It will take the combined efforts of two great warriors to explore menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns … and discover the secrets of the Demon’s Forge.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (173 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2011

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Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™ is a fresh take on the classic fantasy game that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. Taking control of either E’lara, a ranged weapon expert, or Caddoc, a master swordsman, you and your partner will descend into a dark and foreboding world for an unforgettable cooperative experience. As you travel deep within the world of Kala Moor, you will use a variety of deadly weapons, powerful spells, and cover tactics to face down wave after wave of vicious enemies. It will take the combined efforts of two great warriors to explore menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and downtrodden towns … and discover the secrets of the Demon’s Forge.

Key Features:

  • An Unreal Dark Fantasy: Powered by the Unreal 3 engine, the dark world of Hunted comes to life as a third-person fantasy game with the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. Hunted boasts stunning visuals with breath-taking vistas and foreboding underground worlds.
  • Co-op at a Distance: Combine E’lara’s ranged attacks with Caddoc’s melee expertise to pull off gruesome co-op kill moves, perform special attacks, and heal one another from anywhere on the battlefield. The characters’ differing combat expertise allows a player’s strategy to vary from one play through to the next.
  • Descend into Dungeon Depths: Work with your co-op partner to discover hidden paths and solve the devious puzzles that block your way. Explore menacing dungeons, overgrown ruins, and terrorized towns to discover treasure and powerful upgrades.
  • Two Ways to Fight: Wade into the thick of the fight using deadly melee skills, or tactically use cover to dispatch hordes of creatures with bows and spells. Use powerful magic to boost your partner’s combat effectiveness and even the odds against increasingly formidable enemies.
  • Forge Your Own Levels: Create and share your own challenging dungeon designs with The Crucible, a powerful in-game editor that provides endless opportunities for exploration and battles for you and your friends.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 2 GB system RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB video RAM or better (GeForce 9800 GTX or better/Radeon HD 4330 or better)
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB system RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 12 GB
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon HD 5830
    • Sound: Windows compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
What an epic underrated masterpiece.

If you're familiar with InXile games like Bard's Tale, you will feel right at home. Although the game lacks a bit on the graphics side, it's still charming and have a very well built and beautiful scenery. The very atmospheric aesthetic of the game is very pleasing and will make up for the sharp polygons and not so great textures. The gameplay is simple, solid and straight to the point, you can change between the two main characters from time to time. You can customize for magic or melee, and which type of each along the way, constructing a more ideal personal play style that you enjoy more. The dialogue in this game is simply amazing, very well crafted, character building is also great, the relationship between the two are very fun and funny to watch, and it doesn't get in the way of the gameplay, you don't need to stop playing to watch a boring 5 minutes cutscene all the time, the dialogue is short and well spaced in-between throughout the game and also happens as you play, really smart game design. The story is great and captivating, and the dark fantasy theme really draws you in into the game's lore. And depending of your playstyle and choices you make throughout the game, the ending veries, this is really, really cool.

The game feels epic and plays epic. The dialogues and superb voice acting will make a very fond memory. If you love the dark fantasy genre and good and fun combat mechanics and a smart game design in general, Hunted: The Demon's Forge will give you an epic time.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Fully recommended, never had a game that was more fun to play with a freind. Stroyline and Identification with the maincharacters enhances the game experience greatly. Thumbs up!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Single-player gamer here. Good game. Fun. Played as the archer. AI did fine as the melee.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Very good game if you're looking for a coop exerience.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Seems to be really good so far.
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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Not many people have played this game...but it's actually quite good, and deserved more attention than it got. The interaction between the characters is strong, stronger than most, with each having more inward depth than your typical "action heroes" in fantasy, and E'lara especially is one ofthe few female elven characters who isn't simply a flighty songbird who needs help constantly, without going into the super-strong "I am a man with boobs" territory.
Gameplay is third person action/shooter, each character has a melee weapon with shield, and ranged weapon, with E'lara's ranged being stronger and Caddoc's melee being stronger. Melee is the weakest part of the gameplay, but the graphics, exploration and side quest aspects, character interaction, and general story is fairly strong. One or two quick sequences ruin parts of the game, like running from a giant spider where you only have a two second window to evade it or die instantly, and have to do multiple short sequences...
But it is otherwise a very good game, worth a playthrough, and Bethesda/Zenimax are one of the few publisher/developer combos worthy of your money anymore. From the people who brought you Elder Scrolls.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Contrary to popular belief, this game is actually quite fun. It is definitely an entertaining Co-op bromance waiting to happen.
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2013
I recomend this game to those couples who love dark fantasy worlds. Great gameplay and awesome storyline with sarcastic humor.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
7,8/10

