The Wheel of Time Game Remastered, GOG Exclusive

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Fans of the classic first person magicker (as opposed to first person shooter) The Wheel of Time game will be delighted to know that demands for its addition to GOG have been met!

Long admired for its unusual takeon the FPS genre, a sort of mix of Thief and Half-Life, The Wheel of Time has been updated to run on Windows 7/8/10, on systems with a 1.8GHz CPU and at leats 512MB of RAM. Built on Unreal Engine 1, The Wheel of Time – like the TV show – is based on the books of the same name by Robert Jordan.

Here’s the blurb:

For thousands of years the Dark One has been trapped, but now the four seals keeping him imprisoned have been lost. Four organization of opposing beliefs and principles were searching for these seals. The Aes Sedai sisterhood managed to recover three, but one of them was stolen, allegedly by members of a sect within their organization that worshipped the Dark One. Elayna Sedai, Keeper of the Chronicles of the White Tower, has been promoted to the leader of Aes Sedai, and must retrieve the lost seal at all costs.

The Wheel of Time is a fantasy-themed 3D shooter based on the novel series of the same name by Robert Jordan. Combat is ranged, but the player character doesn’t use any weapons and instead relies on artifacts called “ter’angreal”. There are 40 types of ter’angreal in the game, which can be used for offensive as well as defensive purposes, e.g. shoot lightning and fireball, heal or hide the protagonist in a cloak, etc.

The Wheel of Time features real time 3D environments, diverse weather (wind, rain, snow, etc.), fortress construction, over 100 artifacts and spells, and single and local multiplayer up to four players. Originally released on November 15, 1999, The Wheel of Time‘s return in remastered form with improved graphics and support for HD displays is not before, um, time.

At the time of writing The Wheel of Time is available with a 10% discount, at £6.29 from GOG.com.