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
Summon your Heroes, train your troops, and arm your forces for the Desolation of Smaug Expansion Pack. The evil Dragon Smaug awaits you – strike him down and reclaim Middle-earth today!
- Add your name to Middle-earth’s glorious history and defeat Smaug the Stupendous
- Earn New Armor and Weapons for your Heroes!
- Equip your Heroes with crafted armor sets and specialized weapons!
- Collect and upgrade Middle-earth’s Mightiest gear
- 4th Cities: Start a new City and unlock Beorn and Tauriel
Kabam will make you want to rip your own eyeballs out.
The new update is very glitchy. Having alot of issues. Please fix thanks.
My food ptoduction was 493k with the help of a level 205 heroe. Now after the update my food production is only 7k please fix this.
It would be much better if they made a free PC version or a in browser because handheld devices lag out!!!
is crashing been playing this for a year and im in the middle of a tournament getting irritated
I'm addicted to the game