Play the first game where the Mage is a total badass!
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Mixed (1,780 reviews) - 62% of the 1,780 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 26, 2014

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Reviews

“... the combat in Lichdom sets a new gold standard.”
Paste Magazine

“Remarkably robust spell crafting system and spectacularly entertaining combat.”
The Escapist

“Never has magic felt as powerful as it does in Lichdom.”
GameSpot

About This Game



Lichdom: Battlemage is a first-person caster that gives the Mage the spotlight in a way never before seen in games. With limitless magical power at your disposal and brutal enemies around every corner, victory hinges on a combination of skill and strategy. You must carefully craft a vast array of spells and learn to cast them in the heat of combat.

You are your spells! The Lichdom: Battlemage spell crafting system offers an enormous range of customization. Every Mage is the product of crafted magic that reflects the individual's play style. Whether you prefer to target your foes from a safe distance, wade into combat and unleash your power at point-blank range, or pit your enemies against each other, endless spell customization lets you become the Mage you want to be.


About Xaviant
Lichdom: Battlemage was developed by a team of industry veterans at Atlanta-based studio Xaviant. The team embraced community involvement through the Early Access program to ensure that Lichdom: Battlemage reached its full potential as a truly unique and exciting experience for players.

Check out great crafting guides here!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz dual core or better (AMD FX 4100 or Intel Core 2 Duo)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible with 512 RAM or better (Radeon HD4870 or NVIDIA 8800 GT)
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum spec assumes user runs the game at 1280x720 resolution with "Low" graphics settings.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz quad core or better (AMD FX 8350 or Intel i7 860)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible with 2048MB RAM or better (Radeon HD 7950 or NVIDIA GTX 670)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Recommended spec assumes user runs game at 1920x1080 resolution with "Very High" graphics settings.
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mphillipsx2
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 31
Good concept. I have not played much but I was interested in this game from the beginning even prior to it's release. The ability to unleash unlimited magic is there, the graphics are great but.. it feels like an old shooter and not in a good way. Turn a corner, blast a few enemies. I am hoping it gets better but so far the idea is better than the execution. I still recommend it but be wary. Definitely worth the buy on sale though.
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The King Possum
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
not for "$39.99" the game ain't worth it.
for the "$1.00" I paid for it it is worth it.
so you are a mage using magic and crafting spells.
cool game.
I will get my $1.00 worth from it for sure.
possibly worth $4.99.
I would not pay more than $5.00 for it and I would watch youtube videos on it before I did that.
game is not bad just not worth such a huge PRICE.
to be honest one could in skyrim just press ` and then type in tgm and be a badass mage.
but still game is not bad and well worth the "$1.00" I paid for it.
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Fran
13.6 hrs
Posted: August 29
So I got this game for 1$ so I can't really complain but it does get boring and repetitive really quickly.
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Shade
27.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
It got a little bit repetitive at the middle, i'll open with this
But the game is awesome! the Spell-crafting system works so well, you can spend a lot of time just trying diferent spell combinations!
story-wise it's gripping enough, i admit i wanted more of it when it ended (maybe a sequel?)
even though it's on the CryEngine, the graphics are... just okay (not that this stops the fun)
soundtrack is amazing and voice acting is... good when is a main character, side characters have not-so-good voice acting
Well! it was worth it! i want another and i give it 8.2/10!
Good Job Developers!
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Green Space Dorito
38.1 hrs
Posted: August 28
Great game! Weak story but awesome spell generation! Played on one breath.
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Magic Meister
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 28
na m8 its not that good
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Redrusty66
7.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
t's like diablo, you always hunt for better loot. In Lichdom, you try to get that perfect shape with the right stats to deal big numbers damage. And then, mid-way through the game, you discover the SYNERGY shape, a special upgrade to the legendary item which enable you to mix two elements to cast some kind of ultimate spell. Now you're hunting for those special legendary items who can upgrade to the synergy shape and cast flashy spells that deals tons of damage.

Graphics are beautiful, the spell effects are amazing, the combat can be dull if you let it be, but if you're trying to combo elements and discover new ways to use your differents shapes with different elements it becomes a lot of fun for the whole game. The default BATTLEMAGE difficulty is challenging, not too easy not too hard. If you're dying often, your shield is too weak, craft a new one with higher HP.
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Flames
36.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game CANNOT be compared to Skyrim. This game is actually a first person Diablo. Long levels, fight pack of mobs room after room, low enemy diversity, huge focus on loot, etc. Since your weapon is magic, instead of looting actual weapons you are looting materials for crafting spells, which is in my opinion much more interesting than weapons with different colors.

