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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August 24

V1.0.0.5 Hotfixes 1 and 2 are Live

The Crucible DLC has been out for a few weeks and we've been hearing your feedback! In addition to a number of bug fixes, we have released two hotfixes for V1.0.0.5 that have made great improvements to the new DLC, based on your input.

Key changes include:

  • Checkpoints saved across all Crucibles
  • Purchaseable Tokens to unlock Crucible difficulties on other characters
  • More Experience
  • Better Rewards

Visit the forum for the full list of changes.

Enjoy!

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August 3

Grim Dawn's First DLC, The Crucible, is Now Available!

We are proud to announce that Grim Dawn's first DLC, The Crucible, is now available on Steam!

The Crucible introduces a brand new way to experience Grim Dawn's cruel menagerie of enemies while gathering sweet sweet loot through its 150 waves.

To coincide with this release, patch 1.0.0.5 has also gone live. The latest update to Grim Dawn features a number of balance changes that should open up even more options for you to build your characters. For the full list of changes, visit the forum.

Good luck in the Crucible. May Lokarr have mercy on your souls.

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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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vippen
49.7 hrs
Posted: August 26
TLDR:
Great game, worth every penny spent. Few bugs, runs like butter on my computer, cool animations, the skills are awesome. The art is mind blowing. No words how good this game actually is!
Path Of Exile, Diablo II in a mix, and its a challenging game I must say.
Many builds to build, many ways to go, big content.
Indie-developers who have made a great job with this beutiful game. Play it, you won't regret it if you like this kind of games!

LONG VERSION:
If you like Path of Exile, Diablo II, this is the game for you!
It's extremely good and challening, so much gameplay since they released the full game.
There is so many way of classes you can go with your character, you can create the perfect character you want to play wich will fit everyone.

Dont even consider! BUT IT, It is so worth it.

Great story line, great gameplay, great graphics (works well with most computers).
I will play this game over and over again and I will continue to play it over and over again!
It's almost better than Path Of Exile, I am not even lying!

Great inde-developers from the former Titan Quest series,
and now even with mods. Wow.. this game must get more attention!
Thank you CrateEntertainment for this awesome game and the hard work you guys put into this Grim Dawn <3

+ Positive:
- Great gameplay
- Few bugs
- Almost better than Path of Exile
- Diablo II (It's Diablo III with a touch of PoE)
- Runs like butter
- It's not Diablo III or anything like it
- The loot is awesome, perfect balanced trought the game.
- It's even supports controller!!

- Negatives:
- The questlines in the begining can for a new grim dawn player be a bit hard to understand.
- The online mode came a bit late.
- There's some thinking around the game (positive for me, cuz I love to think what my next move will be)
- I wrote a to long unexplained review wich shouldnt be needed for a game like this!

Theres is so many more +Positive things I can say about this game but I won't spoil it,
you guys need to buy it if you have not. I would pay a $100 dollar to play this game without a doubt!
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Nmag
40.8 hrs
Posted: August 25
Its a fun game
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GinjarBinks
72.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
Grim Dank*
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DTInsured
77.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
This game is quite good.

Just buy it. You won't regret it.
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FancyDancing
57.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
This is why Grim Dawn is the greatest game on steam right now: The price, the indie feel, and the quality FOR the price. I was blown away, the studio could have easily charged $60 and never patched the game. They actually listen to the community?! Every major studio that has DLC cancer right now should look at smaller studios like this. Not only did they not ♥♥♥♥ me on the price, but they continually add ♥♥♥♥, and when they DO add DLC it was fan requested. God I love this game, this is gaming done right. I wish more FPS and RTS games were like this instead of garbage cash grabs. I dont usually write reviews, but this game is a must have simply on principal. My only gripe with the game is lack of custumization but im sure they add something in the near future, they are a small studio so they cant fix every little tiny gripe like that but i would give the game an official 9/10.
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17.5 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: August 25
If you like playing single player this is a good ARPG for offline. If you like playing with others occasionally and do not like hackers editing their characters with any gear/stats they want. This game isn't for you. I suggest you try Path of Exile it is a good isometric arpg. They have closed servers so you do not have to worry about hackers. If you like first person ARPG (old school) I suggest you try Kings and Heroes they also have closed servers.
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[5e]W3stside
77.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
The fact that I found myself telling my girlfriend, "15 more minute - 15 more minutes" every.♥♥♥♥ing.time she wanted to do something... should tell you it's a solid game.

