• Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: Screenshot zum Titel.

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Über das Spiel

Entdecken Sie eine ganz neue Art von Action-RPG-Spielen, die auf einer neuen Version der Source-Engine von Valve basieren. Vor dem Hintergrund des Might & Magic-Universums liefern sich die Spieler heftige Gefechte in einer dunklen und bedrohlichen Fantasiewelt. Schwerter, Stahl und Zauberei. Wählen Sie Ihre Art zu töten.

Features:
  • Innovative Technologien: Holen Sie sich die neue Version der beliebten Source™-Engine von Valve. Sie eröffnet Ihnen eine ganz neue Perspektive: ein Körpergefühl fast wie im wahren Leben, realistische Erscheinungsbilder und Bewegungen sowie ein komplettes Nahkampfsystem mit Ihnen als Protagonist in einer fantastischen Umgebung.
  • Action ohne Ende: Fordern Sie in zwölf spannenden Levels die Mächte des Bösen heraus, und lernen Sie, mit über 30 Waffenarten und einem ganzen Arsenal vernichtender Zaubersprüche umzugehen.
  • Treiben Sie die Entwicklung Ihrer Figur voran: Sie sind nicht auf eine einzelne Disziplin beschränkt, sondern können Ihr Spielerlebnis beliebig erweitern. Lernen Sie im Laufe des Spiels mithilfe des Geschicklichkeitstrainings des Dark Messiah mächtige neue Zaubersprüche und Angriffsarten.
  • Revolutionärer Multi-Player-Modus: Machen Sie sich bereit für den Kampf mit bis zu 32 Spielern im brandneuen Kreuzrittermodus, der es den Spielern im Zuge dynamischer Online-Kampagnen ermöglicht, Erfahrungen zu sammeln und neue Fähigkeiten zu erwerben. Schlagen Sie sich auf die Seite der Menschen oder der Untoten, und wählen Sie zwischen fünf einander ergänzenden Figuren-Klassen.

Systemanforderungen

  • CPU: AMD Athlon, Pentium 2,4 GHz
  • GFX: Video-Karte mit 128 MB
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Software: Windows XP
  • HD: 7 GB Festplattenspeicher
  • INET: Internetverbindung
  • Peripherie: Maus, Tastatur
  • LANG: Englisch
  • CPU: AMD Athlon, Pentium 3,0 GHz
  • GFX: DX9-fähige Video-Karte mit 256 MB
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Software: Windows XP
  • HD: 7 GB Festplattenspeicher
  • INET: Internetverbindung
  • Peripherie: Maus, Tastatur
  • LANG: Englisch

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Verfasst: 20.12.19 00:01
Moin Leute!

Achtung! Unten könnt ihr auf mein Review-Gameplay klicken!

Ein wunderbares Game das mich von Anfang an mitgerissen hat. Ein flüssiges Gameplay ist durch die Einstellungen auch auf älteren Systemen gewährleistet.
Das Game spielt sich sehr flüssig und die Zauber reagieren physikalischen Eigenschaften entsprechend.
Man lootet viel, levelt und boxxt sich durch ein linear wirkendes Action-Rpg. Dennoch wirkt alles sehr offen und frei. Ladezeiten und Miniruckler halten sich in Grenzen. Bugs konnte ich bis auf grafische keine feststellen.
Die Story ist fließend und packend. Alles ein wenig sexy und gewaltbeherrschend.
Kauft euch das Game wenn ihr nostalgisch zocken wollt. Erinnert mich stark an Divinity!

Im folgenden Video könnt ihr euch selbst ein Bild vom Spiel machen. Auch ich bin zu sehen :-)

https://youtu.be/bWO5Qh7KJ6g
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Verfasst: 04.01.20 13:06
This game is an one of the best game i ever played in my 25 (i'm 33) years of gaming. The physics are amazing, the combat system is awesome, the story have diffrent ways to end, skill tree is great choose your playstyle and rescue or doom everything,

My biggest wish/desire is a VR option for this game.
I am ready to write a letter to Santa Claus or to sacrifice my neighbour's pets to the dark gods for this unique experience in VR.
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Verfasst: 30.08.20 13:20
This game is among my top 5 games of all time! It is easily the best Action-Sword-And-Sorcery-Game i played yet! Don't buy it, if you want a straight RPG. It has some RPG-Elements, but maninly it focuses on combat, puzzle solving and immersion. And in terms of immersion it beats most games you finde today!

So absolutly worth your money, even more so, if you buy it on sale!
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Alt aber gut
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First Person? Ja!
Schwert und Schild? Ja
Kampfstab? Ja!
Dolche? Ja!
Beine sichtbar? Ja!
Stachelbretter? Oh ja!
Gegner treten? Ja, überall, vor allem an Abgründen!
Magie um den Gegner so richtig den Tag zu vermiesen: Ja, ja ja!
Bisschen Skillen? Ja!
Fokus auf Story? Ja! Hey, das Spiel ist von 2006, da waren Fetch-Quests MMOs vorbehalten :)
Verschiedene Rüstungen, welche aktiv Einfluss haben? Ja!
Sexy Dämon, welche lüstern ins Ohr flüstert? Ja!
Entscheidungen beeinflussen das Ende? Ja, drei Mal!
Drachen? Ja!
Große Spinnen? Ja - sorry Arachnophobie-Geplagte!

Physik? Oh ja - Half Life 2 auf Speed!
Grafik? 2006 aber JA!

Empfehlen Sie dieses Spiel? Ähh, ja!?
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Verfasst: 27.07.21 10:01
Meiner Meinung nach bis heute eins der besten Spiele, die es gibt.
Das Physik-System war damals natürlich noch besonders, heute ist es fast schon Standard, trotzdem gibt es neben einer interessanten Kampfmechanik auch immer wieder etwas neues herauszufinden.
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Hammer Spiel! Definitiv eines meist unterschätzen Spiele überhaupt.
Erst fängt es lustig an, aber dann wird das verdammt episch.
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Press F to kick
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Battle system better than in Skyrim. This game is 14 years old. Enough said.
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Verfasst: 26.02.20 20:19
This game has, hands down, the most fun and dynamic combat i've ever experienced in a first person game. While the story itself is linear, there are so many options to approach each combat encounter that the replay value is through the roof. If you're not convinced, watch Mandalore's video on it. The game is incredible.
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Did I hear something?
Hey! Pal!
Come back here, and fight like a AAAAAAUGH
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Press F to [strike] pay respect [/strike] kick things into death.
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dishonored should've been a game about kicking people even harder than this game, instead it's a dumbass stealth game where half the game is unfun. this game is all fun (murder is fun)
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Verfasst: 28.12.19 00:37
A must have. It's like Half-Life 2 with Swords and magic.
Shame we wont be getting any follow up game.
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Verfasst: 13.01.20 06:36
Less than hour into the game and some guards chased me until I came to a ladder so naturally I ran up and waited to cast my ice spell at first one up intending to freeze him and kick his solid form off the balcony to watch him shatter, well... Unfortunately I missed and accidentally hit the floor but fortunately he charges at me slips and does a total front flip falling and knocking the other guards below him to their deaths aside from one lucky guy which as he attempted to slowly stagger away I rightly ended by simply throwing a nearby footstool at his head. 10/10

I suppose the game is rather short and linear in a way if you're expecting a freeroaming rpg from this era like Oblivion or something but even so you shouldnt go into this game expecting it to play like oblivion I highly Recommend this even at full price, (9.99$) but it can go on sale for as low as 2$ which is what i paid.
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Verfasst: 11.04.20 14:22
The screams the Orcs make when they slip on a frozen puddle and are sent hurtling down a bottomless ravine are priceless. An experience you can't get in any other game.
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Verfasst: 18.04.20 03:07
Gather around the campfire, I'll tell you a story about how one of the greatest franchises in video game history died. Back in the 80s a company named New World Computing was created and they gave birth to the Might and Magic franchise. Throughout the 80s and 90s this was arguably the most dominant fantasy-based franchise in gaming. They had EIGHT entries in the franchise by the year 2000. It was so popular that by 1996 they had created a separate line of games involving turn-based strategy, known as Heroes of Might & Magic. Heroes of Might & Magic is the most influential turn-based strategy series in history.

