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The Gods of Olympus have abandoned humanity, leaving you to perish without their benevolence. Take up arms against the Gods, climb Mount Olympus, and take their divine powers for yourself to ensure mankind’s survival!
Apotheon is a fast and brutal 2D action game with a striking art style and heroic narrative based on Ancient Greek Mythology.

-Brutal and bloody bronze-aged combat! Slay your enemies with swords, spears, arrows, and other ancient weapons of war.
-Explore the massive open world of Mount Olympus! Battle mythical beings and search for divine treasure across the Forests of Artemis, the Palaces of Apollo, and other sanctuaries of the Gods.
-Guide the rise of Nikandreos, humanity’s last hero. Interact with a colourful cast of fully voiced legendary characters throughout a rich single-player experience.
-Challenge your friends to single combat! In one versus one local multiplayer, pit your skills against other would-be heroes of Greece.
-Learn a little about Greek Mythology! Apotheon tries to stay true to its source material. Read an excerpt from the Iliad about Diomedes before you stick a Xiphos through his Aspis.
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Alientrap Games Inc
Alientrap Games
Alientrap, Alientrap Games
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC is NOT required.
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)

System requirements for PC

  • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual-core processor (Intel Dual Core 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+ 2.6 GHz)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound cards

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Lion 10.7.5, Yosemite strongly recommended
  • Processor: Dual Core 2.5 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
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Apotheon reviews and comments

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Microsoft from French
It hurts my heart a little, but I can't recommend Apotheon. This is not a bad game, otherwise I would have stopped playing it much sooner but I could not finish it either. I really like the artistic style and you have to admit that few games are based on Greek mythology. Boss fights are pretty well thought out and original. The level design does not seem very good and makes me say that a linear level would not be that bad. When in combat, if initially it seems rather well thought it presents major flaws. There is a good variety of weapons available but it is useless to attach to one of them because with the shield all degrade very quickly and become unusable. Can't fix them. So we have to find others or go back to the market to get new faces the enemies brings almost nothing, apart from seeing his equipment to degrade and his life gauge drop. Before I stopped playing, I was not even trying to confront them, I was running by ignoring them... If Alientrap does a sequel or game in the same vein with an improved combat system, I'll be happy to try it. For now I can only suggest to play Guacamelee instead. Edit: corrected faults.
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Microsoft from French
Apotheon can be called "metroidvania", but its qualities make it a game that stands out from most games that mix RPG, platform and action. I was personally attracted to this game both by its exceptional graphic quality, which will charm all lovers of ancient history and Greek mythology (it takes over the artistic style Dorian), and by the originality of its gameplay. 1) it is clear that the artistic direction has been very pleased in the realization of this game: the graphics as the music are of a high quality; the decorations are varied, the lively music, and all the characters, from Nikandreos to the small citizens of the Agora and the Acropolis, are remarkably worked and detailed. In short, this game is very charming by its shape! 2) the gameplay is very complete: the great diversity of weapons, potions, elixirs and various "heroic" attributes allow the player to adopt various tactics against the different challenges offered by the gods. One would prefer, for example, to use his bow, sling or sarissa to keep the enemy at Bay, his dagger to assassinate the enemy from behind or his mass to get into the heap! You also have to learn to master the shield so you don't take too many shots. But the diversity of weapons induces a relatively embarrassing flaw in the game. Indeed, the very many weapons are all used according to specific goals (hitting the head, hitting the body, hitting from afar, etc.), which induces a long grasp of the gameplay, sometimes laborious. 3) the scenario is well-tied, the representations of the gods are faithful and the progression of the player is accompanied by excerpts of great ancient works (La Théogonie of Hesiod, the Odysée, works of Esope, etc.). In this, any lover of mythology and legendary Greek tales will be delighted! 4) the difficulty of the game is well dosed and going growing. Some passages will give you a lot of trouble, and the replayability, for the more daring, is at the rendezvous: three levels of difficulty are proposed, and finish the game in difficulty Olympian will ask you a lot of patience and cold blood when several passages... 5) I would like to salute the work of the entire community of Apotheon players, their artworks are really pleasant to admire! In short, for fans of metroidvania, beat-'em-all or "difficult" games, I highly recommend you to buy the game!
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