Avadon: The Black Fortress

  • Avadon: The Black Fortress
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  • Spectacular plot and characters; rich fantasy world; 40 hour adventure; speedy tactical combat.
  • Great looking new engine; excellent characters; solid new game world; excellent skill trees; tremendous value


  • Dated visuals; unintuitive menus and inventory; occasional difficulty spikes.
  • Shorter than other games; story not at same level as prior franchises

Expert reviews and ratings

By GamePro on 80

A blast from the past, Avadon: The Black Fortress blends classic RPG mechanics with a deeply engrossing fantasy world.The RPG genre has evolved quite a bit since its inception. To many of its fans, however, not all of the changes it's seen have been...

By Diehard GameFAN on 73

Avadon is like going over to your friends house to play some games with some friends and him pulling out the AD&D Red Box (the first one, not the 4th Edition release) for some good old fashioned dungeon crawling. While it’s not a graphical...

By Hooked Gamers on 90

The combat however is innovative in the amount of different approaches that could be used to deal with any situation. You are generally allowed to take two others with you during your fights, so you can mix and match according to your...

By ImpulseGamer on 63

Avadon: The Black Fortress is a new RPG by Spiderweb, creators of so many other great rpg game series. This is the first chapter to the Avadon series, bringing us a whole new story and style to the fantasy rpg genre. Spiderwebs focus in this game, and...

By Gear Diary on

One thing I didn’t mention is the length of Avadon. I would estimate it at about 40 hours based on my slow play-style. Jeff Vogel targeted a run through at 25-35 hours based on your own style of play, which is about right. For some, that is short...