NFG Summary:‘Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver’ is a captivating action-adventure game that combines a gripping revenge story with clever puzzles and intense combat. With its unique ability to shift between the spectral and material planes, players will be captivated by the atmospheric world of Nosgoth as they navigate challenging levels and face off against formidable foes in a thrilling showdown with the enigmatic Kain.

Categories: Survival
Meta Score: 91
Store: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Price: Is Free)
User Score: 90.0
Platform: PC, Dreamcast, PlayStation
Publisher Names: Eidos Interactive
Support Language: English*
*languages with full audio support
Publish Date: 1999-08-13
Required Age: 16

PC Requirements:


  • OS:Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
  • Processor:1.8 GHz Processor
  • Memory:512 MB RAM
  • Graphics:3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
  • DirectX®:7.0
  • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space


Cast down to the material world, the mysterious entity ‘Raziel’ seeks vengeance for betrayal by his master: Kain. Cursed to stalk the dark realms of Nosgoth, he must slay his undead brethren; only then can he absorb their souls for the energy he craves. Moving between the spectral and material plane, Raziel must negotiate puzzles, overcome traps and defy blood-chilling enemies to reach his goal – the final battle with Kain!

Positive Comment(s)

Aside from the story this is Crystal D’s finest moment with a title that should make Lara Croft seems like yesterday’s news.96PSX Nation
Tomb Raider is a timeless classic that has been revitalized by the new installment, making it a must have for any adventure gaming fan.94Absolute Playstation
Such an ambitious game – and one that achieves nearly everything it sets out to do – that few games come close to it. This game puts Tomb Raider to shame.93IGN
With an exciting story, unique gameplay, and excellent presentation, you can’t go wrong with Soul Reaver.91Just RPG
The visuals are incredible… [and] environments are jaw-dropping.91Gaming Age
A bit on the easy side. The platform-jumping sections aren’t too tough, the puzzles not too complex, and the bosses fairly simple to beat.90GameSpot
Seasoned gamers who are prepared to persevere will find it ultimately rewarding, however, as the stunning graphics and atmospheric sound makes it an engrossing experience.90Games Domain
One of the best games I’ve ever played. Everything about this game is top notch (except the ending): the story, voice acting, graphics, control and even the camera is excellent.90Cheat Code Central Platinum
Visually stunning goth-action vampire romp with soul-sucking goodness. [Mar 2002, p.34]90Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
A sprawling, horrific 3D action game starring a guy with a very weak chin. [Jan 2004, p.188]88Electronic Gaming Monthly

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