Discover a new breed of Action-RPG game powered by an enhanced version of the Source™ Engine by Valve. Set in the Might & Magic® universe, players will experience ferocious combat in a dark and immersive fantasy environment. Swords, Stealth, Sorcery. Choose your way to kill.Read full description
© 2006 Ubisoft Entertainment. All Rights Reserved. Dark Messiah, Might and Magic, Ubisoft and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Developed by Arkane Studios.
First of all, I am an old fart who used to play Die by the Sword back in the middle school. Since then, during my whole gaming career I played hundreds of games. I am very picky and I don?t get entertained easily so most of those games were ok at most (in my opinion). Knowing all this, you can trust me: Dark Messiah is simply the best FPS Fantasy game out there. It is nothing like the Elder Scrolls series, as there are no real quests or open world but there is something else: pure fun while slashing through hordes of enemies! Visuals are quite good even in 2017 and it is really safe to assume that any PC can run this game nowadays. It is a definitely a must-have, especialy when it is on sale!
Few games can manage to be fun in the first perspective, other then the shooters of course. This must be due to the fact, that it's not easy, to control melee combat, if you can't see the whole battlefield, which is realistic sure, but fun? Nah... Dark Messiah is one of the exceptions. At the time it came out, mixed genre games started to become a thing, and this is certainly one the better examples. The rpg elements are straightforward, the controls are easy to use, the graphics were beautiful at the time, and didn't aged that bad, and the battles are hard, but fair. Also, if you really want to kick Orcs, this is your game come true. You can kick them into spikes, off a cliff, into the fire, and so on... The story is nothing to write home about, but it's ok, and it's not bad at all, just nothing special. For an action game it serves it's purpose, and that's that.
This is a average 20 hr game. There are multiple levels and it is pretty straight forward. It is a great playthrough if you like fps action slash em up games. I liked the rpg element with choosing upgrades and weapons and spells. I loved to sneak around too killing enemies. Its a story game, and is worth buying. You need to play this if you like fps rpgs.
Dark Messiah can be described as a more combat heavy and linear Elder Scrolls. One can be excused for thinking its an RPG, with its limited presence of skills and inventory management. In actual fact, Dark Messiah would be better equated with linear modern shooters - just with swords, bows and magic. The story itself comes from the typical 'Dark Fantasy' trope and does possess some twists that will surprise and entertain the player. Its graphics still hold up today (relatively) but its UI can be cumbersome at times. What really makes Dark Messiah stand out is its combat, its equivalent which can only be found in a watered down form in Mount&Blade. Weapon strokes follow your mouse position and the environment can be used to great effect in destroying your enemies. Overall, a great one-of-a-kind fantasy first-person action game which I can advise to anyone who happens to be a fan of any of those things.
You HAVE to play this game if you wanna play the best (yes, probably it's still the best in 2014) CS with blades/staffs/magic in first person ever done! Great atmosphere, great audio, still surprisingly good graphics + good physics and an interesting story with 2 different endings. Unleash you fantasy and kill the enemies in many ways you've never seen before (or copied, after, by some other games)! Still one of the best. Not so long to complete, but with a good re-playability due to the many RPG classes, perks, and weapons to master...
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