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Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (DOS)

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Description

The Archmage Khelben summons the Heroes of Waterdeep, slayers of the Beholder Xanathar, for another mission. Strange things are happening in the forests near Waterdeep, centered around the Temple Darkmoon. People have been disappearing and shallow graves containing human remains have been found. Khelben teleports the party to the forests near Darkmoon so they may find out what kind of evil is working in the towers of the temple.

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon is, like its predecessor, a first-person dungeon-crawling role-playing game based on the second edition of AD&D rules. It uses the same point-and-click gameplay mechanics and controls as the first game, with only minor changes. The game is set entirely in pseudo-3D maze-like areas; no automapping is available. Combat flows in real time, and characters can move as a single unit to lure enemies or avoid blows.

A starting party consists of four characters, which can be transferred from the earlier game or created from scratch. Six classes (Fighter, Ranger, Paladin, Cleric, Mage, and Thief) are available. Characters can reach higher levels and learn new spells, must face new and tough monsters, and solve multiple puzzles. Compared to the first game, many more illustrated NPC encounters and cutscenes were added.

Screenshots

Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon DOS You found a nice-looking window. You just want to stay there. So you pile your weapons, scrolls, potions, and everything else on the floor...
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon DOS You'll spend a lot of time collecting different keys to open those locks. It really gets old after a while, but what can you do
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon DOS The clerics of Darkmoor are not fond of trespassers
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon DOS A secret passage

Alternate Titles

  • "Eye of The Beholder II: Legende von Darkmoon" -- German title
  • "EOB2" -- Abbreviated, often-referred-to title.

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User Reviews

Extremely challenging, and extremely good. Tomer Gabel (4374) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
One of the best old-time RPGs, perfect at all places Optimus (80) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
A milestone in rpg's Staffan Bengtsson (4) unrated

The Press Says

Games-X Dec, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Dragon Mar, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Pelit Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1992 893 out of 1000 89
PC Joker Feb, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 1992 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Mar, 1992 82 out of 100 82
JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 21, 2006 11 out of 20 55

Forums

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Trivia

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best RPG of 1992 (Readers' Vote)

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Tomer Gabel (4374) added Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon (DOS) on Oct 09, 1999
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