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The best Dungeons & Dragons games for PC gamers
By Sam Jones - 1st Jan 2020Games
D&D is the place to be - these are worth your playtime
From a fantasy tabletop role-playing game to a fully blown video game franchise enjoyed by millions, Dungeons & Dragons has enjoyed a prosperous life with a loyal fanbase since its humble beginnings back in the 1970s, when it was co-created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
Moving into modern times, D&D video games offer players the chance to not only explore mythical worlds filled with wizards, monsters and adventures, but also a visual representation of their character, their environment, and their journey - a huge progression from a roll of a dice and using our imagination.
Whether you're a fan of the tabletop looking to step into the digital realms, or a gamer just looking for something a little different from your usual game choices - we've picked some 'magic' Dungeons & Dragons Steam games that you should check out.
Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation
A turn-based dungeon-crawling game based on the Dungeons & Dragons, Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation sees players venture through the deadly peninsula of Chult, leading a party of brave heroes through dangerous jungles, labyrinths and dungeons to find and reverse the cause of the death curse.
Gamers can choose to play as one or more of the four adventurers (Artus Cimber, Asharra, Birdsong, and Dragonbait) and face many perilous challenges and deadly foes throughout the quest.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition
This enhanced edition of the original game, launched in 2000 by developer Beamdog, sees players encounter fearsome beasts that have learned the cunning and ferocity needed to survive among the snow-shrouded peaks. Witness magical battles as you confront an evil that schemes beneath the carven glaciers and mountainsides, wreaking destruction upon the face of Faerun.
Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition sends players deep into the Spine of the World mountains and unforgiving territory in this Dungeons & Dragons strategy RPG, featuring dozens of new spells and items, and new magic armor and weapons – as you take on powerful enemies in strategic combat scenarios.
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
Action-adventure RPG Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara combines two classic arcade titles - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara - in one definitive edition.
Up to four players select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons & Dragons universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks. Using the community-trusted GGPO, the game is powered with a smooth online experience that allows gamers to drop in or out of games in progress at will.
Use Vault Coins to level up your character, and track how your scores stack up against friends and fellow gamers through leaderboards, as well as view a full breakdown of gameplay related stats.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition
Become the hero you were born to be in fantasy RPG Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition, where players will discover magic, mystery and danger at every turn in classic Dungeons & Dragons adventures. Choose a ready-made character or customize your own hero before embarking on a quest to bring down an evil cult hell-bent on spreading a deadly plague across Neverwinter.
Slink through the shadows as a deadly half-elven rogue, wield fearsome magic as a powerful gnomish sorcerer, or vanquish your foes as an armor-clad dwarven paladin. This edition also includes additional content and improvements - featuring the Shadows of Undrentide expansion, Hordes of the Underdark expansion, and three premium modules - Kingmaker, ShadowGuard and Witch’s Wake.
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
Running on an upgraded and improved version of the Infinity Engine, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition includes the entire Baldur's Gate adventure, the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion pack, and never-before-seen content including a new adventure and three new party members: the Calishite monk Rasaad yn Bashir, Neera the wild mage, and Dorn Il-Khan, the evil blackguard.
This classic saga of mystery, intrigue, and adventure has set the standard for Dungeons & Dragons computer roleplaying games ever since.
Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition
Having won 'RPG of the Year' from multiple outlets for the original game that launched in 1999, Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition sees the game excel to new heights with gameplay updates, bug fixes, and enhancements.
You'll discover an incredibly rich story and a unique setting unlike anything else in fantasy, in which you'll defeat strange alien creatures, engage in rich dialogue, and explore the dark and dangerous Planescape setting in over 50 hours of classic role-playing action.
Taking on the role of 'Nameless One', you are awoken by Morte, a floating skull and keeper of secrets, and set out on an adventure taking from the dirty streets of Sigil into the mysterious Outer Planes... and even into the depths of Hell itself!
In your search for answers, you'll find unique companions matching the bizarre nature of the planes, such as a chaste succubus who can kill with a kiss, a confused crossbow-wielding cube, a suit of armor animated by a spirit demanding justice, and many others.
The Nameless One can be customized in a number of ways, such as changing its class, alignment, and obtaining new abilities based on your in-game choices. With your companions at your side, it's time to go in search of answers!
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