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Legend of Grimrock (Windows)

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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, assign 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 auto-mapping feature was not present.

The story focuses on four prisoners who are sentenced to death by exiling them to mount Grimrock from which no one ever came back 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 Title screen shown during intro
Legend of Grimrock Windows A giant crab. Now stay trapped there!
Legend of Grimrock Windows Attacked by a crowern
Legend of Grimrock Windows One of the most unnerving areas

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The Press Says

GameSpy Apr 04, 2012 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
newbreview.com May 03, 2012 4.5 out of 5 90
GamingTrend Apr 04, 2012 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de Apr 17, 2012 86 out of 100 86
ActionTrip Apr 19, 2012 8.5 out of 10 85
The Escapist Apr 26, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Finland) Apr 04, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Apr 19, 2012 8 out of 10 80
IGROMANIA Apr 20, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Apr 27, 2012 65 out of 100 65

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Awards

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

MAT (66456) added Legend of Grimrock (Windows) on Apr 15, 2012
Other platforms contributed by Riemann80 (18305)