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Game company profile: Westwood Studios

Westwood Studios was a prominent American video game developer and publisher that played a significant role in the history of the video game industry. Founded in 1985 by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle, the company was headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. Westwood Studios was known for its innovative and influential games, particularly in the real-time strategy (RTS) genre. 
Westwood Studios had a significant impact on the real-time strategy genre, setting standards for gameplay mechanics and storytelling that influenced many other games in the genre. The use of live-action video cutscenes became a hallmark of Westwood's games.
In 1998, Westwood Studios was acquired by Electronic Arts (EA), one of the largest video game publishers in the world. Unfortunately, Westwood Studios was eventually closed down by Electronic Arts in 2003, and many of its former employees went on to work on other projects. The closure marked the end of an era in the RTS gaming world.
Based in:
U.S.A. U.S.A.
Founded by:
Brett Sperry, Louis Castle
Established in:
1985
Closed in:
2003
Westwood Studios site:
Wiki page:
Westwood Studios

Games by Westwood Studios

A chronological list of games published or developed by Westwood Studios from 1988 to 2000 on Abandonware DOS for DOS, Windows, Linux or Mac.
  • battletech-the-crescent-hawk-s-inception
  • donald-s-alphabet-chase
    1988DOSpuzzle action puzzle
  • questron-2
    1988DOSrpgprotected
  • a-nightmare-on-elm-street
    1989DOSaction maze
  • hillsfar
    1989DOSrpgprotected action RPG
  • mines-of-titan
    1989DOSrpg first-person party-based RPG

    Mines of Titan (also known as Mars Saga for other platforms) is an abandoned single-player RPG with a sci-fi setting (you're going to Mars!). Mines of Titan was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1989 for DOS, Apple II and Commodore 64.

  • battletech-the-crescent-hawks-revenge
    1990DOSstrategy real-time tactics
  • circuit-s-edge
    1990DOSrpg interactive fiction

    Circuit's Edge is a single-player science fiction blend of adventure game and RPG, developed by Westwood Studios and released by Infocom in 1990. Circuit's Edge is based on George Alec Effinger's cyberpunk novel "When Gravity Fails".

  • dragon-strike
    1990DOSvehicle simulationprotected board game
  • eye-of-the-beholder-2-the-legend-of-darkmoon
    1991DOSrpgprotected first-person party-based RPG, dungeon crawl

    Eye of the Beholder 2: The Legend of Darkmoon is an old DOS fantasy RPG set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed by Westwood Studios and published by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1991. Eye of the Beholder 2 (also called EotB2) is one of the most popular party-based dungeon crawlers every released for PC.

  • eye-of-the-beholder
    1991DOSrpgprotected first-person party-based RPG, dungeon crawl
  • dune-ii-the-building-of-a-dynasty
    1992DOSstrategy real-time strategy

    Dune II, released in 1992, is a pioneering real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Set in the world of Frank Herbert's Dune, players command noble houses in a battle for control over the planet Arrakis. With base-building, resource management, and tactical combat, the game introduced key elements of the genre and influenced future RTS titles such as Starcraft, Warcraft and Red Alert.

  • legend-of-kyrandia
    1992DOSadventure point and click adventure

    The Legend of Kyrandia: Book One is the first installment in The Legend of Kyrandia series of point-and-click adventure games developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1992 for DOS, Amiga, Mac, etc.. The story revolves around Malcolm, who has seized power and turned Brandon's grandfather, Kallak, into stone. To save Kallak and the kingdom, Brandon must embark on a journey filled with puzzles, challenges, and interactions with various characters and creatures.

  • lands-of-lore-the-throne-of-chaos
    1993DOSMacrpgprotected dungeon crawl, first-person party-based RPG

    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 elements of real-time combat with traditional RPG mechanics. Players navigate a first-person perspective as they explore a fantasy world, engage in combat, solve puzzles, and interact with NPCs (non-player characters).

  • legend-of-kyrandia-2-hand-of-fate
    1993DOSadventure point and click adventure
  • legend-of-kyrandia-3-malcolm-s-revenge
    1994DOSadventure point and click adventure
  • the-lion-king
    1994DOSaction platform
  • command-amp-conquer
    1995DOSstrategyfreeware real-time strategy
  • command-amp-conquer-red-alert
    1996DOSstrategyfreeware real-time strategy

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1996. It is part of the Command & Conquer series and is set in an alternate history where World War II never occurred, leading to a different global conflict.The success of Red Alert led to several sequels, expansions, and even a remastered edition that was released in 2020, which updated the graphics and sound while preserving the classic gameplay.

  • blade-runner
    1997Windows XP/98/95Linuxadventureprotected point and click adventure

    Blade Runner is one of those point & click adventure games that somewhat manages to fully capture the spirit of a cult movie without copying the original plot. Fans of the Blade Runner movie will enjoy this game, even without Harrison Ford.

  • command-amp-conquer-sole-survivor
    1997Windows XP/98/95strategy real-time strategy
  • lands-of-lore-2-guardians-of-destiny
    1997DOSWindows XP/98/95rpgprotected
  • dune-2000
    1998Windows XP/98/95strategy real-time strategy

    Dune 2000 is an abandoned science fiction classic real-time strategy game based on the popular Dune franchise. The Dune "universe" took form in the books of science fiction writer Frank Herbert and went on to include movies, TV series, comics, and of course video games. Dune 2000 is one of the finest RTS of its era; it was developed by Westwood Studios and released by Virgin Interactive for PC in 1998 and features both single player and multi player game modes.

  • nox
    2000Windows XP/98/95Macrpgprotected action RPG