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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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  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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  1. Positive: 99 out of 113
  2. Negative: 4 out of 113
  1. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A real role playing game, you become one with your character you feel like being in the island. Beatiful world, perfect story line, piece of art. Not suitable for gamers who like hack and slush. Expand
  2. 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
  3. Oct 26, 2017
    10
    Non fatevi ingannare dal poco tempo di gioco, ho finito questo capolavoro all'epoca e in versione originale.
    Cosa dire del primo capitolo di
    Non fatevi ingannare dal poco tempo di gioco, ho finito questo capolavoro all'epoca e in versione originale.
    Cosa dire del primo capitolo di Gothic? E' una vera perla.
    Nonostante i bug, i difetti grafici e le traduzioni spesso scadenti resta uno dei giochi di ruolo più vivi e affascinanti della storia. Una trama meravigliosa si unisce a un mondo di gioco vivo e dinamico che reagisce in conseguenza al nostro approccio e alle nostre azioni.
    Un gioco che andrebbe restaurato.
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  4. Aug 5, 2014
    10
    Game completed 9 times, last time was half year ago and for me game is still awesome after you get used to old style controls and graphic (1-2Game completed 9 times, last time was half year ago and for me game is still awesome after you get used to old style controls and graphic (1-2 hours) ;) Expand
  5. AvaR.
    Oct 10, 2002
    10
    One of the greatest RPG games. a very good and intricating one.
  6. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    Another great classic. Aged pretty badly, especially controls and graphic, but the most important here is atmosphere and good idea for theAnother great classic. Aged pretty badly, especially controls and graphic, but the most important here is atmosphere and good idea for the world and environment. I know that many modern players, who will try Gothic today won't like it. But for sure everybody should try. Expand
  7. 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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