Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins (DOS)

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You are Werner Von Wallenrod, an orphan living in a realm lost in time. You leave to travel across these lands and meet fantastically surreal characters who help you in your quest for truth. Your father was assassinated by the Devil's Horseman, Haagen Von Kiakonov, has vowed to destroy everything you know and love. Just before your father died, he was able to entrust you with a farmer in the kingdom, but now the hour has arrived for you to take up arms and defend your country.

Inexperienced in the art of combat, you must prove yourself all throughout the voyage that awaits you.


Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins DOS Another shot from the introduction. Judging by this guy's black spiked armor, red eyes, and dragon steed, I'd say he was a rather classic bad guy.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins DOS Managing your inventory.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins DOS Darn, you're dead. Better luck next time.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins DOS Near the house you start out in. In-game shot.

Alternate Titles

  • "Dragon Lore: Se inicia la Leyenda" -- Spanish title
  • "Dragon Lore: La Légende Commence" -- French title
  • "Dragon Lore: Die Legende beginnt" -- German title
  • "Dragon Lore: A Lenda se inicia" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Underrated and forgotten gem. Marina Shoykhet (7) unrated
One of the earliest Cryo adventure games ... Icarus Lytton (23) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

MikroBitti Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer May, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Freak Mar, 1995 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Jan, 1995 71 out of 100 71
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1995 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Jan, 1995 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Quandary Mar, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) –#6 Worst Back Story of All Time

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Dragon Lore (These hints can help you solve the game yourself without spoiling it for you.)
  • Software Help - Dragon Lore (This page contains the answers to commonly asked questions. At the bottom of the page is a link to "Download five saved games from the original Dragon Lore to play in the Enhanced version.")
  • Walkthrough (Brian Montgomery's walkthrough)
Philippe Nouhra (7) added Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins (DOS) on Apr 11, 2001
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