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Darkstone is a Diablo clone. But there is a difference one will recognize immediately: it is in 3D. But this is not the only "improvement"--the second most important thing is probably that the player is in control of two characters. The other character is computer controlled and the player can switch between them at any time. Also, Darkstone has lots of new spells and skills. The player will be walking through huge woods, have to solve a lot of riddles and descend into deep and dark dungeons.


Darkstone Windows The game is what we call 3D, but I'd prefer Nox instead
Darkstone Windows Fighting
Darkstone Windows Map
Darkstone Windows There are quite confusing places in this game, not easily solvable

Promo Images

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Darkstone Screenshot Something hears the warriors approaching
Darkstone Screenshot There's quite a bit of fighting in this doorway then the view changes and the wall fades showing the other side

Alternate Titles

  • "暗黑秘石" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Darkstone: Evil Reigns" -- UK title
  • "Darkstone: Bruderschaft des Lichts" -- German PSX title

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User Reviews

Proves that “derivative” doesn’t have to be a dirty word. PCGamer77 (3234) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A fantastic multi-player RPG (good single-player, too) Kic'N (4351) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Another Dungeoncrawler Terrence Bosky (5463) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
Diablo 3-D Ray Soderlund (3609) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Oct 11, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Aug 13, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1999 83 out of 100 83
Player One Nov, 1999 80 out of 100 80
GamersWanted Aug 19, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Aug, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gameguru Mania Jul 28, 1999 3 out of 5 60
GameGenie 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Aug 28, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Legendra Mar 18, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


Topic # Posts Last Post
Installing patch problem 3 DreinIX (10673)
Feb 25, 2008



After throwing a gold coin in the dish in front of the musicians in town, they will play a special song: The Darkstone Will Shine.

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robotriot (9071) added Darkstone (Windows) on Dec 17, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (506649) and Boris Vidal (4)