Enter an apocalyptic fantasy world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, iron is valued above gold and trust is hard earned. This ARPG features complex character development, hundreds of unique items, crafting and quests with choice & consequence.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,415 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 5, 2013

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We started as a two-man team and eventually grew to six, then eight after a successful Kickstarter and alpha release. Our early vision was to create a fairly small, somewhat rough game as a way to get our studio off the ground with very limited resources. Kickstarter and Early Access have allowed us to expand greatly on that original vision and to create a larger game with more unique features. We continue to use Early Access as a laboratory in which to test and grow Grim Dawn, with continual player feedback and the flexibility to add new features and spend time refining the game in a way that typical publisher funded development doesn't allow.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We hope to have all core content completed by mid 2015. Beyond that, we will take as long as necessary to fix, polish, optimize and make adjustments based on community feedback until the game feels ready to call complete. We're estimating final release before the end of 2015 but ultimately, we'll work as long as it takes to get it right.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Grim Dawn is already about 80% complete.

The only major feature not yet in, is another layer of skill development we're calling "Devotions," which will be revealed in more detail later on. Beyond that, you can expect more items, more enemies, more environments and more quests.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The core gameplay is well established and fun, there are 5 fully complete classes (which you can dual class to create tons of hybrid builds), hoards of loot to collect and an expansive world to explore with many secrets.

Most players are reporting between 10 to 20 hours or more for a first-time play-through. The finished game will probably end up around 15-30 hours for a first-time play-through depending on how much of the content you clear. Since we try to avoid "gating" the player and allow players to access Act 2 even before they've completed Act 1, it is possible to run though the game quickly, skipping a lot of content but there are also huge side-areas and secret areas, so clearing everything will take much longer.

Most players are reporting little to no crashing with only minor bugs. Multiplayer is available and most players are reporting a smooth experience. We continue to work on optimizing performance and expect to release the first significant optimizations in the first quarter of 2015. More performance optimization will occur toward the end of development as programmers finish feature work and are able to focus more on it.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We haven't made a final decision but currently it is expected that the launch price will be the same as Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We regularly read and respond to our forums both on Steam and the Grim Dawn website. A trip to the Grim Dawn website will show our history of interaction with our community since development first began. We've gathered feedback, posed questions to the community, taken polls to better understand the community's feelings about certain issues and tried to always explain our reasoning behind important decisions.”
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May 11

Build 25: "Factions and Nemeses" is now live!

We are excited to announce that Build 25 has just gone live. With this update, the full Faction system has been implemented, allowing you to take advantage of the reputation (and infamy) you gain with Cairn's various factions. This means dozens of new Faction-only items, 145 Bounty Missions, and brand new ultra-tough Nemesis bosses!

The Faction changes are just scratching the surface of this massive update. Take a look at the full changelog for more information.

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April 13

Q&A with NextPowerUp

We recently did a Q&A with NextPowerUp on the development of Grim Dawn. Take a look:
http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/20120/crate-entertainment-q-a.html

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“Grim Dawn’s the action RPG I’ve enjoyed most in quite some time, and I’m very keen to try the later chapters as they’re released. More so than Torchlight 2, which was a bit too much of a sugar rush experience for me, and certainly more so than Diablo III”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Grim Dawn has earned my trust in a viable future; its foundation--the refined action and rock-solid character progression--is so sturdy that from moment to moment, there’s little to remind you that you’re playing an unfinished game.”
GameSpot

“If acquiring loot, battling monsters and progressing a character to amazing heights is your thing, then, again, Grim Dawn is a great game to look into.”
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About This Game

Enter an apocalyptic fantasy world where humanity is on the brink of extinction, iron is valued above gold and trust is hard earned. This ARPG features complex character development, hundreds of unique items, crafting and quests with choice & consequence.

Crate Entertainment is a small indie studio founded by the lead gameplay designer of Titan Quest. Join the Grim Dawn community and provide feedback on the ongoing development of the game. Be among the first to experience our growing world, new features and make your mark by participating in polls and discussions on our forum.

