Dawn of Magic is a third-person hack-and-slash RPG. The major difference of this game from most "Diablo clones" is that all four characters available for the player are mages.
Your main goal is to help destroy Earth or save it. The game tells the story of the immortal Modo who, for his crimes, was banished from the Afterlife and sent to live on Earth as a mortal.
Players can play as a bad character and help Modo in reaching his ultimate goal - destroying the Earth, or be a good character and try to stop him. The game has a lot of humor and cultural references in all its quests and sub-quests.
Dawn of Magic has an unique combat system where you can combine different spells to get a new one with unique abilities. The controls are very similar to most hack-and-slash games: you use the mouse to control the character, and the keyboard to select spells from a toolbar.