+ liked the presentation, some good graphics
+ good leveling system, some nice abilities to use (other than your sword to hack and slash !)
+ some nice puzzles, sidequests given by the dead feel interesting
+ good story in a dark fantasy setting

- hack and slash has been done much better
- level design could be better
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This is a fantastic game ,so underrated,if you like gears of war or similar get this game.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Pretty nicely put together from story, gameplay and graphics. If you love a rock solid horror/adventure game that cuts through the rpg boring bs, than get this one! You explore places like dungeons and caves, and travel through some real intresting places. You will battle all kinds of monsters and bosses. If you like the intro of Tales from the crypt, than i dare you to play this and find out for yourself! Overall, this was the best horror/adventure/action game of summer 2011!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
115.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2013
"Hunted is running through dungeon, killing monster with really cool swords, really cool weapons and amazing spells and magic special effects. It's a modern, co-op, cover-based, action game set in a rich dark fantasy world." - Matt Findley, President of InXile Entertainment.

Although Hunted: The Demon's Forge may seem to be flawed and lacked in polishes in many ways on the surface because its developer was focusing on the other bigger and more anticipated title of theirs, what the core of Hunted: Demon's Forge capable of delivering are still considered to be the best by many co-op game players and dungeon crawlers across the world.

There are many dungeon games out there, but none of them is quite like Hunted. Hunted has pretty much every good traditions and classic elements of the old school dungeon game such as riddles to solve, secret areas to explore and enemies that dungeon fans would expect to encouner. But with a big guy with sword, elven lady with bow and vicious creatures like minotaur and dragon. Hunted instead of being just a big cliché all over again, it is rather more like mixing these clichés together in a dark fantasy world - then throw it back onto your head through the qualities of modern platforms and human designs.

After all, Hunted may far from perfection in terms of presentation, bug-free, PC optimization, gameplay diversity and replayability. But this is also exactly why the sequel of it will be so promising and worthy after we saw how these things together turn out in the actual gameplay of Hunted. There will be just you and your partner and simple yet solid gameplay mechanisms and a ton of straight forward hack-and-slash actions. And I simply can't wait a better sequel that unfold the up coming journey of our lovely mercenary pair - or - perhaps more like couple in blood, sweat and sarcasms.

Recommended for dungeon srawlers or anyone who want some simple intuitive action gameplay. Better to play with a friend.

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- For in-game actions: Even through a yet perfect and limited combat system, you can still tell that's how fast-paced hack-and-slash melee actions should be like in a thirdperson action game. As for bow and arrow, casting devastating magics and the boob jiggles whenever she bend over to pick up the money, those are extras. *Sorry, there aren't a ton of button smashing during cutscene in slow motion.

- For overall presentation quality: Small detail in the environment may proves to be raw and very under polished (even at max settings.) But the voice lines as well as the interactions between our couple in the game tend to make you giggle and care less about these picky dissatisfactions.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
Great game. I discovered it a bit after it had already come out so some might think it would be dated, but the gameplay and graphics hold up. It quickly became addictive. Needless to say, the female character you play as part of a team is not hard to look at. The story line is engaging and the combat style is fun with variations to choose from like range, melee, and magic and a talent system to let you choose what you want to excel at based on preference.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Doesn't even work right out of the box now that Game Spy is offline. Allegedly setting an outbound firewall rule will allow the game to play (single player only) but this was not the case for me, nor will I disable my network connection to play a game.