Possibly due to a heavy focus on PC games when consoles were dominating, 3DO had to file bankruptcy in 2003. Ubisoft scooped up the rights to the Might & Magic franchise and acted as publisher for the next two games, Dark Messiah and Heroes of Might and Magic V. Both games were great. However, Ubisoft would not create another main series title for the Might & Magic games until 2014. Instead, we got Dark Messiah of Might & Magic: a first-person action-style RPG that was criminally neglected.

It's hard to qualify why it did so poorly, but my best guess is this game came out right at the peak of MMORPG mania. World of Warcraft had launched two years earlier and sucked in a large percentage of fantasy RPG fans. The vast majority of them could not be bothered with anything else.

Now I need to sell you on how cool this game is. It's first-person, action-style combat with nearly full environment manipulation. You can kick out support posts to unleash an avalanche of debris on your enemies. You can shoot out ropes to drop chandeliers on their stupid faces. You can kick enemies into spikes and impale them. You can kick them into campfires and burn them alive. Combat is SO DAMN FUN in this game. Then there's magic too, and stealth aspects. You have skill trees where you can invest points. You have a great story and the quintessential fantasy game bestiary.

This game has aged surprisingly well. I will argue it's aged better than even the first Mass Effect and Dragon Age games despite the fact they came out later. PLEASE try this game and you will not regret it. Just look at the other reviews. 90%+ for any game is worth a shot.
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Ragdolled NPCs intensifies
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This game was so fun to play. Excellent!
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Pretty cool, overlooked game!
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The memes are true. Kicking enemies is the most effective way of showing some skill before you die.
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Kicking Strangers Simulator 2006
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Verfasst: 25.03.20 20:23
I know that this could sound silly, but among all games of Might & Magic universe this one is my favourite! Of course, Might & Magic universe is mostly known and loved for it's Heroes series, but, in my opinion, Dark Messiah is worthy companion in first-person action genre. I really love it. I can put Dark Messiah in the same row with such a great games of the past generation like Blade of Darkness.
This game features:
* amazing first-person combat experience enhanced by physics engine with blood and gore;
* lovely and fascinating plot;
* amusing dialogs & pleasing level design;
* a huge piece of fun.

Recomended! (unless you are too old to go through another fairy tale).
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Verfasst: 10.04.20 04:15
Short but good game. The source engine does it well, but it suffers from a bare-bones plot, annoying characters, and a linear world design. Seriously, who though implanting a succubus into the main character's head would be a good idea?

Overall, this game would probably be an A- to a B if not for it's lackluster story. The exploration and combat are the only things this game has going for it, but they're pretty dang sweet on their own.
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Verfasst: 19.05.20 07:44
I know a whole Heaping amount of people comment on the kicking-fest, but do not base it on that, there is waaaay more in this game! This game is golden. Oh and don't base this game on the front cover or image you see, it is waaaay better in graphics, especially if you rack up those graphics.
Ok, so I have had my eye on this game for quite some time now, and have put it off and put it off thinking that this was just another ''eh'' game, but i was blown away at how great it was. Keeping my homes way down set me up for a surprise. Don't do what i did and just it on how cheap it is and screenshots, get it NOW and enjoy it! Seriously, just buy it.
Pros
1. Story
2. The choice of good or evil. And it eases you into the simple choices, you do not automatically choose good or evil.
3. Secrets around every corner, some easy, some difficult, but mostly simple.
4. Easy loads
5. Hard hits, to sneaky stabs or mage wielding, or all of the above (Sneaky heavy hitter anyone?)
6. All around great game. (i don't think this counts)
7. Easy scroll Hot Keys!
8. If you pick up an already owned item, it doesn't double stack or take up more room. (except the lightning shield)
8. Decent graphics for its time. especially the grotesque parts.
9. Sticking a person to the wall with an arrow, smacking them against spike walls, setting them on fire, sending an extremely large statue screaming towards your victims, and yes, shoving a casket on top of someone.

Cons
1. Once in a while when reloading, the game will crash.
2. Only one time when dying the game crashed, it was an odd death.

So there you have it, pros out weigh the Cons in my book, especially when the quick game loading kind of kicks out some of those quick crashes. I think you will thank yourself once you buy it and play, it is an actual joy to play this game. IS it replayable? Certainly. especially to choose between a human or a demon succubi female; different endings are tied to them. So Enjoy!
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Eski olmasına rağmen grafikler hala tatmin edici olması Source Engine'in marifeti sanırım. Hala oynanır.
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Verfasst: 12.05.20 19:02
If Half-Life 2 was set in a dark fantasy world. Combat encourages using environment and direct fighting is usually left as a last resort. It's pretty linear though, so don't expect Skyrim. Definitely one that went under the radar back in the day. Glad I went back to check it out. Had way more fun than I expected I would.
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Verfasst: 05.06.20 02:00
Seriously underrated classic.
Best melee combat seen to date, impressive taking into account the game came out in 2006.
Story is average and replayability modest.
Great deal of fun if you activate cheats and mess around with them.
Amazing and funny ragdoll physics due to the game using the Source Engine (also super easy to get massive speed boosts by timing your charged melee attack and your jump)
Great game!
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this game is pretty good
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Verfasst: 20.05.20 23:35
a decent game some glitches and crashes but that docent make it any less fun. i mean your main weapon is a sparta kick you can use to knock enemys into spike, traps, doors, magic traps you set up, each other, and off of cliff's, roofs, and other high places, oh yeah there's some cool weapons a magic powers as well. over all a decent game that i enjoyed.
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Verfasst: 04.06.20 12:47
Only played 3 hrs so far and I am hooked.
Dark Messiah of Might & Magic is a very unique game in the way it handles combat. It encourages you to abuse the environment against your enemies and gives you plenty of tools to do so. Swords, Daggers, Staffs, Clubs, Bows, Magic, all the physics based items in the environment and the boots that are on your feet. That's right, you can kick your enemies off ledges and into conveniently placed spikes. My favourite spell so far is the frost spell, abuse the fact that it creates slippery surfaces and send your enemies to their demise as they fall off a cliff, into the depths of the sea.

Due to how the skill tree is designed, it encourages multiple playthroughs as you can go full on warrior, sorcerer, rogue. You can of course mix and pick what you want, which is what I have done. While the game is linear, it still has it's nooks and crevices you can explore to find secrets and the combat is it's own sandbox that you can play around in and experiment with.

The closest game I can compare this to is Blade & Sorcery, which is a VR game. Not really that surprising, as the developer have taken heavy inspiration from this game. If you are like me and have had this game collecting dust in the steam library for years, go and play it. If you are also like me and have nothing to do during summer, but don't own the game, buy it. It's cheap and it is absolutely worth the money.

I can also recommend installing the Ultimate Edition mod, as it provides a few fixes and a New Game Plus mode for those interested in that: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739039320
Can also recommend patching the game executable with Large Address Awareness: https://ntcore.com/?page_id=371
Allows the game to use 4GB of ram instead of 2GB. Might fix some instability.
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Verfasst: 31.05.20 06:37
Kick man he die very good game 10/10
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Verfasst: 12.07.20 07:58
Very fun game. The physics in this game make it so much fun, especially kicking enemies into spiked walls or fire. The story is actually really interesting and has some very unique bits to it.
[*] Needs one fix to make it run better on modern systems
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Verfasst: 17.07.20 19:37
A first person action game. Don the robes of Sareth as he sets out on his mission to secure a crystal of great power through the streets and dungeons of Asha.

The game puts a strong emphasis on using your environment to your advantage. You have multiple objects you can pick up and throw around you and world elements that are fatal to enemies, typically used by giving them a solid kick into the instrument of their demise. Kicking things is very effective in this game, it's always fun to do.

