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Games part of the Eye of the beholder series

The Eye of the Beholder series is a renowned collection of first-person dungeon-crawling role-playing games (RPGs) developed by Westwood Studios and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI) in the 1990s. The series takes its name from the iconic creature "Beholder" featured in the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

The gameplay in the Eye of the Beholder series revolves around exploring labyrinthine dungeons, solving puzzles, battling monsters, and uncovering a rich storyline. Players create a party of adventurers, customizing their characters with different races, classes, and abilities. The games feature a real-time, grid-based movement system, allowing players to navigate through the dungeons, interact with objects, and engage in combat.

The original game, "Eye of the Beholder", was released in 1991 for MS-DOS and became a hit among RPG enthusiasts. It presented a captivating storyline involving the city of Waterdeep, which is plagued by a mysterious evil force. Players must explore the sewers and catacombs beneath the city to discover the truth and put an end to the threat.

The Eye of the Beholder series was highly regarded for its atmospheric graphics, engaging gameplay, and immersive sound design. The games featured a variety of monsters, traps, and puzzles, which required both combat skills and problem-solving abilities from the players. The inclusion of iconic Dungeons & Dragons elements, such as spells, classes, and magical items, added to the series' appeal among fans of the tabletop game.
While the Eye of the Beholder series has not seen recent entries or remakes, it left a lasting legacy in the dungeon-crawling RPG genre. Its influence can be seen in subsequent games that adopted similar mechanics and themes.