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Game #3528
Ancient Evil  
RPG   Isometric

Rating: 8.38 (110 votes)

Ancient Evil box cover

Ancient Evil screenshot
Ancient Evil is a fun, no-frills "oldskool" RPG that is similar to Blades of Exile for good attention to details and old-fashioned hack-and-slash fun. The plot goes as follows: for centuries, would-be heroes have been pitting their skills against the Crypt of the Ancients. Controlled by the seemingly ageless arch-mage Alaric, it is believed to have been built over five thousands years ago as a resting place for 'The Ancients' - Demigods who created the world. Now, the Crypt is way to earn money, as Alaric offers a prize of 50,000 gold coins for anybody who enters the Crypt and lives to tell the tale. In the history of the challenge, just two people have ever emerged from its mysterious confines - Alaric himself, and Jetraal the Heroic. But Jetraal was last seen 300 years ago, before he mysteriously died. Until now. Jetraal's ghost has returned, warning people of impending doom unless Alaric is stopped. But stopped from doing what.... it's up to you to find out.

Presented in 3D isometric view, Ancient Evil boasts excellent graphics, with 30+ fully-textured monsters, realistic lighting effects, and a lot of interesting magical weapons and spells to find and use. Most combat is tough, but fortunately not too tough as to be frustrating. With huge dungeon maps (20+ levels) and an intuitive player interface, decent hack-and-slash gameplay, and lots of puzzles and exploration, Ancient Evil looks and feels like a solid RPG that offers enough well-developed gameplay to rekindle the interests of anyone who thinks he or she has outgrown SSI's AD&D classics. It's not as good as Blades of Exile, but it's by no means a "bland" game. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Paul Turbett
Developer: Silver Lightning
Publisher: Roadshow Entertainment
Year: 1999
Software Copyright: Silver Lightning
Theme: Fantasy
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official site
If you like this game, try: Blades of Exile, Prince of Destruction, Falcon's Eye

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