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  • Summary: This heroic fantasy hack 'n' slash takes you on a continent ravaged by a war that held ten years ago. The four Kingdoms of Men, Elves and Dwarves lay in ruins, preyed on by raiders and looters. In this chaos, a new, unknown threat is looming... trying to discover its true nature, the kingdoms sent detachments to investigate, a dangerous mission from which no one returned. But what about you ? You merely were in the wrong place, at the wrong time... Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Sep 21, 2012
    85
    Realms of Ancient War isn't perfect, but it's one of the best new downloadable titles of 2012 and a good excuse to invite over your friends to go dungeon exploring in search of the best loot on the hardest difficulty setting.
  2. Aug 6, 2013
    75
    A decent hack and slash RPG that does little to stand out from the rest of the crowd, but it's still a fun ride while it lasts.
  3. Oct 10, 2012
    70
    Realms of Ancient Wars is a game. It's not particularly buggy and it's far more playable than last year's Daggerdale debauchery– in fact, you may even enjoy it for a piece of brainless weekend entertainment. But that's it, completely. It's a game. There's nothing memorable about it and you'll likely finish it and forget about it just as quickly as I have. You might pick it up if you can't find something else to play, but that seems unlikely given the flood of similar, better releases.
  4. Sep 19, 2012
    50
    Perfectly fine in execution, its refusal to deviate or break the mould holds back its ideas from becoming fully realised and providing real character or polish.
  5. Oct 3, 2012
    50
    Realms of Ancient War delivers the basics of action RPGs without any noteworthy hook to make things interesting.
  6. Sep 27, 2012
    39
    Controls are simple, character development is just doing enough to keep things interesting. From a technical point of view this hack&slay would leave a solid impression if you wouldn't encounter invisible level borders that restrict you. But what annoys me most is the completely useless experience system, where the points you get seem to be dished out at random.
  7. Sep 19, 2012
    30
    To add insult to injury, RoAW makes it frustratingly hard to get into the lore.

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  1. Sep 25, 2012
    8
    Cool game, lot of action, easy to use. I like the graphics, which are pretty good for a downloadable game. You can also play it with a friend who doesn't have the game (local game). There's a lot of levels to explore and fine skill combos. A good little game like in good old times :-) Collapse
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    7
    Diablo 1 in HD. No maps. No zoom. Poor sounds and itens. Smash buttons only. At least it's better than Daggerdale. I'm hoping that the pc version is better. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2012
    7
    Do yourself a favor....get a couple hours into this game before you make a judgment. I've seen a few comparisons of this game to another XBLA dungeon crawler called Crimson Alliance. They seemed to think that Crimson Alliance was the better choice. Having played both....I disagree. R.A.W. has better graphics, much better level design, and a much stronger array of player weapons, powers and customizations. The loot system is also better. If you own an Xbox 360 and love dungeon crawler, hack n'slash type games...then you have very few choices. R.A.W. was slow to start, and addictive by the end. Expand