''Divine Divinity'' is a 2002 role-playing game for the PC, developed by Belgian developer Creator/LarianStudios.

Set in the StandardFantasySetting of Rivellon, ''Divine Divinity'' [[FollowTheLeader follows a very similar gameplay style and graphical style]] to the popular ''{{VideoGame/Diablo}}'', but mixes in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''-style dialog tree conversations with humorous, sometimes lampshade-hanging dialog. The game has a linear main plot, but exposes you to a well-sized WideOpenSandbox full of little side-quests and secrets to find in the wilderness.

''Divine Divinity'' was well-received at the time, but ultimately forgotten about, though two sequels were released. Thanks to digital re-releases on GOG.com and Steam, the game and it's sequels have slowly gained more appreciation.

The ''Divinity'' series consists of following games:

* ''Divine Divinity'' (2002), the original game
* ''VideoGame/BeyondDivinity'' (2004), a spinoff-slash-sequel
* ''VideoGame/DivinityIITheDragonKnightSaga'' (2011), a [[OneGameForThePriceOfTwo two-parter]] true sequel to ''DD''
* ''VideoGame/DivinityDragonCommander'' (2013), a StrategyGame spinoff
* ''VideoGame/DivinityOriginalSin'' (2014), a distant prequel to ''DD''
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!!This game contains examples of:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Duke Janus]].
* AnEconomyIsYou
* ARealManIsAKiller: The Orcs don't consider their young ones mature, until their first kill.
* AwesomeYetPractical: The teleporter pyramid stones. Set one where you want, for example a bed, and carry the other around. You can teleport around whenever you want.
* BareYourMidRiff: The female warrior's model.
* BigBad: The Demon Of Lies [[spoiler: AKA Duke Janus]].
* BrickJoke: Near the beginning in Aleroth, you open the catacombs by magically launching a sealing statue into the sky. Later, on several instances in other places people will remark about the "mysterious flying man". Finally, in the ending cutscene, it drops out of the sky. At this point you'll probably have forgotten about it and it comes as a complete surprise.
* BonusBoss: Shrimpo(a giant hermit crab) who is also very fast and a DamageSpongeBoss.
* CatsAreSnarkers: Cosmos the talking cat.
* ContemptibleCover: The cover features a goddess that is seen ingame for all but 20 seconds in the intro. Intros often being skipped, many never see her.
* CriticalEncumbranceFailure
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ''Divine Divinity.'' Even mocked [[http://www.gamerevolution.com/features/worst_game_names/2 in this]] article about the 50 most ridiculous game titles ever.
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: A loading screen will warn you to not pirate the game, or else it will blow up your system.
* ExecutiveMeddling: The title ''Divine Divinity'' was forced by their publisher CDV, as an attempt to ride on their success with ''Sudden Strike'' for having similar alliterative naming.
* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding: You kill Duke Janus (really an ancient resurrected demon) only moments after he has finished completing a ritual to embed the soul of an even more powerful ancient evil into a human baby. Rather than kill the baby, you're seen carrying the child out of the dungeon while some of your allies watch, and then a [[BrickJoke statue falls from the sky.]]]]
* FighterMageThief: Warrior-Mage-Survivor (a rogue/ranger hybrid). This determined to what degree their stats affected their health, mana, damage, accuracy and evasion. Increasing the agility of a survivor grants a large boost to accuracy and agility, for example, while increasing strength only has a small effect on the melee damage of the mage.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: Early in the game, you suffer a major reputation loss [[spoiler:for failing to protect Duke Janus from orc assassins.]]
* HideYourChildren / InfantImmortality: Both averted.
* ICantUseTheseThingsTogether: Experimental alchemy doesn't always work.
* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Holy Weapon and the Dragon Armor.
* InTheHood: The male Survivor always has a hood up when he's not wearing a helmet.
* LizardFolk
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Just about every Orc in the game is hostile, with the exception their Council representative, Kroxy.
** Same for the LizardFolk; Goemoe is the only friendly one you'll encounter.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: At the end of the game, instead of killing the newly born AntiChrist while he's still a baby, the Hero instead adopts the kid and tries to raise him as a good guy. As the sequels show, that didn't exactly work out so well.]]
* NoHeroDiscount: Averted. Heroic deeds improve your reputation plus you can give shop keepers more money so they like you more and give you even higher discounts. You can ALSO kill them just fine (it's possible the guards will try to stab you then, however).
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: Duke Janus]]
* OurOrcsAreDifferent: They lean more towards Blizzard Orcs.
* PointBuildSystem
* ProtagonistWithoutAPast: Your character just sort of woke up in village somewhere.
* RealTimeWithPause
* RoyalBrat: Duke Janus.
* SocketedEquipment: The Charm System is basically this with a different name. Also a GameBreaker when you only use the golden charms, which boost your stats through the stratosphere.
* ShoutOut: Several of these crop up in the game, including a tombstone in a graveyard that reads [[TheBelgariad Polgara the Mage]] and a magic shop owner named [[DragonLance Kistandatilus]].
* StandardFantasySetting: While on first glance it's a ClicheStorm, the game proves itself to be [[{{Troperiffic}} rather self aware]] on many occasions.
* StoryBranchFavoritism: Later in Divinity II its revealed that the canon version of the Divine One is a paladin named Lucian.
* TheChosenOne: You are The Marked One, who is the only one who can stand up to the forces of evil. However, there are two other Marked Ones, and they are just as likely to be the ones to fight the battle. [[spoiler:Until they're both killed off. Guess it's up to you after all.]] There is also The Divine One, an even more important title, which Duke Janus claims. [[spoiler:No, that's you too.]]
* TheLawOfConservationOfDetail: Thoroughly averted. The game is littered with realistic junk and books about all sorts of topics. Also many, many NPC characters can be asked, helped or killed without much plot-relevance.
* TheVamp: Josephina who is also [[{{ThatOneBoss}} much more powerful]] then the other members of the QuirkyMinibossSquad.
* UselessUsefulSpell: Averted with the Freeze spell, which works at pretty much any enemy except two or three types, and the final boss is not immune to it, either.
** Polymorph. It's supposed to have a short duration, yet it doesn't run out. [[GoodBadBug Ever]]. And on at least one boss, if you use it on them, they'll actually show up in a later cutscene, still polymorphed.
* WarpWhistle: Two teleporter pyramid stones. You can drop one on the ground and carry another with you to enable instant recall to a location, or set down the second stone to make a two-way portal. [[AwesomeYetPractical Very, very useful]].