DOS - 1992
Also available on: Amiga
Description of Dune
A neat adventure/strategy hybrid from Cryo, this game casts you as Paul Atreides, the protagonist in the classic Dune series by Frank Herbert.
Although the game is fairly linear, there's enough strategy elements to keep things interesting: you must allocate your followers (the native Fremen) to various jobs, maximize spice production, and ultimately fight the Harkonnen with armies. Also features stunning VGA graphics depicting passages of time. Easily one of the most graphically stunning games ever made, and one of the most unique. Recommended!
Note: The download here is full CD-ROM version, complete with video clips from David Lynch's movie based on the book, and full speech. You can also download the smaller disk version if you want :)
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
L. Cleveland Major 2021-05-06 -3 points
Don't like giving a game a bad review, but this one, or more precisely the one I had for a Nintendo Game Platform, was sluggish and hard to control. The graphics were substandard. The gameplay left much to be desired, in that it was lagging on controller response. Getting an objective completed was a real pain. I personally cannot recommend this game.
Ricck 2020-08-04 4 points DOS version
Great atmosphere and music in this game.
The IBM PC version is better than the Amiga with more animation and better sound/fx
fantaaaa 2020-06-30 7 points DOS version
If you don't have sound in WIN10, open the "dune.bat" file and add "SDB" in the last line.
for me, it looks like : "duneprg ENG VGA EMS 386 SDB"
lizardman 2020-06-26 1 point DOS version
I have the game up and running on a Mac using Boxer DOS emulator for Mac - but after playing for a whole day my save game has gone missing? all i see are a previous set of saves for Day 82 & Day 87 showing the endings
any advice on how i can save my game?
Joyo 2020-06-08 3 points DOS version
to play this game download DOSBOX then drag and drop the DUNE.BAT file to DOSBOX to play to go fullscreen press ALT ENTER. If you want to play this game with sound/voices you'll either have to have an old PC or laptop which has a compatible soundcard such as Soundblaster. if you don't have one or don't want to buy one I recommend downloading KEGA FUSION a SEGA CD / MEGA CD emulator which will play both music and sound/voices the only negative is that you'll have to play it with either a controller or keyboard as it doesn't have mouse control.
also most of the versions of dune online are the second version which I don't think is very good. I have recently purchased an original version of dune on cd from eBay so I will find a way of uploading that version once it arrives. Plus this version has the start of the movie where Princess Irulan explains Arrakis and spice at the start of the game which is awesome lol
4ever love for retro 2020-05-24 -1 point
All download links from Dune franchise are broken,not only here - please fix them - all dune are legendary
DX-44 2020-05-15 0 point
@LAG There is a Batch file named "DUNE" and a "DUNEPRG.EXE" you can start with DOSBox.
For the Amiga Version, I guess you need an Amiga Emulator...
Lag 2020-04-29 -3 points
I've downloaded the game, but it is missing the .EXE file in the zip, so I can't play it.
I am doing something wrong?
Rookie 2019-04-09 1 point
I love the game but I am sad that I can't hear anything. No voices no music. Of course if you play it in french, the music is there. Is there any updated way to get music on the english version?
Zojj 2019-01-28 -2 points DOS version
FYI there are no real sound effects, just music. Dune2 has some sound effects.
I wasted 30 mins trying to turn them on lol.
Rodrigo 2018-08-24 1 point DOS version
Simplemente magnífico, me encantó este juego. Lo jugué allá por 1994 o 1995, y me encantó, y después volví a jugarlo varias veces más. Es mi juego favorito junto con "Monkey Island". ¡Qué tiempos aquellos!
Mr. Crowley 2018-05-20 3 points
I am astonished that I have not seen this game before, in all of my retro gaming life. This soundtrack is blowing me away. It alone makes this a must-have for any DOS gamer, as it pushes the YM3812 chip to its absolute limits. I know that chips limits, as I'm a musician and use it quite often in chiptune works.
Stop reading this and download Dune already!
cian 2018-01-06 0 point
this game is awsome !!! Ilove it ! and the music are awsome too ! I recomend it to everybody !
TheOlderGameplay 2015-03-26 1 point DOS version
This is a very good game. Every DOS Gamer must play this.
Larry 2014-05-11 1 point DOS version
A great game.
Amazing atmosphere & graphisms (for that time). A great musical score, that was published as a music CD, I still have it.
As far as the strategy goes, the game is not hard nor complex. On my first try I failed because I built my armies too slowly and was killed by the emperor troops (failed to deliver enough spice). On the next try, I easily slaughtered the computer.
It is interesting that you can win by using water and destroying the spice but I only managed to do that once, almost by accident. It seems that winning by fighting is much easier. But I may have missed a tactic...
boobsbr 2013-08-16 2 points DOS version
@ackool & @Licurg
INSTALL.EXE modifies COMM.BAT and not DUNE.BAT.
Setup the game and DOSbox to use Soundblaster and run COMM.BAT.
I think this floppy version is better than the CD one.
Licurg 2013-06-30 0 point DOS version
@ackool: If you want the sound, you're gonna have to download the CD version of the game, also available on this site, just type in "Dune" in the search bar and you'll see it.
ackool 2013-05-10 3 points DOS version
Can anyone tell me if the sound should be working in the dos version and if so how you set it up,Thank You
jumbo l'enfant du cirque 2013-03-26 0 point DOS version
Salut a tous.
Merci pour cette charmante version. J'y avais joué à l`époque sur Séga CD. Il y avait des dialogues audios. Les Frémens ne sassait de dire d`une ton un peu loufoque: Notre activité est d`extraire l`épice.
Est-ce qu`il existe une version avec des dialogues audios?
Juner 2012-08-29 0 point DOS version
One of the best, and one of the first DOS games I've played. Been years. I had no internet or walkthru back then, but I managed to finish the game on my own. Probably the first RPG-ish game I've played too. Well I hope the enhanced version, Dune CD, could be found here soon. I don't know or can't find any official patch to the floppy version, I'm thinking it had only one release version. And probably DuneCD is of higher version number since it is an enhanced edition afterall. Thanks, Chief.
Licurg 2012-05-10 0 point DOS version
Actually, there is a high replayability, because you can attack the Harkonnen from different regions, with different results. Also you can use ecology or skip it altogether, and certain events may or may not take place depending on the pace you play at.
And Chani looks much better than Harrah, my opinion:P
JOM 2012-03-28 0 point DOS version
It is quite a bit movie (Lynch's movie from eighties) like game. Personally, I would tell book was better, but it still great game/movie. Re-play value is not high, there is more or less nothing new. If you never play - try.
The only strange thing - Harrah looks better than Chani.
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