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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, assigns 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 an auto-mapping feature was not present.

The story focuses on four prisoners who receive a royal pardon, the moment they are thrown into the dungeons of Mount Grimrock. The king hopes that one such group of prisoners will one day conquest the mountain and be able to tell of the secrets of this ancient place, but so far, nobody has come out 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 The mages are shielded
Legend of Grimrock Windows Title screen shown during intro
Legend of Grimrock Windows Spider eggs... Guess spiders are near...
Legend of Grimrock Windows What is that?!

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PC PowerPlay Australia Windows Jun 14, 2012 9 out of 10 90
ZTGameDomain Windows Apr 19, 2012 9 out of 10 90
GamingTrend Windows Apr 04, 2012 88 out of 100 88
Gamer.no Windows May 07, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Apr 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Joystiq Windows Apr 27, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
NZGamer Windows Apr 24, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Imperium Gier Windows Apr 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameTrailers Windows Apr 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
The Verge Windows Apr 13, 2012 6.5 out of 10 65


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