Gather your party and get ready for a new, back-to-the-roots RPG adventure! Discuss your decisions with companions; fight foes in turn-based combat; explore an open world and interact with everything and everyone you see. Join up with a friend to play online in co-op and make your own adventures with the powerful RPG toolkit.
User reviews: Very Positive (7,283 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 30, 2014

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"A little obtuse in places, but otherwise this is the best new RPG in years. Demands your time and your brain, but it's worth it."
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September 29

Minor Update for 1.0.177

Hello,

If you see any update flash by today, we fixed two missing dialogs for French, Russian and German. We also removed "zero width space" characters from all text in the game because our font does not support it and would show a square.

Cheers!

David
Larian Studios

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September 26

Polish is now available

Hello everyone!

For those of you that speak Polish: rejoice! You can now play Original Sin in Polish!

For those of you that do not speak Polish: you can also try to play it in Polish, but it's one tough language, let me tell you. In any way, we fixed a couple of small issues in English, French, German and Russian as well. (E.g. typos, magically generated items in English...)

Have fun!

Cheers,

David

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Reviews

“Hands down the best classic-style RPG in years”
9/10 – Eurogamer

“An incredible title that provides many hours of entertainment”
9/10 – Game Informer

“Outstanding tactical combat and engaging quests make Divinity: Original Sin one of the most rewarding RPGs in years.”
9/10 – IGN

About This Game

Gather your party and get ready for a new, back-to-the-roots RPG adventure! Discuss your decisions with companions; fight foes in turn-based combat; explore an open world and interact with everything and everyone you see. Join up with a friend to play online in co-op and make your own adventures with the powerful RPG toolkit.

In Divinity: Original Sin you take on the role of a young Source Hunter: your job is to rid the world of those who use the foulest of magics. When you embark on what should have been a routine murder investigation, you suddenly find yourself in the middle of a plot that will rattle the very fabric of time.

Divinity: Original Sin is a game that gives you a lot of freedom and plenty of gameplay mechanics to use or abuse. The game's epic story may drive you toward your ultimate end-goal, but how you get there is entirely up to you.

Or up to you and a friend, because Divinity: Original Sin can be played completely cooperatively, and features both online and local drop-in/drop-out multiplayer. Great adventures become even greater when shared with a trusted comrade-in-arms!

Key Features

  • Become part of a reactive, living and vast open world. Explore many different environments, fight all kinds of fantastical creatures and discover tons of desirable items.
  • Experience gripping party- and turn-based combat. Manipulate the environment and use skill & spell combos to overcome your many foes: Use magic to make it rain on your enemies, then cast a lightning spell to fry them to a crisp. Experiment with different skill combinations to ruin the day for enemies and townspeople alike.
  • Play with a friend in co-op multiplayer. Make decisions together (or disagree entirely), as your interactions and relationship with your partner influence the game.
  • Unravel a deep and epic story, set in the early days of the Divinity universe. No prior experience with other Divinity games is necessary, however. The game takes place well before its predecessors, Divine Divinity and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga, but will still feel familiar to fans.
  • Classless character creation lets you design the character of your choice. Endless item interaction and combinations take exploration and experimentation to another level of freedom.
  • Create your own adventures and share them online. With Original Sin comes the powerful toolset used by the game's designers. Yours are endless new stories to make and share with other players!

Digital Collector's Edition

The Digital Collector's Edition contains:


  • 2 copies of Divinity: Original Sin: one for you and pass on the second key to a friend
  • Award-winning Divine Divinity and Beyond Divinity
  • The Golden Grail DLC: an in-game item that allows you to colour your items in gold and sell them for more.
  • Zandalor's Trunks DLC: enjoy a unique in-game undergarment as rare as it is opinionated.
  • Design Documents
  • Art Pack
  • Soundtrack


