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Venetica cover.jpg
German cover art
Developer(s) Deck13 Interactive
Publisher(s) dtp entertainment
Engine OGRE
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows
DE 20090904September 4, 2009

NA 20110118January 18, 2011
Xbox 360
DE 20091002October 2, 2009
NA 20110118January 18, 2011
PlayStation 3
EU 20101105November 5, 2010
NA 20110118January 18, 2011

Genre(s) Role-playing
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Optical disc

Venetica is a fantasy-themed role-playing video game. The game was developed by Deck13 and published by dtp entertainment.



The story of Venetica takes place in a 16th century styled world where Death is a physical being, who follows the instructions of a group known as Corpus. Every generation, Corpus must select the successor for Death. The game takes place after the council chooses a necromancer to control death and he decides to bring complete death and destruction upon the world. This necromancer has immortalized himself through death, thus the current Death and Corpus cannot stop him. The only person capable of stopping him is Scarlett, the Protagonist, who is the daughter of Death, who must cultivate and grow her powers to save her father and the world from the necromancer.



On August 26, publisher DTP Entertainment announced that the Windows version of Venetica went gold.[clarification needed] On November 5, 2010, the PlayStation 3 version of Venetica was released in the United Kingdom. The PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 versions of Venetica were released in North America on January 18, 2011.[1]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 60.50% (PC)[2]
46.50% (PS3)[3]
43.85% (X360)[4]
Metacritic 61/100 (PC)[5]
47/100 (PS3)[6]
42/100 (X360)[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6 of 10[10]
GameSpot 6.0 of 10 (PC)[8]
5.0 of 10 (PS3/X360)[9]
IGN 6.0 of 10[11]
RPGamer 2.5 of 5[12]


  1. ^ "Shippin' Out Jan. 16-22: Little Big Planet 2, Mass Effect 2 PS3". GameSpot. January 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Venetica for PC". GameSpot. 
  3. ^ "Venetica for PS3". GameSpot. 
  4. ^ "Venetica for Xbox 360". GameSpot. 
  5. ^ "Venetica for PC Reviews". Metacritic. 
  6. ^ "Venetica for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. 
  7. ^ "Venetica for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. 
  8. ^ "Venetica PC Review". GameSpot. January 28, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Venetica PS3 Review". GameSpot. January 26, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Venetica Review". EuroGamer. November 17, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Venetica Review". IGN. January 28, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Venetica - Staff Review". RPGamer. 

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