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Release Date: Apr 11, 2012

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"Captures everything that's fun about old-school RPGs."
4.5/5 – GameSpy
"The balance between exciting combat, thought-provoking puzzle work, and open-ended exploration is stellar."
8.5/10 – IGN
"I lost count as to how many times I threw my fist in the air and shouted, "YES!" after successfully completing a puzzle."
9.5/10 – Destructoid
"Undoubtedly the best Indie Game I have played so far and at a very very reasonable Price."
9/10 – Game Debate
"It’s bloody brilliant."
– Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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About This Game

Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution. A group of prisoners are sentenced to certain death by exiling them to the secluded Mount Grimrock for vile crimes they may or may not have committed. Unbeknownst to their captors, the mountain is riddled with ancient tunnels, dungeons and tombs built by crumbled civilizations long perished now. If they ever wish to see daylight again and reclaim their freedom the ragtag group of prisoners must form a team and descend through the mountain, level by level.

The game brings back the oldschool challenge with highly tactical real-time combat and grid-based movement, devious hidden switches and secrets as well as deadly traps and horrible monsters. Legend of Grimrock puts an emphasis on puzzles and exploration and the wits and perception of the player are more important tools than even the sharpest of swords could be. And if you are a hardened dungeon crawling veteran and you crave an extra challenge, you can arm yourself with a stack of grid paper and turn on the Oldschool Mode which disables the luxury of the automap! Are you ready to venture forth and unravel the mysteries of Mount Grimrock?

Key Features:

  • Explore a vast network of ancient tunnels, discover secrets and find a way to survive in the perilous dungeons of Mount Grimrock.
  • Cast spells with runes, craft potions with herbs and fight murderous monsters with a wide variety of weaponry.
  • Create a party of four characters and customize them with different races, classes, skills and traits.
  • Pure blooded dungeon crawling game with grid-based movement and thousands of squares riddled with hidden switches, pressure plates, sliding walls, floating crystals, forgotten altars, trapdoors and more.
  • Includes the following digital extras: a beautifully crafted game manual, Legend of Grimrock world map, custom made grid paper, Grimrock theme music, art sheets illustrating foul creatures of Grimrock, and Almost Human team photo.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Processor:Dual Core 2GHz Intel or 2.8GHz AMD
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 or better (256MB graphics memory or more. Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported). Minimum supported resolutions 1280x720 and 1024x768.
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:Quad Core 2.66GHz Intel or 3.2GHz AMD
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Graphics card supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later. ATI Radeon HD 2900 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or better. Shader Model 3.0 needs to be supported)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Minimum
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB HD space
    • Video Card: Graphics card supporting OpenGL 2.1 or later. (256MB graphics memory or more) Minimum supported resolutions 1280x720 and 1024x768
    Recommended
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1 GB HD space
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 2900 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or better (512MB graphics memory or more) Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
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Mifely
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I have to give this game a thumbs-up, because its a great revival of a classic genre. It's really, really hard, though. I just finished it, and I reloaded more times than any game I can ever remember. It literally took me years, because the reloading was that frustrating.

Play on easy mode, unless you've got the kb/mouse reflexes of an uber gamer, in which case I hear the game is "easy". Ironically, the final boss was not too bad, but getting to him... that was a nightmare.

Still, a worthy revival.
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Avenger8
( 28.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
The only 1st person dungeon crawler I've ever liked.
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Professor Oak
( 73.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Very unique game, beautiful graphics, never played anything like it before. Had me hooked, and I actually finished this game and the second one. Not very often a game is so good I finish it and the sequel. If you like this game you have to get grimrock 2 as well.

Also ♥♥♥♥ snails
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intunerikuss
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Old school dungeon crawler!
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PincheHugo
( 44.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
this game rules!! evrything about it...the detail the puzzles THE SECRETS and the fights.....i cant wait to rescue the second one, COME ON PAYDAY!!! =p .......(5of5)
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mkpw
( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
★★★★★★★★☆☆

Wow! That's the essence of dungeon-crowlerism! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) The era of such games ended long time ago and we can still play something like this. Just increadible!

