Some dude named Isaiah once wrote in the Bible: And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance [GN score 9 out of 10], in some ways, is an inverse telling of that biblical verse. As Henry, the everyman son of a blacksmith, you start this tale of redemption and revenge as an overgrown boy getting into mischief with your bros. But stuff gets real in 15th century Middle Ages. Henry has his hometown burned to the ground and begins life as a refugee across the Kingdom of Bohemia.
This trailer depicts some of that "deliverance" you see in the game's subtitle. But don't worry, there's plenty of drunkenness, womanizing, and medieval murder to keep you busy long before you take any oath to become a man of the cloth.
Developer Warhorse Studios is still smashing bugs across its vast and ambitious gameplay landscape. But if you've got the patience and a solid gaming rig, you'll find an RPG occupying a wonderfully niche space. It's one of the best role-playing games I've played in years.
Kingdom Come is out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.