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Depths of Peril is a single player action/RPG influenced heavily by turn based strategy games like Civilization. Your character takes lead of a fledgling Covenant (a faction or guild) in the barbarian city of Jorvik, where you compete or ally with other Covenants. These factions are the most unique aspect of Depths of Peril, adding a level of depth unusual in games of this genre. The player can negotiate trades for money or even items, start wars or form alliances, raid enemy Covenants or destabilize them with rumors. These other groups will also compete with the player to complete quests and win recruits, or can even adventure alongside the player.

Items and inventory are handled in much the same way as other action/RPGs. There are common items, rare items, uniques, set pieces, artifacts and so forth, all color coded for your convenience. Every item alters your character's appearance as well.

Depths of Peril does not support multiplayer, but it does allow you to export your character sheet in HTML and other formats to post on the internet, allowing for some ladder-style competition. Also, your character, Covenant and recruits can all be transferred to a new game when you win as well, allowing for a lot of replayability.


Depths of Peril Windows In combat alongside my recruit.  Battles can grow to immense size in some areas.
Depths of Peril Windows Some of the skills available to a Rogue.
Depths of Peril Windows There's a lot of background lore, available from books and certain unique items.
Depths of Peril Windows Speaking with an NPC in the town.

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User Reviews

An epic, randomized ARPG with MMO elements Windows Bluddy (13)

Critic Reviews

Out Of Eight Windows Sep 21, 2007 7 out of 8 88 PC Gaming Windows Dec 26, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
RPGFan Windows Apr 18, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 25, 2007 82 out of 100 82
RPGWatch Windows Nov 04, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Sep 10, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Gameslave UK Windows Feb 21, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamernode Windows Oct 29, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Gaming Nexus Windows Jan 15, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Mana Pool Windows Dec 16, 2010 7 out of 10 70


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