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XIII Remake

The remake of FPS from 2003 under the same title, developed by PlayMagic studio and Microids. In XIII we play the amnesiac hero who was accused of murdering the US President. This is an adaptation of a Belgian comic book, published by Dargaud in 1984.

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XIII cover

developer: PlayMagic

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4

game release date:





XIII is a remake of a FPS game published in 2003 bearing the same title. The game was released by Microids and was created by the PlayMagic studio, a team of developers who previously worked on such series as Halo, Call of Duty, Crysis, Condemned, and Operation Flashpoint.


The plot of the game is based on the French comic book series by Jean Van Hamme. Players get to meet the main character when he wakes up on a seaside beach. The protagonist, who bears the titular XII tattoo on his shoulder, suffers from amnesia. His main task is to discover the truth about his identity. However, it is complicated by the fact that he is quickly being trampled on by mercenaries and secret agents, as he has identified the sniper behind the assassination of the President of the United States.


In XIII the action is shown from the first person perspective (FPP). The game is divided into thirty-four missions, which take place at a bank, an FBI office building, across skyscraper roofs, and even a military base located in the middle of mountain peaks. During the game, players carry out various tasks and eliminate enemies, making use of an extensive arsenal of firearms (such as guns, rifles, and rocket launchers) and melee weapons (such as throwing knives). There are also stages where one has to somplete stalthily, sneaking behind enemies' backs and killing them by surprise.

Technical aspects

Like the original, XIII stands out from other games of this type due to onomatopoeia accompanying some events; for example, over an opponent falling from high altitude there is the inscription "AAAA...", and over an explosion - "BOOMM". The authors of the remake have refreshed the audiovisual layer and modernized the gameplay mechanics, making sure that they meet modern standards while maintaining the spirit of the original.

PEGI Rating

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

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz
  • 8 GB RAM
  • graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780 / 4 GB Radeon RX 560 or better
  • Windows 7
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i5-7400 3.0 GHz
  • 16 GB RAM
  • graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 980 / Radeon RX 580 or better
  • Windows 10
XIII Remake is Coming to PC and Consoles This Year
XIII Remake is Coming to PC and Consoles This Year

news 18 April 2019 22:13

Since its premiere in 2003, the FPS known as XIII has managed to win a cult following. Microids and PlayMagic are going to remind players about it - a remake is coming to PC and consoles this year.

XIII Remake Launch Date Delayed
XIII Remake Launch Date Delayed

news 08 August 2019 21:54

Microids announced that the release of the XIII remake, which was to take place in November, has been postponed to 2020. PlayMagic, the studio responsible for the game, needs some extra time to add some finishing touches.

XIII Remake Gets Release Date; Gameplay Trailer Available

news 12 June 2020 12:33

On the second day of IGN Expo, the first full-fledged trailer of XIII was presented. The material shows how the gameplay will look like in the remake of the iconic cel-shaded FPS and reveals the new release date.

Remake of XIII is so Bad That Players Prefer to Buy the 2003 Original
Remake of XIII is so Bad That Players Prefer to Buy the 2003 Original

news 22 November 2020 18:21

Remake of XIII turned out to be so bad that last week the original version of the game, released on PC in 2003, sold better in digital distribution in the UK.

Metacritic Presents the Worst Games of 2020
Metacritic Presents the Worst Games of 2020

news 28 December 2020 22:33

Metacritic summed up the year 2020 in the video game market. The website presented things like the worst-rated video games of the last 12 months, including such titles as The Elder Scrolls: Blades and XIII Remake.

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