Why save the world when you can conquer it? In EvilQuest, take on the role of Galvis — a dark knight obsessed with ultimate power. Set out on a quest of revenge,destruction and conquest in this exciting retro Action RPG title.
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Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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February 20

EvilQuest Steam 1 Year Anniversary Sale

EvilQuest launched on Steam 1 year ago today! To commemorate the occasion, we're offering a 50% discount on the game for 1 week only. Thanks to all EvilQuest fans and supporters for helping make our first year on Steam a success! Tell your friends to pick up the game while it's available for only $0.99 USD!

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“Xbox Live Indie Game Of The Week”

“The real prize of EvilQuest are the numerous boss battles you’ll engage in.”
4/5 – The Indie Mine

“If you’re even slightly interested in action-RPGs, EvilQuest deserves your attention. - See more at: http://www.extraguy.com/2012/01/evilquest-review-misanthropic-bliss/#sthash.wlUXVycl.dpuf”
A - Must Play – Extra Guy

About This Game

Why save the world when you can conquer it? In EvilQuest, take on the role of Galvis — a dark knight obsessed with ultimate power. Set out on a quest of revenge,destruction and conquest in this exciting retro Action RPG title. Along the way you’ll unlock ancient mysteries, discover legendary weapons, relics and magic…and of course kill thousands of those foolish enough to stand in your way!

EvilQuest features a wide variety of environments, enemies, and boss creatures – all created in retro style with 100% original artwork, animation, and music. In addition to fighting monsters, Galvis will also terrorize the residents of several towns and must avoid imperial agents seeking to re-capture him.

The goal of the game is for Galvis to take revenge on his captors as well as unlock the secret power of four legendary seals. Players will find a variety of weapons, items, and magic spells to increase their power as they play through the quest. The game also allows the player to customize areas of proficiency during level-ups by assigning points to particular attributes.

Key Features

  • dark and genre-defying dialogue and story
  • Fast-paced action-RPG gameplay
  • retro-style original graphics
  • original musical score
  • game world full of mysteries and twists to explore
  • multiple levels of melee attack through weapon charging system
  • 15 unique dungeon levels and overworld areas
  • 14 different spells with a variety of purposes and effects
  • 10 challenging boss fights
  • Dozens of pieces of equipment and items to discover

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.6 Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Evil Quest was a purchase I made not expecting too much from it, however after just completing it, it was well worth the ride. It's a nice change to play as the bad guy and want to take over and destroy the world for once. This classic SNES type RPG game did everything right for me. It doesn't take itself too seriously, I mean, c'mon, you have to kill God....

Towards the end of the game, I pretty much ripped through any enemies in one shot, you can collect some pretty overpowered spells, and if you are like me, and stacked Intellect to get a higher mana pool, you could simply AOE through most zones, mopping up the experiance as you went.

The game is actually pretty simple. As long as you read the story, you won't find yourself wondering where to go next as it is quite clearly set out for you. There isn't any side quests to complete, however there are a number of achivements you work towards.

I would highly recommend this game if you are looking for something a little different and only want to spend £1,60, you can't go wrong with this five hour long title.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
baddasss story :D
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Great game.
Amazing adventure and story,simple to understand yet fan to play.
Characters are interesting to listen to
Not to many itams one thing not so great ,all the same size and appearance just different colors. Enemies are almost always the same ,scorpions ,snakes, bats,dogs ,trolls ,again only diffrent colors in deffrent continents, But at list bosses are diffrent in every lvl and are really really challenging.
Overall a good fun game to enjoy old school 8-16 bit era :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I want evil quest 2 ♥

This game is great, they shoud work more in this kind of game, the controls is a kind hard to understand arrows to move, enter to attack, alt to run, z for use magic, but the game is great here is my score for this game, let put in this way + good, -sad

+kind evil main caracter
+charge attacks
+good simple history
+fast paced gameplay
-little, about 7 hours but the price is good
-recolored monsters

