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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 3DO Cinematic intro.
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 Near the house you start out in. In-game shot.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins 3DO Main menu.

Promo Images

Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins Screenshot
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins Screenshot
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins Screenshot
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins Screenshot

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

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
PC Gamer DOS May, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Score DOS Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Play Time DOS Jan, 1995 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Quandary DOS Mar, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
High Score DOS Feb, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1995 50 out of 100 50
Just Adventure DOS Dec, 1994 C- 42


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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)
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