You have been appointed to fulfill an extremely dangerous mission, deep in enemy territory: to kill one man... the Emperor himself. Lead the revolution of the Orcs and Goblins!
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Mostly Positive (729 reviews) - 70% of the 729 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 11, 2012

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“…you should absolutely give it a look if you're interested in ambitious design or interesting worlds.”
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About This Game

Lead the revolution of the Orcs and Goblins!

In a world at war, the vast Empire of Men tries to extend its domination over the territories of the Orcs and Goblins, who are systematically persecuted, enslaved and massacred. Through this great role-playing game, lead a fearsome Orc warrior, and a Goblin master of assassination and stealth.

You have been appointed to fulfill an extremely dangerous mission, deep in enemy territory: to kill one man... the Emperor himself. Fight your way through a terribly hostile world to reach the objective of your quest. Level up, learn and develop powerful skills, and finally free your people from the yoke of the Empire!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
+Title
+Good Story
+Decent Combat Mechanics (most of the time)

-Characters would sometimes attack enemies across the map during combat

7/10- Would throw Styx at unsuspecting humans again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Of Orcs And Men is a truly unique take on the RPG formula.
In the sense of the setting, at least.

PROS:

+ Arkail and Styx
+ storyline
+ you get to discover and experience the other side of the cliche "good vs evil" paradigm
+ the visuals are pretty

CONS:

- combat mechanics
- the development of characters' statistics and the choice of equipment lack depth

I really enjoy games in which the player is presented with a storyline revolving around unusual protagonists; say, vampires, undead, and in case of Of Orcs And Men, an orc and a goblin.
It's great to see the motivations, aspirations and moral compasses of races most often depicted as "pure evil thoughtless killing machines".

Of Orcs And Men is an exemplar of games which, even though broken from the gameplay perspective, deliver a marvellous gaming experience.

If you are ready to let the gameplay shortcomings slide and would like to know how does it feel to play as greenskin protagonists- do not hesitate.

"Yeah, it's not easy bein' a greenskin on this ♥♥♥♥ing continent..."
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Love the characters. Great lore. Different combat mechanics than I'm used to (that is a positive).
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
a very fun and unique story-driven game that never felt held back by their budget.

Sometimes clunky, but never frustrating, the gameplay was unique and took time to master only making it more satisfying when you do,

Story felt fresh, for a fantasy world, and the voice acting and cuscense held my attention and kept me wanting more.

Character models and textures are well crafted and felt like care and love went into them all.

I wish there was a sequel, but at least Styx came back for his own game (also an excellent game).

I always prefer small studio games with more character and life (and flaws) than big budget titles. Keep 'em comin' boys!



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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Right off, I'm going to say Of Orcs And Men is a great game, and you should absolutely buy and play it. (Provided you enjoy KotoR-esque combat, and don't mind an extremely linear experience.)

The Story, Characters, Combat, and World are all good and interesting, and effective at getting you invested. Plus personally, I seriously enjoyed the non-traditional-ness of the main characters. It's not often you play the Orc(s) and Goblin(s) in an RPG setting.

But of course, no game is perfect. There is one major problem with the game in my opinion.
The very beginning of Of Orcs and Men is bad, real bad. It's slow, and dull, and none of your combat abilities chain together at all. Of Orcs and Men makes a really bad first impression, so bad in fact, that it made me seriously consider dropping the game.
But it gets better, WAY better. I did not regret pushing forward, and chances are, you won't regret it either.

(PS: There are a couple of other minor language-based Cons to the game: (1) The characters like to swear, a lot, and I personally was not a huge fan of it. (2) There is one point in which they drop the 'R'-word for what seems to be just shock factor. Its use makes sense in context, but they don't really explain the context before dropping it on you out of nowhere.)
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