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  • Summary: Players are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, thePlayers are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors. Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 29
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  1. Mar 2, 2016
    92
    There is no question that Grim Dawn moves along familiar lines: Base classes, a tragic world inhabited by monsters in a wide variety of flavors, nearly constant loot drops, action-oriented combat, somewhat "lite" yet interesting story, etc. Somehow, though, Grim Dawn just does it better than any other ARPG in recent memory.
  2. Mar 2, 2016
    90
    Grim Dawn is one of the easiest ARPGs to recommend in recent years.
  3. Mar 1, 2016
    86
    Grim Dawn takes the best of a lot of other action RPS and creates well thought out and yet original hack & slay fun.
  4. Mar 7, 2016
    80
    Despite the technical shortcomings, Crate Entertainment managed to develop a worthy spiritual successor for the Titan Quest series. Grim Dawn is extremely rich in content, providing hundreds of hours of hack'n'slash fun.
  5. Apr 7, 2016
    80
    Grim Dawn can be like pulling the lever on a slot machine, the only difference being that the reward here isn’t cash but the gory explosion of beasts and the clink of loot-drops. I know from personal experience that this game has that certain something, and even if you think that you've grown tired of games of its ilk, Grim Dawn has enough tricks up its sleeve to charm even the most grizzled veteran.
  6. Apr 2, 2016
    80
    Grim Dawn is a familiar, yet satisfying romp through a role-playing genre that's seen its fair share of innovations and dynamic methods to shoot and loot. Its setting is a nice change from the usual fantasy titles and its features and content are more than enough to keep you entertained for quite some time.
  7. Mar 20, 2016
    75
    All in all, despite quite a lot of bugs and flaws, Grim Dawn is definitely a must-play if you are into Diablo or other similar action role-playing games like Divinity: Original Sin. The game is still pretty recent, and I have faith that the developers are working hard to fix the flaws and make this title even better.

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  1. Positive: 93 out of 124
  2. Negative: 8 out of 124
  1. Feb 25, 2016
    10
    The game is a remarkable example of what can be accomplished by a small, dedicated team of developers. I was (still am) a long-time TitanThe game is a remarkable example of what can be accomplished by a small, dedicated team of developers. I was (still am) a long-time Titan Quest: Immortal Throne fiend. So when I heard some of the developers from that game were developing a new aRPG I was immediately on-board.

    I was an early backer (2010), then Kickstarter backer, and have purchased the game for a few friends. It has more than lived up to the hype and exceeded all expectations. I played nearly 400 hours while it was in beta alone, and can't wait to actually, really start playing the game now that it is in full release.

    It has all the best elements of an old-school aRPG game, with some new mechanics to keep it fresh. The environment/climate is interesting, the classes are fairly archetypal but with a fresh spin, and the hunt for loot keeps you hungry for progression.

    The story is interesting and there is enough to keep those interested immersed. The graphics are very good - not amazing, but authentic for the type of game. Not cartoonish at all. The pace is great and there's enough play diversity to offer plenty of replayability. It's a great mix of challenge and depth.

    I recommend this game highly. I've only played as single player, but the game does offer co-op mulitplayer via local server connections (like Titan Quest - no online servers, yay)!

    PS - really looking forward to expansion AND the modding community once the game settles in.
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  2. Mar 1, 2016
    10
    300hrs into it, old school arpg, plenty of content, quite difficult in ultimate, perfect for any kind of sessions (be that short/long). You300hrs into it, old school arpg, plenty of content, quite difficult in ultimate, perfect for any kind of sessions (be that short/long). You can play offline, tons of replayability, decent class progression, i can see myself playing this for a very long time
    (of note that i also played: Diablo, Diablo 2, Diablo 3, Torchlight, Torchlight 2, Path of Exile, Titan Quest, Titan Quest Immortal Throne)

    It is the successor of titan quest, but it does everything better :). I can say that i enjoy it more than Poe and at same level as I enjoyed Diablo 2. It surpasses all others listed above.
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  3. Feb 26, 2016
    10
    After buying this game in Early access and spending a good couple of thousands of hours in it (almost 5000 hours) I can safely say that thisAfter buying this game in Early access and spending a good couple of thousands of hours in it (almost 5000 hours) I can safely say that this game is a must buy if you are a RPG fan and love the farm and hunt for loot. This game has so much dept with all the features they have added to the game: Combine 2 classes, Devotion, multiple difficulties and very very nice development team that supports and listens to their audience!

