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Description

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.

Screenshots

Hard to Be a God Windows Facing a robber. I am armed with a battle axe.
Hard to Be a God Windows Main menu
Hard to Be a God Windows Training - This straw man is getting a beatdown!
Hard to Be a God Windows Inventory screen: Changing costumes allows you to disguise yourself as a bandit, thief or some other faction member.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

AceGamez 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Mar 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de Feb 15, 2008 61 out of 100 61
gameZine (UK) Apr 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Jan 30, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Computer Bild Spiele Feb 06, 2008 3.53 out of 6 49
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 16, 2007 48 out of 100 48
Hooked Gamers Mar 20, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 21, 2008 8 out of 20 40
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jun 19, 2008 3 out of 10 30

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Spenot (8429) added Hard to Be a God (Windows) on Apr 12, 2008