Risen - Steam Game

4.3 out of 5
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In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage.
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About Risen

About this game

The island Faranga needs a new hero, you!
Delve into a gritty, raw and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting or become a powerful mage.

  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
  • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.
  • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.

Game Details

Release Date:
October 02, 2009
Developer:
Piranha – Bytes
Publisher:
THQ Nordic
Rating:
ESRB rating of 17
PEGI rating of 16
USK rating of 12
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchise:
Risen
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Product Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP™ (with Service Pack 3)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel® Pentium™ 4 Single-core Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphics card (nVidia® GeForce® 7900/ATI Radeon™ X1800 or better)
  • DirectX®: DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphic card driver
  • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB free Hard Drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX™ 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Controller Support: Keyboard, Mouse

Critic Reviews

77

Meristation

80 / 100
"Fun, large and with many things to do, Risen is a good game for medieval RPG lovers. It has its flaws, specially due to technical issues, but overall it's a great experience,...

SpazioGames

80 / 100
"While Gothic sails away to other developers, Piranha Bytes turns the tide with this return to the origins of true RPG. Deep, polished, compelling, Risen is an RPG for RPG true...

Everyeye.it

80 / 100
"An old-fashion RPG, with an impressive number of quests and NPC, and a deep level-up system."
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5.52% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0.74%
Easy
3.68%
Just Right
63.97%
Tough
29.04%
Unforgiving
2.57%
Relax & enjoy! 63.97%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
18.24%
Played It
18.46%
Halfway
7.25%
Beat It
39.34%
Conquered It
16.7%
Completionist! 16.7%  of players have Conquered It

Risen User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 7 ratings
86% of users would recommend this.
4.3

User Ratings Breakdown

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Reddy
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A beautiful game full of nostalgic memories.
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Beautiful and reliable

Fanatical User
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Feels so nice to dance with those dingleberries who think they can outsword me. My puny shield is magnanimity incarnate. And, like the game, it is rough edged but beautiful and reliable.
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Gothic-like, small open world, decent fantasy story

Savvym
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I've finished the game many years ago. It's a Gothic ripoff buf pretty decent. The story was pretty good though combat wasn't better than in Gothic, it had its challenges and mostly RPG elements that affected our main three combat styles meant a great deal. We could join different factions but the ultimate goal was the same. We started off stranded and discovered risen temples on our journeys around a rather small but pretty vertically sizeable island. Some enemies strongly resembled those from Gothic and mechanics were also taken over, so to everyone playing that series, this will be rather close to heart. It's an interesting fantasy world but nowadays pretty dated looking game with rather clunky combat at times. I'd go more into details but it wasn't as memorable as I thought it would be. It's also pretty short but I'd still recommend it because the setting of the island inhabitants is quite unique.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 64% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 32% of GameFAQs users said Risen is Tough or Unforgiving.
According to ESRB, Risen is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Yes, Risen is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • This game supports Steam Deck's native display resolution but does not set it by default and may require you to configure the display resolution manually
  • Entering some text requires manually invoking the on-screen keyboard
  • This game sometimes shows mouse, keyboard, or non-Steam-Deck controller icons
  • Some functionality is not accessible when using the default controller configuration, requiring use of the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or a community configuration
  • Some in-game text is small and may be difficult to read
  • OS: Windows XP™ (with Service Pack 3)
  • Processor: 2 GHz Intel® Pentium™ 4 Single-core Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphics card (nVidia® GeForce® 7900/ATI Radeon™ X1800 or better)
  • DirectX®: DirectX™ 9.0c compatible graphic card driver
  • Hard Drive: 2.5 GB free Hard Drive space
  • Sound: 100% DirectX™ 9.0c compatible sound card
  • Controller Support: Keyboard, Mouse
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 39 hours. 77% of users played Risen for over 40 hours.
66% of critics on Metacritic recommend Risen. The Metascore is 77 out of 100.
86% of Fanatical users recommend Risen. The average review score is 4.3/5
Risen was released on October 02, 2009
Risen is published by THQ Nordic
Risen was developed by Piranha – Bytes
Fanatical users tagged Risen as RPG, Adventure, Exploration, and Action RPG
Fanatical users tagged Risen as Fantasy, Gothic, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Risen as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Risen as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Risen as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Risen as Exploration

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