The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics cards 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide

62

Have You Played... Arx Fatalis?

Featured post

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Arx Fatalis was horribly ignored on release. It’s still horribly ignored today. The creators of Dishonored made this, you know!

It was Dark Messiah Of Might & Magic that finally saw Arkane get the attention they deserved. That combination of action and first-person with RPG came four years after Arx Fatalis should have made them superstars.

This, a tribute to the wondrous Ultima Underworld games, offered a dauntingly open-ended approach for 2002. There were optional sidequests alongside a main story that could be approached in the order you chose. It allowed for both hectic combat and sneaky stealth. Heck, it even featured crafting, which gaming had long forgotten, not to properly remember for a good while longer.

Oh, and it featured one of the best magic casting systems ever, where you drew runes in the air with your mouse. And it’s yours for just £3 on Steam or GOG these days!

Tagged with , , , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

Who am I?

John Walker

Senior Editor

One of the original co-founders of Rock, Paper, Shotgun, I'm now a senior editor and general hero of humanity.

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more

Comments

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Latest videos