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Developer(s)Westka Interactive
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
    • EU: 2000
    • NA: August 2000

Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood is a role-playing game developed by German studio Westka Interactive and published by Ubisoft Entertainment Software in August 2000 for Windows.

Plot and gameplay[edit]

The town of Senora has been taken over by the Dark Brotherhood, and it is the player's task to defeat the villains. Players explore the town, interact with characters, and gather information to advance the story. There are four available characters: a fighter, a thief, a magician, and a monk.[1]


The concept and story was development for over 12 years, and it was Westka's first international video game project.[2] A comic book based on the game was also released.[3] The game was dubbed into the Polish language for a Polish release.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Eurogamer said the game is confusing to play.[5] while Ray Ivey of Just Adventure was impressed by the game at E3, he said he was very disappointed by the final result.[6] Actiontrip praised the animations and settings.[7] Evolver felt it had an "exciting, challenging background story".[8] Mediabiz wrote Arcatera was a respectable game that showed that Germany was becoming a developer of impressive games.[9] Jeuxvideo felt it was a success mix between the adventure and roleplaying genres.[10] Gry Online decided that while the game had beautiful concept behind it, the final product was not attractive at all.[11] Actiontrip noted that the music was simple and uninspired.[12] GameCaptain felt the game's biggest problem was its persistent bugs.[13]


  1. ^ "Arcatera : The Dark Brotherhood". Eurogamer. 8 September 2000. Retrieved 23 October 2020.
  2. ^ IGN Staff (24 March 2000). "Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood". IGN. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Ubi Soft veröffentlicht Comic zu "Arcatera'". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Arcatera: Mroczne Bractwo - Gry PC - POLTERGEIST". (in Polish). Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Arcatera : The Dark Brotherhood". Eurogamer. 8 September 2000. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Review: Arcatera". 22 October 2002. Archived from the original on 22 October 2002. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Featuring Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Review at ActionTrip". 10 February 2001. Archived from the original on 10 February 2001. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Evolver Review - ARCATERA Die dunkle Bruderschaft". Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  9. ^ "GamesMarkt | Games | Arcatera - Die dunkle Bruderschaft-PC". (in German). Retrieved 10 March 2019.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ "Test Arcatera : La Confrerie Des Ombres sur PC". (in French). Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Arcatera: Mroczne Bractwo - Recenzja - Imperium gier - WP.PL". 22 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Arcatera: The Dark Brotherhood Review, Page 2". 10 September 2015. Archived from the original on 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  13. ^ "Arcatera | Test / Review (Seite 1) |". 22 July 2011. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2019.

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