Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

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Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

DOS - 1992

Also released on: Amiga

Alt names 天命之劍, DSA 1, Das Schwarze Auge: Die Nordland-Trilogie Teil I - Die Schicksalsklinge, Das Schwarze Auge: Die Schicksalsklinge, Realms of Arkania 1: Blade of Destiny Classic
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Germany (1992)
United Kingdom, United States (1993)
Germany (1994)
Germany (1996)
Germany (1997)
Genre Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Turn-based
Publisher Fantasy Productions Verlags- und Medienvertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Sir-tech Software, Inc., SoftKey International, Inc., TopWare CD-Service AG, U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Attic Entertainment Software GmbH
Perspectives 1st-Person, Isometric, Diagonal-down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.58
4.76 / 5 - 29 votes

Description of Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny is a video game published in 1992 on DOS by Sir-tech Software, Inc., Fantasy Productions Verlags- und Medienvertriebsgesellschaft mbH, U.S. Gold Ltd., TopWare CD-Service AG, SoftKey International, Inc.. It's a role-playing (rpg) game, set in a fantasy, turn-based, licensed title and dungeon crawler themes, and was also released on Amiga.

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mobilehead 2024-01-14 0 point

Very complexed game with its own unique world that you really need to get into. Even some phrases are its own creation that require hard studing the manual. The game is good but for a really hardcore RPG fans.

Uncle Eddie 2021-09-24 1 point DOS version

Can anyone help me with using CD music in English version? I have followed the instructions provided in this link:

But something must have changed (maybe in folder naming) that this no longer works. I would really appreciate if someone could assist with this! :)

Drakon 2020-04-20 1 point

The time limit is not actually a problem, because you can find the necessary map parts and the orc deployment document much earlier. If patches exists for that particular problem, I didn't know.

Reg 2016-12-18 0 point DOS version

Apparently this game has a time limit to get the sword and kick orc butt. If you do not get the sword within 2 in-game years, you lose. This puts a bit of a downer on this game...should be no time limit if it is not real-time game. Also text-bug in the blacksmith is really idea if patch exists for it.

Erik 2014-09-07 2 points DOS version

@Don: Of course it's dated, it's from '93...

DonGiveAShit 2013-07-04 1 point DOS version

The graphics and controls are very dated, but if you can cope, this (and its two sequels) is one of the best RPGs in many respects: Great Story, huge world/background, great character creation flexibility, complex yet easy-to-understand game mechanics, vast amount of simulation.

PROTIP: Take two non-magic using characters at max, also ignore all classes but the elves, the dwarf, the warrior and the mage. They suck.

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