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  • genre adventure / point-and-click / fantasy
  • download size 53 MB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 256 user ratings.
  • release date January 1, 1992
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Mac OS X (10.7.0 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Westwood Studios / Electronic Arts
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • avatar
  • official strategy guide
  • manual

What's cool about it:

  • A true classic - this forgotten gem from the early 90s is a must-have for every adventure game fan!
  • Four chapters of progressively more challenging quests that will have you casting spells, searching strangely-lit caverns, collecting gemstones, and chasing down leprechauns.
  • Bewitching scenery, smartly written dialogues, and atmospheric music will make your visit to Kyrandia unforgettable.

Overview:

Kyrandia is a land of dark, mysterious forests, and sleeping dragons. A fantastic land where rubies grow on trees and magic abounds. Who would imagine that a land so idyllic would spawn a murderer so demented? Some say that the court jester, Malcolm, was mad to begin with. Others whisper in sly, conspiratorial tones that it was his burning desire to possess the precious Kyragem that slowly drove him to slay the peaceful King William.

As the rightful prince of Kyrandia, you must pursue the elusive Malcolm to recover the powerful gemstone. Only then will you be able to reclaim the throne and restore harmony to the land of Kyrandia. The Legend of Kyrandia awaits you!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.7.0 or later.Processor: 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB Graphics: 256 MB of video RAM Hard drive space: 1 GB Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.

ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY

All user reviews:

User reviews:

A true masterpiece

Posted on 2013-09-12 06:26:43 byentreri1234's avatarentreri1234:

Ahh! First of all, thank you GOG for bringing this classic gem here!
It reminds me of my childhood, playing hours and hours with great games like this.
I remember checking all the screens in this game several times not to miss anything important. I really enjoyed collecting gemstones, potion components, seeds, nuts and all the interesting stuff you can find in a point-and-clickread more adventure game. Westwood being the developer speaks for itself. If you're familiar with the Eye of the Beholder series you know what I'm talking about. Music and sound effects are simply brilliant. The story itself is okay spiced with a great sense of humour. As for the graphics, some screens are quite nice, but don't expect too much and I've seen much worse anyway. I'd really love to see the 2 sequels here on GOG. A definite buy from me.

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A pretty good adventure game

Posted on 2013-09-12 07:36:16 byDeus_Ex's avatarDeus_Ex:

Legend of Kyrandia games hold a special place for me, since they were one of the first games I ever bought with my own money, with the first one being an exception I got as a gift. This one has a 'smart cursor' where the action that will be taken upon clicking things is automatically chosen. Clicking an apple picks it up, clicking on people makes you talk to them etc.
The graphicsread more were nice and the dialogue was well written for their first real adventure game, but the puzzles are sometimes frustrating and the game just seems to lack the level of polish they had in the second and third Kyrandia games (not to mention compared to Sierra and Lucasarts games of that era). I think people who aren't playing this for nostalgias sake will only give this game three stars, if you're already a fan of the series or just love adventure games then you will surely enjoy this one

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100 ways to die in a beautiful fantasy world.

Posted on 2013-09-12 06:29:18 byCayneDarkblade's avatarCayneDarkblade:

One of the awesome Wetwood adventures where your decisions can have immediate and lethal outcomes. The GOG introduction say it all! This is first of three games in the Kyrandia series (I hope the others will also become available). The reason why I do not give this game the full five stars is that you are able to destroy vital items and thus make the game impossible to beat withoutread more knowing it. So save often, keep multiple saves and enjoy a superb fantasy adventure!

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Legend of Kyrandia games on GOG.com:

Legend of Kyrandia, The (Book One) $5.99 in cart OWNED
Legend of Kyrandia: Hand of Fate, The (Book Two) $5.99 in cart OWNED
Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm\'s Revenge, The (Book Three) $5.99 in cart OWNED
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