Achilles: Legends Untold – Official FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of game is Achilles: Legends Untold?

Achilles: Legends Untold is an aRPG game in an isometric view based in the ancient Greece inspired world, where you take control of the hero Achilles and fight other great mythical warriors and beasts. Immerse yourself in real time combat, collect diverse weaponry and improve Achilles’ skills to beat the odds and fulfill your destiny.

What is the storyline of the game?

The game features our version of the myth about Achilles, taking place in the ancient Greece inspired world. The story focuses on the consequences of the Troyan war. We are playing as Achilles, fighting in Troy, dying, then returning (from the dead!) and trying to discover what has transpired. We see Greece after many years, conflicted and poorer. Achilles is initially lost, but slowly uncovers the truth about the past events. We meet the great king Agamemnon, his brother Menelaos and many others. We are tangled in a conflict connected even to the lord of the underworld. Based on the myth about Achilles we want to focus on the virtues like bravery, valor, destiny and honor. The game’s world is inhabited by people, animals, mythical creatures and a mix of various realistic and otherworldly locations.

What type of player is Achilles: Legends Untold for?

Achilles: Legends Untold is a game for fans of action-RPG titles with slow, thoughtful combat instead of button mashing. It features elements like collecting weapons, items, developing your character skills and stats in a way to best suit your playstyle.

How is the planned full version different from the Early Access version?

The full version of the game will include the full story of Achilles, along with two different endings depending on the player’s decisions. It will contain lots of new bosses, enemies and locations, but also improve upon the current content, expanding story quests and enhancing already available parts of the map. Achievements are also planned.

Who is developing Achilles: Legends Untold?

Dark Point Games, a small, young development studio based in Poland that’s made up of a team of 20 veterans with extensive experience in the industry, actively working together since the year 2019. This is a forge of creativity where we unleash our ambition to create high-quality video games.

Does the game have difficulty levels?

There are two difficulty levels available at the moment. The main differences are the damage received, the enemies’ aggressiveness and the Group AI Action (GAIA) group’s attack settings. On easier mode we’re also more agile, roll and break the attacks more easily.

What is GAIA and what does it mean?

GAIA (Group AI Actions) is an innovative AI behavior system that allows the enemies to cooperate in (non-scripted) realistic and surprising ways. The AI will adapt to your fighting style and attack you together with the other enemies, for example by jumping off each other’s shields to surprise you from above, or even use the environment. You’ll have to react to enemy tactics and count on your cleverness to get the upper hand.

Can we change the difficulty of the game as we go along?

Since the implementation of save slots (0.4.0 – Spider Cave Update) it’s not possible.

Is there a skill tree in the game?

Yes, there is a skill tree where we will unlock new actions to perform during combat, develop the main character’s passive skills and increase stats.

What is used to level up the character? Is there some currency (like souls), or is it just simple skill/attribute points?

Currently there is “fate” to gather and exchange for skill points, though the system will change in the upcoming update. Here’s the planned final version: during gameplay you will earn XP points and coins for defeating enemies. This can be used to unlock skills from the skill tree – each successive skill unlocked increases the cost of the next; or you can upgrade weapons at Hephaestus’ workshop.

Will character classes be available in the game?

No, there are no classes to choose from, nor the character creation. We want to tell a story of a particular, mythical warrior – Achilles.

Will there be “legendary” types of weapons and gear the players can get?

Acquired gear has a rarity stat (common, rare, epic, mythic) with higher rarity gear requiring more uncommon crafting materials to upgrade their stats. Basic materials are dropped randomly from regular enemies and destructibles, and higher-tier materials can be obtained by hunting down mythic creatures and defeating bosses or minibosses.

What type of defensive options are available to the player?

Dodge, dodge roll, blocking, and parrying. Additionally, dedicated items can increase resistance to particular types of damage.

What is the size of the world and the locations?

The Early Access version features a Troy level, which is a tutorial and an introduction to the Story – it’s entirely linear and relatively short. Upon completion, players will travel to the map of Greece, which is much larger and has a more open structure. From there, players will visit a few large sub-locations (city of Mycenae, Mountain Fortress inside the corrupted volcano) as well as several smaller locations (challenge rifts, abandoned basements, caves and palaces). For the full release we plan to expand the world to explore.

