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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: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 4 out of 40
  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. Apr 26, 2021
    10
    I love this open world/fixed path/one level system.
    The skill leveling is great.
    It is not perfect on the party/carrying capacity, but it is
    I love this open world/fixed path/one level system.
    The skill leveling is great.
    It is not perfect on the party/carrying capacity, but it is a real limitation.
    Sometimes I had to rework the order of items to make more fit as the auto sort does not move things for a best fit. Otherwise I have no negative points except maybe that it is old and you need to use a patch to make it work well. Now Dungeon Siege III is horrible in comparison except that it is likely to work better on your computer.
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  3. May 1, 2014
    10
    I'm sure many will disagree, but I believe this to be the best in the DS Series. DS 2 just didn't do it for me. I didn't like the story atI'm sure many will disagree, but I believe this to be the best in the DS Series. DS 2 just didn't do it for me. I didn't like the story at all. The game was boring and tedious. DS 3, same thing, I just didn't like it. Just goes to show you that sometimes, the originals are the best, and that is certainly true with DS 1, for it kicks major booty. For a game that is from 2002, the graphics are excellent. I personally love the outdoor scenery. It's so vivid and colorful, and was nicely done. I sometimes find myself traveling along and stopping my party just to gaze at the wonderful detailed world. The game has a Night/Day Cycle, weather effects, an awesome sound track and superb ambient sounds. The game world really comes alive. But the best part of DS 1 is the story. It's one of the best I've played in a game, and the narrated cut-scenes are just great.

    Some like to compare this to Diablo II, but there is no comparison. Although Diablo II is one of the best games ever made, DS is nothing like it, at all. Diablo II is a dark fantasy hack and slash with very little RPG element. DS is an action fantasy RPG. There is much more than just hack and slash in this game. Diablo II gets very boring, very fast. It's just a click-fest with some quests, that's it.

    Some of the things I love about DS 1 is how (unlike Diablo), you don't need to keep clicking on an enemy to attack. I about wore my index finger out on Diablo II from clicking the mouse so much. The drop system is also good. Not too much, not too little. It's just right. And if you have the stand alone expansion, LOA (Legends of Aranna), the game is even better.

    The Original Campaign is quite long, consisting of 9 Chapters to keep you well entertained. You will meet and talk to tons of people which have unique personalities. Many are voiced extremely well. The game also has a nice modding community.

    Lastly, I really enjoy the many companions you can bring into your party. There are many to choose from. Some of them will join you for free, while others will cost you some coin. I'm not sure how anyone could give this game a bad rating. it doesn't deserve it. I for one, have nothing negative to say about this game. It's one of the best out there. I've been playing off and on since it's release and it never gets old. Great job Gas Powered Games! A true classic. 10/10.
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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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