Winner of 2010′s Make Something Unreal contest, The Haunted: Hells Reach is a fast-paced horror game where your goal is to liberate cursed places and survive the assault of Hell.
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Release Date: 24 Oct, 2011

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4 January

2016 - it goes on!

SyA salutes all friends of "The Haunted: Hells Reach" and wishes a successful and healthy 2016!!! Here are the news:

Like everyone knows, was "The Haunted: Hells Reach" 2012 a victim of the insolvency of THQ. The console versions could not be completed and the license to sell the PC version has been, as well as the distribution rights of many other videogames, acquired by Cosmi on the purchase of THQ subsidiary Valusoft (Press Release Apr 25, 2012).

Needless to say that the video game marketing ran then absolutely differently than planned between THQ and SyA.

On November 4/5, 2013, the companies SyA - Signo y Arte (Licensor) and Cosmi Valusoft (Licensee) signed a contract for the premature termination of their Publishing and Distribution Agreement by end of the day March 31, 2014. For this purpose, the following public statement was agreed and issued on Nov 11, 2013: "Cosmi Valusoft and the Licensor of “The Haunted: Hell’s Reach” Signo y Arte, S.L., have reached an agreement under which all rights to “The Haunted: Hell’s Reach”, have reverted to Licensor, and Licensor is free to bring the game to market."

About two months after the last permitted sales by Cosmi Valusoft the game was relaunched by SyA. Unfortunately we had to take note of the fact (immediately after the relaunch and our last report in the community Dec 2014) that we were not the only ones, and still are, which sell "The Haunted: Hells Reach" - even though we have NOT assigned rights to distribute/sell the game to others. This led to unexpected legal considerations and SyA again could not act as it was desired. In other words, we now also have to bear the additional costs of Investigation, criminal charges and damages actions in the different countries in addition to our extremely high losses due to the insolvency of THQ.

The GOOD news - due to the criminal investigations we saw that there are more friends of Haunted, as we thought because of what we saw until then. Also the market appraisal of SyA and THQ were correct - quite contrary to other opinions. That's why SyA will reactivate the plans for "THE HAUNTED: BACK TO HELL" from October, 2011.

In addition, and in the meantime we think about the completion of DLC/Add-on for "The Haunted: Hells Reach" for all legally acquired games.

So, it goes on and 2016 will be an exciting year.

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About This Game

All Hell Has Broken Loose!!! The Haunted is a fast paced third person action horror game that focuses on delivering an intense multiplayer experience. Your goal is to liberate cursed places and survive the assault from the minions of Hell. The game features several multiplayer modes such as co-op survival, demons vs. humans and demonizer.

Key features:

  • Addictive cooperative online and offline gameplay for up to 4 players!
  • Multiplayer versus mode! Humans vs Demons in exhilarating and distinct game modes “Battle” and “Demonizer”.
  • 8 larger environments with unique level events such as meteor showers and lightning storms which affect the gameplay.
  • Over 30 upgradeable weapons and hidden special weapons and items.
  • Free future updates and DLC!
  • Custom level and modification support!
  • Powered by Unreal Engine 3.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0 graphics card with 256MB of memory (NVIDIA GeForce 7900GS, ATI Radeon 2000 series or higher)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 4GB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
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Very Positive (369 reviews)
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PuNk
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 12 May
online only or imitation online with bots.... there is absolutely NO SINGLE PLAYER or STORY MODE.

this is very much like killing floor. if you dont know what killing floor is, you are stuck in an area, cant leave, just run around in circles shooting zombies til you die or the time runs out. there are no real objectives here. in addition to that you seem to have special abilities that help. you can also jump and roll forward and to the sides (possibly back too been a while since i played).

the zombies and demonish and there are different types of zombies too. as yiou progress through the waves it gets more difficult.


PROS:
graphics are good
online play/co-op
zombies
powers

CONS:
no story mode
no single player only mp imitation with bots
feels to much like killing floor
no real objectives

RECOMMENDED 6/10
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Trickster
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 2 May
I enjoyed the game despite the bugs, underdeveloped and teleporting zombie issue. Now for the main reason why I don't recommend the game is because its dead, on January of 2016 the developers stated they had legal issue which prevented them from developing this game during its release date of 2011 and now they're back to finish the job with a dlc etc... The community and I heard nothing since that annoucement was made, which made us wonder if there was really any intention to revive the game. No reply was given with questions on the discussion board, I think somebody emailed them and still no answer.

