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 (59 reviews) - 91% of the 59 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,617 reviews) - 87% of the 1,617 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 1, 2013

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Includes 2 items: Soul Gambler, Soul Gambler: Artbook & Soundtrack

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Includes 2 items: Face It - A game to fight inner demons, Soul Gambler

 

Special Edition

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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zallo03
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It is designed like a choose your own adventure story but it is highly linear. I completed it in half an hour and went through a few more times to see if I missed anything major. Honestly had I not got in on sale for 0.51$ I'd consider it a small rip off. Also there is some obvious mistranslations in the game though what they're saying is always clear.

In short this feels like a proof of concept rather than a finished game. Your choices don't matter in the least.

SPOILERS:
The only thing that affects the ending is how much soul you retain (less equals a bad ending) and if you win the heart of your soul mate. You can complete the game easy without spending a single percent of your soul which kinda defeats the game entirely.
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TheRealCatino1602
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Got it as a gift for a friend, but he lives in an invalid country so I had to get it for myself, ended up liking it more than I expected, writing this review having played through it twice and around 90 mins played. Interesting story and worth the 50 cents it costed.
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matt65557
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
nice game i actually played it more then twice good price. had fun with it. awesome job guys.
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AC
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Get it when discount,pretty cheap I say,anyway the story
is pretty interesting.It is a game that you make your OWN
way to the end.Pretty neat.But the game is length pretty
resonable.Hey but remember you can play a lot of endings.
One really annoying thing tho,the looping of music the loop
point is pretty bad.But still for a game that cheap
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Infinity Spirit
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
A very nice story, easy on the eyes to read but pleasing to look at.
I would especially recommend it to newbies to Visual Novels.
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gcopsey
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
good time filler for a few hours.

amusing story. some nice variations of story after choices and multiple endings.
nice art and stylization

if you try to unlock all the achievements it can get a bit clicky and mundane.
fans of genre full price
a nice pick up in a sale

thanks guys
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pinegator
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Bought this with a coupon I got from a badge. Worth the dollar I spent. neat little pick your path.
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MrTheRules
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Alright, okay
Look, this game is really not bad. There is an interesting story, beautiful visual style, good gameplay and characters but it is still just not bad. It is totally not good. Why? It's too ******* short!!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
+ anime (American art style)
+ music
+ story
+Visual Novel

- short


== I recommend this game..
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
>Nice story
>Short (I prefer that way)
>Incredible art work

worth it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Nice art and ok story.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
nice game i actually played it more then twice good price. had fun with it. awesome job guys.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Product received for free
Short and sweet thats how i like my women.....games. my bad i got carried away. (Soul Gambler Reference)
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74 of 84 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3, 2015
Interesting story with interesting twists, turns and reveals.

Many different choices which leads to many different out comes.

Really likeable.

Only sad point of the game is that it is too short and and the story supporting pictures need a bit of more work to make it even more interesting and realistic.

Some would play it more than one time for sure.
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128 of 172 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2014
I broke down and bought the game for a few dollars thinking it would be a couple of hours, exploring different character types in a branching story.
Nope. Killed a guy? Go to Jail. Avoided a fight with the guy? Go to Jail. Punched him out and left? Go to Jail. Ran away from the cops questioning you with your godlike agility? You get caught, go to Jail.
This section is the most indicative of the game, what little choice you have is invalidated when the game has few actual choices, and no matter what happens, you always 'win'. The worst case is that you defeat the evil and end up in an asylum, but only comes about from the most rampant disregard of common sense.

Linear plot that varies by about three choices, railroaded locations that can't be avoided, once you've played through, a second playthrough consists of 70% of the same material, no matter what you do. Not worth money.
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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

As a literature major and a fan of the old German folktale, I can safely declare that this game basically made my day. Games that reinterpret classic books usually end up being tedious and ruin the original work. Soul Gambler, on the other hand, is a beautiful modernization with an elegant subtext of its own.

Our main character, Faust, is easy to empathize with. He is a young adult stuck in the dreary routine of everyday life: bored and jaded - until an old crone makes him an offer he cannot refuse... He is given the opportunity to sell pieces of his soul to rearrange the reality according to his own whims. We make some choices and live through their consequences while trying to discover the actual price of our new found powers.

The display is quite basic; with hand-drawn art and thrilling soundtrack. The story is incredibly well put, with consistent references to the actual tale and a well weaved world of its own. The narration is easy to follow and sets an air of mystery and the thrill of the unknown successfully. As a visual novel, it presents actual replayability and several different endings to discover based on your choices.

As a surprising side note the price of the game hits ridiculously low from time to time, it is a welcome addition to anyone's library. You shouldn't think twice before grabbing it. As a modern interpretation of the classical Faustus tale, this visual novel is a marvelous little gem for the ones that enjoy a mystical story.

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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
That gypsy lady reminds me of Yzma (Emperor's New Groove) lol

Anyways! The story was interesting and the different choices certainly had you involved. However, being one that wants to get 100% of the story and achievements (100% story you need to go through every possible dialogue; there are guides for 100% achievements), I sort of wished there was an auto-read or skip function after playing for a few hours that I ended up button mashing to skip the dialogues that I had read several times over.

I certainly liked the comic book style they were going for with this--it adds to its charm. There were some minor typos here and there, but nothing that was too distracting to take away attention from the story. The soundtrack was lovely--save for at the credits. I expected an elongated version rather than a loop-track to play for it. But despite all these minor things, I found the game enjoyable and interesting and would definitely play it again. Just.... not over and over again for 3-4 hours straight haha
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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
Soul Gambler is a really fun and short visual novel which is a modern retelling of Faust.

The novel follows on Faust. He works a boring job and has a mundane life, but all of that changes when he sells his soul to a witch for wishes. Each wish takes away apart of his soul and you have to find a way to get rid of the witch so you get to keep your soul.

The novel is a very interesting retelling of Faust, which I don't really remember much off, since the last time I read it was back in High School.

The novel is also quite interesting in general, since you can choose perk points at the start of the game and those help you out in other parts in the game, like seduction, brute force and intelligence to trick people.

The art style is also really well done, it's just fun to look around the environments, just because how awesome everything looks.

The multiple outcomes are also quite nice as it adds more replay value and I can see myself coming back to this game in the future to replay and get another endings I haven't got yet.

A single run of the game will last you 1 hour, but as stated before there are multiple endings and from what I understand there are 5 endings so that's 5+ hours of content and for the price that's quite a deal.

There are a few negatives like some sloppy writing and the horrible soundtrack.

I enjoyed my time with Soul Gambler and if you can get this game I highly suggest trying it out, cause it's quite awesome.

Final Rating:
7/10 - Good

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