Wish Steam would have either patched it, provided a HowTo, or warned me before I wasted my time downloading and installing it. If I had purchased it instead of getting it as part of a pack last summer, I'd be very angry.

Too bad, looks like it might have been a fun game.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
i dont know where explosive arrows come from but they are probably the best thing ever
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This game have one of the best coop AI that I have seen. It's not perfect, as will get silly in certain areas, but it helps you in combat without taking over or being a burden. Just the right proportion.
Keep in mind that you will be playing with mercenaries that have a funny relationship. So, they are anti-heroes and will be silly with each other. Some players might get disappointed because is not another "the chosen one save the world" type of story.
And the locations will be destroyed and villagers will be suffering. Because evil is doing its part. Yet, great scenery!
Plenty of secret areas to find, and the game takes long to finish. Plus, you can make your own maps.
One more thing, despide you carry only 2 types of weapons (a melee and one range), you have 3 different skills for each character, and 3 attack magics that can also be used to buff your coop partner.

It's saddess me the though that I won't see a sequel for this fun game.
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2013
Fair game, but under the radar--and probably justly so? Hunted: The Demon's Forge is a game that lets you choose (and swap) between melee hack-and-slash or shooter, and employs a smooth combat system and a beautifully textured world. There's a certain thrill factor that makes the game quite enjoyable.

However, the game does have some pitfalls: The objectives are very linear. There are a few secrets or side-quests here or there but nothing that actually makes a difference in the long run. Between zones, the transitions get very obvious and repetitive after a while. The storyline is okay at best. The graphics are sweet--but the character depth isn't.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: June 3, 2011
Difficulty: Just Right
The Bottom Line: Just Plain Fun/Good
Score: 7.0

Note: This Game Been Tried Out And Reviewed In Offline Mode or On Another Steam Account And Or Consoles.

i think people were expecting some kind of deepish Action RPG, its not, there are RPG elements, but what you get is waves of enemies, a decent AI in solo mode and a game that i find fun and addictive. A few first day bugs yeah, as always, but nothing to serious. The graphics are a bit of a mix going from really good to average. If you expect this game is all about action with a hint of RPG and with a touch of Gears of War in the mix you will really enjoy it.

This game is all about survival combat, sweeping from room to room or cover to cover (aka. Gears of War). You won't drink endless red potions and mash buttons until you've revealed an entire dungeon map only to retrace your steps to find the key you missed.

Overall: Pick the game up and do not expect any revelations that will change your life. Just enjoy the atmosphere and the combat.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2013
25 ROOMS OF HELL...

If you didn't know much about Hunted: The Demon's Forge and just went on appearances you'd probably figure it for an outdated RPG. But that misleading assumption is quickly replaced by the realization that this is a hack 'n' slash game, layered with adventure puzzles, third-person shooter mechanics, and only the slightest of RPG elements.

This game meets a level of playability and fun that makes it easier to forgive flaws. The uptight “85 and up” crowd won’t want to bother, but the rest of us know they’re missing out on something really solid.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8, 2013
I expected nothing much when I started playing, but I really enjoyed this.
Depending on which character you play, this is either a cover-based 3rd person (bow-)shooter or brawler, in a beautiful (if very dark) fantasy setting.
Combat is solid, enemy variety is good, and the AI partner is very competent. Visuals and music are great and create a dense atmosphere. The story is good, too, with a couple of surprising plot twists, and is delivered _very_ well. I found the main charcaters to be very likeable, and the banter between the two is often hilarious.

Single player playthrough took about 20 very enjoyable hours.
Didn't try co-op or multiplayer, so I can't comment on that.

7.5/10 would buy again
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