Avernum is a turn-based isometric RPG set in a large open subterranean country. It is a remake of Spiderweb Software's classic Exile.


You have been cast down into the dark, volcanic pits of Avernum, filled with foul monsters, constant warfare, and thousands and thousands of your fellow prisoners. This is your punishment for not fitting in, for speaking out against the powers that be, for being an inconvenience to the government of the cruel Emperor Hawthorne. You have been sentenced to life imprisonment in the caverns, eventually to die there, forgotten and unmourned.

You as a player have to escape.

The game was part of a remake years later called Avernum: Escape from the Pit

Original System Requirements

Avernum requires either a PC or 100% compatible running Windows or a PowerPC Macintosh. Minimum system requirements: 10 MB free RAM, 20 MB hard drive space,800x600 screen resolution. 16 bit color strongly recommended. Avernum v2.0 runs natively under Macintosh OS X.

Steam System Requirements

  • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
  • Processor:1.6 GHz CPU
  • Memory:512 MB
  • Hard disk space:300MB
  • Video: OpenGL compliant graphics card
  • Sound:Sound card