Geneforge 4: Rebellion is an Indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the fourth chapter of the Geneforge Saga. Once again, return to the world of the Shapers, where you will explore a vast world, choose what side you will fight for, and create and mold your own army of strange, powerful monsters.
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Positive (14 reviews) - 92% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 1, 2006

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Includes 5 items: Geneforge 1, Geneforge 2, Geneforge 3, Geneforge 4: Rebellion, Geneforge 5: Overthrow

 

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Geneforge 4: Rebellion is an Indie fantasy role-playing adventure, the fourth chapter of the Geneforge Saga. Once again, return to the world of the Shapers, where you will explore a vast world, choose what side you will fight for, and create and mold your own army of strange, powerful monsters.

Geneforge 4: Rebellion features an enormous world, with over 80 areas to explore. Choose among several sides, each with its own beliefs, cities, and quests. Help the rebels or fight them. Slay your enemies or use stealth and diplomacy to outwit them. Your choices will shape the world, and there are dozens of different endings.

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor:1.6 GHz CPU
    • Memory:512 MB
    • Hard disk space:300MB
    • Video: OpenGL compliant graphics card
    • Sound:Sound card
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Positive (14 reviews)
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Jakan
47.4 hrs
Posted: April 17
Recommended, good story, challenging battles.
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.:DoD:. M34t
8.4 hrs
Posted: March 18
Realistic and riveting
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[FOR]mica
3.4 hrs
Posted: December 5, 2015
This episode of the Geneforge series leaves an amazing first impression. I imagine it will be more of the same as previous installments, but so far :

* You can play as a servile, or one of four other character classes (combat, stealth, shaping, magic).
* You get to use the geneforge during the tutorial.
* Light sources exist, so if something's too dim to see you can actually do something about it.
* New graphics sprinkled in here and there! Not only items, but for people too -- making NPC's easier to tell apart!
* Some new creations entirely -- one per type. Also, there are skills for shaping Drakons and Eyebeasts. How cool is that?

The first three games were a bit cookie-cutter at times, although the level design and writing always saved it -- but this installment is going out of its way to differentiate itself, right off the bat. I'm psyched.
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krisumaru
81.0 hrs
Posted: November 25, 2015
Nice turn based RPG but a little bit boring history.
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Endikami
45.0 hrs
Posted: November 9, 2015
previous Geneforge 3 review

Geneforge 4

Graphics: Almost the same as previous games.
Control: Nice and clear tutorial, fixed key binding.
Replayability: Almost none to me


And now we are playing for the Rebels! See the other team perspective cliche. No. Just no. I NEVER wanted to be a Rebel. So this game pointed a sword at me and tried its best to made a turncoat out of me. It failed. I ended becoming a turncoat Rebel. A sworn enemy of the Rebellion.
I feel this game is linear, that is not necessarily wrong. We are back at the continent but the free roaming options are painfully limited and to gain access to other areas you have to check plot points. In order. What I love in Geneforge 1&2 is the freedom to go almost everywhere when you feel like getting there. Climbing the mountains to chat with Trajkov, crossing the desert to chat with Barzahl and random Drakons, looting everything not nailed down. Those were the days.

Things I learned:
-Rebels are mad, really, really mad.
-The Rebellion must be crushed asap.


continued in Geneforge 5 review
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Dangerous Beans
0.1 hrs
Posted: November 3, 2015
An old isometric RPG involving a society built around a special type of magic known as "shaping", which allows the practitioner to create and alter living beings.
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xG| Kyokasuigetsu3867
211.1 hrs
Posted: August 9, 2015
Geneforge 4 is truly a masterpiece. I've spent 51 hours on this game at the time of review and i've only gotten 1 of the 7 endings as 1 of the 5 classes. The story of the game takes place in Terrestia, a land in the middle of a war between the rebels, and the shapers. The shapers have the power to create life, and use magic in helpful ways, but also in unhelpful ways as well. They made creations and serviles for slavery purposes, to do their work for them. After hundreds of years of slavery and mistreatment, the creations and serviles finally had enough and decided to rebel against the shapers. At the height of the war, you are called in to fight by Greta, a rebel. You take a boat to Southforge Citadel and use the Geneforge, a hidden rebel way of making someone capable of shaping and magic. You then decide what side to fight for as you make your way through Terrestia aiding the shapers, rebels, or another sect hated by both rebels and shapers alike. The end is flexible and can change, and the gameplay can change as well with the classes you can pick from. Even though the graphics are primitive, it is an indie game, so it is actually very good for just a few people. Text in-game also adds to the game by providing a description of the land that you are in, as to help with imagining it better. The sound does get a bit repetitive, but it still fits the mood of wherever you happen to be, whether it be a town, cave, or the woods. Overall, this game is an indie masterpiece, as well as my favorite RPG of all time, and i've played quite a few. A hidden gem in gaming for sure.
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yuru
0.1 hrs
Posted: January 10, 2015
Pretty complex adventure rpg, I do not like the poor artstyle and slow pace
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Robin
34.7 hrs
Posted: May 29, 2014
I love spiderweb's games. This one does not disapoint. Its a great rpg, it calls for strategy not just hack and slash your way through masses of enemies. The story line is great, it is understandable without miles of dialogue to read.the quests are pretty much up to you which ones you will take or refuse. there is a lot of ability to create your character your way. Lots of skills, able to choose what stats to up, and good variety of classes to choose from. The world is pretty big. The graphics are classic swiderweb style. You dont have to have played previous games in the series to know what is going on. Its a great stand alone game. there is no lag, crashes, freezes, glitches or sound errors, that i have found. The combat is turn based. you also can choose which side you wish to be on, you are not stuck with just one side ... this has multiple endings and alot of easter eggs, hidden goodies and well worth the price of the game.
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[GUG] Caged Tyger
27.0 hrs
Posted: May 2, 2014
You will want this game.

