Uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order! Steam Exclusive Edition includes bonus mission “The Arena”.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (234 reviews)
Release Date: May 12, 2011

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"Undercover sass cops of the medieval era. Upgrade your cop with a crucifix."
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Special edition contains bonus mission “The Arena”:
Caught by the vile Byzantine, you have to survive the perils of the Arena. Fight for your life, face the Gauntlet and stage your escape. Choose who will stand beside you as you confront the Byzantine and his minions.

About This Game

The First Templar follows the story of two main characters – a French Templar, and his companion, a noble lady who has been proclaimed a heretic. Taking control over these two unlikely allies, the player must uncover the mysteries behind the Templar Order, play a role in a grand conspiracy, and discover the secret of the Holy Grail. The heroes face powerful opponents at every turn, including Sacracen, King Philip the IV of France and the Inquisition.

The First Templar features both single player and co-op modes. When playing solo, the player can switch between the two characters, leaving the control of the second hero to the game’s AI. At any moment a second player can join in and take control of the AI-controlled hero.

Key Features

  • Expansive Historical Game World: Return to the 13th century, where European culture is on the brink of collapse. 20 historically accurate locations from around Europe have been recreated for the player to explore
  • One player - Multiple Roles: Instantly swap between playable characters, focusing on the best skills for the job. Drop in/out cooperative online play allows a friend to help out!
  • Fast Paced Action-Based Play: Unlock furious combos to unleash upon waves of challenging opponents
  • RPG-inspired Character Development: Each character has unique abilities and skill trees, which players develop as they explore the game world
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
saved some people from a burning house... when they asked for money my AI told them to ♥♥♥♥ off
fighting a boss... took 5 minutes to realize I was hitting my AI
10/10 would play offline again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
While the combat is a bit clunky it still manages to be fun, everything else but the AI in this game is pretty good aswell.
I recommend this game but not a full price
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Fun co-op game. Got it on sale for 3 dollars. I don't know if I would have paid 20.

Combat is fun once you get the hold of it. Nice longish story for only a 4gb game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
My first impression about this game was like, what the hell those movements.. eww so unrealistic and like that. But while i was playing it, i got used to it, i started loving the story. Sometimes the missions are pretty boring when you need to do almost the same thing as in the other ones. But oh well, the game is awesome i would say, i like to explore and find these crates hehe. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
For the sale price of $2.99 (85% off) it's worth it. Don't expect AAA level gaming but you can definitely do worse at this price. It reminds me of Assassin's Creed (without the scaling of buildings) but with its quirks. The graphics are console quality think PS3 but cleaner because of Antialiasing. Also, I normally like to use a keyboard and mouse but prefer using an XBOX 360 controller in this game which helped with my character's movement during combat scenes. If you purchase the game, you'll quickly see why I prefer the controller to the keyboard and mouse. Also, I think its cool that you can play with a friend in split-screen. One person uses the Keyboard and Mouse and the other the XBOX 360 controller. Apparently there is also an online mode but honestly I haven't tried it yet.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
10/10 - Not another Assassins Creed game.
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Enemies do Wilhelm scream when they die.
10/10
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The combat is fairly easy even on hardest difficulty , but story keeps it somehow interesting if you are into that kind of stuff. The AI partner is pretty useless , so if you have a friend play with them instead of playing alone like me.You won't find an online partner because nobody plays this anymore. The game is incredibly long and achievements are so hard to get. Good time waster.

0/10 - i hate templars
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Fun coop game to get on sale, story is decent, the combat is a bit repetitive. Get it on sale.

Biggest problem i had was the fact that it uses a stupid activation system, having to register a kalupso account and getting an activation email which i didnt receive for 3hours just for playing offline is not how a steam game should work.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
A cute game i found the game very fun to play (its nothing special) just a fun game to play and unwind to. Dont buy at full price get when its on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Pretty generic game and the combat is not very good at all, but it is a lot better than some of the dog turds I have been buying in bundles and steam sales lately. Graphics are below average but again, still better than most other similar obscure generic action games. Voice acting is very monotone but at least not poorly done. Combat is very loose and simplistic and all you do is pound mouse 1. You can throw in special moves to make combat easier but you still mainly slam mouse 1. It may be a generic game, but it is still alright and is way more fun that sitting in utter sheer soul-deadening boredom playing a strategy war game or sim game like CIV 4 or Men of War.

The reason I give it a 6/10 though and not a 5/10 is because it is worth getting under $4 if you can because it is slightly above average. If you spend a little time you can find something much better though.

6/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I was a complete idiot to buy this game
first of all, DONT look at the pics, the developers WISH they would put those kinds of visuals
cheap animations. Running looks like you've ♥♥♥♥ your pants

It is not SO bad though, it also has its advantages
Combat mechanics are meeehhhhh
playing as two players is kinda... cool..... a little...

my personal score is 4/10. Not good, still needs a bit more work.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
After many attempts at different fixes the login buttons will not work on the Kalypso Launcher and I am unable to play the game.
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
crashes everytime I try to launch... searched for fixes to no avail... horrible waste of time/money/space even though it was only 2 bucks. I guess thats how it goes when steam partners with a 3rd party company who requires a secondary 'login' to validate... for shame.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
You can't jump or duck. Co-op mode is broken in inventive ways, like player 2 can't use the tech tree. Keeps pestering for facebook integration. Enormous bulging invisible walls everywhere. The voice acting is awful and the characters are full uncanny valley. 10/10 loved it.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
this game is very cool
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11 of 27 people (41%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I'm torn: the combat in this game is garbage, but the setting is rarely seen(don't even suggest Assassins ♥♥♥♥ to me, as that game is beyond garbo, and it literally tore pages out of my favorite book, Alamut), so...I'll recommend it, as the tie-breaker is a big breasted babe.
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2 of 9 people (22%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I bought the game for only $2, I downloaded it for 1 hour, I tried fixing it for 5 minutes, and it kept on crashing!
It was a total waste of money and time.
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4 of 14 people (29%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
The first templar looked like a fun game at first glance, so i picked it up for 2.99. Why not? When i went to play it however, it required a facebook account to play coop. Oh. How disappointing, especially since i do not have a facebook. Try to create a game anyway? Cancel the facebook link "your game will be set to no one can join" Well... ok... 10 mins to set up a dummy email account to set up a dummy facebook account, go to download the "The First Templar" app. It wont download. *facedesk* A wasted 20 minutes trying to make this work... and a wasted 2.99.
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6 of 48 people (13%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Better than Skyrim
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