A world of fantasy and magic embraces an age of industrial revolution. Humans, Orcs, Dwarves, and Elves alike are experiencing an age of science and sorcery. Arcanum is a quest based adventure where the player has the option of taking on his opponents in real-time or in a turn based, strategic manner. Develop characters the way you want to, without the need for classes, and experience Arcanum alone or with friends online.


  • Classless, point-based attribute system allows for limitless creativity in guiding your character's development.
  • Complex stat system underlies every event taking place within Arcanum.
  • Customize your character, including 8 basic stats (Strength and Charisma), more than a dozen derived stats (Poison Resistance and Character Speed), 16 primary skills (Gambling and Healing), 80 spells within 16 colleges, and 56 technological degrees within 8 disciplines.
  • Automatic character management features let you delve into the quest at hand for action-oriented players.
  • Explore a huge game environment, with dozens of cities, dungeons, and towns to find.
  • Meet more than 300 unique characters and 280 different monster types across the land of Arcanum.
  • Multiple paths to victory abound in the scores of quests surrounding the main storyline.
  • Accurate day/night cycles affect the gameplay, from combat to thieving skills.
  • Take on a band of ogres in real-time, or plan your strategy through a turn-based system of combat - you choose.
  • Take the adventure online cooperatively or competitively over the Internet or LAN.

Hardware Requirements

<li type="square">300 MHz Pentium II
<li type="square">Windows 95/98/ME
<li type="square">64 MB RAM
<li type="square">DirectX Compatible 8MB video card
<li type="square">quad-speed CD-ROM
<li type="square">1.2 GB free disk space
<li type="square">28.8 Kbps modem or higher for Internet Play
<li type="square">Audio board with speakers or headphones

Official URL

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Mar 24, 09 10:30am
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Best game Arcanum PC
Rune Ripper
Jul 23, 07 9:30am
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May 29, 04 7:06pm

In making character, get good persuasion skills and picklock really helps. It's good...

May 29, 04 11:50am
great game Arcanum PC
Jan 04, 04 7:35am

It's an ok game, Worth the now budget price that you can get it for. But there are...

Jan 29, 02 4:41am

Heres a way 2 get money for free which is stupid but actually works:

Once u get into...

Oct 23, 01 11:25pm

Sucks. Just plain boring.

Oct 03, 01 5:42am

its the best game i ever had played

Detective Basil
Sep 05, 01 2:58pm

After completing the entire game, here is my verdict. First, let me say that the...

Sep 04, 01 10:10am

the originalityin story and the diversity in gameplay should be enough but this game...

Sep 02, 01 3:23am

This reminds me of Ultima 8. That was good for it's time, but now dated and there have...

Aug 29, 01 8:27am


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