Must Play - Dolmen


By Paul Hunter

Here's another game high on my 'must-play' list: Dolmen, the new third-person action RPG in a unique horror sci-fi setting, from Prime Matter and Massive Work Studio. The companies recently announced that Dolmen is launching on May 20, 2022, for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Pre-orders for the game are on now.

Why I'm so hyped for this game is because of its awesome looking cosmic setting combined with its challenging Soulslike gameplay that mixes melee combat with ranged weapons. Having just beat Elden Ring and Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, I'm ready and excited to tackle my next brutally challenging game. I'm also a big fan of the horror genre, so Dolmen is certainly hitting all the right notes for me.

From what I've seen so far, Dolmen has an elaborate upgrade system and a huge range of gear for your chest, hands, legs and head to really customize your character to your liking. You can also imbue your weapon with elemental properties to exploit enemy weaknesses and cause status effects. Graphically, Dolmen looks like quite a stunner as well, another reason I can't wait to dive in.

Coinciding with the game's release, the team behind Dolmen has released a new trailer showcasing the co-operative and multiplayer modes. The game supports up to four players online, cool! Here's the launch trailer so you can take a look:

I think Dolmen is looking great and I can't wait to play soon. If you want to know more about the game, including the day one bonuses, here are the official description and features from the publisher:

About Dolmen:

Set in a sci-fi universe where humanity has colonized several star systems using space travel, technology, and genetic manipulation to adapt to the conditions, Dolmen has players battling across a distant planet - Revion Prime - trying to unravel a mystery of alien species, corrupt corporations, and unknown dimensions.

Dolmen casts players onto a hostile alien world known as Revion Prime. Your job? Bring back samples of a crystal with particularly unique properties; the so-called "Dolmen". These crystals are capable of allowing interaction between realities, revolutionising space exploration and changing the known world forever.

Day One Rebel Set:

The Day One Edition contains numerous unique items for players, enhancing their journey across Revion Prime. Created by genetically modified humans – the so-called Xenospecies – the gear helps the user adapt to the rigors of space. The Rebel Set contains a full set of armor, a sword, and an axe; ideal for dispatching your enemies and keeping you safe from harm.

Key Features:
  • Dynamic Combat. In Dolmen you will grow stronger with each battle! Experience a rich combat system with various weapons and moves at your disposal. Switch natively between melee and ranged combat to overcome the most challenging enemies Revion Prime has to offer.
  • Energy Mode. Energy management is key to victory in Dolmen.Energy is not only used for ranged weapons, but also for activating "Energy Mode"."Energy Mode" imbues your melee weapons with elemental status effects, letting you take full advantage of your enemy's weaknesses.
  • Discover a mysterious planet. A devastated, darkly beautiful world is waiting to be explored. Will you find all the secrets that Revion Prime has to offer? Or will this cruel world push you to the brink of death?
  • A challenge awaits. Surviving is the last thing this world wants you to do. Will you see your timeline erased or will you overcome the challenge that awaits you?.
  • Encounter gruesome bosses. Revion Prime offers a plethora of gruesome monstrosities that will put your skills to the test.