I loved the politics behind everything. I slowly made my way through the rebellion only to figure out that the rebellion wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I'm sure if I played as the shappers, I would have felt the exact same way.

When you get about 3/4ths done with the game, you start feeling a serious amount of dread because you know there are no good guys in this plot. I loved it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
I love spiderweb's games. This one does not disapoint. Its a great rpg, it calls for strategy not just hack and slash your way through masses of enemies. The story line is great, it is understandable without miles of dialogue to read.the quests are pretty much up to you which ones you will take or refuse. there is a lot of ability to create your character your way. Lots of skills, able to choose what stats to up, and good variety of classes to choose from. The world is pretty big. The graphics are classic swiderweb style. You dont have to have played previous games in the series to know what is going on. Its a great stand alone game. there is no lag, crashes, freezes, glitches or sound errors, that i have found. The combat is turn based. you also can choose which side you wish to be on, you are not stuck with just one side ... this has multiple endings and alot of easter eggs, hidden goodies and well worth the price of the game.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
You will want this game.

I loved the politics behind everything. I slowly made my way through the rebellion only to figure out that the rebellion wasn't all it was cracked up to be. I'm sure if I played as the shappers, I would have felt the exact same way.

When you get about 3/4ths done with the game, you start feeling a serious amount of dread because you know there are no good guys in this plot. I loved it.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2012
If you're looing for the most recent ♥♥♥♥♥ glisten renderers, then this is most certainly not the game for you. If you're looking for a compelling story well told with a gameworld so deep you need to bring a canary and spelunking equipment however, Geneforge 4 is for you.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
previous Geneforge 3 review

Geneforge 4

Graphics: Almost the same as previous games.
Control: Nice and clear tutorial, fixed key binding.
Replayability: Almost none to me


And now we are playing for the Rebels! See the other team perspective cliche. No. Just no. I NEVER wanted to be a Rebel. So this game pointed a sword at me and tried its best to made a turncoat out of me. It failed. I ended becoming a turncoat Rebel. A sworn enemy of the Rebellion.
I feel this game is linear, that is not necessarily wrong. We are back at the continent but the free roaming options are painfully limited and to gain access to other areas you have to check plot points. In order. What I love in Geneforge 1&2 is the freedom to go almost everywhere when you feel like getting there. Climbing the mountains to chat with Trajkov, crossing the desert to chat with Barzahl and random Drakons, looting everything not nailed down. Those were the days.

Things I learned:
-Rebels are mad, really, really mad.
-The Rebellion must be crushed asap.


continued in Geneforge 5 review
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2012
The first Geneforge game I played, and still by far my most favourite. This is an excellent game, and one of the best top down, turn based RPGs I have ever played. If you like games such as Baldurs Gate, then you have to play this.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
An old isometric RPG involving a society built around a special type of magic known as "shaping", which allows the practitioner to create and alter living beings.
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2 of 47 people (4%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2015
Pretty complex adventure rpg, I do not like the poor artstyle and slow pace
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Recommended
211.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2015
Geneforge 4 is truly a masterpiece. I've spent 51 hours on this game at the time of review and i've only gotten 1 of the 7 endings as 1 of the 5 classes. The story of the game takes place in Terrestia, a land in the middle of a war between the rebels, and the shapers. The shapers have the power to create life, and use magic in helpful ways, but also in unhelpful ways as well. They made creations and serviles for slavery purposes, to do their work for them. After hundreds of years of slavery and mistreatment, the creations and serviles finally had enough and decided to rebel against the shapers. At the height of the war, you are called in to fight by Greta, a rebel. You take a boat to Southforge Citadel and use the Geneforge, a hidden rebel way of making someone capable of shaping and magic. You then decide what side to fight for as you make your way through Terrestia aiding the shapers, rebels, or another sect hated by both rebels and shapers alike. The end is flexible and can change, and the gameplay can change as well with the classes you can pick from. Even though the graphics are primitive, it is an indie game, so it is actually very good for just a few people. Text in-game also adds to the game by providing a description of the land that you are in, as to help with imagining it better. The sound does get a bit repetitive, but it still fits the mood of wherever you happen to be, whether it be a town, cave, or the woods. Overall, this game is an indie masterpiece, as well as my favorite RPG of all time, and i've played quite a few. A hidden gem in gaming for sure.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
This episode of the Geneforge series leaves an amazing first impression. I imagine it will be more of the same as previous installments, but so far :

* You can play as a servile, or one of four other character classes (combat, stealth, shaping, magic).
* You get to use the geneforge during the tutorial.
* Light sources exist, so if something's too dim to see you can actually do something about it.
* New graphics sprinkled in here and there! Not only items, but for people too -- making NPC's easier to tell apart!
* Some new creations entirely -- one per type. Also, there are skills for shaping Drakons and Eyebeasts. How cool is that?

The first three games were a bit cookie-cutter at times, although the level design and writing always saved it -- but this installment is going out of its way to differentiate itself, right off the bat. I'm psyched.
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Recommended
81.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
Nice turn based RPG but a little bit boring history.
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