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.
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Release Date: Feb 25, 2016

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June 7

Set Out Upon the Hidden Path with V1.0.0.4!

The latest update for Grim Dawn has just gone live. In addition to various balance changes and improvements to the modding tools, this patch bring Grim Dawn's first free content update: The Hidden Path.

You too can now set out upon the sacred route taken by the faithful of the Witch Gods. Where will it take you? And what secrets will you uncover?

Your journey begins near Lower Crossing...

For the full list of changes, visit the forum.

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April 28

Modding Tools Now Available with V1.0.0.3!

With our latest game update, you can now delve into Grim Dawn's development tools and create your own content! The potential here is tremendous and we here at Crate are excited to see what the community comes up with.

The Modding Tools Guide is included in your installation folder, but can also be downloaded here. We highly recommend that you check it out if you are interested in modding Grim Dawn as it contains some important information on getting started.

Good luck and enjoy!

This update also includes some changes to the game. For the full list, visit the forum.

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“The "spiritual successor" to Diablo 2 that fans have been pining about for years.”

“Blow for blow, this is one of the best ARPGs in years.”
8.7 – IGN

“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”
N/A – Rock Paper Shotgun

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.

Key Features

  • Dual Class - Combine any of six distinct classes with over 25 skills and modifiers per class. Base classes include Soldier, Demolitionist, Occultist, Nightblade, Arcanist and Shaman.
  • Hundreds of Item Skills - Augment your class build with a diverse array of over 250 unique skills granted by items and equipment add-ons.
  • Collect hundreds of Items - Common, magical, rare, epic and legendary classes of loot. Plus over 20,000 possible magical affix combinations and over 200 rare affixes.
  • Quests with Choice and Consequence - 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. Currently over 35 quests with 75+ lore notes to be collected.
  • Friendly and Enemy Factions - Earn favor with human factions to unlock additional quest lines, vendor discounts and special faction-based items and augments. Some neutral factions you can be turned into allies but aiding one will make the enemy of another. Hostile factions will remember your deeds and deepen their hatred of you, sending out large packs and elite heroes to hunt you down.
  • Devotion, an additional layer of skill customization allows you to acquire bonuses and powerful secondary effects for your class skills. These are unlocked from a giant constellation map with points acquired by finding and restoring destroyed or corrupted shrines hidden throughout the world.
  • Rebuild the World - Help human enclaves survive and flourish by securing vital necessities, rebuilding structures and rescuing survivors who can then lend their services to your cause.
  • 4 Person Multiplayer - Connect with Friends or make new allies in glorious multiplayer. Multiplayer encounters will put your teamwork to the ultimate challenge.
  • Fast-paced Visceral Combat - 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.
  • Rotatable 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.
  • Secrets and Perils Abound - 200+ Enemy heroes and bosses, hand-configured with their own unique arrays of deadly skills. 20+ secret areas hidden behind crumbling walls, hidden gaps and mysterious locked doors. Explode obstacles or repair structures to open new paths.
  • Rogue-Like Dungeons - Descend into special locked challenge dungeons that require a rare crafted key, where enemy levels increase as you progress and player teleport is disabled. There is no way out except to complete the dungeon or die trying.
  • Dynamic Weather - The world is brought 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.
  • Recipe Based Crafting - Collect over 250 crafting 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.
  • Reclaim Skill Points - The ability to pay to reclaim points alleviates the fear and frustration of having to make early, uninformed skill choices that could permanently gimp a character.

Crate Entertainment is a small indie studio founded by the lead gameplay designer of Titan Quest and includes veterans from such companies as Blizzard North, Irrational and Harmonix. Join the Grim Dawn community and provide feedback on the ongoing development of the game. Help shape the future of development and be among the first to receive news about Grim Dawn by participating in polls and discussions on our forum. http://www.grimdawn.com

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
    • Processor: x86 compatible 2.3GHz or faster processor (Intel 2nd generation core i-series or equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series or ATI Radeon X800 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 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
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 10
    • Processor: x86 compatible 3.2GHz or faster processor (Intel 4th generation core i-series or better)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce 500 series or ATI Radeon 6000 series or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 4GB of memory is recommended to host multiplayer games
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Very Positive (527 reviews)
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( 39.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
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Moist and crusty yeast ointment
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
The game is ok for what it is but it does have some problems which relly turned me off.
-skills system quite lacking, I was hoping this game would be like diablo 2
-the amount of items and quests you get early in the game can be quite overwhelming
-there is just too much stuff too early in the game, just after 30 minutes my quest log was filled with quest saying "find this" "rescuse him" "go there" etc. and I found myself ust wandering aimlessly everywhere trying to figure out what to do
-Only some NPC's are actually voice acted, if you gonna have voice acting in your game why just vocie act a few character?

