John Shafer’s At The Gates – Mini Review!

What is it?

Jon Shafer’s At The Gates is a game designed by Civilization V designer Jon Shafer. You are a dark age lord building a kingdom to replace the crumbling Roman Empire. Manage your clans, explore the landscape around you, harvest its resources, and build a mighty economic and military machine.



Interesting concept.
Not the best looking.
Not fun.


I’m not a fan of Jon Shafer’s At The Gates. Maybe I approached it in the wrong frame of mind, but I just couldn’t get into it. It lacked the one core component that any gamer looks for in a game – it isn’t fun. I’d avoid it if I were you.


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