Eye of the Beholder
DOS - 1991
Also released on: Amiga
Description of Eye of the Beholder
Westwood's Eye of the Beholder 1 and 2 remain today two of the best real-time RPGs ever produced. They feature great graphics for their time, tons of cool weapons and devious real-time puzzles that mysteriously make you come back for more traps and pressure plates to push.
The plots are typical kill-the-big-foozle fare, but the games are so well implemented that you'll be glued to the screen for hours on end. The graphics and animations are both top-notch, and excellent sound effects add to the incredible "you are there" atmosphere that is rarely achieved in RPGs of that time.
Although EOB 2 feels at times like a poor rehash of its predecessor due to awfully similar graphics and monsters, it does feature more expansive and varied outdoor levels, as well as less frustrating endgame boss (defeating the Beholder in EOB 1 is nearly impossible if your party is not at maximum levels).
They're both very challenging games that are definite must-play for dungeon-adventurers, especially fans of book-based AD&D. Too bad SSI's own EOB 3 doesn't measure up to these classics.
Review By HOTUD
Comments and reviews
Ayato 2019-08-23 0 point DOS version
if there is a problem with password, just add a space before writing the word
Salvado 2019-04-13 -2 points DOS version
I am at the point with the ladder to go down to the second level. It is asking for the input from the manual. However, nothing seems to work. I cannot enter any information in the popup nor click or type any keys with any response. What am I doing wrong? thx
Vaskir 2017-08-29 0 point
Warriors Eternal Sun was the one with overworld view, this is dungeon crawl
NeuralCrash 2015-01-27 1 point DOS version
Thanks! for this classic game (hours of my childhood) and thanks DAN for the manual.
Madeleine 2014-09-27 -2 points DOS version
I can't enter the password. It's not that I don't have the manual, I do (from my old Amiga version!) but when I press keys on the keyboard nothing happens. Any suggestions?
Dan 2014-03-31 2 points DOS version
For those who can;t get past the stairs, because of the password, the manual can be downloaded from here: http://www.replacementdocs.com/download.php?view.469
Pouncer 2013-05-10 -1 point DOS version
"The game ask for a password to take stairs at a certain point... anyone have an idea of what could I do?"
This was an attempt at anti-piracy. You had to look up a word in the user manual on a certain page. Sorry, I can't tell you what it was. I don't think I even have the manual anymore.
cobrabubbles 2013-04-18 0 point DOS version
The game ask for a password to take stairs at a certain point... anyone have an idea of what could I do?
markegiani 2013-04-05 0 point DOS version
One of the best games ever, though the sequel is better !
Jettar 2011-11-01 2 points DOS version
Right click the weapon in their hand. First time I played this game back in 1990 something I kept throwing the contents of my backpack at the kobolds to survive. good memories.
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