Grim Dawn sells 1M copies, previews Inquisitor class

While you’ve been off playing other games, Grim Dawn has become a sleeper hit in the ARPG community. The dark game just announced its one millionth copy sold since its February 2016 launch. As a cherry on top of that cake, over 200,000 batches of DLC have been purchased by players as well.

And times are about to get even better for Grim Dawn. This year, the multiplayer game will roll out a so-far-unnamed expansion, and part of this release will include the new Inquisitor mastery. Inquisitors are “hunters of all things eldritch and bizarre,” wielding skills such as protective seals and offensive runes to decimate the army of darkness. If you like classes that toss out traps left and right for enemies to stumble blindly into, then the Inquisitor is tailor-made for your desire.

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Grim Dawn really is a great ARPG. Not an MMO (it does have 4 player multiplayer and a lobby system to find players so more so than some but not massive), but a great ARPG anyway.

There’s an actual real MMO ARPG coming out but the company behind it seems to have lost most of their coders before it was finished and another company is trying to finalize it with what’s left of them and a few of their own, it’s in Steam Early Access right now, Guardians of Ember. It starts off really slow though and takes a while to see it get more detailed, so all those people looking to see what the game is in the first two hours when they can still return it won’t be able to really tell.

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Pandalulz

I should play this one of these days. I guess I should also finish Titan Quest as well, heh, especially now that the new fancier version came out on Steam. The problem was that I backed when there was a distinct lack of ARPGs, and then after backing, D3, PoE, and a bunch of other ARPGs came out and that thirst was quenched long before GD ever got released. And now with stuff like D3, Van Helsing, Marvel Heroes, soon PoE releasing on console where I can sit on my couch and use a controller, I’m having a really hard time going back. I’m having a little bit of a personal anti-PC crisis right now as it is.

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Kayweg

I’ll wager a guess here.
The day you finally get around to give Grim Dawn a try, you’ll be thinking to yourself:
“Should have done this long ago”. ;)

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Vicarious Fan

Really happy to heart this. I freaking loved Titan Quest and was happy to see one of the Devs strike out on his own to create Crate.

This is clearly a passion project of his and it’s always good to see a good indie developer have success like this.

One of these days I will eventually play it

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Daniel Miller

I was an early access backer. While I mot played much of it I remember this is a three or four man studio team. I remember the stories they would share. Necromancer about time. Am excited.

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fanggwj

I am absolutely floored Grim Dawn sold a million copies. I would not have thought that possible unless there were some graphics card tie ins included in those numbers.
I mean, way to go Crate entertainment. I am just shocked as games I would consider much better sold far less copies.
And they did it largely through word of mouth because they did not seem to have any significant marketing for the game…

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Mewmew

It sold a million because it’s a very high quality game… I’m unsure which games you’re thinking are “much better” in it’s category that have sold far less, it’s an *extremely* high quality ARPG. I’m not even remotely surprised, did you even play it?

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Because of its character building depth and community theorycrafting, GD has a lot of replayability.

With Necromancer coming soon, along with the Inquisitor mastery, it really is pulling ahead of every other ARPG that isnt’ Path of Exile.

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BalsBigBrother

Also like the game it is a spiritual successor to Titan Quest it has support from some dedicated mod folks that can add difficulty and further class options for those folks that want it.

All in all I would agree with your assessment that is has every other modern arpg beaten expect Path of Exile.

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Phubarrh

Not to mention, it’s gone on sale for a pittance quite a few times, including the Humble Monthly Bundle. Think I’ve managed to accumulate two copies somehow…

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MikeInTheLab

Would anyone recommend this game? Which parts are multiplayer?

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Mewmew

The entire main game can be played multiplayer, though it’s one of those four players at most games. You can at least find people in a multiplayer lobby, which is better than some that just wants to let you connect to people you know. It definitely is really high quality and fun.

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kidwithknife

It’s awesome. Pick it up.

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chriskovo .

Get it. Its leveling system is honestly better than diablos. Doesn’t look as good but it still looks very decent. Spell animation looks great in it though. Has a lot of replayablility with the class mashups as well as a second skill tree called devotions that mixes things up even more.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Been playing GD since its early Early Access when it was just 1 act. It’s a terrific game. Using an updated version of the Titan Quest engine, for those who played TQ, it will have a familiar feel as to stash, emblems, itemization and dual-classing skill trees. But its a grimy little scuffer in its aesthetics, sound track and in-your-face combat.

As others have said, it is a far superior ARPG than D3 (primarily because it actually IS an ARPG).

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camren_rooke

Highly recommend it. It really is a better game than D3 and more of a successor to D2 and Titan Quest.

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Riccardo Tavano

If you’re in for a Diablo-like experience which doesn’t actually spoon-feed you and is actually fairly hard to play, then it’s pretty nice game.
Everything in the game is multiplayer. From campaign at all difficulties, to the crucible ( a wave based survival arena) and , ofc, PvP.

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Denice J. Cook

Grim Dawn is a fantastic game! I highly recommend it; it’s better than Diablo 3 in fact.

*ducks*

You can play the whole thing online or single player. I have it on Steam so I have to maintain that internet connection either way (not a big deal for me with FIOS). I’m not sure if you can buy it separately (not through Steam), though.

This is the first game I finally broke down and bought during its Early Access period, even though I swore I’d never get sucked into EA anything. I can’t say I regret it, either. It’s awesome if you like ARPGs!

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thickenergy

In addition to what Schmidt says below, I’ve never had any issues launching Steam games without even having Steam running. Just go into the file directory for Steam on your computer and find the .exe file for the game and run it.

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Schmidt.Capela

If the game uses Steam’s DRM — as the Steam version of Grim Dawn does — launching it this way will first launch Steam and then the game.

If the game doesn’t use Steam’s DRM despite being sold through Steam — like, for example, Starbound, Stardew Valley, The Witcher 3, and even Valve’s own Half Life 2 — the game will launch right away, and will work even if Steam itself is not installed.

More information about DRM-free games sold through Steam can be found at http://steam.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_DRM-free_games

(One of the reasons I went with Steam for my DRM-encumbered games, instead of any of the other competing digital download services, is that Steam doesn’t force publishers to use DRM.)

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Schmidt.Capela

I have it on Steam so I have to maintain that internet connection either way

I wouldn’t be so sure. Steam works very well for me in offline mode, even if I start it without an internet connection, and Grim Dawn works flawlessly in offline mode.

Oh, and it’s also available DRM-free from GOG, in which case no internet connection should ever be needed. Not even to install; when you purchase a game from GOG you get the option to download a standalone install which you then can use to install the game even on a computer that was never connected to the Internet.

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