    I truly have enjoyed all the updates for the game in Early access and can safely say that I love the final result. With the amount of hours I spend in this game I can safely say; Buy it! you won't regret it

    Enjoy the game, I am off to get the 6k hour mark :P
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  4. Jul 7, 2017
    9
    This game succeeds in as a superior successor to Diablo II than D3 or Torchlight does. It's dark, it's demonic. It's what you want to play.This game succeeds in as a superior successor to Diablo II than D3 or Torchlight does. It's dark, it's demonic. It's what you want to play. Good pacing through gameplay and boss fights, good pace on character development. Highly recommended. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2016
    9
    What's really admirable about GD is that it knows exactly what it is, and doesn't make a fool of itself pretending to be anything it knows itWhat's really admirable about GD is that it knows exactly what it is, and doesn't make a fool of itself pretending to be anything it knows it isn't.

    What is GD, that it knows it is?

    -GD is the rightful inheritor of the throne of loot-, stat-, and skill-rich grindy ARPGs previously tenanted by heavyweights like DII, Dungeon Siege and Titan Quest.

    What is GD NOT, that it knows it isn't?

    -GD is not your bestest friend, delivering buckets of loot tailored to your character's needs at the press of a button.
    -GD isn't a telescoping clowngasm arms race where your damage goes up a magnitude every 3 levels and the endboss has fleventy hundred billion HP.
    -GD is not a masterpiece of narrative and characterization.
    -GD is not the next generation of HD graphical brilliance.
    -GD is not a social phenomenon. GD does not come with the built-in ability to tweet your loot.
    -GD doesn't need your love. It doesn't care if you play 10 hours or 1000 hours. It doesn't desperately coerce you with dailies and promotional hats.
    -GD is not a moral agent. Cheat if you want. It might enhance your fun, it might ruin your fun. It's your risk to take.

    You might notice that the first list is a lot shorter than the second. That's because GD toes the line. It's got the formula down, it's got the chops. It's a terrific formula. This is the same formula that had me go sleepless for 3 night in a row at age 14 just giddily grinding to max level in DII so I could finally equip my Buriza and go nuts on the cow level. It's the same formula that compelled me to put in over 300 hours in Dungeon Siege and its sequel, hunting obscure loot just for sake of hunting it. This formula is solid. It's timeless.

    Either the formula speaks to you, or it doesn't. If it does, this is the game. It takes the torch last held by Titan Quest, polishes the everliving buttery daylights out of it, and takes off sprinting with it. You won't be disappointed.

    If the formula doesn't speak to you, that's fine. There are other games out there eager to hold your hand, give you presents, and sing and dance for you. You can even live tweet about it. Go crazy.
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  6. Jul 25, 2017
    8
    I had a great time playing this through LAN with other person. The setting is very well made, game is very atmospheric. Looks very good,I had a great time playing this through LAN with other person. The setting is very well made, game is very atmospheric. Looks very good, soundtrack is good. Gameplay is more in a classic style and do not
    have any drastic changes, you are getting what you can expect from top of the line h'n's game. At the beginning story is good and interesting, but the game is loosing quality as it progresses. Later parts are less dense and seem rushed, story gets quality hit, and ending is just horrible, game just suddenly ends when you think that you are in the middle of doing things in last area. Performance is also quite poor because game is using only one CPU core. Generally very good, engaging game, but there are some serious drawbacks.
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  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Grim Dawn. Extremely boring!!!!! It's a low-budget, indie Titan Quest rip off, without plot, cutscenes, or voiced dialogues. I could takeGrim Dawn. Extremely boring!!!!! It's a low-budget, indie Titan Quest rip off, without plot, cutscenes, or voiced dialogues. I could take about 45 minutes before I uninstalled it Expand

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