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Generations ago, the realm of Alefgard was plunged into darkness by the terrible and treacherous Dragonlord, ruler of all monsters. Mankind was robbed of the power to build and forced to wander the ruins of their former home, scrounging and scavenging in the dust to survive.
Now it’s up to you, a Legendary Builder chosen by the Goddess herself, to return the power of creation to the people and rebuild Alefgard. Only when the wonder of imagination has been returned will mankind be able to overthrow the evil Dragonlord once and for all!
BUILD FOR FUN. Gather materials, craft items, and build everything imaginable!
BUILD FOR ADVENTURE. Play through a tale of epic proportions in a sandbox world packed with memorable characters and dangerous monsters.
BUILD TO SAVE THE WORLD! Use the power of creation in battle against the reigning Dragonlord and restore peace to the shattered realm.
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10+ Everyone 10+

System requirements for PC

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 / 11 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200 / Intel® Core™ i3-6300
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 460 / Intel® Arc™ A380 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Expected framerate: 30FPS with 1920x1080 resolution and default graphics options, Systen RAM 16GB required when running on Intel GPU.
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows® 10 / 11 64-bit
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen™ 3 1400 / Intel® Core™ i5-6400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ RX 570 / Intel® Arc™ A380 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 16 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Expected framerate: 60FPS with 1920x1080 resolution and default graphics options. Systen RAM 16GB required when running on Intel GPU.

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iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen, iPhone 1 1, iPhone 1 1 Pro, iPad Seventh Gen, iPad Seventh Gen Cellular, iPhone 1 1 Pro Max, iPhone SE Second Gen, iPad Pro Second Gen, iPad Pro Second Gen Cellular, iPad Pro Fourth Gen, iPad Pro Fourth Gen Cellular, iPhone 1 2 Mini, iPhone 1 2, iPhone 1 2 Pro, iPhone 1 2 Pro Max, iPad Air 4, iPad Air 4 Cellular, iPad Eighth Gen, iPad Eighth Gen Cellular, iPad Pro Third Gen, iPad Pro Third Gen Cellular, iPad Pro Fifth Gen, iPad Pro Fifth Gen Cellular, iPhone 1 3 Pro, iPhone 1 3 Pro Max, iPhone 1 3 Mini, iPhone 1 3, iPad Mini Sixth Gen, iPad Mini Sixth Gen Cellular, iPad Ninth Gen, iPad Ninth Gen Cellular, iPhone SE Third Gen, iPad Air Fifth Gen, iPad Air Fifth Gen Cellular

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There is so much to dislike about this game from the weird control scheme you cannot change, to the terrible forced combat. Yet, there is a charm to it and the way it handles itself and it's spin on the survival genre. I had a lot of issues with how it does things, especially with the combat that just seems unfinished and the constant harassment by ghosts at night. Still I kept coming back because I wanted to see what the builder would think up next. I also really enjoy the art style and the lighthearted nature of the game. It also does kind of drag on and the last act they kind of change up the normal progression for a bit which was really odd to do so late in the game. It's definitely a podcast game for me. 
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I never understood Minecraft, most probably due to the fact that my kids are too young, while I am too busy to take full advantage of it. Thus I was really looking forward to playing Dragon Quest Builders and see if it can serve as a meaningful alternative and oh boy it does!

Dragon Quest Builders is essentially Minecraft but narrated and offering quite a marvelous adventure. It's episode based scenarios takes you to a land of Alefgard. It's a post-apocalyptic world in a way with an interesting twist. Remaining dwellers of the world have lost their power to create things. They kind of can imagine what they need, like a house, a bed or an oven, but they can't make it. Our character is the only person able to make stuff, so we quickly become really popular with locals and busy building housing, specialist shops, weapons and defensive structures, all while exploring the surroundings and digging for fame. Locals, by the way, can use most of our tools, so they can bake food, craft armor, tools, weapons and other items, provided we created enough rooms and storage for this to happen. With that said, Dragon Quest Builders provide quite a unique mixture of Minecraft, Settlers/Stronghold and classical JRPG experiences. Child-friendly combat, monsters and animation, makes it a perfect family game even though it has no co-op mode. Still I spend quite some time with this game as an advisor, developing additional bits for a backstory, helping to figure out some recipes (classic melt sand to make glass stuff), or by setting challenges in free play mode (Please build me a fortress with guard towers, secret passages and treasure room). 

Recommended without a doubt.
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