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  • genre Action / TPP / Platformer
  • download size 434 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 741 user ratings.
  • release date September 8, 1999
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 22 artworks
  • manual
  • 6 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Gothic atmosphere set by stylized visuals and moody music that dynamically changes with the environment.
  • Ability to shift between two overlapping realms (spectral and material) creates unique puzzle-solving possibilities.
  • Fascinating, wide-reaching story about betrayal and vengeance presented in so convincing and believable way that it really makes you thirst for souls of your adversaries.


Many years after the events in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. Kain has created an empire in the world of Nosgoth where almost all humans have been exterminated. To help him maintain control over such large territory he chooses five lieutenants to command his vampire forces. Your name is Raziel and you are one of those lieutenants. Ages have passed by and during that time you have been has “blessed” with something no other vampire has--wings. Kain, being evil and jealous vampire, punished Raziel for his "transgression". Jealous Kain tore off Raziel’s wings and cast him down into the Lake of the Dead. A millenium has passed while Raziel lay forgotten before he is brought back to existence by The Elder God. He becomes a soul reaver with one purpose and one purpose only--kill Kain.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver continues the story from Blood Omen in a very clever and interesting way while also adding many new gameplay features. One of those improvements is the ability to shift between spectral and material plane. Both worlds overlap each other in a way that allows Raziel to overcome obstacles in one world by simply shifting to the other. But beware, because both of those planes are anything but a safe place and something that is harmless on one side can kill you on the other. Soul Reaver is a chapter in a series of masterpieces. With a gripping story, fluent gameplay, and a number so unique features it is clearly one of the most prominent tiles in the gaming history and it is surely worth checking out.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Animated Blood, Animated Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.


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Raziel, you are worthy...and so is this game

Posted on 2012-04-26 10:36:06 byIxodid's avatarIxodid:

I'm so glad that it has gotten it's release on gog.
It was a great game for its time and it still holds up to this day.
It was the game that brought the "Legacy of Kain" series on the map for most gamers and is one of the titles most fondly remembered of by fans of the series.
And it goes to show why.
The Soundtrack is truly epic and trust me when I say that thereread more are definetly tunes in this game that you will catch yourself humming later on after you have completed the game.
The riddles are creative and challenging and can mostly be solved by logic and thinking instead of just trial and error.
The battles are fun, albeit sometimes a bit hectic and the Bossbattles are epic, having you face foes that are much more powerful and imposing than you are, but can be defeated by implying logic and tactic. The only gripe is the rather stupid Boss A.I., which only becomes noticable if you straight up know what to do (f.e. having played through the game before).
Great puzzles, a truly great Score, an epic game.

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A true gem

Posted on 2012-04-26 10:15:55 byvicklemos's avatarvicklemos:

This game is smooth and extremely playable; Soul Reaver has a great storyline with characters filled with charisma.
You're lucky if you played this back in 2000. It was -and still is- a blast. Checking about the game on magazines and previews really astonished a lotta people just by checking the images, plot, etc. The Playstation and Dreamcast version are both similar to the PC,read more but specially this one really caught my attention because of its better textures and sound/music. Truly a piece of art.
Soul Reaver is a must have for every gamer whos likes a good game. And yep, I'd never played the other previous titles in the series...

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An outstanding game!

Posted on 2012-04-26 10:43:57 byCrisR82's avatarCrisR82:

Personally one of my favorite series.
The Legacy of Kain games have both a great storyline and a combination of complex puzzles and combat.
The game will give you many MANY hours of fun, which completionists will find even more fun due to the huge amount of side-stuff to do, explore and find, while others will just enjoy the game for it's plotline and design.
A highly recommended game!

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