Dungeon Siege® combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.
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Release Date: Apr 5, 2002

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Dungeon Siege® combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. Dungeon Siege plunges you into a continuous 3D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed.
You begin as a humble farmer, and as you travel through the world and gain new skills, you can gather a party of up to eight characters to aid you. Dungeon Siege impels the player into one over-the-top battle after the other as the storyline unfolds and a larger plot begins to reveal itself.
A world of adventure where you can explore sprawling landscapes in a seamlessly unfolding story awaits...

System Requirements

    Minimum
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP1 or newer
    • Processor: 333 MHz or faster processor
    • Memory: 128 MB of system RAM
    • Graphics: 8MB video card
    • Hard Drive: 1.5 GB available hard disk space
    • Note on Windows 7: Driver version 270.51 or greater is required for Nvidia-based graphics cards. AMD graphics card owners may need to run in Windows XP SP2 compatibility mode.
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trav_4444
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 27
it is kinda funny how games from 2002 are still great where there are some indie games worse than this made 14 years later don't get me wrong though I like alot of indie games. definitly worth it if you don't mind out dated graphics!
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The White Monkey
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 24
So, Dungeon Siege wasn-t working on my 2 pcs. Lots of people have the same problem, and they try to fix it doing all those methods that you can find in DS news. Neither one worked, but then, I opened the game from the .exe in the DG folder and worked! :D Im finally playing it
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ShinraVeteran
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 22
Great classic Rpg.
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rock3tz
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 20
Loved this game back in the day.
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Puppy Von Vathorst (Linux)
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 19
I would have loved to have recomended this game, but sadly it seems it does't run for me.
The steam version has no support for windows 10 (or atleast not for me) and doesn't come with legends of aranna expansion pack. The technical issues and lack of expansion is why I'm not recomending it.
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Jester
21.0 hrs
Posted: August 19
For the sake of your sanity and free time i'll try to be as short as i can.

The fun in this game :

is when you have your squad of warriors mages archers et cetera and the beatdown of the enemy begins. Its also ♥♥♥♥ easy to reach that point before getting bored because by the first town (30-40 minutes in) you get a second party member for free and you can hire another at one of the local shops. And from that point onwards you constantly meet new people until you max the total party member slots which are 8. But hey if you are playing with summons this can be extended up to 16 !

Pros :

-Huge variety of spells that includes from fireballs to world manipulating magics
-Very very good control over your squad , customizing their behavior and attack patterns as you please.
-Mules. You get to have mules to carry the loot you cant fit into inventory and would in some other game have to leave behind or constantly move back and forth from town.
-More mules. At this point im having two and i believe i can buy a third one.
-Great voice acting. Especialy considering this game came out 15 years ago.
-You don't just use a potion and your HP goes up. Your character actually CHUGS it. Furthermore they don't drink it all ,just as much as they need and the rest stays in the inventory to be used later.
-You can press R and distribute all potions between party members without having to manually give them as many as they need. And characters that use magic automaticaly get more mana potions.
-Theres a guide that shows you how to update to the latest version ,fix all bugs easily and run on any desired resolution which i will link below. Currently im running it between 70 and 120 fps.

Cons:

-The story doesn't say a lot but its definitely there and you can always find more about it via books in game. Not a very big deal but it could be a little better.
-The soundtrack. Its good but very unfiting ,if you mute the sfx and just listen to it you'll notice.
Honest truth about the soundtrack
-In multiplayer you can have only one character and the sense of squad comes from other players. There are mods though!

The only guide you need :

Killah's Guide

I'd give this game a solid 7.5/10

And a tip to younger players : Don't bash on an old game you can't run. Theres always a way. And remember to always check the guides before playing 90s and 00s games
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Infernal
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 7
Product received for free
Dungeon Siege is a classic RPG and I always get nostalgic playing it. When I first played Dungeon Siege I was really taken by the simplicity of the skills mechanic and the fact that once you are in the world there are no loading screens - you just constantly walk through one giant map. There's not much story to the game, just some serious grindy RPG action with some side quests thrown in for the completionists like myself.

