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Games Developed by Westwood Studios

Westwood Studios was founded in 1985 by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle. It became a prominent name in the video game industry through its innovative and genre-defining titles. One of their earliest successes was Eye of the Beholder, a first-person RPG that set the standard for dungeon crawlers. However, it was Dune II: The Battle For Arrakis in 1992 that truly made an impact, often considered the blueprint for modern real-time strategy (RTS) games due to its resource management and unit control mechanics.

Following Dune II, Westwood released Command & Conquer in 1995, which further cemented their status in the RTS genre. This game introduced a gripping narrative, full-motion video cutscenes, and a choice between two distinct factions, the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod. The success of Command & Conquer led to numerous sequels and spin-offs, including Command & Conquer: Red Alert, which was praised for its alternate history storyline and multiplayer features.

In addition to their RTS successes, Westwood developed an RPG series that showcased their versatility: Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos was well-received for its engaging story and gameplay mechanics. Another notable title was Blade Runner, an adventure game based on the 1982 film, which stood out for its atmospheric graphics and non-linear story.

Westwood also experimented with different genres, as seen in The Legend Of Kyrandia, a point-and-click adventure series known for its humor and puzzle design. Despite their varied portfolio, their RTS games defined Westwood's legacy.

In 1998, Electronic Arts acquired Westwood Studios, leading to increased production and eventual closure in 2003. Key team members later formed Petroglyph Games, continuing their influence in the industry.

The Lion King dosamigagenesis

The Lion King is the video game adaptation of the Disney movie with the same title. It was developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment in 1994. ...

Year: 1994 Genre: Platformer

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Dune II: The Battle For Arrakis amigados

Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty is a real-time strategy game created by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Games in 1992. The game, also known as Dune II: Battle for Arrak...

Year: 1992 Genre: Strategy

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert dos

Command & Conquer: Red Alert is a real-time strategy game created by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin in 1996 for MS-DOS and Windows 95. It was later ported to PlayStation.

Year: 1996 Genre: Strategy

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Command & Conquer dos

Command & Conquer is a real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios, and published by Virgin Interactive in 1995 for MS-DOS. Made by the same creators of Dune II: The Bat...

Year: 1995 Genre: Strategy

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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm windows

Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun is a real-time strategy game developed by Westwood Studios. Electronic Arts released it for Windows in 1999. The expansion Firestorm was released the following year and was declared freeware in 2010.

Year: 2000 Genre: Strategy

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Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos dos

Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos, the first chapter of the Lands of Lore series, is a real-time dungeon-crawling RPG for MS-DOS. The game is viewed from a first-person perspect...

Year: 1993 Genre: Role Playing

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The Legend Of Kyrandia dosamiga

The Legend of Kyrandia is a fantasy adventure game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Games in 1992 for Amiga and DOS. This is the beginning of what would eventu...

Year: 1992 Genre: Adventure

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The Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate dos

Hand of Fate, published in 1993, is the second episode of the Kyrandia trilogy developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive. Also known as The Legend of Kyrand...

Year: 1993 Genre: Adventure

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Eye of the Beholder II AGA amiga

Eye Of The Beholder II: The Legend Of Darkmoon is the sequel to the popular dungeon crawler RPG created by Westwood Associates. The game was published by Strategic Simulations Inc.

Year: 2006 Genre: Role Playing

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Eye of the Beholder AGA amiga

Eye of the Beholder is a dungeon crawler role-playing game based on the AD&D rules developed by Westwood Associates. It was published by Strategic Simulations Inc at the end of 1990.

Year: 2006 Genre: Role Playing

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The Legend of Kyrandia 3: Malcolm's Revenge dos

The Legend of Kyrandia 3: Malcolm’s Revenge is the third entry into the Legend of Kyrandia series. It was developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Interactive in 1994 for MS-DOS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Adventure

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Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus amiga

Phantasie III: The Wrath of Nikademus is the third chapter of the RPG series designed by Winston Douglas Wood for the SSI. Strangely, the second game was never ported to the Amiga, so after the first one, we go directly to the third.

Year: 1987 Genre: Role Playing

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Eye of the Beholder amiga

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

Year: 1991 Genre: Role Playing

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BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception amiga

BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is a sci-fi RPG created by Westwood Associates and published by Infocom. It was released initially for MS-DOS in 1988, then ported to Atari ST, Apple II, Commodore 64, and Amiga (in 1989).

Year: 1988 Genre: Role Playing

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