Old-school Action-RPG. The Fall of Gods is an indie game humbly inspired by Action-RPG you used to play on 16-bit consoles (zelda, secret of mana, alundra...). It was played by more than 75’000 gamers on PC and Xbox so far.
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Release Date: Dec 18, 2015

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“I have nothing but absolute love for it now”
High – Achievement unlocked

“it's a bit like a fast-paced version of Zelda for NES or SNES, but with more magical attacks”
High – Game Radar

“I have been looking around a long time to find surch a game. The music is great and the scenario well made. I can recommand this game to all classic Action-RPG fans”
8.7 – IndieDB

About This Game

Old-school Action-RPG. The fall of gods is an indie game humbly inspired by Action-RPG you used to play on 16-bit consoles (zelda, secret of mana, alundra...)
It was played by more than 75’000 gamers on PC and Xbox so far

...The gods and their Magic are gone long ago, and everything was left but a prophecy :
“From the Darkness shall rise the Light, From the Light shall rise the Darkness”.
Since then, every 16 years old boy has to challenge the "Sanctuary", as it’s said that Magic will be back with the One who would defeat its Beast.
Your hero will take part in the prophecy and find the true meaning of the "Fall of Gods", the story about the Genesis of the World, and perhaps, more about his lost mother.
The Fall of Gods is a traditional indie old-school action-rpg, where you could revive your favorite 16bit titles, but with more magic, and orchestral musics.

- Made with XNA-Geex Engine -
If you like to defeat dungeons, collect & swap items, fight with different weapons, cast spells, wear armors, rafting, hidden spots, puzzles, drive balloon, brew potions, side-quests, fairy fountains, a sense of irony, and of course, if you like to save the World ?
Then you will like The fall of gods

- For chapter 1 gamers -
The chapter 1 ended with the death of the hero...Now see how the story ends and play the full game
Watch out ! Chapter 1 has been improved with more features and more about the story :-)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP,7,8,10
    • Processor: CPU: 1.6 Ghz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb Video Memory (managing 1280*762 resolution and shader2.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
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Overall:
Positive (36 reviews)
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aceofspades3ss3
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
Freakin awesome!!!
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Gary9450
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Crashes the instant it starts. Period. And because Steam won't let you post a review until you've played a game for five minutes, I had to sit there and let it "Not Respond(ing)" long enough to allow this comment. Sux.
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Lay_KD
( 25.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
This rpg game, with its simple graphics, is extremely addictive! With a good story and multiple riddles and quests, this game is absolutly fun!
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Ger
( 146.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Great game really enjoyed playing it. Got stuck a couple of time but managed to get through it thanks to a great community backup. Anyone who enjoys playing Zelda will love this game.Looking forward to similar games.
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pepsimanvsjoe
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
What do I think of The fall of gods? Well, I'm not sure what the best words to describe it are. This is an action-adventure game, reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda and its many clones. You're the young man destined to save the land from evil, and so on and so forth. This makes for a story that's deeply rooted in tradition. But hey, tradition is good. As for the game itself... eh... I guess I would describe it as "in-offensive" and "oddly compelling". That doesn't exactly sound like a thrilling or even confident description for this game, but it's the best that I can muster.

As expected of an action-adventure, you'll wander the world and seek enormously-powerful objects, while fighting monsters and solving puzzles. How The fall of gods goes about this is pretty interesting. The world of Ergia isn't massive, but it is very dense. There are a lot of houses and caves to explore, each serving some sort of purpose. As you progress, the tools you obtain will open up previously unavailable areas, which lead to optional yet welcome rewards. This satisfying game-play loop is bolstered by a thoroughly pleasant soundtrack.

The dangers you'll face are almost entirely ineffective. As you explore, you'll earn experience, which can be used to improve your stats. Even early on, you'll find yourself grossly overpowered, and monsters never pose a threat. Keeping your HP and MP up is simple, due to the large number of restoration items, you'll recieve from fresh monster corpses. Most of the bosses are dealt with by figuring out their weakness. It's an extension of the puzzle-solving you employ to get through the dungeons, and it works well enough. Altogether, the combat mechanics are really poor, but you learn to ignore them after awhile.

The fall of gods has a ton of spells, too many in my opinion. Most of these spells are only used a few times over the course of the entire game. There are even a couple that are so useless; you were probably better off never finding them in the first place. The same could be said for the weapons and items. Your inventory will become bloated with quite a bit of junk. The density of this game works against itself, especially towards the end. When you find a spell and it only serves its purpose in one or two instances, then it might as well have been a key with fancy special effects.

