Percentile Rank

Sorcery! Parts 1 and 2 is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 13 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 13 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

PCWorld
Unscored
Unscored
Feb 2, 2016

Inkle is fast becoming one of my favorite studios. 80 Days was excellent. Sorcery is much the same, forsaking the off-kilter Victorian Age for a more cliched land of swords and spells and knavery—and yet, by some combination of Inkle's own talents and Steve Jackson's original source, managing to wring some truly compelling ideas from the game's thin sword-and-board pretenses.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 12, 2016

Technical frustrations aside, this is a fantastic piece of work.

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Birth. Movies. Death.
Unscored
Unscored
Dec 4, 2013

inkle has two Sorcery! books down and two more to go. If there's anything to complain about it would be the wait between installments- the third book (The Seven Serpents) can't get here fast enough.

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Scored Reviews

Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 2, 2016

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! can seem like a small game, with a focused player able to get through the two included chapters of the quest for the Crown of Kings in a little more than three hours, but there's enough depth in the world to support two or three campaigns.

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TechRaptor
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2016

An immersive fantasy roleplaying experience with classic style and excellent presentation.

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RPG Fan
84%
RPG Fan

Top Critic

84%
Mar 21, 2016

If you like choose your own adventures, this is for you.

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Destructoid
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 12, 2016

By wrapping classical adventure writing in a thoroughly modern play experience, inkle have turned Sorcery! into a great testament to the power and place of text in gaming's canon.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 11, 2016

Sorcery smartly updates only the gameplay side of its source material, allowing the original writing to shine through. Though likely too simplistic for hardcore gamers, players looking for a quiet, absorbing role-playing experience will find much to enjoy.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

7 / 10
Feb 2, 2016

Sorcery! Parts 1 & 2 has a great story through and through, and the weight of the various choices and potential outcomes does, indeed, feel very heavy and involved. If nothing else, this will be worthwhile to play purely as a story. However, its short length is its real weak point, as the adventure will be over too soon, but at least there is the chance to try all of the various other paths to add some longevity.

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The Escapist
Feb 15, 2016

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! Is an interesting digital implementation of a pencil and paper gamebook.

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GameGrin
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2016

When it comes to gameplay, Sorcery! won't be taxing for anyone. While the melee and magic combat don't shine on their own, they support the text adventure side of the game well, breaking up the extended periods of reading. Doesn't try to be an epic adventure, and will entertain over an afternoon.

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We Got This Covered
Feb 2, 2016

Sorcery! Parts 1 & 2 is an enjoyable enough attempt to recreate the gamebook experience and, as such, is more suitable to players familiar with the format and its inherent limitations, or those that are more interested in following a well-written fantasy than exploring a fictional world.

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MonsterVine
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Feb 2, 2016

Sorcery! Parts 1 and 2 is the reincarnation of a classic game from a classic era. While the new polish is inspiring and makes it much more more accessible to a newer audience, there are still a number of issues that arise from its dated design.

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