Apotheon is a heroic action game set within the vibrant world of Ancient Greek Mythology. Ascend Mount Olympus, wrestle the divine powers from the Pantheon of Gods, and save mankind.
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Release Date: Feb 3, 2015

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February 22

1.3 Fixes

- Now automatically switches to the dedicated graphics card over integrated - so if the game was running poorly on your gaming laptop, this could fix that
- Fixed a few problems with connecting to bad servers
- Fixed some start up crashes - and better logging for when start up crashes happen

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Reviews

“The atmosphere created in tandem between the visual style and the music makes Apotheon one of the most captivating and stylish games in recent memory.”
9.5 – Destructiod

“During your journey, you get a pretty good notion of what's at stake through the minimalist artwork and the ominous sounds accompanying you, and you feel immersed in the two-dimensional world, eager to take on the gods and fight for mankind.”
8.5 – Softpedia

“Not only is Apotheon a tireless devotion to ancient Greek art and culture, it’s also a damn fun game and one of my surprise early favorites of 2015.”
9 – Game Informer

About This Game

The Gods of Olympus have abandoned humanity, leaving you to perish without their benevolence. Take up arms against the Gods, climb Mount Olympus, and take their divine powers for yourself to ensure mankind’s survival!
Apotheon is a fast and brutal 2D action game with a striking art style and heroic narrative based on Ancient Greek Mythology.

Features:
-Brutal and bloody bronze-aged combat! Slay your enemies with swords, spears, arrows, and other ancient weapons of war.
-Explore the massive open world of Mount Olympus! Battle mythical beings and search for divine treasure across the Forests of Artemis, the Palaces of Apollo, and other sanctuaries of the Gods.
-Guide the rise of Nikandreos, humanity’s last hero. Interact with a colourful cast of fully voiced legendary characters throughout a rich single-player experience.
-Challenge your friends to single combat! In one versus one local multiplayer, pit your skills against other would-be heroes of Greece.
-Learn a little about Greek Mythology! Apotheon tries to stay true to its source material. Read an excerpt from the Iliad about Diomedes before you stick a Xiphos through his Aspis.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards
    Minimum:
    • OS: Lion 10.7.5, Yosemite strongly recommended
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
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( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
There's not much that is more pleasing than to throw a huge javelin from 40ft cutting clean through the throat of your enemy (gandalfvoice), justiceboner, am I right?

But for reals, Apotheon is an immensely atmospheric greek mythology platformer, impressively developed by Alientrap.
Not only does the gameplay feel pleasing and rewarding throughout the whole runthrough, but there's A LOT (I tell you, A LOT) of research done on greek mythology, it's a good arena for learning and easy for nerds to appreciate.

Two criterias of which you need to scratch of one to make this an obligatory purchase:
1 - Greek Mythology Enthusiast - I mean come on, you can't resist this.
2 - Action role-playing platformer fan - very well executed, how you want them all to feel.

Also: credz to the composer Marios Aristopolous for tremendously fitting theme-music in extraordinary detail - he really hit the target on this one. (Not that many video game themes I can listen to when not actually playing them).

5/7
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Dragonjazz
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Is really goood. Stays true to the old myths in different ways than we've seen in games. Combat is fast and interesting. Art style seems like it would get old after a while but the color palette changes enough to keep it interesting.
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TheBasaltBeard
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Recently I've been looking for less graphics-intensive games to play on my mac laptop. I wanted something fun with cool artwork that would look pretty on my retina display and this game knocks it out of the park. The ancient Greek style artwork is really cool and well done, while the gameplay is exciting and addicting. I really did not expect to like games such as this (2D, platforming, sidescroller) because I mainly game on my desktop and play all of the huge, popular RPG's and action adventure games. But I'm really glad I gave this a shot so that I can game on my laptop when not at home. Apotheon is great and I look forward to playing more games like it.
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Sahrot Ruvaak Ah
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Pros:
-Art style is absolutely beautiful

Cons:
-Everything else

The game is beautiful, but everything from combat to controls is just terriable. The weapon feel to heavy and clunky and you cant really time your swings right, how the character moves is a mixture of slidy and weighty movements and doesn't feel right, the controls are far to clunky and are to awakard, and enemies you just pass throught your shield, if have one. I don't recommend this game unless your willing to put up with this clunky game.
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nordic
( 19.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
this is a great game. it really stands out with it's pottery style, great gameplay, fitting music and the way it presents greek mythology.
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Mr.Pinkshoes
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Decent platformer. Has a great artsyle. 8 hours to complete.
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lindseng_47
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Awesome game for mythology/history nerds looking for a fix. The amphora look is an added plus.
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Piper
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
I love this game. It was a simple concept, limited scope, and well-executed. Controller integration was perfect.
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Artemer
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
I enormously enjoy throwing javelins in the faces of men wearing nothing but sandals
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I'm not sure about the label 'platformer' for this game. To me, a platformer game is a much more basic, even simplistic game genre. Yes, Apotheon has a basic platformer layout but the game doesn't consist of jumping from platform to platform, timing each jump carefully to avoid things or to avoid falling to your death. There are only two instances where Apotheon really felt like a platformer but one of those is completely optional (Dionysus) and the other is a very original take on platforming (Athena). If Apotheon is a platformer, it is to modern platformers what 'Gods' was to the SNES and Sega Megadrive (Genesis) consoles. Fun fact: both games are set against a background of ancient Greek mythology, but I digress...

