Gothic PC

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. With a novel, large and intricate set of societies, coupled with excellent graphics and sound, Gothic becomes one of the most immersive and believable single-play adventure/RPGs ever.
  2. One of the best role-playing games of 2001. With just a few tweaks, Piranha Bytes could have given us one of the best role-playing games of all time.
  3. The 3D engine looks unbelievably good! The surroundings are impeccable, and bear a surreal and depressive atmosphere. All the objects and buildings look just as great.
  4. This title is a truly epic quest with excellent replayability. This game got under my skin so bad that I remember getting out of bed at 2:00am and going downstairs to play it.
  5. 86
    Decent graphics and a well-developed storyline. It also has a great amount of replayability, as each time through the game could yield different experiences with different choices.
  6. The dark and mature theme gave this game a distinctive feel and the graphics take the player in deep within the prison world.
  7. While it does last (and there is plenty of replay value), it will provide most gamers with an experience even more enjoyable than kicking back and smoking a pound of grade A swampweed.
  8. 83
    The environment, the quests, and the huge world you're in overcomes some of the technical issues with the game.
  9. Elaborate story, dialogue, and characterization draw you into one of the most believable role-playing game worlds ever created.
  10. There are some deficiencies in this game – most notably, how to equip a weapon without jumping through all the hoops the game has to offer.
  11. It’s mostly fun to play. It takes 50-100 hours to go through the game once, and I could see playing a second or third time since the quests change slightly depending on the camp you choose to join.
  12. PC Gamer
    75
    It was originally conceived for the keyboard only, and though you can reconfigure its commands, the game isn't very mouse friendly. [Mar 2002, p.61]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 571 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 63
  2. Negative: 2 out of 63
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    How the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find goodHow the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find good in a game. Admittedly, it does take an hour or two before you really sink into the world and the story, but once you reach that point, and you've gotten used to the combat system, the game doesn't let you go. The world is one of the most well-designed worlds from almost any game I've ever played. Play it! Full Review »
  2. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    Strange thing is: This game had a user rating of about 8.8- 9.2 some months ago! If you look at the reviews you will notice that writtenStrange thing is: This game had a user rating of about 8.8- 9.2 some months ago! If you look at the reviews you will notice that written reviews are almost all very positive.
    But there seem to be many people who dislike the game but didnt't tell us why.
    And believe me: these negative ratings were not there half a year ago. My personal conclusion is: THE RATING IS MANIPULATED by haters/ other developers etc...

    This makes me sad because Gothic and Gothic II are masterpieces of game experience and one of my favourite games of all time!
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  3. Jan 9, 2012
    10
    It seems there is a troll lobby on metacritic that rates down all gothic games, probably hired by bio-ware hehe. Isn't it suspicious nobodyIt seems there is a troll lobby on metacritic that rates down all gothic games, probably hired by bio-ware hehe. Isn't it suspicious nobody who rated negative had actually write a review? This game deseves 10, just look at the actual reviews, everyone will tell you its a masterpiece. Full Review »