Thousands of years ago six demon kings, known as the Revenants, ruled the world with an iron fist and bloody swords. Donning the bodies of mortal vassals, they could live in the realms of man forever. The great hero and warlock Harbinger was the only one who could stand up to their power.
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Release Date: Jun 30, 2000
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"Forgotten CRPG gem from 2000. Gfx are ugly by todays standards but gameplay is still fun."

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Thousands of years ago six demon kings, known as the Revenants, ruled the world with an iron fist and bloody swords. Donning the bodies of mortal vassals, they could live in the realms of man forever. The great hero and warlock Harbinger was the only one who could stand up to their power. One by one he hunted the Revenants, taking their spirits and casting them into the Well of Souls. Alas, the Revenants survived. As a young man you will travel to meet your uncle in the town of Madrigal. There, your destiny draws you into the path that Harbinger trod - to confront the Revenants and banish their souls back to the Well forever. Your travels will take you far from Madrigal, to the ruined kingdoms of Horath, the ancient empire of Thardolin, and through the lost city of Talendrah. You will brave searing deserts and icy plains. You will have to seek answers among the living and the dead.

  • Customizable combat and magic system that can be as simple or as complex as you like.
  • Compelling story with many twists and turns will keep you hooked for hours.
  • Dynamic music, high quality voice acting, and more than one possible ending.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Additional Notes: Not Windows 8 Compatible - ATI/AMD compatibility notice: Soulbringer requires graphic card drivers version 12.10 or older.
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
I have very fond memories of this game, and I wanted to play it again, I'm a pretty nostalgic guy and I enjoy playing games from my childhood every now and then. This game is pretty fun, the lore and the world feels gothic and pretty much dead at some parts, it has a heavy gloomy felling all over it, and it is good.

But there's an issue here with this partiucular version, since Infogrames closed and its IPs are scattered around different companies, no devs have appeared to patch this game.

It is technically unplayable on this given moment on my Windows 7 64 bit computer, I can't find a healthy way to fix the fps, the screen ratio, the sound and the unsurmountable amount of crashes, I wanted to play it and to feel this game again, but too bad that it is unplayable right now. A fanpatch won't come soon enough since this game is pretty underground and doesn't have a big old fanbase, probably most of the people that enjoyed it back then have now forgotten it.

For the moment, all that I can say is:
The game is good, it's fun, has some fun mechanics and good physics interactions for the time, the lore is extense, the world is vast with much to explore, the voice actors are pretty fine too. But...

Don't buy it if you don't own a old computer, you'll only be able to play it on older computers with Windows XP or earlier, or else, the uncompatibility issues will hit you hard.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Pro:
Runs on my Win7-64 Radeon machine ... use DX7 and it works fine for me
Classic / retro look


Con:
Controls suck
UI sucks
Mapping ... I can't find it
Story is par at best
Price $10.99 CDN LOL Seriously?
Screen ratio seems a bit off


Overall:
4/10 (-1 price) = 3/10
Pass until you can get it under $2
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
After 15 years I'm returning to Ratenna.

I'm descending from a ship. Unnamed stranger, who will change the world and save it from oncoming evil. League of Six together again, and only I can stop them.

"Soulbringer" is a game of a dawn of CRPG, when there were no established formulas and forms. From the age of experiments. Therefore, it is unusual everything: combat system, design and, of course, plot and style. You won't find anything similar in any games in those years, nor modern.

Now we can say about "Soulbringer" that it is a poor graphics, strange and difficult combat system and frequent crashes. But 15 years ago this game was magical. I remember my wandering through the snowy fields near Madrigal and Shadowguard. And as I touched the magical stone in first time.

Now you don't understand the whole awesomeness of this game, but if you played it in 2000th - you're lucky one.

10 nostalgic nerds from 10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
I picked this up for nostalgic reasons. Make sure that you have the software enabled as graphics on newer machines. The magic system is interesting, where balance can be essential. I wasn't able to finish 12+ years ago since the software would lock-up. This time around I will be a little more cautious near the end. If you can pick this title up on sale for $2.50, I would recommend. I think that Dubbya would agree.....TWO HORNS.
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142 of 178 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2014
I swear I think Steam is attempting to nickle and dime me to death! I'm a serious retro gamer and this game is so awesome! I finished this game years ago, but I'm really looking forward to completing it again. FYI, the first time I played it I actually broke the game. The final boss is supposed to have it's health reduced to 25% and then runs to the last room, however I amped up my character so high that it killed the boss on the first meeting. When I ran to the second room there was nothing to do, no end movie or credits. I searched the web and figured out what I did and LAUGHED!!!! I ended up reloading an earlier save and taking it easier on the bad guy and was able to finish the game. I'm so looking forward to playing this again!
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13, 2014
Pros:
+ Gloomy atmosphere
+ Great art design and animations
+ Decent combat system
+ No pre-set classes
+ Somewhat open world (some locations open only along with the storyline)
+ Full and good dubbing

Cons:
- Another fantasy game...
- Boring story
- Annoying controls and camera
- Worn clothes by the player's character are not shown in the game world, even with full mail armour he looks like an unarmoured peasant.

