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 (390 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2002

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"Overlooked RPG usually dismissed as yet another Diablo clone, Divine Divinity is actually way more ambitious, having its aim set as high as Ultima VII."
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“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
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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
32.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
They say that old is gold and I find that this proverb rings particularly true with the hack and slash fantasy role playing game Divine Divinity that was released in 2002.

I'm not sure why I didn't get my hands on this game until now. And I probably wouldn't have played it still for years to come if I hadn't received it as a gift from a dear friend of mine. The best way to describe Divine Divinity is that it's a mix between Baldur's Gate, Diablo and Skyrim. Chances are that you'll love this game if you've played any of them, or better yet, all of them. However, one thing that you should know before diving into this game, is that it's pretty hard and requires quite a bit of dedication and perseverance. There will definitely be moments when you might want to give up and ragequit but try to hang in there and give it a chance because otherwise you'll miss out on a fantastic RPG experience.

You can play as either a male or a female human and there are three classes - survivor, warrior and wizard - that you can choose from. Depending on which gender you pick, you receive certain starting attribute bonuses, for example, the male character has more strength and the female character is more agile.

At the beginning of the game, your character wakes up in the cellar of a house in the small town called Aleroth that's home to several healers. Before long, s/he finds out that the leader of the healers has gone insane and s/he is, as might be expected, asked to find a solution to this problem. The story begins to unfold from there.

Pros:
- Divine Divinity has definitely aged well, although I believe that the art style that's been used in the game is pretty much ageless anyway. Furthermore, various patches have enabled DD to be played in widescreen and higher resolutions. The textures are crisp and spell effects still look pretty damn cool. All in all, as far as graphics go, I believe that DD could easily measure up to any point & click action RPG that's been released in recent years.
- The soundtrack fits the eerie atmosphere of the game down to a tee.
- The storyline is gripping and cohesive. It sure kept me glued to my screen for several hours at a time!
- Odd, yet welcome, comical bits that pop up here and there. When I first encountered one of these random humorous encounters I felt slightly confused because up to that point I'd been under the impression that the game was very dark and serious. As I progressed through the game and started seeing these goofy bits more often I just got used to it and dealt with it, so to speak.
- Lots and lots of sidequests. Some of them are pretty straightforward, others require you to do a bit of thinking, solve some puzzles or do a bit of research.
- Familiar fantasy setting with various races like elves, dwarves, orcs, etc., that makes it easy for any RPG fan to immerse themselves in the world and maybe even grow to care about the characters that they meet.
- Although the game has three classes to choose from, you can learn almost any skill that you want. For example, if you've picked the wizard class because you love to use magic but you really want to use a bow as your main weapon, then you can totally do that!

Cons:
- Overdramatic and cringeworthy voice acting.
- Some very difficult boss fights that might seem impossible to win if you haven't levelled your character properly.
- The font becomes very small with bigger resolutions and it's hard to read books, manuscripts, etc., unless you're sitting very close to the screen. To fix this, download a font enlargement patch.
- The interface isn't very player friendly and it's quite awkward to use until you grow used to it. I think that it could have probably been handled a bit better. You can only map spells/skills/potions to the F-keys which means that you've only got 12 keys for all the stuff that you wish to map, and it isn't exactly natural to press those instead of the usual 1 to 0 buttons.
- There's no button to make your character stand and attack on the spot during combat, so if you prefer to use ranged attacks and you misclick, then you can accidentally run into a horde of enemies and get yourself killed.

In conclusion I'd say that if you're an RPG fan who hasn't played Divine Divinity yet, you should definitely give this game a go. Perseverance will be rewarded!


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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
“If it waddles like a duck and quacks like a duck, then you can probably surmise it’s an imp in disguise.”

Divine Divinity represents a classic and very enjoyable action role-playing game, with a lot of charm and great love for detail. Each level offers a unique atmosphere, creative quests, humorous dialogues and vast amounts of different (and sometimes pretty though) enemies. The exploration of the various dungeons with all the loot, treasure chests and secrets will definitely keep you motivated to check every corner.

