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Throne of Darkness (Windows)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
72
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3.8
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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 seven heroes together in the opening cinematic.
Throne of Darkness Windows Oh, this was quite a tough battle... prepare for more of them!
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 Cinematics are rendered in a cell shaded animation style.

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

The Press Says

Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85
IGN Oct 04, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 30, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 20, 2006 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 28, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 6.5 out of 10 65
Super Play Nov, 2001 6 out of 10 60
ActionTrip Oct 22, 2001 60 out of 100 60
Game Over Online Jan 02, 2002 52 out of 100 52

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
New Throne of Darkness Fanpages 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (43949)
Jun 19, 2010

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.

Related Web Sites

Oleg Roschin (164863) added Throne of Darkness (Windows) on Oct 10, 2001