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Roadwarden

4.6 out of 5
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You are a Roadwarden, a brave stranger putting their life in danger to make a difference in a grim fantasy world. While most people would never risk a solitary journey through the wilder parts of the land, you willingly accept the struggle.
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About Roadwarden

About this game

Roadwarden is an illustrated text-based RPG that uses isometric pixel art and combines mechanics borrowed from RPGs, visual novels and more. It offers you an adventurous journey fraught with danger where you can discover the secrets and face the vast challenges of a hostile world.

Guard The Road

You are a Roadwarden, hired by a merchant guild and sent to expand their influence further. But are you doing this for the money or the prestige? And at the end of the day will that matter when you’re protecting travellers from bandits or the undead?

Create Your Roadwarden

Choose a background, abilities, decide upon beliefs and a personality, all to flesh out your roadwarden. Pick their abilities whether they’re going to be a warrior, mage or scholar, and define how they interact with everyone through multiple dialogue options.

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1 (64bit)
  • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Version: 10.10 or higher

Recommended:

  • OS: TBD

Critic Reviews

83

But Why Tho?

80 / 100
"Roadwarden is a fascinating take on the RPG genre that has a lot to love. Its setting is deep and well fleshed out, and the interactions players have with it are impactful and...

Metro GameCentral

80 / 100
"An atmospheric and compelling text-only role-playing game, with a realistic approach to survival and building relationships – where every action and failure comes with lasting...

Edge Magazine

90 / 100
"As vivid and memorable an evocation of a place as any hyper-detailed triple-A fantasy universe. [Issue#377, p.106]"
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Roadwarden User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 8 ratings
89% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Text-only fantasy adventure where choices matter. 10/10

Stunning
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It's a brilliant game with excellent writing. Be clear what the game is!! It's a Renpy interactive fiction game. There's a lot of dialogue, puzzle solving, and combat is primarily reduced to typing out "dodge" or "cast spell" once in a while. You will spend 95% of the game reading, and while that's not for everyone, if it's your kind of thing, you're going to love it. But the writing, the music, the pixel graphics... It's all so captivating. And the feeling of making a real tangible impact on a living breathing world is exactly what I'm looking for in a game like this. This developer understands stories; they understand video games; they have a clear vision of empowering the player in a pitch black, bleak low-magic fantasy setting. And while I haven't finished the game, the first ten hours have been some of the best gaming I've EVER experienced.
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Recommended

Mario
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There is something undeniably charming about retro games that bring back childhood memories. On the one hand, we have a classic choose-your-own-adventure text style RPG from the books or old games and, on the other, we have nice visuals and a ton of content that only modern computers are capable of. It's another great little game for people that want to relive their gaming experience from the past but it's also a game that will captivate a new generation of gamers who are playing this kind of game for the first time.
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Recommended

Nacho
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While I'm not a fan of text based games, Roadwarden has been a pretty nice experience. Greatly surprised by the quality of it's writing, that it immerses you into it's world right away. I have not been able to finish it as my schedule has been horrible, but I'd definitely recommend it to almost everyone.
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pretty good!

lsurel
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Honestly pretty good game overall, retro graphics inspire nostolgia and are overall just cute.
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Dangerous but enjoyable roads

NarnikDrace
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This is a solid game for text rpg players. It is difficult in the sense that the game expects you to pay attention to details that might not be relevant until hours later. I liked the setting and world building, having even "normal" animals like horses being viewed as monsters makes for a unique perspective. I got it as part of a bundle, but it's worth the buy on its own.
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Recommended

lupine vendetta
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I have spent many hours on this game and I can see replaying this a lot! It has an engaging story and compelling characters, and it's so easy to play. I really like the severity and immediacy of your choices, and survival is FAR from assured. There are so many different story hooks to follow that you could easily end up with a different story from multiple playthroughs. I really love the gritty pseudo-western feel of this game!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Roadwarden is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1/XP/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
  • Processor: 2.4ghz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 260 GTS or Radeon HD 4850 - 512 MB of VRAM or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10/7/8/8.1 (64bit)
  • Processor: 2.66GHz Intel Core i7
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia 460 GTX / Radeon 5770 - 1 GB of VRAM or equivalent
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Minimum:
  • OS: Version: 10.10 or higher
Recommended:
  • OS: TBD
Yes, Roadwarden has broad critical consensus. 86% of critics on Metacritic recommend Roadwarden. The Metascore is 83 out of 100.
89% of Fanatical users recommend Roadwarden. The average review score is 4.6/5
Yes, 89% of Fanatical users and 86% of critics on Metacritic recommend Roadwarden.
Roadwarden was released on September 12, 2022
Yes, Roadwarden supports MacOS.
Roadwarden is published by Assemble Entertainment
Roadwarden was developed by Moral Anxiety Studio
Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as RPG, Adventure, Story Rich, and Interactive Fiction
Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as Pixel Graphics, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, and Atmospheric
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as RPG
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Roadwarden as Story Rich

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