Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul (2001)

About This Game

Welcome to an unprecedented blend of radical RPG and serious strategy. It’s cunning against savagery and steel against magic.


There are many different ways to get to each quest with each path having its own dangers. There’s a deep weapon and armor making feature that allows the player to craft his or her own equipment using blueprints from a town blacksmith and materials found by looting dead bodies or bought from the shopkeeper.

The player can make Zak run, walk, sneak, and crawl. Running causes a lot of noise and attracts the attention of nearby enemies and also decreases Zak’s fatigue, so he will eventually have to stop running and rest. Crawling has the slowest movement rate but enemies are less likely to notice Zak when he is crawling, and stealth is increased further during the night. Foes that Zak has to face include but are not limited to Goblins, Orcs, Lizard men, Ogres, Dragons, Humans, Undead, Trolls, Boars, Beholders, and many other beasts each with their own strengths and weaknesses, making the player think on tactics such as watching at the enemy movement paterns or scaring some boars into a pack of wolves to ensure they don’t join the fight and aid a single more powerful enemy.


  • Unique combination of Role Playing and Real-time Strategy
  • 3D Real-time world with free-moving cameara and easily customizable interface
  • 80 quests requiring combination of combat and stealth
  • 100+ hours of gameplay
  • 20 giant game zones on three massive islands each with diverse climate and culture featuring real-time weather day/night changes
  • Graphically based weapons and spell creator
  • Non-linear character/skill attribute development system
  • Characters walk, crawl, sneak, steal and backstab
  • Over 300 monsters each with individual animation sets
  • Character morphing technology featuring realistic in-game changes
  • Multi-player support for up to 6 players

Game Details

Genre Role-playing – Strategy – Fantasy
Works on Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10)
Languages Audio and text: Deutsch, English, русский
Released April 16, 2001
Size 491 MB
Company Nival Interactive / Nival Interactive

Intro / Trailer / Walkthrough

System Requirements

Minimum system requirements – Windows:

XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
Memory: 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended)
Hard Drive: 2GB HDD
Mouse, Keyboard


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