Today we turn to a title that immerses players in the epic battles and stories of ancient Greece: Achilles: Legends Untold. Developed by Dark Point Games, this action RPG promises an exciting blend of deep combat mechanics and an atmospheric world inspired by Greek mythology. In our review, we’ll take a closer look at the game to see if it lives up to the legacy of the great hero Achilles and what it has in store for fans of the genre. We’re testing the PC version (Steam), but it’s also available for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
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A hero’s resurrection
Achilles: Legends Untold takes players into a world inspired by Greek mythology, where they take on the role of the legendary warrior Achilles. The game begins with a strong narrative: Achilles returns from the realm of the dead to reclaim his glory and fight his way through a world full of gods and demons. The introduction sets the tone for a game that combines classic action-RPG elements with a soul-like challenging depth, though narrative and character development are lacking in places.
Fighting Attitudes and Tactics
Players must work their way through a combat system that requires both tactical skill and precision. Instead of relying on quick button presses, they have to study their opponent’s attack patterns, dodge skillfully, and find the right moments to strike. With a variety of weapons, each enabling a different combat style, Achilles: Legends Untold offers a combat experience that’s both rewarding and challenging, though it can initially be marred by a steep learning curve and some execution errors.
The story of a hero in development
Players can further develop Achilles’ skills and weapons by earning experience points and resources earned throughout their adventures. The upgrade system allows you to adapt Achilles’ fighting style to your play style, made possible by a skill tree structured to resemble a constellation. This aspect of the game encourages constant progression and experimentation with different combat strategies.
Map of myth
The world of Achilles: Legends Untold is vast and inviting to explore. Players encounter a variety of side quests, which often contain classic RPG elements such as defeating certain enemies or collecting items. The generous map design offers ample room for discovery and rewards those who go off the beaten path.
The voice of the gods
Graphically, Achilles: Legends Untold is characterized by an attractive aesthetic that captures the mythological content well. Textures and environments are designed in detail, creating an atmospheric game world with a melodious soundtrack and convincing sound effects. However, there are weaknesses such as the occasional simple weapon noise and inconsistent voice acting, which sometimes feel out of place and can disrupt immersion.
From a technical point of view, the game offers stable performance with short loading times, which ensures a pleasant gaming experience. However, there are points of criticism, particularly with the camera work, which isn’t always optimal and can affect the dynamics of combat. The interface and menu design is intuitive and accessible, making it easy for players to focus on what matters most: the gameplay itself.
Achilles heel exposed
While Achilles: Legends Untold has many strengths, such as a satisfying combat system and an interesting mythological world, there are also notable weaknesses. These include a target locking system that can be unreliable in a heated battle and a crafting system that feels rather rudimentary and innovative. These elements can be frustrating for some players and detract from the overall experience in some ways.
Myth vs Reality – Our conclusion
In short, Achilles: Legends Untold is a solid game for the action-RPG genre that will appeal to players looking for a mix of classic and Soulslike mechanics. It offers enough depth and challenge to make for an engaging game, though it still needs polish in some areas like storytelling and combat mechanics. For fans of Greek mythology and the hack-and-slash genre, this could be a worthwhile experience despite its flaws.
Our “Achilles: Legends Untold” Test Method:
|Housing||Be quiet! Pure base 500FX schwarz|
|processor||AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D, 8x 4.2GHz, 96MB L3-Cache|
|Mainboard||Gigabyte B650 Gaming X AX|
|graphic card||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB GB Gaming OC|
|Random access memory||32GB DDR5-5600 Corsair Vengeance RGB|
|disc||SSD (M.2 / PCIE) 1TB Western Digital Black SN770|