An isometric open world action-RPG. Shape shift into a highly customized character! Crush your foes, get loots, build your house and dungeon to challenge other players!
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Very Positive (67 reviews) - 82% of the 67 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Mostly Positive (373 reviews) - 79% of the 373 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We plan to have a rich, dense and large game, including a lot of replayable content. It is important for us to test these features in a realistic environement, while receiving feedback. Wolcen is a project started a long time ago, driven by passion an we want to create the best gameplay experience possible. We are attached to our project, and are very experienced using the CRYENGINE technology.
The Early Access will also be a great way for us to remain a completely indie team. There is no private investor or publisher behind us, and we want to continue that way to keep a full control on the creative work we do. We want to take risks, bring some new features to the hack and slash genre and discuss with players about the best solution for our game.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We expect the Early Access to last at least a year. During that time, we will add new features regularly, such as Character Customization, Craft, Dungeon Challenge and Coop, to make sure that there is new content for players to test, and it will give us the time to balance and debug the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The final version of the game will be availble on PC and Linux. It will include the following features :
  • Full Coop gameplay.
  • Apocalyptic Forms, allowing you to unlock mutations for your character according to your playstyle. Mix up to three of these mutation and shape-shift into that avatar of destruction to slay your foes!
  • Ability to create a dungeon thanks to our housing system, and include enemies captured in the open world for other player to challenge.
  • A lot of destroyable environments
  • Unlimited randomly generated dungeons, with increasing difficulty each steps !
  • Epic boss Fights
  • Large open world to explore
  • An epic and mysterious story to discover
  • Modding support
  • Gamepad support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current state of the game aims to test the very basics of the gameplay.
You will be able to test the first mission of the storyline, and then fight in randomly generated dungeons, with an increasing difficulty each time to clean a level.
More than 20 skills are available right now, including combos.
Elements from skills and environment interact with each other : Lightning spreads in water, a frozen target will unfreeze once hit by Fire, and physical attacks deals more damage against frozen enemies !
Beautiful visual effects are triggered by your attacks, bringing an epic feeling to the game!
A lot of content is still using placeholders, and the sound quality is a bit poor, we are aware of that and it will be updated and upgraded really soon!”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features. The final price of the game should be about twice the current amount, so it is time to grab a copy now !”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The community will be involved thanks to a Trello and various polls on our forums. Mostly you will be able to give your opinion about the which features need to come first, balance of the game and gameplay mechanics.
If you have any cool ideas new enemies, items or apocalyptic forms, we will gladly read about it on our forum!”
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June 30

Patch 0.2.5 hotfix

We just released a small patch to fix bugs regarding the loot of gold and melee combat sometime missing targets.
It should be better now.
Please note that we are aware that some of you cannot launch the game anymore. We are working on it.
In the meantime, you can try to manually delete your Wolcen files and redownload the game via Steam, it fixed the issue for some people.

Wolcen Studio

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June 29

Known Issues : Gold drop and missing attacks

Hi everyone !
We are aware of issues that prevent gold from dropping and melee attacks not hiting their targets, and we are working on a fix that should be release soon.

We are also aware that some of you are not able to launch the game at the moment. We are wokring on a fix and hope to provide it as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and support.

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About This Game

An isometric Open World action-RPG in a corrupted world falling apart, beautifully rendered thanks to CryEngine technology.

Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem features a dynamic, fast-paced combat system with weapon-based combos and charged attacks. Dodge, Dash, Hack, Slash and unleash devastating spells on your enemies !
The game has no class restriction and uses a Resource Opposition System that adapts to any play-style.

Co-op will be added, and players will be able to combine spells to create chain reactions, in order to overcome greater challenges.

There is a unique mechanic called Apocalyptic Form that allows players to shape shift into a highly customized character! You’re free to mold your character thanks to a deep and rich customization system. And thanks to our complex crafting mini-game and our housing module you will be able to make your adventure feel as YOUR adventure!

You are a former officer of army of the Human Republic, forced to flee the death penalty because of the magic powers you have unwillingly developed. Being tracked down by humans and hunted by the monsters of the Wild, you are recruited by a mysterious group of Templars. And thus an epic adventure begins in which you will wander the world to fight inhuman, mutated monsters and discover the terrible secret of the extinguishing mankind.

