Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active...
User reviews: Very Positive (3,367 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 4, 2013

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"A history lesson in retro adventure games, and as Sips discovered, the deceptively simple beginning gives way to a surprisingly deep RPG system."
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February 25

Evoland is now available on Linux!

Evoland is finally available on Linux! Check it out in the Steam Store. It took a while but we are aiming for a simultaneous release for Evoland 2 (along the PC and Mac versions).

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Reviews

“If You Like Final Fantasy Or Zelda, You Need To Play Evoland”
Kotaku

“Evoland is a fascinating study of the adventure game genre, and surprisingly funny at the same time.”
Wired

“Evoland's elements form a love letter to some of the most venerated games in their respective genres, and it's surprising just how well the shifting gameplay types work together”
Destructoid

“Evoland is a fantastic advert for indie gaming. It's creative, unique, highly entertaining and wonderfully nostalgic. This is a must-play.”
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About This Game

Evoland is a journey through the history of action/adventure gaming, allowing you to unlock new technologies, gameplay systems and graphic upgrades as you progress through the game. Inspired by many cult series that have left their mark in the RPG video gaming culture, Evoland takes you from monochrome to full 3D graphics and from active time battles to real time boss fights, all with plenty of humor and references to many classic games.

Key Features

  • Play through the history of action-adventure video games
  • Discover many evolutions, from old school 2D action/adventure to active time battles and full 3D action
  • Revisit the starting area rendered in full 3D or explore the overworld with your own airship!
  • And have fun with the dungeons, puzzles, a heap of secrets to uncover, and dozens of achievements and stars to collect

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2 or later
    • Processor:1.7 GHz single-core
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz dual-core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Directx 9.0c compatible video card
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.6 Leopard
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Ubuntu
    • Processor:1 GHz CPU
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:1024x768 or greater desktop screen resolution
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
134 of 202 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
Evoland is a game that fails to achieve its potential. With good intentions, it pays homage to the evolution of the video game industry by allowing the player to travel through iconic RPG of the past. However, behind the cute references, Evoland is severely lacking in content.

The majority of the advertised unlockable features (improved graphics, sound, or combat) happen at the beginning of the game. After that, the player is forced to battle through ♥♥♥♥♥♥ renditions of Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda, or Diablo. 95% of the items you encounter are completely useless and combat boils down to two commands: "attack" or "heal". To boot, the level-up and currency system does nothing (read: nothing), making the random encounters both intrusive and useless.

With some fumbling around, I was able to personally discover / beat all the content to the game in a measly three hours, including the main story and all secret unlockables. I bet you could do it with just two if you really tried. There is zero replay value. It's a shame really. Evoland was one of the wishlist games I had the highest hopes for.
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44 of 58 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
bought evo land on sale , for 2.5€
its a mix of legend of zelda hack n' slash's system with the rpg elements of final fantasy and the looting system of diablo ( only in one level ) and it uses the checkpoint system and it has some parodies :D
the game is nice , you start as a 8bit charachter , then you evolve by time to become a 3d charachter .
the story is short i could finish it in 5 hours , as for the 100% completion , it was in 10 hours , but even tho , the game is good to be beaten
the soundtracks fits with the game's levels , everything is nice here

9.5/10 highly recommanded
-- D.R. 1000 voltz
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39 of 52 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Evoland is game that is interesting for the first hour and then a tedious gimmick for the rest. And the rest is maybe another hour and a half unless you're an achievement completionist.

The premise is that you guide your character though the history of Zelda/Final Fantasy style computer games whilst saving your village from Evil.

The problem is that with the exception of the early Zelda'esque gameplay Evoland is just not very fun. There is less than three hours of game and it still feels drawn out.

The puzzle sections see you trudging backwards and forwards along the same path time and time again. The traps are cheap and the monsters re-spawn which makes reloading and replaying the same stage a chore.

Once the game has evolved to Final Fantasy style random encounters it becomes very annoying as an encounter happens every three to tens seconds on the world map. There is almost no need for interaction during encounters as the combat is basically: hit with one character heal group with the other. Walk through some trees. Repeat with the next encounter.

The Torchlight styled sections could have been fun but the collision detection is so utterly awful that melee hits tend to miss. Fighting degenerates into mashing the hit button until the area attack is charged. Again repeat.

Really this game had a lot of potential but there is so little content (repeated ad-nauseam) that I do begrudge the time I spent to complete it.
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42 of 61 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Brilliant idea, boring execution. This game could easily have been so much more than it is.
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81 of 132 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Evoland may seem like a good game, however after the first hour or so everything becomes really tedious. Once you've unlocked all the upgrades you're left playing a game who took basic features from several games (pokemon, final fantasy, zelda), and threw them all together, nothing new is really added. The story line is dull and short, and once you complete it there's nothing to do except discover a few easter eggs.

While this game is not the worst out there, I would not recommend it.
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