Like everyone says, has that Diablo II feel with enhanced graphics and great RPG style open customization that one needs to make a unique character.

Highly, highly recommend.
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Wolf
27.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Went away with girlfriend for a weekend, took my laptop, played Grim Dawn the whole time.

11/10 would sexually disappoint girlfriend again.
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Memeche
66.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
:D
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xxSAIxx
80.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
If you like Diablo 2. Get Grim Dawn.
If you like Path of Exile. Get Grim Dawn.
If you like Torchlight. Get Grim Dawn.
If you like Titan Quest. Get Grim Dawn.
If you get Grim Dawn. You dont need to like the others.
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
526.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Grim Dawn is one of the best ARPG. You can make a variety of builds like pet army, magic caster, dual blade/gunslinger, or even a tanky afk build. 15 class combinations from 6 bases with over 25 skills per class, excluding lots of skills from devotion system and items.
While finding the right build is hard to decide early, there's a ton of guides or shared characters for testing purpose from Grim Dawn forums (always backup your save files first). Sometimes you'll find a fun build that's yet to discover.
If you like Diablo, PoE, or Torchlight, this game will suits you.
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37 of 43 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
514.8 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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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
167.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Grim Dawn

Im just having a blast with this game, I wish I had bought this game sooner none the less Its still worth every penny in my book. Seeing some friends playing it made me want to also delv in and enjoy the game, and that I most certainly am.

The maps are huge, there are tons and tons of quests to aquire and complete as you play through, the lands are massive and beautifully detailed compared to what I have played in the past. There is stacks of items to pick up, crafting, and alsorts of stuff to do in this game, so much so Im so lost with it all. I mostly just equipt the best weapons and items checking the stats then sell the rest, so I can stock up on health and energy vials. You can also store your items in storage places in the towns as well

You get to make rifts (portals), but only 1 at a time, so I use this when out exploring hacking & slashing away while having fun, so if I die I can warp back to where I was or nearing a mission and OR a Boss fight. When you die you will loose your experiance points, so make sure you go back to your grave marked with a skull to reclaim them. At times I could not do this as I lost my place and or was a dare devil and ran through the green stuff, dont run through long paths of green stuff ok, try find a way round.

There are also pets you can earn to help you, I have 2 plus a pet that spawns on his own, dont ask me how I got them, I have no idea, but I have them now. Maybe thats why Im slower at leveling up in the game, because Im sharing my points I earn around to my pets, as they not strong yet. But they do help me out, I love my pets :)

Anyway there is just to much to explain with this game, and I cant possiblly explain it all, nor word it all appropriately. I just wanted to share that I am having a blast with this game, its addictive but only if its your kinda game. I will continue to play this game and hope I can finish it as well. Who needs more games ?, I now have Grim Dawn :)

Price wise to me its worth the full price, BUT if your patient wait for another sale, this game does not disapoint.;)

Just for the record, game plays great with the Xbox controller, but was a pain to work out how to get it all set up. I managed and I now play this with my Xbox controller :)

This is the set up guide for the Xbox controller, a friend was happy for me to share on my review for anyone looking for help in setting the Xbox controller up. Thank you @powbam for the guide and letting me share it as well

http://www.grimdawn.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34072
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
736.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
Grim Dawn is the spiritual successor to Titan Quest, an ARPG set in Greek Mythology, only this time it is an original setting with an original story. The game begins as you awaken from a hanging. Your crime: being corrupted by Aetherial energy. Coming under the influence of this energy gives the gift of superhuman abilities (aka the skill tree), but can also turn you into a shambling undead. You are sent to investigate this Aetherial energy in a nearby cave to win the influence of the town that tried to hang you, and the story carries on from there.

