Abandonware DOS title

First-person view party-based RPG

Party-based role-playing games with a first person perspective became popular after the release of Dungeon Master in 1989. Before Dungeon Master only a handful RPGs used first person, the Bard's Tale and Wizardry series among others. Dungeon Master managed to create a very neat user interface without sacrificing the gameplay. Some of the most popular first person perspective series are: Eye of the Beholder, the Wizardry series, Might and Magic.

Most popular first-person party-based RPG games

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Ancients 1: Deathwatch

DOS19913.8/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Ancients 2: Approaching Evil

DOS19943.9/5 Farr-Ware Software
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Betrayal at Krondor

DOS1993protected4/5 Dynamix
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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.
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Captive

DOS19923.9/5 Mindscape
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Crystals of Arborea

DOS19904.2/5 Silmarils
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Dark Designs 1: Grelminar's Staff

DOS19903.8/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Dark Designs 2: Closing the Gate

DOS19904/5 Softdisk Publishing
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Don't Go Alone

DOS19894/5 Sterling Silver Software
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Doomdark's Revenge

DOS19853.9/5 Beyond Software
Doomdark's Revenge is a strategy and role-playing video game developed by Mike Singleton and originally released in 1985 for DOS and various home computer systems, including the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Commodore 64. It is the sequel to the earlier game Lords of Midnight and is known for its unique combination of strategy, adventure, and story...
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Dragon Wars

DOS1990protected3.7/5 Interplay Productions
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Dungeon Master

DOS19924.2/5 FTL
Dungeon Master, released in 1987 by FTL for Atari ST and later for Amiga and DOS, is a classic dungeon-crawling role-playing game (RPG) that holds a special place in the hearts of many nostalgic gamers. Dungeon Master is considered the father of first-person, 3D, grid-based dungeon crawlers.
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Eye of the Beholder

DOS1991protected4.2/5 Westwood Studios
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Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon

DOS1991protecteddemo4.3/5 Westwood Studios
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is a first-person party-based role-playing game (RPG) developed by Westwood Associates and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was released in 1991 as a sequel to the successful "Eye of the Beholder" game.Set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, specifically the Forgotten Realms ...
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Eye of the beholder 3: Assault on Myth Drannor

DOS1991protected3.9/5 SSI Strategic Simulations Inc.
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Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard

DOS19944/5 Psygnosis
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Hired Guns

DOS19934.1/5 DMA Design
Hired Guns is an abandoned game developed by DMA Design and published by Psygnosis in 1993 for DOS and Amiga platforms. Hired Guns is a sci-fi RPG in which you control four mercenaries in four individual simultaneous first person sub-screens tasked with destroying all the bad guys from a single planet.
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Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom

DOS1994protecteddemo3.5/5 Silmarils
Ishar 2: Messengers of Doom is a role-playing video game developed and published by Silmarils, released in 1993. It is the sequel to Crystals of Arborea and the second installment in the Ishar series. Set in the fantasy world of Kendoria, the game follows the adventures of a group of adventurers as they journey across the land to defeat the evil so...
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Ishar 3: The Seven Gates of Infinity

DOS1994protected3.8/5 Silmarils
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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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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos

DOSMac1993protected4/5 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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Le Maitre Des Ames

DOS19873/5 UBI Soft
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Legend of Faerghail

DOS19903.9/5 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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Lords of Doom

DOS19904.1/5 Attic Entertainment Software
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Lords of Midnight

DOS1984remake3.8/5 Beyond Software
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Lords of Midnight: The Citadel

DOS19954.3/5 Maelstrom Games
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Menzoberranzan

DOS1994protected4/5 DreamForge Intertainment
Menzoberranzan is a old DOS fantasy first person perspective RPG developed by DreamForge Intertainment in 1994 from an original idea by John McGirk. Menzoberranzan setting is based on the Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms campaing setting. Menzoberranzan gameplay is party-based and class-based.
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Might and Magic 2: Gates to Another World

DOS19884/5 New World Computing
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World is a classic role-playing video game developed and published by New World Computing. It was originally released in 1988 for various home computer platforms, including the Apple II, MS-DOS, and Commodore 64. The game is part of the long-running Might and Magic series and is known for its deep gameplay, and ...
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Might and Magic 3: Isles of Terra

DOS1991protected4/5 New World Computing