Key Features

  • Dual class - combine any of five distinct skill classes each with multiple skill trees in which to specialize. Advance your class mastery to unlock over 25 powerful skills and synergistic modifiers per class. Masteries include Soldier, Demolitionist, Occultist, Nightblade and Arcanist.
  • Augment your class build with a diverse array of unique skills granted by items and components.
  • Collect hundreds of items in common, magical, rare, epic and legendary classes of loot.
  • Quests with Choice and consequence mean you will face tough decisions that leave significant impacts upon the world. Strangers on the road, desperate families and even entire villages may live or perish based on your actions.
  • Recruit survivors who will lend their services to augment your power. Upgrade the town to improve the lives of human survivors.
  • Gain favor with different NPC factions to unlock additional quest lines and earn perks like merchant discounts. However, aiding one faction could turn a rival faction into your enemy.
  • Connect with old friends or make new allies in glorious multiplayer. Multiplayer encounters will put your teamwork to the ultimate challenge.
  • Fast-paced tactical combat with enemy blood spatters, ragdoll physics and satisfying enemy death effects. Smash in doors and fight house to house, leaving a path of demolished furniture in your wake.
  • Rotate the camera if you choose to survey the full beauty of the world and always fight from the most optimal angle. Levels are still designed so that players are not forced to rotate the camera; it is purely optional.
  • Test your hero against over 100 named hero monsters, hand-configured with their own unique arrays of deadly skills.
  • Explode obstacles or repair structures to open new paths.
  • Descend into special "challenge dungeons" where enemies levels increase as you progress.
  • Dynamic Weather brings the world to life with region-specific climates and a variety of weather effects. A sunny day can cloud over with mild rain showers that builds into a booming thunderstorm. Variable wind gusts blow grass and affect objects like windmills.
  • Collect item recipes that allow you to combine salvaged components into unique crafted items and then, later, use those basic crafted items with higher-tiered recipes to complete items of amazing power.
  • The ability to spend money to reclaim skill points alleviates the fear and frustration of having to make early, uninformed decisions that could permanently gimp a character.

Development Roadmap

You can currently play through Acts 1, 2 and the first chapter of, up to character level 40. There are multiple large, higher-level secret areas to be found beyond the main story content. While content is still in development, the core gameplay is already fairly robust and a lot of fun. There is quite a lot of replay value between trying different classes / builds and collecting items. We're still refining gameplay based on player feedback, adding requested features and working to deliver the remaining content and additional slated features. Most players report that the current build is fairly stable with mostly mild bugs and we're always working to fix bugs as they come up. Here is some of the stuff we plan to roll out in the coming months:

  • Currently in development:
  • Continued optimization and bug fixing
  • More questing and NPC interaction involving factions
  • Act 3 - Chapter 2 to be released in Q1 2015
  • Additional big features to be announced

    We expect the final game will provide about 30-40 hours for a first-time play-through on normal difficulty, depending on level of exploration / clearing. This is our first game as a studio and we intend for Grim Dawn to be a continuing franchise, not just a one-off game. So it is important that we put in the time and effort to create something we're proud of, that will help us to earn a loyal fanbase for the future. We hope you'll come be part of this experience and help us to forge a strong new addition to the ARPG genre.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: x86 compatible 2.0GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon X800 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
    • Additional Notes: 4GB of memory is required to host multiplayer games
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: x86 compatible 3.0GHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce 500 series or ATI Radeon 6000 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4GB of memory is recommended to host multiplayer games
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 23 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
41.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Early Access Review
This is one of the best games I've played in a while and it's early access! I got hooked on this game hard. The graphics, sound, abilities, combat, inventory management all fantastic. The upgrade system for enhancing your gear allows for a lot of variety. I explored every inch of every map, hacking away at the endless relentless hordes of evil that plague the beautiful and varied landscapes. You start in zombie infested swamplands. Then you unlock the other side of town and it's like something out of the wild west. There is strong variety in enemy design.

The ability to open rifts (teleports) anywhere in the game is a dream come true for inventory management. You don't have to make tough decisions about what to carry. Just teleport back to town, sell stuff, and return to where you were. Monsters don't respawn from teleporting. This also makes tough boss battles easier. Sometimes I would die repeatedly to a boss, but a rift in that room let me return back to it quickly. Another great feature is that enemies don't regenerate health, so you can eventually whittle down even the toughest challenges.

A few downsides are that the grind can get tiresome due to the extreme amount of enemies standing in your way. They don't respawn unless you exit the game, however, which is nice for keeping track of where you've been as the maps are enormous.

You can't save the game, which makes it hard to play shorter sessions. If you start exploring a map, you're in for the long haul until you either clear the entire area or find a new rift. Otherwise, the next time you log in you start at the city and all the monsters you cleared on a map have respawned. Exiting the game removes any existing personal rift you left behind also, so no quick teleporting to where you left off on a map. This was the most frustrating feature for me, because I can't always play for hours at a time and would have to play something else when my play time was shorter.

Sale prices of items to shops is really low. Buy prices are really high. It needs better balance. It's not that huge of a deal, since the best items keep flowing from combat loot and treasure chests.

I also felt we don't get enough points to boost our skills each level. The game boasts combining two classes but it takes around 40 skill points just to cap out tier 1 abilities in one class. You only get 3 points per level. So you have to sacrifice boosting your main class just to scratch the surface of the second class.

I pointed out a handful of downsides, but it is early access. It's in incredible shape for an EA title, most of which we all know aren't that well off. I highly recommend supporting the game. I played 42 hours before I ran of content as of May 4. New content is coming soon according to the developer notes. In the meanwhile I started playing Titan Quest, an older game from the same creator. I just can't get enough!
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Early Access Review
In the summer of 2000, a new era in video gaming dawned.
Diablo 2 was launched. Blizzard was in their prime.
The game was excellent and a year later they improved on an already polished product with the release of Lord of Destruction.
Video gaming was never the same.
Since then we have had many attempts on carrying the flame of D2:LoD.
Torchlight honorably carried on the genre the best it could.
And when D3 was announced, I got aboard the hype train and road it to it's fiery crash.
It wasn't D2:LoD.
It didn't feel like a successor.
Disappointment was rife.

Later that same year, Torchlight 2 released.
The balance in the genre was secured. The gameplay was solid, if not a tad too fast-paced.
But with the disappointment that was D3, I greedily ate up all it had to offer.

And now, we are here.
There's a new dawn in this genre.
It is a Grim Dawn.
And grim has never been so good before.

I do not want to give the impression that this game merely plays off the nostalgia from franchises before.
Those at Crate Entertainment picked up the baton from other games and ran off in their own direction.
The influence is clearly there and is masterfully done. But, being an early access game, they could take feedback from the community of players, and mold it into something we've always wanted.

Another game to take the mantle of D2:LoD, and raise it to new heights.
Cheers, Crate Entertainment and all of your employees.
You have done something great here, and I thank you.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Early Access Review
From the guys who were involved in Titan Quest, ARPG at its finest. I have well over 2000 hours in Diablo 3, But with the latest update to Grim Dawn I can see that changing and spending more hours in GDawn. Very fun, easy to get into, loot mania ARPG.

Great setting, dark gloomy gothis setting, storyline is quite good, abundance of loot drops to keep the avid loot hoarder in us all. Totally enjoy the character customization with classes, skills and gear.

If you like ARPG, Grab Grim Dawn. You wont be disappointed :)
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
55.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Early Access Review
Hell yes Grim Dawn is a worthy successor to Titan Quest, which is still one of the best ARPGs ever made. Up there with Diablo and Torchlight.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
163.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Early Access Review
This game is excellent and is worth buying now. Once they complete the main quest line it will be one of my all time favorite games. High replayability.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
I am very grateful that companies like this exist. Well done Crate Entertainment. It is a pleasure to play every release.
Thanks Devs for being so awesome!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Early Access Review
Let's get my opinion across to you as a reader as soon and as clear as possible.

I genuinely love this game.

For an early access game, it feels very polished and content rich. But then, it has been in early access for some time now.

If you like Diablo, you will definitely like this game. Because it offers the same hack&slash loot fest gameplay as that game, but without the frustrating bull****, such as the permanent character damage of Diablo 1 and the excessively restrictive builds (And rare respec) of Diablo 2.

