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Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34

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  1. Mar 8, 2011
    if you like fantasy action RPG , then I reccomand Avencast Rise of the Mage for you.
    good action , good graphic , nice sound , good levels , good system. this masterpiece is perfect for fantasy action RPG fans.
  2. May 15, 2012
    I say that this is a game very difficult to play for the first time, and is very scary!
    Still, you have an arsenal of spectacular spells and the graphic makes this beautiful.
    But it's too short, once you have done everything, to replay the game is boring.
    But it works!
  3. Dec 9, 2012
    I personally loved the game. The scenario is very good but rather typical, the gameplay adds action and rpg elements to create something most entertaining and the graphics are sooo awsome ! The only drawback is that I found it TOO hard, even on normal difficulty. Anyway, I would recommend it to any guy who likes fantasy stories and has a lot of patience
  4. Jun 9, 2013
    Great game, much under appreciated. Such a hidden gem, i recommend it to anyone for its great fun, interesting combat system. Its one of those games you didn't expect to be much but then you are surprised.
  5. Nov 1, 2014
    I believe that this game is the very definition of a hidden gem. The combat is fun, pretty and your different spells have different effects. The story is great since you are starting of small and then it just keeps growing and into something epic. To many games undervalue the mage but this one gives you a glimpse of what they can be.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. This is a single-player title that would do well to introduce newer players to the genre, but will give veterans a nice old-school experience.
  2. 81
    If you're looking for a short, fun, single-player romp through magical realms on your PC, this game is a great choice to satisfy that urge.
  3. AceGamez
    After some time playing Avencast: Rise of the Mage, I discovered that sadly it's not the wizard experience I was hoping for, with all its talk of ditching maths for more shooter-style gameplay - both of which it achieves to varying degrees.