Background

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.

Features

  • 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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A wise man once said, "The true test of a game's mettle is whether or not the community releases patches for it... posted Apr 14, 09 3:35pm

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10

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

7.0

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

7.4

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

Once u get into...

2.0

Sucks. Just plain boring.

10

its the best game i ever had played

6.0

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

10

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

3.0

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

Set in the land of Arcanum, the game is an imaginative world of ancient runes and steamworks, magic and machines,... posted Aug 21, 01 7:13pm

This Saturday at 7:00pm EST you can have a chance to chat live via IRC with Tim Cain, Leonard Boyarsky and Jason... posted Jan 04, 01 10:19pm

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