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Depths of Peril is a single player action/RPG influenced heavily by turn based strategy games like Civilization. Your character takes lead of a fledgling Covenant (a faction or guild) in the barbarian city of Jorvik, where you compete or ally with other Covenants. These factions are the most unique aspect of Depths of Peril, adding a level of depth unusual in games of this genre. The player can negotiate trades for money or even items, start wars or form alliances, raid enemy Covenants or destabilize them with rumors. These other groups will also compete with the player to complete quests and win recruits, or can even adventure alongside the player.

Items and inventory are handled in much the same way as other action/RPGs. There are common items, rare items, uniques, set pieces, artifacts and so forth, all color coded for your convenience. Every item alters your character's appearance as well.

Depths of Peril does not support multiplayer, but it does allow you to export your character sheet in HTML and other formats to post on the internet, allowing for some ladder-style competition. Also, your character, Covenant and recruits can all be transferred to a new game when you win as well, allowing for a lot of replayability.


Depths of Peril Windows In combat alongside my recruit.  Battles can grow to immense size in some areas.
Depths of Peril Windows Combat with a unique enemy in a dungeon.
Depths of Peril Windows There's a lot of background lore, available from books and certain unique items.
Depths of Peril Windows Raiding another Covenant.  All of my recruits battle all of theirs!

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User Reviews

An epic, randomized ARPG with MMO elements Windows Bluddy (13)

Critic Reviews

Bytten Windows Dec 21, 2007 92 out of 100 92
Out Of Eight Windows Sep 21, 2007 7 out of 8 88 PC Gaming Windows Dec 26, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGWatch Windows Nov 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Sep 10, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Jolt (UK) Windows Oct 02, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Gameslave UK Windows Feb 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamernode Windows Oct 29, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Mana Pool Windows Dec 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Nexus Windows Jan 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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