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.
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Mostly Positive (267 reviews) - 72% of the 267 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
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anton.davidenko
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
Найкраший вислів який характеризує гру: GEARS of WAR у світі фетнтезі.
Цікава гра але на сьогоднішній день мене не вистачило щоб пройти її.
Честно кажучи міркував чи можна її рекомендувати чи ні.
Несправді відчуття десь 60% - так, 40% - ні.

60% так:
- мрачний фентезі світ
- гумор в діалогах персонажів
- інтерактиіний світ
- варіантивність бою

40% ні:
- на сьогодніщній день все: і графіка і геймплей і навіть презентація виглядають засторілими.
Для прихильників олд скул можливо геть і не мінус )
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Ellipse
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Don't...don't buy this...what are you doing? Just buy Dark Souls 1 instead...
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☠[BH]Afro Punk🐴🎮
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Start off by saying the game is very linear, very linear. The game will have you walking a straight path and have you take occasional little side path into alcoves, which normally contains special loot. The loot basically consist of axe, sword and bludgeon weapons for Caddoc. E'lara the elf will have different verity of bows, ranging from fast, medium and slow. Both character shares similar shield types.

The game reminds me of Skyrim, as if its in the same universe. Combat wise the game exceeds that of skyrim, where i found my self wishing Skyrim was this intense. At some point the game feels sort of gears of war'ish, as if the game was inspired by that series. Hunted has a small cover based aspect to it, similar to gears. The cover aspect personally doesn't make you feel safe as you do in gears.

The chemistry between the two characters is decent. No sexual tension, no forced sexual relationship, being the two characters are male and female. The relationship between the characters is pure business and professional, which i like.

The game was enjoyable, though the game has some limitation. i felt as if more could be done about the character building, its very limited. As liner and as limited as the game seem, its still quite enjoyable, especially after playing the mounds of games that encourage you to explore and side-venture away from a games story or path.
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Insania
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Hunted: The Demon's Forge is trully underrated game it has its flaws but I loved it

Loved the gameplay it was smooth
Loved the characters especially Caddoc and E'lara

PS. DONT DRINK THE SLEG
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Skunker
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
First of all, I really like the game. Second of all, I got this as a gift to play CO - OP online as advertized. And the latter is from difficult to do, next to impossible, since the lazy creators of the game's company don't bother to add a patch for 2 frikkin' years now that gamespy has seaced operations, to move to a working service for the online multiplayer co-operative action to function. Therefore, I don't recommend this game, untill this is fixed, which doesn't seem like it's gonna happen any time soon, or at all. Third of all, I have to say that I will stop buying or ask as gifts any game from Bethesda unless they show some courtecy interest about the wellfare of their customers, like me and my friend you bought two copies for 40$ and didn't got delivered the fun he and I was supposed to have.
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Makafgarian
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
CO-OP doesn't work even though they still list it under the game tags.

DO NOT buy this if you want to play CO-OP exclusively.

The game itself is fun and worth a playthrough however. I enjoyed my time playing this game but really wish I could have experienced it with a friend.

Please remove the CO-OP tag or make it clear that it no longer works.
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DontSuePplPanda
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 22
I finished the game in a 12,5 hours long run on Extreme with a buddy. It was a long haul but the game is actually a great co-op game to play with a friend. Especially if you're looking for a challenge!
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K^Stabjack
( 51.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Highly recommend for coop - good fun, good play
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Numero`Uno
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 21
Don't buy it waste of time you have to tweak your computer's settings for it to work and there is no multiplayer available since the company went broke. IT DOESNT NOT EVEN START!!! Crashes after you try to start a new game
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TeamTom
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 2
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an action hack and slash game. Developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Bethesda, releasing on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in Mid-2011.

Gameplay in Hunted can be done either single player or co-op, whether it is online, or split screen. You play as either E’lara or Caddoc. E’lara specialises in using range weapons whilst Caddoc is the sword and board of the pair. Both of the characters have access to casting spells but these play a smaller part in the combat than you would think due to mana constraints. The hack and slash type combat system is really fun, and the range combat is even better. As you kill enemies they will drop fragments of shards, collect enough shards and you will get a skill point. You can use the skill point to purchase new abilities and upgrade the abilities as well. By the end of the game you will more or less have all of the skills so it doesn’t matter too much which you pick initially. If you are playing the game solo, you have the option at checkpoints to change which character you are in control of. In general, the computer AI is fairly intuitive at using your partner, helping you in battle etc.