The likelihood you'll persevere is exactly why I use words like "oddly-compelling" and "in-offensive" to describe this game. Its combat isn't particularly great, and the constant barrage of collectibles erodes its charming qualities. Still, I found myself entranced by this adventure. The lack of difficulty works in the game's favor, since I could put it down and revisit it whenever I had a few minutes to spare. Sometimes good game design is knowing your limitations. I know I would have dropped this game much earlier; if monsters were capable of killing the hero in a few hits, falling in a hole resulted in instant death, or that progress couldn't be saved at almost any time.

Do I recommend The fall of gods? Honestly, I wish that there was something in-between the thumbs-up and the thumbs-down. I stuck with this game to see it to the end, and I didn't hate it, but is that really enough for a recommendation? On the other hand, while the game suffers from a number of issues, the adventure elements are pretty solid. Rather than torment myself further, I'm going to break it down. if you're looking for a game that is as good as Zelda, let alone better, then this isn't it, not by a long-shot. If your expectations are low, and you don't mind dealing with some jank, then you could be in for a pleasant surprise.

No guarantees though.

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emfi
( 28.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
Just an amazing game.
My short evaluation after finishing:

(+)
- exciting plot
- much to explore
- good riddles
- witty comments
- enough weapons and skills
- if you're stuck or have problems with game or bugs, GeexGames / community helps you very fast (very good support on steam)
- low price for amazing game ;P

(-)
- most boss-fights and fights generall are maybe to easy (you definitely can be overskilled: some rare fights are somewhat difficult, but than long roads you're just to mighty, "sparing" lots of exp helps!)
- there are elements and alignment on the items etc, but i cant find out the meaning of it
- some bugs, you shouldnt play just with one savegame (!)
- no replayability, you can learn/ find & use all skills (spells) and weapons in one game


I buy it for 50%birthday sale, but I also recommend it for the normal price. It's worth it.

Altogether: a big yes! Thanks to GeexGames!
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The Kurgan
( 13.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
I enjoyed this throwback to oldschool action rpgs with extra stuff. What do I mean by extra stuff? Well back in the good ole days(yes I'm old) you had some games like this, but if you really really remember they were pretty basic. This game has a boat load of spells(skills) to use, weapons, armor, items. It also has little side things you can do..mostly fetch quests but its nice to have little side things... Overall its not a long game or difficult skill wise because you get experience from killing mobs and also for doing quests and sometimes finding experience in a box. You can then use those experience to up your skills to your liking. I hardly used the spells myself and was all melee putting most into str so I was a wee bit too powerful and the game was on the easy side. Now there are some parts that are not easy but those are where you have to figure out what to do(what skill, item, weapon to use) or where to go but maybe that was just me. Overall I wish we had more games like these to play!
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Sharp Income
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
Real time combat (like top down Zelda)! Great controller support. I'll have to get used to the 2 decades old system of holding down a key to invoke strafing but since this isn't a 100% shooter/ranged combat, it shouldn't be too hard. I didn't come here for story, so no comment there (and I've hardly played). But if you're looking for a real time action combat system, this is one of those games. It still has tile based movement (I wish the movement was smoother, though. It kinda locks to either horizontal or vertical). It also works well with xbox 360 controller - the controls are mapped out nicely. This game looks it'll be worth it's pricetag, and definitely worth it on sale especially if the real time combat with this art style is what you're looking for.
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mooskym
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
If I hadn't known any better, I'd say this game was in early Beta, considering the amount of bugs this game has.
The controls are awful, And the graphics are completely glichy on full screen mode.

I havn't given the game itself a chance yet, since I dimmed it unplayable for the moment. So I say don't buy this until a new patch comes out (which I doubt will happen).
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Streak
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 10
This Game is truly amazing I was a fan of chapter 1 so when I heard chapter 2 was coming out I got super excited truley amazing game story line fun I had to an over achiever so I literally completed the game 100% while it was in it's beta stages. If you love zelda style rpgs you will love this game. ! of the best parts is its is a combination of both chapter 1 (revamped) and chapter 2 so you dont miss a thing. The side quests and puzzles can be challenging makes this an enjoyable game to go thru I give it 10/10 hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have =)

~Beta Tester~
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
What do I think of The fall of gods? Well, I'm not sure what the best words to describe it are. This is an action-adventure game, reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda and its many clones. You're the young man destined to save the land from evil, and so on and so forth. This makes for a story that's deeply rooted in tradition. But hey, tradition is good. As for the game itself... eh... I guess I would describe it as "in-offensive" and "oddly compelling". That doesn't exactly sound like a thrilling or even confident description for this game, but it's the best that I can muster.

