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Gothic Remake

Remake of the cult RPG from 2001, developed on behalf of THQ Nordic by its own Barcelona studio. Gothic stands out primarily due to its completely new graphic design. In addition, a number of changes have been made to the mechanics.

RPG | TPP | fantasy | reeditions/remasters/remakes | action RPG

Gothic Remake cover

Game mode: single player

game release date:

The official release date of the game has not been announced yet.


Gothic is a remake of an RPG released in 2001 under the same title. While the original was the work of the German studio Piranha Bytes, the described game was developed by the Spanish team at Barcelona Studio, created by THQ Nordic, which from May 2019 holds the rights to the brand, and also owns the team at Piranha Bytes.


Gothic takes us to the fantasy kingdom of Myrtana, whose ruler - Rhobar II - created a penal colony on the island of Khorinis. The convicts sent there have to work hard to extract ore in the Valley of Mines. In order to prevent prisoners from escaping, the mages created a barrier that could only be penetrated from the outside. Unfortunately, spell got out of control and eventually the dome surrounded the whole area of the Valley of Mines, imprisoning both the convicts and guards, as well as the mages themselves together with an ancient evil lurking in the land. The players, on the other hand, take on the role of a nameless prisoner, who soon after crossing the barrier turns out to be made for much bigger things than working in a mine.


In Gothic, the action is shown from third-person perspective. The devs give us a limited open world, where we can find, among others, camps set up by ore diggers, mines, orc village and numerous ruins. The story is to some extent non-linear - the player can decide which faction to join, which influences the path the story will follow. In addition to the task of pushing the story forward, various side missions await completion.

The game world is not a safe place, and in addition to hostile convicts, various monsters are a threat. Although initially we deal mainly with representatives of the local fauna (such as wolves, beetles or scavengers), with time we face stronger and stronger opponents (such as skeletons, orcs and demons). Combat is dynamic and we can use both melee weapons (one and two-handed swords, axes, hammers) and ranged weapons (crossbows, bows) as well as offensive and defensive magic.

As we progress, we earn experience points and advance to higher levels, gradually increasing our combat potential with the help of teachers scattered around the game world. In addition to fighting skills, the nameless protagonist has other abilitiues - for example, he can learn to sneak past his enemies, craft useful equipment and open locks.

Technical aspects

The remake of Gothic stands out thanks to completely refreshed visuals, which is due to the use of Unreal Engine 4. Valley of Mines is overgrown with lush vegetation, camps and building elements were enriched with numerous details, and the elements of the hero's equipment were redesigned with attention to detail. In addition, the plot is presented through cut-scenes using motion capture.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon RX 480 or better
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or better
  • Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
THQ Nordic Wants to Remake Gothic; Trailer and Demo Released!
THQ Nordic Wants to Remake Gothic; Trailer and Demo Released!

news 13 December 2019 21:08

THQ Nordic has announced that it is considering a remake of the first installment of the Gothic series. The publisher not only provided a trailer for the project but also released a playable prototype. It will be up to the players to decide whether the work on the game will continue.

Gothic Remake Prototype Hardware Requirements
Gothic Remake Prototype Hardware Requirements

news 13 December 2019 21:21

The prototype of the possible remake of the first Gothic is now available on Steam, so we know got to know its hardware requirements. As it turns out, in order to see the Gothic Playable Teaser in highest details, we will need a quite powerful machine.

Gothic Remake With Cheats and New Info From the Devs
Gothic Remake With Cheats and New Info From the Devs

news 15 December 2019 22:03

THQ Nordic shared further information about the potential remake of Gothic. The publisher is still not sure if the project will actually come into being, but if so, the creators are already planning changes in line with the fans' suggestions. At the same time, cheat codes, enabling us to use the developer mode, were revealed.

Gothic 2 Remake Also Possible; THQ Nordic on Future of the Franchise
Gothic 2 Remake Also Possible; THQ Nordic on Future of the Franchise

news 16 December 2019 23:07

Not only the original Gothic has a chance for a remake. Community manager of THQ Nordic mentioned that the company is also considering refreshing the second and third installment of the series.

Piranha Bytes Comments on Gothic Remake; New RPG to be Announced Soon
Piranha Bytes Comments on Gothic Remake; New RPG to be Announced Soon

news 17 December 2019 20:54

In the latest announcement addressed to the fans, Piranha Bytes shared information about its next RPG project, and also commented on the slowly emerging complete remake of Gothic.

Gothic Remake Confirmed for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X
Gothic Remake Confirmed for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X

news 19 February 2020 11:05

Many fans waited with bated breath for this news - the remake of the iconic Gothic was officially confirmed. THQ Nordic informed that they decided to work on a renewed version of the classic. The title will go to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Survey Suggests Gothic Fans are Also Witcher Fans
Survey Suggests Gothic Fans are Also Witcher Fans

news 19 February 2020 16:57

Wen confirming the continuation of work on Gothic Remake, THQ Nordic has also published the results of a survey accompanying the game's playable theaser. The following article will provide a short summary of the information contained in the survey.

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