Dungeon Hacking at it's best...
EOB was by far the PC's Answer to FTL's 1988 groundbreaking game "Dungeon Master". And although similar in most gameplay aspects, EOB has enough going for it to make it an extremely enjoyable game.
The first in a trilogy of games (the second also reviewed at MobyGames), it set a PC standard that other 1st person dungeon crawls would be compared against.
Excellent game system (based on AD&D 2nd edition rules), good plot and a great dungeon crawl make EOB a classic RPG.
The graphics were a bit drab, even for VGA graphics. Compared to Dungeon Master, it's like watching Black & White television.
The Bottom Line
If you like games like Ultima Underworld or the Original Lands Of Lore, this is a MUST HAVE in your RPG collection. Buy it, play it, and finish the game. You'll thank me for it :)