DescriptionMany centuries ago, mankind and dragonkind fought each other, and chaos ruled. After many years, the conflict came to an end, as the Order of the Flame was created, bonding men and dragons together as the protectors of peace and virtue. Under the direction of the Order, the world of Drakan has prospered in peace, attaining new heights of learning of magic.
All this came to an end when Navros, the war mage, betrayed the Order of the Flame, and led the Dark Union against the Order in the Dark Wars. He released evils on the world such as the Wartocks, to serve as his army. The Order was demolished, and only by the sacrifice of the great dragon Arokh the Drak Union was stopped. Arokh and the rest of the surviving dragons went away to sleep, and the Order and the Union were thought to be finished at that time, centuries ago. They were wrong.
Waking up from a Wartock raid of her village, Rynn, a young warrior, discover the village in ruins and her brother kidnapped. As she sets out to find him, she becomes, perhaps by destiny, bound to the legendary dragon Arokh. The two then set out to find out what is happening...
Drakan features a unique engine that seamlessly blends outdoor scenes and indoor scenes. Playing the game, you will ride Arokh, using his fiery breath as a weapon, or walk around as Rynn, using swords and bows as your weapons. You will have "dog"-fights with dragons, or a hand to hand combat with giant spiders, scavengers and Wartocks.
- "Drakan: להבות האש" -- Hebrew spelling
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|Much, much more than Tomb Raider with a Dragon.||Zovni (9307)|
|A relatively overlooked action gem||ududy (47)|
|Lara doesn't need to worry about competition here||Jeanne (75375)|
|PC Games (Germany)||Sep, 1999||91 out of 100||91|
|Power Unlimited||Aug, 1999||8.9 out of 10||89|
|Gamezilla||Oct 25, 1999||88 out of 100||88|
|NUKE Computer Gaming||2000||8.8 out of 10||88|
|PC Joker||Sep, 1999||87 out of 100||87|
|Gamer's Pulse||1999||86 out of 100||86|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Sep 30, 1999||83 out of 100||83|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Nov, 1999||80|
|Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)||Sep 06, 1999||70|
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|3D game comparison||1||Eep² (73)
Jun 26, 2007
AdvertisementFollowing in the footsteps of Lara Croft, Surreal gave flesh and blood to Drakan's female protagonist in the form of a series of ads and promotions featuring a real-life model. Unlike other pseudo-laras however, the gig only included public appearances and some photo shoots, as of 2002 you can check out the later on Surreal's website: www.surreal-news.com/rynn.htm
German versionIn the German version all blood and cut off limbs were removed. Also corpses disappear in a shorter time and can't be interacted with.
ReferencesLocated in a semi-secret area in the Goblin Base is a large cavernous area with a water-surrounded island in the middle. On the island you'll find a goblin guarding Gollum's Potion (it's just an invisibility potion) and a short sword, Sting. This is a reference to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.
- 1999 – Best Genre Bender (together with System Shock 2)
Related Web Sites
- Arokh's Lair (An excellent Drakan Fan Site)
- Dan Simpson's Walkthrough (One of the best walkthroughs about this game, Dan put alot of work into it.)
- Drakan.Net (The Official Drakan Fan Site)
- Drakan: Order of the Flame | Wikipedia (Information about the game at Wikipedia.)
- Planet Drakan (Another site with many links to related Drakan info)