Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever.
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Very Positive (1,515 reviews) - 87% of the 1,515 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2013

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Soul Gambler: Dark Arts Edition includes:

  • Artbook (76 pages) featuring making of, character creation, scenarios and unreleased illustrations;
  • Original Soundtrack on the MP3 Format.

About This Game

SOUL GAMBLER is an interactive graphic novel inspired by Goethe’s Faust, a tragic play written in the 19th century. This is a contemporary and engaging adaptation of the masterpiece.

Soul Gambler puts YOU in the role of Faust, an ordinary young man living in the present day whose DESTINY is about to be change forever.

When Faust was leaving his boring job, a mysterious woman approached him. She made him a tempting proposal: SELL parts of his SOUL in exchange for the fulfillment of his every WISH.

NOW it is up to you to decide his fate!

  • BECOME Faust and transform yourself in a Soul Gambler
  • CHOOSE how the story unfolds, and even how it ends
  • AMAZE yourself with gorgeous comic book-styled illustrations and environments
  • OWN the ability to sell parts of your soul in exchange for many pleasures
  • IMMERSE yourself in this shady world while listening to an involving soundtrack
  • COMPLETE more than 20 challenging story-oriented Steam Achievements

Faust's FATE lies in your hands.
What are you waiting for? Time to GAMBLE your soul!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 1 Ghz (Single Core)
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any Directx 9 compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes:
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 - Service Pack 1
    • Processor: 2 Ghz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any Directx 9 compliant Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any Directx 9 compliant Sound Card
    • Additional Notes:
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Horror Fox :3
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a Point and Click game.


Interface/Menu/Settings

You can only turn off the sound+Music.
There are multiple save slots.
Bad looping Music,

About the game.

You are playing with a character that is basically betting his life on everything action that is available. There is a story but just wtf is it all about?? You are able to choose your own decision and choices which will have impact on the game. If you have reached 0% of the soul. Then it is game over! If your character has died then you are forced to start back from the beginning. Even if you are trying to Load back the game. Accepting "wishes" will cost you some of your soul. But becareful. Because some of the actions that requires a soul and reveal the information could be wasted. Some Actions or information are easy to find out yourself. So basically you will get tricked.

Some "Stats" Which may get decreased or increased at some action. Some is required to complete some actions.
It has a story. But it is really weird.
Music has a disturbing loop.
Graphics are drawn.
Very short.

Other things.

Click, Click, Click,

It's extremely stupid and annoying. If you have completed the game (or accidentally) you are forced to start back from the beginning. Load game will send you back at the beginning of the level.

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I Give this game a 5/10
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Holden Vitamin Caulfield
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
15 mins. Game finishes in about 15 minutes. It's great fun but just for... freaking 15 minutes...
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Léonard
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
At first glance, it seems to have somewhat of a story and some deep plot pieces, but completing the game several times, you see how much impactless your actions can get. That put aside, I wish there was an option to skip dialogue I've seen before, like many other games from the visual novel genre. Even some control over the "controls" would be a relief, so that my index finger wouldn't get so sore during my 5th playthrough.

Also there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to avoid events I list below

You'll make / forced to make pact
There is no way to tell your boss "go f**k yourself, I'm quitting"
Your friend will always persuade you to play basketball together on your off day
There is no way you can avoid meeting Hog
There is no way to avoid being thrown into a jail
There is no way to avoid dublin
There is no way to avoid going to cursed soul pub (because it seems it's the only pub in dublin)
No matter what you do and what path you choose, the witch will always catch you in front of the waterway


You only need to play twice to get that railroad slapped right on your face.

