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Legend of Grimrock

MobyRank MobyScore
Linux
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3.8
Macintosh
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4.0
Windows
83
3.7
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Description

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.

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Legend of Grimrock Windows Item management
Legend of Grimrock Windows Automapping
Legend of Grimrock Windows Metal-themed level
Legend of Grimrock Windows Stone Axe. Better than nothing

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The Press Says

Destructoid Windows Apr 10, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
newbreview.com Windows May 03, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
Eurogamer.de Windows Apr 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
RPGFan Windows May 14, 2012 89 out of 100 89
GamingTrend Windows Apr 04, 2012 88 out of 100 88
DarkZero Windows May 16, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Windows Apr 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Legendra Windows Jul 17, 2012 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Metro.co.uk Windows Apr 19, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Windows Apr 27, 2012 65 out of 100 65

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Awards

  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #4 Best Indie Game / Mod of the Year (Readers' Vote)

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