The game offers at present 5 different classes, of which you can combine any 2 of them to create hybrid classes. There is the Soldier (Typical warrior), the Nightblade (Rogue with a melee focus), the Demolitionist (Archer type, but with versatile crowd control options and traps), the Occultist (Debilitation and pets) and the Arcanist (Spellcaster). There are skills in each class that well complement those of another, but a pure class build is just as viable.

There are no skills that are purely support, since the developers have made a conscious decision to make singleplayer just as playable as multiplayer. Instead, most classes offer some form of skill that applies a bonus or ability to you, as well as an equal one to other players and pets, allowing increased power and versatility in multiplayer without compromising the viability of the skill in singleplayer.

It's a lot less restrictive than most similar games in how each class can be built and still be viable, but it is worth putting some advance thought into your build. Skill points can be refunded if spent on skills, but not if spent on class mastery (Which increase your stats linearly and unlock further skills).

Content wise, the game currently contains 2 full chapters of reasonable length and 2 out of 3 parts of the 3rd chapter. A total of 4 chapters are known to be planned for the full release. There is a lot of various equipment to find with interesting items offering unique skills to complement the arsenal of your chosen class. There is also a lot of varied enemies to use your weapons and abilities on, with especially dangerous (mostly) randomly spawned unique Heroes to contest with, each with their own special skills and abilities.

Four difficulties are planned, each which will be unlocked for a character as the previous is completed. At present there is only two difficulties available, Normal and the optional Veteran. These two difficulties can be alternated between at any time from the main menu and share the same campaign progression. Completing the game on either will unlock the next one, once it's added.

I strongly recommend playing on Veteran difficulty in singleplayer, as Normal mode is a tad too easy. In multiplayer, the game scales the difficulty based on the amount of players, making Normal mode offer a decent challenge and making Veteran very challenging.

Enemies do scale to your level, but as I understand the scaling will be lesser in the full release and is only set as high as it is now to offer a continuous challenge for higher level players. Right now, the maximum level is 40, which is still plenty enough to allow the construction of very interesting character builds that do end up feeling extremely powerful in spite of the scaling enemies.

Story wise, the game features an original world by the name of Cairn, with has an Victorian-esque aesthetic and technological level. It offers you the usual swords and shields but also black powder guns, bombs and magic. In this world mankind is at the brink of extinction with the event dubbed the "Grim Dawn" as it's cause, where the otherwordly and malevolent Aetherials and Chtonics invaded the world. The Aetherials seeking the enslavement of mankind as hosts of possession, while the Cthonics would rather mankind be wiped out, as to deny their use by the Aetherials. These two factions are enemies and will actively fight one another, in addition to humanity.

The Grim Dawn led to the total collapse of the empire, leaving only scattered groups of refugees and army remnants trying desperately to safeguard their own survival. You join one of these groups in trying to secure shelter, supplies and to strike back against the invaders and Cairn native monsters threatening you. All in all, it's an interesting universe that manages to put a somewhat new spin on the overused post apocalyptic and dark fantasy settings. The story also feels much more grounded than many similar works, with the player not being a chosen one destined to save the world but is just another survivor struggling to survive. This is reflected in the quests you undertake as well, with quite a few of them simply being about securing the base needs for survival, such as drinking water, food and usable materials for clothing.

Unlike most games of this style, Grim Dawn offers choices with permanent effects on the world. So for example, your choices can decide who lives and who dies as well as influence what equipment you can access. Or they can even turn another faction of humans against you, for siding with their enemies. There is a reputation system, where you earn the trust of factions by completing quests and fighting their sworn enemies, with increased trust letting you access faction unique bounty quests and a store offering equipment unique to that faction. You also accrue a negative reputation with the hostile factions, where you face stronger opposition the more of a threat you become, culminating in them sending especially strong unique enemies to deal with you. The choices and faction system feel very well integrated and can only become more interesting the further along in development the game gets. A sense of personal investment in the world makes it unique from it's genre brethren. Of course, you might make a choice that ends with an outcome that you don't like, so if that's a concern you would need to refer to a guide to make the choice you want.

