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Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 Ratings

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  • Summary: Dungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed. You begin as a humble farmer, and as you travel through the world and gain new skills, you can gather a party of up to eight characters to aid you. Dungeon Siege impels the player into one over-the-top battle after the other as the storyline unfolds and a larger plot begins to reveal itself. A world of adventure where you can explore sprawling landscapes in a seamlessly unfolding story awaits. [Microsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    It not only takes what other games have done and makes them better, it creates a style and ambience that is all it’s own, this is one game that no gamer should miss, it really is just that good, and that is why I have no problem giving it a perfect score.
  2. The most remarkable achievement that I noticed during my all-too-short time with DS is the utter and complete absence of loading times anywhere, in any level. [June 2002, p.85]
  3. This isn't groundbreaking, but it covers all bases with style and top-notch execution. [17 May 2002, p.82]
  4. It's remarkably involving, challenging players without overwhelming them. [July 2002, p.62]
  5. 89
    The graphics are well polished and the game so addictive that it will keep you hacking, slashing, and casting for a good long while.
  6. Its polished interface, accessible gameplay, and exceptional graphics make Dungeon Siege a first-rate action RPG.
  7. It's positively gorgeous, but playing through the majority of the title feels more like a chore than it does like fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 5 out of 28
  1. Mar 29, 2013
    10
    I love the dungeon Siege series, but this has to be the best one from it. The game is so simple to understand and had a good story. The graphics may not be the best, but, who gives a crap about that anyways? They were good for it's time. It's a great role playing, action game. Even though the game came out 11 years ago, it's still epic. 10 out of 10 Expand
  2. Dec 22, 2010
    10
    I'm sorry but this game just absolutely kicks Diablo II's ass. The graphics are nice looking, gameplay is great and you feel like there is a purpose of playing this, unlike diablo. Huge amount of spells to use and having a party of adventurers to deal with adds to the enjoyment of the campaign. Also an amazing soundtrack to this game as well. I'm not sure how you can say this game is boring without saying Diablo is even worse as the gameplay is similar, but DS is by far superior. Expand
  3. Dec 2, 2011
    10
    I enjoyed this game very much, its probably the best out of the entire series... it is a little bit like icewind dale, baldurs gate, etc... but this one u get guns, u get a large party of heroes, and it just never seems to get old, i just wish it never had an ending Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2011
    9
    Simple, maybe repetitive, but really entertaining! Just don't consider it too much a RPG.. maybe more like a Beat'em Up xD this for the gameplay... The story is amazing, well built and with a lot of secondary quests. Last but not least, the graphics, we are talking about a 2002 game... and it's great! Give it a try! Expand
  5. Aug 4, 2013
    9
    Odlična strategija sa elementima fantazije, leveli su dosta raznoliki i šareni tako da nema monotonije, soundtrack je odličan......................... Expand
  6. Mar 8, 2013
    9
    This game set the bar quite high for its day. I can think of few games of its time that were so beautiful. There wasn't much in the way of complex plot I can recall. They let the land tell the story and made sure it could. Sure it was a mindless hack and slash. But that was part of the simple joy of it. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2013
    6
    Well, graphically this game clearly looks awful now but who cares, it's not about that. I guess the primary problem is now is that while you can see the incredible influence this game has had on others, unfortunately its progeny such as Torchlight completely blow it out of the water now making this feel like just a basic grinder. Expand

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