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Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic
Blade of Destiny (1992) is the first part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy... An Orc army stands ready to attack Arkania's villages and towns. The only hope of saving the land lies in the legendary Blade of Destiny. Can you find this magical weapon in time to stop the siege?
Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
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Buy Realms of Arkania Trilogy Classic Bundle

Includes 3 items: Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic, Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic, Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic

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Steam Trading Cards

March 28th, 2014

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Trading cards for all three classic Realms of Arkania games are now available!

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Mac and Linux builds now available!

March 14th, 2014

Mac and Linux builds now available! :)

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About the Game

Blade of Destiny (1992) is the first part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy...

An Orc army stands ready to attack Arkania's villages and towns. The only hope of saving the land lies in the legendary Blade of Destiny. Can you find this magical weapon in time to stop the siege? A rich and detailed adventure that will engage your mind and challenge your imaginations.

The Realms of Arkania Trilogy

The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fanbase that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
863 products in account
97 reviews
3.5 hrs on record
Very charming. I can kill orc hoard then get killed by pirates.
If you don't mind about graphic then this game is awesome.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
398 products in account
35 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Good Classic Was one of the most popular back in the 90's its sad that most gameing gems like this one was forgotten like many other games but i reccomend this game if your into old forms of rpg 10/10
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
220 products in account
1 review
1.0 hrs on record
This games hasn't aged well. I love Might and Magic V and VI, and this seems like it would play a lot like them, but my love for those games is definitely founded in nostalgia. If you haven't already played this game, or the PnP game it's based on, you problably won't enjoy it.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
67 products in account
1 review
3.4 hrs on record
Awesome classic game! Still loving it just as much as I used to do it many years ago.
Posted: February 9th, 2014
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
217 products in account
22 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
There's not a lot of good things I can say about this game, I was looking forward to playing it as I love retro games, and I just feel majorly dissapointed. I find the game incredibly hard to grasp, I am not sure what my heroes are supposed to do and I keep getting lost in the very samey looking town.

Good:
+ Soundtrack is nice
+ Option to let the computer handle the fights for you.

Bad:
- There are no tooltips for the options in the game, so you have to resort to the manual.
- Alt+tab (to check manual) makes the playwindow so tiny you can barely see anything.
- The game lags horribly after just 5-10 minutes of gameplay. The music skips and overall the whole computer seems to lag from the game.
- First time playing you can't skip the intro story.
Posted: April 11th, 2014
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51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
2 reviews
25.9 hrs on record
It's a classic hardcore detailed RPG. While Star Trail is the real shining star of this series, this is a great introduction to old school gaming. I have no idea if they fixed the bugs (save game destroying errors) from the original, so be wary of certain siutations such as starting a fire in the spider cave or gathering coins in the final tomb.

I'm a big fan of realism in my RPG, even when it can be frustrating. The idea of having to plan for weapons breaking, illnesses, cold and wet weather, equipment wearing out, as well as climbing and swimming challenges is something often overlooked in most modern games.

If you love all-inclusive details, where you build your characters from scratch and have to plan your quests tactfully, this is your game!
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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