Pros:
+ Nice graphics, especially Dark Reality versions are artful
+ Easy to make 100% of achievements

Cons:
- Blatantly obvious railroad
- Soundtracks are forgettable at best and irritative at worst
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JohnSmith963
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Gioco molto intrigante. Ti porta a non staccarti più dal computer e a giocare fino allo spasmo. Forte anche i diversi possibili finali. Grafica ben curata e colonna sonora adattissima.
Gioco ben riuscito e diverso da molti! : )
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Ninjaxxzpider
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This game Is one of the best games you can find that can give you a kind of suspense That you cant get out of a horror game but a visual novel or a story based game.
this game had great potential but was cut preaty short and i know alot of people are gonna say that thats what you get for a price of 1$ but i believe alot of people are willing to pay more for a longer play session like this because games like these are rare and very unique.
and Honestly i think the ending could be better if the game was longer so you would have met more characters or learn more things about the characters but this is a damn good game and i deffenetly enjoyed my time playing it.
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Duke
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Great game can't wait for a sequal
Takes about an hour to beat the first playthrough so it's short but the story is amazing and the choices are great
Picked it up on sale for like 88 cents
Highly reccomend at that price
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stuart.thiel
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I've found a scant few gems while mining cheap/discounted games for Steam Trading cards. This one probably tops the list. It's short, but fun. I even played through it more than once to see how I could adjust the ending.

It's a visual novel, so not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. There are some awful translation errors. That said, I found it a smoother play than some VN I've come across, and I enjoyed the art. Paying pennies for something like this is a good deal. Considering the price 8/10
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GeekyKid
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Intresting style, more for a quick game that you play over and over with friends just trying to figure out all the secrets.
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Dai
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
6/10
Pretty decent game!
I'm not really in to visual novels, but I enjoyed this. Is pretty short and relatively easy to get all achievements, plus the story is interesting.

Pros:
  • Good story.
  • Has different endings.
  • Cheap game.
  • You can **** almost all the female protagonists. <3

Cons:
  • Pretty short.
  • Not that many characters.
  • Can be repetitive.
  • Too bad that you can only play as a guy

This was the first visual novel that I ended completely, I virtually played without looking for the achivements but I could get them all without problem.
In general I had a good time with it, you should try it.
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246ab
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
boring
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Minathri
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Cute, simplistic game with both achievements and trading cards.
No bit hurdles to jump and not much effort to 100% the achievements for this game, so no pressure for those who want high completion rates.

Pros:
1. Trading cards, trading cards, trading cards!
2. Easily 100%-able achievements!
3. An interesting story, akin to an interactive comic book.

Cons:
1. Your choices do change some of the story's incidentals, but the main part of it is unchanged... even the ending is for the most part unchanged! Incidentals are different, but each end involves a certain character getting a knife in the gut (no, not Faust, play the game for yourself to see)
2. Biggest con of the game: Once you beat the game in any way on that save file, it autosaves and restarts you to the very beginning: no saving before the end to see most of the endings for you! Full playthroughs all the way! (Those incidental changes, while being incidental to the plot, are still fun to watch, especially the one where you end with over 100% soul! =^_^=)

That being said, this game is simplistic but enjoyable, and feels like a computer-sized interactive comic book!

SIDENOTE: The story is good and an interesting spin on the whole Faust storyline, but has only the vaguest most tenuous connections to the real story of Faust! Don't use this game as any sort of Cliff's Notes on Faust-related homework.
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ladylouiza
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
The game is storybased, all choices lead to a different outcome, so I'm curious to play it again! The story is interesting, the basic thought of the game is something I've not seen before. Some dialogues are a bit boring and you wish you could skip them, but others are very entertaining and make the game worth playing. Graphics are nice.
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Amethyst
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game has a very creative story and diffrent ways to complete it, with ofc, many achievements.
I always hate getting achievements for all endings. But this one was actually entertaining, the achievement titles are selfexplained when you play through the game once or twice.
From all Achievements I only had to check the guide for the "Happy...ending?" one.

Don't focus on achievements, else it'll take away the fun of exploring and trying new things.

