Avernum: Escape From the Pit
Developer: Spiderweb Software
Current Version: v1.0.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 151.1 MB - Download
"Avernum: Escape From the Pit is an amazing game which will provide hours of fun. I would even go so far as to say it’s a nearly perfect example of a role-playing game." -AppleTell
"8/10" - Inside Mac Games
"Fans looking to get into the Avernum series will do very well with Escape from the Pit, and while the improvements beyond the game engine and visuals are relatively modest, there's still a lot to enjoy even if you've played through the game once before already." - GameBanshee
"The game’s strong writing carries it through, and earns it a place among the greatest indie RPGs. 9.0/10" - Game Chronicles
"It is a tribute to indie gaming as a whole that a game made by such a tiny team can swell into such an involving, engrossing and glorious fantasy epic. - 9/10" - The Digital Fix
"If you're looking for a complex single player RPG and value content at the expense of visuals, don't miss this title. 8/10" - Impulse Gamer
"Spiderweb Software have provided a vast world in which to get lost, and a hefty quest in which to sink your teeth, which will reward those who can overlook its lack of finesse with many hours of enjoyable adventure." - Indie Game Magazine
"Take this one with you on car trips, use it to replace your TV shows on summer break, whatever. No self-respecting fan of RPGs should be without it." - Technology Tell
Spiderweb Software returns to its epic creation, to tell a story of imprisonment, rebellion, and the struggle for freedom against overwhelming odds. Avernum: Escape From the Pit is the first chapter in an Indie fantasy role-playing saga, the tale of desperate exiles and their battle for survival and a land to call their own.
Avernum: Escape From the Pit features:
Epic fantasy adventure in an enormous underworld.
Huge outdoors and eighty towns and dungeons.
Three separate game-winning quests. Seek safety, escape or revenge. Do just one of them or all three!
Unique races and settings make Avernum different from any adventure out there.
Dozens of side quests and hundreds of magical artifacts.
Rich game system with over 50 spells and battle disciplines and a multitude of beneficial character traits to choose from.
* Broadsword damage and chance to hit will now be calculated correctly.
* Major artifacts can no longer be sold when in your junk bag.
* Return Life scrolls should no longer fail when used in crowded areas.
* Moving the map and roster windows while moving should now work correctly.
* Upgrading spells and skills in shops is now cheaper.
* Foes in the Spire arena should no longer be able to run out.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great game, very addicting - I played the demos for Avernum 1-3 like 10 years ago when I was a kid and didn't have enough money to buy them (they were $30 back then). The amound of detail in the storyline is crazy, and if you have any imagination at all, the graphics are good enough (way better than what they used to be anyway). Several annoyances of the first game were eliminated (like the fact that it used to take an hour on its own to configure a character), and lots of great new features were added. Long story short, as soon as I saw the price cut and the updated graphics I bought this game without hesitation. I did nothing but play this for a month straight after I got home from work every day and the weekends. My girlfriend was pissed, but it's a great game, a great series, and a great value. I hope the others in the series will follow.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great Game - I don't know what every one is complaining about. This game is awesome. True you got bug and glitches, but what game doesn't. If a game was made to be prefect, then there would be no updates, to fix the flaws in the game. Plus if one knows how to use these glitches, then they could be invincible. Like with oblivion. I know the glitches in that game, and i can work them to my advantage. True this game isn't prefect, but it's a great game. All i have to know is what trips a glitch, and how to work it to my advantage.
this game is amazing!! - Ok, this game is one of the best games ive played in a while. its hard and takes a while to beat on the hardest difficultly. i love the class set up and talent trees. very well made BUT!!!! PLEASE FIX THE RETURN TO LIFE SPELL!!! it drives me nuts because every time i use it my priest res's the character in the worst possible spot and they just die again if up against a tough monster. its almost uselss in boss fights since i cant choose where to res my toons or at least have them res right next to the priest or who ever is using the skill to res a fallen teammate. besides that, i cant think of ANYTHING else that bugs me about the game. WELLLLL WORTH my money spent. THANKS!!!!
DEMO TO FULL VERSION WARNING - If you have the demo version and have decided to buy, make sure you back up your saved games first. Unfortunately I lost two or so hours of progress from the demo and now that I’ve purchased need to start over.
I wish I were young again. - I used to play these games all the time…. A nice trip down memory lane. Like Baldur's Gate and all the classics. I have never actually 'updated' one of my reviews. But this game is great! I used to pay like 59.99 for the Ultima series back in the day. And now for 10 bucks you can get a far superior game that is pure role-playing joy. Boy do I recommend this!! Get it.
Great Retro RPG - If you are looking for a classic turn-based RPG, this is it. I purchased it form the App Store for 9.99 USD and probably already have thrown 30 hours into it. Make no mistake though, this is an indie game, but it is well worth the money. The combat is reminiscinet of a classic turn-based table top RPG (à la D&D), which I think is where it shines. As the enemies become more advanced, you will need to use a lot of strategy to succeed. It gives the combat a strategic "chess" feel. The character builds complement each other well and are comprised of the classic character types that any RPG fan will be familiar with. There are your basic warrior types, mages, priests, rogues, etc. There are also some hybrid characters that mash the basic builds together. As our character gains experience, you can also choose to cross-train them to be any combo of character types e.g. battlemage, ranger, etc. The The leveling progresses at a solid pace, maybe a bit faster than some might be used to but that's never a terrible thing. I was also surprised at the amount of side quests and openness to the game. The story is all read-and-click as you would except with an indie game (no voiceover) and you are given the option to choose what responses are made in each conversation. At this point, I haven't seen any major story twists come from this but it give it a nice feel of "choice". Graphics and sound definitely are nothing to get excited about but I don't think that anyone looking for a classic RPG experience is concerned with that and with that in mind, they are good enough to get you into the game. Overall, I highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a classic turn-based RPG. I think those that have grown up playing some of the RPG's of the 80's and 90's will fall in love. Anyone new to the genre who is looking for a fun fantasy RPG game with battling, leveling, and looting with strategic combat will enjoy it too. 5 stars.