Throne of Darkness (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
User Score
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Description

Evil is in the land of Yamato. Zanshin, the horrible demon, is unleashed and seeks to destroy the land and to kill its inhabitants, commanding a horde of zombies and skeletons. Seven samurai warriors, all of them under your command, have to stop the demon.

Throne Of Darkness is an action-RPG very similar to Diablo. The combat is action-based: left-click to hit the enemy, right-click to use a spell. Unlike Diablo, it is a party-RPG and its events take place in Japan of the Middle Ages.

Screenshots

Throne of Darkness Windows Each of your seven samurai can develop 40 different spells suited to their role in the party.
Throne of Darkness Windows Title screen
Throne of Darkness Windows Teleport stones connect the castles and wilderness and speed long distance travel.
Throne of Darkness Windows The Priest can offer your unwanted magic items to the Gods to earn you extra spell points.

Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗王座" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Hei'an Wangzuo" -- Chinese title
  • "7 Самураев" -- Russian spelling
  • "7 Samuraev" -- Russian title

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User Reviews

A dreadfully lame attempt at a "Diablo-killer" weregamer (157) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 79 out of 100 79
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 2001 73 out of 100 73
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 28, 2001 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 20, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 30, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Oct 19, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
ActionTrip Oct 22, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 4 out of 10 40

Forums

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Jun 19, 2010

Trivia

The title of the game is probably a homage to the movie "Kumonosu jo" (Throne of Blood) by the famous Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa.

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Cor 13 (173954) added Throne of Darkness (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001