A game gem: Eye of the beholder (1991), with really beautiful EGA graphics

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Westwood Associates created this real gem in 1991,based on „Advanced Dungeons & Dragons“ game series.
This game does not only offer beautiful VGA but also EGA graphics, I would say it is one of the best games for EGA PCs.
I was looking for more games for my Siemens PG750, which can display EGA graphics, and beside Star Trek 25th anniversary, it is my favorite in terms of graphics quality.
The story of the game isn’t too complex, most of the time you’re wandering through a dungeon with dwarfs and monsters, defeating them, looking for the Xanathar, the eponymous beholder.
Look at this master piece of game trailer:

For beginners, it could be tricky to get out the starting area, because almost every dwarf will block your way:

Just a small hint, spells will help to go on…
You can buy the game (as part of a trylogy) still at gog.com !

2 thoughts on “A game gem: Eye of the beholder (1991), with really beautiful EGA graphics

  1. Eye of the Beholder is based on the FTL Game Dungeon Master. One thing they never fixed was the ability to gain experience without killing monsters ( killing them gave even more experience ). So once you find a food source, and the code for fireball, you can get into Dungeon Master territory. I first played Dungeon Master on the Amiga, and it crashed a lot, but I finished it, and got EOB 10+ years later, and finished it, and EOB II, and EOB III.

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