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DOS - 1989

Also released on: Amiga - Atari ST - FM Towns - Sharp X68000

Alt name ドラッケン
Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom (1989)
France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, United States (1990)
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Fantasy, Real-Time
Publisher Data East USA, Inc., Infogrames Europe SA
Developer Infogrames Europe SA
Perspectives 1st-Person, Side view, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.61
4.5 / 5 - 14 votes

Download extras files
Patch and fix available

Description of Drakkhen

Betrayal at Krondor is usually credited as the first RPG to use first-person, 3D landscape. But as you can see here that's definitely not the case: Drakkhen, released in the U.S. by MicroProse, was way ahead of its time in many ways.

It is a fun, "light" RPG which boasts gorgeous graphics (in VGA) that reflects the passage of time, cool weapons, and a decent plot that could have been better integrated into the vast gameworld.

Review By HOTUD

Thanks to Christopher Mumma for the custom config file and crack.

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Comments and reviews

Drake the Snake Matthews 2018-06-19 3 points

would love to see the SNES version. I love the soundtrack and layout.

Kingcluez 2017-09-03 1 point

I rented this game for the SNES back in like 1993 or something. This game was so much fun! I remember the dragons coming down and zapping us do death and yes, that dog head zapping lasers out its eyes! So much fun!

saxon 2016-05-28 -2 points DOS version

Wow, I don't understand how to play this game at all, seems likes you just stand there and get owned by random enemies... I hope there's a youtube tutorial...

drakkhen guru 2015-10-15 2 points DOS version

the "french" version of the game on your site is actually the international (european) version and can be played in french, english, italian, or german.

while this version only plays in up to 16 colors, it appears to have all the files and drivers to play in 256 color mode. My guess is something's wrong with the config.tat file which prevents it from loading the vga portion. I'm working on correcting the problem, but don't hold your breath...

AOD 2015-10-03 -2 points

Usually there are codes in the manual. google "replacement docs" or search for the manual

Sephikus 2015-01-14 0 point DOS version

I'm playing this on dosbox and i've run into a bit of a snag. It's asking for codes and I can't find any sort of code sheet. Anyone know where to find those?

intrepid486 2014-08-08 0 point DOS version

I remember playing this game for super nintendo I think, I remember resting at night and getting attacked by constellations, it was awesome.

The Video Game Harvester 2014-04-30 0 point DOS version

I first saw this game on Game Grumps, for the NES, and of course when I saw this, I HAD to play.

arclyte 2013-11-22 1 point DOS version

Played this in a store for the first time. Got our adventurers geared up and went out to explore. We came to a crossroads and bumped into the little cross sticking out of the ground. A giant evil dog's head appeared out of the ground, shot us with its laser eyes and killed all of our characters. We bought it immediately. Sure, we were constantly getting killed and eaten by random giant monsters but it sure was fun!

BritBrat 2013-10-24 1 point DOS version

As a kid I shied away from this game because I kept getting killed. Seems like some things never change.

Tubbylumpkin 2013-07-23 0 point DOS version

One of the best games I've played. So much fun getting eaten by those sharks when you didn't know how to get past them.

Mikeh 2011-02-02 0 point DOS version

love this game

wolfen 2008-12-29 0 point DOS version

very good game

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Game Extras and Resources

Some of these file may not be included in the game stores. For Drakkhen, we have the following files:

PatchCrack for all PC versions of drakken, with instructions and source code English version 3 KB (DOS) FixPatched config.tat file for the european version of the game to play in 256 colors English version 267 B (DOS)

Other Releases

Drakkhen was also released on the following systems:


Atari ST

FM Towns

Sharp X68000

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