I believe I bought the game in 2015 for $3, I found 1 servers being occupied by 2 or 3 other people during that time but as of right now I only play with one person that I added from the discussion board which is rare. You can purchase it, add me and some other people from the discussion board to play it but it won't be often.
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Evil Panda
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 8 April
A multiplayer game with no online players however it does offer a very slow and boring single player option. Basically you complete 4 easy waves that take about 20minutes each followed by a much much much more difficulty final boss. Game doesnt offer very much compared to other battle shooters avaialble and with no player base i really cant recommend it which sucks because i would of loved to have played this on a full server, im sure it would be much more enjoyable if other people actually played it.
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Gian
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 February
Third person shooter horde survival based game, fast paced, nice graphics, like Killing Floor + Resident Evil 6 Mercenaries, lots of guns and upgrades, nice stage variation, very hard, online is completely dead but is not the game fault because the game is awesome 10/10.

P.S: You can still play it on split-screen if you have 2 Xbox 360 Controllers, you only have to start a local server, open the console (TAB) type "debugcreateplayer 1" in the console, press enter and have fun.
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mattgo
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: 15 February
Way too difficult.
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Chris Redfield
( 62.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 11 February
Not having a level system killed this game.
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AgoraphobicBEAR
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 10 February
This game is sooo addicting! I love the gun upgrading system, you start with a pistol, a shotgun, and an assault rifle. As you kill the monsters, you gain XP. When you have leveled up, the last creature you kill will drop a weapon upgrade box. Equip wjich gun you want to upgrade (i always pick the pistol first, but its 100% your choice) and pick the box up. Then BAM you have a better pistol, shotgun or assault rifle! (whichever you chose) I love the creature designas well, its SO refreshing to see NEW ideas, that haven't been used before. Because I have played Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, both Killing Floor games and both Dead Island games, and all of them have had a puking monster, a charging monster, or a screaming monster. This game does have a puking minster, but other than that, this game has new ideas, and it makes the game challenging and more versatile. Fun alone (but very challenging) but amazing to play with a friend. I still can't kill the final boss, but its still a blast!
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Zorro
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 7 February
Pretty good "Killing Floor" for poor people. Recomended.
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Muy buen "Killing Floor" para gente pobre. Recomendado.
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«WAR»Nuclear
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 7 February
Ive always though this game was unfairly treated when it was released. And with the announcment that they are going to revive it id like to say pick it up now or when they update it with new content because this game is great.
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wanrazin94
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 17 January
Freaking amazing coop game for 4 player. Just like killing floor,Left4Dead but with apocalypse demon. Really enjoy but less player nowadays on the server
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D.Cosmos [lv]
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: 12 January
PROS:

- Fast-paced
- Weapon upgrades
- Gore
- Quite a few maps
- CoOp

CONS:

- Weird camera angle
- Lack of content
- Mediocre artstyle

Overall, a boring arena shooter

5/10
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Juggernaut
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 9 January
Most amazing game since DOOM. Literally full of coop action, and is a whole lot of fun with friends.

The game was also made 4 years ago, and I love it more than 90% of all the other games I have in my library. Seriously, it's truly amazing.
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Hershel Grimsley
( 45.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 8 January
Most under rated un-played game ever but the most freakin fun iv ever had, im a fan of kf and l4d so I automatically loved this game and if you like those style of games get this, its worth every penny, you wont be disapointed
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T.K.
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: 7 January
Decent fun, play with friends coz solo this game doesnt have that much going for it but with 1-3 friends its quite fun, it has 8 maps and overall pretty solid game diifficulty is a bit on the higher side and online play is dead so if youre getting it on sale make some friends buy and play together with them.
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purceywise
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 4 January
So bad.
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weaponspec
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: 3 January
fun game
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cameron
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 2 January
awful.
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Morally Bankrupt
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: 29 December, 2015
Wow. I'm glad I found this game. It's a steal at the sale price.
It's just no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, shoot demons and take no prisoners.
There are multiple game modes. And lots of melee combos. You can upgrade your weapons also. Grab this while it's on sale it's amazing for the price. I think it's worth it at full price too, but I'm really happy with this purchase.
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UniVersaL
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 28 December, 2015
Resident Evil: Mercenaries meets Left 4 Dead. Needs more people playing muliti-player, over all fun to play once you understand whats going on.
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bowden_austin
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 23 December, 2015
this is a pointless wave shooter. do not purchase unless you want to just shoot at the same regenerated zombie over and over and over again and it will never end. no plot just shoot and shoot some more.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 28 December, 2015
Resident Evil: Mercenaries meets Left 4 Dead. Needs more people playing muliti-player, over all fun to play once you understand whats going on.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: 9 January
Most amazing game since DOOM. Literally full of coop action, and is a whole lot of fun with friends.

