and to promote said content, this is what I’ve read in every review criticizing your adverts. This is not true, the content is typically poorly produced and does not reflect the new in-game content. You form the adds in a way that gives off the illusion that some kingdoms are far superior than others, leading to less diversity in the game because every new player wants to be the best. Now, you do reflect how the basics of how the game works in the adds, so that is something I will credit you for. Although, the content viewed is extremely repetitive, showing nothing new. And the BIGGEST problem, is the amount of advertising for this game. You haven’t shown new content in them, you haven’t shown any reasons this game is better than others, the quality is abominable (lip syncing, animating almost everything so there is limited actual gameplay, stupid situations, repetitive gameplay, and generally irritating “storylines”) If I’ve gotten nearly 80 Rise of Kingdoms advertisements in a week, I probably wouldn’t want to download it. I used to play AFK Arena, but after seeing your new advertisements for the game, I’m deleting it, for I’m frankly embarrassed that I even put any time in the game. Fix your problems, and maybe I’ll consider you a quality game producer, instead of a uninteresting, money hungry developer. -Hoping for change, and awaiting something new. This review was made by a active “gamer”.
It’s good but can be really unfair
I’ve had to come back 3 times to edit this because I found new stuff. First I spent $15 in this game, It’s a good and interesting game that I play a lot throughout the day but somehow people go up to 2.8 million power after almost 4 weeks, I’m only at 1.5 million and I started on the first day the kingdom went up. Then there’s all these big alliances kinda forcing you to be an academy or merge with them that are at 60 million power? Can anyone explain any of this? I also practically made my alliance on the first day but it got up to 14 million and then got wiped out because I wouldn’t merge that’s just not fair they need to put more rules in against bullying little alliances. Also there’s individual people with 16 million power or more in a 27 day kingdom. Also I just saw someone leave an alliance in the kingdom chat saying to his old 61 million power alliance that he’s sorry I’m not into attacking little alliances that are at only 3 million one person from his old alliance said we never did that but then he joins another alliance because I saw his alliance tag change then a few minutes later after saying that he lost his new alliance tag and said I could send him an invite into my new alliance because he doesn’t have one so what I’m saying is if the big powered alliances are really friendly then you saying just one thing and that isn’t that big of a deal and leaving that alliance will cut off youre ties with the other big alliances.
Could be a great game but too much p2w
Addendum: I am dropping my rating another star. Seems the devs made some error in rewards during Osiris and gave out more coins then they intended. They took back items purchased or unused coins so many of us now have negative stars/statues/keys. It’s a shame that this company chose to punish their customers for their mistake. I will most likely quit the game because of this; I’m just too discouraged by the setback and disregard of the company for their players. I have been playing several hours a day, every day, for 8 months and, with about $75 invested, am CH25 but still only at 22mil power on this account. Significant , but not really that competitive over all. I am being held back by the need for gems that require real money to make any significant difference. Meanwhile, as others note, there are players who spend thousands of dollars and therefore have the ability, and sometimes the temperament, to flatten any in their way. I had quit an earlier game because of one such player and have had 3 teammates quit just this week in current kingdom because of this. Some of the events, like mighty governor, are always won by the high dollar p2w. It is no longer competitive nor fun so I no longer even try to earn a spot; I just cower in my city during KE. There needs to be a threshold for the p2w folks. For example, once you spend over, say, $500 or reach 50 million power, you must migrate to kingdoms set aside for those players.
The ads are absolutely nothing like the game
The game play itself isn’t the best but it definitely is not terrible. The one thing that makes me (and everyone I know) hate this game are the ads, the ads are awful and whatever you call clickbait for games. They are the most clickbait, awful, scummy, annoying ads. I can’t express enough how clickbait these ads are and I’m warning everyone who plays this IT IS NOTHING LIKE THE GAME! The ads started out fine saying you start with a kingdom and work your way up to be among the best of the kingdoms, but now they say stuff like “oH nO mY kInGdOm Is UnDeR aTtAcK i’M gOnNa HaVe To FlEe” which is another thing you can’t do in this game you can’t do anything it says you can in the ads. It is the most scummy thing I’ve ever seen, it gets little kids to think they’re gonna play a really cool kingdom game where you play as a king roaming around the kingdom, but when they get it they just get a mediocre game that you only really play once and has very little game mechanics. I know that the developers won’t respond because they are a bunch of low life scum bag cowards, so here is a message to the developer- Reply to me like a man and I don’t want some robot auto response I want a real human response and demand to change the ads so they are not clickbait, otherwise you will be a coward for not responding to me and a scum bag for scamming kids. I bet that makes you feel good, scamming kids.
Be FOREWARNED: NEW PLAYERS
I have been playing every day since January—and things are starting to change. I never had problems like this when I started (I like the game itself). I put my devoted energy into building a strong city, and I was a head of a small alliance, but now, especially in the last weeks, other players have begun to blatantly break the rules, and they are now randomly attacking smaller players and alliances. They justify this by their own rules. The leader of the main alliance sent me messages ordering me to disband our alliance (we’ve all been working together to build this, of course). His is just a plot to snatch the weaker territories. They send renegades who join our alliance, attack others at free will, then leave quickly. We get blamed, and then just yesterday, my city was attacked, I lost all my newest troops. Last week a stalker teleported on the border of our territory, and attacked all of our farmers, he sent a message “it was fun feeding off you”. This stuff is only allowed during certain events in the game. So yesterday I quit. I disbanded, and I don’t think I want to play the game anymore. If you don’t want frustrations and heartache over lost troops (for no reason), then don’t start playing this game. It will take you a long time to build a strong city, so you should look way ahead before you give up and feeling like you’ve wasted a lot of time (and money! I have spent a lot).
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