System Requirements

PC
Mac
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: HD Intel Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 4850 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9c compliant
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel i5 2400 or higher
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 550 ti 1GB ram or or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6XXX or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX9c compliant
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000/4000
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HD3000 & HD4000 benefit from 8Gb of memory
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.9.3
    • Processor: Intel i5 or higher
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Iris (Iris Pro) or ATI™ Radeon™ HD 6XXX or higher or NVidia 6xx series or higher
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HFS+ filesystem with case-sensitivity is not yet supported
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
I made a guy bleed his own blood and then electrified the pool of blood he was standing in to stun him, and then dropped a boulder on him. A poisonous boulder. And then I froze some blood and made enemies slip around on it. It's basically Magical ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s: The Game. GOTY 2014
Posted: October 8
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.1 hrs on record
The Golden Age of the RPG

There are so many outstanding titles out there at the moment, Wasteland 2 and Shadowrun: Dragonfall DC are out, there are new Witcher and Dragon Age titles on the horizon.
It's a good time to be an RPG fan, but where does Divinity Original Sin fit into this hall of RPG fame?
Let's fire it up, build a character or two and find out!


A game with a lot of character

For a crunchy RPG the character creation doesn't feel as daunting as you might expect.
It's certainly not as initially intimidating as the also excellent Wasteland 2's character creation screen, that's not to say that character creation here is shallow, far from it.

You'll get to create two characters from the start (unless you pick the "lone wolf trait" which will give you some extra perks at the expense of your customised travelling companion.)

Experienced RPG'ers should be right at home here, pick a character class as your starting point, Knight, Wizard, Ranger etc, then tweak your attributes, skills and spells until you've got your perfect novice source hunter, ready to go out into the world and hunt some serious source!


Serious Sauce

A great power called the source exists in the world of Rivellon, a power once wielded for good but no longer.
The Wheel of Time turned and a great darkness invaded the land leaving the source forever tainted, its users driven to madness and destruction. Now only a brave few stand between Rivellon and this dark power which threatens to destroy it.
That's where you come in.


Murder She Wrote

In Divinity original sin you take on the mantle of a novice source hunter (well two novice source hunters, but who's counting).
You've been tasked with investigating the murder of a councillor in the town of Cyseal, It's suspected the source was involved and now, like a sword and magic wielding Jessica Fletcher, It's time to figure out "who dunnit"


There's your trouble!

As the game opens, you'll find yourself being unceremoniously dropped off on the sunny shores of Cyseal.
It seems a murder isn't the only problem the town is facing. The undead are at the walls and the Orcs are attacking from the coast.
Cyseal is a town with more troubles than you could shake a level 10 elemental staff at.


You Go First!

The game doesn't pull any punches, even before you make it into the town of Cyseal proper, you'll have your first tactical encounter which introduces you to the turn based combat mechanics.

Action points are the order of the day here, each character in your group (up to a maximum of four at any one time) will have a specific number of action points dependent on their stats and equipment. You'll spend these points moving, hacking, slashing and casting your way through these turn based encounters.

Combat in D:OS is a meaty and very satisfying experience, but it's not just about sorcery and swordplay, your surroundings can play a huge part in these battles too.


An Inconvenient Truth

Environmental destruction is par for the course here, and at first, you will probably do as much damage to your own group as you do to the enemy via environmental effects, that is, until you've figured a few things out.

Is the floor covered in oil? then you might want to be careful of stray sparks, a misguided fireball could send the whole lot up in flames, if you happen to be standing in the oil yourself, don't expect the environment to be forgiving, you'll burn along with all the rest.

The game can be punishing at times but you'll learn to use the environment to your advantage as you progress and after a short tutorial battle and dungeon crawl, you'll progress into the town of Cyseal.

It's here that the hunt begins.


The Great Hunt

When you make it into the town, you'll be greeted by a wealth of varied and interesting NPC's. A whistle stop tour of the dock front will start to open up various side quests quicker than you can say "That ships on fire!" and "Do I look like a recruitment agency?"

Don't worry, the in game journal does an excellent job of keeping the ever-growing quest details in order, a feature which I've found invaluable as a memory aid following those frequent occasions where the real world dares to interfere with my investigations.


Eye of the Beholder

The graphics do a fine job of enhancing the atmosphere of the game, from dark oppressive dungeons and gloomy rain soaked woodland to bright sunny beaches and the vibrant town of Cyseal itself, everything on screen adds something to the isometric glory.


