Legend of Grimrock

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Legend of Grimrock is an old-school dungeon crawler with gameplay similar to Eye of the Beholder, but with more advanced 3D graphics. The player creates a party of up to four characters, assign them various weapons and armor, and they can also cast spells. Swinging a weapon is handled by clicking on the character's weapon icon which takes a little time to reload before the character can swing again. The game features auto-mapping as the party explores the areas, similar to that of Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, which can be turned off for hardcore players who wish to relive the early years of dungeon-crawlers where auto-mapping feature was not present.

The story focuses on four prisoners who are sentenced to death by exiling them to mount Grimrock from which no one ever came back alive. While trying to escape from the mountain, the party will encounter many tunnels, traps, contraptions and dangerous creatures as they fight for their lives.


Legend of Grimrock Windows Title screen shown during intro
Legend of Grimrock Windows Spider!
Legend of Grimrock Windows A collective dream it seems
Legend of Grimrock Windows Burn mother f***er burn

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RPGFan Windows May 14, 2012 89 out of 100 89
Cheat Code Central Windows May 02, 2012 4.3 out of 5 86
ActionTrip Windows Apr 19, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
Indius Windows Apr 22, 2012 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Windows Apr 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Windows Apr 17, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GamingExcellence Windows May 23, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Edge Windows Apr 12, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Windows Apr 27, 2012 65 out of 100 65


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