Destroy the Demon and locate the lost Crown of Peace!
User reviews: Mixed (48 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 11, 1999
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About This Game

Your goal is to confront and destroy the Demon and locate the lost
Crown of Peace. You will roam your once-beautiful land, routing out
the Demon's hateful minions, solving the mysteries of the fortress,
and moving ever closer to your final encounter with the Demon. Summon
your courage and raise your sword for a fight to the death.

Features:

7 Levels: At the Gates; Underdark, a cavern realm of molten lava;
Chambers of Torment, the dungeons of the fortress; The Commoners Quarters;
Garden of Eternity, the fortress courtyard; The King's Quarters; The Dragon's Den

Wage war with swords, axes, magic, and explosive weaponry through nine quests, seven
levels and five sublevels of the ultimate hack-and-slash action.

Fight for your clan and your world as one of four unique characters each possessing
distinct skills and abilities.

Casts spells, unravel puzzles, interact with extraordinary characters and destroy evil incarnate.

When you launch Clans, you will see a window pop up:

"Please insert the CLANS CD! Hit OK when done, or Cancel if you don't want any music."

This is an olde school Diablo type game, back in the days when games were run with the CD inserted. The interesting feature of this particular game is that the
contents of the original CD contained only the music for the game. What this means is that you can put ANY music CD into your CD player and the game will play it! If you don’t want to have music playing, simply hit ‘Cancel’ and the game will launch. Have fun!

The original CD audio has been added to the game files. If you want to hear the original soundtrack, you will have to navigate to your Steam directory where the game files for Clans reside. You will find a folder called "Clans music", and the audio files are in there. Then you will have to burn an audio CD and put into your CD drive.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 95/98
    • Processor: Pentium 120
    • Memory: 32 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct compatible SVGA video card
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
If Diablo had STD it would turn out as Clans, a disease that no experienced player can beat
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Clans is a game.

What kind? Well, take Diablo, make it screen-to-screen based (like a maze) make the enemies hard as ♥♥♥♥, and take out the charm Diablo had and replace it with a sense of a bleak, long winded one-button hack and slasher that will probably feel like it's gonna go on longer than you want.

Also take no effort to incorperate music into the base game when re-releasing it on steam and just instead stick an instruction guide on how to play the game's music as the first screenshot on the store page.

S'gud game. (Naw)
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72 of 113 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game is all shades of terrible. Gift it to everyone you know as a joke.
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16 of 26 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Possibly the original Diablo Clone, back when Cloning Technology hadn't been perfected on sheep. Much like those early clones, Clans has degenerated over the last 15 years, which is why I can't recommend it. It might be a nice nostalgia hit for some of the older gamers, but I don't think it's much more than that.
While Diablo is held in high esteem even to this day, it's hard to say Clans is little more than it's weaker clone.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=278109308

Don't worry game runs if you click cancel, but don't think there's any music. If click OK music does play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Awful purchase at .74 cents. Unless you have an old computer with windows 95/98, then there's no reason to ever fool around with it because it will not run at all. Minimum requirements my ♥♥♥. I spent way too much time trying to configure this game to run but nothing worked. Don't even bother scouring the discussions around getting this game to work, because even if you do get it to work, I hear it's nothing but buggy. Save those three quarters for a nice piece of gum.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
"You enter a new kind of hell."

Clans is a slightly bland name, isn’t it? Maybe that’s why it was called Satanica in Germany. Satanica, that’s more like it.
It came out during a time where everyone was waiting for Diablo II and every game that shared similar traits was quickly dismissed as a clone. Clans got slaughtered by the press, they hated the non-scrolling, square rooms with clearly marked exits and the static, pre-rendered graphics.

Well. I love them to death. All these wonderful shades of brown, grey and black. Almost every room/bit uniquely rendered. A sense of total bleakness without bragging about it. And then puzzles, like, proper puzzles that you would find in classic point-and-click adventure games. Kicking a door in with an axe, setting spellbooks on fire in a chimney to destroy them.
I'm playing the game with some kind of weak elf character, something I normally don’t do, as I prefer babarians or warriors, as they don’t die so easily.
I really recommend the elf class, it ramps up the difficulty and changes the gameplay, because you really don’t have a lot of HP, and potions are rare, so suddenly every health point counts.
Well, you quicksave, enter a new room and a bunch of enemies start to attack you, which often means instant death or unacceptable HP loss - so you quickly reload, which only takes a fraction of seconds and try again, which creates nice “I can do this better!”-loops reminding me of Hotline Miami.
In Diablo II, when I lost HP, I never really knew why, and it didn’t matter, as you could heal yourself without problems.

Next thing: Clans doesn’t give you experience points for killing enemies. I partly think this is because the developer didn’t have the funds to properly balance and test an EXP system. But on the other hand, it is SO bold to take away from players what they desire the most: watching numbers grow.
Instead, you level up by finding items, and avoiding fights (via teleporters) is often encouraged. Also, enemies often start fighting each other, which always gives games a sense of realism…

(All of this makes me also want to play the next game they did, it’s called Dragonfire - The Well of Souls and contains the playable character class DUCK. Also, you set out to fight an evil princess. What’s not to love? Needless to say, that one got killed by the gaming press, too.)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Overall a top notch game 10/10 IGN would reccomend to all. Deffo a game to love, enjoy and cherish with all of your friends.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Unless you want to return for nostalgia, this game is not for you.

Me and my brother however had a blast.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This game appears to be a Diablo clone...it is more like a Diablo joke...

Except you won't be the one laughing.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
An addicting point-and-click rogue-like RPG game with a Spelunky game concept. Most reviews are bad, and I'm surprised mine isn't. In my POV, this game is worth a buy.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
if you ar a fan of fallout 1 or 2 then you will like this game
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7 of 18 people (39%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Its an ok game for its time. Its playable, but it is fairly creepy. Normally I would not buy something like this, but heck. It was 44 cents.
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4 of 12 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
it't like skyrim with 2D IGN 11/10
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Buy dinner date instead, 10/10
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
best game ive ever played, it might be old but it takes the cake!-IGN 10/10 game of the year 2014
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5 of 15 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
10/10 Game Of They Year 2014. Need I say more
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5 of 15 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Funniest voice acting ever, 10/10 :D
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3 of 11 people (27%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Couldn't swim.
Got killed by a mouthy dwarf.
10/10 Would buy again
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Funny very funny.
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Not so good... but, not so bad :-) 2/5
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