The game was also made 4 years ago, and I love it more than 90% of all the other games I have in my library. Seriously, it's truly amazing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.6 hrs on record
Posted: 8 January
Most under rated un-played game ever but the most freakin fun iv ever had, im a fan of kf and l4d so I automatically loved this game and if you like those style of games get this, its worth every penny, you wont be disapointed
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 December, 2015
Wow. I'm glad I found this game. It's a steal at the sale price.
It's just no ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, shoot demons and take no prisoners.
There are multiple game modes. And lots of melee combos. You can upgrade your weapons also. Grab this while it's on sale it's amazing for the price. I think it's worth it at full price too, but I'm really happy with this purchase.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: 7 January
Decent fun, play with friends coz solo this game doesnt have that much going for it but with 1-3 friends its quite fun, it has 8 maps and overall pretty solid game diifficulty is a bit on the higher side and online play is dead so if youre getting it on sale make some friends buy and play together with them.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: 2 November, 2015
"Hidden Gem" is the only word I can describe this game.

The game itself seems to be a little dated, however, the fun is not.

Here's what I thought

Graphics and FXs
It is surprisingly good.

Characters are well-designed. There are several type of enemies as well as their variations. However, I feel that it could be better if they added some different models for the same enemy, to keep things interesting for the whole round.

Gore FX, imho, is better in certain situation compared to newer games with next-gen gore system. As it stands, it serves the game too well. (can be a little too much at times)

Maps are good, seriously, there are better than many newer games of similar theme. There are many neat details that will make you go "WOW", again, maps are good. ;D

Gameplay
Simple concepts, excellent executions. The game seems to design for soloing, but somehow, they make it so that you have to work together. A competitive co-op kind of gameplay, but encourages playing together.

This game describes the word 'challenging' very well. It is not hard, but challenging. You will be occupied for the whole round. It is intense, to the point that it might not be suitable for casual players.

Weapons are balanced, imho. They make it so that your starting gear can do something in late round. They are put into 4 categories, Melee / Pistol / Shotty / Machinegun. You get new weapons by upgrading, and each upgrade is really something, not just hit harder. Upgardes are performance-related imo.

As soon as you jump into the round, start shooting, meleeing. I am honest that you will start thinking of Resident Evil. (especially 4, and the laters) I personally think that ___COM should make their several latest REs' controls similar to this, rather than the awkward controls as they tried to maintain stop and aim from older tittles.

Anyway, actual gameplay can explain better than words:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=546460819

Overall
Good game for a cheaper price, if you have some friends to play with, it is worth to try (solo is fine too, though coop is better imo)
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34 of 46 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: 15 January, 2014
Shocked this game only scores 51/100

Great Blast, sending the weird & wacky undead back to hello

:)
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: 14 June, 2015
After minutes playtim i think it feels like and combination of "Resident Evil 4" "Serious Sam" and "Nation Red"

Waves of many Enemys to shoot, the maps looking different each other and bring a change into the game, the weapons upgrade system is good made to make battles interessting, the enemys have classes of his own to make the waves more challenging after time.

Not a MUST HAVE and i think BETTER buy in a sale, if not? the money is still not wasted, the game is simple made but the action is awesome, like an faster version of "Killing Floor"

+Kill dozens of enemys
+Singleplayer beatable
+Gore and blood makes the game damn bloody
+Many weapons and effekts for and against the player
+Lots of enemys class
+Action
+Good made maps

-Nothing

Oh and at least, the characters are DAMN GOOD MADE, i love them all 4, for a game like this, the characters have a strong personality.
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: 9 November, 2015
This game is a hidden gem and a masterpiece, it's probably the most underrated game ever. This game still has a lot of potential and i wish that something can be done to revive it and increase the popularity and amount of players.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: 10 November, 2011
Difficulty: Hard
The Bottom Line: Worth Playing/Good
Score: 7.5

Note: This Game Been Tried Out And Reviewed In Offline Mode or On Another Steam Account And Or Consoles.

The Haunted: Hells Reach is a sorta hard game to nail down. In describing it "Its sorta like Killing Floor..but with more of a Resident Evil 4/5 The Mercenaries 3rd person perspective and execution style melee with fast action.

Make no mistake, Hells Reach is a simple, straight-forward, zombie wave survival game in the same vein as titles like killing.

Overall: If your a fan of 3rd person action shooters with great melee that gives you a good challenge,this is your game. The devs are Very active on the Steam forums. They have plans for plenty of free updates and continuing DLC. The game is also only $20.

