For the First Time Outdoor Campaigns Full Soundtrack and Effects True Point & Click Mouse Interface Auto-Mapping Unprecedented Depth of Story Begin your adventure in Crusaders of the Dark Savant. Import your characters from Bane of the Cosmic Forge or create a new party capable of surviving the rigors of a strange alien world.
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Positive (45 reviews) - 80% of the 45 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 10, 2013

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About This Game

For the First Time
Outdoor Campaigns
Full Soundtrack and Effects
True Point & Click Mouse Interface
Auto-Mapping
Unprecedented Depth of Story

Begin your adventure in Crusaders of the Dark Savant. Import your characters from Bane of the Cosmic Forge or create a new party capable of surviving the rigors of a strange alien world.

Both friends and foes you'll discover as you search for the forgotton secret of a once madman - the secret of the very universe itself. And you won't be alone in your search. Others as enterprising as you have also entered this dimension. Only your actions - both past and present - will determine just how well you fare. From the depths of a dungeon to the blue and limitless skies, you'll see it all - you'll hear it all - in this latest Wizardry adventure.

Never
Never has a game been as true to authentic fantasy role playing. Never has a game had four different beginnings. Never has a game been so vast.

Sometimes
Sometimes you won't find everything as you left it; you're not alone in this world. Sometimes the people you meet will like you... if you've been nice to their friends.

Forever
Forever true to the most acclaimed fantasy role-playing simulation ever, the sequel to Bane of the Cosmic Forge. Forever beautiful graphics and sound - indoors and out. Forever in the tradition of... Wizardry

Wizardry 7 Gold is currently only available in English and on the Windows platform.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or or onboard graphics compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 768 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Procesor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or or onboard graphics compatible with DirectX 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 9 compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Leopard 10.5
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 128 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion 10.8
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card or onboard graphics compatible with OpenGL
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% CoreAudio compatible card or onboard sound
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 128 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% OpenGL accelerated card or onboard graphics
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Any ALSA supported card on onboard audio
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Overall:
Positive (45 reviews)
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Zahrada40
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: February 17
The most complex dungeon crawler I have ever played. Took me few years and many attempts to finish back in the day. It's a precious memory. If games and RPGs in particular were done with such narrative and complexity, I would not complain.
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overtrogger
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 13
Boris swing miss
Wulf swing miss
Wicca shoot miss
Nobal bash miss
Penta casts acid splash unaffected
Flash casts energy blast miss

Boris thrust miss
Wulf thrust miss
Wicca shoot miss
Nobal thrust miss
Penta casts acid splash unaffected
Flash casts energy blast miss

and repeat..

realy annoying! Alt F4

why i think this game is recommended?
that game was one of the best RPG of my childhood so i pushed the positive button..
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lancelot2001ca
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: January 30
Have more fun with this one than Wiz 6 or 8, I think the interface is more pleasant and the game is better...

Buy it for 5$ or less.
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No Return
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: November 13, 2015
Hard to get into, but it was a childhood game of mine and I couldn't help but get it.
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( 141.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 17, 2015
> Your spell caster needs to cast this AoE spell to nuke 30 monsters down or party might die
> Spell fizzles
> Party dies
> Reloads game
> Spell fizzles
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Mr. Pootin
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 15, 2015
May not really be the best game ever.
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Vino [Olive Garden]
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: September 23, 2015
Graphics and sound are a huge step up from Wizardry 6, but the game is still so riddled with "gotchas" (you start out with all your equipment off and have to hand-equip everything for all six party members, for example) and unavoidable ambush deaths simply for wandering in the wrong direction that it's unplayable.
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Snow Crash
( 41.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 18, 2015
Make no mistake, this game is a masterpiece. It's also incredibly difficult. Use a walkthrough if you ever get stuck (I recommend tk421.net/wizardry/wiz7walk.shtml).