A surprising hidden gem, I recommend it to everyone who fancies cRPGs. It's not a great game, but it definitely is a decent one.
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84 of 137 people (61%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 16, 2014
This is a great game! I played it back in 2002 when it came bundled with Torment. For a long time I could not remember what it was called until i stumbled across it on Steam. I was over-joyed so i bought it. noting that it was old but it seems to meet the compatibility reqs. Not true. I have a Win7 x64 using a Radeon 5770 and this game will not run even with drivers rolled back to 12.10. Buyer beware that this game may not run for you even if reqs are met.
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
LOVE IT! I can run it on Windows 8.1, with the installer that actually lets you run it just adjust the Video and Graphics settings till it works. Used to play this game so much back in the day, finally being able to play it again is such a joy!
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2014
Well i remember playing this game non stop as a kid... BUt when it came out on steam i found that there where nore than a few bug that where not in the orignal game. Like the combat, there are many occasions where my opponet and i will just sit there and stare at each other (with the exception of spiders, but then agein they where always a nuicence). Also they nerfed the mace which was an AWSOME early game wepoin. the also took out afew items, like at jakes farm, just when you enter the farm the is a plot of farm land that once held about 24 herbs in the origanal version of soulbringer. that being said i havnt played through the whole game yet due to the combat bug. Heres to hopeing they will fix it (and also PLZ beef up scorn if i remember correctly in the original version scorn (the final boss) was pretty wimpy when you got to him!)

all that being said it is still an AWSOME retro game and i would recomend it to anyone!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This game works flawlessly on Windows 7, and while the graphics are admittedly dated, in all other respects it holds up very well.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2014
This was the game that made me fall in love with RPGs. I played it endlessly back in middle school, and replay it every few years for nostalgia's sake. The story is compelling and every NPC having its own voice actor really bring the game to life. The music is great and always appropriate for whatever situation you find yourself in.
It has this creepy, gothic feel to it that sufficiently terrified me when I first played it.
The graphics are exactly what you'd expect from a 2000 game, but I do like that you can rotate the camera freely. Picking up items can be a pain, but the main complaint I have is how it's clearly unfinished - something that becomes clearer and clearer as you delve further into the game.
In my opinion, had this game been completed, it would have rivaled Baldur's Gate or Torment (which it was packaged with).
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
One of my most favorite games, graphics aren't great by any means but the story is solid and the scenery really pulls you in defiently a classic pc game that's a must play I highly recommend.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Just a heads up, Game dose run on Windows 8.1 Pro X64 with Nvidia 760 gtx with out compatabilty.

heres the main thing about this game.. It uses ether software rendering, DX6 or DX7.
Vista and Newer DOSE NOT HAVE DX 8.x or lower support. It only supports DX9.c and newer.
DX9.c DOSE NOT Fully suport DX 8.x or older, All that legecy code was dropped back in 2006. Win9.x and XP were the only system that could run DX 9.c and all the way down to DX2.0 (vista to WIn10 can only run DX 9.c and newer)

having said that, the rest is up to the manifactor on drivers. Depending on your card and drivers, depends on how you might be able to run this game on Vista and newer , with or with out compatabilty options.

The only way I can get the game to run is via DX6 @ 1080p, Software rendering and DX7 dose not work. for me... so you may be to play with the setup untill you find something that works. ALSO DO NOT TEST DISPLAY it will lock up.. Just run it with out testing...

having said that the steam version is ever thing you would expect from the orginal releases. Nothing added, nothing missing.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Buy at your own risk. It may not work. Maybe just wait for a bundle
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
verry nice medieval scenery
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5 of 14 people (36%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
Game sucks, won't run. Not running for most people. compatibility and running as admin, as well as starting from folder does not work. Apparently doesn't work with AMD and radeon. Could have fixed the game but they didn't. There is a reason it has mixed reviews, and most positive ones are from the few that can run it or have fond memories from 15 years ago. 0/10.
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
450 games in my library, and this stinker has the honor of being the only one that I haven't been able to get to work in any way, shape or form. Not windowed, not with rolled back graphics drivers, not in low resoltuion, nothing. It seems it doesn't like win 8, 64 bit OS. AMD or Radeon. Doesn't leave much, does it?
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3 of 10 people (30%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
Horrid Combat system and UI
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Just another ugly retro game for hipsters.

Nowdays any game like that is considered "classic", in 2000's it was just "♥♥♥♥".
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
This game only exists on Steam to take your cash and provide nothing in return. There have been no updates made to make it compatible, period, with Win7/8.

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