The mighty mythological hero, Garshasp, travels into distant lands in search for the secrets hidden in the temple of the dragon, unaware of the hidden dangers and creatures awaiting him in the cursed lands.
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Release Date: Sep 24, 2012

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The mighty mythological hero, Garshasp, travels into distant lands in search for the secrets hidden in the temple of the dragon, unaware of the hidden dangers and creatures awaiting him in the cursed lands.

You play as the mighty Garshasp in this hack and slash expansion pack for the original “Garshasp: The Monster Slayer” game taking place before the original story.

Key features

  • Deep hack and slash combat system with various combo moves
  • Cinematic in-game camera following the epic journey
  • Fantasy mythological world filled with ferocious monsters from ancient literature and Persian Mythology
  • Epic environments
  • Mythology based story

System Requirements


    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:Intel P4 2.0GHz, AMD Athlon 64 3000+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 M RAM, Nvidia GeForce 6600 series, ATI radeon X1300
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
dont waste your money
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
- Decent controls with combos
- Simple puzzles
- Bad camera angles (you have no control over camera)
- Boring story and voice acting
- Very, very short (took me 100 minutes to complete)
- Still somewhat fun to play

- Bottom line: Worth playing if you get it in a bundle, not worth it to buy it alone.
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2013
Despite the bad reviews, I found the first Garshasp game to be a fun hack and slash. This game, however, is horrible. Almost unplayable for the bad camera angles and glitches. At only 2 hrs long, I found that I couldn't wait for it to be over. STAY AWAY!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8, 2015
This game lacks effort and polish, it feels like more of an old tech demo than anything. You can complete the game in less than 2 hours but I couldn't stick with it long enough to do even that. Terrible voice acting, mumbled sounds, poor attack and movement mechanics, and lack of an interesting story make this a game that should be avoided.

Look at this still from the opening cutscene in the game and you'll get an idea of what you will exerience when playing:

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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2014
Passed the game, I'ts glichy as hell, very unbalanced...
At one moment I thought there are some secrets... but, wait no, you get to pass the same locations multiple times so...
Controls are ok but the camera angle..ufff...

You got it as a present or got it in a bundle good for you, you may aswell play it if you have some extra time, but don't expect anything good. otherwise I wouldn't pay more then 0.50$ for it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 8, 2015
I installed, finished and uninstalled this game already. This is basicly a 3D platform/hack'n'slash and the most terrible game i've ever played. There's not a single part of this game which isn't ♥♥♥♥ed up. The story, the characters (all 3 of them - 2 npc + you), the graphic, the controls, the camera handling, etc., even the puzzles cursed by the terrible controls, still the puzzles are the best parts of this game. If you wonder how hard is this game, it isn't. The most common cause of death will be falling from high places. I died dozens of times from falling while died only once during battle (if i dont count when i fell trough the floor in a battle once). And the most annoying part of all is the balance, because there isn't any, based on the steam counter it took me 2,5 hour to beat game, but from it only the final boss fight was more than half an hour. Because that ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ cheating as hell and i especially hate when developers use this kinda trick to extend the games length. I was so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ after a while, i started for looking cheats, unfortunately i didn't found any.

There are no options, so you can't do anything besides playing. Also you can't skip the end credits, so you're forced to watch every name whos are responsible for wasting 2-3 hour from you life. Also as a fun fact you can see how much people need to make a terrible game.

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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Beginning to end the entire game can completed in 2 hours by even the worst of gamers, like myself. I'm sure glad this came as part of a bundle. I would have been mad had I bought this game on purpose.
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26 of 51 people (51%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
The real Dark Souls starts here.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 9, 2015
Good concept
Looks good
Fun hack n slash

No steam cards or achieves
Controls are not good
Single player only
Issue with cut-scenes
Irritating puzzles (easy to too hard to just stupid)
Bad voice acting
Not as good as the original

If you get it free in a bundle then try it out.
Don't actually pay for this, unless it is under $1.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
♥♥♥♥. Game breaking bug came on after 20 min and I couldn't beat it. Unacceptable after having been out for 2 years. First one didn't have problems like this. Tried everything and then threw my hands up and said "♥♥♥♥ it".
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2.0 hrs
Posted: September 20
The voice acting is laughable (like, Ed Wood or The Room bad).
You'll fight with the camera more than you will with enemies.
Half of the boss fights the boss will be off camera somewhere doing... something... if you move around at all.
Controls are all over the place.

If you thought the original was badly designed, this prequel will blow your mind.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: September 4
Garshasp - a game with solid storyline, like a prince of persia, only inspired by actual mythology.

