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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.

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Legend of Grimrock Windows One of the most unnerving areas
Legend of Grimrock Windows A compass - for those old-skool adventurers
Legend of Grimrock Windows The mages are shielded
Legend of Grimrock Windows surrounded by Ice Lizards

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GameZebo Apr 11, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Eurogamer.de Apr 10, 2012 9 out of 10 90
Everyeye.it Apr 16, 2012 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Apr 17, 2012 86 out of 100 86
ComputerGames.ro Apr 18, 2012 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) Apr 11, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Imperium Gier Apr 08, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Watcher May 09, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameTrailers Apr 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero May 16, 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 (129555) added Legend of Grimrock (Windows) on Apr 15, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Cavalary (7099) and Riemann80 (18350)