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 (645 reviews)
Very Positive (9,460 reviews)
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( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Overall, the game is good, but it is not without it's flaws

-The game's controller support is very lacking requiring you to take control of the mouse in the game to interact with characters and menus. Support seems to have been an afterthought.
-The components in the game are stackable, but due to the fact that merging components creates different components, they do not stack by default, making inventory management a hassle.
-The opening cutscene is great but you will not find these throughout most of the game. some voice acted dialogue is all you should expect
-Somehow, me and my friend ended up friendly with opposing factions while playing with each other - making traversing their territories awkward and more challenging.
-The menus are not intuitive, and lack in-game explanation. Ability descriptions start with mostly lore and flavor and it is difficult to tell what they actually do.
-Some classes seem to far exceed others in capability

-The gameplay is fun
-The levelling/talent system paired with the devotion system makes for very fulfilling progression.
-There is an expansive world with varying terrain to explore.
-Equipment is varied and interesting
-Portals! They make it easy to play with other people, and even incentivises multiplayer, because if you die, you can jump right back into battle if your cohort is alive.
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Anime Knight
( 137.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This game is simply amazing.

Super tight game mechanics, very interesting builds for each type of character, the mixing of the classes was also very well thought, the story is interesting.

As a big hack and slash fan, this is clearly one of the best games of this type i've played in the past months. The COOP experience as a hardcore player was also very fun, I recommend strongly this game.
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( 47.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The best H&S since Diablo 2.
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( 37.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
To start, Grim Dawn is awesome. I greatly enjoy that a weapon stat can boost a damage type by a percentage, but if your build has no base dmg of that type, you've wasted a valuable gear slot. It's a small detail, but one i think many similar games, within the genre, consistently miss. I'm crafting my character. My character is a work of art and an investment. If my artwork is slightly flawed, all the better. The flaws of my art give my character, character. And, I'm allowed to do all of this in a world that is truly grimy, grim, and often times irreverent. Thank you Crate, for creating a game that speaks to the nostalgia I have for my early twenties.
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( 75.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
You loved Diablo 1 & 2? Titan Quest? Path of Exile? This is yours!!!!! His unique crafting system, toooons of items, great level design..... this game kept me smiling all over the 50+ hours I'm on it, always!!!!! This is what Diablo 3 would had like to be, it's just gorgeous and VERY appealing!
Well, get to fight into again, cheers! Worth, REALLY worth the buy!
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deep *
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I have been looking for an RPG like this since Diablo 2. This game is so good that you dont realize that you are even gaining experience. Before I knew it I was level 21. This is such a great game!
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( 54.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
It's a great game. I got my money's worth which is how I determine if the game is good.
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( 72.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Great game. Highly recommand for Titan Quest's fans.
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( 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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ATF_antioch // CS:GO
( 68.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
i don't leave many reviews, but this feels enough like diablo 2 that i had to spread the good word. as a loyal blizzard fan from the original warcraft 1, starcraft 1, and diablo 1 i just wasn't getting any satisfaction from diablo 3 anymore. it was decent for a while, but it just didn't scratch the itch. this game does it.

it takes everthing good about diablo 2, keeps it, and adds new updates. personal town portals you can share (with no scrolls to worry about), they just throw the bosses on you in the game world (without making it huge totally separate cutscene bull***t). and they straight copied the maggot layer from diablo 2, just changed the names. it's hilarious.

there's not a thousand difficulties to worry about, you have to earn them. there are bounties to do during the campaign. i paid the full 25 dollars, and it was worth every penny. and bought it for 2 of my other friends. the story is decent, and it kind of has a western/fallout feel to it. worth. very much worth.
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37 of 44 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
93.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Grim Dawn is an awesome hack-and-slash RPG, and here's why I like it:

- neat-looking graphics;
- post-apocalytic atmosphere, stylish armor, quests and written pieces of lore that help you submerge;
- decent soundtrack;
- 6 playable classes with possibility to combine any 2 of them, creating the array of different playstyles;
- soiled trousers (seriously, there's an epic item named soiled trousers).

Nothing special about the story, though: we're saving our world from the Evil again, but with the difference that the Evil has almost won by the moment we begin. I still haven't finished the game, so I can't say what plot twists lay ahead, and it would spoil the fun for you anyway.

I barely tried multiplayer with random people, got no friends to walk through the game with.

Grim Dawn is created on the same engine as Titan Quest, and they have a lot in common, but Grim Dawn feels more serious, sturdy and deep. I'm enjoying this game so far, and so will be you if you like hack-and-slash RPG genre.
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Best Diablo 3 patch ever.
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42 of 64 people (66%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Best ARPG ever played

Story line
Combat system
Choose between singelplayer and multiplayer
rotate your camera
zoom out your camera
zoom in your camera
Boss fights
Voice actors
Crafting system
Portal system

Some animations are not aweasome but they are ok.
When you move your camera is hoppering sometimes
The way you need to choose your class
You cannot customize your character. Only Female or Male nothing else

