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The player takes on the role of Michael Travinsky, who doesn't remember a lot of things after the car accident. But the mysterious Lord of Light has a mission for him: to decide the fate of humanity. He also receives the ancient Sword of Light which is the most important weapon against evil. During the course of the game, he will visit three worlds (middle ages, the future of 2039 and the realm of darkness). Each world has its own set of characters and weapons.

Archangel is an action game with slight role-playing elements. Travinsky can explore the worlds freely, talk to other characters and take on various side quests. During fights, the focus of the game, he can either use a variety of standard weapons (melee and ranged) or special abilities (e.g. health regeneration, a shield or invisibility) which use up his spirit energy. This energy automatically refills over time, but is also required to use the powerful Sword of Light. He can also shapeshift into either a strong warrior or a sneaky ghost, but which one has to be chosen at the start of the game. Solving quests and killing enemies rewards experience points which are used to upgrade special abilities and the second form.


Archangel Windows When in doubt, empty an automatic rifle into it.
Archangel Windows .. and before he knows it, finds himself hacking up ugly creatures.
Archangel Windows Michael's look evolves with the game.  He should really get those things looked at.
Archangel Windows The sniper rifle is pretty much mandatory now for action games.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Архангел" -- Russian spelling
  • "Archangel: Die Verwandlung" -- German title

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Game Chronicles Jan 24, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78 Dec 01, 2002 75 out of 100 75 Nov 07, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Game Captain Oct 13, 2002 73 out of 100 73
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2002 71 out of 100 71
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 06, 2002 70 out of 100 70
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jan 07, 2003 68 out of 100 68 Nov 20, 2002 9 out of 20 45
Withingames Oct 13, 2002 2 out of 5 40
Yiya Oct 13, 2002 D+ 33


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POMAH (49062) added Archangel (Windows) on Nov 22, 2002