There are 6 different classes in the game: Soldier, focusing on physical, bleed, and internal trauma damages with a focus on defensive shield-use; Shaman, a two-handed weapon focused character that deals a combination of lightning, bleed, and retaliation damage with defensive life leech and regeneration abilities, and can also summon a briarthorn beast; Nightblade, a very offensively minded melee dual wield character with a cold, pierce, and poison/acid damage focus, and can also benefit from guns or crossbows; Arcanist, the spell-caster with a bevy of elemental skills but is very strong with fire and aether damage, and uses damage reflection and damage mitigation sphere skills for defense; Occultist, a summoner focused caster strong with chaos, vitality, fire and poison/acid damage that uses a combination of acid retaliation and life leech for defense; and finally Demolitionist, a bomb tossing, trap throwing gun toting pyromaniac using mostly fire and lightning damage and uses a variety of stuns, blinds and fumbling attacks for defense.


You pick your first class on your first level up, with the ability to pick a second class at level 10. It is highly recommended to do so as each class has multiple synergies with another and leveling up two skill trees instead of one provides you with more character stats: PHYSIQUE, CUNNING, and SPIRIT. Physique regulates your hit points and ability to wear heavy armor. Cunning regulates your pierce and bleed damage as well as chance to hit and critical chance. Spirit regulates your mana pool, and elemental damage.

Another important part of your character is the Devotion map. Throughout the game there are shrines that require certain craftable materials in order to restore them. Restoring a shrine gives you a devotion point. On the devotion screen are many constellations, each a cluster of connected devotion points that provide themed skills and abilities. Some of the skills gained from the completion of a constellation can be attached to a skill on your skill tree, making it more powerful. It adds another satisfying layer of complexity to your character, and is absolutely necessary to master in order to tackle the harder difficulties.

Crafting is very deep and involved. At around character level 15 you recieve a quest to recruit a blacksmith. There are two different blacksmiths to pick from, one is stronger for magic based characters, the other for physical damage characters. This blacksmith can make either a random magic weapon armor for you or you can find rare and unique recipes dropped by monsters. The ingredients for these recipies are also dropped by monsters. The ingredients can also be infused into weapons to give them different stats and abilities.

There is also a faction system. Defeating certain types of enemies raises your influence with the 5 or 6 different factions in the game. Different levels of influence allow you to buy different tiers of equipment from faction vendors. It should also be noted that defeating enemies also lowers their standing with you, and you can even become so hated that special super unique enemies can spawn from that group of enemies, and hunt you down.

Combat is very visceral and satisfying. Critical attacks shake the screen and send send your enemies flying. All skills have a unique animation and are very fun to use. There are 4 Acts and 3 difficulties. The max character level is 85.

I've been playing the game since build 15 and every build since then to the release and beyond has drastically improved the game. I highly recommend this awesome ARPG.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Grim Dawn is an excellent addition to the Diablo genre. In fact, I definately prefer this to the Diablo and Torchlight series. The whole thing is very polished and creates an overall really great playing experience. The universe that Grim Dawn is set in is really cool and definately has me and my wife hooked.

For those that are not familiar, games in this genre basically boil down to grinding for XP and better loot. It's very fun. You crush a dungeon and then upgrade your stuff. The underlying premise is that simple.

Pros:
+Great universe with metric tons of lore and personality
+Everything is very high quality - from the music to the artwork to the game balance (which can make-or-break games like these)
+The controller support is awesome
+I love being able to multiclass; it breathes so much more replayability into it
+I love all the graphics settings - I can play it on my gaming rig in all of its splendor, or on my laptop and still get smooth play
+The new DLC is fantastic and even adds more replayability
+The user interface is well done; there is a bit of a learning curve for any game like this, but that curve is definately reduced with the intuitive interface
+Multiplayer is super easy to set up and a lot of fun
+Super cheap for the quality and value

Cons:
-Some of the voice acting is 'meh', but honestly, just the fact that they have voice acting at all is bonus to me
-Yeah it is grindy; all games in this game are

If you are fan of Diablo-esque games, this is a no-brainer. Totally worth full price.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
327.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Grim Dawn may be a little harder to get into than most hack n' slashes, but it's crafted with an old-school gaming approach coupled with newer solutions found in the latest games.

