Parents' Guide to

Mordheim: City of the Damned

By Franklin Rinaldi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Brutal, unforgiving strategy game tests skills, patience.

Game Windows 2015
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Very challenging fun game

Game is set in a city in the Warhammer universe where several factions are trying to obtain a rare material called Wyrdstones. Turn based game where you control a faction and fight other factions. Minimal violence. Undead faction has a somewhat lewd quest giver that has massive cleavage

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Easy to play/use

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Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

This is an excellent turn-based strategy game that stretches the limits of patience while also making you care greatly for your warband. That's particularly noteworthy since they're vicious killers, only seeking power to eliminate any challengers to their acquisition of magical items and power. The ability to beat the odds, develop strategies, and synchronize skills among your warband party members to become more effective in eliminating challenges to your eventual fame and fortune is epic. The character customization, progression, and skill trees are incredibly deep, which will keep players busy for a long time.

Never mind the occasional rage, tears of frustration, and sadness at losing a key member of your team. Those are just aspects of the game that push you to try new, more creative tactics, and remember that any battle you're engaged in can turn against you quickly if you're not paying attention to what your enemies are doing and responding to their tactics and attacks. Be warned -- you'll be pushed and punished just as hard, if not more, than you are rewarded in each mission. That's what makes Mordheim: City of the Damned great; just remember that as you yell at your monitor after your latest reload that you're having fun. There are a couple of downsides, such as terrible loading times between missions. Even on a fast machine, load times can take forever. Also, the randomness of the failure rate is quite high; even when an ability says you have a 80 percent chance of success, you still seem to fail -- a lot. That means that there's no sure thing in any battle, which spikes the difficulty higher than it needs to be. Initially, it will feel like the game is cheating and you're destined to lose, but this is also part of its charm, because it perfectly mirrors the difficulty of the original tabletop version of the game. Overall, if you're a strategy, fantasy, or role-playing fan who's willing to put up with a challenge and some frustration, Mordheim: City of the Damned could be the game for you.

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