Project Magma

What is Myth?

In a time long past, the armies of the dark came again into the lands of men...

Myth Screenshot: The Stair of GriefMyth is a real time tactical game based on squad and unit management rather than resource gathering and expansion. Thanks to a realistic physics engine and meticulous unit balance, gameplay is highly varied and flexible. Your success or failure will be dictated by clear planning, an understanding of the terrain and an ability to mobilise your troops effectively; brute force alone will likely get you killed.

Set against the backdrop of an ancient cyclical struggle, Myth II tracks the progress of the forces of light in an epic crusade for survival. The wild lands and immersive history of Myth—influenced heavily by mythology and literature—provide an exquisite setting for the desperate battle to defeat Soulblighter's dark minions, and secure the fate of the world.

Myth Screenshot: Last Man on the HillYou can also play Myth online, both cooperatively and competitively. The faithful fan community that has sprung up around the game as a result, has produced an incredible array of 3rd party maps and add-ons that have further extended the life of the series. You can get involved too with the bundled mapmaking tools and community-run servers currently in operation.

How can I play Myth?

To get started with your first experience of Myth, download the free Myth II 1.8.0 Demo and fire up a new single player game.

Once you've had a taste of the carnage on offer, you'll want to try your hand online. You're actually already set up to play on Gate of Storms as a guest user, without having to register. So just open the Multiplayer Game menu, click "Server", pick Gate of Storms, choose your login name, team and colors, then click on the Login button without entering a password. For GoS, your login is your player name so type any login that is not registered and leave the password blank. If you are having problems entering Gate of Storms, read this page.

If you'd like to be able to have a custom name no one can use, keep track of your games, or post in the metaserver forums you'll need to register for an account. You can do that on the Gate of Storms Website.

Download the demo now:

Mac OS X Demo 82 MB
Windows Demo 71 MB
Linux (x86) Demo 70 MB

What's New?

Originally released by Bungie in 1997, Myth defined a completely new genre. However, with today's standards in hardware, the game has grown somewhat dated. With development now the responsibility of the community, Project Magma have brought Myth up to date. It's now playable on all current hardware and boasts some exciting new features that have hardly affected the system requirements.

Myth Screenshot: Blue and Grey

Download the Myth II 1.8.1 update:

(Note: The update is for the full game, not the demo.)

Mac OS X Installer 18 MB
Windows Installer 13 MB
Linux (x86) Installer 11 MB
Mac Classic Installer 17 MB

Noteworthy Changes

Here's a taste of the new features you can expect in Myth II 1.8.1: