Some of the oldest and best-loved PC games of all time have a new home on GOG, as 20 years worth of D&D titles have arrived in the store.
“The quest for Forgotten Realms: The Archives was a gruelling, perilous journey,” recalls Oleg Klapovsky, GOG.com’s VP of Business Development and Operations. “The rights were literally scattered across the world, and even with the aid of our trusted companions it took several years of searching and dead ends to round them all up.”
On their quest for the D&D Archives, the GOG.com party encountered the very creators of these magical worlds – legendary Strategic Simulations (SSI) developers, all too eager to share their experiences:
“It’s wonderful to return to the Forgotten Realms” said Paul Murray, SSI Lead Engineer. “Our attention to deep systems for tactical combat, and exploration really shines through. These games excel at recreating the D&D tabletop experience.”
“These games gave players truly deep and innovative RPGs, while allowing me to master design skills I still apply today.” says David Shelley, one of the leading SSI Designers. “Being able to work with those rules and settings, trying to makes the games authentic, was a real joy.”
And it should be a ‘real joy’ for fans of the classic sword and sorcery property as well, as there’s never really been anything like this roundup of games based on D&D Forgotten Realms lore. A trio of packs are what you’ll now find on GOG, each of them filled to the rim with orcs, wizards, and the like.
Here’s how it all breaks down, and what you’ll find in each pack:
- Forgotten Realms: The Archives – Collection One (featuring Eye of the Beholder I, II, III)
- Forgotten Realms: The Archives – Collection Two (featuring Curse of the Azure Bonds, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Hillsfar, Pools of Darkness, Pool of Radiance, Secret of the Silver Blades, Treasures of the Savage Frontier, D&D: Unlimited Adventures)
- Forgotten Realms: The Archives – Collection Three (featuring Dungeon Hack and Menzoberranzan)