As expected of an action-adventure, you'll wander the world and seek enormously-powerful objects, while fighting monsters and solving puzzles. How The fall of gods goes about this is pretty interesting. The world of Ergia isn't massive, but it is very dense. There are a lot of houses and caves to explore, each serving some sort of purpose. As you progress, the tools you obtain will open up previously unavailable areas, which lead to optional yet welcome rewards. This satisfying game-play loop is bolstered by a thoroughly pleasant soundtrack.

The dangers you'll face are almost entirely ineffective. As you explore, you'll earn experience, which can be used to improve your stats. Even early on, you'll find yourself grossly overpowered, and monsters never pose a threat. Keeping your HP and MP up is simple, due to the large number of restoration items, you'll recieve from fresh monster corpses. Most of the bosses are dealt with by figuring out their weakness. It's an extension of the puzzle-solving you employ to get through the dungeons, and it works well enough. Altogether, the combat mechanics are really poor, but you learn to ignore them after awhile.

The fall of gods has a ton of spells, too many in my opinion. Most of these spells are only used a few times over the course of the entire game. There are even a couple that are so useless; you were probably better off never finding them in the first place. The same could be said for the weapons and items. Your inventory will become bloated with quite a bit of junk. The density of this game works against itself, especially towards the end. When you find a spell and it only serves its purpose in one or two instances, then it might as well have been a key with fancy special effects.

The likelihood you'll persevere is exactly why I use words like "oddly-compelling" and "in-offensive" to describe this game. Its combat isn't particularly great, and the constant barrage of collectibles erodes its charming qualities. Still, I found myself entranced by this adventure. The lack of difficulty works in the game's favor, since I could put it down and revisit it whenever I had a few minutes to spare. Sometimes good game design is knowing your limitations. I know I would have dropped this game much earlier; if monsters were capable of killing the hero in a few hits, falling in a hole resulted in instant death, or that progress couldn't be saved at almost any time.

Do I recommend The fall of gods? Honestly, I wish that there was something in-between the thumbs-up and the thumbs-down. I stuck with this game to see it to the end, and I didn't hate it, but is that really enough for a recommendation? On the other hand, while the game suffers from a number of issues, the adventure elements are pretty solid. Rather than torment myself further, I'm going to break it down. if you're looking for a game that is as good as Zelda, let alone better, then this isn't it, not by a long-shot. If your expectations are low, and you don't mind dealing with some jank, then you could be in for a pleasant surprise.

No guarantees though.

If you liked this review or want to see more recommended games, be sure to follow our curator group: Follow Original Curator Group
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
The Fall of Gods is a small indie action RPG game, very similar to the old Zelda titles: your view is from above, all in 2D sprites. The action is also very similar: swing your sword to kill the foes, cut bushes, break jars, collect hearts and coins. The new thing is the skills: sort of spells you can assign to the trigger buttons, the mana points you use slowly replenish.

The good:
The store page says that it's not a full support for the controller, but it's because it doesn't work in the main menu. During the game the controls are perfect.
You can save anytime, and in 4 slots.
A lot of places where you can heal in the beginning: the game doesn't try to murder you as soon as you press 'New game'.
The map system is awesome and very well thought. The caves that you've already looted are marked as 'Done'. Plus it's basically the real screens zoomed out so it's not a theorical map leading you 'somewhere on the North East, behind the big rock'.
When you pass behind a tree or something, your character have an outline. Very handy.
Day and night cycle, yup I kid you not.


The bad:
The foes seem to have telepathic powers and constantly agroo you, even through the walls.
The sound options are very bare: no way to change the volume of music, it's either on or off.
Some actions could have had a bit more animations and sounds, like casting a spell or breaking a jar.
The graphics look a bit blurred, because of the zoom I guess. It does get a bit tiring to the eyes.

The game hooked me up from the beginning, I went exploring the map, finding some small hidden caves - which got marked as done - so nifty! The night fell and some ghosts appeared, and they weren't OP! Then had my first dungeon, under the water where you have to take a breath at some oxygen chimneys and you go around solving small puzzles and killing enraged mermaids; how cool is that?

