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4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 96 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 54 out of 96

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  1. Jul 8, 2011
    7
    I actually really liked it in its present state now that it's been patched a lot. Freeing Orc held towns is great fun. It's also huge (probably where they went wrong in being too ambitious). Still got a lot of bugs but I could get round them. Certainly gave me a lot of fun for a long time.
  2. RickR
    Dec 13, 2008
    0
    This game is horrible. The Gothic series is the greatest RPG ever, Gothic3 had serious performance problems though. This one is all the performance problems plus some, horrible questing, the dialogue makes no sense whatsoever. The web site talks about new technology to make the game better. There is absolutely no evidence of that anywhere. Save often, save often, save often. Ever read a This game is horrible. The Gothic series is the greatest RPG ever, Gothic3 had serious performance problems though. This one is all the performance problems plus some, horrible questing, the dialogue makes no sense whatsoever. The web site talks about new technology to make the game better. There is absolutely no evidence of that anywhere. Save often, save often, save often. Ever read a manual for a new piece of equipment and it was obviously translated from some other language by a non native English speaker? That is exactly what the dialog is like. Much of the previous Gothic game controls were not implemented. You can steal everything and nobody challenges you so no need for thieving skills in a RPG. You can steal so much you never need to buy anything, you never run out of food, potions, weapons or spells. You find epic weapons all over the place that would typically be few and far between. You want for nothing, who said character development? Any length the game has is due to ridiculous quests that appear to exist only to make the game seem longer. There is some new content to the game, looks like someone started to do something interesting, just never completed it. There could not have been any quality control at all, you can't even complete a main game quest without a patch. Very big disappointment, very frustrating game, save your money. Start another WoW toon, get Witcher or play Gothic 1 and 2 again. Lets hope the Gothic4 developers get that one right and give us something that's worthy of our hard earned dollars and gaming time. Expand
  3. Manraynor
    Dec 3, 2009
    1
    Horrible Horrible Horrible ... Worst game IN THE SERIES. I don't call this game gothic 3 , hell not even Gothic , but i'll call this just FORSAKEN GODS. The problems with it : It is soooo buggy , the story and quests are so dull / lame / boring and feels EMPTY. The engine runs worser than Gothic 3 and i finally figured out why they didnt sell this at retail when i ordered for 5$ Horrible Horrible Horrible ... Worst game IN THE SERIES. I don't call this game gothic 3 , hell not even Gothic , but i'll call this just FORSAKEN GODS. The problems with it : It is soooo buggy , the story and quests are so dull / lame / boring and feels EMPTY. The engine runs worser than Gothic 3 and i finally figured out why they didnt sell this at retail when i ordered for 5$ from Ebay ... Because this game SUCKS. Collapse
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    8
    My review is based on the Enhanced Edition from Steam.
    I just finished playing Forsaken Gods and honestly I did not find that many bugs if any noteworthy ones.
    I play games for the Gameplay and the story and I played Gothic 3, so to finally after many years, to buy the standalone expansion was a must. I cannot understand the low score people give this game, but I guess most of it is
    My review is based on the Enhanced Edition from Steam.
    I just finished playing Forsaken Gods and honestly I did not find that many bugs if any noteworthy ones.
    I play games for the Gameplay and the story and I played Gothic 3, so to finally after many years, to buy the standalone expansion was a must. I cannot understand the low score people give this game, but I guess most of it is based on the original edition and not the Enhanced one. If you like me loved the game and the story of Gothic 3 and even the Gothic Saga, then do not cheat yourself out of this experience. Forsaken Gods is the final link between Gothic 3 and Gothic 4.
