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Throne of Darkness (Windows)

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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.


Throne of Darkness Windows Title screen
Throne of Darkness Windows Cinematics are rendered in a cell shaded animation style.
Throne of Darkness Windows As your characters upgrade their equipment, their look changes to match.
Throne of Darkness Windows The Priest can offer your unwanted magic items to the Gods to earn you extra spell points.

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

Critic Reviews

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
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2001 79 out of 100 79
IGN Oct 04, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Oct 04, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 28, 2001 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 20, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 30, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Oct 19, 2001 68 out of 100 68


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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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