Hack ‘n slash your way through this science-fiction-themed action/RPG. In the futuristic universe of GREED, the discovery of new interstellar travel possibilities has led to a new age of colonialization. The five largest colonial powers are entangled in a full-scale war over a new element called Ikarium, the recently discovered rare...
User reviews: Mixed (179 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 13, 2010

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"...struggles to forge an inlay into the cannon that is the science-fiction themed action RPG, of which to be honest there isn't one standout game..."
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Reviews

"[It] offers thrilling Hack’n’Slash action paired with interesting RPG aspects."

— Game review database - 8 of 10



"The intuitive controls are foolproof and the difficulty is well balanced"

Onlinewelten.com - 7.5 of 10



"Not only fans of hits such as Diablo or Sacred should take a close look at GREED, but also for everyone else…"

— Gameradio.de - 7.7 of 10



"GREED delivers an atmospheric lighting only known from Diablo 3"

— PC Action



About This Game

Hack ‘n slash your way through this science-fiction-themed action/RPG.

In the futuristic universe of GREED, the discovery of new interstellar travel possibilities has led to a new age of colonialization. The five largest colonial powers are entangled in a full-scale war over a new element called Ikarium, the recently discovered rare source of nearly unlimited energy. As a former member of an elite military unit, you will fight a battle for your survival not knowing that your actions will lead the fate of all mankind into dramatic consequences…

  • Three entirely different character classes to choose from
  • A huge variety of different levels in three unique settings, each playable on 3 difficulties, inhabited by fierce and deadly creatures & screen-filling end bosses
  • Upgradeable skills in three categories per character class – the simultaneous use of these categories causes thrilling skill combinations
  • Upgradeable character attributes with direct game play effect
  • Hundreds of items to collect that upgrade weapons and amour
  • Online and local cooperative multiplayer mode for up to three players


OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE

Click here to download the Greed: Black Border Official Soundtrack for free! (97MB .rar)



System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 or Athlon 64 3600+
    • Memory: 1 GB (2 GB for Multiplayer)
    • Graphics: Graphics adapter supporting PixelShader 2.0 and 128 MB ram, at least GeForce 7600 or Radeon X series
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Greed: Black border is the sci-fi version of Diablo. For $4.99, how can you go wrong? Shoot your enemies and pickup your loot.

Other games just like this include Titan Quest, Path of Exile, and Torchlight,
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
- Ugly
- Bad optimized
- Boring
- Full control by LMB
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
People were right, this is a turd. From the time I've played this game you fight generic enemies. Your shield takes forever to recharge. The big reason I stopped was because of bugs and problems with the game. First off, after one cutscene the game would not let me move, and clicking and pressing buttons did nothing, even if I pressed escape to the menu. So there I had to restart last checkpoint and it worked the next time. The final straw was when you step in the first checkpoint and it explains that they save your progress, I soon died after in a fire part that didn't make a lot of sense, and it started me all the way back at the start of the level, and I couldn't load the other checkpoint. And for such an apparently boring and uninspired sh!t game, I wasn't going to replay the same exact level for the THIRD time becaus the game has problems and can't work right even after all these years. Also you can't change graphics/difficulty/other settings in game, which is always sooo stupid. 4/10.
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63 of 83 people (76%) found this review helpful
57.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
With your choice of 3 classes(each with different trainable skill sets) you'll embark on a fairly uneventful dungeon crawler through three forgettable locales each with their own distinct mobs. While the classes and builds make for a bit of intrigue you'll quickly be mired in repetition as you clear room after room without much to distinguish each one from the last. In typical crawler fashion the game is broken into three acts each capped by an uninspiring boss encounter. The game also features an incredibly frustrating lack of responsiveness from the controls. Attempts to pivot and free fire are often ignored as you find yourself running directly into damage(and often death) instead. While it had the potential to be a good title there just isn't enough there to warrant the time commitment and achievement collectors will also be disappointed at the absence of any. Unless you are a die hard fan of the genre or have a fetish for poor controls I'd suggest spending your time elsewhere.
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39 of 51 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Firstly, please note that my "hrs on record" is wrong because I play with Steam in Offline mode. I have finished the game and played all three characters up to the point where all their skills are unlocked.

I really enjoyed this game, so I wanted to offer an alternative view to all the negative reviews here! Firstly I think this game is pretty clearly inspired by Space Siege. This is perhaps a rather questionable choice in inspirations, but Greed is a much better game because it has character classes with skill trees for each.

The game has things that may grate with a new player. Enemies can be real bullet sponges. Level features are reused often enough that levels can seem a bit long-winded. Also items aren't randomised much at all and you will see the same armor and weapons repeatedly. Damage numbers on weapons you find are too low early in the game. Each character class is restricted to their weapon type (gatling gun, long range plasma rifle or flamethrower).

After experimenting with the different classes and looking over all the skills I decided to make a character based around maximizing my ability to spam my skills. (Skill damage increase with character level unlike weapon damage.) I did this first with the flamethrower guy and it was great fun! The fire effects in the game are excellent. The flames, smoke and burning sound effects combined with the ability to set large sections of the screen on fire was very entertaining. One of the top level skills is a long range flamethrower effect that reminds me of John Carpenter's The Thing. Making heavy use of skills made playing this character more like a fire mage.

After finishing the game the first time, I went back and played as the long range character and she also has some pretty entertaining skills. I appreciate that the game rewards a bit of planning about how you're going to build your character with some fun (albiet repetitive) action. So for all it's flaws, I still really enjoyed this game.

The game also does a bad job of communicating some important information. Useful tips for someone starting the game:
  • If your mouse is laggy go into the graphics settings and disable Post Render.
  • Make sure Highlight is enabled in graphics settings. It will help you find interactable containers.
  • In the Inventory screen, click the icon near your currency count then click on an item to scrap it. This turns the item into scrap which sells for less then the item, but stacks and only takes a single inventory space.
  • After you get to Act 2, an icon appears in the bottom right hand corner of your Inventory screen that lets you teleport back to the shop once every 5 minutes.
  • Leave skill points unallocated until you find a save point, then buy new skills and test them. If you don't like them, just reload to get the points back.

Enjoy!
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