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PS5 Game Review

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Format: PS5
RRP: £29.99
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Age Restrictions: 18+
Release Date: 16 August 2023

On the orders of the King, you are charged with striking out to make your mark on an untamed world - building and growing settlements in the face of resistance from raiders, monsters and more. Take command of the Tribe of the Dawn and embrace the ethical complexity of leadership as you shepherd the community - their safety and sanity are your responsibility. Protect them from hunger, disease and trauma. Nurture their faith and train them for battle. While the gord offers respite, the darkness does not rest. You must prepare your party, find the courage to explore these forsaken lands, lead the conquest, and carve a path that will shape the kingdom. Wretched creatures and malevolent deities await you, but powerful incantations and skilled combatants give you a fighting chance to bring light to the darkness...

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Gord is a dark-fantasy, adventure-strategy game

Gord is a dark-fantasy, adventure-strategy game set in a hostile, forsaken land inspired by Slavic mythology. Besieged by vile creatures, you must build to survive. But to prevail, you must conquer the darkness beyond the gates. Lead the people of the Tribe of the Dawn as they venture deep into forbidden lands. Complete quests that shape their personalities, impact their wellbeing, and decide the fate of their community.

If you like your fantasy games to have a compelling backstory and engaging narrative then you'll want to soak up the narrative in Gord. This is a game that rewards the more you play and the deeper into its story you get.

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Ensure the survival of your populace

At its heart Gord is a city builder with survival elements. Build structures to house and service your population, send scouts out to forage for material and ensure you have guards keep a watch out for enemies and wild beasts.

When you start you'll be given the opportunity to choose the difficulty level of the game. And there's an ingame tutorial that doesn't actually feel like you're being handheld through the game's mechanics.

Ensure the survival of your populace. Erect palisades, develop structures, and grow your gord from a humble settlement to a formidable fortress. Your population is constantly at risk from enemy tribes, gruesome monsters, and mysterious powers that lurk in the surrounding woods.

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This is a game that rewards the more you play

As you progress you'll engage in side quests which will take some of your population on a quest into the unknown. Choosing the right people for the job is always a challenge, and each member of your group can be trained in various roles to give you an edge. Will you take with you an archer? A swordsman? Or will this next quest require something a little less violent? You decide as you plough ever forward.

This is a fun, challenging entry into the genre which will keep you coming back for more.


Nick Smithson

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