    Just make sure you get the Enhanced Edition, then you should be flying. vanAndesen
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  5. Oct 14, 2011
    0
    Im not gonna say its the worst game in the series, because i dont even consider it as a part of the glorious Gothic franchise. Im gonna say though that its one of the worst games ever made. Im giving it a 0 due to the amount of bugs, which might make the game LITERALLY unplayable. If you even get this thing to work, you might not even be able to beat it, because the quests and NPCs areIm not gonna say its the worst game in the series, because i dont even consider it as a part of the glorious Gothic franchise. Im gonna say though that its one of the worst games ever made. Im giving it a 0 due to the amount of bugs, which might make the game LITERALLY unplayable. If you even get this thing to work, you might not even be able to beat it, because the quests and NPCs are bugged. Even if they ever fix the bugs, it still has terrible gameplay, story, art design, everyhing. Its just a failure. Expand
  6. Jul 27, 2011
    1
    First and foremost. I am an avid fan of the Gothic universe. I love all of the games... except this one. MORE bugs that require the download of a 1.5GB community patch, the dialogue is HORRIBLE, the voice actors are amateurs who did not take the time to put an effort into their emotions, the main story as well as the side quests lack any sort of direction and are entirely redundant and notFirst and foremost. I am an avid fan of the Gothic universe. I love all of the games... except this one. MORE bugs that require the download of a 1.5GB community patch, the dialogue is HORRIBLE, the voice actors are amateurs who did not take the time to put an effort into their emotions, the main story as well as the side quests lack any sort of direction and are entirely redundant and not very well planned or written. Aside from NPC's and Quests; there is hardly any new gear. This game is a disgrace to Gothic overall and shames Dreamcatcher/JoWood. THANK GOD Piranha-Bytes had nothing to do with it as it would have further tarnished their reputation after JoWood FORCED them to release Gothic III when it wasn't ready.

    BOTTOM LINE: Not worth your time, or money. If you want to give it a go, look at more of these reviews or go find it somewhere for free, but don't waste a single penny on this shabby attempt at a Gothic game, I'm stripping it from my library as a Gothic game, all the others are fine but I'm not even going to bother to sell this excuse for a game, it's going straight into the trash.
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  7. Aug 24, 2013
    5
    There is very little that needs to be said about this. IT DOESN"T WORK. I bought this in late 2012. Installed it and tried to play. Couldn't so anything and it CRASHED. So four years after release the developers never fixed this garbage, but Steam still sells it. This is not a game, its a FRAUD! AVOID at all costs! May I remind you that 5/10 in my present scale is truly a 0/10 according toThere is very little that needs to be said about this. IT DOESN"T WORK. I bought this in late 2012. Installed it and tried to play. Couldn't so anything and it CRASHED. So four years after release the developers never fixed this garbage, but Steam still sells it. This is not a game, its a FRAUD! AVOID at all costs! May I remind you that 5/10 in my present scale is truly a 0/10 according to standard reckoning. Even respect for the process of game design cannot extend when a game is as fundamentally broken as this.

    THE GROT REVIEW CRITERIA: After a long time writing reviews like an anus, think its time to set a few bad habits straight: Stop insulting designers. Show some respect for the design process and getting games in circulation. Hence (1) No Red scores. (2) Game scores as follows: Bad Game 5/10. Poor Game 6/10. Mediocre Game: 7/10. Good Game 8/10. Great game 9/10. Stella Game 10/10. To get 10/10 it must be a game that can be (theoretically) play-able for 1000+ hours. Not only great but near endless fun. Games may be bad or poor but making them should earn respect. Thus even the worst POS will still be a 5/10. 0/10 no longer exists in my vocabulary. Yellow is the new red. For the sake of accountability: you can reply if needed: Orctowngrot: Tim Rawlins: timtimjp@yahoo.com
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  8. OzielLG
    Jan 26, 2010
    8
    This could have been a good game but it has bugs and a bad story, lets hope we get to see a NEW Series of Gothic by 2011
