War covers the southern islands until it finally reaches the idyllic isle of Feshyr. You take on the role as the new nameless hero after your village has been pillaged and destroyed by paladins of the king. Seeking revenge, you soon realize that this cowardly attack did not just happen on a reckless mercenary`s whim.
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Releasedatum: 15 okt 2010

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Arcania: Gothic IV is looking like a game that would entice even the most jaded, over-Oblivioned Crust-Dwarf into a long, deep, immersive session of RPG adventure. – Gamerevolution 06/2010

The team definitely has a keen eye for their audience of established and prospective players. – RPG fan 06/2010

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War covers the southern islands until it finally reaches the idyllic isle of Feshyr. You take on the role as the new nameless hero after your village has been pillaged and destroyed by paladins of the king. Seeking revenge, you soon realize that this cowardly attack did not just happen on a reckless mercenary`s whim. A mysterious evil power lies in waiting and fortunately you’re not alone to unravel the ancient secrets: your fate is linked to a beautiful lady wearing a powerful artifact from the long-forgotten past...


  • COMBAT SYSTEM: An intuitive system that offers a gradual learning curve, special moves and three different basic attack types.
  • STORYLINE: A deep, strong story embedded in the successful Gothic universe franchise accompanied by highly diversified side quests. And most can be solved in different ways.
  • ACCESSIBILITY: The amenable story, an Intuitive interface and controls, lock on targets and a sophisticated hint system.
  • CONTINUOUS ACTION: Pace is kept up along the main plot through regular surprises, cliffhangers and vigorous cut scenes.
  • HERO DEVELOPMENT: Gain experience points and level up to upgrade your attributes, skills and crafting abilities.
  • A COMPLETELY OPEN WORLD: Enjoy the complete freedom & the almost unlimited options known from the Gothic series.


    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo - 2.8 GHz / AMD Athlon II x2 - 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 8800 GTX, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 9600
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB + 600 MB virtual memory
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core / AMD Phenom X4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 250, GeForce GTX 260, GeForce GTX 280
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 10 GB + 600 MB virtual memory
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
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The Ewokening
( 23.4 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 18 juli
No idea why i played to the end, meh/10
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Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
( 6.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 12 juli
I love the Gothic series, so due to the years of backlash and hatred this entry has received from fans, it's taken me a while to muster up the courage to play it. My first impressions of it were that a lot of the poor reviews were exaggerated. The combat system is fairly intuitive, the graphics are nice, and it definitely has that Gothic feel to the world and gameplay.

After a couple of hours though, I understand where the complaints are coming from. First of all, it isn't an open world game. It's extremely linear, and the quests are pretty boring. The voice acting is fairly rough, and the cutscenes are poorly constructed. It feels like a semi-complete experience, overall. The worst part for me was not being able to massacre the NPCs like in the original games. Seriously, wtf?

I'm going to recommend this to Gothic series fans only, even though most of them end up hating and resenting it. There's no help for most of us (like myself) but to scratch that itch of curiosity surrounding it, and it's not to say that absolutely everything in the game was done horribly. Overall, it's definitely a disappointing experience for fans of the series, but it's worth a bit of experimenting if you can get it for a cheap price. The rest of you will want to steer clear.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
( 18.1 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 juli
Tot nu toe zo'n 12u gespeeld en ik ben zeer aangenaam verrast door Arcania.
De gameplay is erg vlot met een uitgebreid combatsysteem: ik bvb heb een zwaard en schild + boog in mijn slots steken zodat snel verwisseld worden tussen close -en ranged combat. Ook een aantal spreuken, fire, frost en lightning doen wonderen in geval van overmacht.
Je kan dus eender welke class zijn met je character, wel echter het enige character waarmee je speelt omdat hij de hoofdpersonage is van de game.

Ik vind de graphics erg mooi : weidse landschappen, prachtige dag en nacht cycli, mooie weerseffecten en vervaarlijk door de storm doorbuigende bomen.

En er zit wel af en toe wat humor in tijdens de gesprekken die volledig voice acted zijn.

Enige minpuntjes zijn de nogal veel aanwezige gliches (op Radeon, mss niet op een nvidea?)
Maar deze game heeft tot nu toe geen andere noemenswaardige bugs.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
MLG Player
( 1.0 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 3 juli
Nothing like the original gothic series...would not recommend .
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
( 0.2 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 24 juni
it has very bloomy graphics i hate them 4/10
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
( 5.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 23 juni
The game is easy even on the hardest Gothic mode, but I die normally as my game is lagging, thus I will wait till I buy better computer. It is just left click slashing and combining with ranged attacks and magic. Though effects are good I do not like how it is raining every day many times like if there was no break for raining. Quests are simplified in Skyrim way, when you enter dungeon you get out of there other shorter way leading towards the person who gave you quest. World is open but kind of linear as is in Fable. The fighting reminds me of Witcher style just choosing the right style and rolling around enemy. Fights are even easier as the animals will stop following you after the same length distance.
I gave it a try but eventually my computer is too weak for the graphics. It looks good to me. For now I can not critisize as I can not fully enjoy game due to my computer performance but seems pretty ok so far.
Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
( 13.5 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 22 juni
Very Plot Hammered. You go to one area; have the main plot with 2 or 3 quests and 2 side quests. Than you go to the next plotted location with similar rules. Your money is severely restricted but you always find better items than you can buy out in the field. Each new location comes with a chance to find one new item better than the previous. As you progress, even the protagionist seems to get annoyed at the redundancy.
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Van Heilsing
( 17.8 uur in totaal )
Geplaatst: 20 juni
Great story, best voice acting i seen in a game for years,
the rough nudity is a plus and the advanced combat/leveling system never gets old.
This is truly on of a kind!
You don't know what RPG is until you have played this gem!
i would rate this A like ArcaniA.

