Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

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Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way.
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About Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth

About this game

Based on Ken Follett's world-bestseller, ‘The Pillars of the Earth’ retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new interactive way. Play as Jack, Aliena and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues.

12th century, England: In a time of great poverty and war, a small town begins the construction of a cathedral to claim wealth and security for its people. In their struggle to survive, lives and destinies intertwine. Philip the monk becomes prior of the small abbey of Kingsbridge. At the same time, a boy called Jack is raised in the woods by his outlawed mother. His apprenticeship as a stonemason paves his way to become a gifted master builder. Together with the disgraced noblewoman Aliena, Jack and Philip begin the construction of one of the greatest cathedrals England will ever see.

FEATURES

  • One of the most successful novels of all time, now adapted as a three-part videogame series
  • Change events from the novel and influence the fates of its characters
  • Follow an epic of war, conspiracies and romance spanning over 30 years
  • Three different playable characters: Jack the outsider, Aliena the noblewoman and Philip the monk
  • Brings the 12th century to life with over 200 handpainted backgrounds
  • Fully animated in a unique 2D style
  • Optimized for use with controller and mouse
  • Orchestral Soundtrack by the FILMharmonic Orchestra, Prague
  • Full voice over in English and German, featuring Glen McCready as Philip, Naomi Sheldon as Aliena and Cody Molko and Alex Jordan as the young and adult Jack
  • With a special appearance by Ken Follett as the voice of the Cantor

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
August 14, 2017
Developer:
Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher:
Daedalic Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English +
Steam Deck Support:
Unsupported
Link:
Genres:
Story Rich
Adventure

Point & Click

Interactive Fiction

Casual

Choose Your Own Adventure
Themes:
Medieval
Based On A Novel

Atmospheric
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
Choices Matter
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Steam Cloud

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 200 series with at least 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Recommended:

  • OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD R7 200 series, GeForce GTX 500 series
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
  • Processor: 2,6 Ghz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris 550
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16 bit

Recommended:

  • OS: Mac OSX 10.12
  • Processor: 2,9 Ghz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with at least 1GB
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16 bit

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 or newer
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 200 series with at least 1GB and proprietary drivers, latest OpenGL driver
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Card with latest drivers

Recommended:

  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD R7 200 series, GeForce GTX 500 series with at least 1GB and proprietary drivers, latest OpenGL driver
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Card with latest drivers

Critic Reviews

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IGN Spain

78 / 100
"Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a respectful game, a different way to live and expand the experience of the best seller and also a curious experience due to its easy...

PC Games

80 / 100
"The first episode of Daedalics The Pillars of the Earth is beautifully designed, has a great presentation but slightly too little gameplay. However it gives you a thrilling and...

Gameblog.fr

90 / 100
"The pillars of the Earth is a medieval ode. It is a true artistic and narrative success that captivates your attention and immerses you in a truly enchanting Middle Age era."
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Easy
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Relax & enjoy! 55.32%  of players consider this game to be Easy

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Completionist! 20.41%  of players have Conquered It

Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth User Reviews

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Average score from 27 ratings
79% of users would recommend this.
4.3

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It comes as no surprise that games are probably one of the best mediums to deliver a message. The effective reason being the flexibility that games offer, and one prime example is undoubtedly Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, the original books now offered in a point and click adventure one sure to make you engrossed in one of the best 19th-century fiction novels to ever come out. [h2][b][u] About The Game [/u][/b][/h2] Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is a point-and-click adventure video game developed and published by Daedelic Entertainment who are known for making such games. It is based on Ken Follet’s award-winning 1989 novel of the same name, which was adapted as a videogame across 21 playable chapters. Book 1 of the game was released on 16 August 2017, Book 2 on 13 December 2017, and Book 3 on 29 March 2018. [h1][b][u]Gameplay[/u][/b][/h1] The gameplay is your pretty standard point-and-click stuff. You control your character to just follow through with whatever subsequent quest that is displayed over the screen. There are mini-games, you can also interact with the fellow NPCs, it's designed in such a way that the player can fully experience the story without fretting about the game controls or other “standard” gaming issues, perfect for people who play games to experience a well-written story over crazy game mechanics. The art is well done, it's like a picture book but alive, really mesmerizing the same can be said about the soundtracks simply put they are wonderful and soothing to anyone who hears them. Talking about the story, this is where it truly shines and solidifies its place as one of the best games out there. The story is phenomenal, unlike the books, different endings are depending upon your action, which is great, the characters, the entire setting is truly mind-blowing. The characters grow on you, the game questions one’s conscience, spirituality, right and wrong, and ultimately what makes us human after all. I wouldn’t dare to spoil the story, it is something everyone should enjoy firsthand, I suggest going back and reading the original books after completing the game, gives you a new look at the whole thing. [h1][b][u]PROS[/u][/b][/h1] [list] [*] Simple gameplay, targeted towards really casual video game players. [*] Great art and soothing OSTs [*] One of the best story-based games out there [/list] [h1][b][u]CONS[/u][/b][/h1] [list] [*] Overpriced, would suggest to get it at sale...
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Fanatical User
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Good point and click adventure game. One of Daedalic's best point and click adventure games. High production values than most of their other games. I look forward to playing it.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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Love the story, art, and game mechanics.
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Good story

Fanatical User
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Great story! If you like point and click style games with a plot give this game a try. There isn't much gameplay but there are branching paths.
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Recommended

Fanatical User
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It's bought at a discount. The collection is still very good
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Dario
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Good graphic adventure, Daedalic has its own style and I think the game is totally worth the price. You can give a try. Often on discount, so...
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Rosamund
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The game's great, the story flows as you open the chapters. The visual makes you dwell into the game. Dang!
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Some of the best writing you'll find in a modern video game

MushiMinion
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A fantastic example of a modern point and click adventure game. Most multi-million dollar productions from the big developers don't have writing nearly as good as this.
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Relax and Enjoy! 94% of GameFAQs users said Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is Simple or Easy.
No, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is not currently playable on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6670, GeForce GTX 200 series with at least 1GB
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
Recommended:
  • OS: Win 7, 8, 10, 32/64-bit
  • Processor: Quad Core CPU
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD R7 200 series, GeForce GTX 500 series
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card with latest drivers
Minimum:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
  • Processor: 2,6 Ghz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris 550
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16 bit
Recommended:
  • OS: Mac OSX 10.12
  • Processor: 2,9 Ghz Intel Core i5
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with at least 1GB
  • Storage: 11 GB available space
  • Sound Card: 16 bit
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 15 hours. 87% of users played Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth for over 12 hours.
80% of critics on Metacritic recommend Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. The Metascore is 78 out of 100.
79% of Fanatical users recommend Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth. The average review score is 4.3/5
Yes, 79% of Fanatical users and 80% of critics on Metacritic recommend Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth.
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth was released on August 14, 2017
Yes, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth supports MacOS.
Yes, Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth supports Linux.
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth is published by Daedalic Entertainment
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth was developed by Daedalic Entertainment
Fanatical users tagged Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth as Story Rich, Adventure, Point & Click, and Interactive Fiction
Fanatical users tagged Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth as Medieval, Based On A Novel, and Atmospheric
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth as Story Rich
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth as Point & Click

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