One thing I originally liked about the game was that there aren't any confusing skill trees, just specialisations and attributes in which you can level up simply by doing things - hitting things with a stick gives you melee skill and mostly strength, while casting spells gives you magic skill and mostly intelligence, etc. This is now the very thing I dislike about the game. While it's nice and simple it does kind of make combat slightly boring as you don't have an array of special abilities to manage (well, none unless you have a mage). Sure, mages have spells which they can switch between, but only being able to actively switch between two spells without some complicated process and having no autocasts just gets tiresome. I still really love this game, but I think if it weren't for the nostalgia I probably wouldn't be enjoying as much as I am today.

If you played Dungeon Siege on its initial release and enjoyed it back then, then it might be worthwhile getting for another play through, but if you're new to the series I would recommend skipping over this one and starting with Dungeon Siege II, which has much better gameplay. Now, back to the grindstone.
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guccitasje043
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 3
when you start up the game and play the intro scene, it stops working.
doesn't matter if you skip it or not, the game won't play past the intro scene.
it gives you an error and shuts the game down, end of the line.
0/10.
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david / BNET: OceansAbove#1601
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 24
Bought it for nostalgia. That lasted about 10 to 15 minutes in the game. I mean, I loved it back then but it's almost 2017 now and some things... well, should be remembered only. There are many games that age well and even being 20 years old can be picked up and have fun with. Dungeon Siege, is sadly not one of them.
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Dustin
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 15
Great game, much like Diablo on PSX.

If you can get used to the horrid controls then it's fun.

5/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Product received for free
Dungeon Siege is a classic RPG and I always get nostalgic playing it. When I first played Dungeon Siege I was really taken by the simplicity of the skills mechanic and the fact that once you are in the world there are no loading screens - you just constantly walk through one giant map. There's not much story to the game, just some serious grindy RPG action with some side quests thrown in for the completionists like myself.

One thing I originally liked about the game was that there aren't any confusing skill trees, just specialisations and attributes in which you can level up simply by doing things - hitting things with a stick gives you melee skill and mostly strength, while casting spells gives you magic skill and mostly intelligence, etc. This is now the very thing I dislike about the game. While it's nice and simple it does kind of make combat slightly boring as you don't have an array of special abilities to manage (well, none unless you have a mage). Sure, mages have spells which they can switch between, but only being able to actively switch between two spells without some complicated process and having no autocasts just gets tiresome. I still really love this game, but I think if it weren't for the nostalgia I probably wouldn't be enjoying as much as I am today.

If you played Dungeon Siege on its initial release and enjoyed it back then, then it might be worthwhile getting for another play through, but if you're new to the series I would recommend skipping over this one and starting with Dungeon Siege II, which has much better gameplay. Now, back to the grindstone.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
For the sake of your sanity and free time i'll try to be as short as i can.

The fun in this game :

is when you have your squad of warriors mages archers et cetera and the beatdown of the enemy begins. Its also ♥♥♥♥ easy to reach that point before getting bored because by the first town (30-40 minutes in) you get a second party member for free and you can hire another at one of the local shops. And from that point onwards you constantly meet new people until you max the total party member slots which are 8. But hey if you are playing with summons this can be extended up to 16 !

Pros :

-Huge variety of spells that includes from fireballs to world manipulating magics
-Very very good control over your squad , customizing their behavior and attack patterns as you please.
-Mules. You get to have mules to carry the loot you cant fit into inventory and would in some other game have to leave behind or constantly move back and forth from town.
-More mules. At this point im having two and i believe i can buy a third one.
-Great voice acting. Especialy considering this game came out 15 years ago.
-You don't just use a potion and your HP goes up. Your character actually CHUGS it. Furthermore they don't drink it all ,just as much as they need and the rest stays in the inventory to be used later.
-You can press R and distribute all potions between party members without having to manually give them as many as they need. And characters that use magic automaticaly get more mana potions.
-Theres a guide that shows you how to update to the latest version ,fix all bugs easily and run on any desired resolution which i will link below. Currently im running it between 70 and 120 fps.

Cons:

-The story doesn't say a lot but its definitely there and you can always find more about it via books in game. Not a very big deal but it could be a little better.
-The soundtrack. Its good but very unfiting ,if you mute the sfx and just listen to it you'll notice.
Honest truth about the soundtrack
-In multiplayer you can have only one character and the sense of squad comes from other players. There are mods though!

