Beyond Divinity PC

Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
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  1. Not a "Diablo II" killer or a vast improvment over the first Divinity title, it is however a sometimes frustrating game, with limited replay value.
  2. My conundrum is that despite the issues and glaring oversights, Beyond Divinity is still fun to play.
  3. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Those that appreciate long, deep and difficult RPGs will have their hands full with Beyond Divinity. I can honestly say that this game is beyond me. I've played it for days and I still don't really know what the hell I'm doing.
  4. Beyond Divinity is like a rigged slot machine; you always win the same amount you put in, but the jackpot never comes. You’ll continue to play because you have nothing to lose, but it’s not as exciting.
  5. You will inevitably find yourself getting tired of all the levers and keys, and frustrated by the scripting bugs and inventory glitches.
  6. Larian has escaped formulaic RPGs and brought us a game truly worth the 80+ hours it takes to discover everything within. Fans of the "Baldur's Gate" and "Icewind Dale" series will find something familiar here and experience a strange form of nostalgia.
  7. An incredibly generic RPG. Often playable, but sometimes frustrating and never original through its 100 hours plus playing time. In a PC market that thrives on innovation, Larian Games seem to have missed something fundamental.
  8. 68
    I just plain old got bored with the game. The occasional clunkiness of both the presentation and the interface didn't bother me, but when the thrill of getting new items began to diminish under the realisation that the developers had little else up their sleeve other than to keep heaping monsters and loot onto me then I just gave up.
  9. The problem with the story in Beyond Divinity -- advertised as “deep and detailed” on the game’s web site -- is that there isn’t really one.
  10. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    While the writing is more polished this time around, the dialogue remains inconsistent in voice. For every dramatic moment, there's a completely out-of-place near-verbatim take on "Monty Python,' or a silly inside joke. [Aug 2004, p.58]
  11. It has a refreshing sense of humor.
  12. We can overlook the dingy appearance of the redesigned world, but the new style of play, involving a pair of bonded characters and a sort of extra-dimensional training area known as The Battlefields, adds layers of unnecessary complication.
  13. Computer Gaming World
    60
    In spite of any number of small improvements, the new game feels more stale and by-the-numbers than the first one. [Aug 2004, p.78]
  14. Ostensibly worthy, but fundamentally uninspiring – the only value is the size.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. Dean
    Feb 23, 2005
    1
    This is the most disappointing rpg title i have ever had the opportunity to play. Amongst the numerous reasons for this, is its lack of plot, This is the most disappointing rpg title i have ever had the opportunity to play. Amongst the numerous reasons for this, is its lack of plot, infuriating battlefields with limitless foes and no big bad guy, a must in my opinion, and frustrating interface. It is absolutely no comparison to the epic boiware rpgs, so if that is what youre looking for don't pursue beyond divinity. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2011
    10
    the game had an interesting plot, a bunch of interesting characters, reasonable gameplay and it was pretty long too. defiantly recommendedthe game had an interesting plot, a bunch of interesting characters, reasonable gameplay and it was pretty long too. defiantly recommended

    but if you want to enjoy the game you have to realize the truth.. you will never escape the demonic world where the game takes place
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  3. AndrewS.
    May 5, 2004
    10
    Class...pure class.