Of Orcs and Men

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Of Orcs and Men
Developer(s) Cyanide, Spiders
Publisher(s) Focus Home Interactive
Composer(s) Olivier Derivière
Engine The Silk Engine (Based on Sony's PhyreEngine)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Release date(s)
  • October 11, 2012[1]
Genre(s) Action role-playing game
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution DVD, Blu-ray
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 55/100 (PS3)[2]
69/100 (PC)[3]
64/100 (X360)[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 8/10 (PC)[5]
Eurogamer (8/10) (X360)[6]
GameSpot (7/10) (PC)[7]
TheSixthAxis (5/10) (PS3/X360)[8]

Of Orcs and Men is a fantasy action role-playing game developed by Cyanide Studios and Spiders for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.[9]

The Empire of Men's oppressive threat looms over the territories of the Orcs and the Goblins. Goblins are systematically persecuted and slaughtered, while Orcs not killed in battle are captured and enslaved or killed.

The prequel of this game, out in 2014, starring Styx the goblin is Styx: Master of Shadows.


Of Orcs and Men first puts the player into the role of an elite Orc soldier, Arkail, from the legendary legion of Bloodjaws. The legion is a league of warriors deeply involved in the war between the Orcs and the Goblins on one side and their persecutors, Humankind, on the other. As a veteran warrior who has seen the most brutal of battles, the player is appointed by the Orc commander to complete a mission that could change the course of the war, to kill the Emperor himself, the man responsible for the bloodshed. A Goblin, Styx, soon joins the player, an unlikely but indispensable ally.[10]


Taking advantage of their natural traits, the two characters have their own skill trees to develop. While the Orc focuses on power, reflecting his incredible strength, the Goblin will benefit from darker powers and stealth abilities, making him the perfect assassin.


  1. ^ "Of Orcs And Men on Steam". 
  2. ^ "Of Orcs and Men for Playstation 3". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Of Orcs and Men PC Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Of Orcs and Men for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  5. ^ Sterling, Jim (2012-10-15). "Review: Of Orcs and Men". Destructoid.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  6. ^ Bertoni, Roberto (2012-11-10). "Of Orcs and Men" (in Italian). Eurogamer.it. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  7. ^ Meunier, Nathan (2012-11-13). "Of Orcs and Men Review". Gamespot.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  8. ^ Suddi, Aran. "Of Orcs and Men Review". Thesixthaxis.com. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Of Orcs and Men". RPGamer. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ http://www.cyanide-studio.com/games/of-orcs-and-men/

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