I played Hunted on 4k, with graphics ramped up to max, and it does look really good. The environments you are fighting in, the backdrops and character models all look very impressive. What I was a little let down by is the animation. It just seems to of been done very lazily, using the wrong animation at the wrong time, such as when you are moving through a narrow hole that has nothing above your head, the animation that is used, is clearly just the stock “Generic animation when moving through object” as the characters will show hand movements as if they are holding objects above their head. It just felt really sloppy and looked very unprofessional at times. Other than the animation, the visuals department of Hunted is better than average.

Whilst the game has voice acting, the male actor doesn’t quite hit the right notes for me. Feels very generic meat head style and sometimes the words don’t quite match up with the character’s mouth so again, an animation issue. E’lara’s voice actor is slightly better, but again the issue with animation crops up again. Sound effects for weapons are really good though. Soundtrack is somewhat forgettable, even now after just completing the game, no music seems to have stood and stuck in my head.

I started out the game on the medium difficulty level and found that to be too easy, so I restarted and put the difficulty on the max setting, and this really does give you a challenge. You really have to make use of every single potion drop, every ounce of mana and above all else, make use of your characters roll ability. I can’t help but think it would still have been really easy had I been playing with another person rather than the AI though.

Whilst you are exploring the dungeons, caves and fortresses, you will find weapon wracks, depending on which character you are in control of, if you destroy said weapon wrack, you will get a piece of loot which is relevant for your character, so E’lara will usually get a bow, and Caddoc will usually find a sword or shield. The looting aspect of the game is probably one of my favourites, because well; who doesn’t like loot in games? Whilst the weapons and armour don’t have massive amounts of variety on, you normally only get two stats. For your bow it is usually speed and damage, same for swords but you can also get armour plated shoulder pads which adds a bit extra armour stat on for your character.

I finished Hunted in just over nine hours. I found that to be an acceptable length, whilst I wasn’t bored at the end of the game, I didn’t have a craving for any more though. The story is bland and very forgettable. There is a small amount of character development, but because they are both so generic in their stereotypes, I found it very hard to care about either of them. There is a high replay ability factor with this game though. Having only played it on single player and I focused my time on using E’lara, I could quite easily replay the game and get a whole different experience just from using Caddoc. You can also get probably at least one more run throughout of the game on co-op mode too. So you can probably reach about 25 hours’ worth of content if you push it.

Technically, there were a few problems. Like I said above, I was playing on 4k resolution with graphics ramped up to max. Whilst playing I noticed there to be a significant stutter in the game when you are entering a new area. At first I thought it was purely a resolution thing, so I dropped it down to 1440p but it was still the same, so I tried again to 1080p and the stutter was still there. I even turned down all of the options to minimum and the stutter still existed. So to put it shortly, I am not sure what causes this stutter, given that you are changing areas quite frequently you will suffer from it a lot too. Another issue I had, was the camera when your character is sprinting, it just jolts up and down all over the place and actually gave me a head ache because of it. Luckily you don’t need to sprint that often thankfully.

To sum up, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge has some nicely presented game play and mediocre visuals. The story is forgettable and voice acting is on the poor side of the scale. Overall, it is merely just an average game. Yes it is 5 years old at this point so take all of this with that into consideration. If it weren’t for the fun game play, I would have put this down as a negative review, however I will purely just recommend Hunted: The Demon’s Forge for purchase only when on sale. The game is retailing at £9, 99 but there are much better games of this genre out there for that price.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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jjbern000
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 17
Do you like Gears of War? trust me this game ain't like that cover u say there's going to be a Minotaur taking that ♥♥♥♥ from you in a min. Do you like Resident Evil 5? this is a much more fair comparison, and its just as good well minus the wacky japan made evil super villian. Do you like fantasy? because this is right up your elven wooden etched bowling alley. Do you believe some great games came out at the wrong time and were left to be forgotten? well you've found one so play it love it, then talk to all your friends who have never played it and have no idea what your crazy ♥♥♥ is talking about.
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brennon213
( 29.6 hrs on record )
Posted: January 7
Shaboo
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Doomgal
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: January 4
A dark fantasy hack-and-slash spin on Resident Evil 5 by inXile (The Bard's Tale, Wasteland series), successfully integrating featherweight RPG mechanics, cover shooting and a rogue-like weapon loot system with the classic co-op friendly* format. Add in a gorgeous Elven rogue, solid art direction and a fabulous voice cast (Lucy Lawless, Laura Bailey et al.) and you have Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, an unfairly scrutinized hidden gem abandoned much too soon; supremely underrated in most aspects.

