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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 A vast choice of health and ki potions
Throne of Darkness Windows Choosing one of those Japanese battle tactics
Throne of Darkness Windows Casting a fire spell
Throne of Darkness Windows Each of your seven samurai can develop 40 different spells suited to their role in the party.

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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 (169) 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
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85 Nov 13, 2001 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 03, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Sep 28, 2001 14 out of 20 70
ActionTrip Oct 22, 2001 60 out of 100 60
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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Unicorn Lynx (181363) added Throne of Darkness (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001