Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    35
    In every review the main question is 'why would the consumer buy this?' For R.A.W. Realms of Ancient War that is a question hard to answer. Yes, it is an action RPG like great titles such as Diablo III and Torchlight II. But no, we wouldn't recommend this game to anyone.
  2. 30
    It's hard to find any reason to play R.A.W. – possibly the most un-inspirational click-fest of this year. Boredom has a new name. [Dec 2012]
  3. 30
    One step away from a total disaster. And that step - lots of enemies - isn't very interesting.
  4. Oct 22, 2012
    36
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Nov 9, 2012
    40
    R.A.W. is aeons away from both Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2. Even finding a new shiny trophy is not fun here.
User Score
4.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. Oct 14, 2012
    3
    Nice looking game, nothing else going for it. You have 3 generic characters to choose from (warrior guy, Rogue Lady, and Mage guy) none of which you can customize or even name. so you take your clone character into the generic story in which you adventure in a land with no name, fighting monster with no name or description, even the so called boss monsters only have super inventive names such as ,Elite captain or Giant spider, then you can enjoy conversations riddled with obvious observations on what just happened and engrish sentences.Sometimes when traveling through ultra linear dungeons you might bump into someone like "old dwarf" who tells me some nonsensical sentence then rewards me with and item called "dwarf ring" lol. i even got "reward ring" as a quest reward one time,those are magic items you get when not finding the same leather cap 48 times over (don't worry they're different colors sometimes). There are also misc items you find such as "skull" with the description of "a skull".Another non feature of the game is the skill tree, skill palm tree is a more apt name as really you just assign your points down the obvious linear path not really branching off to other choices as there are no real choices in this game on any level,run through and spam attack anything in the way,that's your ability.As for going to town to sell, forget it, haven't seen anything like that, you just run into merchants that are awkwardly standing in a corner of the dungeon,guess the monsters must not mind them.All in all spend a few more bucks and grab torchlight 2, as this no depth game will appeal only to the most brainless adventurer. Full Review »
  2. Oct 29, 2012
    5
    RAW feels like a stripped down of version of previous games in this genre, with incredibly reduced loot, stat, skill system and total linearity. Also add lack of area map of any kind, very few different kind of monsters and walking back great distances to complete side quests. There are no portals to travel, no clever tricks to employ, nothing - you just walk straight, killing mobs and hoping that another horde spawned behind your back won't kill you while you are dealing with adversaries ahead of you. There always *that* haunting feel that devs tried to make this game as unlikeable as possible.

    Still, I give this game 5/10 because it might come in handy when taking a break from more complex games like Torchlight 1 / 2
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  3. Oct 11, 2012
    5
    Bad things first Gameplay is boring, level design aren´t so good, Graphics and game things are outdated , too weak character enemies kill you easily.

    Good things Local co-op is really good thing if you want to play with friends.

    Game isn´t bad if you play with friends but if you play alone this game world can be really boring
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