The prequel to Radon Labs' award-winning RPG, Drakensang: The River of Time introduces a brand new story within the Drakensang universe. The new story brings many innovations and new game elements for experienced as well for first time players, who will jump right into the fascinating medieval fantasy RPG scenario of Drakensang: The...
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Very Positive (109 reviews) - 84% of the 109 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 11, 2011

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The prequel to Radon Labs' award-winning RPG, Drakensang: The River of Time introduces a brand new story within the Drakensang universe. The new story brings many innovations and new game elements for experienced as well for first time players, who will jump right into the fascinating medieval fantasy RPG scenario of Drakensang: The River Of Time.
Starting in Aventuria’s Middenrealm in the city of Ferdok, the story of the games takes players down the Great River to the city of Nadoret. Many mythical legends entwine around this river and will also flow into the main plot. The story will contain more twists than in Drakensang: With every place the player visits, his view on things will change. Depending on the choice of character, and behavior, new opportunities and series of quests will come up.
Living on a ship, players will experience a broad variety of RPG quests. There will be two new character archetypes to play, tons of new foes and monsters as well as equipment items.
Two new classes of heroes: the Geodes (rare Aventurian druids of the dwarfs) and the Gjalskerland inhabitants (tenacious and hard barbarians).
Advanced expert mode and adjustable levels of difficulty.

System Requirements

    • OS: XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.8 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM ( 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista / 7)
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 5.5 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
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Very Positive (109 reviews)
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ZeuS
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 17
TL;DR
GET IT NOW.

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A Baldur's Gate type of experience but in the dark eye universe.

If you like BG, and if you liked Realms of Arkania get this game immediately.

P.S.
I am not quite sure why some people say that the game is not AAA, as it DOES have AAA production values.
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MORROGANDER
17.7 hrs
Posted: August 17
such a nice game how could i never heard of it!
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KhanKore
32.9 hrs
Posted: July 29
Fun game but has save game bugs. If you like a good story with cheesy voice acting and some real aggrivating bugs, then dive in. I did enjoy it.
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Dire Rektor
64.2 hrs
Posted: June 28
Very good RPG
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Trublade
0.6 hrs
Posted: June 11
This game is for all lover of old school RPG's, it does not matter if you are new to the Dark Eye universe you will enjoy this old school master piece. I did a video in my blog where i show you what i like about this game, oh yeah this game is only for Keyboard and mouse purists.
http://synthgames.com/synthtv/category/drakensang-river-of-time
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Dadelus
0.4 hrs
Posted: June 7
Awesome game for the RPG purist who has the skill, patience and intelligence to play it, understand it and enjoy it.
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Daikos
38.1 hrs
Posted: May 6
8/10. Combat system can be a bit clunky but this reminded me of classic RPGs through and through. Decent story and some memorable characters. Absolutely worth a pick up if you're an RPG fan.
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Maria Theresa
8.7 hrs
Posted: April 2
This game is truly a hidden gem. The graphics and lighting effects are beautiful, the story is engaging and the combat is difficult yet fair. Ther are a lot of items to customize your characters with. I would truly reccomd this game to anyone. 8/10
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wegas
69.2 hrs
Posted: March 21
Good game especially for old school RPG lovers. There is some issues ( like annoying camera) but this not ruin overall experience.
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Eothese
1.1 hrs
Posted: February 18
Controls are terrible, come on game developers 1st person please.
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Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
TL;DR
GET IT NOW.

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A Baldur's Gate type of experience but in the dark eye universe.

If you like BG, and if you liked Realms of Arkania get this game immediately.

P.S.
I am not quite sure why some people say that the game is not AAA, as it DOES have AAA production values.
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57 of 59 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
59.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 12, 2012
If you are the sort of gamer who enjoys trudging across various maps for an hour straight searching for rare herbs just so you can make enough healing potions to get through a difficult boss fight then this is the game for you (luckily I am exactly that sort of gamer, but I realize not everyone enjoys such things).

