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Kenshi

A free-roaming squad based RPG.

Kenshi is an action role-playing game made and published by Lo-Fi Games. Research new equipment and craft new gear. Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business. Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh desert. Train your men up from puny victims to master warriors. Carry your wounded squad mates to safety and get them all home alive.

Game Info

Release Date: 6 Dec, 2018
Developer: Lo-Fi Games
Publisher: Lo-Fi Games
Genre: Action, Indie, RPG
Rating: 87/100

Kenshi

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System Requirements

Minimum Specifications


OS: Win 7
CPU: Dual-core 64-bit
RAM: 6 GB
GRAPHIC: Pixel shader 3.0 capable card
HDD: 14 GB

Recommended Specifications


OS: Win 10
CPU: Quad-core 64-bit
RAM: 16 GB
GRAPHIC: Pixel shader 3.0 capable card
HDD: 14 GB

Game Features:

  • Freeform gameplay in a seamless game world in the largest single-player RPG world since Daggerfall, stretching over 870 square kilometers. The game will never seek to limit you or restrict your personal play style.
  • Dynamic, ever changing world. Support or hinder whoever you wish, or keep to yourself, the world won’t stop moving. This is not just a “game”, you are living and surviving in a simulated world.
  • Get captured by cannibals and eaten alive, or sold off by slavers and forced to work in the mines. These are not scripted events, just a regular part of this chaotic world that ruins your life by chance. Anything can happen, yet anything can be overcome if you have the strength.
  • Custom design as many characters as you want and build up a whole squad to fight for you. Characters will grow and become stronger with experience, not just in their stats but their appearance too.
  • Absolutely no Level-scaling. The world does not level up along with you, and the shops don’t change their inventory to only items matching your level. At the start of the game almost everyone will be stronger than you, and survival will always be a struggle. The game won’t hold your hand or help you when you’re down.
  • Original take on the RTS-RPG hybrid genre. No “hero” characters with artificially stronger stats than everybody else- Every character and NPC you meet is potentially an equal, and has a name, a life.
  • Realistic medical system that affects gameplay. A character with a wounded leg will limp or crawl and slow the party down, wounded arms means you must use your sword one-handed or not at all. Severe injuries will result in amputees needing robotic limb replacements. Blood loss means you can pass out, and the blood will attract predators. A character’s stats are affected by equipment, encumbrance, blood loss, injuries and starvation.
  • You are not the chosen one. You’re not great and powerful. You don’t have more ‘hitpoints’ than everyone else. You are not the center of the universe, and you are not special. Unless you work for it.
  • Intelligent AI that allows for characters to reason and work towards long-term goals and desires. Squads work together and carry their wounded to safety. Characters can be setup to take care of micromanagement for you and run production in your base.
  • Build a base where you can research new technologies, upgrade your defences and craft new gear.
  • Aid or oppose the various factions in the world while striving for the strength and wealth necessary to simply survive in the harsh environment.
  • Purchase and upgrade your own buildings to use as safe fortified havens when things go bad, or use them to start up a business.
  • Independently developed with no design influences, or alterations dictated by men in gray suits who have never played a game before in their lives.
  • Variation and possibilities of gameplay. Be good, be evil, be a businessman, be a thief, live in a town, live in the desert, travel alone, travel in hordes, build a fortress, raze a city. Devote yourself to freeing slaves, or maybe end up a slave yourself.
  • Original game world. There are no fantasy-knock-off cliches. No magic.

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Kenshi Review

8.7 Total Score
Superb

Kenshi is a free-roaming squad based RPG focusing on open-ended sandbox gameplay features rather than a linear story. Be a trader, a thief, a rebel, a warlord, an adventurer, a farmer, a slave, or just food for the cannibals. You create a character in a post apocalyptic fuadal japan-ish world, and from there your on your own. You can be a merchant, thieve, doctor, shop owner, start your own town/outpost, craft your own weapons and armor, build different kind of functional buildings, research technology to build/craft even better stuff. You can train in fighting, recruit an army of any size, and control and train each person individually. There is no limit but your own imagination. And with a modding and creation kit much like that of Skyrim, you can create what you want. That is the fun of Kenshi you can fight, trade and explore your way around and even make a settlement. The hidden story is interesting and the music is haunting and beautiful. There is quite the learning curve but getting over it is part of the joy of experiencing this world. Really a labour of love from the developers and there is an active modding community. The harmony between all the game elements in Kenshi transcends the game into a new experience, a new genre by which we measure other games against for a long time.

Very Good
8.7
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