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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.
Release Date: Jun 3, 2010
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$7.99

About the 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
39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
1,330 products in account
6 reviews
31.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
128 products in account
3 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
It's good but the price should be 4.99 not 9.99 I bought it at .99 but that was a sale otherwise quite enjoyable
Posted: March 1st, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
296 products in account
5 reviews
67.5 hrs on record
+ 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)
Posted: May 20th, 2014
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
688 products in account
33 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 5th, 2014
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
2 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 6th, 2014
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