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  • Summary: Of Orcs and Men first puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind. As a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal ofOf Orcs and Men first puts you into the role of an elite Orc soldier from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws, a league of warriors deeply involved in the war opposing the Orcs and Goblins on one side to their persecutors, Humankind. As a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal of battles, you are appointed by the Orc commander to complete a mission that could change the course of the war: kill the one man responsible for all of this bloodshed, the one who has, for years, exhorted the human masses to loath and fight the green-skinned people: the Emperor himself. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 17, 2012
    80
    Orcs is not a game for everyone, but you should absolutely give it a look if you're interested in ambitious design or interesting worlds.
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    80
    If we had to compare Of Orcs and Men with usual standards, the title can't be seen as a flawless game, especially when you look at its poor level design and its loot system. But it would be a shame to avoid its great tactical fighting sequences, and its amazing narration that could surpass some AAA games, making Of Orcs and Men a pleasant surprise.
  3. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    At times beautiful, hilarious, and even occasionally thoughtful, this is a one-of-a-kind action-RPG that deserves your consideration, if not your monetary vote. There's certainly nothing quite like it, and for all its foibles, when it hits its mark, it does so with vigor.
  4. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Nov 13, 2012
    70
    Of Orcs and Men's few design issues don't prevent it from being a fun, table-turning take on the age-old conflict.
  6. Oct 13, 2012
    67
    Flawed, but with potential. There are shining elements in Of Orcs and Men. It looks very good, it has a great soundtrack and the combination of the two protagonists works. But it´s too linear for its own shake, the story tries too much to be "mature" and it doesn't take advance of its potential, among general problems of presentation and production.
  7. Oct 28, 2012
    50
    Of Orcs and Men looks like a promising and fair game, but only for a couple of minutes and thanks to the effort that's been put into the perfect stylization. Afterwards, there's just boring gameplay you will try to endure because of the storyline pieces. The truly important game elements have been killed to no avail by an attempt for innovation that is a failure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 47
  2. Negative: 7 out of 47
  1. Oct 13, 2012
    10
    I have seen a lot of trolling on many fronts because of the gameplay not being a hack and slash. The gameplay is like dragon age origins forI have seen a lot of trolling on many fronts because of the gameplay not being a hack and slash. The gameplay is like dragon age origins for anyone who is interested and plays as smoothly and balanced as it. Although word of warning due to only having the tank and rogue archetypes it is somewhat simplified, they have replaced the healer class with skills that gradually regenerate health for several seconds. There has also been a lot of trolling due to the fact that the orcs are the heroes although anyone who has actually played the game will know that just because you play an orc and a goblin; this does not mean that all the orcs in the game are good and not all humans are evil. The storyline is simple and the maps are linear but I am having a blast playing the game and "HIGHLY" recommend it to anyone who enjoys old bioware rpg's, it may not have as much depth as them (not very many games do to be honest) but it will satisfy your taste buds. The game deserves an 8/9 out of 10 but I am giving it a 10 to do what I can to counter-act the massive negative trolling that has emerged on the user score.

    Just a follow note if you enjoy fantasy with a grungy dirty feel to it, for example Game of Throne then you should enjoy the feel of this game. It hasn't got everything but you can see focus have really put time and effort into making the game and the stats/gameplay are able to be manipulated enough to change how you play the characters for a second or third play through.
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  2. Oct 13, 2012
    10
    Like the rest here. I am just balancing out the review from this 204 bomb show. I really doubt 204 people ranked it is the worst possible gameLike the rest here. I am just balancing out the review from this 204 bomb show. I really doubt 204 people ranked it is the worst possible game in history without even one of them saying why it is Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2012
    9
    I assume that the massive review bomb is because of the technical difficulties in downloading it from Steam in the first couple hours. ButI assume that the massive review bomb is because of the technical difficulties in downloading it from Steam in the first couple hours. But seriously, grow up, people. You don't even know what went wrong or whose the fault was, and you're doing something that could potentially cripple the sales of this game.

