Video Game / Ancient Evil

Ancient Evil is a game developed and published by Silver Lightning Software and released in 1998.

In Ancient Evil a master magician named Alaric constructed a big crypt of 24 levels. Everyone who dares to enter and survives has the opportunity to find gold and valuable items. Naturally, the player character doesn't let this chance pass.

The gameplay mechanics of this action role-playing game are very similar to Diablo. The player explores caverns and caves full of swords, sorcerers and spells, hacking and slashing monsters. The base character can specialize in either spell casting or hand-to-hand combat, and attributes improve through fighting and spell casting.

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This Video Game contains examples of:

  • Anti-Grinding: Each level has a limited number of enemies to kill. Not only that, but you need food to keep your character from starving. Plenty of incentive to avoid hanging about.
  • Everything Trying to Kill You: You can count the number of creatures you are not required to kill with the fingers on one hand.
  • Shout-Out: As soon as you enter the second level, a cultist declares, "Ah, Alaric has sent us more fresh meat!" That refers to The Butcher from Diablo, who said "Fresh meat!"