Divine Divinity is an epic role-playing game with hack-and-slash action, offering a huge world to explore and thousands of items to investigate, trade and use.
User reviews: Very Positive (528 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2002

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"Diablo meets Ultima 7 meets Belgian humor - wonderful Action CRPG from Larian - recommended!"

Reviews

“A well-designed, open-ended, lengthy role-playing game sporting impressive graphics and sound and a lot of replay value.”
8.6/10 – Gamespot

“I went straight from Neverwinter Nights to Divine Divinity, and I enjoyed them equally.”
84/100 – PC Gamer

“If you liked Diablo 2, but are perhaps looking for a gaming experience with more depth and story, look no further.”
91/100 – PC Gameworld

About This Game

Listed among the "Top 100 PC Games Of All Time" by PC GAMER (2012), Divine Divinity is an epic role-playing game with hack-and-slash action, offering a huge world to explore and thousands of items to investigate, trade and use.

The game chronicles the never-ending battle between valiant heroes and the destructive powers of Chaos harnessed by the Black Ring, a cult of enduring evil. You play the role of the prophesised Chosen One who under the guidance of the wizard Zandalor must unite the seven races of Rivellon so that you may become the Divine One and stop the birth of the Lord of Chaos.

This new re-mastered version offers support for Windows 7 and higher resolutions.

Key Features:

  • An RPG of Epic Proportions
    Experience an adventure that will last you over 100 hours, filled with tons of non-linear quests and offering an enormous world to explore!
  • Classless Character Development
    You decide what kind of character you want to be! Start out as a warrior, wizard or survivor – each with his own unique ability – then freely choose between 96skills, regardless of your class.
  • Hack & Slash with a Twist
    Fight dozens of different enemy types and obliterate them in visceral, fast-paced combat. Things getting a bit hectic for you? Then pause the game at will, and take your time to look over the battlefield - or drink that much needed health potion.
  • Interaction Galore
    Discover the enormous amount of objects that can be investigated, traded, used and combined. Found some empty flasks and picked up some colourful mushrooms? Create potions! Obtained some vile-smelling poison? Daub it on your blade or arrow tips: your foes won't know what hit 'em!
  • Award-winning Soundtrack
    Enjoy the dulcet melodies composed by Kirill Pokrovsky, the two-time winner of IGN’s "Outstanding Achievement in Music” award.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: Pentium IV 1 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.7 GB
    • Video Card: DirectX compatible 3D card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
164.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Beat it 100% using a Warrior.

It's a great mix of Diablo and Baldur's Gate. Very non-linear but enables you to complete all the quests and also to build your character to do pretty much what you want it to be (warriors can cast spells, pick locks just as well as Survivors etc.)

Main issues with this game were bugs - there are some bugs to look out for that can make the game uncontinuable/unbeatable. To avoid this, accept every quest given and do not sell or drop quest items. I have a relatively new computer and had a few speed issues but they weren't too big of a deal. Alt-tabbing can also be an issue.

8 out of 10.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Many people say Divine Divinity is a clone of Diablo having in regard the implemented combat system. Well, they're right. But except that the game derives many features from classic cRPG games which makes it far more complex than enjoyable, but still very primitive in gameplay Diablo (1&2).

If You really want compare Divine Divinity to other well known games to have some reference, then I must say this game is an offspring of Diablo 2 and Baldurs Gate 2. It inherits the combat system from Hack&Slash, which makes fighting very fleshy and satisfying. Other characteristic features are random loot placement, limited class selection (warrior, mage and rouge) and no companions.

The story telling on the other hand is a classic cRPG. Destiny places our protagonist in the wrong place in the wrong time, entangling him/her in fight for sirvival, initially for his/hers own life, but eventually for the sake of whole world. And the world is really BIG in this game. You will visit villiges, big cities, wander forests and impenetrable darknses of dungeons. In that time You will meet many interesting NPCs which You can speak, trade and fight, accomplish about 80 side quests not necessarily involving fighting, and even solve puzzles, some involving the physic engine implemented in the game! Did I told the player can even make a camp or decorate his/hers home? No problem with that in Divine Divinity.

