Journey to the Past with DARKLANDS

Darklands Box

While there are many well known and much appreciated computer based RPGs, one of my favorite classic games seems little mentioned in discussions that I have with today’s young gamers. Today’s gamer has likely heard of the Gold Box D&D games, BARD’S TALE, or MASTERS OF MAGIC — and all of them are worthy of playing even today — but too few know the wonder that was DARKLANDS. I cannot tell you how many hours I spent wandering medieval Germany on quests as I tried to beat this game, only to discover that you cannot really “beat” it. The game was one of the most immersive games of its era and you can buy a copy at GOG for a mere $5.99.

 

 

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