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The Summoning

DOS - 1992

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Action RPG, Fantasy, Puzzle elements
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Event Horizon Software, Inc.
Perspectives Isometric, 2D scrolling, Bird's-eye view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.60
4.7 / 5 - 37 votes

Description of The Summoning

The Summoningis one of Event Horizon's best games and among the most neglected RPGs ever.

Excellent VGA graphics in 3D isometric view (similar to the later Ultimas), great spellcasting system, devious puzzles & traps (although most are of the "find-a-key-to-unlock-this-door" and "step-on-the-right-pressure-plate" variety). This is not for hardcore RPGers, as it uses only the most basic statistics, and has a strong action-oriented combat.

Still, it's one of the best RPGs that deserve to be on every RPGer's shelf.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

bugdaya 2020-02-22 0 point

My first rpg loved this game, bought it based on box cover

TheSummoningFan 2015-11-09 2 points

Great game, i discovered this by accident in a pile of games at my friends uncles house. He loaded it up and showed me how it was and i got addicted right away, i think i was 15 or something. That was back around the mid 90s. This is a great find from the truly old school early rpg gaming days. If you can just get past the dated graphics and find a way to enjoy them ( i personally think the game looks good ) and learn the controls (not hard) the game is definitely fun. Its long enough and involved enough that its worth playing. And its definitely overlooked, had it not been for that one day i probably never would have played and appreciated this great game.

admin 2015-06-30 0 point DOS version

Yep, I added Copy-Protection Answers, thx ;)

Morbeous 2015-06-25 1 point DOS version

How do you get past the manual check at the begining? Can't play as I have no idea what 5 faces to select

desperate 2015-04-17 0 point DOS version

unable to download game having difficulty please help!!!!!! i have windows 8
my email address is

Mr.PoPo 2014-08-07 0 point DOS version

hey does anyone know some games that dont run under Win

Wixman 2014-07-18 2 points DOS version

I just looked through almost 90 pages of games to find this one... I thought it started with an S and was super sad when I passed through those and didn't find it.. .damn THE hah! Going to play it right now!

Jenkins 2014-06-02 1 point DOS version

I LOVED this game. Sweet find!

Coco Jumbo 2014-01-17 0 point DOS version


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