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Description

Legend of Grimrock is an old-school dungeon crawler with gameplay similar to Eye of the Beholder, but with more advanced 3D graphics. The player creates a party of up to four characters, assigns them various weapons and armor, and they can also cast spells. Swinging a weapon is handled by clicking on the character's weapon icon which takes a little time to reload before the character can swing again. The game features auto-mapping as the party explores the areas, similar to that of Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, which can be turned off for hardcore players who wish to relive the early years of dungeon crawlers where an auto-mapping feature was not present.

The story focuses on four prisoners who receive a royal pardon, the moment they are thrown into the dungeons of Mount Grimrock. The king hopes that one such group of prisoners will one day conquest the mountain and be able to tell of the secrets of this ancient place, but so far, nobody has come out alive. While trying to escape from the mountain, the party will encounter many tunnels, traps, contraptions and dangerous creatures as they fight for their lives.

Screenshots

Legend of Grimrock Windows There's a way to the next level
Legend of Grimrock Windows Main Menu
Legend of Grimrock Windows Spider eggs... Guess spiders are near...
Legend of Grimrock Windows What is that?!

Promo Images

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User Reviews

Nostalgic dungeon crawler with pacing issues and a lack of variety Daniel Saner (2963) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.be Apr 11, 2012 10 out of 10 100
Destructoid Apr 10, 2012 9.5 out of 10 95
GamingTrend Apr 04, 2012 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de Apr 17, 2012 86 out of 100 86
Meristation Apr 13, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gameblog.fr Apr 16, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joystiq Apr 27, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Finland) Apr 04, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 18, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Game Watcher May 09, 2012 8 out of 10 80

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Awards

  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • 2012 - #4 Best Indie Game / Mod of the Year (Readers' Vote)

MAT (156407) added Legend of Grimrock (Windows) on Apr 15, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Cavalary (8585) and Riemann80 (18472)