The island Faranga needs a new hero, you! Delve into a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (86 reviews) - 83% of the 86 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (2,435 reviews) - 86% of the 2,435 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 30 Oct, 2009

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Reviews

“A compelling RPG experience...”
84% – PCGZine
“Risen is a solid, engrossing and beautifully presented RPG that's well worth your time and money.”
85% – PC Zone

About This Game

The island Faranga needs a new hero, you!
Delve into a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage.
  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
  • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.
  • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP™ (with Service Pack 3)
    • Processor: 2 GHz Intel® Pentium™ 4 Single-core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphics card (nVidia® GeForce® 7900/ATI Radeon™ X1800 or better)
    • DirectX®: DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphic card driver
    • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB free Hard Drive space
    • Sound: 100% DirectX™ 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Controller Support: Keyboard, Mouse
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Very Positive (86 reviews)
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Very Positive (2,435 reviews)
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ebonweaver
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 June
Keep in mind I didn't get to play this much before it glitched so hard I was just too frustrated to continue. The gameplay is reasonable, but combat is tedius and clunky. It's possible once you learn magic and get further that cleans up. Problem is I hit a point where I kind of half fell into a floor and vanished, and all game controls other than looking up and down stopped working. ESC didn't even bring up the main menu any more, I had to kill the game. There is no save function, so if you die or quit or something like this happens you roll back to some seemingly random point and have to play through the other stuff all over again. Even if the gameplay improves, these issues are just killer to me.
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MACHINΞ
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 June
This game is pure gold.
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Sir Anoobis
( 38.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 June
Worth giving a try if you are an old fan of Piranha Bytes' Gothic series, otherwise be prepared for a somewhat "B-movie" RPG experience.
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JarethCohen
( 46.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 June
♥♥♥♥ing awesome
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shotgun_watermelon
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 June
I've only played about an hour of the beginning of this game, but it's pretty fun. I will definitely be playing more. If you'd like to see the first bit of the game you can check out my video here:

https://youtu.be/bOeJDichgww
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Stellion
( 38.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 June
Loved it. Was very fun and challenging. Whole story took around 24-30 hours, searching everything. Was fun, too bad Risen 2 turned it into a pirate game... still don't know how I feel about that due to this one feeling more like a traditional RPG.
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Gmonium
( 39.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 22 June
The ending was pretty bad, but the rest was pretty okay.
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ZEIN
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 June
Great game. You never know the limits of the game and keep getting pleasantly surprised by the increasing scope. Hated all the other Risens, but this one is something special. Many glitches, but what game is without them?
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floboug
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 June
Not a bad (old) game for its plots, a bit hard in combats, missions somewhat boring, and nearly no loots. Couldn't finish it, even trying twice, bored before.
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sidaske
( 37.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 16 June
''Save the humans, save the mushrooms'' - Jorgensen

10/10 - would save the mushrooms again
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: 1 June
Monk: Why would I let a thief into our cemetary? You are not allowed in here.
Me: I'll give you two joints if you look the other way and let me in.
Monk: Two joints? It's a deal.
Me: *gives him the joints and then pickpockets them back, and goes into the cemetary to loot the crypt*

Oh and the rest of the game is fun, too.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.3 hrs on record
Posted: 28 May
Expect the same type of gameplay that you would experience in the 'Gothic' series. Very old-school quick saving and loading due to cheap deaths style if that's your jam. True to the aforementioned series with cooking elements, weaponsmithing, different storyline paths, etc. Humurous dialogue at times with pipe smoking and booze drinking as well. Stay away if you don't like a 90's-era action RPG feel but if you do, you'll find an enjoyable experience here. I shouldn't neglect to mention that the soundtrack is pretty solid as well.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: 7 June
Risen is definitly an old school RPG, in that nothing, I repeat NOTHING is spoon fed to you. At best, you get a couple of generic markers for the general location of where you may need to go for some quests, but for the most part it is entirely up to you to keep track of who is who, where people and places are at, and what you need to do next. Unlike games such as Skyrim, in Risen you are forced to figure almost everything out for yourself. Quests take awhile to finish, and are arched out rather than radiant so that you don't feel as if you are repeatedly doing the same stuff over and over. Hours will fly by as you wander about the island and learn how to progress.

Combat is on the wonky side, and can take a bit to get to learn. Many creatures have attacks that are, IMO, a bit too fast and overpowered, and require a little more than just skill to get through. However, there are many things you can take advantage of in order to make it though the combat system.

Graphics wise, i would say that the game has aged considerably well. While most textures arent remarkable or even close to realistic, they are far from being immersion breaking or ugly. In fact. some areas are quite beautiful, and the soundtrack is one of the best from the time.

If you have a short attention span, or don't have much experience with RPGs in general, this game may not be the best place for you to get your feet wet. However, with how often these games go on sale I would highly suggest that you put at least a couple of hours into the game.

As a side note: there is a special place in hell for gnomes. Screw you, you short ugly ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: 5 June
Risen is a good role-playing experience, it is just fun to investigate every corner of the mysterious island. The story and quests are quite varied and the game world gives you an credible feeling of being a part of it. The controls are simple and graphics are quite nice. Some of the combat mechanics can become tiresome and the game still has bugs, remember to save often. The unoffical patch fixes many bugs but still, it's still possible to get stuck where you have no choice but to reload a save game. Overall, the game is not a bad experience. A fun RPG that will give you hours of fun with only some minor bumps.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: 11 June
This epic role playing game is set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, The "Risen" story unfolds over four chapters and will offer multiple ways to develop the story by his own actions and decisions. An innovative and intuitive user control interface will support both casual and hardcore gamers. With full world streaming support, the player will have a seamless experience while playing in a fully simulated game world with authentic characters.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: 14 June
I'm about 30 hours into the game and have really enjoyed it. It gives good freedom and you really have to pick your battles early in the game. Combat takes practice but it's rewarding when you win. Save a lot as it says because a few bad steps and your dead. It's pretty easy to die.

All and all I come back over and over to this game. It's good and I highly recommend it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: 9 June
Great game, especially if you are a fan of Gothic series. Combat system in this game is good, it's fun to fight, but it takes a bit of practice to learn fight well. Enviroment and monsters look pretty good for 6 year old game and it's really fun to explore the map. Story is pretty good too. Personally one of my favorite RPGs (after Gothic 1 and 2).
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: 23 June
Loved it. Was very fun and challenging. Whole story took around 24-30 hours, searching everything. Was fun, too bad Risen 2 turned it into a pirate game... still don't know how I feel about that due to this one feeling more like a traditional RPG.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: 23 June
♥♥♥♥ing awesome
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: 3 June
Awesome game, i like it!
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