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.
User reviews: Mixed (19 reviews)
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
22 of 30 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: May 9
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 13
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: August 29
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
38.3 hrs on record
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!
Posted: July 26
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Note: The followings are my first impressions, not a full blown review. I refuse to play this any longer just to write a full review.

This game is a travesty. It's parctically unplayable. It runs on my machine, unlike for some here (probably has to do with the fact that I have a ~10 years old PC with Windows XP), but that just means that I wasted more time on it.

First of all, the game has none tutorial whatsoever. But hey, it shouldn't be that hard, right? Except the very first enemy (a weak, half naked bandit) almost killed me. Whenever I clicked on the nemy, my character just tattered around, doing nothing and only actually attacked for every 2-3rd try. Clearly I am doing something wrong here, right? Okay, let's bring out the manual. Let me quote the supposed solution:

"Click the 'combo' button. Rename the combo from 'Combo1' to
'Brigand Basher' and press 'Enter'. Click the sword icon in the
top-right of the panel to display your knife's combat actions. Then
drag the 'cut' action into the first empty slot at the top of the
combo sequence, and drag the 'cut' action into the second slot.
Finally, click the button to the right of the first slot to make the
combo loop back to the start."

Are you kidding me? Am I suppose to make an auto-repeating attack "combo" for every weapon?! In any decently designed game this is done with repeated clicks or just keeping the attack button pressed.

Here however accomplishing ANYTHING by clicking is a pain. The game is horribly unresponsive and uncomfortable to control. The character always positions himself in the required starting position of the animation VERY tediously. This means that I'll receive 2-3 attacks from an enemy before my character could be bothered to start his own attack animation.

Picking up stuff isn't any better. First of all, I have to find that exact few pixel large area, where I can actually click on the given thing (pixel hunting ahoy...). Then, the character steps closer, tatters around to find the right position for the animation to start. Just to show how tedious this is: I found 3 mushrooms and 2 herbs on the riverbank, near the starting location. I took me over a whole minute to pick them up. As a cherry on top, let's add an absolutelly horrendous pathfinding to this mix. Again, an example: I stood a bit to the right from a door to a building, with nothing blocking the path (tested it). Yet the AI sent my character to the left, went around the entire building, got stuck in a barrel for a while until it finally managed to find the door.

The other main issue is the range of sight. You can see in a distance of, say, 5 meters (~15 feet for ye Americans). Beyond that, everything's pitch black. It's nigh impossible to find anything on the main screen because of this. And there's no minimap. There is a map in your inventory for the starting town, but even that is useless: it shows the entire town as one unit, when in practice it is made up from small chunks, separated by walls. It took me about 40 minutes to find the inn, which was marked on my map, and another 20 to find the uncle's house, where I was supposed to go all along.

The text is painfull to read, since the game uses a bright orange text on a dark backround, and a small font with thick lines, which makes the letters painfully hard to read. The dialogues are even worse, since those are heavily stylised in addition, making them nigh impossible to read, so I relied on the voice acting mostly. Which is amateurish and lifeless for the most part. As for the writing: it's stiff and unnatural, using the oldest cliches under the sun.

The game has some good ideas. Like the balance based magic system (the more you use one of the five, the weaker the other will become) or the freely customisable combos. But the game is so unplayable, that these are meaningless.
Posted: August 5
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135 of 170 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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!
Posted: March 13
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