With that being said. I defenetly recommend this game. Although You should buy it on a sale, the story is pretty short even with completing all endings by your own.
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Lyrestra
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
I don't know how this game got so many good reviews. The story is meh. You can't even skip anything when you replay for achievements or to see different endings. Though maybe I'm just dumb and couldn't find the settings.
Overall, I was not impressed at all. I'm just glad I got this on sale.
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dhk-ian
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
its not that bad, only if it were longer 7/10
*only get it when you get 90% discount coupon*
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Hazardous-Drunk
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Good story, May not be long to others if they smash the LMB... but the different ways this story goes was a shocker after a few play throughs.
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SmaugBaggins
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
This game is realy good, It has such a compeling story behind it that makes you feel like you are actually making the choices. I love the art style.
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DustyCat Media
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Given that the game is too short, I still loved every single bit of it! Loved the story, characters, and the art style. My only complaint would be Faust's attributes are pretty much underused; and the "comic"-style flow should have make its presence felt even more. But regardless, looking forward to play more games like this one soon!

This is my very first Steam review, ever, btw. :D
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Valdrique
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Cool game so far. I enjoyed playing and reading the story with different choices given.

Cons:
- too short

Pros:
- diff choices lead to diff story (which is kinda interesting)
- nice animation & graphics
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Witcher
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Talk about an extremely unique storyline and fun "choose your own adventure" game. This is not necessarily a controllable game other than choosing the destiny of your character, but it is a must for fans of the genre! Especially when it is dirt cheap and/or on sale.

I forgot to mention, did you know what the definition of "Macabre" is?

Macabre is "disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury."

Where did I learn that? "I saw it in a game."
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Good story, May not be long to others if they smash the LMB... but the different ways this story goes was a shocker after a few play throughs.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
6/10
Pretty decent game!
I'm not really in to visual novels, but I enjoyed this. Is pretty short and relatively easy to get all achievements, plus the story is interesting.

Pros:
  • Good story.
  • Has different endings.
  • Cheap game.
  • You can **** almost all the female protagonists. <3

Cons:
  • Pretty short.
  • Not that many characters.
  • Can be repetitive.
  • Too bad that you can only play as a guy

This was the first visual novel that I ended completely, I virtually played without looking for the achivements but I could get them all without problem.
In general I had a good time with it, you should try it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I had a chance to have sex with my soulmate once and then couldn't get another one with the same decisions, still trying to find a way to get this experience again. You know, it's a game or not having sex with your soulmate is hmmm.

Anyways,
+Good but short story
+Worth for you money
+Various characters (bunch of ugly people)
-Repetitive soundtracks but who cares, it's just a visual novel *sigh*

+You guys, should add more soulmate options like damn, look at this ugly nerd girl *facepalm* :SoulMate: <le soulmate emoticon
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
This game has a very creative story and diffrent ways to complete it, with ofc, many achievements.
I always hate getting achievements for all endings. But this one was actually entertaining, the achievement titles are selfexplained when you play through the game once or twice.
From all Achievements I only had to check the guide for the "Happy...ending?" one.

Don't focus on achievements, else it'll take away the fun of exploring and trying new things.

With that being said. I defenetly recommend this game. Although You should buy it on a sale, the story is pretty short even with completing all endings by your own.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
This game Is one of the best games you can find that can give you a kind of suspense That you cant get out of a horror game but a visual novel or a story based game.
this game had great potential but was cut preaty short and i know alot of people are gonna say that thats what you get for a price of 1$ but i believe alot of people are willing to pay more for a longer play session like this because games like these are rare and very unique.
and Honestly i think the ending could be better if the game was longer so you would have met more characters or learn more things about the characters but this is a damn good game and i deffenetly enjoyed my time playing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
What would you sell your soul for? That's the question posed to Faust, the protagonist of Soul Gambler. If you're looking for a game with a fair amount of replay value, an interesting story, and a good comicbook art style, I highly recommend this game. For the price asked, you'll absolutely get your money's worth.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This game is realy good, It has such a compeling story behind it that makes you feel like you are actually making the choices. I love the art style.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
Cute, simplistic game with both achievements and trading cards.
No bit hurdles to jump and not much effort to 100% the achievements for this game, so no pressure for those who want high completion rates.