This game is actually:
10% Luck, 20% Skill, 15% Concentrated Power of Will, 5% Pleasure, 50% Pain, and 100% Reason to Remember the Name. (I always forget this name but no one cares)
10/10 going to play it again!
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
101.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
One of my favorite games in general. If you have the money, this is a must play. It is the game I go to when nothing else is scratching that "what should I play" feeling. Then I find myself hours later looking at the clock saying "It's already 2 am?"
The more I understand this game, the more I love it.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
76.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Havent had this much fun since Diablo 2
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
I'm very happy with the overall design of this game. My favorite features are the large map and lush scenery. Also, I like how you don't have to keep buying town portal scrolls (like in other games) - you just get to cast a portal for free as part of your basic controls. The inventory design is a bit retro, with each item consuming a certain size and shape of your pack space. This adds to the challenge of inventory management. Another cool aspect is one of the reasons I bought Grim Dawn - the skill tree allows you to combine traits of several character classes instead of being locked into one set of abilities. For example, I can have close combat abilities from my Nightblade PLUS the option to summon creatures with my Occultist.

The only thing I dislike at this point...is my personal portals disappear when I exit the game. This means I have to make it a goal to reach one of the preset portals in an area before closing the game down. Sometimes, it's just not possible - I have to re-clear an area's enemies the next time I boot up the game. When I have to leave for work, I gotta go! No time to make it to the nearest area's portal.

I bought this as a huge fan of Torchlight II a similar game which I've put at least 300 hours into) and I'm very satisfied with Grim Dawn so far. I'll give it a 9/10 with a point off for the inconvenient thing about portals. I highly recommend Grim Dawn, with highlights for replay value!
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
213.9 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 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
When Diablo 3 dreams at night, it dreams it was Grim Dawn. Best Diablo esq hack and slash made since the original easily so much fun such a large map to explore interesting meaningful spec's and itemization. Just a really really good game imo.

Regards, Captain
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I love everything about Grim Dawn. The style, the game play, the story. Nothing about this game has been dissapointing. I think they did pretty well balancing the game and is something thats fun with or without other people to play with. Highly recommend.
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67 of 126 people (53%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
255.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Let me be clear, don't get your panties twisted... I have enjoyed this game, been enjoying it since early in its Early Access. Many of the fundamental elements to this game are done in such a way that you get all the fun you had in Diablo 2. I however have complaints for the title.


Hidden secrets can be extremely obvious, a secret is not a secret if it is jumping up and down screaming for you to come to it. It's just lazy

Things block your vision a lot.

Loot drops through walls, it also drops on floors above you, and you can grab it through walls.

Quest rewards can be literally useless and crafted items can be beyond your level when it would be easy to take into account what a player's stats are and generate relatively useful items, or at least ones that are the right level.

Worst of all for my complaints is new characters not being added to the list of characters right away. Make one and you have to go to the Options menu and then exit it for the list to refresh. How hard would it be to refresh the list after the new character was made? Can't be that hard.

Enemy AI is extremely simplistic, you can exploit their stupidity easily to force them into killing grounds that any decent AI would adapt to and avoid - they have only one way to handle situations, "attack."

The entire game treats you like you are in multiplayer. Whereas most good single player experiences let you save progress when you stop playing, Grim Dawn will have you start an entirely new instance if you resume playing later. This means if you have to spend an hour to get to a boss but don't have the time to finish the dungeon run you are stuck either leaving the game running until you come back to it or starting the entire hour long push through the dungeon over again, hope you have enough time the second go.

And there is the problem of economy, you get next to no money for selling anything and buying anything (including health potions) can become painfully expensive early on.

It lets you make all kinds of characters: tank, glass cannon, pet master, trap layer... But if you encounter a boss alone it is always a case of dancing around your foe while you heal. Boss' powers aside those fights almost all end up with you running in a circle at one point or another.

And lastly, the map is only half-useful. It does not show everything, not even everything you find, and you cannot put on notes to mark things you have seen for later use.


There are options for the colour blind.

Full exploration of maps is rewarded.

Sets, sounds, and textures are all cohesive and enjoyable, they make for a very Diablo 2-esque vibe of dark and fearful, almost sorrowful at times.

The setting is gritty and dark, you get the sense of the horrors both human and otherworldly.


There is a double edged knife in the component and augmentation system, which is used to improve your gear - you have a god damned bajillion options. It can become rather difficult to figure out exactly what you should be aiming for at times with the system because of that vast array of potential tweaks to your items.

Gear too is interesting and flawed, but drops are almost all useless. I don't mean some, I don't mean a few... I mean a vast majority of drops are entirely useless. The quality system means you will only ever use normal items during your first thirty minutes with a character, and from then on will only use Magic items. The variety for Magic, Epic and other loot is great though, if you want to specialize into a specific type of damag you can do so with the help of the right gear, and finding some to match your build is not too difficult.

Stats, oh Lord the stats - you have huge variety in damage types, resistances, and effects. It can seem overwhelming trying to figure out what is going on.

The map is designed... it is not a random or procedurally generated one. It has elements which change between sessions, but these are largely pointless and do nothing to enhance the playthrough.

Sum it up

To anyone who was looking for a Torchlight-type game, this is your jam right here. Not so polished as some, but very enjoyable for fans of the genre in spite of my gripes. For more casual gamers the numbers will be daunting and the flaws will be maddening. For those thinking I should have taken my complaints to their forums, I did, and I was quickly told all my complaints were wrong.
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