There is no question that Grim Dawn moves along familiar lines: Base classes, a tragic world inhabited by monsters in a wide variety of flavors, nearly constant loot drops, action-oriented combat, somewhat "lite" yet interesting story, etc. Somehow, though, Grim Dawn just does it better than any other ARPG in recent memory.
Grim Dawn is one of the best action-RPGs out there, combining excellent hack and slash action with a world and progression curve that makes it worth fighting through. Alone or with friends, it’s hour after hour of top quality combat and looting, with the promise of many more excellent dark times to come.
Grim Dawn can be like pulling the lever on a slot machine, the only difference being that the reward here isn’t cash but the gory explosion of beasts and the clink of loot-drops. I know from personal experience that this game has that certain something, and even if you think that you've grown tired of games of its ilk, Grim Dawn has enough tricks up its sleeve to charm even the most grizzled veteran.
Tons of loot, neat character customization, a huge game world and plenty of monsters to kill - if that's your thing and you enjoy playing offline, you can't go wrong with Grim Dawn. Just don't expect a polished online experience or deep storyline - there's plenty of other games for that.
All in all, despite quite a lot of bugs and flaws, Grim Dawn is definitely a must-play if you are into Diablo or other similar action role-playing games like Divinity: Original Sin. The game is still pretty recent, and I have faith that the developers are working hard to fix the flaws and make this title even better.
Still the king of arpg's. Receiving updates still after all these years. No live service needed, has a full offline mode. No macro-transactions or $100 (CAD) price tag. Price + gameplay = years of enjoyment still.
Grim dawn is truly a fantastic arpg with a dev team that pays attention to their fans. Customization and story are great and there is plenty of loot to keep you busy.
My main issue with the game which is why the score is lower then what is should be is the combat feels to clunky and slow for me. I do not feel any impact when attacking or using my skills and there are some pointless difficulty spikes through campaign that occasionally would make me stop playing for a while.
Definitely recommend if you do not mind a slower arpg experience.
For the most part this is a very good ARPG that plays like Titan Quest in a grimdark setting. The gameplay of this series feels a bit different from Diablo. It's more fast-paced, mowing through packs of monsters. And that is my main complaint. Although there is a wide variety of enemies, fighting them all feels the same. The combat is messy, and killing monsters is vaguely unsatisfying. After a while, it's the exact same routine with every group of enemies for dozens of hours, with no real feeling of excitement or engagement.
SummaryPlayers are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race be...