Gaming Bits writes: "Risen is an action role-playing game that offers a tremendous amount of exploration, quests and character development for many hours of gameplay. It throws some of the traditional barriers of RPGs out (no inventory limits, no invisible walls and barely any loading screens). Players who demand the latest HD graphic visuals and action gameplay may not be impressed with what Risen has to offer. There are some technical pitfalls you may run into as well. What Risen offers best is many hours of gameplay, a unique approach to character development, some beautiful environments, and a story that grows on you throughout the game. Only the persistent will survive the quests and trials of Risen and truly feel a sense of accomplishment in the end."