Great fun, good play.
It's short, but very solid. You can telln the developer actually played his own game. Combat is good, the platformy bits are good, and a decent storyline ties it all together.
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V. De Luca
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 2
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0.5 hrs
Posted: May 26
I can play this game in Windows 10 now.
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Uchiha Itachi
0.8 hrs
Posted: April 19
best game ever
good draphics
alot of fun
excellent gameplay
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1.8 hrs
Posted: March 16
this game is complete garbage tbh, way worse than the monster slayer, cant control camera, everything is glitchy, lots of bugs... i came back almost to the beggining of the game from a castle area due to a bug when i was almost completing the game, then when i came back, had to press the action button to activate a to complete a puzzle and it jsut didnt work, pressed it, got a white screen and nothing happened, jsut lol... preety damn bad imitation of darksiders and gow, even excluding all the bugs tbh, sorry
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0.2 hrs
Posted: December 14, 2015
Do not buy this game.

It is absolute garbage.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 16, 2015
The prequel to the "Garshasp: The Monster Slayer" game.

While the game is very short, 1,5 - 2hrs to beat it, I experienced the same dull combat like in the predecessor, but level design that is even more uninspired, more FPS drops, more bugs, and hilariously bad writing and cutscenes (the opening animation is comedy gold: "Well at least let's take a rest. I'm your brother. Can't you see I'm dying?!")

The only noteworthy thing is that the combat animations are slightly, slightly better.

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2.9 hrs
Posted: September 20, 2015
I think the first thing I want to say is that Garshasp: Temple Of The Dragon is more or less a standalone DLC to its bigger brother Garshasp: The Monster Slayer. I said more or less because the game and the store page doesn't call it that of course, but it takes place before the story of The Monster Slayer and I think it's something to keep in mind about Temple Of The Dragon.

Storywise the game's premise is pretty simple: Garshasp and his brother are looking for a legendary mace that is hidden somewhere in a jungle, near the temple of the dragon.
And that is about it.
After a short cutscene you're walking, jumping and fighting as Garshasp through the levels, just like in many other action or spectacle fighter games and just like in The Monster Slayer.

Fighting is based on a combo-system between heavy and light attacks with an added counter-function, where you can initiate counter-attacks if timed correctly. There is also a rage-meter, that fills whenever Garshasp takes damage and can be used up by unleashing powerful attacks. I seldomly used these, so I can't really say too much about their effectiveness.
Enemies you'll encounter range from small creatures fighting in groups to large hulking monsters, but only a few of them require different strategies. In comparison to The Monster Slayer there are a also a few new enemies, which help keep fights interesting.
Every defeated enemy grants you a few experience points which allow you to unlock a few more combo-attacks, however I'm not sure how many unlockable attacks there are.

Experience points can also be gathered by red orbs on altars which are located throughout the levels.
Similiarly to these red orbs, there are also blue orbs, which will re-fill your health bar. There are also other blue orbs which are not placed on altars and finding a few of them will grant you a larger health bar. These are however placed in more hidden areas.

A few times throughout Temple Of The Dragon there are also a few platforming segments, that thankfully appear a lot less in comparison to The Monster Slayer. I say thankfully because the overall movement (and fighting to a degree because of that, too) is a bit clunky, especially the jumping. I also played the game with mouse and keyboard so I hadn't access to analog movement, but I had no problem making it through these segments.
The reason I'm playing through such a game like Garshasp with mouse and keyboard instead of a gamepad is that it doesn't feature gamepad button prompts as far as I know.

From time to time you will also find notes from a journal by Garshasp's father (if I remember correctly). These give you a few background informations about the area or the mace itself. However just like in The Monster Slayer I find it hard to follow the persian mythology lore that the game is based on, as many characters have names that are a bit confusing for me to remember. Collected journal entries are read to the player by a voice over as the texts are not written in English. My guess is these are actually written in some old language or they are simply made to look like old scripture.

The game itself is very linear and also uses a fixed camera system which can be a bit annoying at a few places, but nothing too frustrating. You will also always be moving in and around the temple of the dragon, but pretty much never move through the same path twice, which I think is pretty cool as it keeps even a strongly linear game like Garshasp a bit interesting.

Graphically Temple Of The Dragon doesn't really impress, however it features a style that I would call consistent throughout its levels. Similiar to The Monster Slayer it still has points during the game however where the performance will drop under the 30 frames per second mark, but thankfully outside of action sequences.
I should also mention that I encountered a few bugs during my playthrough but nothing a return to a checkpoint wouldn't fix.

All in all it is an alright game I would say. Combat and movement is still clunky like it was in The Monster Slayer.
However I can't recommend it. Not because it is a downright bad game, it isn't. As I said, it's alright. It's just that it isn't very long and there a many other games in the genre that are way better (for example the Prince Of Persia games) and will provide you with a better time overall.

So in the end I guess it comes down to this: If you really liked Garshasp: The Monster Slayer and you want more Garshasp buy Temple Of The Dragon during the next sale, just don't expect large improvements. If you really want to try a Garshasp game, go and buy The Monster Slayer during the next sale, simply for the reason that it is longer and both Garshasp titles cost the same.

To end this review I would however still say that Garshasp: Temple Of The Dragon feels more polished in comparison to The Monster Slayer. Not by much, but it's shorter length certainly helps keep things a bit more fresh throughout the game.
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