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Throne of Darkness (Windows)

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Genre
Perspective
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72
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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 Choosing one of those Japanese battle tactics
Throne of Darkness Windows Cinematics are rendered in a cell shaded animation style.
Throne of Darkness Windows Fighting
Throne of Darkness Windows The load screen is the only place to compare the stats of your seven samurai simultaneously.

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

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2001 78 out of 100 78
IGN Oct 04, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Oct 15, 2001 73 out of 100 73
RPGDOT Nov 05, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpot Oct 04, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Super Play Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Oct 22, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 4 out of 10 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
New Throne of Darkness Fanpages 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (44554)
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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אולג 小奥 (169089) added Throne of Darkness (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001