    Anyway, I got the game installed and running a couple hours ago, and so far it's going pretty well. The main thing that drew me to the game in the first place was the setup: setting the story from the perspective of the Orcs, who are typically delegated to unambiguously evil enemy fodder roles. However, instead of doing the Fable or Overlord thing where you're just an evil bastard for the sake of amusement, the game portrays the Orcs and Goblins as the wronged party, being subjugated and massacred for purely racist reasons on the behalf of the humans.

    Combat so far reminds me of Dragon Age: Origins, allowing you to pause the game in combat to select targets and abilities, and the different gameplay and combat styles between the Orc and Goblin characters balance well and leave for good strategic depth. As you level up you can unlock and upgrade new abilities, and level-ups happen at a good pace so you're always getting new powers to play with. The story so far is well presented, the voice acting is mostly solid, especially in the case of the main character, although a lot of the swearing seems forced, like it had been thrown in just to warrant an M rating. It's not an issue, but it can be a little distracting. The visuals look great maxed out, and from footage I've seen of the console releases the game still looks good even when toned down a little. the art style is kind of generic fantasy fare, but that could just be part of the irony, to help emphasize the point that you're in a pretty dramatic departure from the standard fantasy 'humans=noble, orcs=evil' themes.

    Overall I'm enjoying the game a lot. Don't let the petulant children of the internet fool you, this is a solid game, and well worth checking out.
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  4. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    (English and Italian Review)
    Hi, give this game a try, it may surprise you.
    It has his flaw but the protagonists are really fun (styx the
    (English and Italian Review)
    Hi, give this game a try, it may surprise you.
    It has his flaw but the protagonists are really fun (styx the goblin above all), the background story of the game world is somewhat original (classic fantasy world from an greenskin point of view) and the fighting sequence is a good mix of strategy and action.
    Just surpass the initial impact the game give you and play it...you'll be intrigued by his atmosphere.
    I recommend this game especially if you are an old gamer like me (from Commodore 64 to modern Pc); Nowadays you can also find it quite cheap. Will follow cyanide in the future.

    Ciao, date a questo gioco una possibilità. Ha i suoi difetti certo (probabilmente per mancanza di budget) ma la storia è interessante, i protagonisti spassosi (Styx tra tutti). Se siete dei giocatori di vecchia data come me, potete sorvolare qualche difetto (poca esplorazione, pochi nemici, nessuna sequenza a filmati) ed "affezionarvi" ai protagonisti. Ottimo il doppiaggio, linguaggio adulto senza fanservice.
    Consigliato a chi è interessato ad Orchi e Goblin.... specialmente ora che si trova nei negozi (e su Steam) a prezzi ragionevoli sotto le venti euro.
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  5. Jun 16, 2018
    7
    Неплохая игра, в которой есть как много достоинств, так и недостатков. Механика боёв понравилась, как и сама история. А вот RPG составляющаяНеплохая игра, в которой есть как много достоинств, так и недостатков. Механика боёв понравилась, как и сама история. А вот RPG составляющая тут хромает на обе ноги (как и во всех играх от Spiders). Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2013
    6
    Game is not even close to perfect, but it's worth to waste 7-10h to complete a story. "Strange" stealth system, pretty annoying resurectionGame is not even close to perfect, but it's worth to waste 7-10h to complete a story. "Strange" stealth system, pretty annoying resurection system (normal potions would be a way better), boring battles, dragged out absolutely linear dungeons in 1st half of a game. Still I like this game. Expand
  7. Nov 3, 2012
    0
    This is basically exactly the same as the game of thrones RPG when it comes to game play etc..
    The game does have amazing graphics But here
    This is basically exactly the same as the game of thrones RPG when it comes to game play etc..
    The game does have amazing graphics But here is very little else going for this game..
    The combat systems is terrible, you basically just click a bunch of commands like what attacks you want to use & then wait for like a minute for your guy to finish his attacks..
    If your hoping for a Action RPG like Fable or kingdoms of amalur you will be highly disappointed.
    Don't be fooled be the awesome screen shots in magazines & websites, this game feels like your not really playing just clicking a bunch of buttons & then sitting back waiting for your guy to finish & just watching.. while if you compare the game system to kingdoms of amalur for example that game feels like it you doing the fighting.

    Summary, Don't buy this game..
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