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  • Summary: Dungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed. You begin as a humble farmer, and as youDungeon Siege combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed. You begin as a humble farmer, and as you travel through the world and gain new skills, you can gather a party of up to eight characters to aid you. Dungeon Siege impels the player into one over-the-top battle after the other as the storyline unfolds and a larger plot begins to reveal itself. A world of adventure where you can explore sprawling landscapes in a seamlessly unfolding story awaits. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    It not only takes what other games have done and makes them better, it creates a style and ambience that is all it’s own, this is one game that no gamer should miss, it really is just that good, and that is why I have no problem giving it a perfect score.
  2. A simple, intuitive user interface, coupled with excellent sound and truly amazing visual effects for an RPG of this magnitude is amazing in itself.
  3. Dungeon Siege's monumental ease-of-use is particularly impressive to me.
  4. Computer Gaming World
    90
    It's remarkably involving, challenging players without overwhelming them. [July 2002, p.62]
  5. 89
    The graphics are well polished and the game so addictive that it will keep you hacking, slashing, and casting for a good long while.
  6. Its polished interface, accessible gameplay, and exceptional graphics make Dungeon Siege a first-rate action RPG.
  7. It's positively gorgeous, but playing through the majority of the title feels more like a chore than it does like fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 34
  2. Negative: 4 out of 34
  1. Mar 29, 2013
    10
    I love the dungeon Siege series, but this has to be the best one from it. The game is so simple to understand and had a good story. TheI love the dungeon Siege series, but this has to be the best one from it. The game is so simple to understand and had a good story. The graphics may not be the best, but, who gives a crap about that anyways? They were good for it's time. It's a great role playing, action game. Even though the game came out 11 years ago, it's still epic. 10 out of 10 Expand
  2. KiDCoDEa
    Apr 20, 2002
    10
    Yes I know its a 10. This one deserves it. I used to play dungeon master and eye of the beholder, and this is simply what a game should beYes I know its a 10. This one deserves it. I used to play dungeon master and eye of the beholder, and this is simply what a game should be like. FUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNN!!! Expand
  3. Aug 3, 2014
    10
    This game is fantastic and everyone should give it a try.

    All you need to know is that you can buy pack mules! Why a mule? Why not?
    This game is fantastic and everyone should give it a try.

    All you need to know is that you can buy pack mules!

    Why a mule? Why not? Since all RPG players create "mule" characters, characters used to store rare/unique items but hardly ever used for game play, hence the pack mule.

    Pack mules enable players to carry as much as three times of what a game character would be able to carry. Mules can be hired at certain points within in the game; once they are hired they become part of your party of eight characters

    Still not enough storage space? Hire another, another and another. Players can hire up to 7 pack mules in Dungeon Siege.

    Here's what the official site had to say about pack mules.
    From dungeonsiege.com : "Bringing one or more Packmules into your party allows your group of adventurers to be more battle ready by holding three times a single character's inventory for extra equipment, potions, looted weapons and armor, and scrolls. A Packmule will wisely remove itself from a battle scene but will fight by kicking with its hind legs if cornered. A Packmule increases your party's effectiveness and allows you to keep pushing further into dangerous territory as you seek to rid the land of the evil that has besieged the Kingdom of Ehb."
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  4. MateusC.
    May 15, 2005
    8
    This game is very good, with spectacular soundtrack and environments. But with the pass of the time it becomes tiring and very repetitive not This game is very good, with spectacular soundtrack and environments. But with the pass of the time it becomes tiring and very repetitive not offering incentive to finish. Expand
  5. Sep 8, 2013
    8
    This game is easy to learn for non rpg experts, which makes it even more attractive.

    The game is fun, the graphics are just fine (even its
    This game is easy to learn for non rpg experts, which makes it even more attractive.

    The game is fun, the graphics are just fine (even its an old game) and the game play is good.

    It's an easier RPG than others on it's style, so it makes it perfect for a come and go, playing casual.

    There is little room for exploration on this game, since it's mostly a dungeon crawler, from point A to point B and some very easy puzzles.

    Overall it's a good game. The real time battles with strategic pauses, makes it really cool and fun to play with.

    If you feel your party is not balanced or you want to change it, you can train any of the party's components on other magic melee or anything else. there are no classes per se.

    As for the time of this review, MP does not work anymore, but there is a way to make it work.

    So in conclusion, a really nice party based Action RPG with tactical pauses on combats.

    I have to agree with some people, that the game can become repetitive.
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  6. Dec 22, 2011
    7
    Quite a long and fun game with tons of items, areas and fun to be had. It does lack substantial depth however. Still the graphics are pleasingQuite a long and fun game with tons of items, areas and fun to be had. It does lack substantial depth however. Still the graphics are pleasing and the soundtrack is fantastic. The game however did not keep me enticed long enough to finish it and does become a bit monotonous. Expand
  7. K.Dog
    Oct 29, 2004
    1
    The one is for graphics. The rest is BOOOOOOOORING! Lame gameplay, ripoff of Diablo, stupid stupid combat system. You can change a melee The one is for graphics. The rest is BOOOOOOOORING! Lame gameplay, ripoff of Diablo, stupid stupid combat system. You can change a melee expert to a ranged master in about 5 minutes, and bows do equal damage to melee weapons. I ended up with a party of 6 archers and two spellcasters. Spells is another shortfall. Dumb dumb dumb. The hardest part of the game was in the beginning third. After that, you can get a healing spell that will heal everyone for lots of HP, and that's all you ever need. Hack hack hack after that. Not even a remote hint of plot either. Diablo is better in every single aspect. Microsoft stinks at making games, and their reputation is upheld here as well. The gams is fun for 5 minutes, then the novelty wears off, and it's just run, hack, kill ten of the same monster, repeat. Expand

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