So, yeah, this is pretty much the perfect sequel. It keeps the original Drakensang's awesome stat and combat system, but improves on nearly everything else: much better writing, dialog, and production values (including class specific quests ala "Dragon Age: Origins"), much fewer trash mobs (fighting is less frequent in this game compared to the first, but much more difficult and better thought out when it happens), and (perhaps best of all) a new fast travel system that prevents your having to run everywhere like in the first game.

Plus, it's technically a prequel, so if you only play one Drakensang (and you should if you enjoy RPGs at all) it should be this one.
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59 of 65 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
A solid RPG experience. A deep, party oriented combat system and large list of craftable objects add depth to a well presented story and environment. Quests often have multiple paths to resolution giving you some choice in how you want to complete them. Well worth the price of admission, a real steal if you get it on one of the Steam sales.
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50 of 54 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 10, 2014
All the Drakensang games (Drakensang, River of Time and Phileasson's Secret) are excellent, good old fashioned stats-based RPG's. Imagine the gameplay of Neverwinter Nights but with vastly superior graphics and gameplay. Loads of class choices, loads of abilities to improve, you can spend your adventure points (xp) on these as you get them not just when you level up. You have to find trainers to get new skills and spend your adventure points to learn these too. Skills are based on combinations of related stats, and it can seem a bit confusing at first, but common sense can see you through it. There can be a lot of running about and movement can feel a little slow but there are fast travel points on the maps, most of which are not huge anyway. Based on the pen and paper rules of The Dark Eye system (and not button-mashing action rpg hack and slashers) these games are well worth checking out if you're a fan of proper role players made the way they should be.
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
Very underrated game. Great story and a good break from AAA titles. I recommend it to anyone who likes a good rpg
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
What a fantastic rpg!! there are no achievements or cards......just good gameplay and story. It makes you want to play the game for the game. I really like the controls for movement, you can point and click or take full control, very similar to World of Warcraft. In battles you can pause (turnbase style) or just go full action. I am also a fan of The Dark Eye ruleset, if you hover over or right click on anything it gives an explaination, so it is easy to learn. There is alot crafting and upgrades, tons of collectable items and weapons, and you cant go 10 feet without a chest or barrell full of stuff. Add mine to the list of positive reviews.
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20, 2014
How are these games missed? Great game lots of fun! Classic RPG style. I beat the game (and many side quests) in about 20hrs. There are different races and genders which I haven't played through yet. I am curious how those would effect the game. I might try magic next time
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
118.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2013
I don't want this game to end. Check this game out for an oft overlooked gem of an RPG.
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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
This game suprised me. Bought it on sale for cheap because I was jonesing for an rpg, and thought this was worth a few bucks to waste a few hours. But it really turned out to be an excellent party based rpg along the lines of DA:O, NWN, etc. It is on the lighter side, not nearly as gritty or 'mature' as DA:O, but a good old fantasy rpg with swashbuckling heros and mustache twisting villains. Graphics are descent / good (considering it is several years old), but a bit cartoonish. The story is kinda meh, just a reason to do one quest after another, but good enough. There is a descent crafting system, and deep character leveling system. However, there are no real in-game context clues for some of the attributes (what they do, how they interact with other attributes, etc), and as this is a german import, it is easy to forget that we all get used to what is basically the same D&D based ruleset for RPGS. Unfortunately, the game has no manual. I spent a little time googling player guides or wikis to figure out a few unknowns and the game became much more intutive. On the negative side, the voice acting is for the most part (in English at least) MUHFUHORRIFIC. Didn't stop me from enjoying the game, but made it a bit campy. Also, the pausible real time combat turns are slower than you are used to, which makes certain actions (like spell casting) a bit problematic until you get the feel of it. Not necessarily a negative, it can even be a positive, you just have to learn the proper tactics. All in all a game worth playing if you are a party based rpg fan.
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32 of 43 people (74%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19, 2015
One of the best games i played in years. A bit punishing game system,so i broke my keyboard couple of times,but thats not gonna stop me!
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