Another strength of this game is the character development, which offers plenty of flexibility and freedom in terms of skill selection. Once you have reached a certain level, you can basically pick and increase any kind of ability. For example, a warrior swinging a two handed hammer while casting a freeze spell and throwing deadly scorpion traps is just one of many possible (and very effective) builds.

The limited voice acting and repetitive (sometimes uninspiring) music should be mentioned as the disadvantages of this classic RPG.

Overall Divine Divinity can be considered as a diamond within the role-playing game genre, although there are some rough edges that would have needed more attention, in order to give it the finishing touch.

Fun fact: Do not attack a cat! Otherwise every other cat will try to tear out your eyes! Must be some kind of telepathic link of demonic nature between them.
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My rating system consists of six categories in descending order of importance:

- Atmosphere
- Characters
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Story
- Combat & Controls

Based on the performance each category will receive one of the following grading:

- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferior

If the S-Rank is awarded, a quote from the game or personal comment will be added as a token of my respect (in brackets).
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Atmosphere: A-Rank

Characters: A-Rank

Details: S-Rank

(You have a near invulnerability to lightning-based attacks. You can wear a copper helmet and stand in a vat of water on top of a church steeple during a storm, shouting “All gods are bloody ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s!” with impunity.)

Tactical gameplay: A-Rank

Story: A-Rank

Combat & Controls: A-Rank
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While there are no achievements to conquer, two very useful guides can be found on the links below.

http://www.locusinn.com/games/divinity/guides/DivinityQuestGuideV2.pdf

http://www.gamebanshee.com/divinedivinity/locations/drelrathshouse.php

Achievement difficulty: none
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(Dark Fantasy) – 2014
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Divinity 2: Developer’s Cut (PC) – Action role-playing game + Hack & Slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2012
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Beyond Divinity (PC) – Classic action role-playing game + Hack & Slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2004
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Divine Divinity (PC) – Classic action role-playing game + Hack & Slash
(Dark Fantasy) – 2002
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Think of Diablo II, but open-world and more role-playing elements. Engaging story, practical skill sets, and intense combat make for a long and great campaign. I searched pretty much every area of the game (minus a few things) and got about 60-70 hours out of it. Be warned: Do your research before playing on things you should know before starting up.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Enjoyed it a lot. There are a few drawbacks like lag (I managed to reduce it a little to make it more fun) and some of the important questlines can be screwed up if you lose the items for it but there are ways around that.

I didn't expect to enjoy the game as much as I did. Took me about as many hours on record to go through one playthrough and did about 85%+ of the content (Full map exploration and 99%+ mobs slain and the majority of side quests and the Larian Studios hidden base of operations :P). Save frequently if you decided to play, you never know when you might just get pwnt =]
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
73.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
This game is a lot of fun. You explore a huge world, gather tons of loot, and you can spec your character for melee, magic or both. Have tons of summons, or nuke from range. The graphics are of course dated, 12+ years later, but they still don't look bad. The story is ok, but the game does not take itself seriously. A few jokes actually had me laughing out loud.

Imagine Diablo if you could spec your character anyhow you wanted, the world was more interesting, and there was an epic story.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
66.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
The music is beautiful, the gameplay almost flawless, every NPC has something interesting to say and there is a lot of unexpected humor. Truly great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
This game reminds me of what Ultima ONline would be like if it had a single player story mode. The game is so engrossing its amazing. Addicting, serious when it needs to be yet it has its light moments as well. Graphics are good, game play is great and the story is so-so but your playing something like this for the combat and it's right on. I recommend this to anyone that likes RPG games cause this is a good one.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Great retro RPG game. I enjoyed working my way through the quests while roaming around the land. Quests in the main story line must be completed in order but the game doesn't push you to complete the main quest (although you will want to do so, of course).

