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Crimson Desert is an open-world adventure where you fight enemies, tame magical beasts and complete quests. As you explore the vast fantasy world, you take on groups of enemies and animals in fast-paced combat. As you move through the world there are puzzles to solve that reveal a mystical story of fallen kingdoms, betrayal and ambition. The world's scale, detail, and continent-spanning narrative combine with precise and challenging combat to create a game that offers a unique take on a fantasy game and its story.

After the brutal King of Demeniss falls into a deep coma, the power vacuum creates instability as those who suffered under his rule scramble to replace him. As the continent shatters into various separate states, you play a mercenary struggling to survive in the ensuing chaos. You travel the world with your band, you fight those who would oppose you, tame magical dragons and ride them through the skies, and complete the many puzzles placed throughout the world.

Gameplay focuses on fast-paced melee combat similar to the Middle-Earth games. You use a variety of swords, axes and other weapons to quickly kill enemies, using only a few attacks to take down each in a matter of seconds. The fights are hard, and you need to block, dodge and roll to avoid incoming attacks. Alongside combat, you must constantly adapt to the changing seasons and weather, and hunt wild animals for food and resources.

The result is a game that's challenging but also fun and rewarding; constantly pushing you to use your abilities and attacks in ever more creative and ambitious ways, as you're swept up in a classic fantasy tale of warring factions, heroes, villains, and the fight to survive.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Crimson Desert 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 22 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Fighting game with Action, Narrative and Role-Play elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 2-player online game. You can play the game as a single-player experience, but a cooperative multiplayer option is also available.

 
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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

When attacking enemies or animals, frequent splashes of blood are visible, and corpses remain on the floor for a long while once a character has been killed.

Skill Level

14+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Combat is very fast-paced and requires precise button presses to succeed. The game is also quite hard, with lots of practice being required to take on the harder fights. There are many different systems that you must become acquainted with as you play.

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Crimson Desert

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Players: 1 (2 online)

Genres: Adventure, Fighting (Action, Narrative and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: Crimson Desert (@CrimsonDesert_)


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