• Blackguards
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  • Use of environments is a fun twist on tactical battles.
  • Challenging fights that reward thinking over force.
  • Choices add meaning to story development.


  • Ability point system can be daunting on first playthrough.
  • Some battles are too reliant on luck.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gaming Nexus on 85

If you're looking for a turn-based strategy game with brutal combat, and you're into managing resources for a team of characters, Blackguards is just what you're looking for. It's a gorgeous game with memorable battles. But because the game's focus is...

By PCGamer on 53

Masochistic stat-chasers will find much to enjoy, but Blackguards’ varied combat is no substitute for a fully-formed RPG.

By on 50

The missed opportunities in Blackguards become especially frustrating when the game puts you in battles that have to be finished in a certain number of turns. If it was a roleplaying game where the story would twist around to match your mistakes, that...

By HardcoreGamer on 50

Daedalic must be held accountable for the negative impact their sales model has had on the game. Even without this factor marring it, this overly random, poorly written adventure can’t hold a candle to its competition.

By Strategy Informer on 60

The Dark Eye is an extremely popular tabletop fantasy role-playing game in Germany, in the style of Dungeons & Dragons and their ilk, so it’s odd that the only games which have been made out of it are Daedalic’s adventures Chains of Satinav and...

By GameSpot on 70

And if you like a good story? The quality of Blackguards' story is generally good enough to justify tinkering with different choices to see how they lead to different outcomes. But make no mistake: this is a game aimed at the hardcore crowd seeking a good struggle above all else, and on that front, it mostly delivers.

By TheEscapist on 60

Blackguards has its up and downs, but at $25 for 40 or more hours of good gameplay, it's hard to beat.

By GameSpot on

The next time you're having a bad day, consider the plight of poor Zurbaran. The lecherous mage might thrive on forbidden trysts and have an unhealthy attraction to prisons, but late in his travels he has an almost 89 percent chance to drown his enemies...

International Review By Generation NT on

La société de développement Daedalic Entertainment, connue pour ses très bons point & click sur PC, nous propose un nouveau genre dans leur éventail de possibilités : le jeu de rôle au tour par tour. C'est avec Blackguards que le studio nous offre une immersion dans la licence l'Oeil Noir ( The Dark Eye ). Cette dernière, connue par les amateurs de jeux de rôle papier depuis...

International Review By on

Blackguards — линейная RPG по знаменитой вселенной The Dark Eye, а это означает, что боевой тактике придется уделить немалое внимание....

International Review By on 65

De Duitse ontwikkelaar Daedalic Entertainment is niet bepaald een groentje in de game-industrie. De studio heeft een aardig portfolio op zijn naam staan en een eerste blik op Blackguards bewijst maar weer eens dat de mensen van Daedalic wel degelijk...

International Review By on 60

Немецкая студия Daedalic Entertainment славна своими без преувеличения прекрасными квестами на любой вкус и цвет. Трилогия Deponia, A New Beginning, Whispered World, Edna & Harvey — все перечисленные проекты мы помним и любим. В своем жанре эти люди...

International Review By Level 7 on 60

Många utvecklare vill betona att deras fantasyspel är "mörka" och "vuxna", termer som jag personligen kan tycka missbrukas. Blackguards är i all ärlighet inte särskilt mörkt trots att Daedalic vill marknadsföra det som just ett sådant fantasyspel. Man...

International Review By on 78

I wish that Blackguards' character progression system wasn't such a mess, because if it worked, I'd be delighted to recommend the entire low-fantasy role-playing package without hesitation. But character development is such an important and defining part...