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7.8
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Score Breakdown Based on 2982 ratings
  1. 10 (573)
  2. 9 (896)
  3. 8 (772)
  4. 7 (317)
  5. 6 (139)
  6. 5 (104)
  7. 4 (45)
  8. 3 (43)
  9. 2 (12)
  10. 1 (82)

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  • User Rating 8.5

    Risen has some issues, but no way in hell is this an average "7/10" game this site will have you believe.

    Rated on February 11, 2012 by Distortion_Lane

    Risen has so many great features. Trainers, factions, interesting characters, spells, freedom of choice, and a challenging combat system are just some of the things this game offers. The issues...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5

    An Unpleasant Role-Playing Game That Didn't Get Too Much Attention While It Was In Development

    Rated on April 28, 2012 by E25mad25

    So I've heard of a game called Risen 2: Dark Waters coming soon, by the sound of it, its probably a sequel to a game called Risen. So i rushed to the shop and bought it only to find that its another ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    A Great game from Piranha Bytes that will Surprise you

    Rated on October 02, 2009 by Rosos9

    Risen is a 3rd person RPG game about a man that got shipwrecked and washed out in a cursed island where suddenly ruins popped out of the ground.Creatures came out of the ruins and are a threat to loca...

    29 out of 41 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4

    If it was a side quest for Gothic 1, I wouldn't say a thing...

    Rated on October 02, 2009 by mikolajjj

    ... but because it's not, I am going to say a few words of a warning. I'll start with the first thing that hit me - the graphics, it looks worse even that Gothic 1, and it is not a case of a weak pc (...

    5 out of 92 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Best from all gothic titles

    Rated on October 03, 2009 by Pistolao

    Risen it is in fact gothic 4, the main quest starts from where the last gothic ends... to be brief lets nail it down the pros n cons about the game. Pros... 1. Best graphics in all gothic series a...

    12 out of 15 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!<br /> This is one game that will grab you by the shorts and not let you go!

    Rated on October 23, 2009 by illuminutty

    A previous review from 'mikolajjj' who doesn't know a good RPG from a hole in the wall, made me laugh hysterically! I'm not sure what game he played, but it surely wasn't "RISEN"!!! **** Risen...

    17 out of 23 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    Great And addictive, but play it on PC!! A relief in these times!

    Rated on October 02, 2009 by ciskaos

    After ruining a week end playing the game and going through many review here is the synthesis: * All reviews for pc are 8-10 and most reviews for xbox are 4-5, and for two good reasons: - control ...

    16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7

    The much anticipated Risen , a game that eventually will grow on the player if he can break a 5 hour-playtime barrier.

    Rated on October 03, 2009 by djmtec

    To begin with Risen has been a much anticipated game since the break of Piranha Bytes and JoWood. The developers are trying to bring up the old face of the Gothic Series , something that was not seen ...

    17 out of 22 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Worth the wait.

    Rated on October 03, 2009 by fmos9

    This game, although not officially a member of the Gothic family, is the best in the series. I am running it on the highest settings and it runs and looks amazing (4 gigs of RAM, GTX 280 Videocard, qu...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    The NEW Gothic 3

    Rated on October 03, 2009 by naomha1

    To start off, let me say that I am impressed with PB's new offering, Risen. For starters, I haven't logged alot of time in game as of yet, maybe around 10 hours or so. Within this 10 hour span I have...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.