Behulpzaam? Ja Nee Grappig
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Nothing like the original gothic series...would not recommend .
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I played this game for 16 hours because I really wanted to enjoy it.
First of all, I wanted to like it because I'm a fan of first 3 parts of Gothic. Let's say it straight, this is different game, don't expect fourth part of Gothic. Some elements are similar, but general feeling is: this is different game.
So in the next step I tried to enjoy it as RPG game. If game is different than Gothic, that doesn't mean it's a bad game, right? So in that situation it is not true. This game is bad. Some elements, like graphics and music are quite nice, but generally game is just bad. Main story is totally linear, you can't go wherever you want. World is divided to small parts and you have to explore them one by one, you can't encounter a lot stronger monsters than you.
I love RPGs, but this game didn't sucked me. I didn't feel that I explore the world I want to explore. I didn't feel I'm a part of adventure, I want to be part of.

If you're a fan of Piranha Bytes games, save yourself the disappointment.
If you're a fan of good RPG games, there are many better games out there.
If you finished all RPGs and you need to play it, be prepared to collecting the honey in one of most stupid quests. So if you like winnie the Pooh, go ahead, this game is made for you.

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10.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 februari 2015
Hello. Are you interested in buying this game ? Let me tell you about this game. This game is not worth your time and money. This game starts you off as a shepherd (not THE shepherd) and has you trying to woo your girlfriend on some island. This game will then do what any game does to ruin the good mood and send you away on a journey for revenge.
All the story progress in this game is just for the sake of getting your revenge. Remember that, when you slug through the chapters, hoping for a cool story.

This game lets you decide on how to play it by offering you all the options : Melee, Ranged and Magic. The overly simplistic and lame skill-tree requires tough decision making from you. +1% mana and +1% mana regen or rather +1% stamina and +1% stamina regen...or maybe +1% ranged damage and +1% mana regen ? The choices...Eventually you might also reach one of the maybe 10 new skills..I say new, but in the end they just change the skill you already have to something better, like giving you a power bash or letting you combo more attacks...meh.

This game is kinda separated into different hubs, where the actual chapter is being played. As soon as you finish one, you basically move onward to the next hub area. This game is technically an open world game, but you don't have any necessity to ever venture back to the places you've already been to and instead keep following a linear route to your goal. This game sports acceptable environmental graphics, but butt-ugly character models. This game also features some of the most laid back casual combat ever. This game is hardly a challenge on normal difficulty and at least your progress will be steady..combat wise..

This game however does have a major flaw, which will most likely make you quit rather sooner than later :
THIS GAME HAS NO QUEST MARKERS. This game will just tell you to find an item/person in the east/west/north/south of where you accept the quest and then has you run around the place trying to find the item/person without any sort of indication. Even worse, this game often has the habit of only spawning the item/person you are looking for once you accepted the quest to do so. That means you can run all over the map in advance, explore everything possible and then have to do it all over again after accepting some random "HEY, FIND THIS CHEST IN THAT CAVE WHICH NOW EXISTS BUT DIDN'T BEFORE". This game will then commence laughing at you, until you open google after an hour to just look up where the item/person is, that you're looking for.

This game incorporates very boring and bland dialogue as well, which often makes you feel as if you're just playing some random mmo. Nothing in this game will make you feel involved with the world, mostly because the world itself is such a boring, empty yet quite spacy place..still very empty though..too empty even..way too empty..not enemy wise..quite a few enemies...but otherwise very empty.
This game has no redeeming qualities at all. Even the lockpicking system is really irritating with its required timing. This game does allow you to craft, but thats just reading a recipe, press "C" , select the thing and click the "craft" button.
This review is already way too long for this game, so let me tell you once again that this game is really not worth it.
This game, which I have played for 10 hours, is not recommended :P
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13.9 uur in totaal
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Geplaatst: 29 november 2013
This is one of the most disappointing games I've ever played. I was looking forward to this as a Gothic fan (on it's release it was called ArcaniA: Gothic IV or ArcaniA a gothic tale because it was supposed to be the next gothic game). It's supposed to be an open world RPG but it's more like a liniar bad hack n' slash game with level progression. basicly this is what the game is: after you finish the intro (which is the only fun part of the game) you get to a tiny part of the island, you do a part of the main quest and you unlock another tiny part of the island where you can do another part of the main quest and you unlock another tiny part of the island and so on untill the final battle. And than it's game over, no more exploring for no reason at all. the main quest is boring, there are only a few side quests which are even worse than the main quest. characters are boring and not memoreble at all, even the characters from Gothic 1, 2, and 3 and exploring is rarely rewarding, not that there is much to explore as most of the remotely interesting sites are used for the main quest. if you played the demo and liked it keep it that way the demo covers by far the best part of the game.