I give 9/10
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
I have really been enjoying this game. It's number 1 on my backlog (first game i'm going to complete as I work down the list)! Tons of fun. The art is kind of iffy and it's REEEEALLY ♥♥♥♥ing edgy but it's a nice story and I can see where it's going. It's almost heartwarming, in a way. Combat is your typical ARPG top-down combat. You're basically on a cross-axis where you can only move up, down, left and right. I recommend it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
You played as bad guy and journey to destroy the world. Definitely worth your money.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
OMG, i LOVE this game! Super fun, hilarious, deliciously evil, and very reminiscent of the good ol' SNES RPG days.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Fun game. Some "secret" stuff in the game I couldn't really figure out how to trigger but it's not a big deal. Just run through it and have fun, well worth the $1 I bought it for
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
i spent 4 dollars on candy and ate it all in 5 minutes. spent 1 dollar on this game and beat it in 4 hours.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I really enjoyed playing Evil Quest. It sort of reminded me of some of the older Zelda games in the sense that you charge up your attack, and release like you do in say Link to the Past.It has some minor rpg elements implemented too. You more or less go through each dungeon killing mobs, and then fight a boss to move on to the next area. I had so much fun on my first play through I actually did a second one to get the rest of the achievements I was missing. It's not an overly difficult game, but it is a fun casual game to play in between longer games. It took me about 10-12 hours for my first play through exploring, and grinding. My second took less than 8 on the hardest difficulty as magic, and health as my main stats. It's worth playing through at least once.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11, 2014
I came across this game compleatly on acadent, and decided it was worth picking up becaues the price was low enough to take a chance on. TBH ive thought for a while now games where you get to play the bad guy are quite rare, and its a style id like to see done more often. While this game is not the most polished or perfect game, it is very fun to play through, it gives nice chalanges, has an art style while not amazing is quite pleasent to look at, and the gameplay works well for what it has, and has no real glitchs that ive seen. It is made to be remincent of old school JRPGs from the snes era and it does a good job invoking that. its a very fun game thats well worth your time :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
A really fun game where as the twist is you play the villain on a mission to kill god and destroy all of creation. The villain however isn't that likable as a character as he doesn't seem to have any reason for this beyond he hates the world and feels that he needs to take revenge on it.

Sadly there isn't much more deph to it besides being a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and the character is not too likable, however the game itself is a lot of fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Fun game. It's an SNES-style action RPG, so if you've played Secret of Mana, the core gameplay is similar to that. It builds upon that formula with more options for customization, including equipment and spells. Well-executed concept.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
In short, it's a good game for it's price. But it's just too easy.

Not great, it's just the same as a hero saving the world - In reverse! It's about a villain destroying the world. It's predictable, but it's not bad.

Graphics and Music:
Aren't great either. The graphics represent all they should, but I feel like it's too plain. The designs are good, though, the bosses look awesome. The music is your usual MIDI medieval track. Nothing too shiny.

Super simple. I've finished the game in the Hard difficulty in the exact registered play time that I have. In the boss battle, I've only died once, and that was in his first form, just because of a little fumble...
There aren't many secrets, and that is a bad thing for me. Just make sure you explore everything and you'll get all the equipment and spells. I've only used the heal spell through the entire game, also.

Game Entertainment:
The hours that I put into this game didn't feel empty. It's a fun game, but sometimes you feel like an area could have been shorter. But the final boss battle is going to counterbalance any bad things in the game - It's great.

I rate it 9/10. It's not like you can ask more for this price! Just needs more secrets, filling some empty areas, a better looking grass, and it would have been perfect!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
A fun little game where YOU ARE THE BAD GUY!

The graphics are colorful, but simple looking. All look handdrawn in a paint program, but the detail is good. All of the sprites, special attacks and certain backgrounds are well animated. But the bright colors do get hard on the eys after a while.

The sound is decent, but the music kinda bland and reused in some parts. Not really memorable.

The controls were decent enough and I had no problems with it.

Despite it's look, the gameplay is good. You get MANY different attacks to use, from charging your wapon for a LoZ-style ranged attack to screen-wide magic attacks. You can also set certain items for a quick slot of easy use during heated battles. Also, most battles are a challenge without being cheap. Never do you feel the need to grind to beat the boss because if you just kill the enemies you see on the way, you will be fine. But money will be an issue when you want (and need) certain spells and armor. The Cure spells are a MUST! But most of the important attack spells are given to you. The story of this game is, despite it's premise, very hilarious and the writing had me smiling.

This game made me enjoy being an evil ♥♥♥♥♥♥. I like that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
EvilQuest is a satisfying revival of action-adventure RPGs of the 8- and 16-bit. This game reminded me most of Crystalis on the NES, though it also has some similarities to Lagoon on the SNES. The map designs are similar as are some mechanics (jump boots.) Early on, the combat is fairly easy, though you may fail if you attack recklessly. Positioning and timing are most important for success, but, unlike the earlier action-adventure RPGs, enemies appear to have predictable cooldowns on their projectiles and abilities, making it far less likely you'll get surprised.

