Do you have what it takes to survive the Realms of Ancient War? Take control of a fearsome Warrior, a powerful Wizard or a Rogue, and plunge into a grand quest full of action!Key Features:The explosive Hack’n’Slash (action/role-playing game) R.A.
User reviews: Mixed (415 reviews) - 47% of the 415 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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“… Realms’ raw intensity and chaotic excitement will keep you playing.”
7 out of 10 – Official Xbox Magazine

About This Game

Do you have what it takes to survive the Realms of Ancient War?

Take control of a fearsome Warrior, a powerful Wizard or a Rogue, and plunge into a grand quest full of action!

Key Features:

  • The explosive Hack’n’Slash (action/role-playing game) R.A.W takes you, alone or with a friend in co-operative mode, on a fantasy world ruined by an ancient and violent war.
  • Level your heroes up, collect more powerful weapons and armor, unlock new and more devastating spells, and exterminate by the dozens at once the hordes of enemies that are standing in your way.
  • Thanks to your talent of incarnation, take control of your most powerful opponents to unleash their power and seed destruction among your enemy’s legions!

System Requirements

    • Processor: AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2.5 GHZ
    • Memory: 1024 MB (XP)/2048 MB (VISTA/7)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB
Helpful customer reviews
42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
There are minor annoyances in the game, like having you confirm every single item you sell over and over, or not being able to hit a small creature like a spider that you are pointing at directly. Then there are bigger issues, like ranged enemies attacking you outside the camera view or masses of enemies suddenly spawning en masse right next to you. But it was at the point I spawned into a new room just to receive an attack from a ranged enemy that I gave up on this game.

Realms of Ancient War feels like a first attempt at a Diablo style action-RPG which is fine as I'll play anything half decent. Unfortunately, this game does not qualify. It seemed the only way this game could provide a challenge is by swarming you with enemies that weren't on the same spot a second ago. Or you may be trapped in a tiny area with no room to move around while fighting a boss. Obviously things like this give the player a bad impression as opposed to any sense of challenge. It seems I'm spending all my time attacking dwarves and spiders with the occasional lizard.

Environment serves mostly to get in the way if you're a bow or magic wielder. Even small rocks just above the ground can block your ranged weapons. To make matters worse, they console-ify the game by limiting you to four available skills at one time along with a health and mana potion. That reminds me a little too much of the limiting skillset of Diablo 3. You can switch to a second skill set by pressing Tab while using the same keys, but that is terribly unintuitive compared to just giving us the action keys we need. Keys are not rebindable either.

I made it to level 10 but could not continue any further. I suspect most will drop the game before this point.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
The best feature of R.A.W. is the full controller support, the rest is a lackluster ARPG that suffers from extreme mediocrity. It is so dull: boring characters, boring skills and monsters to fight, dumb story. Even worse: fighting itself doesn't feel good since it is stuck between Diablo-style combat and proper arcade hack'n'slay (meaning you only ever target a single enemy unless you use some aoe-skill).

R.A.W. is pretty much a waste of time, plenty of alternatives on Steam that do the combat or the ARPG looting and leveling much better.
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18 of 27 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Enter the Gauntlet

RAW is a Gauntlet game. It is NOT a diablo-style action RPG. It is a (generally very linear) mob-fueled beatem-up (probably best with some friends) with fast action and a few hit and miss ideas. Not a bad game. Not the best either, but not by any means awful.

Fun skills (Although it could have used more per class and more classes).
Great art
A variety of places and enemies
A loot system that generally works really well.

It is pretty short (around 6-7 hours).
Only 3 classes. They are also the most cliche classes ever.
Every once in a while I had framerate issues. Not frequent, but it was odd.
Pretty easy. Played on normal. I would recommend the hardest difficulty probably if you are playing with more than 1 person.
Some "posess enemies" sections that while interesting could have been implemented better.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Fun simple hack and slash game that does not overwhelm with complicated item and skill builds.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Good hack n slash
Single player & local co-op
runs smooth
easy to learn

Sloggy ... and by that I mean wave after wave of the same button smashing
no steam cards
no multi-player
I don't like the controls

Gauntlet variant
not bad, but not great, just a respectable RPG button smasher

For me right now this is a $5 game not a $15 game. If you can get it at 66% off or in a bundle grab it.
At $15+ it's just too much for a single A - triple B game.
That being said there are tons of worse games on steam for at least as much.
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