Dark Ages: Volume 1 - Prince of Destiny

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Dark Ages: Volume 1 - Prince of Destiny

DOS - 1991

Alt name Dark Ages
Year 1991
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Platform
Publisher Apogee Software, Ltd.
Developer Scenario Software
Perspective Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.57 / 5 - 7 votes

Description of Dark Ages: Volume 1 - Prince of Destiny

Dark Ages is one of the earliest shareware platformers published by Apogee, and one that is among their worst.

The plot: you are the prince and heir to the land's greatest kingdom. Garth, a wizard of immense power and greed, banished you as a child to far away while he ran the kingdom with an iron hand. Needless to say, you have grown into a master fighter, and has now returned to your kingdom to defeat Garth and claim your birthright to the throne.

The game, like numerous other Apogee titles, is a side-scrolling platform action game. The difference between Dark Ages and Apogee classics such as the Commander Keen series, however, is that it is much more boring, easy, and very short. It will probably take an average gamer 2-3 hours at most to beat the game; veteran gamers will definitely be able to finish it in under an hour. Lackluster EGA graphics and choppy animations don’t make it better, either.

A very disappointing game in all aspects ... I would have given this a Real Dog tag if not for the one redeeming fact that controls are simple and easy to pick up. Thumbs down for this one.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

BananaJane 2023-08-07 1 point

It was in the 3D realms collection but half the games in the collection are missing now

wariodude128 2020-09-17 3 points

Dark Ages on Steam is currently not on sale. The store page is there, but no price allowing you to purchase the game exists. Therefore, I say this volume and the ones following it are indeed abandonware. That is unless and until Steam allows you to buy it once more. There are reviews, which suggest you could buy it for a time, but no more.

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