Key features:

* Under development and will be added to the game during the early access

  • Dynamic combat system: fast-paced combat system with weapon-based combos and charged attacks. Dodge, Dash, Hack, Slash and unleash devastating spells on your enemies !
  • Open World: Discover the world and enjoy it at your own convenience
  • Exploration and experimentation is rewarded with new powers, attributed according to your play style!
  • Free character development - No class limitation. You have three resources: Rage and Umbra interact with each other, thanks to the Resource Opposition System, in order to balance gameplay.
  • Custom player*: choose your gender and customize your player, skin color, hair, beard, eyes etc.
  • Randomly Generated Dungeons for infinite replayability
  • Element-based spells will react to the environment and to other active elements in the area. For example, lightning will spread in water and stun targets; Fire will spread unless water or frost gets in the way, ect.
  • Multiplayer mode*: Dungeon Challenge and Co-Op
  • Apocalyptic Form*: According to your play style, you will develop special powers for your character, changing their abilities and look. Fierce melee warriors may gain a third arm to equip with a new weapon; a fire caster will have their skin turn into lava, healing from fire. Even wings and horns might appear depending on your actions!
  • Tons of Loot: Weapons, Armor, Potions and randomly generated magic effects for more gameplay diversity!
  • Asymetric Armor System: We love asymmetric armor, and we want you to be able to customize your gear down to the finest details! You will be able to equip different shoulders and arm protection on the left and right side of your character, bringing a great number of personalization options!
  • Housing*: Create your own house and proudly showcase your special gear!
  • Rotatable and customizable Camera: Have a new point of view, choose the best angle and discover hidden details.
  • Dungeon challenge*: Transform a special part of your house into a dungeon and challenge other players to survive the onslaught!
  • Time of day cycle with dynamic weather: You must adapt to the time of day. Some quests will only be achievable a certain hours, while the night is full of dangers. The rain will make your electrical powers more efficient.
  • Mature story full of secrets to discover exploring the world.
  • Kythera AI system: The automatic real time navigation adaptation of Kythera adapts to any change in the physics of the world, allowing us to create exciting scenes including large portion of levels collapsing or moving and fighting on the back of giant creature*, creating never seen before gameplay situations!
  • Semi procedural Weaponry*: Blades, pommel and guard details can be randomized for more unique gear in the game!
  • Advanced Crafting mini-game*: Build your own weapons and armors thanks to a complex and challenging module in Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4570T 2.9 GHz / AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti / AMD Radeon HD 6850
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 64-Bit, Windows 10 64-Bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770S 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-8320 3.5 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / AMD Radeon HD 7970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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Very Positive (67 reviews)
Mostly Positive (373 reviews)
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( 2.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
The best Visuals that i see in my entire rpg life...

+the darkness +the sunlight and sunrays +and their beautiful mix!

+the rain +reflections +wheather effects +the atmosphere

+stable (no crashes) +cool skills

just stuning. but:

-bugs (sure, its alpha)

-few content (yet)

So i just backed that beautiful pony, that one day surely become a unicorn.
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( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Can't wait to see how this game turns out, shows alot of promise even at this early stage.
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( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Im actually very impressed. Bought this last night and not one ounce of sorry. A lot of work and polish still to do but this is a team worthy to support
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( 6.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
very very cool game too many bugs but its early access and if they do it right its gonna be 1 of the best game ever but plzzzz fix the fps problem
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 1
Has a ton of potential for ARPG lovers out there. Very enjoyable even in it's current state. Still very much an alpha though.
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( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 30
Looking forward to be able to change my char in any way, questgivers speaking to me, not look like a dork only wering a torch, plate armor on arms and shoulders, as it is wraped on to my bare skin. Looking forward to speaking NPC's
and much more.
Acually i do like the new thinking of the spellcasting system combined with weapon attacks.

But the game is NOT worth 14,99€ (25% off) at the moment.
They still need to make this early access to a beta. This product is not ready yet in my eyes.
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( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Downloaded it, loaded it up, started playing...all good.

Tried to screen. Couldnt start task manager or anything, had to completely restart my computer.

Not impressed currently.
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( 2.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
good start at a game I am verry intrested in seeing the final product.
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Gunderson III
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
this is the first review i have ever left, this game has a lot of potential, basically diablo 2k, is great, expect a lot of bugs as it is in very early alpha. hope to see more content soon.
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The Afro Yak
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Diablo 4 is here. Just in a very early stage of development.
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43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
This game looks extremely promising. For an alpha its pretty stable and has actually a lot of content to offer. I really like, that I may explore the world while there are actually no quests to do (the available quest line will take you 1-1,5 hours to complete). There is a quite a lot of different loot to be found, so are skills. You will definitely get a few hours off the alpha at the current state.

So lets take a look at the game. I will concentrate more on the good things because its still an alpha.
The first thing you will notice after starting the game is the quality of the graphics. Powered by the cry engine, the game creates really nice environments. The day-night cycle adds a lot of atmosphere. Running around in a pitch black dark forest is quite nasty. The lighting effects are really nice and add a lot of quality, especially to the magic effects.

