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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

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77.93% Overall Rank: 6080
PC Rank: 1445
2001 Games Rank: 6061
2001 PC Rank: 1445
Score based on 38 reviews


An Industrial Revolution in a World of Magick Imagine a place of wonder, where magick and technology coexist in an uneasy balance, and an adventurer might just as easily wield a flintlock pistol as a flaming sword. A place where great industrial cities house castle keeps and factories, home to Dwarves, Humans, Orcs and Elves alike. A place of Ancient runes and steamworks, of magick and machines, of sorcery and science. Welcome to the land of Arcanum. Character Design allows you to customize your character any way you choose + Whether you choose magick or technology, the Arcanum world adapts and responds to your character's development + Classless, point-based attribute system allows for limitless creativity in guiding your character's development + 8 basic stats, such as Strength and Charisma + More than a dozen derived stats, from Poison Resistance to Character Speed + 16 Primary skills, including Gambling and Healing + 80 Spells with 16 Colleges of Magick + 56 technological degrees within 8 disciplines Extraordinary Adventure Features: * Explore a world as vast as it is mysterious-it would take over 30 real-time hours to traverse the land of Arcanum * Meet more than 300 unique characters and monster types across this huge land * Many means exist to solve the myriad quests, from dueling to discourse to thievery * Take on a band of ogres in real-time, or plan your strategy through turn-based combat - you decide * Accurate day and night cycles affect the gameplay, from combat to thieving skills * Automatic character management lets action-oriented players delve into the quest at hand * Create your own worlds or play the included multiplayer scenario online cooperatively or competively
Release Date: August 22, 2001

Latest Reviews

RPGamer 01/01/99 Review 2 out of 5
NZGamer 04/02/04 Review 8.6 out of 10
PC Zone UK 08/13/01 Review 84 out of 100
Mygamer 09/09/04 Review 8 out of 10
Quandary 12/06/02 Review 4 out of 5
PC Format UK 03/01/04 Review 67 out of 100
PC Gamer UK 03/01/04 Review 77 out of 100
Electric Playground 04/16/04 Review 9 out of 10
Game Chronicles 06/23/03 Review 7.9 out of 10
GameSpot 08/21/01 Review 7.3 out of 10