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Dungeon Siege (Windows)

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Description

Dungeon Siege is a direct descendant of the grandfather of all of today's Hack'n'Slay "roleplaying" games, Diablo. In Dungeon Siege, you control one or more heroes in a gigantic 3D modeled fantasy world, slaying hundreds of 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 Archers vs skeleton archers.
Dungeon Siege Windows Inside a house
Dungeon Siege Windows Deja vu Diablo? Although different enough in its own right, some things about Dungeon Siege, like its inventory, are truly descended from Blizzard's classic.
Dungeon Siege Windows The overhead map

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 (3655) 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 (424) 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
UOL Jogos Oct 18, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
FiringSquad Apr 23, 2002 96 out of 100 96
ComputerGames.ro Jun 20, 2002 89 out of 100 89
Fragland.net Sep 13, 2002 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Apr 10, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Joystick (French) Jun, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Pelit May, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Chronicles Jun 04, 2002 7.1 out of 10 71
Quandary May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Awards

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

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phlux (4144) added Dungeon Siege (Windows) on Mar 30, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521)