One of my favorite old games of all time is Dungeon Master. I absolutely loved this game as a kid and was enthralled to see what new monsters or items I would find around each corner.
I’m glad to say that these games are still available to play on modern machines. Read below to find out how to download the original Dungeon Master, Chaos Strikes Back and Dungeon Master 2.
1st Step – Download RTC
Luckily these games have been packaged into a little program called RTC, which stands for Return to Chaos. You can find the latest version of this file here: Download RTC.
RTC includes the original Dungeon Master, the windowed version of Dungeon Master, Chaos Strikes Back and Dungeon Master 2.
What’s really great about this program is that you can easily add custom Dungeon Master games to the folder. If you’re looking for the HD version of Dungeon Master continue to step 2 below. Otherwise load up RTC and enjoy!
2nd Step – Download Dungeon Master HD
Dungeon Master HD is the exact same game as the original Dungeon Master but has twice the resolution, 480 instead of the original 240 pixels.
Download the HD version of Dungeon Master here and copy this into your /modules file of RTC. Next time you run RTC Dungeon Master HD will be available to play!
Dungeon Master was first released by FTL for the Atari ST in 1987. It’s one of the best dungeon crawlers ever made and is still popular with gamers today.
The game was so popular it was released on other platforms such as the Amiga, PC, Apple and SNES.
Chaos Strikes Back
Chaos Strikes Back was the expansion to the first Dungeon Master game. Just like the first game you get to pick your characters and take them through the dungeons. This time your characters are already experienced and leveled up.
It was released on numerous platforms in 1989 and came with a Champion Editor to edit the portraits and names of your heroes. Chaos Strikes Back is similar to the original and gives you more enemies to face and dungeons to explore.
Dungeon Master HD
Dungeon Master HD keeps the same feel of the original Dungeon Master while upgrading the graphics. The orginal game was developed in 320 x 240 pixels while the HD version doubles this to 640 x 480. Still low by today’s standards but an improvement on the original.
To play this game you will need to download RTC by following the steps above.
Dungeon Master 2
Dungeon Master 2: The Legend of Skullkeep was released in Japan in 1993 and other countries in 1995. It’s the sequel to the original Dungeon Master.
Dungeon Master 2 didn’t sell as well as the original and only received mediocre reviews. In part the reviews were so bad because people were comparing it to smooth scrolling games such as Ultima Underworld and Doom. Regardless, it’s still a part of the Dungeon Master family and can be played through the RTC software above.
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