Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Any fan of the genre will be surprised at just how much Depths of Peril has to offer.
  2. 84
    Depths of Peril doesn't care to be a book, or a movie, or a soundtrack. It is simply a game, and it is a great game, so long as all you want is a solid, interactive experience with none of the frills of high-budget PC titles.
  3. If "Hellgate" left you with deep wounds of despair, this is the healing potion for you. [June 2008, p.80]
  4. If the idea of hacking through lots (and we mean lots) of monsters, collecting truck loads of loot, customising characters, engaging in diplomacy and ultimately dominating over rival factions doing the same, all without getting too bogged down in things like story or adventure, then Depths of Peril may well be a game for you.
  5. Depths of Peril is the epitome of a good indie game that isn't quite great. It brings some new and innovative stuff to the table, yet does it in a way that many people won't recognize until a big-budget title takes its ideas.
  6. The tutorial will open up the rulebook, but composing winning strategies is a trial-and-error procedure that offers no apologies for its tough-as-nails enemy AI, game-ending scenarios, and multi-tasking mechanics.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. DrewC
    Dec 4, 2008
    Diablo 2 meets civilization (Ive only played these games limitedly, so I cant put a number, insert your own roman numerals though for the best one ever made) in my newest addiction. A great community supporting it, with thoughts of an expansion in the future, with plenty of Game Designer supported Modders currently churning out mods side by side with the patches, this game is it until D3 comes out. A balanced class design with a skill tree without tiers, and the ability to choose an ally that supports your playing style, along with MANY ways to customize your experience/difficulty levels (Hardcore mode, World level, Enemy Agressiveness, all of which are not only changable on the fly, but can be set every time you complete the current world). I just started playing this game recently, and it has fallen into that perfect niche, crossing over gameplay lines with perfect balance, as long as you keep in mind that this is NOT blizzard's development team, but an up and coming (of sorts) software firm, you will not find yourself disappointed. Gameplay=10 Graphics=7 (it runs great on a wide range of computers however, even my little notebook can handle it, and its never choppy, its just a dated graphics style) sound=8 (not quite as dated, but there are mods to be downloaded that easily bump this up to a 10, background music has always annoyed me) learning curve=low learning maximum=deep replay value= 9. Full Review »
  2. Meestyk
    Nov 8, 2007
    A well thought out and satisfactory game. We've enjoyed this one and spent days figuring out new skills and new levels and still on it. A truly fun game if you're into RPG and strategy. All elements are here. This game would get a 10 if it was top notch graphics, a bit dated. You can also mod here. Truly becoming a classic. Support this game if you want improvements. Full Review »
  3. EdwardMcGuire
    May 28, 2009
    DoP is the best Action RPG since Diablo 2, hands down. THe coopetition with the other factions in this game makes for a challenging, frantic pace and the diplomacy adds much needed depth to the hack n slash genre. Being able to keep characters and items from one game to another added to the tile-based maps and random enemies means this game has a ton of replayability. It's such a great game that I've stopped playing much more expensive titles like Sacred 2, Titan Quest, and may even stop playing World of Warcraft to devote more time to Depths of Peril. You can't get a better game for the price, and I've paid more than twice as much for games I like about half as much. Soldak is a company to watch for future titles. Not many indie companies can compete with the big studios, but get your hands on the free demo today! Full Review »