Nine deities. Nine heroes. And only one champion. Mythical Greece. The land of gods, poets, heroes, but also of terrible monsters and creatures. Numen is a fully three-dimensional action RPG set in mythical Greece.
User reviews: Mixed (71 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 3, 2010
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"Numen: Contest of Heroes is a surprisingly robust RPG, with attractive 3D graphics and well animated if not particularly innovative enemies."
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About This Game

Nine deities. Nine heroes. And only one champion. Mythical Greece. The land of gods, poets, heroes, but also of terrible monsters and creatures.

Numen is a fully three-dimensional action RPG set in mythical Greece. The player controls one of nine heroes, who in the name of the gods they follow compete in a grand test of their capabilities. Heroes who undertake a pilgrimage over the highest mountains, through valleys and deep forests, underground vaults and the scorched sand of deserts.

Numen however is no mere hack-and-slash game. It offers the player the possibility of tactical decision making, searching for enemies’ weak spots, selection of adequate weapons. It rewards those who are able to adapt to the changing situation on the battlefield. In this the player is helped by the unique powers and abilities invested in him or her by the god he or she follows, provided that the god is happy with him or her. The Olympian gods, after all, are renowned for their wanton and unpredictable nature…

  • Action RPG with strong and intriguing storyline and surprising plot turns.
  • Detailed 3D design with state-of-the-art visual effects.
  • The game world based on the Greek mythology comprises of tens of locations situated on 12 islands with both exteriors and underground labyrinths.
  • Many extensive main story and side quests.
  • Select your hero‘s gender, his or her specialization out of three possibilities and one of nine deities for him or her to worship.
  • Plenty of unique weapons, armors and items, more than 80 spells and abilities.
  • Arena duels, training combats and tournaments.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP(SP3)/Windows Vista(SP1)/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Single 1.6 GHz Processor (or equivalent) or AMD 64 2.0 GHz Processor (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 1 GB (1.5 GB Vista and Windows 7)
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X850 256MB or NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT 128MB or greater (Windows Vista: Radeon X1550 256MB or NVidia GeForce 7600GT 256MB)
    • DirectX®: DirectX (August 2009)
    • Hard Drive: 3GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Longest Rpg no Longest wasting of time Numen Contest of heroes dont have any ends i try but i think game is after me there no systems how to keep lot of money + extremly unfair Arena


0/10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Please do not try this game at home.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
67.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
+ hunting for the perfect ~lvl80 gear keeps me entertained
+ once I went with my 1st char over lvl98/99, I became a demi-god
+ ancient greek mythology setting, without funny monsters
+ few surprisingly neat levels/events

~ a treasure hunt as gimmick

- loved to see a mod-tool kit
- not that many areas or content

All in all a nice game for a nice price (1€ when on sale)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Its not the best, but it IS worth its money! its not the best game, but its worth 10 euro. And now that it only costs 1 euro I can only recommend you buying it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
for 94p this game is pretty cool, yes it has no multi, yes the graphics are meh and yes there is no voice acting...but its still got a pretty decent story (or stories) and its fun watching stuff die as u grind teh xp.
8/10 would bang ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
IT is alright but it could do better with more land to find and more missions and the graphics should get updated but for a game this cheap it good
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
think dark souls
but more challenging because of the bugs
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Not worth it, even at 99c on sale. Like many of the others say, it's basically just a single player mmo. It's so grindy though that it just isn't worth it. I was so bored by playing this game that I just couldn't stand to continue. For anyone that loves extreme grind without anyone to talk with/adventure with, this is probably a gem. But that just isn't me, so I can't in good conscience recommend it.
Play a f2p instead. Give the dollar to a homeless person. Buy a cheeseburger. Buy a pack of gum. There are plenty of other options for your money that will satisfy you much more than this will. If you spend it here, the dollar will feel wasted.
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6 of 13 people (46%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
If you enjoy MMOs but are like most people and just solo them anyway, then this game is maybe worth it.
If you like RPGs but need to expand your collection with anything then get this.
99c man, why not.
I'm sure it's not that bad even though personally i couldn't even make through an hour of it.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
You can drown 4 feet of water in this game 10/10









Also theres only one ruin in this ♥♥♥♥ing game. So 10/10 for the drowning, 10/10 for the ruin, so thats a 20/10 for this game! Better then diablo
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
The game was soooo buggy I got stuck in walls multiple times early into the game. I would get stuck just walking around talking to NPCs so there was no reason to save...unless saving before talking to your class trainer is a good reason to save.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
This game is alright. It has a great idea, however the execution is not very good. I would like to see an mmo version of this game. That would be a nice game if more time was put into it.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Grab this game when its on sale. would be excellent if muliplayer and some work done to it.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
Even after buying this game for $0.99, I feel like I want a refund since I'm stuck in one part. And the game is overall boring anyway with no battle music and no satisfaction for killing the enemies. Not to mention it's a single player MMORPG *GASP*!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Better than Titan Quest
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
I picked up this game, as did a friend, because we enjoyed Titan Quest and this seemed similar. Sadly, it was a major let down. The UI was clunky, the animations seemed worse and the game itself felt forced and unpolished. I'll never know what promise it might have had because I could only force myself to sit through about an Hour of the game. And I'm one of those gamers who will think nothing of dropping 20 hours into a game to follow a good story or explore an intresting world. This game sadly, was a total disapointment.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
no
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
My time is worth more than a dollar...
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50 of 62 people (81%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2013
It's not a good RPG, but it's not a total catastrophe either... The item and level grinding is boring, it lacks in story and especially in side quests and the level 'design' is pretty much non-existant. Most of the game looks more random than Diablo while it isn't. While the game isn't a complete waste of time and has some moments, the lack of speech for the few NPCs, the mindnumbing and pointless arena fights and a lot of other small details make the game very dull and sometimes tedious to play. There's just so many better Diablo clones around and this one is hardly worth anybody's time. The final battle is a joke compared to the other boss fights. So many design flaws in one game that it's almost a candidate for a rotten tomato award... Unless you're extremely bored and have nothing better to play, stay away from this game.
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39 of 49 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Numen: Contest of Heroes basically plays like a single player MMO, complete with hotkey bar, ability cooldowns, and combat that doesn't feel like it's quite connecting. It isn't a great game, but it's at least a decent one, and well worth the huge sale prices I've seen it (currently $0.99 as I write this review.) I myself picked it up for $7.50 soon after release, and don't really regret it, though $5 or less is the sweet spot here IMO.

The introductory / tutorial section is pretty boring, but persevere and the game becomes more enjoyable later. You start out as a kid, and through a few quests learn the basics of the three primary classes - Warrior, Archer and Mage. At the end of the tutorial you get to pick which of the three classes you want to become, and appear as a leveled up adult with only the abilities of the chosen class. At the same time you also pick which God to worship, granting you additional abilities and bonuses, which increase as you make your God more proud of you through your actions.

Then it's standard fantasy RPG fare. You go on quests, trigger events which advance the plotline, unlock new areas and make more quests available, kill monsters to level up and get better loot, and eventually kill the final boss and beat the game. You encounter other heroes along the way and choose whether to help, hinder or ignore them. And there's an Arena tournament event where you can fight these heroes as well.

The balance seems a bit off in some areas. A couple times you can be thrown into a new area severely underlevelled for the enemies, and have to grind before you can take on more than one of them at a time. Then 3/4 of the way through you find that 90% of your attacks are critical hits and enemies don't stand a chance as long as you don't get careless.

Overall I'd recommend the game when it's on sale, though not at the base $9.99 price.
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