Ear of the... Earholder

Whilst some NPC's are voiced, most are not. However, there are enough lines of dialogue scattered around to give the game flavour, most of which are so full of character and voiced with such vigour you can't help but smile.

Lines like "I wouldn't let an orc within 500 yards of my loving nature" and "No one has as many friends as the man with many cheeses!" are great examples of the wonderfully written and often funny dialogue that awaits you here.


Schizophrenic Encouragement

The writing is sharp and witty and the interaction between your characters can be hilarious, you can even get into arguments with yourself!
A good example of this happened to me early on in my play through when I wanted to dig up a body to follow a lead in my investigation.
I was just about to start wielding my trusty shovel when my comrade in arms objected.

In situations like this, you can find yourself choosing the dialogue options for both sides of the argument.

I couldn't help but get on my high horse about the sanctity of the grave and disturbing the dead with my second character, whilst my first glared on, shovel in hand quipping about short sighted sensitivity derailing the investigation.
If arguments like this reach an impasse then your comrades will resort to a quick game of rock, paper scissors to resolve the conflict.

This is amazing fun and can lead to alternate paths you might not have considered previously as part of your investigation.


The road is long

Divinity is long game.
If you're the obsessive type and feel the need to complete every side quest on offer then you can expect to spend nigh on 100 hours in Rivellon, so you'll definitely get your monies worth with regards to content................... (snip)


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Posted: October 3
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
67.2 hrs on record
It's been a while since I've fallen in love with a game as hard as I have with Divinity: Original Sin. It is a game with many glaring flaws, and those flaws are part of the reason I've come to love it. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but those who can stomach its initial few sluggish hours will find a meaty turn-based RPG that pays thorough respect to its CRPG predecessors like Baldur's Gate.

Those familiar with pen & paper RPGs, as well as roguelike elements, will feel right at home here. Combat is tough and involved. The game uses mechanics familiar to paper players while being relatively accessible to modern gamers (none of that THAC0 nonsense!). Larian has developed a smart, stern RPG that offers its charm in its unforgivingly old-school game design with absolutely zero handholding. Very few map markers. No quest arrows. Why am I surrounded by level 15 invincible enemies at level 10?!

If you like Dungeons & Dragons or TBRPGs in similar veins like Shadowrun Returns, you owe it to yourself to play Divinity: Original Sin. Best enjoyed with a friend who will antagonize you.
Posted: October 15
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
98.7 hrs on record
I'd write a review, but its been difficult enough manipulating the keyboard to type this brief sentence with my massive erection in the way. 10/10
Posted: October 3
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Takes a bit to get used to, there is a lot to learn. Once you do, you are in for one of the most amazing experiences. This could be the deepest game I've played. Your imagination is the limit, huge amounts of customization, great exploration, epic battles and loot. This is everything you ever wanted in an RPG.
Posted: October 20
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
58.0 hrs on record
One of the best RPG'S on steam hands down but still falls short of perfect due to a couple of bad design decisions. 8/10
Posted: September 26
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
66.3 hrs on record
Another fine RPG from Larian studios, but not without it's faults.

Original Sin is a very open ended RPG, and truly they have succeeded on this front, almost to a fault. No areas are off limits and it's very easy to stumble into an area quite over the party's head. The game is built around these freedoms and the engine and game systems in place do a fantastic job at allowing you those freedoms. There was one point where this freedom was troublesome for me, and I eventally arrived at a point where I was unable to progress and unsure why. Some google research led me to a "quest" (not in my journal) that I needed to do in order to do another thing... to do another thing... to progress in the story. I don't want to give more details, as it would be spoilers, but needless to say there probably should have been a quest entry for the initial "wall" that I hit.

All that aside, the game is very well done. The combat is fun and the enviornmental interaction is all top notch. The skills are interesting and you can make quite a few different types of characters. Combining spell effects leads to interesting combinations and allows you to think outside the box in order to overcome battles that may have otherwise been too difficult for your party.

What the game makes up for in open-endedness, it lacks in story. The story isn't awful, by any means, but the above-mentioned "wall" that I hit made it so I basically put a pause on the story for 75% of the game and then was rushed through all of it hours before the finale. Sort of silly.