Very very basic tips:

1) Initial party composition should have:
a) 2-3 melee fighter types (Fighter, Valkyrie, Lord, Samurai, Monk, Ninja). I always recommend Valkyries over Lords as they are functionally the same class, but Valkyries gain levels faster.
b) a defensive caster/healer (Priest or Alchemist)
c) a thief-type (Thief, Bard, or Ranger). I highly recommend a Bard.
d) an offensive caster (Mage, Psionic, or Alchemist)

2) Save often, and make backups of your saves. It's easy to irreparably ♥♥♥♥ something up in a wway that will make you glad you had a save from 45 minutes prior. Also, QUIT-NOSAVE if your friend.

3) Many skills gain points on successful use. Important ones include Skullduggery (gain a point when you successfully pick a lock or disarm a trap) and Ninjitsu (gain a point with every X number of succesful Hide attempts). Ninjitsu affects your Monk/Ninja's intrinsic defensive ability.

4) Crucial spells to gain access to: Heal Wounds, Cure Lesser Condition, Cure Poison, Identify. Identify items before equipping/using them whenever possible.

5) Quest items cannot be sold, but they can be dropped. Do not drop anything unless you're pretty sure you don't need it anymore, and drop used quest items in a safe and easy-to-remember location in case you're wrong.

6) There's a Journey Map Kit in the forest behind your initial spawn location.

7) Explore and enjoy! The game world is huge and immersive, and the humor is perfectly tongue-in-cheek.
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daveog999
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 15, 2015
I played this game about 20 years ago and enjoyed it so much. It was a challenge back then and is a challenge now, but it's still a lot of fun. It's a true old-school RPG and one of the best I've ever played. So much depth to it but it really does require persistence. You will feel lost and not sure what you're supposed to be doing at times, but it's worth it if you can stick at it.
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Wynterhawk
( 219.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12, 2015
Really enjoy playing this classic RPG again.
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♠Toxicwire♠
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3, 2015
It's a gem but it's very hard to get into, and you'll die a lot, so many times.
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yuru
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: January 19, 2015
Still a very deep and complex adventure game, I liked 6 better, this one also has a long intro with credits and somehwat bad music playing that is unskipable.
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Northgate
( 94.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 15, 2015
Alright Wizardry 7. I hope you have played Wizardry 6 before thinking playing this Game. ;-)
This may have the better graphics and the sound is pretty amazing here, but rust me, play Wizardry 6 before or don't play this series at all.

You ask why?
Well it's pretty simple while Wizardry 6 is hard as hell, I feel it's still waaaaay easier than this one. Additionally if you finish Wizardry 6 you can import your Party winto W7 and continue in this adventure.
Generally the Wizardry Series tend to be much harder than other dungeon crawler games, even the older ones, so if you're new to the genre, I really suggest you try Lands of Lore 1 and then Eye of the Beholder first.

Alright, let's talk about W7.
The game is highly complex with a ton of spells, most of them useful in at least some scenarios. There are plenty of riddles in this game, a lot of them also requires to carefully read and note basically everything. A lot of information may just appear dead, but at some point, you need it.
The battles are sometimes tough and sometimes really easy. You can adjust the difficulty in some kind, that if the game gets too difficult you can change the classes of your party, which makes a lot of encounters trivial. But it may require some grinding at some point, altough I think you can make it through without senseless grinding. There are plenty of random encounters anyway.
The much harder thing in this game are the riddles and "quests". Did I mention that you don't have a quest book? Well you don't have one. The good thing is: You have a minimap. Well kind of. You have to raise the card drawing skill first and even then, it's not a full minimap.
The riddles and dungeon mechanics are so hard that I think if you play this game the first time without consultating a walkthrough you probably end up with 750 - 1000h of gameplay.
The game content is about 3 times as big as in Wizardry 6 and the map is huge. Additionally there are plenty of dungeons and they have some of the most annoying mechanics I've ever seen, which requires some map drawings even if you have the minimap.

