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Dungeon Siege

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
84
3.2
Windows
85
3.5
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Description

Dungeon Siege is an inspired variant of Diablo. The player controls one or more characters in a 3D modeled fantasy world, slaying monsters, casting spells, and gathering experience points and valuable items.

The story is as simple as it is in the game's predecessors: you are a humble, yet unnamed farmer, whose lands are devastated by the evil Krug. Of course, you can't let this just happen to you, so you set for revenge...

Where Diablo (and Diablo II) had hand-drawn or pre-rendered graphics, Dungeon Siege takes the 3D approach. The entire world is rendered in real time, and there is no loading between levels - since there are no levels. It's more like the Ultima 7/8 games, where you have one gigantic world plane to roam.

As already expected, there are literally hundreds of monsters already awaiting our farmer, and of course there are many different weapons and items for him (or his party members) to acquire. This as well is a different approach - you can have a real party, all controlled by yourself (or your multiplayer friends, for that matter).

Screenshots

Dungeon Siege Windows Really impressive graphics
Dungeon Siege Windows Look, I found a book
Dungeon Siege Windows The overhead map
Dungeon Siege Windows You can zoom in very close

Alternate Titles

  • "末日危城" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "地牢围攻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Di Lao Wei Gong" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

A great game overall. Windows kbmb (399)
Hack and slash RPG brilliance but at a cost. Windows Sycada (175)
Streamlined RPG-lite desperately needs more death at higher levels Windows Kasey Chang (3654)
3D Diablo with multiple characters Windows Jason Becker (5)
Diablo meets Hexplore. Stunning looks, simple and fun - just don't take it too seriously. Windows Steve Hall (322)
How not to make an RPG Windows Mattias Kreku (423)
One of the NICEST, most Revolutionary NEW RPGs ever created! FUN as Heck! Windows XplOrOrOr (16)
Probably the most boring game I have ever played! Windows The Gay Elf (16)
It could've been better.... Windows Lord Dayin (11)
Diablo hack and slash fun - for a while Windows Doug Walker (29)

The Press Says

Deaf Gamers Windows 2004 5 out of 5 100
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Apr 08, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jul, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
RPGFan Windows Jun 18, 2002 90 out of 100 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows May 06, 2002 17 out of 20 85
4Players.de Windows Apr 29, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Netjak Windows Apr 02, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Windows May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Jun 30, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Dungeon Siege appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Tech W'd Like To See More Of Award (for its missing loading times)

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