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  • Summary: The legendary pirate Dead Kel and his Hanged Men have returned to haunt the seas of northern Amalur. Embark on a journey to the distant island of Gallows End with the eccentric Captain Brattigan in an adventure that will uncover a secret so great that it has incited wars and toppled kingdoms. Discover powerful new weapons and Twist of Fate Cards and use them to conquer the island's unique inhabitants. Become the Lord of Gravehal Keep and lay claim to the this once great fort standing upon the edge of a cliff in the most expansive player housing option yet. In an extensive new story and a host of new side quests, battle treacherous new enemies and face exciting new challenges on the mysterious island of Gallows End. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 27, 2012
    88
    The Legend of Dead Kel is a quality five-plus hour expansion that is fairly priced. Fans of Reckoning should strongly consider it, unless they're holding out for a eventual re-release of Reckoning with all DLC included.
  2. Mar 26, 2012
    85
    It's quite long, too, easily taking you six hours or more to complete nearly everything there is to do on the new island. Moreover, it offers an excellent opportunity to try out a new build if you've been stocking up powerful equipment in your stash, but never bothered to commit to a full respec of your abilities before.
  3. May 11, 2012
    84
    A worthy pack of extra fun. The island of Gallows End is a distinct location with it's own feel. The story of the undead pirate Dead Kel is surprisingly good and lengthy. [May 2012]
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    The substantial expansion may have a lame villain, but everything else about it will remind players why they fell for Reckoning to begin with. The Legend of Dead Kel's pirate themes, new economy and upgrades, and interesting new characters bring new life to an already excellent action-RPG.
  5. May 7, 2012
    80
    Legend of Dead Kel is a great DLC. More than 8 hours of gameplay, new weapon quests and an exlusive new tower to build and govern. If you loved Reckoning don't miss this.
  6. Mar 30, 2012
    80
    Reckoning is amusingly playable. Fundamentally simple its combat is colorful and effective and consistently makes you feel like the real star of this show.
  7. Mar 22, 2012
    78
    Overall play-time to complete The Legend of Dead Kel is around 4-5 hours.

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  1. Mar 27, 2012
    10
    Rast is the best! I enjoyed having more of this game to play. Give me more! I liked the pirates, I liked the island, and the new boggarts were adorable. I would have liked a level cap increase, but being able to re-spec at any time means I can pretty much make the character I want anyway. Expand
  2. Mar 21, 2012
    9
    Well thought out in regards to story and lore. New "home" addition aka Gravehal Keep is a welcome addition. Adds another 4-6hours if you are only to do the main questline, but if you go for all achievements and side quests and building up your new home/land, you could easily put a good 20 hours into this DLC. So for 800msp or $10.00, I find this content to be WELL worth your money and time. Kudos to Big Huge Games and 38 Studios for putting out a awesome DLC package so early after launch. Well done!!! Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2012
    8
    This Kingdoms of Amalur have now a very nice DLC, with almost 900Mb, and a great content for 800MS Points: it includes a entire new island, with new scenarios, with a new main quest (alone itself has about 4 hours), many side-quests, many news weapons to be find, and a new house, Gravehal Keep with many more upgrades than the usual homes in the Retail game. Another proof that Amalur has a god working team that has done what they said before, that the game would have great improvements and great DLC expansions worth the customers money. A more than recommendable addition to the ones who enjoy this great Action-RPG game. My score: 8,5 / 10,0 . Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2012
    6
    meeh, it's alright I guess. Nothing special in here. Dead Kel is a pretty lame boss, and it does entertain you for a good while. However, I was expecting something as promising as the game. This is just, way too meh Expand