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Arx Fatalis (aka Arx Libertatis)

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Arx Fatalis is an action role-playing video game developed by Arkane Studios and released for Microsoft Windows in 2002 and Xbox in 2003. The game is played from a first-person perspective and is set on a world whose sun has failed, forcing the above-ground creatures to take refuge in caverns. The game's mechanics include the use of mouse gestures to cast spells. Arx Fatalis received mostly positive reviews from critics but was not commercially successful.

Arx Fatalis (Latin for "fatal fortress") is set on a world whose sun has failed, forcing the above-ground creatures to take refuge in caverns. The action in Arx Fatalis takes place in one of these large caves, where the members of various races, such as Trolls, Goblins, Dwarves, Humans, etc., have made their homes on various levels of the cave. The player awakens inside a prison cell and, after making his escape, eventually discovers his mission is to subvert and imprison the God of Destruction, Akbaa, who is trying to manifest itself in Arx.

On 14 January 2011, Arkane Studios released a 1.21 patch and the game's source code under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL), though the game assets remain proprietary.

Arx Libertatis is a cross-platform, open source port of Arx Fatalis.

Architecture: x86 (Intel:Mac)

Intel Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard and later


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by SkyCapt - 2021, March 13 - 5:21pm

and don't they kill off the Opening Narrator by stabbing him in the back during his narration. Abandon hope all ye...

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by MountainLion - 2021, March 13 - 4:35pm

I liked this game very much. It's not the easiest to get into as you need to read fast and work out puzzles with little to no clues and unhelpful journal entries. What I liked the most is the constant anxiety that makes me able to immerse myself in the player character, something this RPG does well.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2021, February 6 - 6:53pm

Nice to see this here. Pretty hard to get it to run in Windows these days.