Your other options for dealing with enemies, should your legs and the world prove inadequate, are 3 kinds of melee weapons (sword, staff, dagger), a bow and various magics. I found myself using the bow and magic the most. The magic is easily acquired via the skill points you gain periodically as you progress (which can also be used to upgrade your other abilities.) and also very useful, due to the direct and indirect ways most spells can harm your foes. You also have a generous pool of mana supplemented by a good deal of mana potions you can find in the world and later a huge boost to how fast it regenerates. Barring the very useful healing spell, ways to heal effectively are more rare than ways to deal damage yourself, so you're encouraged to do your best to kill your foes before they kill you too. The bows are bows, they do exactly what you think they do. I found them fun to use, mostly when taking out enemies with a good stealthy headshot. Stealth is an option here too of course, it's handy. You can use just about any method you see fit in most cases, it's fun sewing a path of destruction however you please.

Your enemies are mostly humanoid, of different races, with the main differences being their dialogue, alliance, size, resistances and method of attack. They're all susceptible to the many tricks in your toolbox in the end.

The story is okay, has an interesting twist here or there, some aspects of its central conflict are fascinating, but it's ultimately there to justify the action and you don't get to interact with the characters much.

It's a lot of fun to play overall, strongly recommended to fans of somewhat melee focused first person action games.
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Verfasst: 26.06.20 06:28
Wanted to give this a try at the recommendation of a friend, so I grabbed it on sale. Unfortunately, it doesn't want to run at all. Research revealed that it's a common problem with the Steam version. Buy at own risk.
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You kick people and have sexy demon lady follow you around.
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Sucks and is good
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Verfasst: 22.07.20 09:07
I love kicking people down the stairs.

The game is fun too, i guess.
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Classic masterpiece.
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Verfasst: 10.07.20 23:33
kick stupid orcs and goblins with your massive feet while a succubus makes snide comments about you. such is the life of a warrior.
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Verfasst: 25.06.20 09:04
If you buy this, look up how to run it properly on Windows 10 cause it crashes like a motherfucker otherwise.
The game itself is Kick/10 loved it
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Verfasst: 29.06.20 14:45
A 2006 classic and one of the top video games of all time. I remember playing this back in the day on my Windows XP computer, I'm glad I revisited it.
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Verfasst: 19.08.20 13:46
needs a sequel or remake so hard
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Verfasst: 24.08.20 10:18
More games need a Sparta kick.
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Verfasst: 02.09.20 13:54
One of the best games ever made and one of my favorites. Has probably the best melee combat system ever designed in a video game! It complete destroys the Elder Scrolls game and every other sword and shield game out there.
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Verfasst: 01.09.20 17:49
A story about an insane man throwing barrels, rocks, boxes and pots at orcs and necromancers because a succubus told him to.

7/10 would kick a spider off a wall and watch it splatter from the fall again
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Verfasst: 25.08.20 04:13
Dark Messiah of Mighty Kicks. Trust me, duderos, this game kicks hard. Kicks even harder than King Leonidas. Got the retail version for almost 15 years now, played it countless times, got it on Steam, too, never can get enough of it. This game is a great kick-a$$ fun. Totally worth even the full price of 5 Euros. My only real complain about it is that the game is pretty short and never got any sequel while it and we all deserve it. But the hope still lives. Anyway, just kick in and enjoy this a$$kickin' adventure!
(It has multiple endings and other consequences by decisions during the tale, I think I tried every variation, but still not sure. xD Damn, I fuckin' love this game!)
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Verfasst: 09.09.20 18:12
A million crashes, nice engine valve
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==[Graphics]==
☐ Potato
☐ Really bad
☐ Bad
X OK
☐ Good
☐ Beautiful
☐ Masterpiece

===[ $ Price/quality: ]===
X Full price
☐ Wait for sale
☐ Average
☐ Refund it if you can
☐ Don't do it

===[ ☣ Requirments: ]===
☐ 90' PC
X Minimum
☐ Medium
☐ Fast
☐ High end
☐ NASA computer

===[ ☼ Difficulty: ]===
☐ You just need 2 arms
☐ Ez
☐ Easy to learn / Hard to master
☐ Hard (first few hours)
X Dark Souls


===[ ۞ Game time/length ]===
☐ Really short ( 0 - 2 hours)
☐ Short ( 2 - 8 hours)
☐ Few hours ( 8 - 12 hours)
X Long ( 12+ hours)
☐ Endless

===[ ♬ Story] ===
☐ It doesn't have
X Still better than Twilight
☐ Average
☐ Good
☐ Fantastic

===[ ✦ Others: ]===
Multiplayer: -
Singleplayer: On
Rating: 7.8/10
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Verfasst: 23.09.20 00:36
One of the best combat systems in the entire gaming history. Great game for it's time. Still fun even today. Though it has some crashing issues with the new systems apparently. Lowering graphic settings before a loading screen helps preventing crashes.
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Verfasst: 24.09.20 05:24
Ah yes. The Adventures of Booty Kick McKickerson.
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Verfasst: 26.09.20 02:07
The combat is supreme, the graphics are suprisingly good and the story quite interesting. While I don't adore it it's was a fun ride and I might try out again some day. Some levels are a bit of a dud, large swaths of the game takes place underground and the final area was to me quite underwhelming. While I love the combat some enemy types like the spiders felt unresponsive and just weird. Enemy variety was also quite lackluster but enemy types were well paced so it didnt feel too unvaried. I would have hoped for more varied bosses and mini bosses instead of the two diffrent versions of monsters that show up now and again. The bosses were some of the most aged parts to me, often boiling down to just exploiting a specific weak spot over and over until it just decided to die. Humanoid enemies were amazing to fight. You'd often end up kicking a dude over a ledge and placing an ice trap that made the reinforcemnts touble over the same ledge. Enviorments are often destructive and most clutter can be picked up and thrown which helpes you since they stun the enemy for a second and allows a power attack or spell to hit unblocked.

If I'd rate this game, something I generally don't like I would propably give it a 8/10. It's far from perfect but it has aged very gracefully and i feel quite comfortable saying I really enjoyed it. It's a masterpiece for the time but some aspects are dated like enemy variety, game length, location variety and boss fights but the stuff that has held up are still top notch.
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Verfasst: 24.09.20 01:19
The game was very good and fun. I loved it.
The only problem was that it crashed a lot and sometimes I got stuck in the wall.
I would give 10 or 9 points but the bugs ruined the feeling. But this is stilla good game.

7/10
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Verfasst: 21.09.20 06:04
Fuck this game is just good in every way, never enjoyed a game as much as i have this no matter how many times i replay it
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Verfasst: 09.10.20 20:50
like play dark souls in First person
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Verfasst: 21.09.20 07:49
Good game. here's how you get it running via proton (wine)
set launch options to ...
PROTON_FORCE_LARGE_ADDRESS_AWARE=1 DXVK_HUD=compiler %command% -w 1920 -h 1080 -console -novid

where -w and -h would be your resolution.

Don't change any video settings or it will crash.

cloud saving doesn't work
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Verfasst: 11.10.20 04:37
I love that you can avoid killing spiders but you must kill dragons ????
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Verfasst: 26.10.20 23:26
Fantastic kicking simulator. Highly recommended.
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Verfasst: 04.11.20 04:35
Expect a whooooole lotta crashes but this is one of the most advanced fantasy games from it's time. Combat mechanics, weapon variety, magic systems, and movement all put modern titles like Skyrim to shame. The kick feature could be your only means of attack and I would not be upset, launching someone over a balcony or into a spike trap never gets old. The game has a solid autosave feature so even with the crashes you'll never lose much progress. This is an absolute hidden gem if you can just get it to run.
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Verfasst: 21.11.20 01:08
I almost never finish games, I played through this one twice in a row. Great gameplay, impressive physics, multiple ways to play, pretty decent story as well.
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Verfasst: 11.11.20 13:32
FPS with three classes of melee weapons. The sword, staff and dagger. Combat was interesting with the kick mechanic and so on, and the character progression was surprisingly challenging. Though some skills/perks are worth getting early, it'd make your combat more difficult so you gotta balance those two. As for story, the direction had that unexpected twist for me, ngl it was fun however after said twist everything was kinda predictable. My favourite part however is the deep lore and backstories. Very scrolls like, I love it. Would recommend for fps lovers
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Verfasst: 04.11.20 18:03
A game that probably goes under the radar for many but it is well worth the price of admission, especially on sale.
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Verfasst: 25.11.20 00:51
Fantastic title, even today. Severely underrated. None of that open world drudgery, but nicely focused linear areas, allowing gameplay itself do the talking. Classic non-Souls-like difficulty. A respectable games engine, with a fairly good combat system . It requires more skill than something like Skyrim and feels closer to Kingdom Come Deliverance.. It's a decent world that isn't throwing lore at you to make it feel bigger - Might and Magic doesn't have to. A story that sets the tone for the game, but doesn't feed cutscenes at you, and when it does have some, keeps it minimal.

