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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5

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  1. Mar 25, 2012
    10
    Excellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, rich audio/music, the game doesnt hold your hand like modern games. Arkane have made an Immersive experience here, like few other games can.
    However just like any other game it has its flaws, but the Xbox version has less than the PC.
    10/10 for Xbox, 9/10
    Excellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, rich audio/music, the game doesnt hold your hand like modern games. Arkane have made an Immersive experience here, like few other games can.
    However just like any other game it has its flaws, but the Xbox version has less than the PC.
    10/10 for Xbox, 9/10 for PC. Better than Morrowind in some ways, and I feel very fortunate to have experienced it, thank you Arkane Studios and Looking Glass Studios.
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  2. Mar 25, 2012
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    Excellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, rich audio/music, the game doesnt hold your hand like modern games. Arkane have made an Immersive experience here, like few other games can.
    However just like any other game it has its flaws, but the Xbox version has less than the PC.
    10/10 for Xbox, 9/10
    Excellent game, a worthy successor to ultima underworld by Looking Glass Studios. Intelligent and deep gameplay, fantastic level design, rich audio/music, the game doesnt hold your hand like modern games. Arkane have made an Immersive experience here, like few other games can.
    However just like any other game it has its flaws, but the Xbox version has less than the PC.
    10/10 for Xbox, 9/10 for PC. Better than Morrowind in some ways, and I feel very fortunate to have experienced it, thank you Arkane Studios and Looking Glass Studios.
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Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. The inventory control is needlessly fiddly, casting spells is more trouble than it's worth, and it's very easy to miss a hint and completely lose track of the plotline. Just like Morrowind, though, Arx's core quality stands above all the glaring issues, and it's hard to stop playing once you take up the quest.
  2. With its open-ended structure and unusual story line, Arx Fatalis is the polar opposite of traditional console RPGs, and that's why I like it so much.
  3. If "Morrowind," fantasy and claustrophobia are not your favourite things, then there really isn't a point.