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A Game of Thrones: Genesis (PC DVD)

by Ubisoft
Windows XP / Vista
 Ages 12 and Over
1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM

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  • ASIN: B00524V0ZI
  • Release Date: 30 Sept. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,153 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Game of Thrones - Genesis

Manufacturer's Description

A Game of Thrones - Genesis is the video game adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-seller series of novels "A Song of Ice and Fire". In this real time strategy game, your political prowess will be as important as your strategic and military skills!

A Game of Thrones - Genesis plunges you into the heart of the battles and intrigues between the Families that shaped the Kingdom of Westeros. From Nymeria's arrival in the kingdom of Dorne to the awakening of the "Others" beyond the Wall, you’ll live the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire saga through more than 1000 years of history.

Key Features:

  • TRUE TO THE UNIVERSE OF THE SAGA: The single player campaign, written under the supervision of George R. R. Martin, lets you discover the origins of the story and take part in Westeros’ founding events and largest battles such as Aegon the Conqueror’s invasion on the continent or the War of the Usurper.
  • STRATEGY AT THE HEART: Use your strategic sense to get to victory through military, diplomatic or economical tactics: besiege your opponents, strangle them in an economical war, or even use dirty tricks and diplomacy to politically crush them. Treachery and deception are everywhere, so watch your back and prepare for battle!
  • A GREAT MULTIPLAYER MODE: Up to 8 players confront each other to claim the Iron ¬ Throne in intense games where alliances, betrayals, cheap shots, and pitched battles take place.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If it was free.... i wouldnt play it. 18 Oct. 2011
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a truely terrible game and would not compare favourably to 1997 release Lord's of Magic. Terrible graphics which require a powerfull machine to play, lack of depth in the story and unit content coupled with a myriad of faction's which are basically the same with a different coloured flag.

Add to this that the game is almost unplayable out of the box because of graphics bug's and slow scrolled speed (which cannot easily be adjusted) and you realy should not waste your money. A huge disapointment.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 23 Oct. 2011
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Graphics - Terrible
Gameplay - Woeful

Waste of time and money? - Yes

It is such a shame as I am a big fan of the books - I was hoping for something along the lines of Total War but in the GOT universe.

Could have been so much more.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awful. 1 Oct. 2011
By lee
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
This is one of the most disappointing games i have ever experienced. This is what happens when a company decides to jump on a bandwagon of a popular tv show/book and does nothing to live up to it. This is a case of paying premium money for what is effectively a game ten years old , which i would pay a minimal amount for. Im a fan of strategy type games but this is just so outdated and boring.

Very Very Disappointed!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars More dross from Cyanide 28 Nov. 2011
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the ineptitude on display here. It's done by the same developers that served up the bug ridden Blood Bowl game. I remember thinking that was a shame because I desperately wanted to enjoy Blood Bowl... but surely they couldn't ruin another of my favourite franchises? Actually, you'd better believe it, they can and they did. When are publishers going to sit up and take note that Cyanide cannot be relied upon, and surely the only thing keeping them afloat is the strength of the franchise brand they happen to have purchased. Maybe they should get credit for that at least.
Anyway, I've ranted enough about Cyanide, let me tell you that the game, if you can get it to run despite horrible graphics bugs, is shockingly bad. You have a UI that doesn't convey information, units that can't be selected, and it's a great pity because some of the ideas and spy concepts are actually quite neat. Concepts mean squat without a decent implementation though.
Avoid - get your GoT fix through the books or TV series instead.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Annoying 4 Oct. 2011
By Kaitel
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a massive fan of the books so thought this game would help me understand the positions of the lesser towns/castles in Westeros, but no, they all look the same and are generically named just Town or Castle, the Lord of each faction has the same Avatar, the banners of each unit are too small that even when zoomed in its an effort to figure out which house they belong to. The micromanagement is just annoying, you constantly have to keep looking at each dull town to make sure no envoys are taking it from your control. Just doesn't capture the imagination, it's like a very early Settlers game set on a poor Westeros map. They had a few promising ideas with spies and other minor things but they failed to implement them well. I was hoping for a game where you could recruit knights to your cause from each castle, with their own traits and soldiers, sort of like The Lords of Midnight and Doomdarks Revenge, classic Spectrum games from the past that would fit more with the political intrigue of GoT, but no, here you just buy as many generic knights as you can afford which equals BORING. Save your money and wait for Stronghold 3 which looks much more promising.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. 30 Sept. 2011
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
This really is a disappointing effort, I was expecting something epic and engaging and what I have ended up with is a throw away retro throwback. The game is just generally quite shoddy, had it been released 6-8 years ago I might have been satisfied with the graphics though compared to other recent releases they really do just extremely dated. The same thing goes for the game play, while it has a few novel features compared to other recent releases it is nothing new and is not likely to hold your attention for long.

This game might be worth buying in several months as a £4 bargin, it should keep you entertained on a boring afternoon though that is about all you can really expect from it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Micromanage your way to war... 22 Nov. 2011
Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
Now admittedly by selecting to do a computer game based on Game of Thrones they bit off a great deal, sadly it seems to have been far more than they could actually chew.

You can see what they were attempting to do, write a game in which the political manouevering before the war starts is just as important as the war. Unfortunately the political manouevering seems to involve sending millions of tiny people to certain places to do not very well definied things, while stopping your enemies sending their tiny men to places, or if they have using spies to spot what they have done.

You constantly have to keep the little men on the move, protected, working, and stopping your enemy from doing the same to you. Which even on the first few levels can get a bit overwhelming.

The combat when war finally comes is... lacklustre shall we say.

I wouldn't reccomend this game to a fan of the books. I wouldn't reccomend it to a fan of RTS games either. I am sure however there are a number of people who would enjoy the game it's just not for me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great game
Published 3 months ago by steen jensen
1.0 out of 5 stars got
can not play it cause the last user has not deleted the account and is probably still playing it not happy to stream he still owns the game
Published 16 months ago by Christopher Bulman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite
Not as good as I thought it might have been given how it is playing on the popular TV series
Published 22 months ago by joethebow
1.0 out of 5 stars What is this nonsense?
I meant to write this review when this first came out to alert people of how seriously bad this game is! Read more
Published on 29 Jan. 2013 by Xiphius
1.0 out of 5 stars I cant load it to play it!
I have tried to load this game but after installing the key code is rejected,this has never happened with any other game i have bought. Read more
Published on 1 Sept. 2012 by germanwolf
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst RTS I have ever played.
This game is simply terrible.

The game play is atrocious.
The story is rubbish.
There is absolutely no diversity between the different factions. Read more
Published on 24 April 2012 by Mr. M. C. Merison
2.0 out of 5 stars complicated and limited
I bought this games after being a massive fan of the books, and playing many games (such as Age of Empires, Total War series, DDO, Neverwinter Nights 1 & 2, the list goes on), and... Read more
Published on 1 Jan. 2012 by gareth
1.0 out of 5 stars What a load of rubbish
Like many avid Game of Throne I was really looking forward to playing this, only to find it to be a load of c*** on a stick. Read more
Published on 20 Dec. 2011 by Vertigate
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as bad as many say
Forget the Single Player Campaign. It sucks, big time. The House vs. House mode offers some new and cool mechanics, and although there are problems remaining, at least some of them... Read more
Published on 28 Oct. 2011 by Stefan Sasse
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible let down
The books are amazing, and the tv show is an ok adaptation.

This game is the worst game I've ever played. Read more
Published on 27 Oct. 2011 by Rob Hiscock
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