So, you're this badass mage who can control the elements of magic, but doesn't know how to jump. Collect loot and craft new spells, learn how spell synergies works with each other, cast crazy magic combos. The key to having fun with this game is understanding it, not just the crafting but how the spell actually works. I'm not gonna dive into the details but every time I would try a new sigil I found out crazy spell combos with other sigils. Like for example when you apply corruption to a mob then bugs spawn after death; if you are using lightning, the bugs will transfer the lightning status effect to other enemies (a shocking stun) which will result in all other enemies around you stunned by your lightning-corruption bugs.

It's like diablo, you always hunt for better loot. In Lichdom, you try to get that perfect shape with the right stats to deal big numbers damage. And then, mid-way through the game, you discover the SYNERGY shape, a special upgrade to the legendary item which enable you to mix two elements to cast some kind of ultimate spell. Now you're hunting for those special legendary items who can upgrade to the synergy shape and cast flashy spells that deals tons of damage.

Graphics are beautiful, the spell effects are amazing, the combat can be dull if you let it be, but if you're trying to combo elements and discover new ways to use your differents shapes with different elements it becomes a lot of fun for the whole game. The default BATTLEMAGE difficulty is challenging, not too easy not too hard. If you're dying often, your shield is too weak, craft a new one with higher HP.

Conclusion; it's been a while since I've enjoyed a solo game that much. I hope there's gonne be a sequel or a DLC. Thanks for reading!
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OG Sw!fty
16.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
Just spent 3 hours ingame and had no idea what am I doing... Will give the game another go but will have to check some spell crafting tutorials somewhere because game itself is far away from being self-explaining (besides do LMB, RMB or BOTH to nuke)
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Maikoli
8.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
It feels like a demo version of "Dark Messiah of Might and Magic" the "world" is as linear as it can get and it gets dull very fast as soon as you dig the crafting System.
This game was just another example of what hype can do to your purchase dessision...

It has a nice concept and you may want to check it out if you liked Dark Messiah
If you didn't liked that concept of this game... Well don't buy this one here it just a step backwards.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
Teal Deer
  • Developers: Xaviant
  • Publishers: Xaviant, Maximum Games
  • Initial release: Aug 2014
  • Genre: Action, Magic-System
  • #Worth/NotWorth: #NotForEveryone
Exposition, Concurrence and Summation

Jennifer Hale and Troy Baker are Dragons confirmed.

Lichdom: BattleMage is not a shooter, it is not a RPG; It is for most intents and purposes a pure action game with a semi convoluted magic system. The game is quite contingent on the player grasping or at least having a basic understanding of the magic system to do well. Think Bioshock with a Plasmids/Vigors only mod with a lot less character.

The player can have 3 sigils at once and these can be changed at any point at a checkpoint. You can craft modifiers and apply them to each sigil. From what I saw, these effect the targeted, AOE and Nova effects of each. It seems incredibly daunting and overwhelming at first, or it can. The main effects of the loot drops are the duration and type of attack. Either a Lob, Ray or Missile style attack for each. Think Borderlands but with more pieces and crafting.

Loot drops are happening constantly and if you are trying to optimize everything all the time you'll drive yourself crazy. I suggest you experiment up front to find some mixture of sigils and type of attacks that you enjoy and then switch the magic charts over to the Smart inventory that will warn you of any improvements the random drops you've picked up might be able to aid you while staying in line with the same style of attack. As an example of this, I found a happy mixture of Corruption, Ice and Necromancy sigils. I was able to freeze people and have that cause “stored” damage while sticking pustules that behaved something reminiscent of the Needler from Halo while infecting them with zombie juice so as to when they did die they came back as minions that fought for me.

I believe the default difficulty is a little steep especially for learning how the systems work. 3 of 4, to bring the Halo comparison further, the Heroic difficulty. Only, there aren't guns or any thing that you are innately familiar with on a systems level. Obviously fireball grenades are not unique and rather ubiquitous in videogames but on a systems level between the shield and pipeline heath and the way the attacks can stack or to get the most out of them the default difficulty is not ideal for learning.

The game has a lot of flaws and the overall mixed reviews are well warranted. This game sort of exists in what is becoming a dying breed of games. The indie developed -- faux -- triple A game. The sort of “Dark Sector” of the industry.

The narrative of the game is okay, it's not great. You can choose your “Dragon” and the characters story is slightly changed based on who you pick. Voiced by Troy Baker and Jennifer Hale, regardless of who you pick, you'll hear plenty of them both. The pacing is also fine over all though I think the game is a little long. There is an NG+ as well.

The level design is fairly linear but you can go off the beaten path for some challenge room side content.

THE GIST
Nice feeling action game IF you care to take the time to learn and experiment with the sigils. It can feel unbalanced at times and can be quite overwhelming. I don't outright recommend the game. It has nice ideas and I think it's worth giving it a try at a discounted price.