I could write a whole article about this game, but instead I encourage to play it on Your own. The best two recomendations I can give are that Divine Divinity was listed among the "Top 100 PC Games Of All Time" by PC GAMER in 2012. The second one is telling You to listen to the game soundtrack composed by Kirill Pokrovsky, especially the "Drunk with dwarven mirth".

Have a nice game ;)
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
74.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
After finally finishing this gem of a game I can only but recommend this game to any RPG lover out there. Beneath the now dated graphics lies a sound game with a complex world, rich lore and funny little gameplay gimmicks that made me smile a lot.

The good:
- Rich lore, decent story (if a bit cliché by now)
- Plenty of content (Took me appr. 70 hours to finish)
- Pretty extensive and flexible RPG elements (create whatever character you like as you go)
- Easy to get into, but challenges along the way
- Lot's of little tricks and secrets hidden in the world

The bad:
- A couple of the dungeons look mostly the same
- Some rare and random game crashes
- No tutorial in the beginning (some actions in the game could use explanation)
- Addicitive
- Rare side-quest breaking bugs (hint: keep a walkthrough at hand)

Divine Divinity is a RPG that is focussed around hack-and-slashing and that is something you do a lot.
The world is littered with all kinds of different enemies and dungeons and all have something special. That is mostly because of the lore and quests that even challenges you in small ways you could easily miss. For example: there are many books to find and read, some of them contain hints for quests and how to complete them.

In roleplaying terms the modern gamer will find various ways to develop his or her character. The game starts with the choice of three classes: Warrior (Fighter), Survivor (Rogue) and Mage (Wizard). But don't worry, once the game is underway, all skills are available for the choosing so you can create any character you wish. For example, I created a powerful mage with great bow skills because I like to keep my distance in combat.

In terms of loot and interactivity in the world this game surprised me. Pretty much every object that is not stuck to something can be picked up or interacted with. Haven't got lockpicks with you? Just drag the closed container to your inventory and open it later. Found a closed door you can't pick? There could be a switch hidden behind some stacked boxes. Looking for a hidden dungeon? Try under some barrels. Are you out of potions? Use your alchemy skills to create a potion from a plant, etc, etc. There is also plenty of loot. There are the usual magical weapons and armor, but also item-upgrade runes, may different potions, spellbooks, and countless miscellaneous items.

The game's difficulty level was okay. If you stick to the story, especially in the beginning, you get balanced combat situations and will have plenty of opportunity to find your own style. Enemies don't scale with your level, but have fixed levels and are found in fixed places in the world. If you stray from the path as a level 10 character, get ready to be insta-killed. But don't worry, as you develop your character you get to kick more and more ♥♥♥.
Note: most of the game you are a lone wolf. The only companions you get are the ones you magicaly spawn yourself. In many a situation I found that some tactical thinking is required to get through combat as a wave of 10 or more enemies at once is not that rare.

Lastly I would like to mention the technical aspects of this game. What surprised me is that I was able to play this game instantly after installing it. Believe me, older games often have trouble on a powerful 64bit machine.
I found the graphics to be charming and 'oldschool' and the sound decent for it's age. I also liked the voicework that was both fitting and refreshing at times (you have to read a lot).
I only had a few crashes but when you save often that is only a minor problem.
Warning: this game requires manual saving! No automatic checkpoint system that holds your hand as you play!

I hope you found this review helpful. Have fun with this awesome game!
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
An early 2000's RPG, Divine Divinity appears to be trying to capture the success of the Diablo games. As a top-down action roleplaying game it is along the same lines as Diablo; However, it seems to have a more comprehensive conversation system in place, allowing for branched conversation trees. You can also develop your character according to your own personal play style regardless of the class you choose. This is actually not a concept found in many earlier RPG's, which gives Divine Divinity an added layer of appeal. All in All I thought it was fairly well done. It is an older game, so the visuals are not what you have probably come to expect, but the game still has charm and is still interesting and has a well thought out storyline. The background ambience is a nice touch, as is the changing music depending on where you go. I think if you are a fan of old school RPG's you will like Divine Divinity. Good choice for the RPG fan out there.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
127.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Though it shows its age at times, this game is engrossing and challenging, and sports a wicked sense of humor. The only real complaints that I can level at this game are that some of the skills are buggy, and there is a strange audio glitch sometimes. Other than that, this game is a 10/10, with an excellent soundtrack, to boot.
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