Hard to Be a God: ABOUT

Official site of the game

Developer: Burut Creative Team
Publisher: Nobilis
Publisher in Russia: Akella
Genre: RPG / 3D /3rd Person
Status: the game is in sale from the 8th of February, 2008
Russian status: the game is in sale from the 19th of October, 2007


    The action of this RPG «Hard to Be a God”,the game is based on the book of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, takes place after 2 years after the events described in the story. The conflict between the monks and the Greys grows into a total civil war “all against all”. They divide the zones of influence. Gentry is split up, there is no any central governance at all. Arkanar separates from the Empire; the Empire decides to influence the situation. To begin with, it tries to clear up the situation at the scene, sending spies into Arkanar, one of the spies is the main hero – the graduate from a secret Academy of Reconnaissance. His task is to penetrate the kingdom of Arkanar to get rid of the rebellion initiator and gather some information about a mysterious Rumata Estorian.

    A young secret-service agent is strong, sly and possesses outstanding intellect. He is a real professional in negotiations as well as in battles. But current events, taking place in the kingdom, every day undermine confidence in his own strength.

    Highly-developed civilization of Earthmen has been watching Arkanar for a very long period of time and gets in contact with the agent, who has to complete a set of tasks of state significance. He gets the access to the highest technologies and inventions. Our hero becomes a real God for such a wild, suffering from trouble times Arkanar. ButisitsoeasytobeaGod?

  • A unique Universe of the book by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky “Hard to Be a God”;
  • Deep story line and well worked over dialogues;
  • More than 300 unique and fully recorded characters;
  • Horses – not just a vehicle but a real help in a battle;
  • The contrast between high technologies and the Middle Ages;
  • Role system. The attitude towards the character depends on his social role;
  • Realistic surrounding: weather effects, change of day and night;
  • Nonlinearity of passing and completing the tasks.

Minimal system requirements:

  • Windows XPsp2
  • Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • Video card with support of DirectX 9.0 with 128 MB
  • 2 GB of free disc space on the hard drive
  • DVD-Rom
  • Sound card
  • Keyboard, mouse

Recommended system requirements:

  • Windows XPsp2
  • Pentium 4 3.0 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Video card with support of DirectX 9.0 with 256 MB
  • 2 GB of free disc space on the hard drive
  • DVD-Rom
  • Sound card
  • Keyboard, mouse

More detailed information about the game is on the official site.