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...
User reviews: Very Positive (66 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 11, 2011

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"Though released after Drakensang: The Dark Eye, it is a prequel story-wise. This game creates the fairy tale feeling of the Dark Eye universe very well."

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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
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
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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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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36 of 38 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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