I would rather like to describe Apotheon as a 2D action adventure game with basic roleplaying elements, reminiscent of 'hack and slash' games. The game is mainly about combat. Although not perfect, the combat system in Apotheon is pretty decent. There are several types of weapons, each with advantages and disadvantages (speed, range, damage). You can use a shield to block. There is a stamina bar to make you think about your tactics, as opposed to allow you to just spam the attack button. Weapons degrade over time and break pretty quickly. At first, I didn't like this but soon I came to realize it had two important advantages:
- if you woud be able to use the best weapon throughout the whole game, it would be way too easy and therefore no fun
- this way, you're forced to use different weapons fairly often, making the game more varied and therefore more fun

The story: you are Nikandreos, a warrior whose home town gets destroyed because Zeus (king of the gods) thinks it's time to eradicate humanity because its creation didn't turn out the way he'd have liked. So Hera (queen of the gods) suggests you take up arms and go to Mount Olympus to usurp the powers of each of the main gods, either by proving yourself to them or by defeating them, in order to defeat Zeus. That's it, the whole story of the game.

This is no game you play for its elaborate, deep story. The fun is exploring the realms of the gods, each satisfyingly different enough and each with one or more boss fights, which are mostly well-thought-out and exciting fights.

About the RPG elements:
- there is an extremely limited skill system: you can purchase training for 4 levels of skills for the weapon types (sword, axe, spear, mace, bow)
- more importantly, there are quite a lot of side quests. Even though they are pretty basic (explore, kill or loot), they are varied and interesting enough to pursue. Here I have to specifically mention the Steam Achievements. There is an achievement for each sidequest. This makes doing these quests feel rewarding. Also, you can start from the achievements and see them as a 'quest log' if you want to make sure you don't miss anything.
- there are 'quest hubs' with merchant npcs, with npc houses to explore (and loot!) and with guards who will attack you if they see you you steal or attack anything or anyone.

There is also some crafting of utility items (health potions, armor repair hammers, bombs to throw, ...) to add to the mix. Yes, the art style is 2D and looks very simplistic, but it's actually quite easy on the eye and it fits the game and its settings perfectly. The length of the game is perfect as far as I'm concerned. I estimate it took me about 20 hours and by the time I was about to take on Zeus, even though I was never bored with Apotheon, I felt the game shouldn't go on much longer. All in all, I'm positively surprised by this 'simple platformer' and would certainly recommend it.
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3 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I enormously enjoy throwing javelins in the faces of men wearing nothing but sandals
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Recently I've been looking for less graphics-intensive games to play on my mac laptop. I wanted something fun with cool artwork that would look pretty on my retina display and this game knocks it out of the park. The ancient Greek style artwork is really cool and well done, while the gameplay is exciting and addicting. I really did not expect to like games such as this (2D, platforming, sidescroller) because I mainly game on my desktop and play all of the huge, popular RPG's and action adventure games. But I'm really glad I gave this a shot so that I can game on my laptop when not at home. Apotheon is great and I look forward to playing more games like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
Great metroidvania-like game. Very close to the original greek myths and lots of attention to detail. Also the artstyle is beautiful.
I finished the game 100% in my first playthrough, which wasn't too hard. In my second playthrough I finished the hardmode (not on 100% though) which was harder but still not too difficult.
The combat feels a little clunky sometimes, but if you like greek mythology, metroidvania-like gameplay and the artstyle then this is the game for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
A awsome rpg game. All of the bosses are unique in there own way and you will never get bored! If you like ancient greece i would recomend this game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
There's not much that is more pleasing than to throw a huge javelin from 40ft cutting clean through the throat of your enemy (gandalfvoice), justiceboner, am I right?

But for reals, Apotheon is an immensely atmospheric greek mythology platformer, impressively developed by Alientrap.
Not only does the gameplay feel pleasing and rewarding throughout the whole runthrough, but there's A LOT (I tell you, A LOT) of research done on greek mythology, it's a good arena for learning and easy for nerds to appreciate.

Two criterias of which you need to scratch of one to make this an obligatory purchase:
1 - Greek Mythology Enthusiast - I mean come on, you can't resist this.
2 - Action role-playing platformer fan - very well executed, how you want them all to feel.

Also: credz to the composer Marios Aristopolous for tremendously fitting theme-music in extraordinary detail - he really hit the target on this one. (Not that many video game themes I can listen to when not actually playing them).

5/7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Is really goood. Stays true to the old myths in different ways than we've seen in games. Combat is fast and interesting. Art style seems like it would get old after a while but the color palette changes enough to keep it interesting.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Product received for free
Lovely music, beautiful art style, very easy to get the hang of and I'm a huge fan of metroidvania hack n slash so this game really was perfect for me. A birthday gift from my husband and I played it all the way through enjoying every last second.

Some mythological tidbits throughout the playthrough, appropriately written side quests dedicated to other gods/goddesses, gives some history behind the tasks you must complete etc. Good replayability (at least I feel), and I'd reccomend it to anyone that enjoys just...beating the ever loving crap out of the greatest of Gods. It's so satisfying.

Seriously it's the best.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
*Unplayable because of controls*
I feel like this would've been a truly awesome game if the controls wouldn't be this terrible.
In a combat, common behavior of following your target with mouse will make your attack type unpredictable, which also affects timing of the attack.
If you don't want player to be able to change stab direction by more than N degrees while charging - that's fine, just perform the stab with the biggest angle change you allow. But *do not change the !@#$ing timing*
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Wonderful game you should defnantly pick it up the controls are okay but it is not a deal breaker i played it with a gamepad so it sdidnt effect me to bad, I did a second run through with the keyboard and it was fine. Everyone should own this game!
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