21 classic DnD RPGs and city-builder are now on Steam

SSI's many Gold Box RPGs, including classics like Eye of the Beholder and the DnD city-building game, have launched on Steam at last

A map screen in DnD city-building game Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator

March 29, 2022: All 22 D&D games are now available on Steam, as part of various bundles.

Strategic Simulations, Inc. – or SSI – put out a massive selection of Dungeons & Dragons games throughout the late 80s and early 90s. The gilded box art eventually gave this line the moniker of the ‘Gold Box series’, and while they weren’t the first CRPGs, they went a long way toward establishing the format’s standards. After announcing them earlier this month, you can now play these classic RPG games on Steam.

Publisher SNEG (yes, really) has bundled most of the 22 classic fantasy games into thematic packages – such as the Eye of the Beholder trilogy, for example. Only two of the games are available on their own – D&D city-building game, Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator, and arcade fighter Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse.

The games are packaged in custom DOSBox builds for better performance, and a special Gold Box launcher is intended to make it easier to transfer your characters between games. Fan-made tools like the All-Seeing Eye and Gold Box Companion are included, offering features like auto-mapping and improved HUDs

These games are listed on Steam and range from $5.99 /£4.79 for the two individual games to $8.49 / £7.19 for most of the various bundles – and they’re currently all 15% off. Alternatively, you can get all six bundles – and 20 games – for £23.18. Here’s what’s included in each.

  • Forgotten Realms: The Archives Collection One
    • Eye of the Beholder
    • Eye of the Beholder II
    • Eye of the Beholder III
  • Forgotten Realms: The Archives – Collection Two
    • Curse of the Azure Bonds
    • Gateway to the Savage Frontier
    • Hillsfar
    • Pools of Darkness
    • Pool of Radiance
    • Secret of the Silver Blades
    • Treasures of the Savage Frontier
    • Unlimited Adventures
  • Forgotten Realms: The Archives – Collection Three
    • Dungeon Hack
    • Menzoberranzan
  • Krynn Series
    • Champions of Krynn
    • Death Knights of Krynn
    • The Dark Queen of Krynn
  • Dark Sun Series
    • Shattered Lands
    • Wake of the Ravager
  • Ravenloft Series
    • Strahd’s Possession
    • Stone Prophet
  • D&D Stronghold: Kingdom Simulator
  • Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse

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