Graphics are good, writing is acceptable, and I encountered very few bugs.

Overall, would recommend, but don't feel bad if you have to look at a guide online a few times.
Posted: September 24
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
101.8 hrs on record
Incredible co-op. I wish more games had a co-op system so well done like this.
Posted: October 17
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.8 hrs on record
This is great if you want something a bit different and a relaxing casual coop to play with a mate. It combines some good open-world RPG with more intense turn-based-strategy and I feel the mash-up works well. As an Open-World game there's also plenty of scope to do things with or without your coop partner, which is a nice change from games like Diablo 3 that force you to stick together the entire time.

It's hard. Really hard. But that's refreshing too. Stick with it though and it's delightful and rewarding.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
78.0 hrs on record
Just like Baldurs Gateused to be. There are a few minor things, like the teleporting pyramids almost feel like cheating at some points, but the vast majority of the game is polished and plays very well. Looking forward to trying co-op!
Posted: October 12
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
193.4 hrs on record
AMAZING game!!!
Wasteland 2 made 3 MILLION on Kickstarter and the graphics and gameplay come NO WHERE NEAR this game... and Divinity Original Sin made less than 1 million!
inxile really took most of their backers for a ride....meaning they either spent the LEAST amount of money that they could on thier game (thus producing a fairly inferior product) or they just didnt have the skill to back up their project.
Check Youtube review and compare the two games, its night and day.
I played Wastland 2 and while it certainkly felt like Fallout....it felt like Fallout.....meaning I felt like I was playing a game from the 90s.
Divinity Original Sin is not only a modern game with AMAZING graphics, story and gameplay, but it is true the golden age of video games and provides EXCELLENT gameplay mechanics that (IMO) exceed Baldur's Gate.
I paid full price for this game and not one minute did I feel cheated.
Posted: October 4
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Even though it is a Divinity game and thus a Larian Studios production, D:OS is a great RPG. The best part by far is the co-op multiplayer mode, which increases the fun big time. The campaign emphasises roleplaying, but includes all the fun a turn-based tactical combat provides.
Posted: October 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
91.2 hrs on record
"Storytelling" and "Strategic Screw Ups" This game emphasizes romhack hard mixed with painful decision making, its best to play this game Co-op with up to 1-3 other friends. There are alot of puzzles and places that would force you to start over if you didn't do something right, there is freedom however which allows you to choose a path of a psychotic demon who just wants to watch the world burn or that of a fluffy bunny who wants to hug anything.

--GOOD POINTS:
>Storytelling
>Good Party Management System
>Good Lvling System
>Hilarious Dialogue
>Forcing the use of your brain.

--BAD POINTS:
>Obnoxious puzzles and quest lines that force you to revert to a previous save if you screw up a Rock/Paper/Scissors roll.
>70% Of the time your backtracking and 30% your going forward only to learn you need to go back.
>Perception System is broken unless you play Rogue or Sorcerer, the Perception checks don't function properly until you have +5 Sight/Hearing and 11+ Perception.
>NPC Mercenaries are obnoxious and every time you hurt them out of combat; they try to abandon you, I felt like incinerating Madora every time she told me "OY!!! WATCH WHO YAH TARGETIN"
>Limited Voice Actor Failure. There is only 6 Voice Actors for Neutral NPCs and 29 for Hostile.
>Puzzles and Quest Items are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and take the intelligence of someone who bought the strategy guide to find them.
>Boreas the lord of winter and ice is immune to fire.
>Highly Exploitable Luck System
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
A surprisingly addictive game, though it gets frustrating easily due too low level rate.
Posted: October 20
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.5 hrs on record
Must buy.
Baldurs Gate / Dragon Age party roaming/exploration: Check
NPC interaction with reputation system and well written dialogues: Check
Turn based combat offering quite some good tactic challenges: Check
Full inventory management and item fun: Check
Beautiful world graphics: Check
Inter-party dialogue system: Check

