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The best false 3D games

Before the first real 3D techniques started to become popular in RPGs, some developers used to "mimic" a 3D perspective without 3D technology. The RPG that popularized that kind of "false 3D" was Dungeon Master. Fake 3D environments were also widely used in SSI Goldbox RPGs and a few others.
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Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed

DOS1992protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is a CRPG developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. and released in 1992 for DOS only. Buck Rogers: Matrix Cubed is the sequel to Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday and it's based on a campaign setting created by TSR in the late 80s. The game uses the Gold Box engine, common to much of the RPGs developed by SSI.
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Might and Magic 3: Isles of Terra

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing
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Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19944/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Death Knights of Krynn

DOS1991protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of destiny

DOS1992protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Neverwinter Nights

DOS1991protected4/5 Beyond Software
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Spirit of Adventure

DOS19914/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Realms of Arkania 3: Shadows Over Riva

DOS1996protected4/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Amberstar

DOS19924/5 Thalion
Amberstar is a fantasy old school RPG very similar to Ultima 6 that uses a top-down view for interiors and small locations and a first person pseudo 3D view for everything else. Unfortunately, the sequel (called Ambermoon) was available for Amiga only and no version existed for DOS or Windows. Amberstar was developed and published by Thalion for DO...
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Legend of Faerghail

DOS19904/5 Electronic Design Hannover
Legend of Faerghail is a role-playing video game developed by Electronic Design Hannover and published by Rainbow Arts. It was released in 1990 for the Commodore 64, Amiga, and MS-DOS platforms. The game is set in the fantasy world of Faerghail, where the player controls a party of adventurers on a quest to defeat the evil sorcerer Daldras.The game...
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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

DOSMac OS1993protected4/5 Westwood Studios
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a classic role-playing video game released by Westwood Studios in 1993. It is the first installment in the Lands of Lore series and is known for its immersive gameplay, storyline, and impressive graphics for its time. Lands of Lore is an first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) that combines elemen...
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The Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight

DOS19884/5 Interplay Productions
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Curse of the Azure Bonds

DOS1989protected4/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Stonekeep

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1995protected4/5 Interplay Productions
Stonekeep is a first-person role-playing game (RPG) developed by Interplay Entertainment. It was released for MS-DOS in 1995 and later for other platforms such as Windows and Macintosh.The game is set in the fantasy world of Britannia, where the player takes on the role of a hero named Drake. The story revolves around the protagonist's quest to def...
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Ultima 2: Revenge of the Enchantress

DOS19834/5 Origin Systems
The second chapter of the Ultima saga is much similar to the first one (same top down visual, same dungeon 3d visual, same gameplay), although there are many small improvements. The series begins to take the shape of the detailed, deep, rpg saga that gamers will always remember.
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Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus

DOS19913.9/5 Horror Soft
Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is an abandoned horror adventure/RPG hybrid game with elements of dark fantasy, developed by Horror Soft and published by Accolade for DOS in 1991. Elvira 2: The Jaws of Cerberus is also part of the Elvira series of games, each of one based on the popular movie/TV personality Elvira.
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Might and Magic Book One: Secret of the Inner Sanctum

DOS19873.9/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum is a classic first-person role-playing video game (RPG) released in 1986 for DOS and other platforms. It was developed and published by New World Computing and designed by Jon Van Caneghem. This game is considered one of the pioneers of the RPG genre.
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The Legacy: Realm of Terror

DOSLinuxMac OS1993protected3.9/5 Magnetic Scrolls
The Legacy: Realm of Terror is a first-person view survival horror RPG set in the modern world, in a haunted house. The Legacy was developed by Magnetic Scrolls and published by MicroProse Software in 1993.
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Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord

DOS19813.9/5 Sir-tech Software
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord is a role-playing video game that was first released in 1981. It's one of the pioneering titles in the dungeon-crawling genre and one of the first computer role-playing games (CRPGs).Developed by Andrew C. Greenberg and Robert Woodhead, and published by Sir-Tech, Wizardry was initially released for the ...
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 Mindscape
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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The Third Courier

DOS19893.9/5 Manley Associates
The Third Courier is an abandoned (atypical) adventure / role playing game set in Berlin during the cold war era and, of course, it's a spy game. The Third Courier was developed by Manley Associates and released by Accolade in 1989 for DOS, but it was also published for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST platforms.
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Moraff's Dungeon of the Unforgiven

DOS19933.9/5 Moraffware
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Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.9/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Ishar: Legend of the Fortress

DOS1992protected3.8/5 Silmarils
Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is a first-person grid-based RPG developed by Silmarils and released in 1992 for DOS, Amiga and Atari ST. Ishar: Legend of the Fortress is the second game, part of the Ishar game series (the first being Crystals of Arborea). Ishar is a classic RPG like Wizardry or Might & Magic and it plays the same way, but the en...
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Galdregon's Domain

DOS19883.8/5 Pandora
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Shadow of Yserbius

DOS19933.8/5 Sierra On-Line
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Bloodwych

DOS19893.8/5
Bloodwych is an abandoned RPG set in the fantasy world of Trazere. Two players can play at the same time in split screen mode, a feature that was unusual at the time, especially for an RPG. Bloodwych was released in 1989 by Image Works for DOS, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum.