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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Another attempt at a first-person action game set in the popular Might & Magic franchise.

RPG | FPP | fantasy | Might & Magic | action RPG | immersive sim

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic Release Date

24Oct2006

PC

12Feb2008

X360

developer: Arkane Studios publisher: Ubisoft Official website

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An FPP action game with elements of cRPG. This is the first Might & Magic game created after the closure of 3DO company and handing over the rights to the series to Ubisoft. The story focuses on a young hero named Sareth, trained in combat and magic by a powerful sorcerer in order to defeat the Dark Messiah who is endangering the world of Ashan. This game is often referred to as “the dark side of Might & Magic”.

On your way, you can find about 40 weapons and learn a few dozen combat spells. This variety makes it possible to take on enemies in close up melee combat with a sword or a dagger or at range with a bow or magic. The game’s world consists of 12 large levels. They are inhabited by creatures who know no mercy or forgiveness. In Ashan, forces of evil are stronger than anywhere else, and your life is ever endangered by fearless orcs, cruel goblins, treacherous trolls, filthy undead, huge dragon-like beasts, and many other monsters of striking sizes and wickedness. Many a time, the only way to trick death is staying in shadows and sneaking past enemies.

Dark Messiah of Might & Magic interweaves elements of cRPG. By earning valuable experience the player unlocks new items, specializations, and abilities that can later be effectively used in combat – combos, spells, or deadly critical hits.

Multiplayer allows for up to 32 people to play together. There is a variety of available play modes, starting with a simple Deathmatch – popular in many FPP games – through Evolution, which lets you progress your character during expansive online scenarios.

The graphics is generated by an improved version of Source Engine, previously used by Valve Studios in Half-Life 2. The improvements include the character control, physics of the environment, and character models.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 8,7 / 10 based on 4813 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 8.9 / 10 based on 129 votes.

PEGI rating Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

Dark Messiah of Might and Magic System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 3.2 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256MB (GeForce FX5900 or better)
  • 7 GB HDD
  • Windows XP
Microsoft Xbox 360

Xbox 360

  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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