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Hard to Be a God (Windows)

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Hard To Be A God is an action role-playing game based on the science fiction novel with the same title, written by the Soviet writers Arkadi and Boris Strugatsky, published in 1964.

In the future, mankind dwells into space exploration, ultimately coming across the planet Tsurinak, where humans lived still in the medieval ages. The player is a newly trained agent of the medieval intelligence from Tsurinak, and has been sent to gather intelligence on a certain nobleman on the Emperor's request.

The player can choose from different abilities to specialize in like heavy, light and ranged weapons, and will have to deal with medieval weapons and enemies from that age, up to a point where he'll meet the Earthlings and acquire futuristic weapons.


Hard to Be a God Windows Training - This straw man is getting a beatdown!
Hard to Be a God Windows There are plenty of random encounters to earn you experience points.
Hard to Be a God Windows Facing a robber. I am armed with a battle axe.
Hard to Be a God Windows This is a nice Imperial costume, complete with fancy cudgel.

Alternate Titles

  • "神戒" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Трудно быть Богом" -- Russian spelling
  • "ТББ" -- Informal Russian abbreviated spelling

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Game Chronicles Apr 30, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Mar 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Krawall Gaming Network Feb 25, 2008 72 out of 100 72
Game industry News (GiN) Apr 22, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezoom Mar 24, 2008 69 out of 100 69
HonestGamers Mar 21, 2008 6 out of 10 60
gameZine (UK) Apr 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gamernode Apr 21, 2008 5.5 out of 10 55
Computer Bild Spiele Feb 06, 2008 3.53 out of 6 49
Hooked Gamers Mar 20, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Spenot (8437) added Hard to Be a God (Windows) on Apr 12, 2008