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Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic
Shadows over Riva (1997) is the third part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy... Something sinister lurks in the seaside town of Riva. An evil force has subverted the city's leaders, and evil things lurk in the town's sewers. Explore the huge city, dungeons and even underwater regions in stunningly detailed 3D.
Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
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Buy Realms of Arkania Trilogy Classic Bundle

Includes 3 items: Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic, Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic, Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic

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Steam Trading Cards

March 28th, 2014

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Trading cards for all three classic Realms of Arkania games are now available!

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Mac and Linux builds now available!

March 14th, 2014

Mac and Linux builds now available! :)

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About the Game

Shadows over Riva (1997) is the third part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy...

Something sinister lurks in the seaside town of Riva. An evil force has subverted the city's leaders, and evil things lurk in the town's sewers. Explore the huge city, dungeons and even underwater regions in stunningly detailed 3D. Adjustable difficulty levels make the game as simple or as detailed as you like.

  • PC Gamer Editor's Choice (1997)
  • Fantastic story and excellent gameplay (Online Gaming Review, 1997)

The Realms of Arkania Trilogy

The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fanbase that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 650 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
Helpful customer reviews
103 of 130 people (79%) found this review helpful
252 products in account
4 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Here we go, third part of the Arkania tales.Your party of heroes arrived in a big city, Riva , from the first steps you will be pulled in the great adventure, the darkest mystery hides here and now only you can drop light upon it.No more miles of traveling, surviving in dry deserts or cold mountains, it is only city and surroundings, but dont think that crossing a street is easier then crossing a raging stream. If your heroes ready for new adventure Riva is open for you.


A bit late , but i reccomend to edit - dosboxrealms3.conf - this file can be found in the game directory, few lines have to be changed: scaler=advmame2x ; cycles=18000 . scaler makes picture a bit softer and 18000 cycles looks like the optimal speed.
Posted: January 11th, 2014
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
43 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
Of course it's an old game now, but classics will always be classics. Nostalgia comes to a great obstacle to review this game without being partial, but the magic and world immersion I experience when I play this game is something have never experienced in any other one.

After 17 years and tons of RPG that surely have better presentation and even better story/quests/features I'm still waiting to a game that can absorve you as much as this one does. Can't say what is it, probably the amount of time you spend in it walking around the city, talking to everybody, suffering with and for your characters or maybe the care that was put to make each one of them human and unique (those positve/negative skills and that journal....); but sure that you end loving each one of the characters you created and feel that you shared the most amazing adventure ever with them in a world that you can believe and makes you feel that there's even much more than what you see in the game.

Also difficult to not notice the amazing soundtrack. Sounds a bit midi nowadays, but it is still extremely effective. Prepare to beautiful melodies in woods, scary ones at dungeons, nostalgic songs at inns and some creepy tracks for that creepy levels where you just don't dare to keep walking and only think about going home.
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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3 of 17 people (18%) found this review helpful
212 products in account
22 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
The first RPG I ever played was for Final Fantasy Mystic Quest SNES which introduced me to the Final Fanasty series. These are my kind of old school RPGs. If this had been the first RPG that I had ever played, I would have hated the genre. Its like a glorified point and click with horrible graphics, NES was better than this. I got this in a bundle, played for the trading cards and will uninstall it now to make room for a good game. 2/10
Posted: March 29th, 2014
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27 of 427 people (6%) found this review helpful
16 products in account
3 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
Wow, terribly crude & dreadfull playability. Extremely primitive, dull boring. Just downright awful. What a waste of money, amazing something this bad is actually being sold on steam, Zero out of ten.
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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