But the biggest problem of them all is the sound, after about 10 minutes into the game I noticed the music started to stutter, I restared the game but got the same problem shortly after.
I tried changing sound channels but nothing worked. I turned off the music but then I noticed the all the other sounds were stuttering and fading out aswell. This completely ruins the immersion

I'm going to refund this game and hopefulyl find another game which can fill that empty hole Diablo 3 left me with
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( 39.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
they dont add a mark on ur map for ur damn mission so u dont know where to go
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( 61.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Amaing game. If you like diablo, path of exile or torchlight, this is the game for you. I'm looking forward to seeing what else comes out by the developers an player created mods!
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Hot Pig
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
its a remastered diablo 3 game
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( 117.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
My best explanation is this game has potential...sadly not realised. Game is interesting enough and progresses ok then towards end game it flops and sputters and the part where potential could be is a sad shadow.
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( 23.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Best Diablo 2 Simulator to date!
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( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
It's been 16 hours on this game. I don't know why it's happened lag spike all times. Looting , Foe's power or pointing
at the drops. This is rotting its gameplay a lot. When I play Diablo 3 or marvel heroes 2016, it never happen like this.
All I can say this game is solid gameplay but the lag spike is unacceptable.
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( 31.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Incredible game. Having played torchlight 2, Diablo 3, Marvel Heroes 2016, and Path of Exile, I would consider this, by far, my favorite out of all of them.

That doesn't make it perfect - when it comes to online access, Path of Exile is better, and it does have "more options" when it comes to character builds.

That being said, I find Grim Dawn has the perfect amount of possible character customisation; It's much easier to get lost in the possibilities in Path of Exile, but it's also quite easy to make a ton of very different characters and builds in Grim Dawn.

This and Path of Exile are also pretty equivalent when it comes to storyline and overall "feel" or "atmosphere"; Unlike all the others mentioned, these two have the grittiest and darkest mood, but I think Grim Dawn edges over Path of Exile if solely because the graphics just look crisper, and the combat just feels more visceral and satisfying. I also quite like the music of it.

The biggest flaw this game has is that the multiplayer isn't hosted on servers and therefore competitive play, seasons, and serious hardcore, is basically nonexistent within the community, and that is really unfortunate. I would kill for this game to have server based online play, that doesn't allow for cheating, and has seasons.

That being said, it's the most straight up fun I've had in an ARPG ever, even more than D2; to me, this is the perfect evolution of the D2 experience when it comes to single player and casual multiplayer. I do play this in hardcore, but of course, since there are no seasons, the competitive community isn't there.

If you like ARPGS you owe it to yourself to at least try and play through this game once; I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Very good for any fan of diablo III and othid give it and other dungeon crawling loot heavy games. Id give it an 8/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
52 of 68 people (76%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Best Diablo 3 patch ever.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
92.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
As a veteran player of aRPGs, I want to share my feels about Grim Dawn with you, after about 90h of gameplay.

Features I like:
+ Involving, dark story.
+ Beautiful graphics and style,
+ Atmospheric soundtrack,
+ Very satisfying and 'meaty' combat model,
+ Faction system with bounties and nemezis hunting (though I've never faced any),
+ Devotion system,
+ Festival of loot,
+ Good crafting system,
+ Lots of components, aguments and item-granted skills which provide wide variety of builds,
+ Day/night and wheater system,
+ At some point it's quite challenging (over 70 deaths druing 90h of gameplay),
+ I haven't try multiplayer yet, but I am sure it's very, very fun (instanced or FFA loot, combat with friends, etc.),
+ Easy, reasonable travel system,
+ Vast locations filled with details and less linear than in most aRPGs,
+ Lots of hidden treasuers, places and secret quests,
+ Possibility to rotate and zoom camera and map,
+ Modding tools with huge possibilites,
+ Class dualism..
+ .. but it would be awesome to add new classes (TQ:IT had 9). However, it's definitely great with 6 various classes at the moment.
+ One of the best price/quality deals,
+ Hardcore mode.

