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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 A fight on a bridge... notice the frightening realistic look of the abyss below :)
Dungeon Siege Windows phlux (that's me :) met his maker
Dungeon Siege Windows Intro (1024x786)
Dungeon Siege Windows Some magic.

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

Game industry News (GiN) Windows 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
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
GameSpy Windows Apr 12, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Zone Benelux Windows Apr, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Windows Jun, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks Windows May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mac Addict Macintosh Mar, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Chronicles Windows Jun 04, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Apr 19, 2002 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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Contributed to by Corn Popper (69497) and phlux (4143)