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...
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Releasedatum: 15 mrt 2001

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"Atmospheric, well-designed and hand-crafted, Gothic sets many important open-world ARPG standards. The wonderfully German dialogues are an added bonus."
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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 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

Systeemeisen

    • 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
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237 van de 312 mensen (76%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 29 juni
Good game, but do not buy it for Steam. Application errors and "access violations" up the ♥♥♥. Save yourself the headache and get the Gothic series from GOG.
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51 van de 54 mensen (94%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
55.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 oktober
I lost my childhood here
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39 van de 46 mensen (85%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
7.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
Best RPG.
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32 van de 36 mensen (89%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
13.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
Still one of the best RPGs ever made with great quests and immersion.

If you want it to run in all resolutions, Windows 7/8/10 and 60 fps use the Gothic System Pack. You dont need other workarounds.

http://forum.worldofplayers.de/forum/threads/1340357-Release-Gothic-%C2%BD-%C2%97-SystemPack-%28ENG-DEU%29
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21 van de 23 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
30.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 juli
This is one of the best games ever made and a must-have for every RPG enthusiast !
Although the game has been released in 2001 and thus doesn't meet current graphical and gameplay standards à la Skyrim (2011), obviously, it clearly proves that the German developers Piranha Bytes understand how to thrill players with astonishing medieval in-game atmosphere, exciting main and sub storylines, hilarious patters, avid anticipation for level-ups, rewarding skillsets, story influencing decisions, powerful orchestral music, and a real existing in-game live band !

I played this as a teenager and I feel like playing it again from time to time because in terms of atmosphere Gothic remains unmatched to date. Several different endings and skillsets encourage players to replay the game and dig deeper into the story.

Thank you Steam for offering this (rather old) game on your platform !!! :)


Some technical remarks:
To get the game running on newer OS avoiding the Access Violation Error right after the start you'll have to make sure GOTHIC.exe runs in compatibility mode (Win XP works fine here). The file can be found in Steam's standard directory:
C:/Programs (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/common/Gothic/system

For many steam users the game starts in window mode and won’t let you access full screen mode.
To fix this you either need to install a patch as described in Karuhm’s Guide:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=132167831
or people who don’t want to do that can simply overwrite the video resolution settings in the GOTHIC.ini file, which is located in the same folder as GOTHIC.exe.
If the non-cancellable Pyranha Bytes intro video annoys you, just search for the „playLogoVideos“ entry in the .ini-file and set it to 0. There are lots of useful settings in there.
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14 van de 17 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
35.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 19 oktober
Gothic was released in 2001, but it already had advantage gameplay features and graphic you can't find in other games back then: a lively open world with rich dialogues and voice acting, you can climb, swim, eat,... and pretty much everything that makes a RPG great and immersive. (and they say Morrowind was a revolution for RPG, PFFFFT!)
the story is not the best, but it's good and interest enough to keep player in the loop. combat and control will confused people who just started the game, but you will get used to it.
because this game was made by a German company and wasn't well marketed in worldwide, it wasn't well known (even up to now) and was result in being a very very very underrated gem. therefore, if you are a RPG player, this game is a must.

here are some recommend mods for you:
Unofficial patch: http://www.worldofgothic.com/dl/?go=dlfile&fileid=164
the game itself is not really buggy, some claim this patch causes more trouble than it worth but I had no problem with it.

Texure patch: http://www.worldofgothic.de/dl/download_247.htm
Gothic 1's textures are very outdated, with this texture patch, it will bring most textures from Gothic 2 to G1. it's not your kind of fancy HD texture pack, but it will improved the graphic A LOT and keep the visual style in a lore-friendly way.
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30 van de 48 mensen (63%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 12 juli
Don't wasting time, just best of classic role playing game in the world! Gothic is the perfect choice for hardcore old school gamer, i'm enjoying, i have this game :3
Hope you'll get it ASAP too.

Do not forget about this:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/39510/
http://store.steampowered.com/app/39500/

Well you can get all three game at once in Gothic Universe Edition.
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8 van de 8 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
170.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 augustus
Ruined my life. Again.
5 stars
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11 van de 15 mensen (73%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
36.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 oktober
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7 van de 8 mensen (88%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
11.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 november
This is truly, together with its sequel, one of the best RPGs in gaming history, and probably a game that set standards for lots of games that came after. It has a well thought combat system that once get used to, it makes the game even more fun. Most importantly it has a unique storyline with player choices that DO matter. And despite the lack of graphics, even now a decade after it was released, it is worth a buy for a true RPG fan.
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8 van de 10 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
12.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 oktober
A classic! And part of my childhood. This game is one of the best RPG ever made. The soundtrack is really beautiful and the gameplay is good if you can get familiar with the clunky combat. The game world atmosphere is great. It will surly absorb you with his hostile world, if the 2001 grahpic isn't a problem for you.

Btw I would recommend it to get it from GOG or if you have it on Steam, download Gothic ½ SystemPack for widescreen support etc.
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
26.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 september
Best RPG I've ever played. 12/10

-always join the sect camp because of their delicious weed
-dawgie can bite ya
-steal from poor homeless people
-sleeper is a lie
-little troll is cute as hell
-get everyday your swampweed portion and enjoy it!

