Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (Microsoft Windows) - Overview

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Release Dates

08/22/01 Sierra Entertainment
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08/24/01 Sierra Entertainment

Community Stats

Owners: 24
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 0
Now Playing: 0


Imagine a place of wonder, where magic and technology hold equal sway, and an adventurer might just as easily wield a flintlock pistol as a flaming sword. A place where great industrial cities house castle keeps and factories, home to Dwarves, Humans, Orcs and Elves alike. A place of ancient runes and steamworks, of magic and machines, of sorcery and science.

  • Classless, point-based attribute system allows for limitless creativity in guiding your character's development.
  • Complex stat system underlies every event taking place within Arcanum.
  • Customize your character, including 8 basic stats (Strength and Charisma), more than a dozen derived stats (Poison Resistance and Character Speed), 16 primary skills (Gambling and Healing), 80 spells within 16 colleges, and 56 technological degrees within 8 disciplines.
  • Automatic character management features let you delve into the quest at hand for action-oriented players.
  • Explore a huge game environment, with dozens of cities, dungeons, and towns to find.
  • Meet more than 300 unique characters and 280 different monster types across the land of Arcanum.
  • Multiple paths to victory abound in the scores of quests surrounding the main storyline.
  • Accurate day/night cycles affect the gameplay, from combat to thieving skills.
  • Take on a band of ogres in real-time, or plan your strategy through a turn-based system of combat - you choose.
  • Take the adventure online cooperatively or competitively over the Internet or LAN.

Official fact sheet from Troika Studios.

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Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 36 n/a 7 43
2 n/a 12 n/a 3 15
3 n/a 17 n/a 4 21
4 n/a 16 n/a 3 19
5 n/a 13 n/a 3 16
6 n/a 18 n/a 4 22
7 n/a 26 n/a 6 32
8 n/a 36 n/a 7 43
9 n/a 41 n/a 9 50
10 n/a 42 n/a 9 51

Opinion (6)

iBlah posted 01/12/2010, 01:31
this game is awesome, I could give anything for a sequel
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FaRmLaNd posted 20/05/2010, 03:49
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Castrum posted 28/01/2010, 04:33
On GOG.com now for $6.00.
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haxxiy posted 08/02/2009, 06:23
Pure gold haha.
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Cueil posted 11/12/2008, 04:15
I love this game... it's awsome!
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FaRmLaNd posted 20/03/2008, 01:26
One of the best RPG's ever created. I don't care that its buggy as hell!
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