Risen (2009)

About This Game

The heavy tremors on the island bode ill for its inhabitants. Ancient temples have risen from the ground recently, bizarre creatures are terrorizing the area. Fear and terror is spreading among the population.

The end of all hope?
A group of powerful men who call themselves “The Inquisitors” have taken it upon them-selves to put an end to these events. They send an expedition to this remote island, but a storm takes hold of the ship and destroys it at sea.

A hero will come.
As if by a miracle, you survive the shipwreck and are stranded on the volcanic island alone. You find yourself amidst a chaos of rebellion, tyranny, and mystic rituals. It is up to you to decide to which side the pendulum of fate will swing.

Delve into a gritty, raw, and atmospheric fantasy world in which every action has a consequence. In the epic world of Risen, filled with mysterious earthquakes, fearsome monsters, and unimaginable treasures, forge your path with the sword, learn the art of staff fighting, or become a powerful mage.


The nameless player character is a stowaway on a small ship. Near Faranga, the ship is destroyed by a Titan, and he washes up on the shores unharmed.

After exploring the island and meeting its inhabitants, the player can choose a faction with which to align. He can become a bandit (by joining Don Esteban), a Warrior of the Order, or a Mage. Regardless of his choice, the player character becomes involved with the plans of Mendoza, who has discovered a temple leading into the heart of the volcano. The High Inquisitor tasks the main character with gaining access to the temple.


  • Alter the destiny of the island by the actions you take.
  • Countless side quests and creatures to discover.
  • Over 60 hours of Immersive open world gameplay.

Game Details

Genre Action – Role-playing – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, français. Text only: español, italiano
Released October 2, 2009
Size 1.8 GB
Company Piranha Bytes / Deep Silver

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10, 2 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Single-core Processor or equivalent, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card with 256 MB; NVIDIA GeForce 7900 / ATI Radeon X1800 or better.


Risen (2009)

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