The only thing that might be not liked, if anything, could be the enemy design. There is a degree of freedom in the design, that does not keep you 100% inside that classical fantasy feel. You will find enemies that look more like they are taken from a Marvel comic book at times. So while it has all the features of an old school top-down party-RPG, it sometimes strays a bit from the expected path of a "classical fantasy world" and goes into a slight humorous direction.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.4 hrs on record
I have to tell, that this game delivers in all aspect. Close to a perfect gaming experience.
You can customize the characters you start with in many different ways, absolutely deep combat system, takes time to learn what does what really. I only figured out some stuff around level 8-10, which it was too late, but never mind, I'm gonna play through this game in the future, that's for sure.
The music is great, it really fits the game, tho after 60 hours of gameplay you'll find them not so great, even tho they are. Especially like the one playing in the main menu.
The game finally is built on being more rewarding. No minimap locations are given for quests, you'll have to figure them out on your own, tho some of it proved to be somewhat more difficult, I personally used a wiki page for like 5-7 quests, how to solve them or what to do.
The story is incredible, it really tries to be out of the ordinary, and it succeeds.
The enemies numbers are a bit of a problem sometimes, but with the right tactics you can overcome them, and also finding the appropriate area to go sometimes results in wandering around for tens of minutes.
Also this is probably the first game I did all the reading, not just skipping the texts and conversations. I mean ALL the reading. I've read everything put into the game.
Towards the very end I found the lvl 19 monsters too powerful, but I think I should've done my heroes right from the beginning and I woulnd't have had this problem.
The Hero-chain-system is somewhat annoying, having to break them and re-connect them all the time if you want them to start the battles where they actually are, not in formation. Also, healing back up all your characters gonna often take time, since they cannot start another spell until they finished with one, this is only a minor thing tho.
I totally feel the scrolls are wasted, all those scrolls for nothing really, there weren't one time I decided I should use them instead of taking action with my heroes. Well, there was, but I could count them on one hand.
Also I found that the timer on buffs are good for battles (3-5 turns per buff), but in real-time it lasts only 20 seconds, so you cannot really make anything of it, like pre-buffing your guys before battle, cuz the first summon will wither away by the time you finish putting the last eagle-eye on the archer. Btw archer. Why set apart bow and crossbow, when the staff and the maces, axes swords fall under the same 'two handed' category ? blah. Well. Great Game anyways. 8.5/10
Highly Recommended
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
126.8 hrs on record
Spent the first two hours clicking on just about every object I could see. Then finally got to a town and, oh boy, just about every npc has something to say. This is going to take up most of my time and I can see that I will get frustrated a lot, but it will be a very good frustration. Already found someone to team up with and love the fact that you can join in/skip conversations anytime you want, as long as your close to the other player. A lot of reading is needed in game and, I guess, out of game to fully understand the whole game. Not a game that you can just pick up and go.

8/10 It may go up or down as I progress.
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Its a fun game but its buggy as ♥♥♥♥, played it for 2 hours already and ive already encountered 6 bugs...
Posted: October 4
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
***MILD SPOILERS FOR SERIES FANS! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!***

If you're a fan of the original Divine Divinity (or the series as a whole), you will not be disapointed with OS. Staple mechanics are here (lock picking, pyramid teleporters, crafting food and potions by collecting ingredients out in the world), some of which are recognisably the classic Div Div systems (the skill-up system is pleasingly familiar, whilst also being greatly expanded), and some of which are fresh new additions.

Perhaps best of all for series fans, the lore, setting and characters are all intact. The Legion are around in their various garrisons and forts, Arhu is on-hand to dispense wisdom and advice, and, of course, the Source is present and correct (or rather, corrupt).

Beyond Div's simultaneous 2 character system works even better in OS. In fact, it's chalk and cheese, and any painful memories you may have of that game's controls, or the notorious Fergus will be wiped away. Your group can be split up and easily managed just by dragging the portraits around, so no worries there.

I never thought isometric RPGs could get better than Div Div, but OS takes the crown.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
This game really suprised me. Very, very positive.
It has everything, good RPG should have. Great story, very nice graphic, good combat system, skills, effects over characters, that can change all the combat... I have to mention music separately. I can't remember, when I heard so high quality sound track. Beautifull. And most important attribute of RPGs - atmosphere. Really strong.
If you are fan of RPG (old/mid school such a BG), this game is MUST!
Posted: October 6
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