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War has been waged across the kingdom of Myrtana. Orcish hordes invaded human territory and the king of the land needed a lot of ore to forge enough weapons, should his army stand against this threat. Whoever breaks the law in these darkest of times is sentenced to serve in the giant penal colony of Khorinis, mining the so much needed...
Release Date: Mar 15, 2001

Packages that include this game

Buy Gothic Universe Edition

Includes 3 items: Gothic® 3, Gothic II: Gold Edition, Gothic 1

Buy Arcania + Gothic Pack

Includes 6 items: Gothic® 3, Gothic II: Gold Edition, ArcaniA, Gothic 1, Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods Enhanced Edition, ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif

About the Game

War has been waged across the kingdom of Myrtana. Orcish hordes invaded human territory and the king of the land needed a lot of ore to forge enough weapons, should his army stand against this threat. Whoever breaks the law in these darkest of times is sentenced to serve in the giant penal colony of Khorinis, mining the so much needed ore.

The whole area, dubbed "the Colony", is surrounded by a magical barrier, a sphere two kilometers diameter, sealing off the penal colony from the outside world. The barrier can be passed from the outside in – but once inside, nobody can escape. The barrier was a double-edged sword - soon the prisoners took the opportunity and started a revolt. The Colony became divided into three rivaling factions and the king was forced to negotiate for his ore, not just demand it.

You are thrown through the barrier into this prison. With your back against the wall, you have to survive and form volatile alliances until you can finally escape.


Features include:

  • One of the biggest RPGs with over 100 hours of gameplay
  • A large variety of weapons and spells for your character
  • A living world where people go to work, sleep, eat and fight to survive

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/2000/ME/98/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Pentium III 700 MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB Ram or higher
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 32 MB Ram
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
19 reviews
32.1 hrs on record
This one is a successfully made Mid-age singleplayer RPG game by German Developers! This one contains an epic story, almost infinite fun, possibilities to beat the game in many different ways (but they end all the same) and of course not-to-forget dialogues. This goes trough Gothic 2 aswell and even better.

However this game is very old and it lacks absolutely of compatibility and stability even with the latest version (it is provided with the latest patch already trough Steam). If you encounter any problems starting the game or during the game please use Google to find some solutions, there are solutions to be found. I Highly recommend to safe OFTEN because this one like's to crash.
Posted: November 15th, 2013
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
173 products in account
6 reviews
48.1 hrs on record
Get it. Patch it. Love it.
Posted: March 27th, 2014
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
418 products in account
14 reviews
34.2 hrs on record
Reading through all the Gothic reviews I noticed barely anyone has something negative to say about the game, so yeah... I'm afraid this is going to be the most negative review on gothic and some people are probably gonna hate me for it, and if you disagree with my review feel free to hit the dislike button but please read the entire review first.

First of all I did really enjoy the game, and I do concider myself a Gothic fan, I'm definitly not the biggest Gothic fan but I do think that the Gothic trilogy is the best RPG franchise ever. This game is without a doubt really great. the controlls are a bit akward but you can get used to it. the storyline is pretty danm good. you take the role of the nameless hero who is send to the prison colony with a letter for the magicians of the circle of fire. the colony is surrounded by a magic barrier, you can get in the colony but you cannot get out of it alive, so your goal is to escape the colony. I won't tell anymore than that about the story because I donnot want to spoil anything for those who still want to play it. besides the main story there are a lot of interesting side quests and there are a lot of interesting memorable characters.

the leveling system is a bit different from other RPG's like The Elder Scrolls. every time you level up you get 10 learning points/skill points which you can spend to improve your skills or learn new skills and you have to find a teacher to teach you instead of let's say increase your fighting skill by fighting hoards of enemies. I really love the leveling system for multiple reasons, it's something refreshing because you donnot see that in any other game and it gives you the option to train skills you're not using much at that moment because your skills with let's say two handed weapons isn't good enough yet to handle strong opponents. there's quite a lot of variety in skills and it will be difficult selecting the skills that work best for you, like should you train hunting skills so you could obtain trophies from dead animals, or alchemy to create your own potions or should you just train your fighting skills/strength/dex and so on, every skill is usefull in it's own way.

the world is also interesting. there are three camps, the old camp which was the first camp, the new camp which consists of people who disagreed with the old camp and there's the sect camp which consists of people who pray to the sleeper, a giant beast who will free them from the prison colony once it wakes up according to their "religion". besides the 3 camps there are a lot of different sites you can visit, and what i really like about gothic is taht some areas are filled with creatures you donnot want to meet if you're a low level which makes it even more rewarding if you're finally strong enough to search for loot in that area.

If you're a new player the combat system will be a pain in the ♥♥♥♥, well the controlls in general will probably be a pain in the ♥♥♥♥ but it won't take long before you master it. I think the combat system is really interesting as you use three buttons to fight and one to block and timing is key in performing combo's so mashing the W button won't do you any good.

even though I really love the game this game isn't all good and I have to be realistic about it. this game does have some major problems. the game crashes from time to time, i'm pretty sure it's a compatibility problem as i donnot remember this happening on windows XP. the lockon is buggy as it won't follow your enemy when he's rotating around you from time to time which makes an already difficult game unnecessary difficult and sometimes your lockon remains locked on a single area or target even when it dies making it impossible to turn towards other enemies, sometimes your melee weapons won't do any damage for a longer period of time during combat, you could literaly keep hitting your enemy for minutes without them losing any health. and last but certainly not least if you close the gate to the old mine in the first chapter you won't be able to open it again in the second chapter because the lever (or whatever it's called) is bugged making it impossible to enter the old mine and therefor making it impossible to progress unless you cheat.

I really love this game, I really do and I definitly want to give it an 9/10 but the game can be really frustrating because of these bugs making some situations feel unfair because mainly the combat fails you at that specific time, and I hate to say it because I was able to look past these bugs because i was dedicated to finish this awesome game but most new players won't so I have to give this game, because of it's problems, a 6/10
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
3 reviews
43.2 hrs on record
Get it. I love this game because it has a good storyline, and unique environment with all those characters cities and monsters.
Walking from one town to another; making primary and secondary quests; freedom to choose your character evolution and development; quite a big world - all this make me love the game.
Although the graphics is not as great but this game definitely deserves your time and attention.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
66 products in account
1 review
6.1 hrs on record
The best game of my childhood.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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