Gothic PC

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  • Summary: War has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the minesWar has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the mines for the king. You are thrown into the sphere to give a letter to the high mages, this letter may be the turning point on the war against the Orcs. [Xicat Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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. 83
    The environment, the quests, and the huge world you're in overcomes some of the technical issues with the game.
  5. Elaborate story, dialogue, and characterization draw you into one of the most believable role-playing game worlds ever created.
  6. 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.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    70
    If you can get past the absurd control hurdle and the fact that the beginning is the best part of the game..., Gothic is a satisfying RPG to fiddle with. [Apr 2002, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 63
  2. Negative: 2 out of 63
  1. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    Fresh and very appetizing approach to the RPG. Great game, and I remember as if it were a moment ago exploring the mining colony in 2001. OneFresh and very appetizing approach to the RPG. Great game, and I remember as if it were a moment ago exploring the mining colony in 2001. One of the best games I've played. Expand
  2. 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! Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2015
    10
    Respectable European role-playing game. If you like epic story and great mood, you will enjoy this game. I've played all games from the GothicRespectable European role-playing game. If you like epic story and great mood, you will enjoy this game. I've played all games from the Gothic serie several times and I felt the same every time - excitement. I really recommend that great eRPG. Expand
  4. AvaR.
    Oct 10, 2002
    10
    One of the greatest RPG games. a very good and intricating one.
  5. AndrewF
    Jan 15, 2010
    10
    The best game ever. Better than Elder Scrolls, Witcher or Bioware-Games.
  6. Apr 9, 2015
    9
    One of the best RPG experiences you can have. Nice European style of game with open world. Controls are little bit hard to learn and theOne of the best RPG experiences you can have. Nice European style of game with open world. Controls are little bit hard to learn and the game-play itself is also little bit hard, but once you break through these obstacles, you will be rewarded! Expand
  7. Aug 19, 2010
    1
    I spent about an hour and a half on this and gave up. The nonsensical control scheme and awkwardness of movement are absolutely game breaking.I spent about an hour and a half on this and gave up. The nonsensical control scheme and awkwardness of movement are absolutely game breaking. I heard it's supposed to have some good qualities, but I couldn't even get to them. Expand

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