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Dungeons & Dragons
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Year introduced1988
Genre(s)various: see list

Games based off the popular Dungeons & Dragons pen-and-paper role-playing game.

Classic Dungeons & Dragons settings[edit]

1972: Greyhawk[edit]

The original D&D setting, by Gary Gygax. Two video games only use this setting.

Generic setting[edit]

Six D&D video games use no specific setting. The earliest two (Cloudy Mountain and Treasure of Tarmin) actually just use the D&D name, without any other element from it.

1981: Mystara[edit]

A "Basic D&D" setting. Two role-playing video games and three more video games use this setting.

1984: Dragonlance[edit]

One of the most famous settings, by Laura and Tracy Hickman. A role-playing video game trilogy and six more video games use this setting.

1987: Forgotten Realms[edit]

The main D&D setting, by Ed Greenwood. Currently, 32 video games use this setting.

More Dungeons & Dragons settings[edit]

1989: Spelljammer[edit]

A fantasy space travel setting, originally conceived as a bridge between different D&D settings. Only one video game uses this setting, but just the portion around the #Forgotten Realms (hence the name "Realmspace" in its title).

1990: Ravenloft[edit]

A gothic-horror setting. Three video games use this setting.

1991: Dark Sun[edit]

A post-apocalyptic setting, where magic is mostly replaced by psychic powers. Three video games use this setting.

1992: Al-Qadim[edit]

A setting based on Arabian Nights. Only one video game uses this setting, and it received mixed reviews. It re-uses many graphical elements from the #Dark Sun games (released in the same years), such as deserts and buildings.

1994: Planescape[edit]

A Victorian Age steampunk setting, conceived as a bridge between different D&D settings. Only one video game uses this setting, but it received great reviews; it uses the Infinity engine of Baldur's Gate.

1995: Birthright[edit]

A setting where players act as rulers of nations, and deal with politics and strategy, instead of adventuring. Only one video game uses this setting, and it received mixed reviews.

2004: Eberron[edit]

A steampunk setting. Two video games use this setting.

Game list[edit]

For the 32 games in the Forgotten Realms setting, the 8 ones in the Dragonlance setting, and the 5 ones in the Mystara setting, see the specific category pages.

"Dungeon crawl" is a sub-genre of role-playing games, charactrized by minimal plot, minimal role-playing opportunities, minimal (or absent) overworld, and exploration of a single huge dungeon (or very few ones).

Title Setting Year Genre Developer Platform
AD&D Cartridge: Cloudy Mountain (Generic) 1981 Action-adventure Mattel Intellivision
AD&D Cartridge: Treasure of Tarmin (Generic) 1982 First-person shooter Tom Loughry Intellivision
Stronghold (Generic) 1993 Strategy Stormfront Studios MS-DOS
Dark Sun: Shattered Lands Dark Sun 1993 Role-playing SSI MS-DOS
Dark Sun: Wake of the Ravager Dark Sun 1994 Role-playing SSI MS-DOS
Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse Al-Qadim 1994 Role-playing Cyberlore Studios MS-DOS
Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession Ravenloft 1994 Role-playing DreamForge Entertainent MS-DOS
Ravenloft: Stone Prophet Ravenloft 1995 Role-playing DreamForge Entertainent MS-DOS
Slayer (Generic) 1994 Roguelike Lion Entertainment 3DO
DeathKeep (Generic) 1996 First-person shooter Lion Entertainment 3DO, MS-Win
Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance Birthright 1996 Strategy Synergistic Software MS-DOS
Dark Sun Online: Crimson Sands Dark Sun 1996 Online SSI MS-Win
Iron & Blood: Warriors of Ravenloft Ravenloft 1997 Fighting Take 2 Interactive MS-Win, PS1
Planescape: Torment Planescape 1999 Role-playing Black Isle Studios MS-Win
The Temple of Elemental Evil Greyhawk 2003 Role-playing Troika Games MS-Win
Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes Greyhawk 2003 Role-playing AHVDS Xbox
Dungeons & Dragons: Dragonshard Eberron 2005 Strategy Liquid Entertainment MS-Win
Dungeons & Dragons Online Eberron 2006 Online Turbine, Inc. MS-Win
Dungeons & Dragons Tactics (Generic) 2007 Strategy Kuju Entertainment PSP

editDungeons & Dragons series

Precursors: Cloudy Mountain · Treasure of Tarmin

Generic fantasy setting: Stronghold · Slayer · DeathKeep · D&D Tactics

Dark Sun (post-apocalyptic): Shattered Lands · Wake of the Ravager · Crimson Sands

Ravenloft (gothic horror): Strahd's Possession · Stone Prophet · Spin-off: Iron & Blood

Greyhawk (fantasy): The Temple of Elemental Evil · D&D Heroes

Eberron (techno-fantasy): Dragonshard · D&D Online: Stormreach

Settings with a single game: Al-Qadim: The Genie's Curse · Birthright: The Gorgon's Alliance · Planescape: Torment

Sub-series: Forgotten Realms · Dragonlance · Mystara · D&D strategy games

Subcategories

This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.

Pages in category "Dungeons & Dragons"

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