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 Each hero develops five primary statistics.
Throne of Darkness Windows Teleport stones connect the castles and wilderness and speed long distance travel.
Throne of Darkness Windows If you're going to make a Diablo II clone, there's no point in hiding it.
Throne of Darkness Windows A few lava bursts can brighten any gloomy cavern and take care of your Oni problems.

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

Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2001 87 out of 100 87
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2001 78 out of 100 78
IGN Oct 04, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
RPGDOT Nov 05, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 30, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpy Oct 19, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 4 out of 10 40


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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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