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  • Summary: Daemonica is a 3D interactive mystery set in medieval England. Take on the role of Nicholas Farepoynt, an investigator who can talk to the Dead. You will explore the dark surroundings of the slowly dying city of Cavorn, talk to both the living and dead to gather information, punish the deserved, collect herbs to make potions and enhance your senses and slowly discover what role you will play in all of this. As you strive to solve the murder of a young girl, more dead appear and the town starts to slip into insanity. A grim, long-forgotten secret, something that should never see the light of day, again slowly awakes. [Meridian4] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. A supremely wonderful adventure game with some dark subject matter. Though it has some faults, they are very small and don't really detract from the great story. Get this if you love a good mystery adventure.
  2. There's a lot to love about Daemonica, from the overwhelming sense of despair that permeates the sad town you explore to the unique methods used to conduct your investigations.
  3. While Daemonica isn’t going to be for everyone, those looking for an entertaining and well written title will have a good time with it.
  4. We like Daemonica for its refreshing variations on tired themes, and a sincere attempt to introduce a nifty potion-mixing element into its chilling story.
  5. 70
    Nothing in Daemonica stands out as particularly weak, but aside from the main character traversing into the land of the dead to talk to murder victims, there's little of particular note.
  6. Daemonica is not the kind of RPG that will appeal to most hardcore gamers. [July 2006, p.77]
  7. An average idea made even worse by the poor execution. [Aug 2006, p.81]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. MarkC.
    Apr 4, 2006
    10
    Loved it! Finally a horror game that plays with your head and doesn't rely solely on cheap 'jump out and scare you' tactics. I really hope there a sequel... Expand
  2. Claudio
    Apr 4, 2006
    9
    Solid adventure game. This is not what you would call a traditional adventure game. The inclusion of action elements and 3D environments are nice touches. Talking to the dead doesn't hurt either ;) Expand
  3. DonT.
    Apr 5, 2006
    9
    Dark moody soundtrack fit beautifully with the depressed village. Top down view worked well for me, soemthing different in an adventure game. The main character out Grissoms Grissom! A medieval CSI who also talks to the dead. Who thinks these things up?? I love it! Expand
  4. JamesW.
    Apr 22, 2006
    3
    This game heavily reminds me of those text adventure games from the early 1980's, in which you have to find the right specific combination of inane clues to progress. The graphics in this game are essentially window dressing: this is an infocom adventure. Collapse