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Generally favorable reviews- based on 139 Ratings

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  • Summary: Unepic is a combination of platforming and role playing games. There are many hilarious references throughout the game. The game takes place in Harnakon, a huge medieval castle.

    It is set in the hardcore NES Style, yet refined with the latest features. This makes Unepic a very unique game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 30, 2013
    80
    Among surreal situations and a strong quotations, Unepic is distinguished by the fact of being a game that does not take itself too seriously.
  2. Apr 5, 2012
    75
    A fresh and lovely product, which mixes RPG and humor.
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    70
    UnEpic delivers an unoriginal but well written story, packed with some funny lines; a solid action platform gameplay, full of back tracking and respawn; and some hardcore RPG elements. The end result is a game that hardly lends itself to interpretations: you either love it or hate it.
  4. Jun 25, 2013
    70
    With over twenty hours of content and a paltry $8 price tag, Unepic is worth experiencing, even if to re-explore a childhood fantasy.
  5. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    Don't let the name fool you: Unepic is huge, but whether players will want to see the quest to its ends is another matter. [Apr 2012, p.66]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
  1. Jul 30, 2012
    10
    Unepic is a game that is vaguely reminiscent of Castlevania. Instead of putting out the lights with a whip though, you are trying to light each one in each room (and no whip is involved). The game is a 2D platformer wherein you work yourself through a maze of rooms fighting enemies, earning XP and picking up objects. After working yourself through a particular part of the map and fighting a boss you'll find the key to a new part of the map with new rooms to explore and new enemies to fight. The game has a strong RPG element in it, which is the thing that ties the whole game together and makes it so addictive. When you earn enough XP you get to distribute points in a number of skills. When the game begins you start with a number of weapon skills (which determine the level of the weapon you can wield), a skill that determines your hit points, a skill that determines the level of potions you can brew, and a skill that determines the level of armor you can wear. Later in the game, after completing certain quests, you learn the ability to cast certain spells (e.g. you learn the skill to cast fire spells). The spells are powerful but require ingredients which are found by defeating certain enemies. The story is intentionally cliche and is told with a good helping of humor through the eyes of the protagonist (a Dungeons & Dragons player who is whisked away to the evil castle the game is set in). It is also full of references to games and movies which are littered throughout the dialog. All in all a great, very addictive game which I can definitely recommend. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2014
    10
    Awsome game the 68% metacritic score is totally misleading just look at the user score and uill see most people love this game me included dont hesitate to buy we need more games made like this Expand
  3. Jul 13, 2013
    10
    I play Unepic since it came with in an Humble Bundle Indie Pack over a year ago.
    The Gameplay is the best to get if u like dungeon adventure
    quest games. I love the graphics, all the persons & ghosts & monsters, the quests and all the great humor. Gameplay is even after months of abstinences no problem to get in again & funny fine to stay on. It´s just a big gem One of the 10 best games I play (ed) ever! Expand
  4. Nov 25, 2013
    9
    An awesome RPG game in the form of a platformer. Kind of like the old school 2D Castlevania games but with much more of a focus on RPG elements. Can't really think of another title that's such a neat mashup of the two genres. The single player part of the game is well-polished and seems like it is reasonably lengthy. It's also well-written with a good sense of humor in the dialogue with numerous references to other games and pop culture. I know it has an unusual name but don't overlook this gem!! Expand
  5. Sep 18, 2013
    9
    I really don't play RPG game very often, but this one blow my mind. Fun to play, lot of things to explore, funny dialogs and ease of play is the best thing is this game. Low price is one of things that is very welcome for buying this game. So if you have some 7 euros or 7 dollars to spend, buy this and enjoy 20 or more hours of play. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2013
    8
    Challenging on any mode but easy. Feels fresh and nostalgic, but lacks refinement. It's like.. 90% done. I've only played an hour or so, but had to restart because "Normal" is as hard as an old NES game. In a second or two you can be dead and have to restart from a few minutes back. Easy is breezy and more fun to me. I like the game. It's worth $8 Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2013
    2
    A tedious console port that tries to make light of the cliche fantasy and nerd culture but just comes across as un-inventive. The combat is so stiff and boxy that most of the time you end up just hurting yourself on the opponent. You can't aim bows, jumping and moving at the same time is a joke and the controls are a mess until you tweak them to 180 from what the developers set. If this game had controls like Terraria it would actually be quite amazing. I think the steam early access business model is just another Kickstarter wannabe and this game is a good indicator of what you will get on there. Unpolished, featureless games that would never make it to an actual release date but instead gain funding through promises and flashy demo videos. Expand

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