Gothic (2001)

About This Game

War has been waged across the kingdom of Myrtana. Orcish hordes invaded human territory and the king of the land needed a lot of ore to forge enough weapons, should his army stand against this threat. Whoever breaks the law in these darkest of times is sentenced to serve in the giant penal colony of Khorinis, mining the so much needed ore.

The whole area, dubbed “the Colony”, is surrounded by a magical
barrier, a sphere two kilometres diameter, sealing off the penal
colony from the outside world. The barrier can be passed from the outside in – but once inside, nobody can escape. The barrier was a double-edged sword – soon the prisoners took the opportunity and started a revolt. The Colony became divided into three rivalling factions and the king was forced to negotiate for his ore, not just demand it.

You are thrown through the barrier into this prison. With your back
against the wall, you have to survive and form volatile alliances
until you can finally escape.


  • One of the biggest RPGs with over 100 hours of gameplay
  • A large variety of weapons and spells for your character
  • A living world where people go to work, sleep, eat and fight to survive

Game Details

Genre Role-playing – TPP – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, polski. Text only: český
Released December 15, 2001
Size 0.9 GB
Company Piranha Bytes / Piranha Bytes


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

Radeon X1*** series graphics cards cause a glitch in the game, where inventory icons would not be displayed, however the game remains playable.


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