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Dungeon Siege

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
84
3.2
Windows
85
3.5
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Description

Located in the corner of the Aranna continent, the Kingdom of Ehb has recently gained independence following a prolonged war. One day, a small farming community is attacked by a band of wild creatures known as Krug. One of the farmers has to venture to the neighboring town of Stonebridge to seek help. During his travels he finds out that an even greater peril is threatening the land, and must find a way to stop it.

Dungeon Siege is a role-playing game sharing many similarities with Diablo. It is heavily combat-oriented and emphasizes item-gathering and gradual building up of the protagonist for purely battle-related purposes. The game's linear progression is determined by quests that send the protagonist to newer areas. Combat is handled in a point-and-click fashion; when the player character fights alone, it resembles the action-based fights of Diablo. However, other characters may join the party as well, at which point combat flows in real time, somewhat similarly to the semi-automated party battles of Ultima VII. It is possible to build formations and assign basic tactics to the party as well.

Screenshots

Dungeon Siege Windows Yes, I'm an Ally McBeal fan...why do you ask? In multiplayer mode, you can play a skeleton...and even summon a buddy. Wearing a funny hat is optional.
Dungeon Siege Windows Main menu, Chinese version. No, really!
Dungeon Siege Windows Not exactly a snowball fight. From snow to sand, there's no shortage of beasties.
Dungeon Siege Windows Character creation, Chinese version. They even dubbed the voices, believe it or not ;)

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

Mac Gamer Macintosh Apr 25, 2003 99 out of 100 99
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jun 11, 2003 9.25 out of 10 92
PC Zone Windows Mar 27, 2002 8.9 out of 10 89
ComputerGames.ro Windows Jun 20, 2002 89 out of 100 89
GameStar (Germany) Windows May, 2002 84 out of 100 84
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
Game Chronicles Windows Jun 04, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60
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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