Features I'm neutral about:
* Consistent world - I couldn't feel Cairn division into acts,
* Lack of character customization (only male/female - same as TQ),
* Absence of shrines with buffs (present in TQ), however I think they're not necessary here,
* I have a problem with memorizing locations, NPCs and major bosses names,
* Lack of Polish language,
* After 90h of gameplay my character is at lvl.. 78/85.
* After creating new character it doesn't show up instantly - player must go to options and come back to main menu to see it.

Things I dislike:
- Aetherfire (green flame on the ground) and poison pools are bit overpowered,
- Few animations should be improved (e.g. stonetusks),
- Sometimes vision gets too dark,
- Ocassionaly crashes at alt-tabbing or game exiting.

Incoming first DLC - Crucible - is a hope for a better endgame content with a chance for ranking rivalry and source of loot (hopefully also new).
I believe that future content will make this game one of the best aRPG's of all time (for me it is now).

A must have - not only for aRPG genre lovers!

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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
220.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
I play a lot of ARPGs. Over the years, I've probably lost more time hack n' slashing than playing all other genres combined.

That being said, Grim Dawn is fantastic.

There's great build variety, choices to be made that effect the world, and piles of great loot. I would recommend this game to all fans of the genre, and anyone who likes RPGs in general.

I need to wrap this up so I can go start all over again.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
239.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
An amazing game all around.

- diablo 2 atmosphere (pretty "grim", as its name states) and bloody
- lootfest (gotta get all those epics / legendary items)
- good difficulty balancing (you'll always feel like your character could die if you don't pay attention)
- amazing Devotion and dual-class system, super varied, allowing many different playstyles
- respec-ing is basically free, the game encourages you to try many different ways to play the same character
- killing enemies feels rewarding (nice effects etc., and loot, lots of loot!)
- 4 difficulties (2 for the first playthrough, then 2 others for additional playthrough like in Diablo 2)
- you literally need 2 min to start the game and get to the monster smashing action, no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t (esp. nice when you want to play for a short time)

- sometimes it's a bit "too" dark (you may want to adjust your screen lighting)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
485.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Feels good man.

Clocking in decent hours and enjoying it still like it was a good old Diablo game (first one was the true love in the early days of gaming, maxing all 3 classes multiple time and spending a fortune on dial up fees with modem). This is a game that keeps on giving despite me purchasing it on the very first week of the early access years back.

I play it like a madman for a week or two and give it a good break for month or two and it always feels just as natural to come back to like Diablo series did.

Easy to pick up and hard to let go off, the traits of a good game are showing up here.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Havent had this much fun since Diablo 2
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
67.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Diablo 2 and classic RPGs mixture!
Very very good and challenging.
If you enjoy this type of game you will find yourself lost in hundreds hours of gameplay.
A lot of classes and skills customization.

Vote 9
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
298.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Very very good Hack'n Slash, with a nervous gameplay in a victorian fantasy apocalypic world, very deep character customization. If you like Diablo II (no III), Path of Exile or Titan Quest, you'll love Grim Dawn. Warning : time consuming !
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
108.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Best ARPG and Indie I've ever played, surpasses the three Diablo games, PoE and both the Torchlight games in a lot of aspects in my opinion. Definitely Diablo 2's spiritual successor.

10/10 would mix classes/masteries again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Grim Dawn is without a doubt a Diablo clone. Did you like Diablo? You like the Torchlight? You gonna like this. It's like a pizza. You can get pizza anywhere. You can go to the pizza hut, the dominoes, the papa johns, everyone has an opinion about where to go to get the pizza. So you go to the resturante across town, they serve you a pizza. Maybe you like the sauce, maybe no, but it's authentic. The owners own grandma taught him the recipie for his sauce and him and the boys work the kitchen all day. He made you a pizza with all the love and care he can put into his giant italian family. You gonna send that pizza back cause you don't like the sauce? I don't think so. Not unless you wanna be swimming with the fishes, capice?

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