By the time I really attacked the main quest line I had uncovered the entire map and completing almost all the side quests. Most of these are found by speaking to NPCs. "My son has been kidnapped, please help me find him", for example. Sometimes a clue is given to lead you to the right area; sometimes you stumble upon the area in your travels. This brings up the only negative aspect I'll mention. You can break quests by clearing areas before you get the quest for that area. Since these are aways specifc locations (cave, house, tree, person, etc.) all you have to do is to avoid a location that looks like it may hold a quest item/person. Find a spider cave in the woods -- leave it until someone gives you a quest that involves a spider cave.

Nice character development aspects as well. Graphics are old but still crisp and easy to watch. If you want a good romp through a nicely laid-out land, grab this game.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
*8/10

Its Diablo with a story that can rival baldur's gate. A huge indepth world to explore, with a large skill tree and mixture of different classes to pick from, are just afew points that make this game worth picking up. It's a classic that may have been overlooked by many.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Hack and slash with a world akin to those in epic story-driven RPGs. It's good and unique. Get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Simply put, this is a mixture of Morrowind (or Skyrim for those who don't know) and Diablo II (or 3 if you're daft). Combat plays like a very tactful Diablo with time freezing and certain beasts smashing you to death in 1 or 2 hits, retreat is often a required tactice.

I once dragged a Giant Orc through three guard camps until I could get the finishing blow.

The game requires you to think outside the box and the quests are very Elder Scrolls-esque with wishing wells, Guild politics, and ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s claiming they are "da-best". Often you'll get stumped on how to do something but the game has a nice way of rounding itself out by having quests and locations link.

I think if you enjoy Morrowind or want a deeper, more story driven Diablo, give this game a go.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Windows 8.1 users- Don't believe all the negative you read in the reviews of this game, I picked it up in a steam sale for super cheap and it is totally worth it. I did however have alot of the issues in the negative reviews- slow framerates, long loads, and freezing/crashing of the game- UNTIL I did a little research. When you first launch this game go to the configuration screen and set it to Software rendering, set your resolution to 1024x768 and click the smoothness box. Problems solved. It's an old game but still looks decent enough with the resolution. The storyline and game play more than compensate for the graphics. Enjoy!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
My dead body was somehow able to eat a carrot.

Best game ever 10/10
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Definately an old fasion RPG that brings that "Oh i wonder what that little box can do" idea and blows it out of proportion into a surreal hack and slash. Vengence is sweet, though ill timed.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This was my most favourite RPG back in times. Prepare for a lot of dialogues and Re-Loads, because you can very easily die in this game. Still the best game for a long winter days.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
The best game ever!
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104 of 126 people (83%) found this review helpful
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
Like leaves on the trees when the autumn comes, I peered into the prodigious ravine they call the Steam Store and found this diamond in the rough layed out before me. "$2.00" it whispered into my ears and I was sold - I knew I had to get this; boy was I delighted with the treat I found in stored for me.

Many claim they can see the end of times upon them with this coming era but I stayed vigilant. I gave hope to the fallen kings of men and entered a realm unknownst to any before me. It was this day that I found out what it meant to be the Chosen.

My journey started like any other - I was weak, heedful of my surroundings, aware that any danger I find may soon be my very last. Destiny called however, and I knew my place was among the Gods. I stepped forward into a brave new world and accepted the very fate thrusted on me.

Orcs struck, evil mages lashed out with their foul magicks, knights that knew no loyalty saw fit to bring me to their knees; yet I stood firmed. I slayed everyone and everything - from friends to tyrants. None shall stand before my blade and see the light of day again.

"Monster!", they yelled at me. "♥♥♥♥ you", I said in return as I stuck the tip end of my weapon up their haughty buttocks. Tyrants and dragons alike would fall to my sleight of hand as I became the all-powerful, omniscient being the prophets themselves had called to pass.

In my final hour I would lay waste to the Lord of Chaos. His reign was over and my destiny, fulfilled. Men shall not know the end times again as long as I breathe. With one final sigh I gazed back behind me...

What have I done.