This is a classic dark fantasy game where you can jump straight in and start playing, from start to finish without any side quests or other time-consuming tasks. This game ultimately ends up feeling extremely refreshing.
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-novid +map_background none -heapsize 1572864 +fps_max 60

thank me later
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Verfasst: 26.11.20 06:17
Best kicking simulator for over a decade
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Verfasst: 04.12.20 23:31
IMO the best singleplayer rpg. Very linear but fun nonetheless extremaly fun because of the combat system which you can play with for hours and find new things to murder your enemies with. It's unstable as shit, get a patch from the internet or a GoG copy cause they upkeep old games to the modern standard way better than steam.
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9.0 / 10
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Verfasst: 25.11.20 22:28
Kick orcs and men off cliffs.
Find your dad.
Rule the world.
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Verfasst: 20.12.20 05:30
name a game with a more powerful kick
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Verfasst: 10.12.20 18:06
Underrated game from Arkane



story is still kinda weird
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Verfasst: 28.11.20 06:18
Play as the best barfighter in the realm to save a hot mission trip babe and fuck a demon.

Stability:
Plays better on Linux with Proton. Win10 crashes on every loading screen for me. No amount of compatibility fixes for Windows seems to work. Ran near flawlessly on Linux with Proton.
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Verfasst: 12.12.20 20:31
kick go *hyyyYAHH*
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The most underrated FPS Action RPG of all time!
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Verfasst: 03.01.21 16:21
Combat is 10 years ahead of it's time and very satisfying. This is probably my 3rd favorite hack-n-slash with Skyrim (with Combat Gameplay Overhaul) being first, and the Dishonored series being second. Arkane Studio games hit differently than other titles. If you've played the Dishonored series and enjoyed it for the versatility of the gameplay you should definitely try this game because this is where it all started <3 They put a lot of detail into combat animations and this is something rare for a 2008 game. The game also tends to look better than Half-Life 2 despite being on the same version of Source but still looks fairly dated.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOD https://steamcommunity.com/app/2100/discussions/0/412446292758831571/ it adds new game + which only makes sense in a game with perk/item progression. It also fixes a number of bugs and restores cut content.

NOTE THAT THIS GAME IS OLD AND MIGHT STRUGGLE WITH STABILITY ON NEWER HARDWARE. There are a number of tweaks that can fix these issues though, you just have to look around.
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Verfasst: 06.01.21 18:03
This is one of my favourite games to this day. It just feels right each time I play it
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Verfasst: 18.01.21 16:06
Amazing game with unique features and mechanics that really add up to the experience and gameplay

But crashes frequently on modern hardware, which is sad :(
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Verfasst: 01.01.21 10:11
Feels more like an action game than an rpg, but I still enjoyed it till the end.
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Verfasst: 18.01.21 17:08
great game
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Verfasst: 15.01.21 21:59
The best First Person Hack and Slay game up until Elderborn was released. Lots of possible builds that are all viable. Great story and characters. Great level design. Great sound design. Lots of fun to be had.

Go buy it.

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foda bagarai
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k i c k
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Verfasst: 15.02.21 09:40
Childhood

11/10
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Verfasst: 17.02.21 00:18
Excellent swordplay, generic story. Forced choice between two characters I didn't like. But the combat feels so good it doesn't matter. Kick everything off every ledge, then slash everyone to death.
Very fun in that regard.
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Verfasst: 10.02.21 19:46
story is about what you'd expect from a game from 2006, difficulty is just right, game length is not to short but not too long, gameplay still holds up as the gold standard for melee combat. only bad(?) thing about the game is that the woman who lives in your head and tells you things is really horny all the time
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Verfasst: 14.02.21 20:00
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Dark Messiah of Might & Magic is an action RPG with a unique take on combat. While most RPGs focus on steadily improving your character’s statistics, Dark Messiah mostly gives you new techniques to use. While there are some of your typical “+2 damage” skills, they are complementary, not the entirety of the skill tree.

Dark Messiah’s progression is directly tied into its combat system. Combat in Dark Messiah is basic on the surface, allowing you to play like a generic action RPG if you choose. You can spend your skill points on damage upgrades and extra health, which makes the game pretty easy, but also a bit bland. Dark Messiah’s strength is forcing you to be resourceful. When you come upon an enemy in Skyrim, you hit them with your sword, cast a spell, or shoot them with an arrow. In Dark Messiah, there is usually a better way to kill someone. Thanks to the dedicated kick key, you can always try to kick someone off a ledge to their death. You can kick them into a sharp object. Sometimes you can cut a rope, causing a heavy object to swing into an enemy, or knock over a pile of barrels. These are all tools you can use in Dark Messiah and it helps keep you engaged, instead of just mindlessly attacking with a sword or fireball.

Dark Messiah blends traditional action RPG combat with its own brand of physics based combat, creating many unique combat scenarios out of relatively basic ideas. For example, knocking someone down is a simple concept. Stabbing someone with your sword is equally straightforward. Dark Messiah gives you the ability to kill any enemy with one hit, as long as they are knocked down. Then the game gives you plenty of tools to achieve this. You could hit someone ten times with your sword to kill them, or you could kick them down the stairs and stab them once. Maybe you’ve unlocked the freeze spell. You could use it to freeze an enemy, or you could use it on the ground to make enemies slip, letting you kill them with a single attack. All of these small interactions between the basic elements of combat gives the player a huge amount of freedom to play how they want.

Progression in Dark Messiah gives the player room to build their character as they wish, outside of a couple exceptions. When the game begins, you are stuck as a swordsman without any major tools to use. You can choose to specialize into either melee combat or mage combat. Technically you can focus on stealth combat or archery, but they are complementary skills and won’t be enough to get you through the game on their own. Mage progression centers around learning new spells and improving your mana (which allows you to cast spells more often). Going down the mage path doesn’t fully lock you out of melee combat because there are a number of mage weapons and armor that allow you to fight in close quarters if need be. Melee progression works the same way, where you are able to primarily fight with swords and shields, but you can easily dabble in magic as well. Stealth has its uses, but many fights won’t give you the opportunity to use it effectively. Similarly, archery is useful at long ranges, but much of the game takes place in cramped hallways and small rooms, limiting its overall effectiveness.

Once you decide on a character build, you need to collect skill points. These are given out sporadically based on quest completion and exploration, not an experience system like a typical RPG. This means you can’t sit around killing hundreds of enemies to get better, you need to explore or simply keep playing. Finding secret rooms will reward you with skill points, weapons, armor, potions, scrolls, or a mix of them. Oftentimes a weapon you would normally find after a mission can be found a level or two earlier if you discover the secret room that contains it. Some secrets are limited by your character build, such as requiring lockpicking or telekinesis. It’s a fun way to liven up the game and make it less linear, while also allowing players to ignore it if they don’t enjoy hunting for secrets.

The combat mechanics of Dark Messiah are easily the highlight of the game, but the game’s weakest area is its story. The game begins as a straightforward fantasy game, complete with a magical artifact, a big bad guy that wants it and a hero that needs to stop them in order to save the world. There is some foreshadowing for a couple of the game’s twists, but it’s too obvious and winds up spoiling it before you even have a chance to know what’s going on in the game world. Nearly every character in the game is a basic archetype with no thought put into making them feel original. You have a generic soldier, an elderly mage, a demon, etc. None of them are memorable, aside from the demon (for a reason that is a major spoiler). The overall plot of the game is painfully familiar and only serves the purpose of forcing the main character to the next location. Dark Messiah clearly expects you to focus on the combat and tune out the story, and frankly, I’m okay with that. More games should be willing to specialize in a few main areas, rather than be a jack of all trades. Dark Messiah knows that it has a varied, interesting and all-around fantastic combat system, and it doesn’t worry about having a complex narrative.

