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 (432 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 20, 2002

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

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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
Helpful customer reviews
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
“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
- Combat & Controls
- Details
- Tactical gameplay
- Characters
- Story

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

Combat & Controls: 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

Characters: A-Rank

Story: 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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Divine: Original Sin (PC) – Turn-based role-playing game
(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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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
66.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
73.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
100.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
Divine divinity is the first and i think the best product of Larian studios-the game is almost perfect-quest,monsters,combat is very good,solid graphics(in 2003 very good) and with tremendous playing potencial is this diablo like RPG uch more than blood bath it is one of the best classic RPG games.

Rating: 97%
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
What a game. I have played this game every year for the last 10 years. AWSOME. Gameplay is what you expect from the guys at Larian. Music is magical and the story is robust and well written
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Overall, a really solid and enjoyable game; great world, great story, and lots and lots of quests, secrets, and odds and ends to explore, basically everything that makes an amazing classic RPG. That being said, if you don't like the elements of a classic RPG (slower pace, character building, lots of text, running around and, of course, older graphics), this probably isn't your game, but if you do, get this game right now.

I do have two warnings though. First, the magic system is subpar, or at least the combat spells are. They do little damage, but don't cost too much and cast as quick as you click, so as a mage you just end up spamming your right mouse button until things fall over... consider fighter instead.

Second, the game has a few ridiculously hard bosses. I never actually managed to finish the game as the second-last boss was immune to all my spells, could always blind me (I think it bypasses all resistances), and could insta-kill me and all my maxed-out summoned minions. Getting to a high enough level isn't enough, you pretty much have to be following a guide to stand a chance of finishing, and being forced to min/max really spoils the experience for me.

Still, those are the only things I found wrong. Even at full price, you really can't go wrong with such a gem; just stick with it through the first quest (it'll feel like a bit of a slog at first), make sure you are following some form of guidance for leveling, and you're in for a great time.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
74.7 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
I know that i have only 3 hours on the game but keep in mind that this is the steam version.I am playing the game since 2010 and I can say that it is a fascinant RPG and it can be called Skyrim in third person.Great game!




10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
TL;DR - If you thought Diablo II was too small and needed more freedom in character customization, you'll probably love this game.

Divine Divinity is an isometric action RPG in the style of Diablo but with some unique differences. First off, the world is fairly large, with open areas to explore and an impressive number of side quests to complete. Dungeons are typically expansive as well - the first major dungeon being at least 3 spawling levels with some sub-areas thrown in too. A number of environment pieces can actually be moved (if it has a weight noted, it can be picked up), which allowed for a nice way to hide items/areas without resorting to locked/secret/illusionary entrances all the time.

DD has you choose a class at the start, but you can select spells/skills from anywhere as you progress, allowing you to hybrid to your heart's content. One of DD's strengths is customization - between charms, stats and skills you have a lot of control over how you want to play your character. That said, there are a few skills that are strong enough to warrant including in any build (and a couple that are required later on to finish some quests), which somewhat detracts from the mix-n-match customization as a whole. One rank each of Repair and Polymorph can let you handle almost anything, and one rank of Pickpocket is needed to pass an initiation test later.

For the most part, the game is non-linear so you can complete and explore as you desire, but you'll find that many locations are way above what you can handle at lower levels. At one point I scoured the countryside killing mobs basically to farm a few levels, which ended up being about 2 nights of gameplay. It was a little annoying that I wasn't working on any major quests at the time, but the map features tons of little interesting areas (most with a small quest/story of their own) which broke up the monotony of level grinding.

There's a fairly large amount of history/lore to back up the main storyline which was adequate and heroic, but I was disappointed with the game's ending (assuming there's only one) as it was a little vague... though I guess that was intentional to allow for sequel potential (which seems to be the case).

Overall Divine Divinity is a solid title in the genre and provides many hours of open-exploration, quest-completing, monster-slaying, loot-obtaining RPG goodness.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Nice RPG game with a nice story and gameplay, soem upgrades are absurdly overpowered.But all you need to do is not pick them : D.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
One of my childhood games. It's so much fun it's like diablo back in the day but with more to do and explore, the story is also AMAZING. If your looking for a game like that then get it!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
46.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
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
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
It was late, just past midnight. After hours of skulking around in the farmer’s field I had found my target, an orc who had carelessly wandered away from his fellow bandits and their camp. I stayed low and crept close behind him. Distracted by the farmer’s dog he didn’t stand a chance, I pounced. The blade of my dagger slid across his fat green throat and he squealed like a stuck pig. I couldn’t help but smirk at the carelessness of this buffoon as I looted his overfed corpse, another victim to my insatiable desire for blood and gold. I wasn’t able to admire my handiwork for very long though, just then the brush began to rustle up ahead prompting me to make my escape. Barely avoiding a confrontation with his friends who had heard his scream, I watched them howl in anger and grief as they suck out whoever had slayed their friend. But alas I had eluded them. I snaked my way into the farmer’s barn where I laid low and made my bed in the hay. While lying in the hay I could hear the snorts and howls of the orcs echo in the distance, their sorrow would soon be quelled because tomorrow night it would be their turn…

Divine Divinity is an excellent CRPG that any old school gamer would easily be able to lose hours of their life to. I recommend it without reservation to anyone looking for a classic and unforgettable RPG experience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2014
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 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
The Story is excellent from year 2002 when it seems game devlopers still had enough time to care to write and program in a good story though the graphics kinda are very dated of that time and do not look good compared to what you will see in a more morden game for example Divine Dvinity: Orginal Sin also the sound gliches some times on windows 8.1 for no appernet reason which i could find as when i reload the game and do the same thing over again it works without any trouble.
I am basing the story on the on disc version of this game as i got it on disc some years ago and since the disk is locked onto a single computer i had to buy it again this time on steam though it does have a few issues with newer computers the main example is it runs 200+ fps when on Software render but only at around 32~34 fps when in DirectX3D render with all other settings being unchanged.
It is a good game just run it on max settings for the few graphics settings you get to change and with DirectX3D render and it should all be fine.
I have actually put in a few days into the game but as i cannot migrate files due to DRM protection in steam i have to start over again ... this is my main and probably only complaint about it on steam.
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