I really suggest this game to anyone who likes dungeon crawling games and is looking for a real challenge. This is as hard as it can get.
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Kalijawan(Kal)
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 30, 2014
OH GREAT NOSTALGIA!!

This game is aweful without nostalgia.
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Vincent Greene
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: December 18, 2014
I am pleasantly surprised. A few months ago I tried to run it, and was quite disappointed that you needed to enter a password despite the Steam DRM. The Gold version would not run at all on Win7 x64, showing a wing32.dll error. Now the game is fully playable in all its flavours. I withdraw all of my previous words of disappointment, and give a great thumbs up for Night Dive.
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D4Dementia
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2014
One of my favorite games of all time. The classes, races, and progression of the character development is an element lost in most modern RPGs. This is a great addition to any library.
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WinterWarz
( 34.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 30, 2014
Game is amazing i played as a kid didn't get far. Now i am and its fun.. nice from all the easy games out today.
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[GD12]KevinM
( 34.9 hrs on record )
Posted: September 26, 2014
No school like the old school. Lots of depth in progression huge world brutally unforgiving.
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Mclane La Pain
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: September 7, 2014
yeah, i guess you have to be a true die hard fan of these ♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥ games to get the slightest amount of enjoymest from it. In your first battle you'll get your ♥♥♥♥ handed to you and I would say that makes this a bad game.

Do not buy this dogshit title
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drankin7
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 2, 2014
Absolutly love this timeless classic....
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2013
Oh wow, a blast from the past that requires some love.

20 years ago, I thought I was good at RPGs. Then I played Crusaders of the Dark Savant and realized I was good at following the bread crumbs that easy to moderate RPGs lay out for us.

This game was incredibly difficult in the era when there was no gamefaqs.com to download walkthroughs on. When FAQs became a common theme, I re-installed and found it was still pretty tough. That being said, it has a unique world setting, a greatly diverse character class and race structure, and an extensive story-line that is unique and engaging.

Wizardry is not a world for the feint of heart, but for those who embrace a challenge, love RPGs and have an affection for Old School gaming, Crusaders of the Dark Savant is a challenge you must embrace. A stellar game that received far too little fanfare in it's day and is deserving of re-incarnation.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
844.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 12, 2014
Old school turn-based RPG action with an engaging story, interesting NPCs, a surprising degree of non-linearity. Add in deep character customization and actions that actually have long-term (and sometimes surprising, unintended consequences) and you've got a gem with some true replay value.
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36 of 44 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
In all fairness, you'd be better off buying the GoG.com version of this one. You get more stuff with GoG.

Play the DOSBOX version if you can because Gold is very crippled by age and does not perform right on Modern machines. For example, the game screen is stuck at a 640x400 size... you can't change it sadly, unless you put the games shortcut in Compatibility mode, and force windows to temporarily resize your desktop resolution down to 640x480. Not a pleasant solution in my opinion.

Other than those gripes, if you're not familar with old school CRPG games, you're going to ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game, because it is hard. Long. And unforgiving to noobs. It ain't Final Fantasy. And it ain't Skyrim, scrub.

Here's what not to look forward to:
No automapping- Nope not in this game kid. Back in my day we had to do this ♥♥♥♥ with grid paper and draw the maps ourselves. Good luck figuring out where the hell you are in the game. *Psst Gamefaqs got yo back G*

♥♥♥♥ Stat Rolling system for created Characters- Believe me, you will be doing this alot the first few times or so because the way the game is set up. You get 1 shot for stats per character creation. At the end of character creation, you either accept what you've rolled, or delete it... thus bringing you back to the character review screen where you'll have to go through the entire character creation process. It's an exhausting process,

Thousands of ♥♥♥♥ing words! - Hope you enjoy reading sport! Because that's what you'll be doing in this game. No voice acting here. The Gold edition does provide voice narration, but I honestly couldn't deal listening to the guy talk.

The plus to this game is the challenge it presents you. It's a very long dive.. if you do it right it could last you a month or so of game time.