The only guide you need :

Killah's Guide

I'd give this game a solid 7.5/10

And a tip to younger players : Don't bash on an old game you can't run. Theres always a way. And remember to always check the guides before playing 90s and 00s games
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
303 of 314 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Solution for flickering in Windows 7 ( Also resolution fix ) (And also Multiplayer fix )

Hello
1- Open your Game Library
2- Right click on Dungeon Siege game and select Property and in following
screen click Define launch option button.
3- Add this to that textbox :
bltonly=true
4- Thats all Have a nice game :)

PS: If you need highter resolutions you can also add this line
width=1920 height=1080 bpp=32 nointro=true bltonly=true
Of course you can change those 1920 and 1080 values :D

PS2: If you want to use multiplayer option you also need to add
zonematch=true

As a summery you need to make Launch Option as
width=1920 height=1080 bpp=32 nointro=true bltonly=true zonematch=true

Also AFTER You done all steps please also do this :
1- Right Click on your desktop
2- Graphics Properities ( or if you didn't disable intel shortcuts Just press CTRL ALT F12 )
3- Change resolution to 800x600 ( Click yes i want this resolution )
4- In same screen select Scaling as Scale Full Screen , Save it
5- Close it
6- From Window's resolution dialog change the resolution back to your real
resolution.

Have a fun
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233 of 268 people (87%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
59.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
I really loved this game and had a lot of fun with it. Beyond ridiculous I cannot give this game a recommendation...

The issue? Well, the Steam version ruins the game completely. By this I mean, and this is a spoiler you NEED to hear! Once you kill the Last Ending Boss the game immediately cuts to the Main menu!?!? Your supposed to be able to look at your loot, watch the ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and then have the option to move some of your characters to multiplayer.... you get non of that! I just spent over 30 hours on a game just to have the ending robbed from me! Looked this up on google this problem has been since it was put on Steam and they never fixed it, its been years!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTF

If your going to buy this, buy the actual disc, Im beginning to think steam is not the way to go for old PC games as I have had other issues with some other pc originals from the early 2000s as well.
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115 of 124 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
To play in 1080p and enable multiplayer, vsync

Right click on Dungeon Siege in your steam library, select properties, set launch options

width=1920 height=1080 fullscreen=true vsync=true nointro=true bltonly=true zonematch=true

*need to be on a LAN or hamachi or VLAN for network button to work

*hit ok when it says resolution not supported joining game
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90 of 95 people (95%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
Do I recommend this game? To most people, yes. To some people who only favor the new generation of video games... Not so much.

Dungeon Siege is mainly a game you would play for nostalgia; or if you're just a fan of mysterious, old school RPGs that don't hold your hand or if you're just a RPG collector in the first place, and seek a new game to add to your collection.

Since Dungeon Siege was the first game I ever played, my review may bare some bias: but hopefully, that shall not be the case.

Dungeon Siege MIGHT not have the most advanced combat system, but with the amount of interesting characters you can control (8 at maximum, if I'm correct) such as a dwarf, an archer, a alcoholic yet skilled warrior and even a half giant (in the expansion pack!) you can create a team of adventurers with all kinds of strategy and you can find and loot all kinds of accoutrement to independantly equip each party member you are controlling.

The game may seem very linear at first but if you're willing to playthrough the game over one time you'll discover many secret locations and party members which you may not have discovered from the first playthrough, something special Dungeon Siege always captured me with was the mystery. SPOILER ALERT: In one area, you find extremely large (seemingly dragon) bones... Who knows what that was before it died? I suppose we'll never know.

You have three classes: Melee, Ranged or Magic. There are many spells, swords (or even clubs or hammers or axes) and bows (or crossbows in the expansion pack) to collect, and a large amount of armor to follow.

Not to mention the brilliant voice acting and enchanting sound effects which if you played Dungeon Siege awhile ago shall capture your heart with nostalgia.

Dungeon Siege is overall an AMAZING game. The first playthrough you will find incredible since you won't know what to expect, then there's always the expansion. The only complaints I have is that the multiplayer is disabled, I wish there were more party members and it wasn't as linear (The secret locations and party members does get slightly limited, there are many side quests though too!)