In my wake, nothing was left. I had saved the world but at the cost of the world itself. I was but a lone God overseeing a world with no one - how could I ever be the Chosen when there's nothing left to protect? I fell to my knees and cried; there was only one thing left to do. I pulled out my trusted blade that had been by my side this entire time and made some potions out of the nearby red mushrooms.
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59 of 64 people (92%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Stupid title, fantastic open world action RPG. Not an easy game though. Right from the start you will be very easy to kill. Fair warning, the first few hours can be very difficult and quite frankly, a little boring. There are ememies you'll be better off avoiding than fighting (and coming back to slaughter them later is pretty damn satisfying). Upon completing that first dungeon, the game opens up and you can go pretty much wherever you want. It doesn't get any easier though, so staying too far from the story, right off the bat, is a good way to die. That story is pretty interesting and evolves over the course of the subsequent games, but I wouldn't go in expecting a story on the level of Baldur's gate 1 or 2. If you want a solid action RPG that requires a bit of tact and is more Neverwinter Nights than Diablo, this is a solid choice
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66 of 76 people (87%) found this review helpful
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Its a Skyrim in 2D, the world its really huge, have thousands of subquests, the steam version you can increase the resolution of the game, very fun, promises many hours of gameplay, a unique game that every RPG lover should try.
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
One of the best RPG I have ever played, it's a real gem that every RPG lover MUST play.
In my opinion it's a 10/10, you have to consider this is a 12 years old game (it came out in 2002) so I'm basing my judgement on that, but if you want to compare it to a more recent game, I guess we all agree if I say it's a 2D Skyrim.
The main quest is quite short if you just rush it to the end, but you can't, the game sidetracks you from everything you are doing with sidequests, exploration and fights. Don't be mislead by my playing time, it says 16 hrs but I played a lot in offline mode and it doesn't show, I think it's 70hrs more or less and I havent finished all sidequests.

Let's now talk about specific stuff, shall we?
***Graphics - 9/10 Considering the game age I'd say. Your character's equipment is pretty detailed and so is the environment, you almost never have the feeling of visiting a place already seen, not a single room is like the other, the only exception is for cave dungeons, these have always the same dark rock tiles and walls, and it gets boring after 15 mins, also it's so dark that you have trouble finding levers to open the doors.
***Sound - 10/10 The music is just perfect, calm and sweet when you're travelling the forest but dark and deep when you're facing demons in the depths of the earth. Voice acting reminds me of theatre plays and maybe someone could dislike it, however it's really good. I had just one problem with sound, which I couldn't get rid of, it was like a scratch sound that played randomly at times, hopefully not too often, I guess it's some conflict due to the game being played on modern machines, but still, nothing to worry about.
***Story - 10/10 Main quests and sidequests are pretty awesome, there is everything, from monster slaying to the only-talking quests. Some of them are very VERY long and sometimes you find out that completing a quest helps you in another one. There is even room for humor which is quite nice, and this is everywhere in the game, from dialogue answers to stats description, try reading then when values are low. Just once or twice I found myself baffled by the deus ex machina that comes at the right moment to save your skin without a serious explanation.
***Gameplay & mechanics - 10/10 (unless you break it on purpose) Apart from the chaos of the menus, which is scary at the beginning, everything is just fine, you can build your character the way you like, pick up one of the classes (rogue, mage, warrior) and do whatever you want. The only problem is that there are 2 skill that are game breaking, one is frost and the other one is trap: steel scorpion. The first one makes you godlike by freezing your enemies for a lot of time and the latter one lets you summon minions that inflict an amount of damage that is simply unbelievable, if you also have the ability to charm them so that the scorpions follow you, then you can sit down and let them kill everything. So, don't do that and enjoy the game without these 2 skills, you have many others.
***Replayable -YES. First playthrough I built a rougue-warrior, but I'm curious to see what a mage looks like. So this is a plus in the overall score.
*** BONUS *** Steam version allows you to modify the resolution, otherwise you end up losing your eyes.


TL, DR it's 1,69€ on sale and 5€ full price. Just buy it and shut up.

I said SHUT UP !!! BUY IT !!!
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