  9. FilipK.
    Dec 31, 2008
    1
    I can't believe what they did to this game. I'm a great fan of Gothic series, I love all the games from there, but this... ...well, it's just crap! All in all, after installing about 7 patches Gothic 3 was a great game with good graphics and a big journey, it had nice climate and dialogues too. But, like The Doors sang, THIS IS THE END of a Gothic series, at least, in such I can't believe what they did to this game. I'm a great fan of Gothic series, I love all the games from there, but this... ...well, it's just crap! All in all, after installing about 7 patches Gothic 3 was a great game with good graphics and a big journey, it had nice climate and dialogues too. But, like The Doors sang, THIS IS THE END of a Gothic series, at least, in such shape. You will have to reinstall this game 3 (!) times before finishing. Repetitions, stupid talking horrible unstability, and, most important, BUGS, bugs and bugs. Don't buy it, even don't take it for free! So, we only can wait for Arcania or Risen... Expand
  10. May 15, 2011
    0
    Piranha dumped JoWood because they blamed them for a buggy game. However, on my Alienware Desktop that I ordered last year (2010), Forsaken Gods crashes non-stop in the first 5 minutes. No matter what I do, it will not run. However, the original Gothic 3 runs okay. Bugs taken into account, I am glad I got this as a bundle for $5 with all existing Gothic Games on steam. Gothic 1 is great.Piranha dumped JoWood because they blamed them for a buggy game. However, on my Alienware Desktop that I ordered last year (2010), Forsaken Gods crashes non-stop in the first 5 minutes. No matter what I do, it will not run. However, the original Gothic 3 runs okay. Bugs taken into account, I am glad I got this as a bundle for $5 with all existing Gothic Games on steam. Gothic 1 is great. Gothic 4 is definitely fun. Other than that, I would avoid the other Gothic games all together. Piranha thought they were improving on a buggy game, but ended up creating a worse one by changing things and adding more bugs. This game is simply non-playable. Expand
  11. Dec 24, 2013
    4
    Very similar play to Gothic 3 (no surprise). Game save/load times are greatly decresed from Gothic 3. However, there are gamebreaking bugs (such as certain characters being absent from their designated areas) that can occur even at the beginning, yet won't be know until being hours into the game. For my example I was missing Gorn. The only preventative measure to this issue is to literallyVery similar play to Gothic 3 (no surprise). Game save/load times are greatly decresed from Gothic 3. However, there are gamebreaking bugs (such as certain characters being absent from their designated areas) that can occur even at the beginning, yet won't be know until being hours into the game. For my example I was missing Gorn. The only preventative measure to this issue is to literally run to every city and check if all the required main questline characters are there, and this is time consuming/challenging at best. The game would range around an 8 for overall playability for me, but given that the missing character issue ruined 40+ hours of game time (I like to take my time and do all the available quests in each area. Plus I restarted the game a 2nd time to start over and did it again in a streamlined way before I discovered the character was missing and I just hadn't done something wrong (I try to play w/o guides and hints when I play). The issue was actually bad enough I couldn't complete the game (and kept reappearing despite repeated installs) so the score is halved. Expand
  12. Mar 4, 2014
    3
    I bought this thinking it was Gothic 3 + an expansion, but it turns out it was just the stand alone ''Forsaken Gods'' expansion.. Where to start.. the game as a whole feels like an RPG full of clichés with nothing new to offer, the voice acting is horrible, especially the main character, the script isn't better and the story is god forsakenly awful. Get it ?? The only thing I enjoy in theI bought this thinking it was Gothic 3 + an expansion, but it turns out it was just the stand alone ''Forsaken Gods'' expansion.. Where to start.. the game as a whole feels like an RPG full of clichés with nothing new to offer, the voice acting is horrible, especially the main character, the script isn't better and the story is god forsakenly awful. Get it ?? The only thing I enjoy in the game right now is the nice scenery and graphics and sometimes a little of the fighting game play. I paid 2 $ for the game and wouldn't wish it on anyone, good day ! Expand
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. 35
    This title is outright disastrous. It was obviously released without thorough or perhaps any testing. The game is rife with design and performance problems and ultimately is unplayable.
  2. 16
    And in the process of keeping it real, I have to comment on Forsaken Gods' combat system, which is -- without a doubt -- the worst I've ever encountered in a game.
  3. A downright frightening army of bugs both scares away any potential fan of Gothic and eliminates any fun that could have been had with the game. [Issue#17]