Legend of Grimrock

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Official Overview

Legend of Grimrock is a dungeon crawling role playing game with an oldschool heart but a modern execution. A group of prisoners are sentenced to certain death by exiling them to the secluded Mount Grimrock for vile crimes they may or may not have committed. Unbeknownst to their captivators, the mountain is riddled with ancient tunnels, dungeons and tombs built by crumbled civilizations long perished now. If they ever wish to see daylight again and reclaim their freedom the ragtag group of prisoners must form a team and descend through the mountain, level by level.

The game brings back the oldschool challenge with highly tactical real-time combat and grid-based movement, devious hidden switches and secrets as well as deadly traps and horrible monsters. Legend of Grimrock puts an emphasis on puzzles and exploration and the wits and perception of the player are more important tools than even the sharpest of swords could be. And if you are a hardened dungeon crawling veteran and you crave an extra challenge, you can arm yourself with a stack of grid paper and turn on the Oldschool Mode which disables the luxury of the automap! Are you ready to venture forth and unravel the mysteries of Mount Grimrock?

Release information

Legend of Grimrock was available for preorder on GOG.com from the 27th of March up until the time of its release. The game was made available promptly at 17:00GMT on April 11th 2012.

Grimrock was updated to version 1.1.4 (installer version on the 20th of April. The update added quick save / quick load, custom portraits and various other bug fixes and improvements. The updated installer also uses a better compression engine and is thus 100MB smaller than the original[1].

Patches and Modifications

Official Patches


Modifications will be available once the editing tools for Legend of Grimrock are released to the public.

Known Issues

GOG Trivia

  • Legend of Grimrock is the second GOG.com product to be released on the site for pre-order, the first being The Witcher 2.
  • Legend of Grimrock was the first game to include the version number in its setup filename. After the release of Legend of Grimrock, all new GOG releases followed this convention, possibly linked to the new update handling introduced into the official GOG Downloader.



  1. Explaination why patch requires a redownload of the entire game