Pros:
1. Trading cards, trading cards, trading cards!
2. Easily 100%-able achievements!
3. An interesting story, akin to an interactive comic book.

Cons:
1. Your choices do change some of the story's incidentals, but the main part of it is unchanged... even the ending is for the most part unchanged! Incidentals are different, but each end involves a certain character getting a knife in the gut (no, not Faust, play the game for yourself to see)
2. Biggest con of the game: Once you beat the game in any way on that save file, it autosaves and restarts you to the very beginning: no saving before the end to see most of the endings for you! Full playthroughs all the way! (Those incidental changes, while being incidental to the plot, are still fun to watch, especially the one where you end with over 100% soul! =^_^=)

That being said, this game is simplistic but enjoyable, and feels like a computer-sized interactive comic book!

SIDENOTE: The story is good and an interesting spin on the whole Faust storyline, but has only the vaguest most tenuous connections to the real story of Faust! Don't use this game as any sort of Cliff's Notes on Faust-related homework.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
I don't know how this game got so many good reviews. The story is meh. You can't even skip anything when you replay for achievements or to see different endings. Though maybe I'm just dumb and couldn't find the settings.
Overall, I was not impressed at all. I'm just glad I got this on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
The game is storybased, all choices lead to a different outcome, so I'm curious to play it again! The story is interesting, the basic thought of the game is something I've not seen before. Some dialogues are a bit boring and you wish you could skip them, but others are very entertaining and make the game worth playing. Graphics are nice.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Intresting style, more for a quick game that you play over and over with friends just trying to figure out all the secrets.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I've found a scant few gems while mining cheap/discounted games for Steam Trading cards. This one probably tops the list. It's short, but fun. I even played through it more than once to see how I could adjust the ending.

It's a visual novel, so not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. There are some awful translation errors. That said, I found it a smoother play than some VN I've come across, and I enjoyed the art. Paying pennies for something like this is a good deal. Considering the price 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Great game can't wait for a sequal
Takes about an hour to beat the first playthrough so it's short but the story is amazing and the choices are great
Picked it up on sale for like 88 cents
Highly reccomend at that price
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Gioco molto intrigante. Ti porta a non staccarti più dal computer e a giocare fino allo spasmo. Forte anche i diversi possibili finali. Grafica ben curata e colonna sonora adattissima.
Gioco ben riuscito e diverso da molti! : )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Very cute game! But, also a very short game.... My time played is how long it took me to make one playthrough (in one sitting.) I may go back at a later date & replay to get more achievements since it took less than an hr for me to finish (but I read kind of quickly.) Don't buy at full price, I waited for a sale & it made the experience better for me personally.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Talk about an extremely unique storyline and fun "choose your own adventure" game. This is not necessarily a controllable game other than choosing the destiny of your character, but it is a must for fans of the genre! Especially when it is dirt cheap and/or on sale.

I forgot to mention, did you know what the definition of "Macabre" is?

Macabre is "disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury."

Where did I learn that? "I saw it in a game."
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
its not that bad, only if it were longer 7/10
*only get it when you get 90% discount coupon*
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Cool game so far. I enjoyed playing and reading the story with different choices given.

Cons:
- too short

Pros:
- diff choices lead to diff story (which is kinda interesting)
- nice animation & graphics
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Given that the game is too short, I still loved every single bit of it! Loved the story, characters, and the art style. My only complaint would be Faust's attributes are pretty much underused; and the "comic"-style flow should have make its presence felt even more. But regardless, looking forward to play more games like this one soon!

This is my very first Steam review, ever, btw. :D
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I didn't play much (only found one ending) but I felt like writing this because this game is really good and it is worth buying especially now when it's on sale. It's simple but yet it leads you to somehow a complex path. The artwork is great and characters seem very interesting. I definitely want to find all the endings so yeah, I would play it again because it's worth my time.♡
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