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  • Summary: Set in a dark fantasy world, Hunted: The Demon's Forge is an unforgettable cooperative action game, pitting you and your partner against waves of vicious enemies. Taking control of either E'lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you must use a variety of weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to battle your way through menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns. Discover secrets and complete co-op-based puzzles whilst exploring the sinister world to discover answers to the game’s deep, dark mysteries. The dark ages have become corrupted. Heinous creatures have emerged from underground. Townsfolk across the land are disappearing. Upon the promise of their fortune in gold, mercenaries E’lara and Caddoc take on the daunting task of discovering where the innocent villagers have been taken. Their journey will lead them on a dark and twisted path where they will encounter death, slavery, and sacrifice. Travel deep within the world of Kala Moor...and to the secrets of The Demon's Forge. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Jun 12, 2011
    Hunted could really have used another couple of passes just to tighten things up, but what's here is perfectly playable. There are a lot of puzzles and secrets, multiple endings, a design-your-own-dungeon mode, and two different playable characters who fight in entirely different ways. This isn't a bad game, but it's one that could be vastly improved.
  2. 70
    A fun co-op experience with an interesting storyline. Tie in a dungeon creator, and it can keep you coming back for more with a fresh new map to play on.
  3. Jul 5, 2011
    Play this game in co-op, then you will have fun, but that is not because of the high standards in this game. The graphics are old, the camera doesn't work all the time and the story is a disappointment. But the co-op, like already said can be fun and the level editor is pretty cool, but there are a lot of better games out there at this moment.
  4. Jun 7, 2011
    The dialogue and plot are more clumsily written than the lyrics to a Christian rap song, which makes it hard to get involved in the tasks at hand. When you don't care, you don't care, ya know?
  5. Jul 19, 2011
    Not a terrible game, but it's far from being a brilliant one. [Issue#207, p.87]
  6. Jun 28, 2011
    This new co-op offering from Bethesda may be quite flawless from a technical standpoint but, unfortunately, its characters are too shallow to care for and the action is extremely repetitious and uninspired to retain our interest for more than a few hours, even when playing with a friend.
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    A game I have zero interest in revisiting. I'd strongly suggest avoiding this one if you haven't had a chance to play it, you're not missing much.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. May 31, 2011
    Great action rpg game with a well implemented co-op mode! Although if you don't like multiplayer, the single player plays well too. I'm not sure I agree with comments on the graphics - I like them a lot and I especially like the art design which has a Demon's Souls meets Lord of the Rings kind of feel. (and for the record, I don't work for the developers or know any of them personally.) Expand
  2. Jun 5, 2011
    A brilliant action adventure game, think of it as Gears of War but with Swords, Sorcery and Skeletons and you wont be far off the mark. One of the better dungeon games in recent years, the game draws you in with its overall great visual look and makes you laugh with the witty banter between the two main characters... Id recommend this to anyone who has a thing for hitting things with swords. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2011
    Gameplay is fine. Graphics are nothing compared to Killzone 3 or GOW3, but it's not a dealbreaker. Solid fantasy epic, and the two main characters are well developed and interact quite nicely. I don't understand the hate this game's getting. It's quite good, and well worth a pickup. Expand
  4. Sep 20, 2014
    FUN to play with significant other. It's difficult at first, but the battle style grows on you as you play. I love the coop mode and teamwork required. Pros: battle is fun. makes me want to keep coming back for more, use of magic, upgrades, side puzzles, can teleport to partner at times, challenging; cons: no jumping, no shield blocking, sometimes the aim-helper doesn't work right and it points your bow in the wrong direction, no steering while running, dying pretty easily, boring plot, quitting makes you restart at the previous section of a chapter and not necessarily at the nearest checkpoint, single player tutorial was bad: my partner didn't get the same chance to learn the buttons in the beginning, battle charge doesn't always seem to work for me.....overall I still love the game. It's fun to play only with another person, and i would go and replay some levels with the upgraded magic and weapons. Expand
  5. Jan 17, 2014
    Even with all the major critical attention. I found Hunted the Demons Forge still a fun experience. Alone or in coop. The story remains a cliche however the world the Dev's created is dark fantasy at its finest. I found it exciting and wanted to know more about the world and its inhabitants. While the graphics aren't anything special, the unreal engine does a decent job of rendering it all. Good thing there is a large variety of locations to traverse such as, forests, mountains, caves, villages and even a Castle under siege. You play as either the bow wielding elf or jacked up sword cleaver. The shooting mechanics worked well and I found myself using the elf more often but the guy just seems a little clunky. Apart from that gameplay is fun and even has a small upgrade system. Although towards the end of the game it got a bit repetitive. It seems there was a good premise here but just lacked the budget and polish. Its worth defiantly worth a play for a good price. Expand
  6. May 31, 2011
    Is it 1999 again? Looking at this games graphics you might think so. Apart from that its hack and slash with two protagonists who are afraid of bugs and heights respectively. Expand
  7. Jun 15, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Noth worth it. Boring hack and slash with nothing good or new. Its like going back to ten years when playing this game. I would give this game maby a 5 or 6 points, but since there is some 10 points reviews trying to fool ppl to think that this is a good game i give it a 0 points. Expand

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