Discover How The Lights Went Out In New Arx Fatalis Mod “End Of Sun”

Before Arkane Studios became known for their work with Bethesda in the Dishonored game(s), they were a small French developer that piggybacked to fame by riding the nostalgic coattails of Ultima Underworld in their 2002 CRPG Arx Fatalis. Surviving both time and lack of legacy support in modern operating systems thanks to devoted followers, Arkane’s popular dungeon crawler has finally gained its first real bit of new content courtesy of the mod community.

Titled Arx – End of Sun, this new chapter in the Arx Fatalis story takes place before the first game and documents the events that lead up to the sudden appearance of “Am Shaegar” and the Noden. Since so little of the game lore is known and the hunger for a sequel has yet to be sated, it means some creative license had to be taken with the game’s plot, something the designers felt they did a fair job at handling.

Originally created as a Doom 3 mod, Arx – End of Sun is no longer reliant on the user needing a copy of the game and can be played independently of it. Those wanting to tackle the new quest can do so by downloading the standalone installer from Mod Database.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. Nullid
    May 24, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Arx Fatalis was a blast. It’s one of the few old games that I wouldn’t mind getting a modern sequel (as long as it’s by Arkane that is). It had its fair share of flaws but made up for them with a very compelling world and a unique magic system.

    Literally drawing runes on your screen with your mouse as a means of casting spells was really cool. It may have been a bit difficult to use and perhaps disorienting at times, but if they refined it further in a sequel, it could have become one of the best magic systems in video games.

    But I guess a Wizard Simulator is a bit too much to ask for.

  2. Feniks
    May 24, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Loved Arx Fatalis on the OG xbox back in the day. I actually considered replaying it on my laptop but sadly it doesn’t have controller support and I prefer to lounge game.

  3. junebug
    May 24, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    OK, now this is niche. And also something I never expected to happen. Gonna have to play this.

  4. Narmy
    May 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    It’s just too bad that Arkane was gobbled up by Zenimax. They had a lot of promise.

  5. BanBrado
    May 25, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Holy crap, i loved Arx Fatalis ages ago. I have to give this a try.

  6. Cy
    May 25, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Wow I haven’t thought of Arx Fatalis in years. I had no idea anyone else even knew what that game was, lol. I’ll have to check this out.