Perfect music and sound creating thrilling atmosphere of dungeons. Detailed and interesting world, nice puzzles, engaging story (yes, exactly, it's dungeon crawler and you still receives all of that!). It's also nicely done from graphics perspective and well coded (works in full details on my budget notebook with 4GB RAM, no dedicated GPU and Linux onboard). I can't wait to play the sequel!
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┼ CBlade ┼
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
★★★★☆
Ah wow now talk about a good game, I was not expecting this game to be this good, I have never played a game with this old retro PC game feel to it so it was a completely new experience to me. So without any nostalgia altering my perception of this game I can honestly say that this is an awesome game, the character types ,the secrets, the progression , it’s all done really well, and I would recommend this game to everyone out there , especially if they haven’t played a game with this gameplay style.
Really good game, it allows you to import your own pictures for the portraits of the heroes thus making it a more fun experience, In my team I had Dark Blade (YuGiOh), a Tauren (From Warcraft), Dark Alchemist (From Torchlight 2) and a Argonian (From TES obviously) so I had a unique personal experience XD .
Anyways enough talking, buy this game now ! good game , good games must be bought and played !
4/5!
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Praetor2020
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
Glitchy stone-teleporting puzzle would not allow me to progress even after consulting guides and walkthroughs to find what I was doing wrong. Very dissapointed.
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Elmokill
( 35.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 7
An incredibly fun and engaging tabletop-style hardcore RPG. After all the grandiose, open world RPGs with with unlimited supplies, it is satisfying to play a smaller scale RPG where fighting more than one enemy at a time can quickly spiral out of control and your food and ammo is limited.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Amazing music, amazing graphic, amazing puzzles, amazing game :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Legend of Grimrock took me totally by surprise. I bought it expecting some kind of mild distraction that I would drop shortly after picking it up, but even after only a handful of hours, I'm hooked.

The gameplay is nearly identical to the dungeon crawlers of yesteryear (Eye of the Beholder, for example). And while I was never a big fan of those types of games, Grimrock is a blast to play. Exploration is entirely tile based, and simple as it may be, the grid-based format allows for some truly interesting map layouts. After the first couple of areas, it becomes quite easy to get lost, but this only adds to the experience. It's refreshing to play a game that doesn't lead you by the nose with quest markers and waypoints. "Old school" mode makes navigating the maze-like levels of Grimrock even more compelling by removing the map. The combat, at first glance, is very basic and shallow. However, like the grid-based level design, there is a certain amount of depth to be found in the enemy encounters. Since the game is so reliant on the grid system, navigating around mobs of enemies has a certain strategic feel to it. As the enemies become stronger, it becomes essential to position yourself in such a way that your back row doesn't get hit. This provides a pleasant tactical challenge to Grimrock's combat.

Where Grimrock truly shines, though, is in its puzzles. It speaks to the game's elegance, that I, a person that despises games that have puzzles for their own sake, have loved every puzzle and riddle I've come across so far. Consisting of stepping on pressure plates in the right order, pressing switches in the right way, and using certain items on objects in the level, all of Grimrock's puzzles are well-planned and well-implemented. I never encountered a puzzle that I felt like I couldn't figure out. You are always given the necessary information to progress, and the puzzles are never reduced to just random clicking hoping to get lucky. Furthermore, there are tons of hidden switches and mini-puzzles that you can find that unlock hidden treasure stashes or high quality gear. Clever thinking and careful observation are always rewarded by the game.

All of this probably sounds familiar to gamers who (unlike myself) are veterans of the old dungeon crawlers, but the presentation of the game makes it much more accessible to younger gamers and strangers to the genre. The graphics, while not mind blowing, are excellent. There is a high level of detail in all the textures. Even the enemy models are well done and interesting to look at. Additionally, the sound design is phenomenal. The ambience includes shuffling monsters, footsteps, and barely audible muttering. Combined with how dark the game is, the ambient sounds create a very creepy and foreboding atmosphere, perfect for the theme of the game. There were even a few times that I got so caught up in the sounds around me, I was startled by a previously undetected monster jumping at me from the edge of the screen.

The game isn't perfect (there is no actual music aside from the title theme, the lack of combat animations may seem silly to some, and the distribution of gear is a bit questionable), but all in all, this is a fantastic dungeon crawler that everyone should try.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
★★★★☆
Ah wow now talk about a good game, I was not expecting this game to be this good, I have never played a game with this old retro PC game feel to it so it was a completely new experience to me. So without any nostalgia altering my perception of this game I can honestly say that this is an awesome game, the character types ,the secrets, the progression , it’s all done really well, and I would recommend this game to everyone out there , especially if they haven’t played a game with this gameplay style.
Really good game, it allows you to import your own pictures for the portraits of the heroes thus making it a more fun experience, In my team I had Dark Blade (YuGiOh), a Tauren (From Warcraft), Dark Alchemist (From Torchlight 2) and a Argonian (From TES obviously) so I had a unique personal experience XD .
Anyways enough talking, buy this game now ! good game , good games must be bought and played !
4/5!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I wasn't really sure if this type of game would really be something I'd enjoy, but now that I've completed my first playthrough I can say I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The combat is well designed and varied, and it is simple enough for anyone to pick up, but there's still a surprising amount of depth to it as well. The puzzles were also very well done, never feeling illogical or unfair. However, they were still challenging enough that completing them always felt rewarding.

