Gothic 1 Remake
The remake of an iconic 2001 RPG, developed by Barcelona Studio, a subsidiary of THQ Nordic. Compared to the original game, the Gothic Remake features fully revamped graphics and gameplay mechanics.
developer: Alkimia Interactive / THQ Nordic Barcelona Studio publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games Official website
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Gothic is a remake of the 2001 RPG under the same name. While the original game was developed by the German studio Piranha Bytes, the remake was created by the Spanish team Barcelona Studio created by THQ Nordic, which owns the franchise and Piranha Bytes as of May 2019.
Gothic is set in the fantasy kingdom of Myrtana, whose ruler, Rhobar II, has established a penal colony on the island of Khorinis. The convicts sent there must work in the Mine Valley, extracting valuable ore. To prevent them from escaping, the colony was surrounded by a magic barrier only passable from the outside. The spell soon got out of control and surrounded the entire Valley, trapping the convicts, the guards, the mages responsible for it... and the evil dwelling underneath the land. The player character is a nameless prisoner new to the colony, soon finding himself destined for greater deeds than working in the mines.
Gothic makes use of the third-person perspective (TPP). The game features a small open world, containing locations such as camps, mines, orc villages and ruins. The story is, to an extent, non-linear - the player may decide which faction to join, which affects the story. In addition to main quests, there are also numerous side missions to undertake.
The game's world is a dangerous place deeming with hostile convicts and monsters. Although at first we'll face mostly local wildlife, like wolves and giant beetles, soon we'll find ourselves encountering much more powerful foes, such as skeletons, orcs and demons. During each dynamic encounter we can wield melee weapons (swords, axes, hammers), ranged weapons (bows, crossbows) as well as offensive and defensive magic.
As we progress through the game we gain experience and level up, improving our skills with the help of tutors scattered around the Valley. In addition to combat-related skills, the nameless protagonist can also sneak behind enemies, craft gear and pick locks.
Compared to the original game, the visuals of Gothic were vastly revamped, the game now running on the Unreal Engine 4. The Mine Valley is overgrown with lush vegetation, while the protagonist's equipment is very detailed. The cutscenes make use of motion capture.
Last updated on 20 March 2023
Game mode: single player
Expectations: 8.4 / 10 based on 1361 votes.
Age restrictions Gothic Remake: 18+
Gothic Remake System requirements
PC / Windows
- 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
- 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