Its the Dark Age.

Cast away from the surface of the Earth by the disappearance of the sun, Mankind lived hidden underground in the Fortress of Arx. Humans only have magic left to survive against Ratmen, Dragons and starvation... But a much greater danger is hovering above the world of Arx Fatalis. Lurking in the eternal darkness of the mines, it feeds off the innocent souls of the city. It is not a monster. It is not human. It is pure evil. The adventure has just started, and soon, the fate of Arx, will be in your hands.

Arx Fatalis is a medieval heroic fantasy first person role playing game which places the accent on immersion, storyline, exploration and innovative magic system.

Dive into the universe of Arx Arx Fatalis is an RPG that thrusts the player into an extremely complex fantastic world. Arx Fatalis combines a rich storyline with impressive medieval settings. The easy to use interface results in maximum interaction. The player is in an intense immersion state where he can feel how each one of his actions affects the surrounding world. The goal of the game is to reduce to nothing the cult of Akbaa, God of destruction and Chaos, and thus, prevent him from returning to the physical world. If the player fails, the demon will crush Arx under its rule of blood and terror.

The player, assuming the role of potential hero, fights in a large underground fortress, with wood clubs, swords, lances. and many magic artifacts, against the threat of multiple underground creatures (Goblins, Trolls, Ratmen and other vicious creatures.) Skill and sharp reflexes is need for this path.

But rough power is not always the best road to victory. Every quest has at least 1 or 2 non violent options. You may use stealth and cunning to progress, keeping an eye out for details is crucial to succeed this way. The hero may also use the new "screen magic" to advance. By using the mouse, magic runes have to be drawn and combined on screen in order to create powerful spells that will protect the player or give him the strength to defeat his enemies and to complete his quest. Experimentation is crucial to succeed in this path.

In addition to the fight against demons and monsters, there is also a practically infinite number of interactions with the creatures and objects in the fortress, which enable the player to regain his memory, solve enigmas, and fulfill quests. By accumulating experience points, the player is able to train him any way they want.

Dare to enter the world of Arx Fatalis. Explore the underground cities, secret temples, ancient mine tunnels, discover forgotten civilizations and dominate the magic of Arx Fatalis...

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Arx Insanity Mod Soundtrack (Remastered)

This Soundtrack will feature 30 different themes, unlike the vanilla version that has 21 themes (Do not take into account loops from backgrounds for caves, rooms and other things related with atmospheres without musicalization).

This track-list preserve 9 vanilla themes, worked and remastered without losing their essence. The remaining 21 themes are completely new compositions made by myself (with 2 exceptions). This is for modernizing the game and also adapt the music with the new audio implementations and enrich it musically. I've given myself the freedom to rename this cues with renewed and obscure names since they never had an official one.

You can hear part of this on youtube, the remaining tracks will be gradually uploaded:


01- Intro
02- Dying Prison
03- Underground Void
04- The Outpost
05- Yellow Tulip (+Spanish Flea)
06- The Big Collapse
07- Kingdom Of Arrogance
08- Noden
09- Home
10- Meteoric Science
11- Temple
12- Sacrifice
13- Penumbra
14- The Ancients
15- The Maze
16- Forgotten Heroes
17- Evil Guardians
18- The Dungeon
19- Edurneum
20- Illusions Of Discernment
21- Ice Dragon
22- Lost Engineering
23- The Black Beast
24- Presage
25- The Bunker
26- Akbaa
27- Credits Theme
28- Easter Egg Song
29- Last Underworld
30- Arx Fatalis 2

Arx Libertatis 1.1.1 bugfix release

Arx Libertatis 1.1.1 bugfix release

Arx Libertatis

This release is a hotfix addressing a regression introcuded in 1.1, that caused map markers to not be saved correctly and then removed when such a save...

Arx Libertatis 1.1 "Rhaa Movis" released

Arx Libertatis 1.1 "Rhaa Movis" released

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The 1.1 release fixes player movement issues, minimap scaling, and a bunch of crashes and other bugs. We also continued our work on restructuring the...

Arx Libertatis 1.0.3 bugfix release

Arx Libertatis 1.0.3 bugfix release

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The 1.0.3 release fixes two regressions introduced in 1.0.2 for Windows users: Crashes on startup after selecting the OpenGL renderer and low mouse sensitivity...

Arx Fatalis for Linux !!

Arx Fatalis for Linux !!

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With the source code released we should have expected this. Called Arx Liberatis.

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Instant Level Change Mod

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With this mod you can go to another level by simply "walking" through the stairs, without having to click on the "change level" icon.

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This mod allows you to combine your lockpicks in order to save inventory space.

Arx - Second Life Mod.

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Modification which improves game balance, fixes some bugs and adds a lot of new content: new features, new graphics, new items, etc.

Arx Extended 2.2b

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Arx Extended 2.2b in a rar file. The files just need to be extracted inside Arx Libertatis folder. More info in the Readme inside.

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Arx Extended 2.2 in a rar file. The files just need to be extracted inside Arx Libertatis folder. More info in the Readme inside.

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Arx Extended 2.1

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Arx Extended 2.1 in a rar file. The files just need to be extracted inside Arx Libertatis folder. More info in the Readme inside.


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Here are delicious cakes majesty me slip zem under ze door!

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its a beauty among RPG's

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Finally and open-source rpg! There are many open-source fps. But very few open-source REAL rpgs.

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That's great news. Finally I can give this game a go! on my current machine. Kool!

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I nearly cried tears of joy after reading the news.

Finally I can play that wonderful game again.

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BTW guys, I created a quick video showing the basics of Arx. The video covers: casting spells, cooking food, combat and inventory. It ends with my character getting drunk in a tavern and causing trouble. It'll be uploaded soon...

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It'd be nice if we can upload downloads and not just mods...

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Sweet :)
Can't wait to see what new and old modders alike will come up with!

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Highest Rated (4 agree) 10/10

Verily one of the best role playing games around. It's a first person RPG set in a dark underground world consisting of caverns, underground lakes, cities, ice caves, forts, troll infested lairs and more. The story is heavy and most of the quests in the game are the story quests. This says something about the story considering the game takes 100 + hours to complete. Unlike some RPGs nowadays, this game doesn't hold your hand either. Want to cast a spell? You have to do so on screen with the mouse…

Aug 16 2011 by KnightofEquulei

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