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 Facing a robber. I am armed with a battle axe.
Hard to Be a God Windows Meeting Don Mayshi
Hard to Be a God Windows Horse riding
Hard to Be a God Windows Training - This straw man is getting a beatdown!

Alternate Titles

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

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Game Captain Mar 24, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GameZone Mar 17, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Game industry News (GiN) Apr 22, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
4Players.de Feb 15, 2008 61 out of 100 61
HonestGamers Mar 21, 2008 6 out of 10 60
gameZine (UK) Apr 29, 2008 6 out of 10 60
GameStar (Germany) Jan 30, 2008 60 out of 100 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar, 2008 57 out of 100 57
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 16, 2007 48 out of 100 48
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