Night Dive Studios recently has worked to bring back I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and System Shock 2 to be played on modern systems and for a whole new set of gamers to enjoy. Now, they are doing the same with the Wizardry series, a party-based RPG series that began in 1981 and ended in 2001 with Wizardry 8. You can now get Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge, Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant, and Wizardry 8 on Steam. These games are part of the Dark Savant trilogy. These are some of the most celebrated classic RPGs ever made, and many gamers have fond memories of them – I myself remember reading my father’s Wizardry Gold (Wizardry VII‘s Windows update) manual over and over as a kid.
Watch the trailer for Wizardry 8:
Here are summaries of the individual games:
Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge
Take with you six companions – choose wisely, for having chosen, your fate is in their hands. Enter the ancient castle to retrieve the Cosmic Forge, a magical pen whose writings caused the river of time itself to change course. You will find treasure, armor, and magic items to advance your quest; meet wizened and cryptic dwellers who hold secrets that must be unearthed; and solve the riddles and puzzles that abound.
Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant
You’ll discover both friends and foes as you search for the once forgotten secret of a once madman – the secret of the very universe itself. And you won’t be alone in your search. Others as enterprising as you have also entered this dimension. Only your actions – both past and present – will determine just how well you fare. From the depths of a dungeon to the blue and limitless skies, you’ll see it all.
Prepare to experience the culmination of a prestigious RPG series. Enter a vast world of intrigue and wonder. Unravel a gripping, non-linear storyline. Battle your way to victory using your swords, your magic, and your wits. Compete with rivals or align with allies as you struggle to ascend to the Cosmic Circle. Take the battle to the dreaded Dark Savant in Wizardry 8, the phenomenal conclusion to the Dark Savant trilogy, one of the most extensive and challenging stories ever told in classic role-playing games!
You can also get all three games on Steam at a discounted price if you buy them together – $14.99!
If you don’t like Steam, you can also get the Wizardry series on GOG. Wizardry VI and VII come together in a pack for $5.99, and Wizardry 8 is $9.99.
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