The game does however suffer from some unfortunate bugs, primarily a tendency to crash. This combined with rather extensive dungeons can make for a frustrating experience where you lose your progress and have to start over. The characters however do save properly though, so it's not an insurmountable chore to go through those dungeons again.

There's a few performance hiccups here and there and some minor graphical bugs as well, but it is an early access title and such things are to be expected. If you can't deal with that, stay away from any and all early access titles.

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Do I recommend this game? Yes.

But with the reservation that it is in early access and thus not yet finished and full of bugs. If you can deal with that, buy it. If you can't, then wait.

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Early Access Review
Easily the best early access game I have ever played. Why? Because right from the initial load screen it plays and feels like a complete game. The only thing "early" about this game is that is incomplete; you can only progress so far through the world.

All in all, a great action RPG.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
If you loved the adventure and grittiness of Path of Exile gave, with other RPG elements taken from Diablo III and Torchlight 2, you will love this. Bear in mind it's still in early access, but developers plan to release the full version later this year (Q4), so buy it then! Worth every penny spent!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
Damn fine game, good music and skill trees. The only complaint that I have is that the game is way to easy. Maybe it'll be adjusted at a later time. The atmosphere of the game reminds me of Diablo 1. Well worth the price.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
If you enjoy ARPG's do yourself a favor and pick this title up!!

Even in Early Access it's an excellent game that just keeps getting better. It's about 75% done, so there is plenty to enjoy in game right now. The dev team which also made Titan Quest, are very interactive with the community and are really putting a lot of AAA studios to shame with their quality.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Early Access Review
Let me start off by saying that this is my first experience with an early access title. Being a big fan of Titan Quest; I am really all about supporting the team as the game is brought to a conclusion. Had I known about this years ago when It was in the realm of crowdfunding; I'd have gotten in then.

It's a fantastic game that is really polished and just a hell of a good time. I jumped in and found that after 30 hours of gameplay there hasn't been one bug or glitch that I could find. To me, thats astonishing considering the number of really huge titles with massive budgets and really large development resources that still ship with really bad glitches and problems. That's just how these guys roll. Playability and stability seem to come first with everything they do and I appreciate that. I did notice that when I first installed the game; the graphics were set to a very very conservative level and it showed on the screen. If you have a good solid video card, take a minute and go into the settings and push everything as high as your card allows. I was able to max everything out and the results were excellent. Made all the difference.

The downside to early access (when the game is good) is that you dive in, get heavily invested in the game, and find yourself up against a level cap, lack of new loot, or even simply nowhere left to roam that you haven't already covered. That's the nature of the beast and for me it came as a hell of a jolt to find that I could no longer level up and I had to put the game away for awhile to let the devs expand the content. It sucks, but it's what I signed up for.

But, if you enjoyed Titan Quest, the Torchlight or Diablo series (as I did); You are going to really dig this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
125.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Early Access Review
I'm a huge fan of RPG games, especially one's steaming from the Original Diablo that's how i got into games. If you start playing this game make sure you don't have any gaming addictions ;). This game really fills that emptiness that diablo 3 and all other action rpg tries to fill. the theme is grim, dark, atmospheric and keeps you searching for your epic loot none stop. If you are down for a jam msg me and ill start a new character with you, that's just how good this game is =)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
145.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Early Access Review
Worth the time to type this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
173.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Early Access Review
Actually I wanted to write a really long review for this, but I'll stick with what I'll do now:

Having played Diablo, PoE and Titan Quest, I can safely say that this game is Titan Quests successor (oh wonder) and is certainly a great alternative to the other two big arpgs.
The scenery is great, the effects are cool and the ability to build a class like you want it to, like just focusing on a single skill and maxing all of its keystones/upgrades or making a hybrid version by maxing several parts of several skills, keeps this game's replayability at an all time high. Hell, you can even make hybrid classes, which gets closer to PoE in build customization than to Diablo. There are a lot of secret areas to find and killing bosses or just finding random hero mobs is tons of fun, especially because of the loot pinatas. When you kill a hero or a boss mob they will drop loot and a loot pinata (spoils, grand spoils, heroic spoils, etc) which you can smash to get the main part of your loot.

