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Joseph was a simple boy living in the village of Ciran. One day, a mysterious man gave him a magical ring containing the power to summon demons. When Ciran was attacked by raiders, Joseph used the ring, but could not control its power, and the demon devastated the village. Joseph vowed to never use the ring again. But things change when soldiers from Orenia, a continent ruled by Emperor Murod, attack the town Joseph has settled in, looking for a boy born with the mark of a Summoner. Joseph has to flee and find companions as he realizes that the Emperor must be stopped at all costs.

Summoner is a 3D story-driven role-playing game somewhat influenced by the Japanese variety of the genre, having a linear plot progression and random enemy encounters. The player controls a party of characters who join the protagonist as dictated by the plot. Combat flows in real time, with the player actively controlling only one character. The others can be given general orders regarding their usage of spells, melee or ranged attacks, etc. The controlled character can execute combo chains if the player presses a key at the right moment. At some point in the game Joseph gains the ability to summon powerful monsters to help the party in battles. The game also features side quests and skill-based character development.


Summoner Windows One of the one-time summons on loan from Final Fantasy
Summoner Windows ...and their engine-rendered counterparts
Summoner Windows Casting spell interface
Summoner Windows Character stats screen

Alternate Titles

  • "召唤者" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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User Reviews

Sub-par console effort with few saving graces. Windows Zovni (9321)
Absorbing RPG that almost lives up to the hype. Windows Sycada (175)
A very linear but entertaining RPG Windows Mattias Kreku (421)
For a Windows game, it's a half-decent console title. Windows weregamer (157)

Critic Reviews

AppleLinks.Com Macintosh Aug 27, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jul 01, 2001 8.75 out of 10 88
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Apr 05, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Jun, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 2001 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide Windows 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Legendra PlayStation 2 Aug 25, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 18, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Mar 30, 2001 50 out of 100 50


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This is a complete conversion (with a few improvements) of the PS2 title of the same name, which at the time of release, was the only RPG on the system.

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