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The best dark fantasy games

A subgenre of Fantasy, Dark Fantasy is a grim version of the popular genre. Dark Fantasy games usually involve one or more of the following: a darker scenery like a serious medieval Germany (Darklands), evil antagonists and mobs like demons or zombies (think about Diablo), gruesome deaths and serious themes, sometimes bordering horror.

Most popular dark fantasy games

Wrath of the Demon
action-adventureDOS
Shadowgate
adventureDOS, Windows 3.x, Mac OS
Ecstatica
action-adventureDOS
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Heretic

DOS1994protecteddemo4.3/5 Raven Software
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Blackthorne

DOS19944.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
Blackthorne is a sci-fi / fantasy abandoned action platform game designed by Ronald Millar, developed by Blizzard Entertainment (yes, the creators of Diablo and World of Warcraft) and was released by Interplay Productions in 1994 for DOS and Mac. Blackthorne was also published for SNES, Sega 32X, Game Boy Advance and other systems.
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Hexen: Beyond Heretic

DOS1995protected4.2/5 Raven Software
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Witchaven

DOSWindows XP/98/951995protected4.2/5 Capstone
Witchaven is an abandoned fantasy first-person shooter (or "slasher", since you'll wield melee weapons) developed by Capstone and released by IntraCorp in 1995 for DOS and Windows. Witchaven includes RPG elements such as experience and leveling your character but it's primarily an action game with swords and spells.
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Wrath of the Demon

DOS19914.2/5 Abstrax
Wrath of the Demon is a fantasy action-adventure game developed by the Canadian company Abstrax and published by ReadySoft. The game was released in 1991 for the Amiga, Atari ST, and MS-DOS platforms, with a later release for the Commodore 64 in 1992. The game is set in a dark fantasy world where players take on the role of a hero on a quest t...
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Diablo

Windows XP/98/951996protecteddemo4.2/5 Blizzard Entertainment
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Ecstatica

DOS19944.1/5 Andrew Spencer Studios
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5
Ghosts 'n Goblins is an iconic arcade game developed by Capcom, first released in 1985. It’s widely remembered for its challenging gameplay and its distinct horror-fantasy aesthetic. This is a faithful remake.In Ghosts 'n Goblins, players assume the role of Sir Arthur, a brave knight on a perilous quest to rescue Princess Prin-Prin, who has b...
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Mageslayer

Windows XP/98/9519974.1/5 Raven Software
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Shadowgate

DOSWindows 3.xMac OS19884.1/5 ICOM Simulations
Shadowgate is an abandoned fantasy-themed adventure game developed by ICOM Simulations and released by Mindscape in 1988 for Macintosh, DOS, and also for Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, NES. Shadowgate uses the ICOM MacVenture engine (Deja Vu, Uninvited). Shadowgate was later remade in an enhanced version for Windows 3.1.
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Darklands

DOSLinuxWindows XP/98/95Mac OS1992protected4/5 MicroProse Software
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 live...
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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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The Temple of Elemental Evil

Windows XP/98/95Mac OS2003protected3.9/5 Troika Games
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Super Cauldron

DOS19923.9/5 Titus Interactive
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Satan

DOS19893.8/5 Dinamic Multimedia
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Dark Castle

DOS19873.8/5 Silicon Beach Software
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Inner Worlds

DOSLinux19963.7/5 Sleepless Software
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Wolfsbane

DOS19953.2/5 Midnight Software
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