While the story is severely lacking, the presentation in Dark Messiah is consistently solid. The visuals are clearly dated, but they look fine for their age. Most of the heavy lifting is done by the level design and art direction, as opposed to the graphics having a high technical quality. Some levels feature huge set pieces in which you run through a collapsing city, while others might slow the game to a crawl as you explore a labyrinthine network of catacombs. Most locations look amazing, especially given the relatively mediocre texture quality. Dark Messiah is a perfect example of a game whose visuals are greater than the sum of its parts. Some locations can be a little bland, but they make sense in the context of the game, so it’s excusable.

When it comes to sound in Dark Messiah, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Most of the music is good, but it can get repetitive. Even though each individual track is high quality, they all fall into two groups; either exciting combat tracks or low key exploration tracks. There isn’t much music in the game, so listening to the same ~20-25 minutes of music looped over and over again makes even the best tracks feel a little stale.

Voice acting is another issue for Dark Messiah, where some characters have great vocal performances, and others are completely bland and generic. Ironically, I found that the nameless NPCs tended to have much better voice acting than the main characters. Given the focus on combat over storytelling, this actually makes sense, as most of your time is going to be spent listening to random enemies talking to you, rather than important characters.

Overall, Dark Messiah is a great game that pairs a unique combat system with varied RPG mechanics, while also suffering from a conventional fantasy story. If you play RPGs for the story, skip Dark Messiah. There are much better story-based RPGs out there for you to play, often with good or at least decent gameplay. If you play RPGs for the combat and character progression, Dark Messiah is near perfect. The combat is challenging (depending on difficulty) but it forces you to work with what you have, rather than just throwing hordes of enemies at you. There is definitely more emphasis on the action part of action RPG, but if you know that ahead of time, you’ll enjoy your time with Dark Messiah.

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Verfasst: 13.02.21 06:46
Really good game though it is finicky on modern software. If you are willing to put up with a crash here and there worth it for the experience
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Verfasst: 19.02.21 14:37
Oblivion but if the main character was Indiana Jones
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Verfasst: 27.02.21 01:37
So if you ignore the cheesy writing and voice acting to just focus getting your magic skills leveled up—this is good times.

I keep coming back to this game year after year because nothing else has fully surpassed what they've done here. Having been made so long ago, there's definitely some noticeable clunk in the gameplay but the amount of magic, battles, and adventure is so plentiful. It's fun to play vanilla and it's fun to play with cheats.

Like a lot of my old favorites, this would make a great thing to refresh. I feel like if you took the variety of this, the scale of Skyrim, the weaponry of Blade and Sorcery, and the gesture magic of Wizards Dark Times—you'd have the best fantasy game for years to come. Also notice 3 of those games are VR enabled. This would be the bomb in VR.
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Verfasst: 12.03.21 04:40
This game came out in 2006 and should be a golden standard for first person melee combat since then... yet a lot new games still fail to this day to do it on even similar level.

Is it still worth to check out even after 15 years? Maybe it's the nostalgia talking, but I'd say yes. Even though the graphics aged not that great, it's still a barrel of fun to play. It has its problems - magic is slow and underwhelming and there's a lot of clunkiness, but honestly I cannot think about another game that offers such freedom in dispatching enemies. You can cover them in oil, set them on fire, then make an icy puddle on the ground to see them slip and fall into abyss. Over-reliance on kicking bad guys into spikes and off ledges is a meme at this point, but it's not like the game forces you to play this way. It has satisfying melee combat, some stealth, magic, light RPG elements, a lot of environmental interaction, platforming and climbing puzzles and some quite original visual design elements. Even though it has a generic high fantasy setting and predictable story, it doesn't really go overboard with silly stuff.

Dark Messiah was truly ahead of its time and I wish there were more games like this made.

Note: you might want to patch it with Large Address Aware, otherwise it may crash frequently if you have more RAM than PC's of that era.
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Verfasst: 17.03.21 21:59
You are fantasy Jackie Chan with a succubus waifu in your brain
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Verfasst: 11.03.21 02:33
This game is absolutely a 9.7/10 game, which for me is saying something.
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is a classic 2006 FantasyRPG action game. It is the great grandpa to the Dishonored games and you must respect your elders. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is normally the top down games but when Arkane Studios got their hands on the title it became a special game. The RPG elements of the game are straight forward and branch into 3 forms of gameplay. The warrior, rouge and wizard abilities and mechanics are great (See legendary kick for more info.) for a 2006 game using the Source Engine.
Dark Messiah was an incredibly great game for my nostalgia; when I was young I would replay the demo over and over and over. I even had the lucky chance to play the multi player when this game was alive and boy was it fun and engaging back in the day.
I go back and replay Dark Messiah for the good kind of nostalgia that is very easy to go back into. I do NOT re-play games unless they are very engaging and enjoyable. If you haven't tried this game it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you get it right now and enjoy a classic, rare melee FPS game, for the price of a meal.
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Verfasst: 22.03.21 13:53
Oblivion+Dark Souls+Thief+Dishonored= ultimate kicking simulator
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Verfasst: 03.04.21 23:26
Just recently picked this up again, having not played it since release. Superb game, ok flimsy plot, AI can be a bit dumb, but its so satisfying having so many options at dispatching enemies. Gives it a real crunch when you impale an orc on spikes, or booting him over a ledge.
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Verfasst: 29.03.21 18:57
good game buy it, its fun
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Verfasst: 25.03.21 18:02
Fantastic game, well worth the 10$ even when not on sale. Be sure to download Large Address Aware to fix most of the crashing. Beat it a few times on the non steam version and I loved every second.
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Verfasst: 02.04.21 06:56
One of the very best games I've ever played.
Atmosphere, music, gameplay, story, characters, interface, immersion, skill trees - Everything is just right for me, and I can't recommend this game enough. I don't know how many times I've played through it, but even when I recently did it had aged very well and I enjoyed every second of it.
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Verfasst: 21.03.21 18:39
KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK KICK
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Verfasst: 25.03.21 10:27
oh? you haven't kicked 12 orcs into the same spike wall? why live
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Verfasst: 15.04.21 07:43
Arkane Studios' second title is definitely worth playing, even in 2021. I played this game extensively back in the day near launch and it has aged fairly well. It is a Source Engine game, so expect some fairly crisp visuals, even if they are a little dated. It is a pretty linear game, although it has plenty of secret areas to hunt down. It runs pretty well, but can crash occasionally if you run the game at max settings (run it on medium and you should be fine). The story employs a lot of fantasy tropes and is pretty generic. Play the game for the gameplay. If you are a fan of immersive sims and would like to experience a member of that genre, I would recommend the game. Also, this game has the most cathartic 'kick' feature in any game I've ever played.
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Verfasst: 11.05.21 18:50
Most fun melee combat in a first person video game ever. Kicking enemies off cliffs and into spikes never gets old. Bonus points if you freeze the ground and make them slip to their doom instead.
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Verfasst: 08.05.21 07:52
Get 4GB patch and all the crash will go away, also the game is really funny for source engine!
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Verfasst: 29.04.21 11:27
One of my favourite games I've ever played. The combat is easy to grasp on, while hard to master. There are many bugs that can be exploited to your will (such as using the sprint-charged attacks to jump MUCH further, or using boxes/barrels to pass through walls and doors), which adds to the charm. The game looks pretty good for 2006, though not extraordinary. The soundtrack is really good, but plays rarely aside from some ambient sounds.

The story, while lacking in deepness - is presented really well. You have multiple arcs that start and end during your journey (some depending on your choices). The voice acting is a mixed bag - Xana's performance is great, but Sareth sounds like a confused collage kid. The villain's voice sounds intimidating, but cartoony enough to be fun.

One flaw is the optimisation and compatibility (though it's a 2006 game), it's not terrible, but there are some people complaining on the forums about having trouble launching the game (mostly on Windows 10). Personally, never had any trouble on Win7, 8.1 and 10 (full amd, nvidia may have a bit more trouble in what I've seen). However, you should keep that in mind.

Still, buy the damn game. It's really fucking good, definitely worth the price and the fun you'll have breaking the physics and actually using your brain to fight. It's unlike most action RPGs I've played, and I wish more games did similar things as Dark Messiah in the current market.
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Verfasst: 09.05.21 16:51
Like Half-Life 2 but with magic. Great stuff!
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Verfasst: 24.05.21 07:43
Sseth and Mandalore brought me here.


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Verfasst: 25.05.21 09:14
This game is incredibly stupid and incredibly fun.

It has an insanely unique combat system that I wish was implemented more into first person fantasy games and some of the best physics for it's time. Considering that the game is only $10, it is a must play if you're into sword and shield slashers, because it really is a unique experience you can only find in this game.

The story is laughable, to the degree that I won't even waste any time talking about it other than to tell you how bad it is and that you would be better off just turning dialogue off entirely while playing the DooM soundtrack on full volume for 90% of the game.
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Verfasst: 08.06.21 19:02
This is probably up there is the most underrated games.
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Verfasst: 21.06.21 08:04
One of the best games I've ever played. The story is fine, but the gameplay really shines. Map design is fantastic, and the combat is highly enjoyable.
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65 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.06.21 01:50
Another hidden gem, mixture of many different games like thief, the elder scrolls & dishonored in my opinion. Great game, would recommend
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1029 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.06.21 06:41
This is a fantastic RPG
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1248 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.06.21 18:27
Great game. I have played this game when it was released and replayed it a few times throughout the years. I just love it. There is plenty of funny dialogue, combat and adrenaline systems are really great. Combat with a bow is my favorite - it feels so satisfying to land headshots. It's a short game, but definitely fun to play. Also a bit scary at times and the sounds with headphones are disturbing in some areas (screams and stuff). Anyway, great game, totally recommend it.
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840 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.06.21 01:24
One of the best melee combat focused I've had the pleasure of trying in a while. You'll have to add some fixes like 4GB memory patch and compatibility patches but it's well worth the small effort needed. Shame the multiplayer is dead but I can't really say much since it's such an old game. 9/10
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556 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.06.21 08:32
This isn't a very accurate retelling of the holy testament and is honestly quite offensive. I was expecting a wholesome bible game but instead got a game about breaking my demonic father out of prison with my mighty boot.
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Verfasst: 12.07.21 03:17
Why did they even bother giving me a sword when I have these fine legs
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354 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.07.21 05:07
Game was way ahead of its time. It still holds up its end to this day 15 years later.

Also, combat is insane. 10/10
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555 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.07.21 07:55
I kicked a man and he died. 10/10.
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Verfasst: 05.07.21 14:46
I need sequel :(
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483 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.07.21 21:00
You get to kick dudes and make them trip it's AWESOME.
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Verfasst: 04.07.21 11:26
Legend game. Very fun. Wish there was a sequel :(
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945 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.07.21 20:25
I've always heard good things about Dark Messiah, but it's really surpassed my expectations.

The combat is fun and rewarding. Melee feels more meaty and methodical than even recent games. There's a lot of use of the environment, like cutting ropes to drop boxes on enemies, or kicking them into spikes. Pits and cliffsides are just another way of dealing with enemies. Spamming the left mouse button is rarely the best way to approach a fight, and I love how rewarding it is to find creative solutions to disposing of enemies.

The story is simple but enjoyable. It doesn't overstay its welcome. It's a tight linear experience rather than an expansive open-world, which I can appreciate once in a while. There's also many secrets to explore which are very rewarding.

It's easy to draw comparisons to Dishonored which Arkane went on to produce. While that game has a greater focus on stealth, allowing the player to approach a situation from many perspectives is a core feature of both games.

Dark Messiah is an older title now and doesn't run perfectly on Windows 10. For some users (including me) there's rare crashes. I applied an x64 patch as well as a few compatibility flags which helped stabilize it. My only complaint now is the lack of borderless fullscreen, but I can cope with that.

It's a fun game and well worth putting a few sessions into. You probably already have it in your Steam library, so give it a try some time!
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Verfasst: 10.07.21 06:33
You can put magic ice on the ground and enemies will slip on it and fall off a cliff.
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Verfasst: 29.07.21 16:57
Dark Messiah is great RPG-Adventure. It is made on Source Engine and it is add some cool physics mechanic and fun with it. We have RPG part which is good too because you have not restricted by the classes and you can be whatever you want. Some berserker with long sword and great strength or some smarty wizard with good amount of spells for diffrent situations and mobs or even a filthy thief who can rob enemies, lockpick doors and chests and be almost invisible in a shadows and backstab blind losers or an bullseye archer with some sniper scope and pack of arrows. But you can be more balanced if you want. Fighting in this game is interesting and various, especially in melee where your attack depends on which side your character moves. There is some cool stylish fatalities and slow motion with it, looks very awesome. It is on good physics based engine and there is some cool environment stuff that you can do. Most of the time you will be use your mightiest weapon of all, your leg to kick some butts. Music and sound effects are great and give you vibe that needed for the section. Graphics and art is okay, looks nice and smooth. To sum of all it is amazing game and if you are some RPG or adventure games fan you should play this one, it is some cool experience. I recommend this game.
Заебца в общем.
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491 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.09.21 13:39
Great game!
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1060 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.08.21 09:47
One of the best memorable game i played, from time to time i keep getting back to it.
Story driven and action packed, the combat is really unique both for its time and even for today's standards.
Always wished for a new title to come out.
If i have to find one flaw in the entire game is that there's 2 sections that drags on a little bit too much but that's it.
Awesome title, would definitely recommend if you like action rpg titles.
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469 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.08.21 06:46
I kicked a crow and it died.
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Verfasst: 22.08.21 15:36
Press F to kick
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955 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.08.21 00:35
What a hidden gem this game is!!! Lots of fun playing with the physics and a lot of kicks to be thrown ,buy it, its cheap and its a great game. Arkane delivers!!!
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573 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.08.21 20:05
Still good and working.
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Verfasst: 25.08.21 00:33
This game is fricking based. They don't make 'em like this anymore, boy.
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Verfasst: 01.09.21 06:16
I was expecting a lot of crashes and other glitches because I'm playing this on windows 10 and I read a lot of the other negative reviews that said they had a lot of problems but in my three hours the only problem I saw were some minor graphical glitches where some things flickered in and out of existence and that was it so I was actually really happy with the stability of the game

the reason I'm giving the game a thumbs down is that I just think this game has a bunch of little things that culminate to it just not being that great
such as you get a whole bunch of different weapons you can use and they all kinda suck
you get a whole bunch of spells you can use and they just don't feel that great to use
I ended up giving myself infinite magic and spells to see if that would make the game more fun and literally the thought that went through my head was....its kinda ok but other games have done it so much better

I went into this game because people said you can use the environment a ton and the physics of it make it great and at least in the first 3 hours you can use the environment sometimes and otherwise you need to use the crappy weapons/spells and I just am not interested in continuing playing it
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Verfasst: 05.11.21 14:32
Honestly even with the janky movement, the sometimes dated graphics (although some of the views in the game looked pretty), and mediocre story. Kicking an orc off a ledge and watching his body ragdoll into the abyss will never get old and the combat itself is really fun.
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Verfasst: 10.11.21 00:47
It has a kick button.
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Verfasst: 17.11.21 03:11
like skyrim but better
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Verfasst: 15.11.21 19:19
I mean, it's Dark Messiah.

If you haven't heard of it before now, I don't blame you. To my memory the game didn't really grasp my attention as a young kid, maybe it was how young I actually was and how the game is rated. I still played this game quite religiously throughout my adolescence on my Xbox 360 Slim (with that annoying touch sensitive button).

Given that I had some history with this game before upgrading to a PC at the start of this year, I thought that my reception of this game would be exactly the same as I had felt as a kid. It was so satisfying to find secrets, it was linear but with optional extra rooms secreted in walls, bookshelves and under bridges. A true playground hidden behind a story that you could breeze through without knowing any of the game's deeper mechanics.