The final verdict for Dungeon Siege is... A 8 out of 10. The game is incredible (a 10/10 for the first playthrough) but there are a few flaws that could keep someone from playing.

Until the next review, seeya!
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114 of 133 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Dungeon Siege was one of my favourite games growing up. This is a Diablo like dungeon crawler, action RPG hack and slash.

You start out with one character, which you create yourself in classic RPG fashion, and set out on your journey. Along the linear path, you meet you adventures who will join your party, by the end of the game you will have up to eight different party members, and there are three different classes which your characters can take the role of, melee, range and mage. I found the melee and range characters levelled up a lot quicker than the mage but it didn't seem to make that much difference in the grand scheme of things.

You can really get into micromanaging your party once you get a couple of members, the game allows you to pause real time action to let you give orders for your characters. You can also just sit back and let the AI work it out with the very initiative behaviour system; you can set each characters default behaviour for certain circumstances which gives you the hands off approach.

The graphics show their thirteen year age here; although back when this game was originally released, this was one of the best looking games of its time. Bare that in mind before you judge the pixels!

The game play is very linear, there is no reason to back track in this game as enemies do not respawn, and you just need to push on forward. The zones are nicely put together, with lots of different hidden areas off the main track, allowing you to explorer and find hidden treasures or maybe a small side boss. The dungeons themselves are massive, you can find yourself getting lost in all of the corridors; this isn't a bad thing though as you just keep on squishing all the enemies till you find your path again. You are playing a dungeon crawler, so you should expect that.

I've been playing Dungeon Siege for about twenty odd hours now, this was to complete the whole game including side quests; as with all games of this type, it's highly recommended you do these as they give you extra rewards and more story to immerse yourself in.

Even on newer operating systems I didn't have any technical issues, it was a shame I couldn't ramp the resolution right the way up, but I am sure if you look out there you can find mods that allow you to do so.

In this day and age, Dungeon Siege will only appeal to a certain audience, newer gamers will probably instantly dislike it because of the way it looks. However, if you want to try out a classic RPG game with tons of content, then Dungeon Siege is a pretty good starting point which you won't be disappointed in.

If you found this review helpful, please consider giving it a thumbs up. You can also find more reviews over at http://www.completingthebackloggroup.com/

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58 of 60 people (97%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 7, 2015
Hey people! Dungeon Siege is one of the finest RPG games i've ever played, and do not worry, even though Steam does not make it Legends Of Aranna Available, you can go over to the workshop and on guide section and you'll have an tutorial to enable it, so what you are waiting for? I've created the guide!
This game is a piece of art, buy it!
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=384309700
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125 of 164 people (76%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
83.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Good game, definatly a classic but alas steam letdown, multiplayer is disabled, and Legends of Aranna Expansion Pack is no where in sight.

This will fix some of the issues
http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=384309700

thx to the author for the guide.
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Dungeon Siege is a pretty solid Action RPG in the vein of Diablo. Although it requires some coaxing to get functional on a modern OS it has aged remarkably well and mainly only suffers from somewhat wonky controls (which get worse when you've more party members to manage), a rather awkward camera, and some exception crashes; though in my case that last one plagued the bandit cave area so horribly that it effectively ended my campaign, so your mileage may vary.

Graphics: The graphics are still pretty passable and in some cases still quite beautiful, no complaints aside from character display UI issues in the inventory screen probably caused by playing on a higher resolution than the game was designed for. Throughout the game, a fairly dark, earthy theme is most-often employed.

Sound: The game features an excellent, genre-appropriate, soundtrack composed by Jeremy Soule (Morrowind, Oblivion, Knights of the Old Republic...) but has some weird sound effects issues wherein an item drop sound may play when no items are dropped. Some basic, often unconvincing, voice acting is employed for important characters.

Story: A pretty standard fantasy storyline that doesn't really stand out in any way, although it's not unbearable, it is very linear and can get boring pretty quickly, making it hard to play for extended periods of time. Characters are very basic, as seems very common amongst Action RPGs.

This reviewer gives Dungeon Siege: 7/10
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