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Grim Dawn

Grim Dawn is an action RPG set in a dark fantasy world where the human race is facing the threat of extinction. Undertake countless quests, collect hundreds of items, and use a large array of skills with up to 4 players in one world.

Publisher: Crate Entertainment
Playerbase: Medium
Type: Action RPG
Release Date: February 25, 2016
Pros: +Classic ARPG gameplay. +Up to four player multiplayer. +Dual-classing. +Large amounts of random loot. +Interesting faction system.
Cons: -Unengaging story. -Linear map design. -Some optimization issues. 

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Overview

Grim Dawn Overview

Grim Dawn is an action RPG created by Crate Entertainment, a company founded by former members of the Titan Quest development team. The game takes place in a fantasy world in which the human race is in danger of becoming extinct. As one of the few survivors, you must help rebuild the world, making difficult choices along the way. Choose one of six classes and then dual-class it with another. Collect hundreds of items, each of which has its own affixes and skills, or make your own with a recipe-based crafting system. Choose to play nice with the factions you encounter or make them your enemies—your choices matter. Pave your way in this dark fantasy world.

Grim Dawn Key Features:

  • Classic action RPG gameplay - hailed as a true successor to Diablo II, Grim Dawn is inspired by the golden age of ARPGs.
  • Dual-classing - combine any two of the game’s six classes to create a build that suits your playstyle.
  • Hundreds of items - in true ARPG fashion, Grim Dawn contains hundreds of items, each of which has randomly generated affixes and skills.
  • Encounter various factions - friendly factions will provide you with exclusive quests and other bonuses while enemy factions will try to kill you.
  • Your choices matter - quests will give you difficult choices that have lasting effects on the world.

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Classes

Grim Dawn Classes

Grim Dawn features six classes that can each be dual-classed with any other class.

The Arcanist is a master of magic that possesses high offensive power while simultaneously having to cope with low defensive power. It does not make use of a weapon.

The Demolitionist is a hybrid of engineer and sorcerer that makes use of fire, electricity, and explosives. It prefers to fight at range, but can also make use of melee weaponry.

The Nightblade is an assassin that can conjure illusions that are powerful enough to injure opponents. It makes use of dual-wielded melee weapons.

The Occultist is a summoner that can also make use of spells involving acid and poison. It does not have any particular strengths or weaknesses with any weapons.

The Shaman is a powerful melee fighter that can call upon the power of lightning storms. It excels at using two-handed melee weapons.

The Soldier is a tank with unparalleled health and physique. It excels at using a shield with a one-handed melee weapon, but can also make use of firearms.

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Screenshots

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Videos

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System Requirements

Grim Dawn System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
CPU: Second generation Intel i-series x86 processor @ 2.3 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series / ATI Radeon X800 series, 512 MB VRAM
RAM: 2 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7, or 10
CPU: Fourth generation Intel i-series x86 processor @ 3.2 GHz
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 500 series / AMD Radeon 6000 series, 1.5 GB VRAM
RAM: 6 GB
Hard Disk Space: 5 GB

Music

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Additional Info

Grim Dawn Additional Information

Developer(s): Crate Entertainment
Publisher(s): Crate Entertainment

Kickstarter (launched): April 17, 2012
Kickstarter (ended): May 18, 2012

Steam Early Access: May 15, 2013
Release Date: February 25, 2016

Development History / Background:

Grim Dawn is developed by Crate Entertainment, a company comprised of former Iron Lore Entertainment employees. On July 27, 2009, Crate Entertainment announced that they had licensed the Titan Quest game engine from Iron Lore to create a game that they later announced would be Grim Dawn on January 21, 2010. The company took Grim Dawn to Kickstarter on April 17, 2012 with a goal of $280,000. The Kickstarter successfully came to a close on May 18, 2012 with $537,515 raised. Grim Dawn later hit Steam Early Access on May 15, 2013 and was developed at a steady pace until it launched on February 25, 2016. Modding tools were released post-launch on April 28, 2016.