As the legendary Persian hero, fight your way in a journey to revenge and reclaim the legendary mace of his ancestors stolen by the Deevs. Purchase before 5/16 and save!
User reviews: Mixed (237 reviews) - 48% of the 237 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 9, 2011

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About This Game

Years after the confinement of Azhi Dahaka by Fereydun, the evil Deevs (Monsters) who were the commanders in the army of darkness led by Azhi Dahaka rose again in different parts of the ancient lands of Khunirath and rebelled against the humans who were celebrating the victory of the army of light.

This game is based on ancient Persian mythology bringing to life the epic battles of the mythological hero, Garshasp, in the ancient lands against the evil monsters. You play as Garshasp himself, the strongest man in Persian Mythology, in a journey to revenge and reclaim the legendary mace of his ancestors which is stolen by the Deevs. A journey which proves to unlock more significant hidden mysteries. The main mechanics of the game revolve around melee combat, platforming and exploration.

Key features

  • Deep combat system with various combo moves and upgradeable abilities throughout the game.
  • Rage attribute to slash more enemies as they bring you more scars.
  • Intense combat engagements using Garshasp's special hand blade based on quick time events.
  • Cinematic in-game camera following the hero in the epic environments that are traveled in his journey.
  • Fantasy mythological world filled with ferocious monsters from ancient literature and Persian Mythology.
  • Platforming elements.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: P4 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB RAM, Nvidia 6600 and up
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 64-bit
    • Processor: 2.5GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2.5 GB
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM, GeForce 8800 or Radeon 4600 GPU
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB free
    • Sound: DirectX compatible
Helpful customer reviews
10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Bought this for $1.37 CAD and gotta say, I'd rather have spent it at the Dollar Store because I would've gotten something useful.

I don't care that it's a "God of War ripoff", my biggest gripe are the god awful controls for a gamepad! Get this. You use the RIGHT STICK to move. Yeah. TO MOVE. The left stick? To roll around like an idiot. This means that your thumb is constantly swapping between right stick to buttons to do anything. It's impossible to do the platforming sections in this manner. You will find yourself using your left index finger to push the right stick while you press jump.

Not to mention, all of the button controls are backwards as well. So bad. What were they thinking???
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Shargasp is back and better than ever. Play as Pargshap, and explore the deep, beautiful world of Kingdom Realm Land. But watch out, the evil nemesis Orc Orc seeks to foil your nonexistent plan.
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
25.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2014
This is the Dollar Tree version of God of War
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Garshasp really wants to be the God of War. He's even been practicing Kratos' trademark scowl of perpetual anger.

Unfortunately for him he's a little like that friend who thinks they're a brilliant singer, only you'd rather force macaroni noodles inside your ears than listen to them belt out off-key renditions of what at some point where probably real songs but have morphed into unimaginable abominations through a voice you can't seem to escape. Garshasp is clumsy at his best of times, broken at his worsts, and always as entirely unpleasant as his almost reptilian face which firmly states that no, we are not and will never be friends (he's kind of an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ like that).

The Monster Slayer is an action game that plays like a bunch of awkward breakdancers trying to murder each other but somehow only managing to land a hit every third try. Garshasp's movements are flashy, but annoyingly slow and prone to completely breaking the already poor hit detection, with hits and characters clipping through each other constantly as everyone flails around madly until they run smack into one of the omnipresent and aggressively restrictive invisible walls.

Even when combat is "working" it's still essentially broken, with your character being entirely overpowered and enemies only being a threat so much as their outrageously large health bar threatens to put you to sleep as you monotonously mash the same buttons waiting for them to eventually die. The fixed camera is as pleasant and functional as a handicam held by someone who has had a few too many drinks, either obscuring platforms, breaking the environment, or causing you to puke as it stutters around erratically.

And naturally there are the moments when the game simply gets a little fed up with having to even partially function and decides it's going to chop your framerate in half, or freeze up during an important jump, or just crash entirely because damn it being a game is hard and Garshasp has had enough of it! Frankly I've had quite enough of him as well.

Please don't call. Forget this ever happens. I'll be busy with drowning myself in booze hoping I can do the same.
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42 of 61 people (69%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Garshasp: The Monster Slayer is a hack and slash game in a similar style to God of War. Unfortunately for this indie disaster, it only shares the same genre as God of War and none of the polish, breathtaking visual polish, and satisfying combat. The world of Garshasp is bland and boring, the story is generic, and the protagonist is the illegitimate child of the Prince of Persia and Kratos.

The combat in Garshasps is absolutely dreadful, the combat feels slow and repetitive. The lack of combat animation variety was pretty jarring even for a game that only lasts three hours. This is magnified further by the developer's arrogance to create zoom in effects whenever Garshasps does a grapple kill. It looks awful enough from a distance, it just looks downright funny close up. The sound effect also does the combat no credit. Everything sounds muffled and of low quality, combined with the fact that weapons clip through enemies makes it very difficult to feel any sort of satisfaction when smacking baddies around.

The puzzles and platforming in Garshasps, while bad, is still more serviceable than the combat. Moving obstacles have these huge boundary boxes that pushes you away if you get to close to them. This makes traversing areas with loads of moving traps tough because you can't predict when you'll get hit. You have to leave huge arbitrary amounts of space between Garshasp and the trap in order to avoid getting hit. It's still doable, and areas without any traps is a treat to run through. The wall sliding on the other hand is rage quit inducing. The sliding is incredibly fast and hard to deal with when the controls are unresponsive.

Shockingly enough, Garshasp does have some redeeming qualities. The game itself has a generic world but it is a well designed generic world. The swamp foliage and boss art design looks fantastic even without anti-alias, the textures didn't look half bad for a budget title. The story has a good origin in Iranian mythology, but delivered poorly through un-epic writing and very poor narration. Garshasp: The Monster Slayer is a stellar example of when good ideas can't formulate good games.
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