Grim Dawn’s latest expansion “Forgotten Gods” launched just over a week ago. The Forgotten Gods DLC is currently $15.99 on Steam, though it also requires for you to own both the Grim Dawn base game and its previous expansion “Ashes of Malmouth”. In this Grim Dawn Forgotten Gods review we’ll be going over the pros and cons of the latest Grim Dawn expansion and ultimately, is it worth a buy.
Grim Dawn is a very popular game within the ARPG genre, especially for Path of Exile and Diablo players as it is a high quality and rather cheap game that will offer endless amounts of fun because there is a whole lot of content and different character builds for you to try out. The Forgotten Gods DLC expands the content even more: Shattered Realms, the Oathkeeper class, Rune Fragments, a massive new Story Chapter, Four Factions and many other new things!
As we mentioned previously, Forgotten Gods improves the gameplay in a lot of new aspects. New Devotions and an additional mastery class (Oathkeeper) allow for a variety of new theorycrafted builds. The new runes add mobility spells which make the combat feel much smoother as you’ll be able to clear packs faster and progress quicker as well. Because Grim Dawn’s combat system always tries to overwhelm the player with enemies, mobility skills come in handy at all times. Shattered realms are infinite dungeons which scale with depth (the more you play, harder they become) and while you go deeper and deeper into the shattered realms you’ll have less time to clear them. Lastly, new sand based environments and enemies are just icing on the cake.
There are plenty of new QoL features: you can now transfer money from one character to another, transmute one set piece into another set piece and there’s a lootfilter which you can configure in the bottom left corner of your screen. The lootfilter will allow you to hide items that you don’t want (for example white gear) which will remove clutter on your screen and make looting a lot less tedious.
Like with the base Grim Dawn game and Ashes of Malmouth Expansion, Forgotten Gods features a phenomenal soundtrack with a very catchy main theme and a great track during the last boss fight. The graphics are still the same as there aren’t many ways to improve them due to Grim Dawn running on a Titan Quest engine, though after you’ve played for a bit you might actually love the graphics as they remind of Diablo 2 a lot!
Additionally, if you like reading lore in forms of notes and diary entries there’s plenty of things to discover from the Forgotten Gods expansion. And picking different witch factions makes a difference in terms of special quests and dialogue options.
If you’re burnt out from the Path of Exile Synthesis League or Diablo 3 and you’ve never tried out Grim Dawn, you’re in for a treat! As a PoE and Diablo player myself, I’ve found that Grim Dawn Forgotten Gods has a lot of content that will keep you busy for a while and on top of that you will also get rewarded for your grinding unlike with other ARPGs out there. Forgotten Gods has modest pricing for the amount of content it has to offer and it’s definitely worth it if you don’t mind the rather outdated graphics and clunky multiplayer.