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5 van de 6 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
32.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 november
one of the first games i ever played and still one of my favorites
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5 van de 6 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 26 oktober
Note: I've finished this game several times, but not the Steam-Version. I also play with the "PlayerKit", and with this modification, the playing time doesn't count, so don't get confused about my ~1 hour of play time. :D

This is one of my most favourite games. I started playing this masterpiece around 2004/2005 and I still LOVE it! The Gothic-Series (except Part 3) has been the best RPG series ever existed. I also played Skyrim for around 300 hours (~100 with the account of my brother), I loved it, but the atmosphere and the fighting system isn't even near as good as in G1 and G2.

+ Story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
+ FIghting system
+ Athmosphere
+ Character identification
+ Cool armor, cool weapons (altough there could be more)
+ Cool Fractions!

- Not Designed for windows 7/8, I had some work to do to get it running (Nr.1: Delete the "Read-Only" parameter in the folderoptions of "SteamLibrary").
- The graphics are really bad, but this doesn't matter for me (and there'd be some texturepacks out there!)
- The fighting isn't as smooth as in gothic 2
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
31.6 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 juli
Alright... just played through Gothic 1 and got some impressions...
It should be mentioned that this piece is over a dozen of years old and for me it's a game of my childhood. I couldn't beat it back then and after many years I bought it again to fulfill this part of my childhood. It was quiet different than I remembered, to be honest.

I had some complications on getting this game to start, as it crashed whenever I tried to start a new game. A short problem, as there are many solutions when you google it.
A bit annoyed but excited I started the game and met the first enemy: the controls! I was so confused that I had to switch back to google and get some explanation. But I don't consider this as a bad point, because the controls may be hard to learn, but easy to master. After an hour of active gameplay it already felt very natural to me and picking up items wasn't difficult anymore.
There are some possibilities to build your character. You can pump your guy to a musclular sausage and focus on strengh, or pay attention to dexterity and use a bow instead. You don't have to stick to one stat though and combine! Magic is also an option and you can spend your skillpoints on max. mana or use better spells (which you can't learn, but buy them as runes).
I've tried everything: Swordfighter, Archer and Mage, and I can tell that the battlesystem in Gothic 1 is terrible and great at the same time. For attacks you focus on one enemy with holding your click. With ranged attacks, such as arrows and spells, you can only hit the actionkey and let the focus aim. There's practically no skill needed and only stats count. Swordfighting on the other hand is a bit different. You keep your focus on one enemy and hit one of the movementkeys for attacks. What I absolutely like is that it really feels like you use the momentum of your weapon. You can use some little combos and it's satisfying when you hit your target.
But what destroys the satisfaction is that sometimes the enemy won't take damage from hits. As a high level fighter it is possible to brutally let your rage go on a lizard for a minute even though you'd one-hit that thing, just because it doesn't take damage for some reason. I don't know if I just overlook something but it's an issue that's not only ruining the fun for me. It gets really frustrating when you face a horde of enemies and while you beat up one beast for nothing, the rest of the crew chews you for breakfast.
But besides the battlesystem, Gothic gives a good first impression when it comes to atmophere. You start with empty pockets and the weakest stats possible. Even the easiest creatures are dangerous and you pick up everything you can, even unuseful garbage. Being on the lowest part of the foodchain, you try to gain some experience to have at least a chance to survive in a fight and you have nothing more than a rusty axe. Without armor it doesn't take much to fall unconcious. So what do you do? You increase your strengh, surprise someone with better weapons with some kisses from your axe and drain his inventory empty. After that, you knock someone else out who has a better weapon whan you and so on and so on... You climb from the bottom to the top and when you joined one of the three camps and get better armor, you can fight like a real man!
But there's an enemy you can't fight with weapons... We call them bugs, and they are present in Gothic! Jammed winches are famous here and you should be happy when a gate opens on action! I counted! In my playthrough I had to pass 6 gates which you have to open via winch and 2 'were jammed' for unexplainable reasons. It's a common thing in Gothic 1 and the forums are full of this problems. The game would be unbeatable when you're stuck in that way, but luckily they included cheats in form of "Marvin-Mode" which lets you teleport to certain waypoints. Probably this Marvin-Mode was made for such situations, but it's annoying anyway when you have to tap out and open up the webbrowser. Oh, and the game doesn't like it when it doesn't have your full attention. You have a 50:50 chance for a crash after tapping out. But even mid-game crashes happen, so save your game every 5 minutes! In my lategame I encountered a crash because a soundfile was absent. It's awfully frustrating and a big minus for the game.
An aspect I enjoyed in Gothic was the simplicity. The HUD consists of only a healthbar and sometimes your mana. There's no questionmarker, read/listen what your NPC has to say, damnit! No minimap in the corner or experiencebar. No textfield which constantly tells you obvious things like "You obtained a Rusty Sword (1)!" and the hotbar for weapons and spells is also hidden. Only the things that are needed right now is on the screen and you have your whole screen to look around the world. Normally you don't have more than 3 quests and because there's no questmarker to hold your hand, you have to think a little bit. I only got stuck because of bugs and I never had the urge to put myself into shame and dig up a walkthrough.