Technically, a BattleMage needs to also wield a sword or axe, not just magic. Maybe I'm just crazy

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Not Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
In the first level I told myself: "why this game has so many bad reviews on steam? it's awesome! with so many spells you can craft and the beautiful graphics" but then I reached the snow level and by then I realized that Lichdom: Battlemage gives you tons of different spells that are all the same, they are recolors of other spells and the only other difference is that they apply specific debuff without much weight on the game, in the end you just gotta spam left click or charge it until everything dies, you don't really need more than 1 spell for anything but bosses.
I got it for 1 dollar on bundlestars so I don't have much remorse but boy I do pity whoever bought it at full price.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
OMG this game is AMAZING!! I have had it for quite a while, and admittedly it took a better graphics card to enjoy it to a fuller potential...but WOW it's good. It does have its drawbacks...the spell crafting is a bit difficult and the combat can get a little monotonous at times, but still it is a TON of fun to play and the graphics are amazing. Even with the drawbacks, there is no asterisk needed beside my recommendation...the benefits far outweigh any negatives. Highly recommend Lichdom:Battlemage!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
This game is pretty fun, although a bit difficult sometimes especially grindy to get the right crafted spells and mods. The battles get a bit repetitive because most of the enemy groups are similar but there are some challenging new enemies who appear midway through to mix things up and differing environments make it feel fresh.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Unexpectedly delightful! If you like big explosions and creative-ish combos, give this a try, its like orcs-must-die meets left for dead :D
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
t's like diablo, you always hunt for better loot. In Lichdom, you try to get that perfect shape with the right stats to deal big numbers damage. And then, mid-way through the game, you discover the SYNERGY shape, a special upgrade to the legendary item which enable you to mix two elements to cast some kind of ultimate spell. Now you're hunting for those special legendary items who can upgrade to the synergy shape and cast flashy spells that deals tons of damage.

Graphics are beautiful, the spell effects are amazing, the combat can be dull if you let it be, but if you're trying to combo elements and discover new ways to use your differents shapes with different elements it becomes a lot of fun for the whole game. The default BATTLEMAGE difficulty is challenging, not too easy not too hard. If you're dying often, your shield is too weak, craft a new one with higher HP.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
It got a little bit repetitive at the middle, i'll open with this
But the game is awesome! the Spell-crafting system works so well, you can spend a lot of time just trying diferent spell combinations!
story-wise it's gripping enough, i admit i wanted more of it when it ended (maybe a sequel?)
even though it's on the CryEngine, the graphics are... just okay (not that this stops the fun)
soundtrack is amazing and voice acting is... good when is a main character, side characters have not-so-good voice acting
Well! it was worth it! i want another and i give it 8.2/10!
Good Job Developers!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Got this game for 2,50$ and it is just awsome, it looks great even with all textures set to the lowest setting, the spells feel powerfull and look fantastic, the enemys are cool and the landscapes too.

If you can get this game cheaper buy it, it´s great
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Has it's flaws and a steeeeeep learning curve , but overall a pretty awesome game .
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
This game CANNOT be compared to Skyrim. This game is actually a first person Diablo. Long levels, fight pack of mobs room after room, low enemy diversity, huge focus on loot, etc. Since your weapon is magic, instead of looting actual weapons you are looting materials for crafting spells, which is in my opinion much more interesting than weapons with different colors.

So, you're this badass mage who can control the elements of magic, but doesn't know how to jump. Collect loot and craft new spells, learn how spell synergies works with each other, cast crazy magic combos. The key to having fun with this game is understanding it, not just the crafting but how the spell actually works. I'm not gonna dive into the details but every time I would try a new sigil I found out crazy spell combos with other sigils. Like for example when you apply corruption to a mob then bugs spawn after death; if you are using lightning, the bugs will transfer the lightning status effect to other enemies (a shocking stun) which will result in all other enemies around you stunned by your lightning-corruption bugs.

It's like diablo, you always hunt for better loot. In Lichdom, you try to get that perfect shape with the right stats to deal big numbers damage. And then, mid-way through the game, you discover the SYNERGY shape, a special upgrade to the legendary item which enable you to mix two elements to cast some kind of ultimate spell. Now you're hunting for those special legendary items who can upgrade to the synergy shape and cast flashy spells that deals tons of damage.

Graphics are beautiful, the spell effects are amazing, the combat can be dull if you let it be, but if you're trying to combo elements and discover new ways to use your differents shapes with different elements it becomes a lot of fun for the whole game. The default BATTLEMAGE difficulty is challenging, not too easy not too hard. If you're dying often, your shield is too weak, craft a new one with higher HP.

Conclusion; it's been a while since I've enjoyed a solo game that much. I hope there's gonne be a sequel or a DLC. Thanks for reading!
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