The controls are responsive, however you can perform only one action at a time like in the older games previously mentioned. The one thing that sets it apart is that you can move and turn your character while attacking, allowing you to control quarter- or half-circle sweeps with your weapon; otherwise, every attack is a forward jab. Opponents can do this also, which can catch you off-guard when flanking a foe.

While formulaic, it's a tried-and-true recipe. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genre and art style.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Simply put, if you have fond memories of the 16-bit generation & its RPGs, this RPG will scratch that proverbial nostaliga-fueled itch for you. Now, hre's the twist - as the name suggests, rather than playing the role of the hero trying to save the world, you play the role of the bad guy. Sounds interesting to you? Well, pick this game up then!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
EvilQuest is an action adventure RPG in a retro style. It comes off as something like a late NES or early SNES/Genesis title... if that perspective helps. You are a very powerful, evil dude that gets betrayed by his army and locked up. However, you escape captivity and go on a quest to regain your mighty power and ultimately seek to destroy God himself. Sounds pretty cool, right?

You basically go around overworlds seeking towns and dungeons. You can do some generally mean things along the way, but you're focus is to find four elemental things and then go to the final area once the barrier is broken. It's some standard, by the books stuff. But it works. Along the way, you fight through monsters and bosses in a Zelda-esque fashion. Defeating them will net you gold, which can be used to purchase equipment to make yourself stronger and items to recover from loss of health, loss of magic, or status ailments. As you progress, you'll find stronger weapons and different spells to help you tackle your foes. Also gained from defeated enemies are experience points. Getting enough of these will allow you to level up. Upon gaining a level, you have the option to distribute a number of points into whichever stats you see fit. This can be fun for building a specific way for different playthroughs. Want to beef up your magic skills? Maybe you want to deal mighty blows with your weapons. Or perhaps you just want to be a well rounded warrior. It's nice for some customization and replay value, yet not too complicated as to overwhelm the player. I also would like to point out that I thought the music was alright, but I do enjoy the art style quite a bit. Guess I'm a softy for that kind of thing.

However, every game has its faults, as does EvilQuest. I can't complain too much with the main character being bad, as it is not often done still and keeps things a bit interesting. I guess I just wish they had maybe gone a little further with that idea. Maybe that's just me. My biggest complain comes from some expectations that were built up a bit and never capitalized on. Near the start of the game you get the charge ability, letting you shoot a projectile from your weapon at no cost to magic. You then use this to hit a switch through a wall and open a gate. A little while later is a switch puzzle, where some need to be up and some need to be down. Ithought this would mean there would be cool puzzle elements throughout the game like in Zelda games. However, there weren't much more like that to be found. I guess I was hoping it'd break up some of the grinding and killing, but I guess I didn't need to grind so that part was my own fault. My most minor and rather meaningless complaint is that, in order to get all the achievements, you have to play the game twice. Yet there seems to be only one achievement that absolutely forces you to do it. The one based on difficulty. If you play on normal, you have to beat it again on hard. Also, if you play it on easy, you'll get no achievement, which doesn't make much sense. But it's all in the achievements so it's really not even an issue with the game itself. Hardly worth mentioning but... I did. So... sorry.

It's a cool retro-inspired action adventure RPG. If you like Zelda games and the RPG leveling stuff, give it a look. The game is only two bucks normally, and even less when it goes on sale. It's very much worth the price. This could possibly have passed for a ten dollar game, five at the least. But the fact that it's only two bucks makes it hard to pass up. Sure, it could use some more stuff in it, but the things included are good, especially for that asking price. So go ahead and get your copy. Forget the hesitation and go for it.

EvilQuest gets a 6/10. Everything is solid. It may not be the longest, most fleshed out, or most impressive, but what it does offer is quite a good experience and well worth the price.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
A sweet little game that is totally worth trying!

From what I've played (1st dungeon so far, heading to the second), it is a very well done retro-ish game. A lot of games claim to be retro, but that one could definitely be in a NES cart... It sure has a few drawbacks, but don't every game from that golden era has?

The only "real" miss for me is the music, it's too stock.

It's on sale now with a few other games on Flying Bundle for a minimum of $2.50. At that price, you cannot go wrong.

Addictive little gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
I just completed this game with all achievements unlocked. Heres a few pointers:

You can complete this game in under 1 hour, the transition from normal difficulty to hard is not that much.

There are a couple of achievements which are difficult, probably some of the hardest raising the stats and finding the hidden items, of which there are guides i reccomend looking at them if your stuck.

This is a good game which i would reccomend, thank you to the developers.

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