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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Reviews

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

“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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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Hedakun
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Best Diablo 2 Simulator to date!
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onizaki
( 16.5 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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JazzDeath
( 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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mattswift1988
( 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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4Knife
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
I'd say this is a must buy for Hack&Slash/ARPG fans.
I find Grim dawn is more of an improved formula on Diablo 2 when compared to Diablo 3, in regards to the way skills and level up stats are applied atleast. You get pretty awesome freedom in your character build; Every level 3 skill points and 1 stat, your chosen class has its skill tree with a class mastery skill, so you need to level up this mastery to be able to invest in higher skills. When you reach level 10 its also possible to pick a second class which opens up that classes full skill line. You are also free to respec all your invested skill points at a npc, for some coin, but I dont think its possible to change a class though, and I was also unable to remove my points that were in my mastery skill.

Crafting is also a pretty important part in this, you can find blueprints for all kinds of gear that special blacksmith can forge for you. There are also various crafting materials that you will find that can be used on the enviroment that will open different paths and new areas. There are Dynamite around to that can be used to blow open heavy locked chests, break weakened walls, and you use them to dismantle gear to materials.

1 Thing Ive noticed here is there is no, or atleast less randonly generated areas, atleast I think the overworld stays the same layout, even between sessions, but the caves and attached areas are generated? I can't say for sure.

Also all gear pretty much has one 'socket' where you can insert a modifier piece for stats, you'll find this items in little pieces and once you have 3 or so they can be combined for a complete 'gem', the boosts this items give has a wide variety too which is awesome.

I'll also say this feels like its a much tougher game than other similar games I've played. Maybe my build just sucks lol, but I find the big mobs that are mixed with range/melee can really cut you down fast espcially if theres atleast one elite monster in the group with them. It keeps you on your toes though, and youll want to find cover from range and funnel in your melee through a doorway or something.

Can't say much about the story, I havent completed it yet, or really read much of the lore books. The setting is pretty cool though I think.

And as for Graphics go, I'd say Grim Dawn looks really good, very nice effects/ explosions , gibs. the lighting is pretty, and there is a day night cycle I think.

So there you go, don't even wait for a sale. Buy this game right now it's under 30$
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LuneyN
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
If your a fan of aRPGS you will love this one Grim Dawn is worth every penny its like Diablo 2 and classic RPGs mixed together. Grim Dawn is an action role-playing game developed and published by Crate Entertainment. you can mix classes together right now I picked the solider and Arcanist which creates the battle mage class. It is fantastic and has alot of replay value because of this and its Grim atmosphere. It has become my favorite aRPG of all time and i would rate it a 8.5/10
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Rayquaza
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
I ♥♥♥♥ing love this amazing game!!!!!! Love love love love love <3
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FoxQM
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 28
Terrible performance, still better than Diablo 3 though.
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tom.rhyne
( 87.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Dark, foreboding visuals, combined with cohesive skill synergies and good frame rate drive a gripping "Wild West meets Steampunk meets Diablo". Some dead end skill pathways and general balance issues to nitpick at, but overall an enjoyable experience.

Pluses:
Good scripted, climactic boss fights
Good variety of items, collectibles, craftables, and sets
Great visual diversity in level design, from dank laboratories to multilevel caverns to open-air spaces
Immersive spawns, from birds flying in to baddies flooding from windows and doors
Satisfying sound effects, from booming thuds to ambient noises

Minuses:
Some skill pathways and mechanics seemed clearly inferior to others
Difficult to ascertain where to go to explore certain quests or find certain items, partially due to...
The map's area labels are not particularly to scale or directionally helpful
Pathfinding could be better, and can't solve complex requests (often balked at going to stairways/ladders)

All in all, a solid experience. Less ambitious than a Diablo, but gritty and well crafted. Worth the time and money.
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Stealth
( 100.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
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44 of 59 people (75%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Best Diablo 3 patch ever.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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!

9,5+/10
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
242.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Grim Dawn is a hack-&-slash action-RPG which falls squarely into the "like Diablo 2 but" category. You could say it's "like Diablo 2 but fun" or "like Diablo 2 but balanced". If you've ever been sick and tired of playing a new RPG, getting 8 hours in, and finding out that the skill(s) you put most of your points into won't work anymore for arbitrary reasons that were never previously mentioned, Grim Dawn will provide you with much-needed relief. I've spent all my time experimenting with new builds and haven't beaten the game yet in my 165+ hours, so I can vouch for that much at least. It's not a game for people who love the hack-&-slash subgenre, although at least some of them would certainly enjoy it. It's a game for people who are fed up with the hack-&-slash subgenre, but willing to give it one last chance.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
215.6 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
229.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
An amazing game all around.

Pros:
- 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)

Cons:
- sometimes it's a bit "too" dark (you may want to adjust your screen lighting)
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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
Recommended
65.9 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Finds a girl in a dungeon.
Talks to girl.
Girl suspiciously speaks good English.
Call girl out on that suspicion.
Girl turns into demon.
11/10 will not trust little girls in creepy dungeons.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Grim Dawn... Where do i start with this game?

It was realeased back in beta and I happened upon it while browsing for hack and slash rpgs.

For Diablo / Titan Quest lovers, this game is for you.

Compared to other top-down RPG in its genre, I can proudly say this game is the cream of the crop.
The atmosphere, game play, and ♥♥♥♥ ton of customization makes this one of the best ARPG i have ever played in my entire life. I would even go as far as to say this beats D3 and Titan Quest Gold hands down.

Storyline : 8/10
Atmosphere: 9/10
Music : 9/10
Customisation : 8.5/10 ( dual class system and devotion system hell yea!)
Art : 8/10

Please buy this damn game already. Its amazing.
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