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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: 4 out of 142
  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 27, 2017
    10
    Hyvä RPG. Taistelu systeemi on erilainen kuin yleisesti. Miinuksena tulee satunnaiset kaatuilut sekä tiedostojen häviämistä joka estääHyvä RPG. Taistelu systeemi on erilainen kuin yleisesti. Miinuksena tulee satunnaiset kaatuilut sekä tiedostojen häviämistä joka estää pelaamisen kokonaan tai pahimmassa tapauksessa pilaa tallennuksen. Itse en tätä päässyt läpi. Juuri vähän ennen loppua engine pieras. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2014
    10
    The best game of all time.
    I love this game up today!
    One can also play very well today play, the only thing you have to get used, is
    The best game of all time.
    I love this game up today!
    One can also play very well today play, the only thing you have to get used, is controlling.
    Everything else is perfect. Thank you for this great game
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  4. Sep 6, 2014
    10
    Gothic is a game which is perfect for me. Ten years passed and I still enjoy life under the magic barrier. Beautiful world filled withGothic is a game which is perfect for me. Ten years passed and I still enjoy life under the magic barrier. Beautiful world filled with interesting NPCs, great dialogs, stunning music and things difficult to express. The story is dark and addictive. I love the choice of joining Old Camp - rich from trade with the outer world, New Camp - where people do what they want and Water Mages try to find a way out of Barrier or the Brotherhood - filled with people prayint to their pagan god and smoking swamp weed. You can learn a lot of interesting magic spells from firebolt, shapeshift, telekinesis to one that allows you to control someone's body. The only flaws of the game are controls and maybe lack of side-quests in some of the chapters.
    That game is a masterpiece.
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  5. Sep 24, 2020
    9
    I always liked Piranha Bytes games, even if they had some little missteps during their career. But I really love the first Gothic chapter. AndI always liked Piranha Bytes games, even if they had some little missteps during their career. But I really love the first Gothic chapter. And as a big RPG fan in general, I have to say that Gothic is outstanding. The world is beautiful, the quests super interesting and the atmosphere is incredibly dense. Every single-player RPG fan should play this game! Expand
  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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