Throne of Darkness (Windows)

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ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
Critic Score
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3.8
User Score
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Description

Evil is in the land of Yamato. Zanshin, the horrible demon, is unleashed and seeks to destroy the land and to kill its inhabitants, commanding a horde of zombies and skeletons. Seven samurai warriors, all of them under your command, have to stop the demon.

Throne Of Darkness is an action-RPG very similar to Diablo. The combat is action-based: left-click to hit the enemy, right-click to use a spell. Unlike Diablo, it is a party-RPG and its events take place in Japan of the Middle Ages.

Screenshots

Throne of Darkness Windows The four active and three reserve samurai can be switched in and out on the fly by your daimyo (lord).
Throne of Darkness Windows ...but in case you forgot it, you can always check your quest log
Throne of Darkness Windows Each hero develops five primary statistics.
Throne of Darkness Windows Well, this was pretty clear...

Alternate Titles

  • "黑暗王座" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Hei'an Wangzuo" -- Chinese title
  • "7 Самураев" -- Russian spelling
  • "7 Samuraev" -- Russian title

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User Reviews

A dreadfully lame attempt at a "Diablo-killer" weregamer (157) 1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars1.86 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Revolution Oct 01, 2001 A- 91
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Zone Benelux Nov, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2001 78 out of 100 78
RPGDOT Nov 05, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Super Play (Sweden) Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 4 out of 10 40

Forums

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Trivia

The title of the game is probably a homage to the movie "Kumonosu jo" (Throne of Blood) by the famous Japanese director, Akira Kurosawa.

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