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Rise of the Argonauts





As the King of Iolcus, Jason had everything—a prosperous kingdom, the respect of his peers, and a beautiful fiancé. When she was killed on their wedding day, he vowed to do anything to restore her life.

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As the King of Iolcus, Jason had everything—a prosperous kingdom, the respect of his peers, and a beautiful fiancé. When she was killed on their wedding day, he vowed to do anything to restore her life. Now, in order to accomplish this heroic feat Jason must seek out the Golden Fleece -- and with the help of Greek mythology's greatest heroes -- set sail on the most epic voyage of all.

A grand scale Action/RPG, Rise of the Argonauts™ immerses players in a gladiatorial adventure set in the vibrant and powerful world of Ancient Greece brought to life. Taking the role of Jason, players will battle alongside Hercules, Achilles and other Argonauts as they engage in brutal combat against formidable beasts and enemies, in a vast world alive with wondrous inhabitants and stunning panoramas. The search for the Golden Fleece is not only one of exploration but of transformation -- from warrior king to exalted hero touched by the gods.

Key Features:

  • Immerse yourself in gameplay through a redefined RPG experience that streamlines character and resource management. Spend more time playing and less time micro-managing inventory and resources through a streamlined HUD and inventory system.

  • Unleash devastating attacks in real time with lethal combinations of weapons, powers granted by the gods and the battle tested loyalty of your Argonauts. Assemble the most effective team of Argonauts for each mission to put the best battle plan forward.

  • Explore the vibrant and powerful world of ancient mythological Greece brought to life. Experience a living, breathing and vivid ancient world taking you far beyond the broken statues and ruins that so often define the myth.

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Liquid Entertainment
RPGs, Adventure
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Pentium or AMD™ equivalent
  • Memory: XP 1GB RAM / Vista 1.5GB RAM
  • Graphics: Geforce 6800 / Radeon X1300 or above
  • Hard Drive: 8 GB Hard Drive Space
  • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
  • Supported Graphics Cards: Rise of the Argonauts requires an ATI or nVidia graphics card / ATi Radeon X1300 or above / HD2XXX/HD3XXX/HD4XXX series / nVidia GeForce 6800 or above 7/8/9/GTX2XX Series.
  • Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
Recommended Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.66Ghz or Athlon X2 3800+
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 8800GTX or above, or Radeon 3800 series or above
  • Hard Drive: 9.2 GB Hard Drive Space
  • Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card

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Endearing look at Greek mythology


Rise of the Argonauts is a surprisingly fun and interesting Action RPG. For the price, it provides a good amount of interesting combat and locales. The story is decent and very wrapped up in Greek mythology, even I, as not the world?s biggest fan of Greek Mythology enjoyed it. The character progression is very interesting and thematic, you perform deeds and dedicate them to a specific god gaining you favour and eventually an ability. You ?adventure? with up to 2 Ai controlled NPC?s who seem reasonably intelligent and crucially avoid the always dying/needing to be rescued n other games. Recommended on full price, a steal if on sale.

Stick with the Harryhousen classic


Rise of the Argonauts is a very average game. It takes place in a typical fantasy greek setting where gods are real and so on and so forth. The game is all around meh. Rise of the Argonauts is what you would expect: the story of the Argonauts, except you run into characters that aren’t in the original tale. The story takes the kind of twists and turns you would expect, and the combat, while decent, has been done better in other games. The classical greek setting helps set this apart from stereotypical medieval European fantasy settings that you would expect from this kind of game, but that’s not enough to make it as good as, say God of War. Rise of the Argonauts is fairly middle of the road: it does enough good to not be a bad game, but it doesn’t do what it does well well enough to make it a great game. Pick it up if you love greek mythology; you’ll probably enjoy it more than the average gamer.

Good game if you like Greek Mythology


Rise of the Argonauts is a game that those who like Greek Mythology will find enjoyable. If you don't have an interest in that, then you may want to skip this one. The game has simple gamplay that is just adequetly fun and has many glitches throughout it, both graphical and audio. At some parts of the game, the audio messes up and makes all of the characters sound like slow motion robots. This happened to me about every 10 to 15 minutes and lasted anywhere from 5 to 7 minutes. I'm not sure if this happens to other players though. That said, I enjoy Greek Mythology so I did enjoy the story and the adventure. The game has a high adventure spirit and never gets boring. The game was the perfect length (12 hours) and ended just when you were ready to wrap it up and move on.

Charming RPG


It's neither a God of War nor any other RPGs. This is something like a movie whose director is just you. You make your own choices, you make your own history, you make your own story, you choose and follow your own fate. This game is absolutely fantastic. Yes, it has some bad flaws such as dated textures, stiffed animations especially on characters' faces, no mini map, a little stuttering and frame drop. But the good definitely outway the bad.

A pretty fun game


If you are into the mythology the game offers and like action RPG's, you are going to enjoy this game. It also offers a nifty dialog system that offers some nice (if not very meaningful) choices. The script was decent enough even though you probably heard this story already and the voice acting was nice. This may not be the best game on the market, but I didn't experience any glaring bugs or broken mechanics when playing this game, the gameplay was smooth, the levels were diverse enough and never outstayed their welcome.

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