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Legendary cover
Spark Unlimited
North America Gamecock Media Group
Europe Atari
Digital SouthPeak Games
Unreal Engine 3
Release dates
Windows November 18, 2008
Metacritic 50
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres FPS
Art styles Realistic
Themes Contemporary, Europe, North America, Supernatural
Legendary on HowLongToBeat
Legendary on IGDB
Legendary on MobyGames
Legendary on Wikipedia


GameSpy online services have been shut down (see Network for solutions).

Key points

Online multiplayer no longer works due to the GameSpy servers being shut down.[1]
Game lacks an FPS limiter and cause physics problems at frame rates higher than 60 FPS.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Requires online activation
SecuROM 7 and SecuROM PA DRM.
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DRM details are not known
Green Man Gaming
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DRM-free after installation through Steam client (notes may include more details)
Does not check for Steam client.[2]

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro videos[2]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\PandoraEngine.ini.
  2. Change all StartupMovies instances to ;StartupMovies
  3. Save the changes. The game will now go directly to the main menu.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/16730/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Checkpoints\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/16730/pfx/[Note 1]
PDA data is stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Legendary\PandoraGame\SaveData\; it is not needed for loading saves but tracks collectibles across all play-throughs.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Requires enabling backup of the Documents folder in OneDrive on all computers.
Steam Cloud


Video settings.
Video settings.
General settings.
General settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Use Legendary FOV changer.
Toggle with Alt+ Enter. Mouse not captured by the game's window.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See Anisotropic filtering (AF).
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Disabled by default; see Vertical sync (Vsync).
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Exceeding 60 FPS will cause the elevator bug in the final level of the game.
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Anisotropic filtering (AF)

Enable anisotropic filtering
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\PandoraEngine.ini.
  2. Change MaxAnisotropy= to the desired value.
  3. Save the changes.

Vertical sync (Vsync)

Vsync can not be set directly in PandoraEngine.ini due to PandoraCompat.ini overriding it.
Enable Vsync[2]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\PandoraCompat.ini
  2. Change each occurrence of UseVsync=False to UseVsync=True
  3. Save the changes. Revert to disable Vsync again.


Input settings.
Input settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
The arrow keys and many of the keys surrounding them (including PageUp, PageDown, and the symbols keys) cannot be bound to commands. See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Smoothing is enabled by default; see Mouse smoothing.
Mouse sensitivity
MouseSensitivity= in PandoraInput.ini
Mouse input in menus
Stray clicks modify menu options.
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
XInput controllers only; other controllers spin the camera constantly.
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Choice of presets only.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
PlayStation controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Generic/other controllers
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Digital movement supported
Simultaneous controller+KB/M


Manually assigning keybindings[3]
  1. Key bindings are stored in %USERPROFILE%\Documents/My Games/Legendary/PandoraGame/Config/PandoraInput.ini
  2. PandoraInput.ini contains many duplicate keybinding instructions. The fourth set of keybindings are the actual ones used in-game. This is most easy to spot if you've already made some keybinding changes using the in-game menu.

Mouse smoothing

Disable mouse smoothing[2]
  1. Open %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\PandoraInput.ini.
  2. Change bEnableMouseSmoothing=true to bEnableMouseSmoothing=false
  3. Save the changes.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Master volume only. Can only disable music.
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language for retail versions can be forced by changing Language= parameter in %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Legendary\PandoraGame\Config\PandoraEngine.ini.
Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Use Language=INT
Retail only; use Language=FRA
Retail only; use Language=DEU; download for digital release.
Retail only. Language files are available.
Retail only; use Language=ITA
Brazilian Portuguese
Fan translation; Gamevício.
Retail only; Download.
Retail only; use Language=ESN
Retail only.


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
GameSpy services have been shut down;[4] see GameSpy for workarounds.

VR support

3D modes State Notes
User created game profile, see vorpx forum profile introduction.

Issues fixed

Game starts at system startup

This is caused by the Legendary applet being active on Logitech LCD keyboards (G13, G19, etc.)[5]
Disable Legendary LCD applet[6]
  1. Open Logitech Gaming Software 7.x.
  2. Go to the LCD button on the bottom bar.
  3. Disable the Legendary applet.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer GameSpy GameSpy servers have been shut down.[1]

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP SP2, Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.0 GHz Single Core
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 6200
ATI Radeon 9600


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/16730/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (16730) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.