developer: Arkane Studios
publisher: JoWooD Entertainment AG
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG which plunges the player into an amazingly complex fantasy world. Arx Fatalis combines an intelligent story with impressive medieval surroundings. The user-friendly interface allows the highest interactivity possible. Arx Fatalis creates a state of intense immersion that allows the player to feel that all his actions have a direct consequence in the Arx game world.
The goal of the game is to destroy the secret cult of Akbaa, the god of devastation and chaos, thereby preventing his return to the physical world. Should the player fail, the demon is bound to impose his reign of terror upon Arx. The player assumes the role of the potential hero, fights inside an underground fortress using wooden clubs, swords and magical items to defend himself against creatures including goblins, trolls, rat-men and other vicious opponents. However, brute force is not always the best way to succeed: The player has at his disposal the innovative new onscreen gesture based magic system to assist him in his progress through the game. Using the mouse, burning runes can be drawn in mid-air. A series of these gestures combine to create powerful magic spells that will protect the player or empower him to defeat his enemies and pursue his quest.
- 9 different skills
- 50 different magical spells
- Magical system based on runes
- Different weapons and armor
- Huge world with a lot of surprises
- Different solutions for the different adventures
- Many monsters and enemies
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium III 450MHz, 128MB RAM, graphic card