Are enemies dead for good once you’ve killed them, or do they respawn after a while?

Most of the enemies respawn after the hero’s death, but for example bosses stay defeated.

Will there be quests available?

There are main and side quests in Achilles: Legends Untold. The story will be expanded for the full release.

How long is the playing time?

We assume that for the average player, the game will take about 10-12 hours in Early Access and about 20-30 hours in the full version.

Does the game have one ending or more?

During the game, you can choose one of two paths that will lead you to a different end of the story.

How is replayability? Does the game have a definitive end once you are done with the story, or can you keep playing it without starting over from zero?

Currently there is a New Game Plus option in Early Access – you can start the campaign once again, keeping your unlocked skills and collected items. When you kill bosses you have a kill/save option that gives different rewards, so it’s an option worth trying out.

Does the game have a multiplayer mode?

Currently, the game has a rough co-op mode for two players. We’re working on the possible final version and will deliver co-op in some form.

Can player one use a keyboard and mouse, and player 2 use a gamepad? Or do two players use gamepads?

Currently, our game supports online co-op only – there is no ‘split-screen’ option on a single computer yet. When playing co-op, players can choose the controlling device as they please.

Is an internet connection required to play Achilles: Legends Untold?

An internet connection is not required to play Achilles: Legends Untold solo.

On which platforms is the game available?

For now, the game is only available on PC through Steam and Epic Games Store (with GOG release plans). Once the full game is released, it will be ported to Xbox Series X/S, XBOX ONE, PS4 and PlayStation 5 consoles. There are also plans to optimize it for Steam Deck.

When will the full version of the game be released?

The full version of the game is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2023 both on consoles and on PC.

Will there be DLC for the game?

Achilles: Legends Untold will be expanded with new free content after the premiere of the full version of the game. Additionally, there are two DLCs available already – the full soundtrack and the digital files for 3D print of the Achilles model.

What are the minimal requirements for Achilles: Legends Untold?

  • Info: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i3-8100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 4GB / AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB

Does the game support DLSS or FSR 2 to assist in maintaining high FPS?

Yes, we do have both technologies implemented.

Will there be a manual save? Or is it a constant auto-save?

The game saves automatically during play and when exiting. Your position on the map is remembered, so you can pick up exactly where you left off – not at the nearest checkpoint.

What about the OST of the game? Is it original? As a collector, will I be able to download or buy it?

Original soundtrack from Achilles: Legends Untold was created by award-winning game music composers, the creators of The Witcher, The Witcher 2, Bulletstorm and Green Hell. It currently features ten tracks of original music. It can be purchased on Steam.

Does the game support Steam features?

Achilles: Legends Untold has a set of collectable Steam cards that you can later exchange for badges and tradable Steam community items. In addition to Trading Cards, we also provide sets of items for the Steam Points Shop, with which you’ll be able to personalize your profile in the mythical style. Upon the game’s full release, we’re also planning to introduce the achievements system. There is also save support enabled by the Steam Cloud.

Will there be any additional payments in the game?

There won’t be any microtransactions – even cosmetics ones – or any loot boxes, hidden payments, etc. Everything in the game can be unlocked by playing the game.

Can I get a free game code in exchange for a review?

If you are a creator, reviewer, or curator, write us an e-mail. Please do not forget to submit the links to your social media channels so that we can do the necessary analysis.

In which languages is Achilles: Legends Untold available?

Available languages are: Polish, English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Spanish Latin, Portuguese – Brazil, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese. The full audio is in English.

People at what age is the game intended for?

Achilles: Legend Untold is a game for people with the PG-16 designation.

I am vision impaired, and I mostly play on larger screens. Will there be a zoom function for the game?

We added accessibility features to tweak the experience to the user’s needs. The game features an option to adjust cursor, rebind all in-game actions on a keyboard and the controller and supports various targeting methods during combat (target lock, aim to assist, attack/dodge to cursor).

What resolution does Achilles: Legends Untold support?

Game supports up to 4K resolutions, and is playable in fullscreen, windowed, and borderless windowed mode. On ultrawide resolutions (eg. 2560×1080) field of view might be smaller than on the standard 16:9.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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