Those crashes, bugs, strange battlesystem and sometimes stupid AI give me a bad view of this game, but it also has a lot of enjoyable things! If I could, I would put Gothic right inbetween good and evil, but because I can't do that I have to choose either "Thumps Up" or "Thumbs Down". And hey, I played many hours, so I had to be somehow entertained. Give this old piece of art a chance!
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 3 december
Can't start, just playable if u download 2 patches and even then just without steam
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
30.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 7 juli
Best Gothic series game so far. It's old and maybe does not look this good but the story the original gameplay... Fantastic. It had some bugs which made me at some point to give up. But second time I played the game through I found a solution and got to finish the game. It had some sound bug when I tried to get past the last ancent orc shaman and crashed every time. Also in the end there is a lack of mobs to kill. Eventually you want to use the most powerful items and lack some levels but have no way to obtain them, expect to summon mobs myself and then kill them. All in all the game was great and I recommend playing this for all rpg fans.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 juli
This game is just awesome. It was the first RPG I ever played and I've loved it ever since. Why?
The story, the gameplay but most of all the feeling of being able to do what you want a freedom
of choice. I think Gothic was way ahead of it's time in that aspect. This game is simply a must have
for every RPG enthousiast.
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
18.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 15 oktober
i remember hearing all sorts of stuff about the gothic series but never managed to get on with playing it , guess i as too young , i remember playing oblivion and thinking it was ♥♥♥♥ , hell even skyrim is crappy because u dont get a sense of achievement in any way , u slay a dragon get his soul and get some ♥♥♥♥ty shout that makes u invisible or something while some invisible war between nords and imperials happen and u dont see any of it i mean wtf . But now im finally starting to play this gem and its awesome even though the graphics suck once u get on with playing it its non stop . 5 stars game , top quality material here.
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4 van de 6 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
48.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 13 oktober
An important note about this game is that it isn't meant to run on Windows 7, 8, or even Vista. It was made back in 2001, and you'd better be prepared to jump through some hoops to get this thing working. I ran this game under 8-bit color mode with Windows XP Service Pack 3 as the Administrator, and even then I couldn't get the opening cutscene to play (the other cutscenes worked fine, though). I can't guarantee that you'll need to do as much as I did, nor can I guarantee that you'll need to do only what I did. Keep that in mind when looking at this game.

Story:

People don't play this genre for the story too often, but it's still there, and still worth mentioning. You play as the Nameless Hero (yes, that's his title), sent to The Colony, a magical island prison, to deliver a letter to the Magicians of Fire. You'll end up joining one of the prison's three camps, the Old Camp, the New Camp, or the Sect Camp, in the process. To say much else would be to delve into spoiler territory, so I'll just say that the story is a lot better than would be expected, but it's still no Dragon Age.

Graphics:

Graphics have come a long way since 2001, and Gothic is nothing if not proof of that. The game looks, to put it frankly, terrible. Models are blocky, the textures are blurry, characters look like they were barfed out of a Dreamcast, forests in the distance are replaced with a really crappy-looking forest picture...thing, and so on. I didn't have much of a problem with it, to be honest, but others most certainly might.

Voices: Terrible, but laughably so. That's really all that can be said about this one.

Combat: Normally, when you start off in an RPG you can swing a sword with ease, but the problem is that said sword is made of dirt and you do no damage. So, you buy an iron sword, put some points into strength, and start movin' on up in the world. In Gothic, however, The Nameless Hero starts off swinging his weapon so clumsily he might as well be on resident drug Swampweed. You overcome this by paying trainers to teach you how to more proficiently use items, but doing so means you're not putting points into Strength. This creates an interesting tossup; is it worth doing more damage if your character can't swing the sword at all? Is it good to flashily swing and spin your weapon if you do so little damage?

Combat is simple, but effective. Block when the enemy attacks, attack when possible. However, the majority of enemies will kick your ♥♥♥ so hard it'll fly off to the Orc Lands until you level up a ton. It can be annoying, sure, but when you finally take that beast down you'll feel fantastic.

Technicality: Oh god. This game has some horrific bugs. It occasionally crashed on me. Oh well, I saved a ton for reasons mentioned above. I can't climb certain ladders due to the geometry of the map. Oh well, there are ways around those ladders. The game repeatedly crashes in a certain late-game area unless you hack the game, turn off the sound, keep playing for about thirty seconds, hack the game again, and turn the sound back on.

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Conclusion:

Did I sound like I hated this game? I don't. I actually quite like it. The thrill of powering up and taking on tougher foes can't be easily matched. The story is surprisingly pretty decent and I cared to see the end of it. The bugs were awful, the graphics were painful, and the compatibility was hard to get around, but despite all that, I can't help but wholeheartedly give this game a great thumbs up. You won't get it 'till you try it, but once you take it for a spin, you can't put it down until you see the end.
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