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Cain Morgan is the adopted son of the leader of the Security Force in the kingdom of Heingaria. One day, Cain has a strange dream that brings back memories from his childhood, when his native country Solcia was invaded by the neighboring Aldine. All he remembers is that "everyone went to the island". This mysterious Island of No Return is presently of great interest to the king, who is trying to find why the Elders sent a research team there. The island is rumored to harbor a ring with unseen powers, and the king secretly dispatches Cain to investigate the fate of the people who had ventured there and disappeared without a trace.

Eternal Ring is a first-person action role-playing game similar in concept to King's Field series. It is focused on exploring interconnected dungeons, fighting enemies within. Compared to King's Field games, its world is smaller and less open. With a few exceptions, the only type of weapon Cain can use are swords. However, weapons play a relatively small role in the game, and there is also no armor. The gameplay system largely relies on magic spells that the player can gain by equipping special rings and imbuing them with gems.

The spells and the gems containing them come in six different elemental flavors: Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, Light, and Darkness. The player creates rings by experimenting with different types of gems, resulting in various effects. Up to six gems can be placed on both sides of a ring. Gems also have different levels which affect the outcome of the experiment. The resulting rings may modify Cain's attributes, increase his affinity for a particular element, provide auxiliary bonuses, or grant Cain powerful attack spells.


Eternal Ring PlayStation 2 Ominous castle with stairs
Eternal Ring PlayStation 2 In-game menu
Eternal Ring PlayStation 2 One of the final levels - these guys mean business!
Eternal Ring PlayStation 2 Library dungeon

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Eternal Ring Screenshot
Eternal Ring Screenshot
Eternal Ring Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "King's Field Gaiden" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse PlayStation 2 Jan 26, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
All Game Guide PlayStation 2 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Random Access PlayStation 2 Oct 02, 2010 6 out of 10 60
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 5.8 out of 10 58 PlayStation 2 Jan 24, 2001 11 out of 20 55
PSM PlayStation 2 Nov, 2000 5 out of 10 50
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 D+ 33
Gameplay RPG PlayStation 2 2000 12 out of 100 12


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