In retrospect I can say, sure. I feel the same way, but there is a lot more at play to this game than I had originally thought. The mechanics of your spells, at the time, would've absolutely melted people's faces off. Being able to make enemies slip on a patch of ice into a fire trap and over a cliff may seem like a simple thing but when I had first discovered this, on a whim I should say, I was so delighted by the attention to detail that I found myself smiling like a child, giggling as I sent Orcs rag-dolling into the abyss. (After typing this I scrolled down into past reviews and have seen users saying the exact same thing. This makes me happy.)

You can kick, I mean that's amazing. Kicking is fun, right?

In all seriousness though, the game is such fun, A true gem. I hesitate to write more because you just need to see it to believe it. Did I mention you can kick?

Be warned that it can crash randomly and the fixes that are out there seem to be very picky on whether they work or not. They worked like a charm for me, but don't expect it to work for you just as easily.

But, yeah. Great game. Amazing game. 10/10.


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Verfasst: 10.11.21 21:09
it's source engine

10/10
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Verfasst: 07.11.21 04:28
underrated gem. too bad we will never see a remaster or remake.
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Verfasst: 31.10.21 08:25
Just play it!
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Verfasst: 11.11.21 18:56
nostalgic and good
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390 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.12.21 22:25
This game's combat makes you feel like a discord moderator. Just kick everyone you don't like.
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Verfasst: 12.12.21 16:52
For a game that came out in 2006 it's holds well up even now.
The combat system, the physics and the facial animations are extremly well made. Bethesda has something to learn here, hate their zombie-looking npcs.
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Verfasst: 23.12.21 09:51
Easily recommended - from an era of when games were fully realised and complete on launch.

The amount of genuinely fun, interesting, useful and innovative features that are largely still unique to Dark Messiah is outstanding. Spells, melee and ranged are distinct yet intertwined with one another. The levels and enemies are varied with just as much variation in how to deal with them. Kicking and throwing objects is more than a highlight and ragdolling enemies twice as much so.

Truly the systems and quality of Dark Messiah should be held as a benchmark for future games; buy full price, it is that good.
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Verfasst: 27.12.21 02:42
Dark Messiah is terrific, but I had to refund it because multiple fixes didn't get rid of the constant crashes. This thing is unbelievably unstable.

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748 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.12.21 07:29
A bit dated and the story is not that interesting. Very fun combat though. also hot demon girl
Worth on sale
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Verfasst: 18.12.21 07:32
The excellent combat mechanic, the rewarding exploration, narrative, and character development are intertwined brilliantly to make a unique and remarkable journey.
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Verfasst: 01.12.21 15:50
This is such a classic. Beautiful game. If only new ones would be like that. The main choice that always breaks my heart is, if to choose beautiful sorceress or demones at the end :) such a dilemma... and while you are preparing for this choice, you are decapitating, cutting, stabbing, cleaving and using another fine arts of diplomacy.
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Verfasst: 28.12.21 00:55
It's pretty great during the 10-20 minutes you get between crashes.
Maybe get it on sale.
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Verfasst: 18.01.22 10:02
One of the great classics! And now in 4K resolution. Don't play if spiders make you nervous.
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Verfasst: 21.01.22 19:42
This is truly an underrated gem gameplay-wise. Story and characters are a little bit silly and keeping HDR on will crash the game in loading screens. Otherwise definitely worth playing (even in 2022) and definitely a must play for Arkane fans!
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Verfasst: 11.01.22 16:44
Ignore the playtime, I beat this game years ago. I might still have the box somewhere. Still the best FPS melee experience in any game to date. The visceral satisfaction you get from kicking someone into spikes or casting a miniaturization spell and then squishing them by stepping on them, it's still unmatched imo. The story is nonsensical, that's not why you want to play this game.
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Verfasst: 28.01.22 03:30
This game was seriously ahead of it's time. The first person combat feels extremely good and the animations have held up incredibly well. The graphics look a bit funky at times, but for a 2004 game it looks pretty good. Dark Messiah likely paved the way for first person action games with it's dynamic combat system and you are allowed to approach fights whatever way you want to. And that's not just with the various weapon types you are given. You can pick up objects and throw them at people, and kick people as well. It's actually a little embarrassing to say that Dark Messiah's first person action feels and looks better than modern titles like Cyberpunk 2077. I can't think of many games where the action feels as good as it does with this game.

I remember being obsessed with this game in middle school and I would play the demo over and over again because I couldn't buy it at the time and would creatively kill the first two guys you come across in the first dungeon level. I definitely wouldn't mind an open world title based in this world with character customization and all the other good elements that come with modern RPGs. Overall I think this game is very worth it.
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Verfasst: 26.01.22 20:44
Honestly, one of my favourite game of all time.
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Verfasst: 02.02.22 17:52
The gameplay is really fun but this game is filled with bugs and crashes which sucks all the fun away
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1679 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.01.22 11:20
i've played through this before, good game. doesn't work on my system anymore (win 10). if you are gonna sell a game at least check if it still works sometimes.
don't buy unless you have a system running win xp still.
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Verfasst: 01.02.22 20:32
One of my favorite games of all time.
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Verfasst: 17.01.22 17:30
One of the best ARPGs out there, insane fun.
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Verfasst: 24.02.22 23:59
Is Dark Messiah of Might and Magic a good game by 2022 standards? Definitely not. Was it good by 2006 standards, when it was originally released? Also no. But is it fun? Yes, absolutely.

The plot is bad and predictably obvious, the writing is bad, the voice acting is repetitive and bad, the pre-rendered cutscenes are poorly animated and have terrible cinematography and the whole thing is weirdly horny for no reason.

The graphics are bad, even for 2006. Its contemporaries include Gears of War, Final Fantasy XII, Okami, and Bully; its immediate predecessors include Resident Evil 4, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shadow of the Colossus, and many others. All of these games were running on primitive console and they still look much better. Art direction, stylistic choices, animation quality, and working within technical limitations make old games look timeless rather than ugly, and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic chose instead to look as “amazing”, which means it instantly became dated and obsolete. I even played through a bit of Half-Life 2 for comparison, since they both use the same Source engine, and it was obvious that the Constructive Solid Geometry of the Source engine is much better suited to the modern urban cities and alien machinery of Half-Life than to the hewn wood, chiseled stone and drifting sands of Might and Magic.

A big difference between Half-Life 2 and Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is the lighting – Half-Life 2 is generally well lit and even when the game goes dark for the spooky ambiance, you have a flashlight. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is often a very dark game and you have a nightvision magic spell which gives the entire scene an ugly blue tint and blows out the lighting. If the area is completely dark, then the nightvision spell makes it ugly, but if it is a mixture of dark and light, then the nightvision spell tends to make it impossible to see anything at all. If you have the mind control spell readied, there’s a glowing glyph constantly floating in the middle of your screen, blocking your view, and if you use the nightvision spell on top of that, the glyph gets blown out and blocks even more of your view.

A core gameplay mechanic is the rope bow, which allows you to hang a climbing rope off of any wooden object. Climbing these ropes is a good way to get stuck inside solid objects and force to reload from your last save. The levels themselves have lots of rough edges, and often times you’ll find yourself snagging on inch high surfaces and be unable to move forward until you jockey around the obstacle below your field of view.

Occasionally you’ll have to escort NPCs and you immediately lose the game if they die or you anger them. Naturally they’ll walk in front of your swinging weapons and get angered or charge off into battle and die. Fortunately you can tell them to wait somewhere while you clear out all the enemies, but the experience isn’t great.

The game is built around quick saving, which means it expects the player to tolerate a lot of garbage because you can reload immediately. It has perhaps the most lethal rope climbing mechanic in the history of video games and I got in the habit of quick saving before jumping onto a rope, quick saving before jumping off the rope, and quick saving after landing because the process was so fraught with danger. Its climbing/mantling mechanic was even worse – I’d say roughly two-thirds of the time it did not work at all and I fell to my death. (Side note: the ladders were a huge improvement over Half-Life 2, oddly enough.) There was also a lot of quick saving during the frequent first-person platforming sequences. Combat encounters could rapidly go bad, so there was a lot of quick saving before and during encounters. The worst manifestation of this design mentality was the giant worm set piece in the middle of the game, where you had to dodge attacks to run from safe spot to safe spot, quick saving all the way. Getting snagged on the terrain due to the rough level design was especially frustrating in this sequence.

