From Digital Ostrich Games: "Touted as the first 'realistic' computer roleplaying game when it first hit the market in 1992, Darklands received critical acclaim but was also blasted for being released too early. The game was full of bugs, and went through several patches before it could be considered completely playable. It remains one of the true classics of early 1990's roleplaying games, and is highly sought after by collectors. If you enjoy 'classic' roleplaying games such as Wizardry or the Ultima series, and have a Windows 95 or 98 machine (or are willing to brave playing a DOS game with Windows XP), you would do well to give Darklands a try."
- First release 1992. DOS game, for Windows 95/98 in DOS mode. XP users should be expert level before attempting to use this game.
- An epic roleplaying game based set in medieval Germany, as the people of the time saw it. The land seethes with mythical beasts, religious powermongers, and bloodthirtsy robber knights.
- Travel the length and breadth of medieval Germany, from the Frisian coast to Bohemia, from the Alps to Prussia. Visit over 90 towns and cities along the way!
- Your quest for game and fortune can take you through raucous city streets and dank mine shafts, or from a robber knight's tower to the terrifying sabbats of witches.
- Classic roleplaying at its best: Darklands uses a deep, skill-based character generation system: Improve each character's attributes and skills as the game progresses. No artificial character classes or levels.