The story is awesome! A mix of sci-fi and low fantasy. It's one of the few CRPGs that tied your party to the previous games. So if you beat Wizardry 6, and imported them into 7, whatever ending you got in 6 carries over into 7. It's pretty cool!

I give this game 7/10 Donut Farts
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
Truly a gem of old school rpg, runs smoothly, i have found no glitches or lag. The variety of classes and ability to change classes makes it great to create characters to suit yourself and your style. Its well worth the small price for the game. The world is huge and it has great replayablility. i GIVE IT A 10 OUT OF 10!
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
88.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2013
Greatest RGP game of all time, old school but epic.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 15, 2015
Alright Wizardry 7. I hope you have played Wizardry 6 before thinking playing this Game. ;-)
This may have the better graphics and the sound is pretty amazing here, but rust me, play Wizardry 6 before or don't play this series at all.

You ask why?
Well it's pretty simple while Wizardry 6 is hard as hell, I feel it's still waaaaay easier than this one. Additionally if you finish Wizardry 6 you can import your Party winto W7 and continue in this adventure.
Generally the Wizardry Series tend to be much harder than other dungeon crawler games, even the older ones, so if you're new to the genre, I really suggest you try Lands of Lore 1 and then Eye of the Beholder first.

Alright, let's talk about W7.
The game is highly complex with a ton of spells, most of them useful in at least some scenarios. There are plenty of riddles in this game, a lot of them also requires to carefully read and note basically everything. A lot of information may just appear dead, but at some point, you need it.
The battles are sometimes tough and sometimes really easy. You can adjust the difficulty in some kind, that if the game gets too difficult you can change the classes of your party, which makes a lot of encounters trivial. But it may require some grinding at some point, altough I think you can make it through without senseless grinding. There are plenty of random encounters anyway.
The much harder thing in this game are the riddles and "quests". Did I mention that you don't have a quest book? Well you don't have one. The good thing is: You have a minimap. Well kind of. You have to raise the card drawing skill first and even then, it's not a full minimap.
The riddles and dungeon mechanics are so hard that I think if you play this game the first time without consultating a walkthrough you probably end up with 750 - 1000h of gameplay.
The game content is about 3 times as big as in Wizardry 6 and the map is huge. Additionally there are plenty of dungeons and they have some of the most annoying mechanics I've ever seen, which requires some map drawings even if you have the minimap.

I really suggest this game to anyone who likes dungeon crawling games and is looking for a real challenge. This is as hard as it can get.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
No school like the old school. Lots of depth in progression huge world brutally unforgiving.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25, 2014
I love wizardy games. Spend and hour making a party, get crushed a few minutes into the game. Only with patience and keen memory can these amazing classics be overcome.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Game is amazing i played as a kid didn't get far. Now i am and its fun.. nice from all the easy games out today.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
One of my favorite games of all time. The classes, races, and progression of the character development is an element lost in most modern RPGs. This is a great addition to any library.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
I played this game about 20 years ago and enjoyed it so much. It was a challenge back then and is a challenge now, but it's still a lot of fun. It's a true old-school RPG and one of the best I've ever played. So much depth to it but it really does require persistence. You will feel lost and not sure what you're supposed to be doing at times, but it's worth it if you can stick at it.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 2, 2014
Absolutly love this timeless classic....
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2013
Shut up and take my money!!
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2013
If you like Those Fascinating RPGs Of Old, you should definitely go for this one, as it holds one of the first places among them. Gone somewhat unnoticed by major populace because of insane complexity (in comparison with others), but it's still worth every penny I paid ^_^
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 24, 2014
Died early and often just like old times.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
OH GREAT NOSTALGIA!!

This game is aweful without nostalgia.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
It's a gem but it's very hard to get into, and you'll die a lot, so many times.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 1, 2014
Played iz on PC for several weeks... Very nice game....
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
A fun game, if you are fine with slow paced games.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2014
The next installment of this great classic! 9/10 if you are a fan of old school games like this
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