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ManSalmon1994
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 5, 2015
yeah so uh there are some demons but there are not any forges and i dont see any hunting
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Steve
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 26, 2015
This game looks and plays more like a 2011 tech demo for the Unreal 3 engine than it does a fleshed out game. That being said, it still manages to be just entertaining enough to make you want to play to the next stage.
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Spazzen
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: November 24, 2015
TLDR - Multiplayer no longer works.

Pro's:
Looked good for the 24 seconds i had it running to set up graphics settings

Cons:
Multiplayer doesn't work, don't give a damn about the SP didnt buy it for that.

Tried several workarounds to get Multiplayer working nothing seemed to do the trick, spent 2 hours trying don't feel like spending anymore time, could have the worlds best SP but i didnt purchase it for that so i don't give the slightest of ****'s about that. Refund Request Placed.
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PrettyPrincessKitty FS
( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 19, 2015
It's the epitome of mediocrity. Nothing about it is great - loot is a joke, the story is...well, ALRIGHT, the gameplay is bland third person action, the settings are fairly generic dark fantasy.

But regardless of being the most average game I have ever played, it was fairly fun. It was a bit lengthy for what it contained, but I enjoyed myself. As such, I'd recommend it if it's cheap.

There is co-op and I can imagine that doing co-op with a friend would be much more enjoyable.
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Fluff-Kevlar
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 22, 2015
This game was moderately fun, I suppose. Decent controls, action, fighting style...great co-op, but when Gamespy or whatever it was using to do online work closed down, it's become impossible to play with others online, which honestly was the biggest redeeming factor to this game. If you can play it local Co-op, great, but without the online Co-op it's just average. Forget any memorable story, characters, action, gameplay.. it's forgettable, minus the gameplay which is just "Decent", so unfortunately, it's a no-go. There are better co-op action games out there that still work online.
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a horse on a balcony
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: August 16, 2015
what the ♥♥♥♥ is this even..
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Dr Mcninja
( 18.0 hrs on record )
Posted: August 9, 2015
Glitchy, buggy, annoying characters, terrible mechanic that once used can impact the game's ending making it seem that you have failed...

The world is fine, enemies are rather interesting but the cons just outweigh everything else.

The characters even seem to be disinterested in the game and the plot is terribly put together with cliches thrown around extravagently.

Only joy I got out of this was playing LAN even with all the cringe inducing bugs.

Definitely better games out there then this one.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Start off by saying the game is very linear, very linear. The game will have you walking a straight path and have you take occasional little side path into alcoves, which normally contains special loot. The loot basically consist of axe, sword and bludgeon weapons for Caddoc. E'lara the elf will have different verity of bows, ranging from fast, medium and slow. Both character shares similar shield types.

The game reminds me of Skyrim, as if its in the same universe. Combat wise the game exceeds that of skyrim, where i found my self wishing Skyrim was this intense. At some point the game feels sort of gears of war'ish, as if the game was inspired by that series. Hunted has a small cover based aspect to it, similar to gears. The cover aspect personally doesn't make you feel safe as you do in gears.

The chemistry between the two characters is decent. No sexual tension, no forced sexual relationship, being the two characters are male and female. The relationship between the characters is pure business and professional, which i like.

The game was enjoyable, though the game has some limitation. i felt as if more could be done about the character building, its very limited. As liner and as limited as the game seem, its still quite enjoyable, especially after playing the mounds of games that encourage you to explore and side-venture away from a games story or path.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Hunted: The Demon's Forge is trully underrated game it has its flaws but I loved it

Loved the gameplay it was smooth
Loved the characters especially Caddoc and E'lara

PS. DONT DRINK THE SLEG
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge is an action hack and slash game. Developed by inXile Entertainment and published by Bethesda, releasing on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in Mid-2011.

