Risen

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Description

The island Faranga needs a new hero, you! 

Delve into a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage. 


Key Features:

  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover. 

  • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay. 

  • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.

Customer reviews

100

This is how Gothic 3 game should be made.

Furrek | Jan. 25, 2016 | See all Furrek's reviews »

http://steamcommunity.com/id/furrek/recommended/40300 This is my review for Risen game which I posted on Steam: This is how Gothic 3 game should be made. Risen feels more like Gothic game than Gothic 3 will ever do. I love Pyranha Bytes games. The third Gothic game maybe disappointed me a little but what they did with Risen game... wow. It feels so much like first Gothic game. I felt once again like a kid playing first Gothic game when it was out. It's simply amazing. Great atmosphere, great soundtrack, great graphics and open world which you want to explore. The story is fits fine for RPG game, characters and their stories are interesting and once again, you will need to decide whose fraction you will join. While fighting you feel respect towards monsters - you might know that from Gothic games but if you don't: one wrong move and you can lose your life. It starts rather easy, with a chance to encounter a "run for your life" monster and ends at "I want to run away from these dangerous beasts but I have no choice and I must fight it". If I can complaing about something... ... yes, there are things in this almost perfect RPG game I didn't like much. Most annoying thing which made me start game again and again was jumping on platforms and climbing - I'M NOT SURE WHAT I'M DOING WRONG, BUT WHY IS MY HERO FLYING TOWARDS SKY AND NOT COMING BACK, BUGGING WHOLE MENU. THE ONLY WAY TO FIX IT WAS TO EXIT GAME, START IT AGAIN AND LOAD LAST SAVE. Much later at game I bought over9000 levitation scrolls to avoid this annoying bug. While bugs are bugs, Risen have one thing which I'm really disappointed at. Like I said earlier, characters and their stories are interesting but they don't really feel anything towards main character. I didn't feel any friendships at all, nobody I could count on, nobody I could remember this much like some of first Gothic characters - and it's not only limited to friends, but enemies too. Maybe it's only me, maybe it's because I played this way not another.... dunno. Spending almost 50 hours in Risen and finishing it for the first time, I feel like there are still many things I left not finished and not discovered. Risen's world is big one, and playing a fine RPG game like this only once is really waste. There are also in game achievements, which can also count as reason to play Risen after beating game. I know I will be back one day to Risen and enjoy it like for the first time. Or maybe even more.

86

Very Fun

SparkWave | Aug. 5, 2015 | See all SparkWave's reviews »

No other RPG is like this. The story line is brilliant with an interesting concept of The Inquisition taking over towns. There are many quests to do, things to explore, and monsters to kill. Risen gives the player options to have different items, become adept at certain skills more than others, and explore early in the story line. Not many other games allow you to have that much freedom. At only 10 dollars, many people who like RPGs will be into the game for hours. The graphics aren't the best, but the game is old and the story line is what matters. The game mechanics are great, allowing the player to cast and learn spells like levitation, speed, and even transforming into a Nautilus. Give Risen a shot!

90

"Old-school" RPG for anti-hand-holding players

Jafenter | July 13, 2015 | See all Jafenter's reviews »

This is a solid RPG that doesn't smack you over the head with fantastical narrative and over the top cut scenes. The story, like the environment, is rather stark to begin with. As the story unfold the game focusses in on the main plot and curtails the side quests. The game is similar to the Gothic series and is definitely aimed at the "hardcore RPG lovers". Areas do not scale with your progress and you may run into a creature that you cannot even scratch until much later in the game. This gives a sense of fulfilment that is entirely apart from the narrative, you will need to pace yourself and think about what you can reasonable achieve given your current stats and gear. In short, the game starts of tough and you will have to learn your opponents manoeuvres, as well as your own, to survive. Near the end you will be extremely strong in classic rags to riches disproportion.

25

An unmemorable steaming pile of 'meh'.

RedFlames | June 1, 2015 | See all RedFlames's reviews »

Meh. I could elaborate on that 'meh', but after playing Risen, I feel like I've been exposed to something so dull I may have turned beige. In all honesty I can't remember anything, good or bad about the game such was it's ability to be completely unmemorable. It was so much of a tedious chore to play, on one of my 'I'll give it one more chance... ' forays into the game, my brain inadvertently auto-piloted to 'Uninstall' button rather than 'Play'. And looking back on it, I had more fun waiting for it to re-download than I ever did playing.

65

Great for hardcore RPG lovers, but not great

Zozolis | April 14, 2015 | See all Zozolis's reviews »

A hardcore RPG game. The game actually has a pretty bad story line. Choosing between two factions one being combat focused while the other one is magic focused. Sadly the game itself is more mage focused because for solving most of the puzzles as combat focused hero you will still need levitation or telekinesis scrolls. The thing I like the most is that there is no bad/good guys. Both factions are kind of grey with their own motives and such. The game sometimes gets you lost in it. For example why should this guy do that? And some quests are weird like literally sweeping floor. Exploration in this open world is really rewarding sometimes in good weapons or other advantages. But don’t get surprised if while exploring you’ll meet a monster who could destroy you in one it. Characters are a bit bulky, often in bad proportions but that doesn’t hurt the gameplay too much. Even though the animations are often robotic like. The beginning of the game is challenging. The whole game gets more enjoyable later on in the game.