Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Set in a huge open world, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen presents a rewarding action combat experience. Players embark on an epic adventure in a rich, living world with three AI companions, known as Pawns. These partners fight independently, demonstrating prowess and ability that they have developed based on traits learned from each player. PC users can share these Pawns online and reap rewards of treasure, tips and strategy hints for taking down the terrifying enemies. Pawns can also be borrowed when specific skills are needed to complete various challenging quests.

Features

  • Dynamic combat experience – Cut off the four heads of a Hydra, climb atop griffins and fight airborne, or defeat dragons and other creatures by finding out their weaknesses.
  • Tons of content – Includes all previously released DLCs, pre-order bonuses, retailer-exclusives, and the Dark Arisen expansion content. Features the highly praised combat experience and rich customization, plus a huge underground realm to explore with terrifying monsters.
  • Customization options galore – Nine different vocations for players to choose from with a variety of skill options for each, armor that can be upgraded and enhanced, plus Pawn companions that can be trained to fit your desired combat style.
  • Stunning visuals – Beautiful high res graphics with increased fidelity.
  • Full Steam platform support – Includes Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud Save, Trading Cards, Leaderboards, Big Picture Mode support
  • Expanded controller support – In addition to supporting the traditional keyboard and mouse control scheme, the game natively supports Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam Controller, and other DirectInput-based game pads such as the DualShock controller.
  • New Achievements - 9 brand new Achievements for both new and returning Dragon’s Dogma fans! Get ready to delve deep into Bitterblack Isle…
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows Vista or newer (32 or 64 bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5 660 CPU or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Radeon HD 5870 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 20 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+Mouse and XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock4 and Steam Controller. 2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.
Recommended Specifications
OS: Windows 7/8/10
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 20 GB available space
Sound Card: DirectX-compatible sound card or onboard audio chip
Additional Notes: 1) Supports Keyboard+Mouse and XInput/DirectInput devices including Xbox 360, Xbox One, DualShock4 and Steam Controller. 2) Some high end integrated graphics chips and modern gaming laptops with a discrete GPU may work but have not been tested, nor are they officially supported by Capcom.
  • What you essentially have here is a definitive edition of one seriously amazing action RPG.

  • CD-Action

    All Dragon’s Dogma’s drawbacks (i.e. repetitive quests, occasional boring backtracking, poor checkpoint system) become irrelevant when you focus on what this game does well (i.e. truly impressive combat), because it does it better than any other action RPG. [03/2016, p.36]

  • Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen should be played by every fan of action RPGs.

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen truly feels at home on PC with its in-depth gameplay and beautiful world.

  • A thoroughly great action RPG. On PC it has near perfect fluidity and all the epic feel of the Xbox 360/PS3 edition. A valid alternative to The Witcher 3 or Dark Souls, if one can withstand graphics that are not really on par with today's standards.

  • Still one of the most charming, innovative RPGs of last generation, despite the rough edges.

  • Too many role-playing games are let down by average or mediocre combat – Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, role-playing games also demand great stories, and if you’re looking for a stronger main storyline, Dragon Dogma’s might not be up to your standards. Despite this, the hundreds of hours of content on offer, immense replayability and party customisation is amazing and PC owners can finally enjoy Capcom’s RPG gem with all the added visual bells-and-whistles options.

  • It won't be remembered for its technical features, but the depth of the gameplay and some truly original features make Dragon's Dogma one of the best role playing games ever made.

  • Pelit (Finland)

    Dragon’ Dogma: Dark Arisen is very worthy action RPG. Welcome to PC! [Feb 2016]

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is the same good action RPG seen on consoles, with extra value granted by the good port.

  • I'd recommend this game on any platform, but the PC version is overall the best in my experience. Well worth adding to your RPG library.

  • Graphically it’s an old game and it’s pretty obvious, but this is still a great PC port of a brilliant action rpg. The gameplay is still fun, challenging and rich, the class and pawn systems are original and deep, and you should definitely try it out if you missed it on consoles.

  • Even if every new idea presented doesn’t always work or make sense, there is still so much originality and adventure at its heart that I’m inclined to overlook those moments of frustration. As open world games continue to cross-pollinate into one breed of the same, Dragon’s Dogma is endearingly quirky, flawed, and, above all else, fun.

  • For those that already made the journey though, this PC port feels more like a gesture of good faith, than a reason to return to Gransys. Still for those that have forgotten the glory, or never gave it a chance, this is the version to own. I enjoyed revisiting this forgotten gem, now please can we just have a sequel, oh and make sure it has the original intro song. Still a classic.

  • Dragon's Dogma on PC takes away a few graphical frustrations we had on the console. The improvements the game got in Dark Arisen are still in there, which makes this one of the best and one of the most difficult niche RPG's on the market.

  • Dragon’s Dogma is a great game that feels unique among fantasy RPGs thanks to its blend of mechanics and influences. Its flaws - repetitive quests and a somewhat aimless structure - don’t block out its enormous strengths. Its core combat is great, and fighting the game’s array of giant beasts is some of the most fun I’ve ever had in an RPG. And this PC version is absolutely the best way to play it.

  • GameTrailers

    Even with its rough edges, Dragon's Dogma still feels like one of a kind, years after its initial release.

  • Three years have passed since the original release. Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is still a great game after those years. Although the game is a bit dated graphically speaking, the combat and world still feel great.

