Risen (video game)

Risen is a fantasy-themed action role-playing game[1] developed by the German company Piranha Bytes and published by Deep Silver. The first title in the Risen series, it was released internationally for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in October 2009, with a North American release for Xbox 360 in February 2010.

PAL cover art
Developer(s)Piranha Bytes
Wizarbox (Xbox 360)
Publisher(s)Deep Silver
Director(s)Michael Rüve
Writer(s)Mattias Filler
Michael Hoge
Stefan Kalveram
Björn Pankratz
Composer(s)Kai Rosenkranz
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
ReleaseMicrosoft Windows
  • WW: 2 October 2009
Xbox 360
  • EU: 2 October 2009
  • NA: 23 February 2010
Genre(s)Action role-playing[1]

The game tells the narrative of an unnamed player character's adventures in Faranga, a mountainous fictitious island ruled by the ruthless High Inquisitor Mendoza. Mendoza knows about a temple that leads to the interior of an erupting volcano dominating the island, and the player character follows Mendoza's instructions to get entry to it. The temple is home to ancient beings known as Titans, which Mendoza attempts to control in order to strengthen himself.

Risen received mostly positive reviews, with acclaim for its gameplay, graphics, and voice acting, but criticism for the poor Xbox 360 port. The series is continued by Risen 2: Dark Waters and Risen 3: Titan Lords.

Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Risen (video game), and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.