Gameplay in Hunted can be done either single player or co-op, whether it is online, or split screen. You play as either E’lara or Caddoc. E’lara specialises in using range weapons whilst Caddoc is the sword and board of the pair. Both of the characters have access to casting spells but these play a smaller part in the combat than you would think due to mana constraints. The hack and slash type combat system is really fun, and the range combat is even better. As you kill enemies they will drop fragments of shards, collect enough shards and you will get a skill point. You can use the skill point to purchase new abilities and upgrade the abilities as well. By the end of the game you will more or less have all of the skills so it doesn’t matter too much which you pick initially. If you are playing the game solo, you have the option at checkpoints to change which character you are in control of. In general, the computer AI is fairly intuitive at using your partner, helping you in battle etc.

I played Hunted on 4k, with graphics ramped up to max, and it does look really good. The environments you are fighting in, the backdrops and character models all look very impressive. What I was a little let down by is the animation. It just seems to of been done very lazily, using the wrong animation at the wrong time, such as when you are moving through a narrow hole that has nothing above your head, the animation that is used, is clearly just the stock “Generic animation when moving through object” as the characters will show hand movements as if they are holding objects above their head. It just felt really sloppy and looked very unprofessional at times. Other than the animation, the visuals department of Hunted is better than average.

Whilst the game has voice acting, the male actor doesn’t quite hit the right notes for me. Feels very generic meat head style and sometimes the words don’t quite match up with the character’s mouth so again, an animation issue. E’lara’s voice actor is slightly better, but again the issue with animation crops up again. Sound effects for weapons are really good though. Soundtrack is somewhat forgettable, even now after just completing the game, no music seems to have stood and stuck in my head.

I started out the game on the medium difficulty level and found that to be too easy, so I restarted and put the difficulty on the max setting, and this really does give you a challenge. You really have to make use of every single potion drop, every ounce of mana and above all else, make use of your characters roll ability. I can’t help but think it would still have been really easy had I been playing with another person rather than the AI though.

Whilst you are exploring the dungeons, caves and fortresses, you will find weapon wracks, depending on which character you are in control of, if you destroy said weapon wrack, you will get a piece of loot which is relevant for your character, so E’lara will usually get a bow, and Caddoc will usually find a sword or shield. The looting aspect of the game is probably one of my favourites, because well; who doesn’t like loot in games? Whilst the weapons and armour don’t have massive amounts of variety on, you normally only get two stats. For your bow it is usually speed and damage, same for swords but you can also get armour plated shoulder pads which adds a bit extra armour stat on for your character.

I finished Hunted in just over nine hours. I found that to be an acceptable length, whilst I wasn’t bored at the end of the game, I didn’t have a craving for any more though. The story is bland and very forgettable. There is a small amount of character development, but because they are both so generic in their stereotypes, I found it very hard to care about either of them. There is a high replay ability factor with this game though. Having only played it on single player and I focused my time on using E’lara, I could quite easily replay the game and get a whole different experience just from using Caddoc. You can also get probably at least one more run throughout of the game on co-op mode too. So you can probably reach about 25 hours’ worth of content if you push it.

Technically, there were a few problems. Like I said above, I was playing on 4k resolution with graphics ramped up to max. Whilst playing I noticed there to be a significant stutter in the game when you are entering a new area. At first I thought it was purely a resolution thing, so I dropped it down to 1440p but it was still the same, so I tried again to 1080p and the stutter was still there. I even turned down all of the options to minimum and the stutter still existed. So to put it shortly, I am not sure what causes this stutter, given that you are changing areas quite frequently you will suffer from it a lot too. Another issue I had, was the camera when your character is sprinting, it just jolts up and down all over the place and actually gave me a head ache because of it. Luckily you don’t need to sprint that often thankfully.

To sum up, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge has some nicely presented game play and mediocre visuals. The story is forgettable and voice acting is on the poor side of the scale. Overall, it is merely just an average game. Yes it is 5 years old at this point so take all of this with that into consideration. If it weren’t for the fun game play, I would have put this down as a negative review, however I will purely just recommend Hunted: The Demon’s Forge for purchase only when on sale. The game is retailing at £9, 99 but there are much better games of this genre out there for that price.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
A dark fantasy hack-and-slash spin on Resident Evil 5 by inXile (The Bard's Tale, Wasteland series), successfully integrating featherweight RPG mechanics, cover shooting and a rogue-like weapon loot system with the classic co-op friendly* format. Add in a gorgeous Elven rogue, solid art direction and a fabulous voice cast (Lucy Lawless, Laura Bailey et al.) and you have Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, an unfairly scrutinized hidden gem abandoned much too soon; supremely underrated in most aspects.

