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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (349 reviews)
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.
Helpful customer reviews
22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
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 (You want every RPG).

When I was a little kid, Dungeon Siege was the first video game I played. This may cause some bias on this review, so that's a warning.

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 you can make all kinds of strategy and find all kinds of gear 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 bones... Who knows what that was before it died?

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 did I mention they amount of armour there is?

Not to mention the brilliant voice acting and enchanting sound effects.

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 but most you'll probably complete by mistake even if you don't accept it.)

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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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
A nice rpg. First one to use the pack mule concept. A good Britan/Roman ruin feel. Well worth the purchase even though now it's a bit dated.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
One of the greatest RPG games I've ever played. Still to this day, I'm impressed just by how fluid and amazing the world is. Love it and it's one of my favourite games.

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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Amazing game. Loved it back in the day and i still love it now.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
Good game, definatly a classic but alas steam letdown, multiplayer is disabled, and Legends of Aranna Expansion Pack is no where in sight.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Awesome old school rpg , best part is that the steam version is windows 7 compatible :) unlike my old cd copy which kept telling me that win 7 hated running it .
The price at the moment is pretty good too , at only $7.00 ,
Heaps of quests to under take , the option to choose who you want in your party during the game makes this a must have for old school gamers and new comers too .
What more can i say about this game lol .... except just go out and buy it , :)
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
[My steam total is much less than I've actually played since you can play offline without Steam connection. EDIT: Game is of quite sufficient length. Longest mazes I've ever played.]

Fun game from 2002. I started as a huge Diablo 2 fan. I'm catching up and enjoying the era of now-cheap RPG/action games before upgrading my system to run more modern games. Just so I don't spend before I really need to. (currently a Radeon X-600) This includes the Dungeon Siege series + Fallout, Torment, Torchlight 1/2, Baldur's Gate, Titan Quest, Morrowind, Oblivion ...before hitting Skyrim, D3, etc. Bottom line: In many ways, this fits in the older era. -- So, those are your ganeral Action/RPG + hack/slash comparisons.

** Graphics: It's 3-D. Steam graphics are representative. Sure, it's dated, but that doesn't ruin the game for me.

** Team: You can manage 8 characters drawn from three general classes from which you can customize: Melee, ranged, mage. Two kids of mages: Combat, Nature. Former is mostly offensive; the latter mainly includes healing spells, etc. Buffs and spell selection are typical.

** Multiplayer: No multiplayer anymore.

** Loot: Regular items for purchase and souped up loot (some has tradeoffs). One of your 8 chars can be a moving mule: non fighting with 3 times inventory. ... One /very/ cool minor feature is casting a "transmute" spell that turns items into gold on the spot at a fraction of the value. Thus, there's no need to leave loot unless you want to leave mapping markers or don't want to bother with the super-cheap stuff. Obviously, take the valuable stuff, right? :)

** Overview of Attributes with examples: 3 areas: Strength (perks: melee combat damage, eventually wear better armor), Dex (ranged damage), Intel (mana pool, spell damage, mage armor). -- Dex provides minimal advantages.

** Character development is actually more complex than usual. Use a melee weapon, you build strength. -- but you also gain a slight boost in dex and a very slight intel boost. Reverse is true. This enables your ranged character to VERY gradually build strength for slightly better armor. Although you delay advanced specializion perks, I like a little flexibility.

[EDIT: Recommendation: Specialization for fighters. Don't broaden their attributes/abilities beyond strength. ...Be very cautious about mage/fighters.]

** Replayability? The only replayability factors would be different party composition, which IMO is little to none. No randomness at all. I think it's a great one and done.

** Monsters: Once you clear an area, the monsters don't respawn. I expect that next game, they'll be in the same place.

** Other: You can remap keys like a bandit. Haven't even explored all the options. Raise/lower difficulty. Standard quests. Quick save along the way. Secret areas that aren't easy to find without advice? You can get an overview map, but it does NOT show caves since they're underground. Sometimes unlit areas aren't obvious, both of which are authentic and nice touches. I'll investigate mods later, if they exist.

EDIT: Just completed the game (12/12/14). This game has a let-down for an ending. Still worth the purchase, but oh my goodness, Steam version has removed all sense of closure! Does this matter? Think of it as a 98% great game, and subsequently see a therapist for any emotional damage.

** Advice: If you like the standard old ARPG like the above, get this game. Cheap Steam bundles are occasionally available at humblebundle, gamersgate, bundlestar, etc. Probably will hit gog soon if you want no DRM. Thanks for reading.
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27 of 47 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
*sigh*
A decade ago, I played this game so much my grades in high school suffered.
When I saw that the game was on steam, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to relive the memories of this excellent game.
I bought the game. I just didn't GET the game.
The game would probably run, if it weren't for crippling compatibility issues that result in random crashing. However, Steam, in their infinit wizdom, DISABLED THE MULTIPLAYER ENTIRELY. Seriously. Main menu. Click Multiplayer. You're greeted with an ugly (not skinned at all) and rude dialog box that simply says "DISABLED". That's it. Nothing.
I bought this game as part of a bundle with Dungeon Siege 2, and Dungeon Siege 3.
Dungeon Siege 2 multiplayer is ALSO DISABLED, and Dungeon Siege 3 isn't even a DS game, in my opinion. It might have done better if they gave it a different name and didn't try to step in the footsteps of such a great franchise.
Seriously, I wish Steam would have just let this entire franchise of games rest in peace. I honestly would take my money back and return these if that were an option. I feel like I did not get what I paid for.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19
First of all, this game is GREAT. This is one of my favourite PC RPGs of all time and is a game I spent hundreds of hours on in my childhood. So, why don't I recommend it?

