from Andreas Bertits
The Arkane Studios are best known for the Dishonored series and Prey. But the very first game, Arx Fatalis, was basically a homage to the classic Ultima Underworld. For the 20th anniversary you can now download the role playing game for free.

Maybe you want to see how the very first game at Arkane Studios played: Arx fatalis. This is not a problem because you are currently getting it for free.

A classic for free

Arx fatalis (buy now for € 39.99) was released in 2002. In the game you wake up in a prison and you can't remember your past. However, you quickly learn that you are in an underground cave world, since the upper world of the planet has become uninhabitable after the extinction of the sunlight. After your outbreak, you'll need to find the King of Arx to warn him of an impending attack by the mysterious Ylsiden. During your adventures in the underground world, you also try to find out more about your past.

Arx Fatalis is reminiscent of the classic Ultima Underworld in terms of gameplay. You will explore an underground world, meet NPCs, complete quests, improve your character and not solve situations using given paths, but can find your own solutions. As we know from later games from the developer studio.

Interaction with the game world is very important. For example, it is possible to bake bread, brew potions or improve weapons. You can fish, set fire pits to roast food, and it is even possible to interact with many objects. So you can move chairs or stones and even throw them. The world's NPCs will remember your actions. If you have a person, they will not be friendly to you later.

If you want to play Arx Fatalis, you can get it for free now. To do this, you have to visit the Arkane Outsiders website register and subscribe to the newsletter there. The game then appears in your Bethesda launcher and you can play it for free. The offer is valid until May 31 at 4 p.m. As a further gift, you will also receive the exclusive digital art book The Art of Arkane.

Source: press release

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