The Hobbit: Kingdoms
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Overall, above average in everything, including IAPs cost
- The Hobbit would deserve better
- Too similar to too many games
+ By Kabam
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.
The battle for Middle-earth has just begun! PLAY FOR FREE and join millions worldwide to drive the Goblin hordes from the lands beyond the Misty Mountains in The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth! Gather friends to form powerful Alliances and make your way to the top of the leaderboards. Play as an Elf or Dwarf as you join Gandalf, Bilbo, and Thorin to build your empire and dominate the realm of Middle-earth.
SUMMON LEGENDARY MIDDLE-EARTH HEROES
• Appoint heroes including Gandalf, Legolas and Thorin Oakenshield to lead your troops in battle
AMASS A POWERFUL ARMY
• Join the Elves or Dwarves and train vast armies to rule the realm of Middle-earth
BUILD A MIGHTY FELLOWSHIP
• Connect with fellow players in real-time to build a powerful Alliance to crush the competition
CONQUER CAMPAIGN MODE
Adventure through epic quests to defeat fearsome bosses and the evil Dragon Smaug
RULE YOUR KINGDOM ON-THE-GO
• Strategize against opponents as you bring Middle-earth with you on your mobile device
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Note: A network connection is required to play
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▶ NEW: 3D World Map - The Glory of Middle-earth now in 3 dimensions!
▶ MORE TO COME: Introducing Gem Mining!
▶ Embed Gems in your Gear to increase their base stats!
▶ Mine valuable Gems from Goblin Caverns on the World Map
▶ Battle for Gem mines in open PvP to gain THE edge on your enemies!
▶ Use the Search function to find Goblin Caverns near your cities
Some lists where this application appears: Strategy/Moba.
Too buggy, i have it on galaxy tab II and i can't type on chat
Still map os not in 3d for android and it ia for apple. Also game is moving way to slow.
Bring back goblin kill Events please on map instead of campaign
Graphical issues, static on menus and freezing/lagging when you move the screen. Very enjoyable though. A lot of fun
I had fun with this game until the last update. So many glitches slow the game down until it is almost unplayable.
Would like the updates to go to everyone at once though. Some players seem to get updated before others. All in all its a great game.