Overall, Legend of Grimrock is a great game that takes an old formula not really seen in video games these days, and creates something unique from it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Excellent game which requires you to think otherwise you can not get easily through enemies. You would mostly want attack one enemy at time, as getting surrounded leads to quick death of your 4 heroes. At the start you can choose your own three classes: fighter, rogue & mage and there are also races which make some advantages over others. I let it by default. Game is very similar to old M&M. Movement is chess-like, only step by step. Your party occupies one square, you can get trapped, you need to figure out the way out and solve puzzles (read your puzzle & try to understand its meaning & use instinct for solving). The game is though pretty simple to understand and I can only recommend the game to every RPG player who likes strategy, chess or puzzles.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I thought at first that the simple grid based navigation and 90 degree view transitions would have been a hindrance to immersion. I was completely wrong. The navigation makes this game what it is, and you spend a lot of time figuring out the right combination of moves to avoid obstacles and conquer the AI. The game is tough as well, and one of the first in a long time where I found myself forced to explore beyond save points, then reload the save points to actually progress (albeit, mostly due to running out of food or mana). Give this a try if you want a new RPG experience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This is the first dungeon-crawler that I've played and I gotta say that I'll be playing many more of this genre again.
A very immersive experience and even some scare jumps are things that you can find in Legend of grimrock. It has good looking dungeons and some quite challenging puzzles on every level. The only con that I would say is the AI, because after some time playing you'll be able notice some tricks that make fighting the monsters much easier. Other than that, it's a great game that fullfills prettymuch everthing about sounds/graphics and any other in-game characterists for the year that this game came and for considering that it was made by an indie company.
I totally recommend it.
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283 of 293 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
410.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
The basic premise of Legend of Grimrock is that it is a modern take on the classic grid-based,dungeon-crawling,RPG games of old, like Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder etc. You start out with a party of 4 adventurers (arranged in a 2x2 formation)... in this case convicted as criminals and thrown into a secure prison.. and must explore the prison/dungeon to learn its secrets and find a way out. Movement is directional, plus rotate left and right, around a series of 2 dimensional grid based levels. There are various monsters to fight and puzzles to solve in order to progress through the game. Fighting is done by means of clicking on the items equipped in your characters' hands, often whilst performing a "Square dance" with the monsters to avoid letting them hit your party

The graphics have been updated, especially the lighting engine, which is amazing, but repeating textures are still used widely, and the gameplay itself is very reminiscent of the early games. Objects are interacted with by click on the screen e.g. to press a button or open a door and items can be picked up and carried/used by your party of adventurers. The adventurers attack by left-clicking the items that are placed in their hands, and spells can be cast by choosing the right combination of runes for a spell the adventurer has learnt.

There are 4 races:- Humans; Minotaurs; Lizardmen; and Insectoids, and 3 character classes - Fighter; Mage; Rogue. and you can either play with a default party, or create one of your own.

According to Steam I have racked up 410 hours of playing time on Legend of Grimrock... mostly that is because a dungeon editor was released and I have spent a huge amount of time working on my own creations. I have however also completed the main game at least 3 times. Firstly with a hand-picked party of 4 characters, then again with a special unlockable solo character, and finally a hard,old-school playthrough with no automap. I've also spent a large amount of time using the Dungeon Editor and writing scripts to create my own levels/puzzles/spells etc. My first play through took 19 hours 35 minutes of playing time, which took 26 hours in total according to steam (including re-loads and breaks).


Overall.. I used to love the old DM/EOB games and I absolutely love this modern take... And what's even better is that the designers continued to support their creation by giving the modding community a brilliant dungeon editor that allowed those of us with an interest to exert our creative muscles.
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90 of 111 people (81%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
71.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
An indie game that made an impact so hard that Ubisoft resurrected Might & Magic title (in the M&M X Legacy), after so many years of oblivion.
An old-school dungeon crawler which is a perfect picture of how the progress goes.
See, when somebody invents a new mechanic or some better technology, it doesn't mean we should wipe all that was made before. And sometimes older tricks are better than newer ones. Take the chess game as precedent. Or even better example: Horses. We still ride them, but now we don't need to drive them to death to catch up with something. Riding horses today can be educational, emotional, engaging boost of experience. It can even heal some poor hearts, you know.

The Elder Scrolls Arena was much like the Grimrock by the mechanics, but eventually we've got Skyrim, which gives a completely another experience than that brilliant of game design we're talking there. The Skyrim can get you on the top of the world... but in the Legend of Grimrock you'll get much more emotions per time spended. And more challenges, both of fighting and exploring nature.

Remember Tomb Raider game (2013)? The sequence where Lara found an old bow, and a good notation from Roth? "You can have the best form and technique in the world, but it won't mean a thing if you can't focus"... Yeah, focus is the best thing that game can teach you about. There are so many hidden buttons, levers and other stuff, so if you're find it all, I'm sure you'll get your boost to perception. That's an education of kind, and we need something like that to experience at least from time to time.

Well, do that. Buy the game and make sure you're finish it. It is not that long, but in my book that's a musthave item. My mark 9/10.
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73 of 87 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2012
this game scared the ♥♥♥♥ out of me within 10 minutes
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