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Dungeon Siege (Windows)

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Description

Dungeon Siege is an inspired variant of Diablo. The player controls one or more characters in a 3D modeled fantasy world, slaying monsters, casting spells, and gathering experience points and valuable items.

The story is as simple as it is in the game's predecessors: you are a humble, yet unnamed farmer, whose lands are devastated by the evil Krug. Of course, you can't let this just happen to you, so you set for revenge...

Where Diablo (and Diablo II) had hand-drawn or pre-rendered graphics, Dungeon Siege takes the 3D approach. The entire world is rendered in real time, and there is no loading between levels - since there are no levels. It's more like the Ultima 7/8 games, where you have one gigantic world plane to roam.

As already expected, there are literally hundreds of monsters already awaiting our farmer, and of course there are many different weapons and items for him (or his party members) to acquire. This as well is a different approach - you can have a real party, all controlled by yourself (or your multiplayer friends, for that matter).

Screenshots

Dungeon Siege Windows Inside a house
Dungeon Siege Windows Not exactly a snowball fight. From snow to sand, there's no shortage of beasties.
Dungeon Siege Windows Pretty Colors...
Dungeon Siege Windows A fight on a bridge... notice the frightening realistic look of the abyss below :)

Alternate Titles

  • "末日危城" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "地牢围攻" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Di Lao Wei Gong" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

A great game overall. kbmb (399) unrated
Hack and slash RPG brilliance but at a cost. Sycada (175) unrated
Streamlined RPG-lite desperately needs more death at higher levels Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
3D Diablo with multiple characters Jason Becker (5) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Diablo meets Hexplore. Stunning looks, simple and fun - just don't take it too seriously. Steve Hall (322) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
How not to make an RPG Mattias Kreku (423) 1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars
One of the NICEST, most Revolutionary NEW RPGs ever created! FUN as Heck! XplOrOrOr (16) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Probably the most boring game I have ever played! The Gay Elf (16) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
It could've been better.... Lord Dayin (11) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Diablo hack and slash fun - for a while Doug Walker (29) unrated

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
games xtreme Apr 26, 2002 9 out of 10 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 2002 90 out of 100 90
ActionTrip Apr 01, 2002 89 out of 100 89
ComputerGames.ro Jun 20, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Svenska PC Gamer May, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania May 06, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Tap-Repeatedly/Four Fat Chicks May, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 23, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Dungeon Siege appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Tech W'd Like To See More Of Award (for its missing loading times)

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phlux (4143) added Dungeon Siege (Windows) on Mar 30, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69497)