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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 DOS Darn, you're dead. Better luck next time.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins DOS Managing your inventory.
Dragon Lore: The Legend Begins 3DO Who's this at my house?
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

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Critic Reviews

MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Feb, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Gamer DOS May, 1995 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) 3DO May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Video Games 3DO Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Play Time DOS Jan, 1995 65 out of 100 65
High Score DOS Feb, 1995 3 out of 5 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Jan, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Archives DOS Jul 04, 2017 9 out of 20 45
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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