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  • Summary: War has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the minesWar has decimated the land, Orc Hordes are invading human territory and the king of the land needs a lot of ore to forge enough weapons for his army to stand against this threat. Prisoners from all over the empire are imprisoned in a large magical sphere where they have to work in the mines for the king. You are thrown into the sphere to give a letter to the high mages, this letter may be the turning point on the war against the Orcs. [Xicat Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
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  1. With a novel, large and intricate set of societies, coupled with excellent graphics and sound, Gothic becomes one of the most immersive and believable single-play adventure/RPGs ever.
  2. 90
    One of the best role-playing games of 2001. With just a few tweaks, Piranha Bytes could have given us one of the best role-playing games of all time.
  3. The 3D engine looks unbelievably good! The surroundings are impeccable, and bear a surreal and depressive atmosphere. All the objects and buildings look just as great.
  4. 83
    The environment, the quests, and the huge world you're in overcomes some of the technical issues with the game.
  5. Elaborate story, dialogue, and characterization draw you into one of the most believable role-playing game worlds ever created.
  6. There are some deficiencies in this game – most notably, how to equip a weapon without jumping through all the hoops the game has to offer.
  7. Computer Gaming World
    70
    If you can get past the absurd control hurdle and the fact that the beginning is the best part of the game..., Gothic is a satisfying RPG to fiddle with. [Apr 2002, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 111
  2. Negative: 4 out of 111
  1. Nov 22, 2011
    10
    How the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find goodHow the hell does this game have such a low score. I'm a big fan of open-world RPG games, and this game is the definition of what I find good in a game. Admittedly, it does take an hour or two before you really sink into the world and the story, but once you reach that point, and you've gotten used to the combat system, the game doesn't let you go. The world is one of the most well-designed worlds from almost any game I've ever played. Play it! Expand
  2. Oct 26, 2017
    10
    Легендарная игра Gothic ( Готика )
    Плюсы в игре :
    + Сюжет + Много разных квестов :3 + Выбор Гильдий + Три Лагеря ( Старый, Новый и
    Легендарная игра Gothic ( Готика )
    Плюсы в игре :
    + Сюжет
    + Много разных квестов :3
    + Выбор Гильдий
    + Три Лагеря ( Старый, Новый и Болотный )
    + Прокачка Персонажа
    + Магия и руны
    Оценка 10/10
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  3. May 18, 2013
    10
    It is the best and first RPG I've ever played and I like it all the way. It has a great story, an awesome atmosphere and the music is reallyIt is the best and first RPG I've ever played and I like it all the way. It has a great story, an awesome atmosphere and the music is really neat, too. I can't stop playing it for 12 years. And I still have fun with it!
    If you don't have it: buy it! It's awesome!
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  4. Jun 10, 2012
    10
    Good story , good world design , good atmospheric feel and great music it really makes for enjoyable rpg game , it takes a 20 to 30 mins tillGood story , good world design , good atmospheric feel and great music it really makes for enjoyable rpg game , it takes a 20 to 30 mins till you learn controls , but after learning them its an awesome ride.
    This game don't have inventory routine cause it's unlimited space , and no respwan every 15 mins routine cause spawns are set to story events and etc.Characters don't sound like just useless quest givers ,npc have personalities. Story is really nice. Journal has hand writen feel to it. Quite nice variety of spells no unneeded like in some other rpgs. Overall :compact full of content world , enjoyable characters, nice smooth combat , no limit for inventory , great atmospheric feeling , quest journal that actually helps or at times atleast is fun , very awesome epic music , freedom of class (bows, magic , melee you can do it all pretty much). This game shows how I would like RPGs to be made.
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  5. Sep 21, 2011
    9
    Gothic is a game that either grows on you or never will. First thing you might notice is that it has overcomplicated controls which howeverGothic is a game that either grows on you or never will. First thing you might notice is that it has overcomplicated controls which however are not impossible at all to master. You start out as a very weak character, which to me though adds to the challenge. In example you'll probably get beaten by those Dodo-like birds more then just a couple of times, but as you grow stronger you *will* be slaying them with one blow, feeling like you've actually have accomplished something.

    I felt compelled to continue this game as the setting and storyline are quite unique. You get thrown into a mining colony sealed off by a magic barrier. The colony itself is separated between three camps, each with their own take on how to deal with the situation. You get to choose which side you will be on, and yes - that *does* make a difference to your gaming experience even though near the end it all gets pretty much the same, storywise.

    The graphics may be a bit brownish and outdated to some, but I felt it supported the overall atmosphere of a mine-colony-prison very well. The engine works fine and I found the long walks between the camps fun and immersing. The gaming world is big and you get to discover a lot of varied locations, characters and enemies to deal with while the storyline itself remains solid.

    I loved playing this game, even though I only discovered it ten years after its release. Next up is finishing the next three parts (or at least Gothic 2). That might take a while though.
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  6. Nov 7, 2017
    0
    This is without question the worst game of all time. The gameplay is horrible, the combat is laughable, it tried to copy TES and failed. TheThis is without question the worst game of all time. The gameplay is horrible, the combat is laughable, it tried to copy TES and failed. The story is cliche and boring, it's like they hired kids to write the story of this game, the music is just pure cancer and the graphics, wow, i seen games from 1996 with better graphics. This is truly the most pathetic wannabe TES game ever made, these indie developers should make their own game and not steal ideas. Expand

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