I totally recommend this game, fun with a lot of original details. Definetly a keeper in my huge library!
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
This game certainly has its charms. Even though I often tend to stay away from RPGMaker games, I bought this one precisely because it chooses another approach than so many other of its kind. Instead of boring me to death with the gazillionth implementation of your typical run of the mill JRPG it chooses to utilize a combat system that brings the player back to the times where "Secret of Mana", "Terranigma" and "Illusion of Time" created some of your fondest gaming memories.
Sure, it does have its quirks (the on occasions rather strange grammar for example), and the bossfights (as far as I played so far) are rather simple (choose the right weapon/magic and smash/shoot/blast it to smithereens), but all in all I feel pleasantly reminded of the games I mentioned above.

In a nutshell: I can recommend this game to everyone who liked classics like "Secret of Mana", "Terranigma" and "Illusion of Time" and who needs a well earned break from all the typical JRPG like games out there in favor of a refreshing (albeit in no way new) combat system, where you beat your enemies yourself instead of waiting for your character to do it for you.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
The Fall of Gods is an action-JRPG game where you are the choosen one that will take part in the prophecy and find the true meaning of the "Fall of Gods", the story about the Genesis of the World.

Your main character is a sixteen years old boy, a guy from a village in a middle of the forest that in the begining he doesn't know anything about his fate but during the adventure will discover it.

The character is easy to control using five keys and mouse.

The graphics are comic style and full of colours and animations are normal for a game of these characteristics.

Music and sound are quite normal.

You can collect & swap items (typical inventory management), fight with different weapons, cast spells, wear armors, complete many secondary quests and explore its vast overworld and well designed dungeons.

The map is so huge, so the game has a map of the area with some relevant spots annotated that helps a lot to the player.

The tutorial introduces you very well in all the aspects of the game, showing you one by one the different options of it.

The game has achivements and trading cards.

If you like japanese style rol games or you enjoy with Zelda, play it!

PS: Thanks to Shade00
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
"The Fall of Gods" is a fantastic game for those looking for games on a more casual old school style. The story is really good and unexpected. As I was advancing though the game it became more difficult as well, but that wasn't a problem due to my new items and powerful spells which I acquired by playing the game and exploring different places. In addition to it, the game's soundtrack is quite charming and does it's best to create an adventurous "Middle age" atmosphere.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Just an amazing game.
My short evaluation after finishing:

(+)
- exciting plot
- much to explore
- good riddles
- witty comments
- enough weapons and skills
- if you're stuck or have problems with game or bugs, GeexGames / community helps you very fast (very good support on steam)
- low price for amazing game ;P

(-)
- most boss-fights and fights generall are maybe to easy (you definitely can be overskilled: some rare fights are somewhat difficult, but than long roads you're just to mighty, "sparing" lots of exp helps!)
- there are elements and alignment on the items etc, but i cant find out the meaning of it
- some bugs, you shouldnt play just with one savegame (!)
- no replayability, you can learn/ find & use all skills (spells) and weapons in one game


I buy it for 50%birthday sale, but I also recommend it for the normal price. It's worth it.

Altogether: a big yes! Thanks to GeexGames!
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
I originally played this little gem on the xbox360. At the time, I wanted to try a game that reminded me of some of the older games i have tried. This game fit the jondre exactly, and is exactly what i wanted. Due to indie games no longer being uploaded to xbox360, that version will never get a upgrade, so it is lucky that i can get the game again on here. If you played the xbox360 version, i definetly would get again from here. This version is updated and continues the story from the xbox360 version. Although you will need to replay it from the beginning, this version has everything the original xbox360 version has, including secret caves, mini bosses, secret items, and multiple area's. This was one of the 1st indie games i ever downloaded on xbox360, and am happy to support the developer. If you want an action rpg, with ode's to older games found on snes (i won't name games!), then this is the game you want to get your hands on! If a newcomer and you never played the xbox360 version, let me tell you, this one is quite fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as i do! Thanks!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
146.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Great game really enjoyed playing it. Got stuck a couple of time but managed to get through it thanks to a great community backup. Anyone who enjoys playing Zelda will love this game.Looking forward to similar games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
The Fall of Gods is a fine homage to the 16-bit era action-rpg, with many secondary quests to occupy you. I alread saw that its vast overworld and dungeons were well designed. You can clearly see that this indie team developped this game with a lot of passion. Everything has been thought, as a nice tutorial for instance. But careful you can quickly die in the first minutes of game if you don't pay attention. And by the way, the beginning reminds me some of the first final fantasy games.
An in terms of option, there are several ways to control the game, like keyboard only or mouse only, or both. I didn't find yet how to have a full screen game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
(Played game on Desura) This is a very good game! Controls well, good story, most important - Fun! Like Description says game feels and plays very much in same vein as secret of mana and alundra. Very worth picking up!
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