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.