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  • genre Action / Role-playing / Fantasy
  • download size 6.3 GB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 606 user ratings.
  • release date April 12, 2005
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages Audio and text: English, German, French. Text only: Czech, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
  • developer / publisher BioWare / Electronic Arts
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • artbook
  • 33 artworks
  • 14 avatars
  • manual
  • soundtrack (MP3)
  • 4 wallpapers

What's cool about it:

  • Forge a legendary tale where you control the outcome. Will you be a noble hero or a treacherous villain?
  • A bewildering variety of fighting styles, such as Iron Palm, Drunken Master, or White Demon, all easily accessible during combat.
  • Includes a new game+ mode, Jade Master, where you keep all of your styles and techniques from your previous playthrough and face much tougher foes.


The fate of an empire is in your hands. Will you save or doom the ancient realm? The Jade Empire suffers from the violent upheaval of rebellion. The once-beloved Emperor Sun Hai falls prey to a corrupting influence that turns his brothers against him. Now, you must choose sides as the dark mysteries of the crumbling empire unfurl before you: why do the dead now walk the earth? What has caused Sun Hai to become twisted and evil? What was your role in the past and what is your destiny for the future?

Step into the role of an aspiring martial-arts master and follow the path of the open palm or the closed fist. In this multi-award-winning action-RPG, your choices and actions will determine the fate of the entire Jade Empire. Will you prevent the destruction of this beautiful land, or will you crush it beneath your heel? Are you a warrior who uses his strength and fighting mastery to bring peace, or will you instead use your power to bring pain and ruin? The choice is yours!

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz processor or higher, 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 8 GB HDD, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, 256 MB VRAM or higher (ATI X600/GeForce 6800+ or better), keyboard, mouse.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

A 'Lion King' of Bioware

Posted on 2013-06-11 06:52:13 byIonal's avatarIonal:

Possibly the best game that the old Bioware produced.
They succeeded in introducing a beautiful and unique environment for RPG fans, different from the tested and tried western medieval setting.
No more Good vs Evil.
And all the sweet fighting stances!!!
Be sure to experiment with Combo's, if you find the battles too boring.
And after you have enjoyed the story once, you canread more play through in Grand Master mode, which is the real challenge.
When you find yourself playing as one of your companions (small mini-games), be sure to check out the log. It's hilarious.
I still hope for a Jade Empire II

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Crouching Tiger, hidden gem

Posted on 2013-06-11 06:50:56 byLifthrasil's avatarLifthrasil:

Jade Empire is a magical journey to the far east, which was unfortunately underappreciated at the time of release.
While it isn't a story-heavyweight like the earlier Baldurs Gate and Neverwinter Night stories from Bioware, this game finds a good balance between story and action.
Jade Empire has a unique setting (fantasy-asia with a side order of steampunk), interesting companionsread more and really cool martial arts fights. So if you like good RPGs and/or enjoy martial arts movies, get this game and play one yourself.

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Uniquely Awesome

Posted on 2013-06-11 06:05:00 byIshikawa84's avatarIshikawa84:

One of the most beatiful settings ever shown in an rpg.
The combat is a little monotonous at the end of the day, but overall it is a great game. Interesting story, awesome characters and many exotic places. If you like Kung Fu Movies and/or RPGs then Jade Empire is a must buy!
Great to see it on GoG.

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