Rich, dark atmosphere has a surprising amount of depth and choices that impact gameplay. While the storyline isn't that involving (saving the world from invading monster factions and learning why), seeing how the people in-game are affected definitely is. Under all this there's plenty of cleverly hidden lore and hard-to-find secret areas.

Pros:
+Good twist on typical skill tress, where you select two classes and find synergy between them, and decide how deeply you invest into a class
+Devotion is a system of common abilities that can back up the weakness of your character. For example, if you lack survivability, you can go for a number of defensive procs. The shrines for these devotion points are found throughout the world, which encourages exploration
+Very cool bosses, tough dungeons, good enemy variety
+An interesting faction system to make the grind matter a little more
+Powerful legendary items that are rarer than in most ARPGs, making them more prestigious
+After 200 hours, there's still so much to do

Cons
- Netplay experience may vary
- Often doesn't feel rewarding enough. You'll have a very hard time finding legendaries for your build, may have to trade
- Feels grindy. It takes a lot of time to slog through all the difficulties to get to Ultimate, and farming infamy for the enemy factions can be very tedious

With hundreds of build combinations, an expansive world, and the ability to play with friends, Grim Dawn breathes new life into the old-school hack n' slash games. It may feel too grindy at times, but the combat is crisp and satisfying at all times.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Every time I play this game, I left amazed by its sheer vastness. It is just SO big. Most of the areas are huge, winding labrynths filled with stuff to kill. The loot is great, the combat is great, the skills are great. It is everything you want in an ARPG. This ranks up with Path of Exile as the two best ARPGS of recent times. It took everything that was great about Titan Quest and made it better, darker, and larger. The dual classing is just as amazing as TQ, and the game is more fun and robust.

There are a couple things I don't like. The UI is dated. It looks exactly like the UI from Titan Quest, which is something like a decade old. It's time for an update, even if it's just cosmetic. That being said, everything is functional and works. The Auto Sort and Auto Combine features are a huge lifesaver. The other thing I don't like is the game occasionally crashes, for me it is mostly on startup or shut down, but sometimes when Alt+Tabbing as well. Fix those things and this game would be nigh on perfect.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Wonderful child of Diablo 2 and Titan Quest. And also addictive. Dangerously Addictive. :)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I've just found myself in a world where the, "Oh, thank you!", I receive after pulling another poor soul's ♥♥♥ deep from the fire, is always followed by a limp and shuddering handshake. Where "Help me," is always followed by " kill, destroy, avenge, revenge, death, or slaughter". Where my MORAL choices amount to one pile of corpses a fraction of an inch smaller than another.

If every road I tread is paved with corpses, how am I better than the supposed villains who I've slain?

THEY say, "Stop them! They Murder! They Torture! They are Evil!".

And I say, "What would you have me do when I find them?"

And THEY say, "Make them Suffer! Flay them! Burn out their Eyes! Sever their Limbs! Kill them until NONE remain."

And I say, "Pay me".

And THEY say, "Of course."

And I murder and torture and burn and cripple and slay and poison and slaughter until NONE remain. Just as I have been asked.

But as I return, THEY evaporate. The ones that cried loudest to see their enemies blood shrink away when they see it splayed across me. And all I get is a limp, shuddering, and pathetic handshake, and a bag of money hurled at me like a rotting skunk carcass.

And I ask myself, "Is any of this worth it? If not, does it matter?"

And to both counts I answer, "NO."

But enough about my life...

As far as the game goes, Solid aRPG. Great char system, interesting world. Click click click click click...LOOT...SHINIES YAY! What more could you want?
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I made a shaman who listens to My Chemical Romance. This means I do Chaos damage and drain the health and happiness of those around me.

Life is pointless and my Hot Topic giftcard is running low on funds.

8/10
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