Abandonware DOS title

Darklands

Darklands was a unique historical isometric RPG that mixed real historical data from medieval Germany during the 15th century with a touch of folklore and fantasy. Unfortunately it was also the only Microprose RPG of that kind and beauty. The original game box contained a huge manual with info on european folklore (including the lives of saints) and a beautiful paper map. The gameplay is open ended and the player is free to complete quests, follow the storyline or simply wander and combat. 
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3.95 / 5.00 (82 votes)

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Computer Gaming World (1992): "Darklands started out with a good idea, and had some interesting aspects. Unfortunately, between design problems (some of which I didn’t have room to mention) and bugs, the game ultimately brings little or no satisfaction when “finished.” This is a shame, since Darklands might have been one of the great ones. Instead, it turns out to he a game more to be avoided than anything else."

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An Amiga version of Darklands was considered but the game was judged as too large to be played from a floppy disk and the potential market of hard disk equipped Amigas was not large enough.

At least one third-party commercial character editor was advertised for Darklands.

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Status: NOT abandonware
Input: keyboard, mouse
Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom
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