In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters descend upon Avencast, turning the academy into a state of chaos and destruction.
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Mixed (358 reviews) - 64% of the 358 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2010

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"A magically entertaining spell casting experience."

— 78% PC Gamer



"If you're looking for a romp through magical realms, this game is a great choice to satisfy that urge."

— 81% RPGFan



"An entertaining and often innovative take on RPG subgenres that will reward any role-playing fan."

— 75% GameSpot

About This Game

In a world of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most diverse quests to hone your skills in spell casting, weaponry and melee combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters descend upon Avencast, turning the academy into a state of chaos and destruction.
Armed with countless combat moves and spells, and a vast arsenal of equipment you must uncover the source of this evil by vanquishing an onslaught of enemies. Treachery and deceit reveal themselves as the vicious army threatens Avencast’s very existence. Amidst the mayhem, an astonishing truth unfolds which will forever change the battle scarred Wizard.
  • Avencast’s unique and innovative combat system favors skillful gameplay over dull mouse clicking. Chain together spells and execute lethal attacks. Unleash your hero’s potential as you bring your own player skills to each intense battle!
  • An exciting combination of dynamic action, adventure and traditional role-playing.
  • Captivating visuals and dazzling special effects accompany you into a world where magic truly rules the day.
  • While strength and agility will win most battles, wisdom and strategic thinking are necessary to survive Avencast’s challenging quests.
  • Choose the magic that suits you best: melee-oriented blood magic or far ranged soul magic, or an explosive cocktail of both!
  • Hordes of nightmarish monsters, each with their own diverse skills and combat strategies that adapt to your behavior.
  • Acquire new equipment, armor, weapons and spell casting skills to craft a powerful character.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium or 2200+ AMD Athlon processor
    • Memory: 512 MB (1GB Vista)
    • Hard Drive: 4.4 GB of free space
    • Graphics: GeForce FX 5700 or better / ATI Radeon 9700 or better
    • Sound: DirectSound compatible
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
This game isnt bad at all! I got it around year ago and I didnt played it at all (0 minutes of gameplay in 2015). So I decided to check it out. I looked it up on youtube and it looked somewhat interesting so I installed it. Now lets begin!

NOTICE! (TO PAUSE GAME WHILE LOOKING UP INVENTORY OR ANYTHING ELSE PRESS "P"!)

I'm playing on hard difficulty and I must say its pretty hard. You will die few times before you can beat boss or clear area because you'll need some kind of tactic! (My first character is on hard I still didnt finish game, for beginners I recommend easy or normal!)

Game has good story, but I cant say same for voice acting and soundtrack!

There is a lot of smoke so sometimes you wont be able to see what is going on on screen!

There is lot of diffrent enemies so you wont get bored!

I dont know if this is only on hard difficulty but you cant freeze some enemies or their freeze time is lasting less!

You need to pay Grolin when summoning him! (Trader, but still usefull in dungeons!)

Combat system is good enough, and I recommend expert camera view! (Of course you will need time to get hang of it!)

Game is on sell right now buy it!!!

I'll add more when I beat the game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Nice story if i could say it like that but is also rly cliche.Nice fighting mechanics but they could be better.Some binds dont work.We should be able to upgrade spells.Needs update.Calling Gorlin is 2 expensive later in game :) That is it from me
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
The game is a nice RPG in the fact that if you like magic based central characters it's pleasant to see the main character be focused on solely spellcasting and has a decent set of skill trees to choose from.

However the problem I had when playing through it was that it all felt a little "same-y" after you've killed mobs in the same way every time without fail it gets a little dull. The story line is ok but not captivating in the sense it drags you in and makes you WANT to follow it rather you have to because the game is very linear and does not give you too much freedom to play it how you wish.

The controls for movement are a little awkward I find but it could be worse and after a while you get used to it. All the running you have to do however can get a little irritating as there isn't much in it.

The music is also very limited and gets a little annoying too as it plays the same loop every time a mob appears.

I don't find it having any particular replay value that is worth again suffering it's faults and repetitiveness.

Overall I would say purchase on a sale, but otherwise it's not particularly worthwhile.

4/10
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131 of 166 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Pre-Release Review
Faulty's scorecard :-

1) Essential purchase
2) Recommended purchase
3) Recommended purchase during a sale
4) Not recommended unless heavily discounted
5) Not even recommended for Steam game collectors

Welcome to the Academy

Welcome to the a world of wizardry, magic, wonder and mystery as you undergo training at the mage academy of Avencast. As the game begins you are about to take your final examination in all things arcane. However, Demons invading the academy have other plans and as you assist a bunch of fellow magicians holed up in the library your mission is to uncover the true source of this invasion.

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Avencast's rather simple story is offset with some fantastic spell battles with the demon invaders and I particularly enjoyed the dodge roll the game implements (remember this game was released way before other games of this nature starting implementing the action into their game play) and it works wonderfully when things start to get a bit hairy on screen. Skill points are earned by killing monsters and then plowing them into either becoming a Blood Mage or Soul Mage. It's a pity there are only two skill trees with which to play around with here but one must not forget we are in the confines of Indie-ville so a limited budget was probably the reason for keeping things clean and simple.

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Avencast is a title that is very difficult not to like if you like your aRPG's. The graphics are nothing to get excited about but the game play is fast, fun and fluid once the story kicks into high gear. I was so impressed with this little title that I send the company a mail to say thanks for the lovely experience and that if a sequel ever got commissioned there would be a more mature story line with added spell trees. I did not expect to get a mail back but I did and from the CEO of Clockstone Software himself thanking me for the kind words and that they did mean quite a lot to the development team and that I should be on the lookout for Avencast 2 - which apparently back then was in early stages of development.

Avencast is the type of game that all those countless and dreadful Harry Potter film-to-game tie-in's from EA should have been. Bolstered with great magical combat and a rather lengthy campaign, one is able to forgive the rather mediocre grade school plot on display. Lots of fun and definitely worth picking up.

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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2014
Avencast is an 'honest' game. The story is a little cliche, the plot is quite simple the visuals and sounds are a little dated. I received Avencast for free during a promotion and was not expecting much. I was actually impressed with the gameplay. Avencast focuses on spellcasting and there are two main types of magic (blood and soul). Both have some cool spells with nice visual effects. Casting relies on keyboard combos (similar to Magicka) to cast spells and execute attacks. The combat can get a little repetitive towards the end of the game and the quests aren't particularly original, but the environments are varied and there are a range of enemies. If you're after a simple action RPG where you can just spend a few hours blasting enemies into oblivion with cool spells, Avencast is exactly the right game. That's why it's honest, and that's why it's fun to play through.
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