Looking at the combat mechanics, this game has a nice system with two differents ressources. One of them is umbra and is more the ressource used by spells. The other one being rage which is filled by using certain spells or just by attacking. Both ressource balance each other out, if you use your umbra your rage increases and vice versa. This way you always have the possibility to use skills which is really nice. It also requires you to keep track on your ressources so you know which skills you may use at a certain time. Skills level up when used and may either be upgraded by increasing their power or optimising their cooldown / ressource cost. The character levels up by experience, you get attribute points and passive points when reaching the next level. The passive points allow you to strengthen your character in diffent ways (like your magic or offensive capabilities). The passive system is just your basic +% or +X to crit/something system. It would by more interesting if there would be synergies between the different trees or anything else which expands the system a bit.

I will update my review from time to time to reflect the changes the dev implements. So far the devs put out improvements on a regular basis and at a quite impressive pace. At this moment i can absolutely recommend this game!
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48 of 66 people (73%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
Welcome To Diablo 2 with 4K mod.

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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 28
It's the year 2012, everybody is eager to the release of Diablo 3.
Unfortunately error 37 messed everything up. For years fans have wanted an acclaimed successor for Diablo 2, and many, still on this day have never found it.

This al changes with Wolcen. Everyone who's familiar with ARPG's will feel right at home. Allthough not everything is as it seems. The class system is based on the same as Grim Dawn, there isn't any. You have a skill tree and select the skills how you want to play. Do you want to be a berserker but also use some magic from time to time, no problem. The skill system in Wolcen gives you the freedom to make the character you want, not the one that is given to you.

I wont lie this game is still in an alpha stage. Loading times will be your worst enemy at first. But you have to see further then that. This game has very high potential that I've seen in years, and I play many games. It's a fresh breeze of air in a well known genre. You have to play it to really understand.

That said, everyone who reads this review want to know why to purchase this game or not. So in short I'll round it all up.


+ Customizability
+ Graphics are top notch
+ Gameplay is outstanding even for alpha


- Loading screens
- Hunger for more


If you really enjoy ARPG's and are a hardcore lover of the old diablo games, this is a must buy.
It's early access for a reason, but it's a gem that's beeing sharpened every day.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 4
First I have to say that there are problems in this game: crashes, bugs, glitches etc

BUT: The devs are working very hard to fix them and improve the game at least twice a month!
And with every update its gets better.

And even now I enjoy this game very much. running through a rainy forest at night and shlashing zombies with axes, swords, daggers etc. throwing umbra bombs (I don´t know the exact name for this spell) is very atmospheric and funny!

Btw. The game looks awesome!!!!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
Been following the game from kickstarter, but sadly was only able to actually try it until a few days ago. The game pretty early in it's development, so expect the game to have numerous stability issues and not much in terms of content. With that said, even in this early form the game is brimming with potential.

The aRPG genre is nothing new, however the game already doing a lot of things differently to set it apart from it's peers. For one thing, even at this early stage, the graphics are beautiful, definitely one of the best looking aRPGs out there.
The game combat has a lot of weight, making every hit very satisfying. The multiplayer and coop aspects are very promsing, althought the moment it is not developed into the game yet.

Early Access is always a gamble but bearing in mind that this stuidio is often highlighed by Crytek themselves and how active they are in the forums to g ather player feedback. One should not need to worry about the game's final outcome.

So in the end, I can't recommend this game at the moment if you have low tolerance to bugs and want a good experience from the moment you buy a game. However, if you are willing to look past these issues and help them shape out the game through your feedback, then I can definitely recommend it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 26
This is a extreamly fun and impressive game. Even at this state there is alot of fun gameplay moments and no class restrictions.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
Very promising, be sure to check out if you enjoyed diablo/path of exile, etc. Happy to buy early and wait for a finished project especially considering a non sale price is only $20 at the moment and the devs are on regular updates, easy investment in a genre I enjoy.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 24
One of those rare EA games that are enjoyable from the very beginning, I am very excited to see how this game pans out, since already it is very fun to play.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 22
I backed this game on Kickstarter, and I have 0 regrets about doing so.
Steady, regular updates are building this game into a decent ARPG.
I dip in every now and again to see how development is going.

The gameplay is familiar enough to pick up quickly, but different enough to stand out.
If all promised features make it into the final game, it will stand out among st all others.

It's still very early in development, so if you're looking for a polished D3 style game I'd leave it for now.
I'd only tell you to part with your cash if you like where it's heading, and have faith in the developers to follow through on their promises (to date, they have).

(shame they had to rename, however - much preferred the name Umbra)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
good start at a game I am verry intrested in seeing the final product.
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