Simple. It's unplayable on Windows 8.1.

I bought this for my sister and I so that we could relive some of our old gaming memories. Upon starting a single player file, textures fly and spazm across the screen making it impossible to see until the game eventually crashes. I've tried every guide posted in the community and on websites and not a single one fixes the problem. But that isn't the only reason to not purchase the game...

Having to read guides on how to get the game to properly work on newer operating systems is a joke. I realize the game is old now but the system requirements say that the game works on Windows XP or higher. That right there is false advertising. It's too much of a hassle to get the game to work (which it might not even anyways) and should be playable right after installation. You could potentially try this on an older operating system but even then it's not guaranteed to work. This game, although great, shouldn't be on Steam in this state.

Good thing I bought two copies for only 4 dollars rather than the 30 dollars it originally was when it was first put on Steam. :|
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Pretty awsome game for its age
Its Diablo/Dragon Age gameplay style
Would recommend highly
Bought it with the Dugeon Siege Collection for 4.99 euro in Summer Sale

8/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
One of my favorite classic rpg right beside diablo and bauilder's gate series this here classic rpg gives tons of hours worth of gameplay and story to the famous rpg makers before S-E picked up the title great for those who want to play an classic pc rpg that takes no space an really leaves a wonderful taste of epic adventures in your mouth for life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Played on windows xp, vista, 7 , and 8!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Dungeon Siege was a wonderful Gas Powered Games ARPG released in the early 2000's notable for its fully 3D environments, party based combat, and wonderful fantasy ambience. The game was incredibly polished for the time and still holds up today. A few small Win7 compatability issues remain, but otherwise still a blast to play. Beware though, the Steam versions of DS don't have the expansion packs.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This is a very nostalgic game for me. I remember this being the first RPG I played and LOVING it. My one issue is that they don't offer the expansion pack which includes a whole other campain and some extra functions that help make the gameplay a little easier. I would love it if steam added the expansion. I do admit the gameplay is a bit linear, but overall the environments that they create and the ways they manage to blend them together with no loading screens is amazing.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Nostalgia hits so hard, and to be honest it is still an awesome game 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Decent ARPG, fun hack and slash combat in which you control a party of multiple people a bit like Balders Gate and kind of like KOTOR, pretty nice visuals too. For £4.99 this game is a good buy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
The classic dungeon crawler lives! Dungeon Siege remains one of the most dynamic, engaging and complex games in its genre and it plays smoother than ever on Steam. Do not hesitate on this. The price is great, even when it isn't on sale, and stands high among modern Dungeon Crawlers like Torchlight 2 and Diablo III. If you are a fan of the genre, this is a must-play.

Leveling is smooth and effortless, requiring little maintanence, as skills and stats level through use. You start as a blank slate, and as you use weapons and spells, your stats and your proficiency in those attack types increases automatically, similar to something like modern Elder Scrolls games. It's a fluid and fun style. Add to that the strategy element of having AI-controlled companions fighting alongside you, who can take commands or be set up in formations with proiorities and focuses that you choose based on their stats, with a number of optional playable units to hire from towns and dungeons.

This is a fast game, too. It has all the challenge you would expect from an entry in the genre and encourages exploration and experimentation as you progress through the game. Do not hesitate to invest in this title. It is one of the greatest PC games of all time and remains one of my all-time favorite Dungeon Crawlers of all time!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
62.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
THIS GAME IS SO FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!

Not kidding! The game is addicting and fun. its one of the first and best RPGs i have ever played and i still love playing it to this day!

Now on to the official reviewing:

Pros:
➴ More than 100 Varieties of armor and weapons
➴ Each weapon and armor has a specefic rarity that makes every item diffrent and unique from one another
➴ A whole world generated for you! no portals or teleported entrences. your whole world is spawned right infront of you
➴ Each village or outpost you come to has a Blacksmith, a Priest, and some mercaneries-for-hire that meet almost all your needs. Some NPC's are in hostile areas that sell both priest and blacksmith items
➴ Fight through hordes of mosnters, tons of dungeons (part of the title right?), and ALOT of mini-bosses that drop Loot like loot you find from a chest
➴ Mega bosses in story and multiplayer campaigns that drop rare or legendary loot
➴ you can spend hours playing this game. its literelly addicting

Cons:
➴ Some grinding required
➴ Game maybe a little bit too difficult
➴ Story might be confusing if your not paying attention to it

Not much cons here right? Thats because this game is the best and its hard for me to say any bad things about it. anyway, you should learn more about the game so i will tell you.

Dungeon Siege is an RPG game that features tons of mosnters, NPC's, and fun content that keep you going for hours. You can level up all the way to 150! You have 4 diffrent skills which you can upgrade. You can be tons of diffrent classes based on the skills you upgraded. You can get magic items based on the rarity:

➴ Normal (No Color)
➴ Magic (Blue)
➴ Exotic? (Brown)
➴ Rare (Purple)
➴ Legendary (Yellow)

In the singleplayer campaign, you can buy mercaneries-for-hire and packmules to come along with you in your adventure to find out why humanity is being attacked by other races they allied with. You are a farmer who goes on a marvelous (and yet long) adventure to find out why Huminity is threatened and crush the threat before it destroys humanity. You can customize your own character before you play the game and you can import your singleplayer campaign characters into multiplayer campaign.

Thats all i have right now. i hope this review is helpful
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Classic Dungeon Siege. Looks kinda' ugly now, but still entertains. Too bad the expansion is not available on Steam.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
Still good today. So much better than the other two
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Great old game and it runs fine on Windows 7!
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