All in all this game deserves a shot.
If you loved Titan Quest this is a must buy for your.
If you like arpgs you should consider trying this out.

I find myself enjoying this Game again and again. Rating: 8,5/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
124.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Early Access Review
One of the best ARPG's in existence with exquisite balance and tuning. The multiclass skill system is a lot of fun to play with and I have yet to tire of playing around with ideas. The level design and the mob design is varied with lots of challanges. The game definitly has a backpedal and you will likely not find yourself feeling overpowered for any long period of time in the game.

I know this might discredit this as a valid review, but the sound track is awesome and immersive! The audio is one of the best parts in the game as it keep you moving with the pace of combat and it helps keep everything intense! When you let go of combat and stop pushing forward with combat the music lets up to give you the contrast of just how crazy combat was at the moment. Anyway, enough about that.

If you are hunting for a super-fun arpg with lots of loot and replay-ability... hell even if not... just buy this game. This group of developers is delivering on what they promised.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
Early Access Review
If you liked titan quest and also enjoy post apoc styled games this one is a must. TL;DR Good buy for the price especially for dungeon crawl rpg lovers.

Pros

1: High amount of item slots on your character (even a rune stone slot and a badge slot!)
2: Large skill point system, think titan quest for how skill progression is
3: Music is nice, helps set a mood without being overly loud or blaring
4: Combat is easy to get into, but at the same time bosses can be tough
5: Decent graphics and able to play on high and medium end computers
6:Not that expnsive or the content you're buying, and frequent updates and patching
7:Skill retraining (for a in game currency fee) to help in case you need a mulligan on skills you've chosen.
8:A lovely selection of attainable loot that you can equip into your items to give a boost, and unlike Titan Quest you can put them in epic tier loot!

cons

1:Dialog with npc's is unvoiced and easily forgetable
2:Not much lore wise to help you understand the world, lands, factions, and history starting off.
3:Combat may be easy to get into, but it can be a bit stale using the same few moves over and over (esp when focusing on leveling one ability and min/maxing others)
4:The few times I have heard voices so far in game it has been very sub par.
5:Not many "secret" areas to find, would be interesting to see this expanded.
6:Patrolling the Mojave Desert almost makes you wish for a nuclear winter (sorry had to say it xD )
7:In game money can be a pain to amass, maybe either make items sell higher, or iron coins drop more.
8:Not a very good selection of epic leveld loot or set items, hopefully much much more will be added


All in all I find this a fun game, sometimes might get stale but a little break and I can get right back into it. Fun for a dungeon crawl, nice monster variety, decent skill variety, plus you can redo your skill points (though not attribute points) if you have enough ingame currency. Has a nice setting, the mood of the game is a nice balance between post apoc rough and tough rust, and colorful nature. Lots of items with randomized traits. Hopefuly while adding to thegame, the makers add much more item variety with epic level loot and crafting items. But I enjoy this game so much as a dungeon crawler rpg (one of my fav styled games) and hopefully for rpg lovers out there you will enjoy this game too!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
125.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Early Access Review
ARPG at it's finest. I loved Titan Quest, and I love this more. Every new build makes me want to make new characters just to try everything out. My only gripe at the moment is I really want additional difficulties, but I suppose I can cut a very small dev team some slack.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Early Access Review
Early Access Build 25 review!

This is the best ARPG to date. Maybe PoE will be on pair with it once it releases act 4 and fixes a lot of the problems it has.
Grim Dawn offers a very fluid combat, great class selection, motivating item-hunt (better than D3 or PoE!) a lot and LOT of builds to develop, factions, a veteran-mode, really good crafting and a lot of stuff that just waits to be found out.

The world itself is static and not randomly generated which origins from titan quest and has its advantages. Even if the story is not yet complete and the level is capped at 40 (around 75 in the final release) there is so much to do once you reached the cap! I suggest every fan of arpgs to try it out at once!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
94.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Early Access Review
Great game. This might be better than my first play of Diablo 2! Well worth the money even in dev.
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