The level design is undirected, in a bad way. Modern bad games will throw a waypoint on your HUD and call that good enough; modern good games will give you a clear destination and then structure the level so that you can always see your objective off in the distance and understand where you’re working towards. Often times there will be a subtle or blatant visual language marking traversible obstacles to highlight your path. Dark Messiah of Might and Magic does none of that – it is very much a linear game and there is only ever one path to your destination (even when the spaces get big and branch out) but it often gives absolutely no hint as to where you are supposed to go, which attic you’re supposed to climb into with your rope bow, which door you’re supposed to open and so on. Your quest objectives are often things like “meet with Percy” or “find the skull”, with no further details about where you actually going. The absolute worst example of this is one situation where you’re instructed by an NPC to go perform a task, and after spending a half hour traversing the level you reach a dead end. After wasting a bunch of time trying to pass this dead end, you’ll consult a walkthrough and find out that you’re supposed to backtrack all the way to the NPC, at which point your character will inform her the way is blocked and she’ll telekinesis an obstacle of your way for an entirely different path.

It is a melee combat focused game and the melee combat is terrible. Fighting the enemies is primarily an exercise in knocking them down on the ground, where they remain stunlocked as you repeatedly hit them until they die. The tedium of the combat is highlighted by a one-versus-one fight against an orc leader where you’re forbidden from using potions or magic. The orc leader will repeatedly kill you and you will reload your quick save until finally you get lucky and manage to knock them down and then beat them to death. The fights against the bigger monsters like the ogres and the flying griffin-things and the giant spider mostly consist finding the right place on the map that the monster cannot physically reach you and then cheesing the AI until it is dead.

The game occasionally crashes.

Despite everything that’s wrong with it, the game is still fun purely because of its lone saving grace: the immersive sim nature of its combat encounters. The fun in this game comes from magically freezing the ground and watching your enemies slip and go sprawling and then kicking their ragdolled bodies off the side of a cliff. It’s fun to snipe at your enemies from the rafters while your mind-controlled pawns fight each other. It is fun to poke the tips of your arrows into torches to light them on fire and it’s fun to watch zombie heads pop off in slow motion from a headshot. It’s fun to kite enemies onto the pressure plates that activate the spike walls and it is fun to cut ropes to drop hanging rock on their heads. The actual combat may be terrible, but the general toolset the game gives you to mess with your enemies is pretty great. And messing with your enemies is often funny.

So for the actual recommendation part of this review: if Dark Messiah of Might and Magic is already in your Steam library, give it a try, you’ll probably have fun. Consult a walkthrough whenever you get the slightest bit stuck and don’t hesitate to cheese the enemy AI. If you don’t already have the game, maybe wait for a sale. I was willing to pay the full $10 for the game because I played it for a Game of the Month Club, but it seems to go on sale regularly for $2.50 and that seems like a pretty good deal for some systemic hijinks and a glimpse into Arkane’s past.
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Verfasst: 05.03.22 08:39
Very cool game with cool ideas and decent gameplay, but ruined by a few major flaws. If it wasn't for these issues it'd be an easy buy for when it goes on sale for like 2 bucks.
1. The game is unstable like crazy, like crash every load or alt tab unstable. I have top end hardware, but it just doesn't play nice.
2. Most of the combat is super fun, but imo it's ruined in the later half of the game when they throw like a dozen bad guys at you at once. You're method of combat is supposed to be sort of tricky and opportunistic, but you die in mostly one hit on normal, so it becomes a huge pain to get through these big battles. The game is at it's best when you're fighting just 1 or 2 dudes and you can trip one or throw a barrel at another.
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731 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.03.22 18:35
lmao 40 year old game with better AI, combat system and physics than Cyberpunk 2077
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475 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.03.22 14:55
Damn.
I remember this game from when I was a kid and one of my best friends played it. I always loved to watch him play it and it remains one of my strongest memories of him. Playing it myself now fills me with immense happiness and I enjoy every, sometimes frustrating, second of it.

R.I.P Brother, thank you for everything. <3
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Verfasst: 04.03.22 16:28
Very janky game, but very fun game.
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Verfasst: 03.03.22 21:12
Over 8 hours of playtime the game crashed about 10 times total.
But the game was pretty fun so I'll give it a pass.

7.5/10
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Verfasst: 14.03.22 02:17
I loved this game on the xbox back in the day but I just cannot recommend it on Steam - it's far too unstable. Crashes at random times. The saves are moderately plentiful so it's not like it's a huge deal however it is extremely inconvenient and annoying at best.
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Verfasst: 25.03.22 21:33
It kicks the competition.
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Verfasst: 28.03.22 15:18
I'm gonna kick you
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Masterpiece of First Person Combat
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Verfasst: 04.04.22 02:48
This got mixed reviews, but I enjoyed this hack and slash game on Hardcore mode. The combat gameplay plays like SKYRIM, of course, yet the gameplay has a playful arcade feeling similar to the FPS game BULLETSTORM. You slash, kick, kill and trap enemies in different ways. Yes, you can use the kick button a lot and kick enemies off cliffs (I got knocked off cliffs by enemies, btw), but when you are in situations where you are struggling for stamina while 4 or 5 tough enemies run at you, you have to be creative. Once you get the hang of the swordplay and switching between equipment and magic during combat, it’s quite fun. And a little bonus to this game is that you can shrink enemies later on, not often seen in games generally. You get into different interesting scenarios like having to climb out of a spider pit where you fire rope arrows onto ledges to climb while kicking or slashing spiders around the ledges.
The RPG elements are pretty basic, the levels are linear (some decent level designs, though), you have pretty basic moral choices to choose from, and if you keep the different weapons which have different magical abilities, you’d sort of get most of the magical abilities if you rather choose to perk up your strength. I think it would’ve been good if unlockable abilities rely on the player having to find spell books in secret or tough areas, and like with SKYRIM, certain abilities are levelled up when you practise enough slashing or magic or stealth. I’d also like the game to have been a bit longer as well, like in the XBOX 360 port.
This game had great potential, but only fulfilled the basic criteria to pass as a basic enjoyable game. The graphics, presentation and enemy AI are pretty good for its day, and the interface works well enough. I haven’t played DARK SOULS and ELDEN RING yet, but I enjoyed this game well enough to recommend it.
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Verfasst: 18.04.22 21:20
Before DEATHLOOP, Prey and Dishonored there was Dark Messiah. For being the predecessor it holds up extremely well, crashes aside.
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Verfasst: 16.04.22 15:11
The original OP kicking simulator!
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Verfasst: 10.04.22 18:46
Flaming barrels are OP. Hold with telekinesis to murder anything you touch.
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Verfasst: 23.03.22 16:15
Pretty good game for 2022, graphics is good even now, gameplay is very nice, sometimes is little janky but nothing horrible, psychics is great which makes this game so good, story pretty linear but enjoyable with a good plot twist. Would rate it 8/10
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Verfasst: 31.03.22 19:31
HIDDEN GEM. ONE OF THE BEST GAMES EVER MADE
Finished on Normal and Hardcore difficulty maaany years ago.
I bought it lately as gratitude to dev's and because I need badly DARK MESSIAH 2.

Great AI & physics and the combat system and hud are even better (lot better than skyrim and most of newer games)

If you never play it .... please download it
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Verfasst: 05.04.22 15:30
easly a predesessor to dishonored, just about same gameplay.

pro:
the gameplay interaction with the enviorment is supurb,
breaking things,
kicking enemies of ledges,
making enemies walk over traps,
multiple options for each puzzle.

con:
very realistic spiders, trigger my anarcofobia everytime, but the scarrier they are, the more satesfying to beat them.
no map, not a superbig problem as you're rewarded for exploring, but i've spent plenty of time walking in circles just because i don't remmeber each and every turn i've so far taken.
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Release:25.10.2006 Genre: Action-Rollenspiel Entwickler: Arkane Studios Publisher: Ubisoft Engine: Source-Engine Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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