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Anvil of Dawn

DOS - 1995

Alt name 黎明之砧
Year 1995
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, Netherlands, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Action RPG, Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Turn-based
Publisher New World Computing, Inc., Softgold Computerspiele GmbH
Developer DreamForge Intertainment, Inc.
Perspective 1st-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on current version
4.4 / 5 - 38 votes

Description of Anvil of Dawn

Definitely a "return to form" for Dreamforge after a string of disappointing RPGs, Anvil of Dawn is an RPG masterpiece that's sadly ignored despite winning CGW's "RPG of the Year" award.

In this first-person solo RPG, your mission is to find the source of evil warlock's power and cast it into the magical anvil. As with earlier DreamForge adventure/RPG offerings, Anvil of Dawn is not ground-breaking but will slowly draw you in with excellent writing and gameplay. The ability to meet up with the other four characters you didn't pick, and alternate endings for each character is a nice touch that add much replayability to this already solid RPG.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most underrated RPGs ever made-- and arguably a better RPG than Interplay's overhyped Stonekeep. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Crossman 2024-01-25 0 point

This game, besides all the awesome features it has like character voices and an infinite amount of potions and resources, has the highest replayability value I have ever seen in a game, where if you go back to the two previous maps the monsters respawn and the treasures also, I mean like, if nobody maxes out on their skills and abilities in this game is not because it's not possible, it's because the player doesn't want to.

Naniyue 2020-08-21 0 point

Required playing for lovers of DOS RPGs! Superior graphics, music, and above all, ATMOSPHERE! You really feel like doom is just waiting to fall upon you.

Truador 2018-06-16 0 point

Easter egg. When you finally defeat the king, the queen takes you to her chamber and... Cool.

man 2016-11-09 0 point

Has anyone had a problem where the characters wont select? If so try re downloading the game. I had this problem, and that fixed it, so I figured I would share. I think it has to do with a save file being corrupted or something like that.

azerty 2014-02-12 -2 points DOS version


Tux 2013-10-05 3 points DOS version

Seriously, this game was innovative, especially for its genre. The puzzles are standard fare, but the bestiary, the lore, and the magic system are phenomenal. There are monsters unique to the game that are likely to haunt your dreams later, instead of just your typical "goblins/skeletons" mix. Highly recommended here as well.

hd 2012-10-19 3 points DOS version

This game is highly underrated. Beat it years ago when it came out and never understood the lack of hype then or now.

Licurg 2012-05-02 2 points DOS version

An excellent game, i highly recommend it.

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