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In Menzoberranzan the player takes the role of two adventurers (two more can be recruited) who have just returned from a fight against an evil enemy in the Icewind Dale. A drow raid looking for Drizzt attacks the village the adventurers are staying in and takes several villagers as hostages. Now (probably with the help of the captain of the guard) the adventurers will have to rescue the villagers in an epic that spans to the evil city Menzoberranzan itself.

Menzoberranzan is a first-person, party-based role-playing game that utilizes the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules for character creation, combat, and other gameplay elements. The game is built upon the same engine that was used in Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession. The combat is done in real-time, performed by choosing attack options and clicking on the enemy, allowing the party to execute the commands. Popular characters Drizzt and Guenhwyvar from the books by R.A. Salvatore can join the party during the quest.


Menzoberranzan DOS The map of the Menzoberranzan city.
Menzoberranzan FM Towns Settings screen (from top to bottom): Double click speed, Floors, Ceiling, Sky, Sprite Dithering, Distancing, Sound, Music, Palette Intensity, Step Movement and Screen Size
Menzoberranzan DOS The lore of this man could help you.
Menzoberranzan DOS Anyone for darts?

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Alternate Titles

  • "メンゾベランザン 闇の紋章" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

An old & good RPG if you go through the beginning... DOS Kage Melliuc (578)
A weak attempt to capitalize on the nascent (at the time) FPS genre. DOS Afterburner (477)

Critic Reviews

MikroBitti DOS Feb, 1995 85 out of 100 85
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1994 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Joystick (French) DOS Mar, 1995 75 out of 100 75
Quandary DOS Feb, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 64 out of 100 64
GameBanshee DOS Feb 20, 2005 6.4 out of 10 64
High Score DOS Apr, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Score DOS Jan, 1995 40 out of 100 40


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Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting of famed dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden by artist Jeff Easley, earlier used as the front cover to R. A. Salvatore's 1990 novel Homeland.
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