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GamePublication yearPublisher (if any)Suggestions where to find itAnything elseHave we missed an important game? Add its name and other relevant information, as much as you know about it, and we might play it in the future as a Missed Classic!
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Beneath a Steel Sky1994
Revolution Software
https://www.scummvm.org/gameshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beneath_a_Steel_Sky
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Daughter of Serpents1992Millennium InteractiveAbandonware WebsitesSecond of the two Lovecraft-inspired adventure games from developer Eldritch Games. More details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daughter_of_Serpents
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Dragonsphere1994Microprosehttps://store.steampowered.com/app/327940/Dragonsphere/
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Eamonlate 1979Non-commercialeamon-remastered.com and http://crpgaddict.blogspot.com/2013/03/game-93-eamon-1980.htmlOne of the very first CRPG games. New ports and adventures still being made. There are 275 published adventures; I recommend any of the ports at Eamon Remastered, but "Assault on the Clone Master" in particular (since it's a remake of a 1980 original and well-crafted)
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Indiana Jones in Revenge of the Ancients1985MindscapeAbandonware Websites
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Kadath1979Abandonware Websiteshttps://www.mobygames.com/game/kadath
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Loremaster1991Creative Software
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Nord and Bert Couldn't Make Heads or Tails of It1987Infocomhttps://www.myabandonware.com/game/nord-and-bert-couldnt-make-head-or-tail-of-it-c1Based entirely around English wordplay. Quite difficult for even native English speakers.
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Sanitarium1998
DreamForge Intertainment
https://vetusware.com/download/Sanitarium%20_RIP_/?id=10573https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanitarium_(video_game)
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The Dark Half1992Capstone Software
https://www.myabandonware.com/game/the-dark-half-1dj
Based on the Stephen King novel that had just been adapted to film.
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The Hound of Shadow1989Electronic ArtsAbandonware WebsitesFirst of the two Lovecraft-inspired adventure games from developer Eldritch Games. More details here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hound_of_Shadow
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The Last Half of Darkness1989SoftLab LaboratoriesOn sites dedicated to DOS shareware
There are two versions, EGA and VGA. To confuse matters there's also a VGA game that's very different.
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The Last Half of Darkness II1992SoftLab LaboratoriesAbandonware Websites
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The Last Half of Darkness VGA1991SoftLab LaboratoriesAbandonware Websites (usually under the same name as the original)This would be the VGA game that's very different.
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The Nine Lives of Secret Agent Katt1989 (or 1991 according to some)SoftLab LaboratoriesAbandonware Websites
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Twin Kingdom Valley1983Bug Bytehttp://bbcmicro.co.uk/game.php?id=89https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_Kingdom_Valley
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Weird Island1992
On sites dedicated to DOS shareware
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Zombi1990UbisoftAbandonware WebsitesRelease year is for the DOS version.
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Empire of the Over-Mind1981Avalon Hillhttp://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-empire-of-the-over-mind_1834.html
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La Abadía del Crimen (The Abbey of Crime)1987Opera Softhttps://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/games/la-abadia-del-crimen-the-abbey-of-crime-finally-in-english!/The download link is for the English fan-translated CPC version.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Abad%C3%ADa_del_Crimen
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Transylvania series1982-1990Penguin Soft / Polarwarehttp://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/comprehend.htmhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transylvania_(series)

https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,192/
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The Coveted Mirror1983Penguin Soft / Polarwarehttp://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/comprehend.htmhttps://www.mobygames.com/game/coveted-mirror
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Talisman: Challenging the Sands of Time1987Penguin Soft / Polarwarehttp://graphicsmagician.com/polarware/comprehend.htmhttps://www.mobygames.com/game/talisman-challenging-the-sands-of-time
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Kyrandia: the MUD, a.k.a. Kyrandia the Fantasy World of Legends1988Galacticommhttps://muds.fandom.com/wiki/Kyrandia and https://www.dragonsworn.net/kyrandia.htmlThe Westwood graphic adventure is based on this, after they bought the rights. Several puzzles are taken directly from this MUD! As far as I can tell the MUD plays like a text adventure, not an RPG.
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