ArcaniA a gothic fail scores a 3/10
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2.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 juni 2015
Arcania can be summarized as follows:

A grossly simplified RPG with nice graphics (for its time) that is no longer part of the Gothic Universe.

There are no quest markers, the story is possibly the most cliché I've seen in an RPG, and the gameplay makes Fable 3 look challenging. I also saw the same character model used for 5 different key npc's within the first hour and a half of playtime.

I had more fun with Two Worlds. Don't play this.
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21.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 september 2013
Far into the game as I write this. Eventually the desire to continue wanes when immersion is broken due to the callousness to which this RPG as been constructed. Speaking directly to Spellbound Entertainment, I really couldn't care less what your budget is and I don't care about the perilous finances of your now bankrupt publisher. When you undertake a project like this and dress it with the same repeating carbon copy npc's then you have no right to undertake such a project. It's a crime against the art of game development and shows no respect for your audience.

I really want to continue. I like what's here despite the meaningless "RPG elements" and the damn crafting icon staring at me the entire play through. Go watch a movie with the same character playing 20 different roles each dubbed with a different voice.

At this point in the game's narrative I should be fully immersed in the world of Arcania but you Spellbound Entertainment have completely ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ my immersion. I'm walking out of the theater now. There weren't that many here to start. Something about the title and the game not living up to it's legacy. The naysayers were right and I a fool for not listening.
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21.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 mei 2014
...so being somewhere half way through the game I remember thinking: " who am I gonna recommend this game to in my review?" I thought of this game as a "game of missed opportunities" but getting through the end game grind, final boos fight and enduring the countless fillers I finally found my answer: I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS GAME TO ANYONE!!!
Arcania is a bad game and even though the world is nice and graphics is still decent 4 years later there are just not enough good things to actually ask anyone to endure this!
World is very small and with limited access, quests are extremely linear where you have to do chains of quests to access a location x only to be used by npc x and forced to do things XYZ.
This game would be compared to Gothic 3 or Risen but short answer is: it DOES NOT compary to either one of them at all!

- beautiful world
- good graphics
- good evade system

- mindless button mashing combat - no skill whatsoever
- low difficulty (havent used a potion till mid game)
- HORRIBLE fillers towards end game
- BOOOORING end boss fight (like most end boses but this one takes the cake)
- boring, linear quests
- bad voice acting

Up till yesterday I thought I will give the short expansion a try but after finally finishing this game I do not want to have anything to do with it anymore...

2/10 - avoid !!!
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22.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 september 2015
Playable, but pointless.

I got this game free (thanks, Steam!) but I can't recommend anyone buy it. Everything that makes RPGs fun to play is absent from this game:
  • Story is weak and formulaic, while also being incomprehensible at times;
  • Combat is laughably easy and offers no real challenge;
  • No choices or moral decisions that affect the story;
  • Poor NPC characterization and acting, and;
  • an ending that makes no sense and doesn't resolve anything;

It's not broken by any means, and you may have some fun playing it if you're big into medeival fantasy. But in all, I don't think it's worth your time or money, as there are much better games available on steam that are dirt cheap.
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25.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 24 februari 2014
ArcaniA – Gothic 4 is a mediocre RPG that is mildly amusing, addictive, and simply boring all rolled into one. Its a semi-open world where you have to unlock the next area by completing certain objectives. The hero a boy from Feshyr a simple shepard and I mean simple. This is one game that truly could have been an OUTSTANDING game. The hero he lacked substance and didn't grow he was still the simple ignorant, and dumb shepard from Freshyr. If you are a hardcore RPG fan this game might be for you. It does have some really good parts and the story has so much more to offer then it did. Mind numbing questing everyone in the game just takes advantage of the main hero (honestly after 25 hours of game play I couldn't tell you his name). I need to find this will you help me? Yes but you have to do this first? OK I accomplished the task. NO you tricked me or What I have do one more thing. The repetitiveness of the same quest just a different location hurt this game more then anything. The game mechanics on fighting were good. On the other hand the enemy’s repeated there attacks in the same order over and over again just like the weather dusk, morning, afternoon evening all sunny. Then night calm, lets say midnight rain, then dusk it stops and repeats the order. That’s all the game does really is repeat its self over and over. The graphics are descent the endless invincible walls not so much. I don't personally like to give a bad review because the designers of the games we love to play, put so much time and effort into them but this is one game had the possibility to offer so much more and falls short by a long haul in my opinion. It feels like they had a good a vision for the game but couldn't fulfill or even do it justice on what they envisioned. One of the most notable parts of the game was the voice actor David Lodge. He was known for his voice role as Kenpachi Zaraki in Bleach and the role of Jiraiya in Naruto. Winstan a NPC that has only a few lines in the game
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