Eye of the Beholder

Available Platforms: Amiga, DOS

Eye of the Beholder is a popular role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates for Strategic Simulations Inc, released in 1991 for MS-DOS and Amiga.

Year1991
GenreRole Playing
Rating4.5

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PublisherStrategic Simulations Inc
DeveloperWestwood Associates
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10
Updated13 December 2020

Game Review

Eye of the Beholder is a popular role-playing game developed by Westwood Associates for Strategic Simulations Inc, released in 1991 for MS-DOS and Amiga. Later it was also ported to SNES and SEGA CD.

The gameplay was the same as another iconic title, Dungeon Master. Still, thanks to the license from TSR, Eye of Beholder offered official D&D settings and rules based on Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition (AD&D). Specifically the Forgotten Realms world and the famous city of Waterdeep. As you know, we are talking about a first-person dungeon crawler, with movements in 4 directions, in a pseudo-3D world. Combat is real-time, which was the real innovation and made the game much more thrilling than other games with turn-based fighting.

We can easily admit that EOB is one of the most iconic, influential, and fondly remembered titles for all RPG-fans. The enemy, the beholder of the title, is the famous Xanathar, one of the most famous villains of all D&D. It has been copied, homaged, and remade several times. Apparently, a fan-made Commodore 64 version is also in progress.

The game's success produced two more titles, Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon and Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor.

The MS-DOS version you can download below includes the 1.9 unofficial patch, which fixes some wrong classes of NPCs and restores some items and rooms missing in the official 1.7 release.

If you are a fan of the Amiga version, don't forget to check Eye of the Beholder AGA.

Review by: Manu
Published: 12 December 2020 7:19 am


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Eye of the Beholder DOS screenshot
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Sorry, for copyright reasons we cannot provide any download link.
You can purchase the game on GOG or Steam following the link below:

Forgotten Realms: The Archives - Collection One

Including manuals +

Price: $9.99

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