Do the math. It equals fun.
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: 13 December, 2014
Glad to see this is back. Great game.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 June, 2015
This is just a simple run and gun shoot em or smack them ( with melee weapon ) video game.
That's basically it and nothing else.
Which is not putting this game down in any way, but if your looking for something with more depth or story
to it then I can only suggest look for something else.
Here there is no crafting of weapons, rpg elements, leveling up of characters, mission oriented goals or anything else of interest.
It's just shoot to kill, then run and survive as long as you can.
If you want action without anything else then this is the game for you.
Otherwise look for something more challenging in other ways.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: 3 July, 2013
Painkiller + Killing Floor meets Resident Evil: The Mercenaries in this 3rd person co-op survival horror shooter.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: 29 July, 2013
The Haunted Hells Reach is a third person action horror cooperative game. The goal is to liberate cursed places and survive the assault from the minions of Hell.
Four game modes are offered: Survival, Battle, Demonizer and Inferno. Each mode can be played on any of The Haunted’s eight maps.
Survival simply makes you keep fighting until you die, which is not a particularly engaging objective, while Battle and Demonizer are The Haunted’s efforts at player-versus-player modes. In Inferno, which is the best mode of the game, four players must survive four waves of enemies that increase in number and power over time before fighting Abaddon, a huge boss monster in a separate Hell level.
The player is equiped with a handgun, shotgun, machine gun and knife. You will unlock upgrades to these as you kill.
The game has also a deep melee system that gives the player an easy way out when surrounded by undead.
Unfortunately, networking issues can make locating or connecting to someone’s game difficult. The biggest problem of The Haunted Hells Reach is that joining a game forces you to wait until the next wave of enemies, which can sometimes be 10+ minutes until you can finally play.
in my opinion, if you are seeking a new, unique team-based game to play with some friends, The Haunted Hells Reach is a worthy choice.

Sounds 6/10
Graphics 6/10
Gameplay 7/10
Atmosphere 7/10

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November, 2015
A highly underrated game. Fans of Left4Dead, Killing Floor, Payday or the like surely will enjoy this game. Lots of great surprises.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: 14 February, 2014
I don't get the negative reviews on this game,
This is an awesome piece of work and I wish more people would have gotten it.
It's a very fun game to play, especially since the guns feel like they really pack a punch.
Killing enemies is quite satisfactory and even though this game focuses on teamwork,
I have managed to play this on solo with no problems.
Highly recommended, this game is underrated. If you can pick it up during a sale, do it!
(I wouldn't say the regular price isn't worth it, but on a sale it's DEFINITELY a must-have)
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.1 hrs on record
Posted: 16 January, 2015
A really good bloody TPS

+ Lots of guns, melee moves, contextual ways to kill things
+ Fast paced, no time to rest during 1h games

- 8 maps only
- Not a lot of coop mechanic (only respawn), so the game is better (and harder) in solo imo

I recommend this game, it cost nearly nothing on sales and definitly worth it
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: 1 October, 2015
I actually enjoyed this game. The game gets Repetitive due to you must fight off 4 rounds of the samething until you kill all of the demons so you can fight the final boss. You have 3 weapons. pistol, shotgun, and a rifle. After killing many demons, you can upgrade 1 of the 3 weapons to the next weapon.

Pros
big maps
Different types of monster
Upgradable guns
Chooseable characters


Cons
Dead community
Repetitive gameplay
Once you die from the boss you have to replay that entire map again.
NO checkpoints
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: 19 July, 2012
ITS COWBOYS VS DEMONS, HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: 20 March, 2014
It is a shame that there was so much hate for this game, because in my opinion it is beyond great. It's very simple, but insanely fun. You versus the demons of hell; a great combination. You and three others must tackle down the enemies wave by wave until you reach the depths of hell and fight a boss. It is a great challenge and an awesome time. My favorite aspect about this game is how awesome each melee strike and attack is. You have a surprisingly large amount of melee attacks and each will cause you to be showered in a pool of blood and limbs. But beyond that are the upgraded versions of your starting pistol, SMG, and shotgun. Oh, and the knife as well. Each new upgrade gets crazier, more powerful, and enhances the gore. And there is also a nice variety in maps, too. Each one feels different and will require a different setup plan. AS for bugs, well, I have not encountered any bugs. It runs really smoothly for me as well. To me it's pretty polished. It also looks beautiful. At its full price it is steep, seeing as how many don't play this game anymore, but if it's on sale I would highly recommend getting it.
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