*Will require a third party tool these days due to termination of all GameSpy services.
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70 of 80 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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60 of 67 people (90%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
A surprisingly good game. It's not amazing, but I would say it's very competent. It succeeds at accomplishing exactly what it aims to: Create a cool game with an interesting world and compelling co-op mechanics. The characters are intriguing and often funny. The game doesn't hand-hold much, especially on side quests. The game is difficult, punishingly so. This game will kick both your asses, and you will be so tempted to drink the sleg. I recommend against it.

Also wins the award for having a completely meaningless title. This game has nothing to do with being hunted or a demon's forge.
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42 of 45 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
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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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
the negativity at this games release hailed from people expecting something neither the dev-team nor the publisher of this glorious dungeon-crawler-pearl never promised. people expected another open-world-rpg ala Fallout or Eldar Scrolls.
people saw "Bethesda" and simply jumped to conclousions.

that out of way:

Hunted is an amazing game.
it's visual quality holds up pretty good, even today. the art-direction is more a dark/gritty type of fantasy which looks a) fantastic and b) gives this game a more mature touch. in some aspects the art-direction reminds me of Gears of War...yes sounds strange...
Talking about Gears of War -> Hunted is pretty much a fantasy version of said game with more rpg-elements and loot.
Combat feels great, no matter if you're takin cover and shooting enemies from a distance, blasting them with spells or hacking/blocking in melee range controls are always responsive and feel fluid. which is a good thing, cause apart from solving some simple puzzles or listening to great npc-dialogue you will be fighting most of the time.
Inspite of the end-of-days Gears of War setting Hunted does feel like a classic dungeon-crawler come to live.

But what sets this game realy apart from a simple action-game with steller production quality is the way the game is set up. Your basicaly never alone, the premise is two people and the game sticks with it. the great thing about this is that the AI doesn't suck, yes sometimes (realy seldom) there's a little path-finding issue, but in general you "feel" like playing with a another person, no matter if it's combat, exploring or a riddle your team is solving.

The story centers on those two and is actualy not that bad, it's not the grand scheme of things which is important, but their relationship. you will chuckly hearing some their pockin at each other, you will feel attached to both after some time. especialy when playing singelplayer this game provides an amazing expierience simply from the fact of your companion. i've never played a game where my ai-companion felt that much alive/real and that is taking never Bioware games into account.


Overall:
-still realy good visuals
-fantastic soundtrack, great voiceover (english)
-tight controls, polished combat
-an interesting story, which is more suited for mature players, both mainchars are not "heroes" and they show a real lack of empathie for anyone but themselves (which is a fantastic setup and i did love it, but not suited for minors)
-an interesting gameworld and a great sense of exploring/dungeoncrawling
-in general a great sense of polish and budget
-one of the best integrations of an Ai-companion
-creat two player co-op (but since game-spy is down you will have to read up on gettin co-op started)

way underrated simply cause people expected something completly diffrent than the dev always promised. Hunted is like one of those great old-school arpgs, immersive stroy and gameplay but not sporting a open world setting.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2015
Hunted has its flaws and bugs, but what lies beneath is a great hidden gem of a game. For the best experience play this game LAN Coop.

Hunted currently does not support online mode due to Gamespy shutting down, however it is available through LAN.

I only bought one copy of this game and I was able to play with my friend on LAN, by using one of the computers in steam offline mode on the same account.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 16, 2014
7,5/10

+ 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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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Single-player gamer here. Good game. Fun. Played as the archer. AI did fine as the melee.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
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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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.6 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 seems to be flawed and lacked in polish 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 are 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 - and then throw it back onto your head with the qualities of modern platforms and human designs.

After all, Hunted may be 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 see how good these things together turned out to be in the actual gameplay of Hunted. There will be just you, your partner; simple yet solid gameplay mechanics and a ton of straight forward hack-and-slash actions. And I just can't wait for a better sequel that unfolds the upcoming 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 perfected 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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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2015
It's the epitome of mediocrity. Nothing about it is great - loot is a joke, the story is...well, ALRIGHT, the gameplay is bland third person action, the settings are fairly generic dark fantasy.

But regardless of being the most average game I have ever played, it was fairly fun. It was a bit lengthy for what it contained, but I enjoyed myself. As such, I'd recommend it if it's cheap.

There is co-op and I can imagine that doing co-op with a friend would be much more enjoyable.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2014
This is a fantastic game ,so underrated,if you like gears of war or similar get this game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.4 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2014
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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