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen is a great RPG that can really shine on more powerful hardware.

  • A very special gaming experience that no RPG fan should miss, especially this brand new version that improved an already great game.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen mixes the well-worn and overplayed clichés of the genre with just enough new stuff to keep things mostly fresh. Its story may be completely disposable, but the world itself is fascinating. It also has the honour of being one of the best-executed ports I have ever played.

  • Some time has passed since the console release, but today Dragon's Dogma is still a great RPG experience. The pawn system still feels original and fresh, and the challenging gameplay will put even genre veterans to the test.

  • CAPCOM successfully married the Western open world RPG with an awesome combat system and a bit of Japanese flavor; if you haven't played it until now, the PC version offers enhanced graphics and frame rate. I, for one, hope to learn about a sequel very soon.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen finally reaches the PC through a well-made PC version of a well-made game. The story and characters aren’t the game’s strong point but the fun combat system and the innovative pawn mechanic are more than enough to offset any negatives.

  • Huge and challenging RPG including a great pawn system. Give this title a chance, despite its average looks.

  • The PC port doesn't introduce much new and certain elements could be stronger, but Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen still shines as a uniquely enjoyable RPG.

  • Not perfect, but still a shining example of a stellar RPG and one that fans of the genre should readily seek out.

  • PC gamers have finally received one of the most unusual RPGs in recent history. It's a truly mesmerizing adventure - strange, sometimes hard to understand and even obsolete. But these things cannot really be considered as flaws. They're there for a reason. Dragon's Dogma is a great, original game that feeds of some well known clichés.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen to this day still remains a one of a kind game with some innovative ideas that you cannot find in any other RPG. With all the technical hiccups gone, packaged here is what marketing people would call the “Definitive Edition,” and for existing fans, all the improvements from running on PC hardware are alone worth a revisit to the world of Gransys.

  • While its gameplay can become slightly monotonous, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen still has the power to amaze with the scale of its world and its brilliant boss battles against legendary creatures.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a worthy memorial to a criminally underrated title, and although it falters at times, the design, combat, scenery, and world this game molds is one that deserves preservation.

  • Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen is just as solid of an entry from Capcom as it was back upon the PS3 and the Xbox 360. With lots of landscapes to explore, character classes to try out, and help to summon, there’s no shortage of adventuring to be done, and once you're hooked on simply existing in the world, this is one that will last you for many dozens of hours.

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen may be a few years old now, but the new PC version is still a blast to play.

  • PC PowerPlay

    The story is trite but the action, Pawn system and inclusion of DLC made Dragon's Dogma: DA a very compelling purchase. [Issue#248, p.64]

  • Dragon's Dogma still holds up as a solid game in 2016. Capcom fixed many of the technical errors and glitches of the 2012 console release with patches, allowing a reliable framerate to go with your experience. The included difficulty modes raise the stakes of the challenge.

  • LEVEL (Czech Republic)

    Huge and incredibly complex adventure entertains you for weeks - despite of minor imperfections. If you did not play DD on the consoles and a slightly elderly graphics doesn´t bother you, this title is a must-have. [Issue#260]

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Arisen is an exceptional port from consoles, which takes advantage of more powerful hardware to offer the most beautiful and complete version of the game. Fans of action-RPGs should definitely give it a try.

  • Dragon’s Dogma looks smooth with 60fps and 1080p or 4K resolutions, and because of this and too many fixes and upgrades with this PC port we can enjoy a far better RPG adventure.

  • Dragon's Dogma was never prefect, but it was good enough to overcome all its shortcomings and have us playing for hours and hours. This PC version is also the best way to enjoy it.

  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen offers more challenge, monsters and secrets than the original Dragon's Dogma experience. Hours and hours of monsters, tough challenges and big map full of treasures. Some technical problems and limited online functions temper this ambitious project.

  • Incredibly deep and challenging.

  • You can see the age of the original here and there. But nonetheless at its core Dark Arisen is as fascinating as ever.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is a complex and challenging RPG for experienced fans of the genre. The vast game world and the pawn system motivate for hours and hours. However the game can’t hide his age.

  • Patience is indeed rewarded, but in a world where people expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter I am not sure Dragon's Dogma does enough that's enticing in order to keep people wanting more.

  • Dragon’s Dogma on PC is the usual splendid combat-fest that used to be on console. Too bad that 4 years have passed and the game is technically still the same; which, by today standards, is definitely not a compliment.

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen for PC is a gem among the RPG genre, despite it being flawed in places.

  • Dragon's Dogma is an outstandingly specific action RPG, which doesn´t appeal to everyone, but the one who breaks through the hard shell to the core of the game, discovers surprisingly complex experience, which originates mainly from the sophisticated fights.

  • Despite borrowing so much from so many different games Capcom’s Western style role-player is still very much its own game – with plenty of interesting ideas of its own.

  • Despite a ton of annoying drawbacks, Dark Arisen is probably of the few somewhat enjoyable PC ports of a Japanese RPG.

  • So Dragon's Dogma has worthwhile elements even if it feels dated, and even if I very nearly quit just before hitting the all-important twist that actually made the story worthwhile.

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
$29.99 $12.00
Title: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG
Released: 15 January 2016
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Remote Play on TV
  • Steam Leaderboards
  • Full controller support
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