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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 3DO Following the path away from home.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins 3DO Monster up ahead blocking the path.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins 3DO Myst-style interface.  The dragon is your cursor and animates, showing where you can go.

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) 3DO May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Score DOS Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play DOS Jan, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Play Time DOS Jan, 1995 65 out of 100 65
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 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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