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6.3 out of 10

Arx Fatalis

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Overall 8
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Features 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
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Sound 7
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Lifespan 8
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Scrap Metal

Gaming Target
5 April 2010
Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
8.4
Lifespan 9
8.6

Arx Fatalis Review

IGN Entertainment
9 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Arx Fatalis, much like any RPG, will not be for everyone. While it can’t be put at the same level as KotOR or Morrowind, Arx offers a more linear gameplay style that is a nice break from the huge open ended worlds the previous games have offered. I was a bit skeptical of Arx due to the initial reaction of the graphics, however after getting past the intro and into the actual gameplay a bit more, I came away very impressed.
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Overall 7
6.5

Arx Fatalis

Game Vortex
17 May 2006
  • Excerpt: Arx Fatalis doesn't add anything amazing to the RPG genre in the way of visuals, and looks like a very watered down version of Morrowind . The drab locales (due in part to most of the game taking place underground) can cause severe depression if you're surrounded by them for too long. Everything is also angular to a disgusting degree, with not a smooth surface in sight.
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Overall 5
5.0
Gameplay 5
4.9
Graphics 4
4.1
Sound 5
4.9
Longevity 5
4.7

Arx Fatalis

NowGamer
2 May 2006
  • Summary: Hardcore RPG fans may find enough amusement here to last them for a while, but don’t expect anything as polished as
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RPGFan
1 May 2006
  • Excerpt: It's always great to be pleasantly surprised with a game. Arx Fatalis received little to no coverage from most American gaming magazines and websites, and it comes from a fairly small publisher. In a year that has seen the release of such high-profile titles as Neverwinter Nights, Morrowind, and Dungeon Siege, Arx Fatalis was almost doomed from the start. However, it contains much more than meets the eye.
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Arx Fatalis

The Armchair Empire
8 March 2006
  • Conclusion: In a move that was inspired by classic RPG’s before it, ARX includes a complex character creation process. While nothing concrete has been announced thus far, if ARX follows in the footsteps of other RPG character creation processes, then you’ll be able to customize every facet of your character from the sex of the character to physical appearances to specialties.
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Overall 7
7.3

Arx Fatalis

Into Liquid Sky
23 December 2005
  • Excerpt: Arx Fatalis is a PC first person role-playing game, originally released in 2002, that has been brought to the Xbox by the fine folks at Dreamcatcher (who also published Syberia and Still Life ). The story presented to the player at the start of the game tells of a world where the sun has gone away. Man has been forced to live in the underground fortress of Arx as the sunless surface has become unlivable.
  • Pros: Strong retro RPG feel to the gameplay, Lots of customization, Combo-oriented magic system, Nice attempt at a realistic world
  • Cons: Dated graphics and mediocre audio, Hit detection is iffy, Map and diary are pretty useless
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Overall 3
3.2
Design 3
3.0
Gameplay 2
2.0
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 2
2.0

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Game Freaks 365
21 November 2003
  • Excerpt: At first glance, Arx Fatalis may look as if it would be a great game. This first person RPG lets you develop Am Sheagar anyway you choose, do missions however you want, and cast magical spells with a simple combo system. However, Arx just does not deliver the experience many people believed it would. What looks good on the cover is not what you get here.
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Overall 8
8.1
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0

Arx Fatalis

GamersHell.com
12 January 2003
  • Excerpt: You wake up in a dark and damp prison-cell. Outside you can see an odd, but obviously not very smart goblin. He’s grinning, but for some reason you can’t remember anything about yourself – who you are, and why you’re in some strange prison. If you’ve played a few classic RPGs over the years, you should be perfectly familiar with the scenario.
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CVG
17 December 2002
  • Excerpt: Arx Fatalis puts a different spin on the two very popular genres, Role Playing and First Person Games. I think pictures will say it best, the game takes you through a Dungeon and Dragon type world through the eyes of the adventurer. You wake up with no sense of who you are and are propelled into events that take you against the Cult of Akbaa. You must prevent Akbaa's return to the physical world. You will quickly find there is much more to the story than that though.
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