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Game #116
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Betrayal at Krondor    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   First-person

Rating: 9.14 (1903 votes)

Betrayal at Krondor box cover

Betrayal at Krondor screenshot
One of the best RPGs ever made, Betrayal at Krondor is a classic example of games that get rave reviews yet do poorly in stores (at least until it was re-released on CD-ROM). Flat "paper-doll" digitized graphics is just about the only criticism you can level at this classic, which features an excellent plot NOT written by best-selling fantasy author Raymond E. Feist (who only lended his fantasy world of Midkemia and gave support to Neil Hallford - the factual author of the game's narrative), memorable characters, a cool spellcasting interface, and an abundance of optional sub-quests and riddle chests. Sierra made the game freeware in 1997 to promote their own sequel Betrayal at Antara (which, without either Hallford's or Feist's input, is a pale shadow of its predecessor). Suffice to say that no-one can claim to be an old-time RPGer if they have never set foot in Krondor :)

For good measure, here's Matt Barton's interview with Neil Hallford.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: John Cutter
Developer: Dynamix
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Dynamix
Theme: Fantasy, Licensed
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Betrayal at Krondor Help Web (archived), Mike's RPG Center Pages, The Gateway to Krondor (archived)
If you like this game, try: Anvil of Dawn, Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, Albion

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