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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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  1. Negative: 7 out of 160
  1. Oct 6, 2017
    10
    One of the best rpg games of my childhood. The game immediately tightened me with its indescribable atmosphere of the world of collonia, whereOne of the best rpg games of my childhood. The game immediately tightened me with its indescribable atmosphere of the world of collonia, where you first of all are fighting for your survival and freedom. It's a game with great music, and an exciting story, in one word 10/10. 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. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    Amazing game.Amazing game. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzziiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggg Expand
  4. Sep 23, 2012
    10
    One of the best RPG's ever been made. I've played the game in the last 10 years determined 20 times. The atmosphere there is simply unmatched today.
  5. DanaP.
    Jan 28, 2002
    10
    Great Game.
  6. Oct 4, 2012
    9
    Great game with a great story and probably one of the most creative solutions for the borders of the game world. Nice to look at (for theGreat game with a great story and probably one of the most creative solutions for the borders of the game world. Nice to look at (for the time) and fun to play. The only small downsides are the odd controls (but you get used to them quickly) and the storyline that starts with loads of side quests and free choices but quickly forces you into a main story where you cannot take influence on the events and very little side quests already early in the game. Expand
  7. Dec 25, 2020
    0
    Im big fan of RPGs and this is the holy grail of them (Gothic I + Gothic II). Great story, great world, great combat system (melee as well asIm big fan of RPGs and this is the holy grail of them (Gothic I + Gothic II). Great story, great world, great combat system (melee as well as ranged and magic too), great mysterious and adventurous atmosphere, great leveling/improving system, great thing is limited number of weapons (like about 30 of every kind, not thousands like in Skyrim, which you cant remember). Expand

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