The Hobbit: Kingdoms
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads
- Overall, above average in everything, including IAPs cost
- The Hobbit would deserve better
- Too similar to too many games
The Hobbit management game
It should happen that we all are quite surprised by Kabam's choice on developing a management game based on The Hobbit, and not an adventure game or whatsoever. More odd seems the initial choice between dwarves or elves when we talk about a film in which elves take only a secondary role. Storyline gets odder when you realize that it takes place after [spoiler] Smaug's defeat [/spoiler], or at least that's what we would expect, though we can't tell for sure because an in-game Gandalf says that elves and dwarves wrestle over the Misty Mountain but cooperate to fend off the goblin hordes from beyond (really? wow! the goblin hordes from Angmar have arrived?)
Now that's obvious that Tolkien purists are running away from this piece of heresy to Middle Earth lore, let's focus on the game itself. It's a crude management game, in which you have to create farms (be warned, both "dwarven farm" and "elven farm" are concepts beyond our understanding) to increase your city's population, train troops and assign heroes to lead them. Of course, you can't do anything without resources, so that will be your main goal: to get in-game (wood, gold, etc) and premium (mithril) resources. There's a social side, too, as you can take part in online competitions and forge alliances with other players, namely your friends. In order to do so, an online real-time chat has been included as a feature.
Don't misunderstand this review. The Hobbit is a good management game, full of the best features from other games in the management genre, and its many in-app purchases are cheaper than other similar games'. However, we'd rather prefer that a solemn franchise as The Hobbit got something better than an Arcane Empires Middle-Earth skin.
Gandalf, Bilbo, Thorin and thousands of players require your help to pacify the Goblin threat in the new combat strategy game from Kabam. Play as an Elf or a Dwarf, build up your city, and destroy the Goblins. But remember - the rift between Elves and Dwarves runs deep!
Massively Multiplayer Strategy Action
✔ Join thousands of other players worldwide
✔ Forge diplomatic alliances with other leaders
✔ Train vast armies to rid the land of Goblins
✔ Conquer enemies across Middle-earth
✔ Upgrade buildings and weapons to strengthen your city
✔ Plan strategy in real time live chat
✔ Participate in tournaments for valuable rewards
Elf and Dwarf Player Factions
✔ Play as Elf or Dwarf, with unique buildings, troops, and quests
✔ Meet Bilbo, Gandalf, and other characters from the movie
✔ Appoint heroes like Legolas and Thorin Oakenshield to lead your troops
✔ Conquer the terrors of Mirkwood and bring peace to Rhovanion
✔ and much, much more!
Note: A network connection is required to play
- Introducing Campaign Alliance Boss Battles: Battle notorious villains of Middle-earth with your alliancemates in Campaign Mode!
- Moon Rune rewards: Get free items for sticking around - tap the full moon in City View to view runes and collect rewards!
- Look out for new City Building events in the Event Center
- Various performance improvements and bug fixes
You can play and easily grow with or without spending money. Good Fun.
I've been playing for a few days and got my might up and was about to march on enemy territory for the first time then a pop up said there was a fatal error press ok to restart but before plot was even finished reloading it said the same thing over and ov
Only players who spend win. If u do spend u get sh**.
Fun to play. Interesting interactions and alliances in Tolkien 's world.
Really fun game, going to be playing for a while. Only downside for me is that it crashes a lot. I will minimize the game and to check something and when I try to go back the game crashes. Also happens when I start the game for the first time after an hou
Love this game
I wish more app designers put this much work into their product. I only wish time wasn't as much of a factor lol...either way...great game! Also get screwed alot in chests and tokens you buy, kabam has shorted me several times without compensation