- Publisher: Crate Entertainment
- Release Date: Feb 25, 2016
- Summary: Players are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, thePlayers are thrust into the dark, war-torn world of Cairn where a once proud empire has been brought to ruin and the human race driven to the edge of extinction. Cairn has become ground zero of an eternal war between two otherworldly powers, one seeking to use human bodies as a resource, the other intent upon destroying the human race before that can happen. This cataclysmic war has not only decimated human civilization but is warping the very fabric of reality and, in its wake, giving life to new horrors. … Expand
- Developer: Crate Entertainment
- Genre(s): Action RPG, Role-Playing, Action RPG
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Positive: 29 out of 29
Mixed: 0 out of 29
Negative: 0 out of 29
Mar 2, 2016There is no question that Grim Dawn moves along familiar lines: Base classes, a tragic world inhabited by monsters in a wide variety of flavors, nearly constant loot drops, action-oriented combat, somewhat "lite" yet interesting story, etc. Somehow, though, Grim Dawn just does it better than any other ARPG in recent memory.
Mar 2, 2016Grim Dawn is one of the easiest ARPGs to recommend in recent years.
Mar 1, 2016Grim Dawn takes the best of a lot of other action RPS and creates well thought out and yet original hack & slay fun.
Mar 7, 2016Despite the technical shortcomings, Crate Entertainment managed to develop a worthy spiritual successor for the Titan Quest series. Grim Dawn is extremely rich in content, providing hundreds of hours of hack'n'slash fun.
Apr 7, 2016Grim Dawn can be like pulling the lever on a slot machine, the only difference being that the reward here isn’t cash but the gory explosion of beasts and the clink of loot-drops. I know from personal experience that this game has that certain something, and even if you think that you've grown tired of games of its ilk, Grim Dawn has enough tricks up its sleeve to charm even the most grizzled veteran.
Apr 2, 2016Grim Dawn is a familiar, yet satisfying romp through a role-playing genre that's seen its fair share of innovations and dynamic methods to shoot and loot. Its setting is a nice change from the usual fantasy titles and its features and content are more than enough to keep you entertained for quite some time.
Mar 20, 2016All in all, despite quite a lot of bugs and flaws, Grim Dawn is definitely a must-play if you are into Diablo or other similar action role-playing games like Divinity: Original Sin. The game is still pretty recent, and I have faith that the developers are working hard to fix the flaws and make this title even better.
Positive: 136 out of 184
Mixed: 32 out of 184
Negative: 16 out of 184
Feb 25, 2016The game is a remarkable example of what can be accomplished by a small, dedicated team of developers. I was (still am) a long-time TitanThe game is a remarkable example of what can be accomplished by a small, dedicated team of developers. I was (still am) a long-time Titan Quest: Immortal Throne fiend. So when I heard some of the developers from that game were developing a new aRPG I was immediately on-board.
I was an early backer (2010), then Kickstarter backer, and have purchased the game for a few friends. It has more than lived up to the hype and exceeded all expectations. I played nearly 400 hours while it was in beta alone, and can't wait to actually, really start playing the game now that it is in full release.
It has all the best elements of an old-school aRPG game, with some new mechanics to keep it fresh. The environment/climate is interesting, the classes are fairly archetypal but with a fresh spin, and the hunt for loot keeps you hungry for progression.
The story is interesting and there is enough to keep those interested immersed. The graphics are very good - not amazing, but authentic for the type of game. Not cartoonish at all. The pace is great and there's enough play diversity to offer plenty of replayability. It's a great mix of challenge and depth.
I recommend this game highly. I've only played as single player, but the game does offer co-op mulitplayer via local server connections (like Titan Quest - no online servers, yay)!
PS - really looking forward to expansion AND the modding community once the game settles in.… Expand
Apr 27, 2016One of the best if not the best RPG game since Diablo 2. I think many were waiting for game like this which brings back that feeling whichOne of the best if not the best RPG game since Diablo 2. I think many were waiting for game like this which brings back that feeling which real RPG games used to have.… Expand
Mar 2, 2016Played the Alpha for the last year - and watching how the devs constantly updated the game, engaged with the community makes this game all thePlayed the Alpha for the last year - and watching how the devs constantly updated the game, engaged with the community makes this game all the more sweeter; It has that classic ARPG style that gives your nostalgia a nice nod and really has that grittiness that we loved in the D1/D2 games.
The perfect indie game in my opinion… Expand
Oct 12, 2016First off, let me preface this review with a bit of disclosure: I'm a huge fan of Titan Quest and I already had hugely high hopes for thisFirst off, let me preface this review with a bit of disclosure: I'm a huge fan of Titan Quest and I already had hugely high hopes for this game, and as such, may be slightly biased. That said, I'll try to be as objective as possible in the following.
Grim Dawn is a terrible, gloomy place. From the moment you're introduced to the world, you come to realize that your place in it is tenuous at best, and merely existing in it is a herculean feat of survival. Bad things are happening, and ancient horrors have been released, possessing humans and raising their corpses to do their bidding. Not only that, but other, competing factions have also begun to appear, protected by fanatical cultists. It's with this background that you're introduced, as a possessed human that's captured and hung, but survive, once the Aetherial possessing you leaves your body. It's then that you're forced out into the wilds, to face the undead, roving bands of gangs, cultists, twisted wildlife and other potent horrors that just want you dead.
There's a nice selection of classes, and a progression system that well rivals even Path of Exile's. The loot is rewarding, the atmosphere suitably gloomy and captures the precariousness of it all. The abilities are nice, and the world itself is a mixture of medieval meets steampunk, with firearms, melee combat, magic, and many other abilities tied to how you modify your gear, or specific items.
The graphics convey just how **** this world is, and are sharp, with pretty solid effects. The sound is good and in dungeon areas, will genuinely creep you out. The enemies are broadly diverse, some lacking in difficulty, while others just continuously spam abilities with no end in sight. (This is where I dinged a point. I didn't like it in Fallout 4, either.) The music was also suitably atmospheric, and composition was something I'm enjoying quite greatly.
All in all, I view it as a worthy successor to Diablo 2's ARPG crown, and may even rank it higher than I do Path of Exile, which I previously had viewed as the heir apparent prior. If you're a fan of dungeon crawling, loot, theory-crafting, gear modification, replayability, and especially if you liked TQ, get this game. The amount of entertainment for the price cannot be understated, for the content you receive.… Expand
May 4, 2016Grim Dawn is a real alternative to D3, if you don´t like the latter, or didn´t cope with the skil system of PoE.
Don´t expect Cinematics,Grim Dawn is a real alternative to D3, if you don´t like the latter, or didn´t cope with the skil system of PoE.
Don´t expect Cinematics, for those go to Marvel Heroes :-)
As a single player ARPG I would recommend it for peole,who liked "Diablo 2", "Sacred" and "Titan Quest".
Multiplayer is a bit tricky, if you´re not playing via Steam, and even then you only see "Steamfriends" .
Flaws and bugs are minimal.
rate A from me
A+ missed for missing easy Multiplayer player finding process
WARNING: ADDICTIVE ;-)… Expand
Aug 10, 2016Pretty cool game that keeps growing on you. One of those that you think about - builds and stuff - even away from computer.
One of the bestPretty cool game that keeps growing on you. One of those that you think about - builds and stuff - even away from computer.
One of the best ARPGs out there, along with Torchlight 2.… Expand
Apr 22, 2021An amazing game held back by a lack of updates and recurring bugs that never get fixed, together with a hostile community that lashes againstAn amazing game held back by a lack of updates and recurring bugs that never get fixed, together with a hostile community that lashes against any suggestions for improvement.… Expand