Eight Classic D&D RPGs Returning to PC This Month
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace, DeathKeep, Fantasy Empires, and even more D&D video game classics are coming to PC later this month.
Gaming publisher SNEG announced they will be releasing eight long abandoned retro D&D RPG classics on Steam and GOG. This is the first time some of these games have gotten any attention in over 25 years!
We’ve covered a ton of retro D&D video games like DungeonHack and Pool of Radiance. So we’re obviously very excited to see these games get some attention somewhere other than abandonware sites.
Fly into the world of Krynn in the first-ever dragon combat simulator! This game has 20 missions of intercepting dragons, destroying enemy ships, and protecting the forces of good.
Along the way, you’ll be ranking up your dragons, gaining new magic items, and making your menagerie of dragons more powerful while also getting even better dragons!
Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace (1992)
Spelljammers are magical ships that are capable of traversing the Realmspace to reach brand-new worlds. In Pirates of Realmspace, you’ll visit eight planets for exploration and trade.
Travel to these new worlds in first-person flight combat and engage in tactical combat as you slowly unravel the terrible conspiracy that would be the very end of Realmspace itself!
Fantasy Empires (1993)
You are the ruler of your fledgling kingdom with one solitary goal: domination. Through magic, cunning, or good ol’ brute force you’ll conquer your neighbors during real-time combat.
Form alliances, build your army, hire and train heroes to send on quests, and manage your resources to become the sole ruler of the land. Before someone else does it first!
Find your way deep into the dungeon of the evil Necromancer in this first-person adventure with fully 3D environments.
Fight with brain and brawn through 25 dungeons filled with traps, puzzles, and 30 different types of monsters!
Heroes of the Lance (1988)
This and all of the remaining titles are part of the Silver Box Classic D&D video game collection. Based on the Dragonlance book, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, you descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal.
Your party of eight Heroes of the Lance will traverse the side-scrolling adventure in a maze-like city of doors.
Dragons of Flame (1989)
Set between Heroes of the Lance and Shadow Sorcerer, Dragons of Flame is very similar to Heroes of the Lance.
You’ll choose from 10 playable characters and equip a sword and spell to defeat trolls, undead, griffins, and, of course, dragons.
War of the Lance (1989)
The evil Highlord Dragon Armies must be stopped! It’s up to you to command your own army and heroes to win the day.
Send your heroes on quests to retrieve powerful magic items, send diplomats to secure aid, and send your armies to the battlefield to keep your lands safe.
Shadow Sorcerer (1991)
Following the story of Dragons of Flame, in Shadow Sorcerer you shepherd freed slaves through the wilderness and to safety before the Red Dragon Army catches up to you.
A mix of real-time tactical combat and strategic diplomatic gameplay put danger around every corner. It’s up to you to make sure all your followers can find refuge somewhere out there in the world.
These games will all be released on Steam and GOG later this month. So keep an eye (of the beholder) out for that!