Alundra

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  • Summary: Plagued by strange visions, the Dreamwalker Alundra is summoned to a troubled village where great evil lies in wait. Explore huge dungeons, find deadly weapons, solve challenging puzzles and fight the cast of foul creatures out to stop you in your tracks. This vast, enthralling adventurePlagued by strange visions, the Dreamwalker Alundra is summoned to a troubled village where great evil lies in wait. Explore huge dungeons, find deadly weapons, solve challenging puzzles and fight the cast of foul creatures out to stop you in your tracks. This vast, enthralling adventure will keep you wide awake to the very end. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    Alundra has a sweeping, epic story that contains its share of mysteries, plot twists and moments of high drama. [Jan 1998]
  2. GamePro
    90
    Alundra's off-the-hook action and challenging gameplay elevate it to must-have RPG status. Wake up and buy the game... missing out may cause you to have nightmares.[Feb 1998]
  3. But look no further if you are among the game playing ranks that is looking for a Herculean challenge, a complex and involving story, and tight, responsive gameplay.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    86
    It's the puzzles that make the game so rewarding. They're tough, sure, and many are downright brilliant in design. Working Designs, as always, did an excellent job translating the dialogue and story, although, their trademark humor is toned down a bit. [Feb 1998]
  5. 85
    Besides my gaming integrity being slightly scarred by near impossible obstacles, and I use the word "near" really loosely, I do have to admit that this game is awesome.
  6. PSM Magazine
    80
    Alundra's strength lies in its incomparable gameplay and challenge, which stands as a true testament to the game's real appeal. Providing a truly refreshing change of pace to the one-button control of other standard RPGs, Alundra is a solid title that demands as much skill and time as involvement. [Feb 1998]
  7. The graphics are gorgeous, with a loving amount of detail, but the perspective and colouring may give them a dated, 16-bit feel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. JohnnyB.
    Aug 14, 2005
    10
    This game is absolutely outstanding! If you ask me, the game was really creepy at times, creating an atmosphere that really captures you, This game is absolutely outstanding! If you ask me, the game was really creepy at times, creating an atmosphere that really captures you, while at the same time not resolving to shock, gore or blood. It actually was the first time back in the last 10 years of RPGs that the death of one of the characters around your hero felt like a loss. Of course, the great storyline greatly supports this. Expand
  2. Jul 10, 2012
    10
    I think 1997 was the best year ever for quality videogames, Alundra (or, as originally named "The adventures of Alundra") makes no exceptionI think 1997 was the best year ever for quality videogames, Alundra (or, as originally named "The adventures of Alundra") makes no exception to this. This games even now in 2012 still shows how a game should be done. There is only one word to describe the game in its complex and this word is "MASTERPIECE". I've put at that time a lot of faith in its follow-up Alundra 2 which instead disappointed me as hell, the first one keeps being unrivaled and aside from the first half hour of game that could seem a little slow the game rocks till the end in a progression of well balanced mix of RPG, exploration and puzzle solving with some rare "finger-knotting" steps, a compelling soundtrack and the ability to keeps alive the wish to play. I live in Europe and if someone shouldn't come out with something that could only stay aside at the same level of the first Alundra I'll be really glad to have the chance of downloading and re-playing it on my PS3 system, unfortunately is not currently available in Europe. It has the same "magic taste" of FF7 for the lucky ones who played it at the right time, if you knows what I mean you definitely can't miss this one. I don't care if it could seem "old", it's "GREAT" first thing first, even now in 2012 we NEED a team that could send 3D-eye-candy garbage to hell and make game like this one cause the main reason for a game to exist is to let users HAVE FUN not to bore them with increasingly "realistic" graphics without soul, yes that's the word this is an old game with a huge SOUL, one of my dreams is to play another adventure like this.
    I'm gonna rating this title as it were newly released cause I've played it at that time and I've to say that for many reasons is still unsurpassed, a new same-style game would be over-welcome, in the meanwhile this is still a 10/10 game.
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  3. BenF.
    Apr 30, 2008
    10
    Over a decade later, this game is still one of the great action RPGs of all time, with a creative story and brilliantly designed world.
  4. Nov 15, 2021
    10
    El mejor Zelda que no es Zelda.
    Alundra es uno de mis juegos favoritos de todos los tiempos, siendo un juego atemporal por su estilo
    El mejor Zelda que no es Zelda.
    Alundra es uno de mis juegos favoritos de todos los tiempos, siendo un juego atemporal por su estilo artístico, a pesar de pasar muy desapercibido en su época (por no ser en 3D). Existen muchos puntos positivos como la música y la jugabilidad, pero lo que más destaca en este juego es la construcción del mundo y especialmente del pueblo donde transcurre la historia y la profundidad de todos y cada uno de sus habitantes. Adoptamos el papel de Alundra, un aventurero de una raza que tiene la capacidad de moverse por los sueños de la gente, el cual llega a una pequeña aldea maldita tras un naufragio siguiendo un extraño sueño. En esta aldea iremos desenvolviendo los misterios de sus habitantes mientras intentamos salvarlos. No diré más, pero la historia esta muy bien llevada de principio a fin, recordando un poco a la serie Ys en el sentido que toda la aventura se siente como un capitulo en la vida de nuestro protagonista.
    Otro punto importante y que hace destacar a alundra es su gameplay, tanto su combate como sobretodo sus puzzles. Y es que si por algo es famoso Alundra es por sus puzzles que pueden resultar infernales.
    Además, dada su duración (que no es corta para el tipo de juego que es, pero tampoco excesivamente largo), el juego es muy rejugable (quitando la ruleta del casino...), especialmente para intentar conseguir todos los halcones dorados, coleccionables del juego algunos de los cuales pueden perderse de manera permanente.
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  5. MickeyL.
    Mar 9, 2006
    10
    Alundra is a trully inspiring game even after so long from release date. It has often been refered to by other big game enterprises and in Alundra is a trully inspiring game even after so long from release date. It has often been refered to by other big game enterprises and in doing so, gives it an enormous recomendation! The graphics themselvezs are good for a game of its age, but the colour technique used really shows its age well. For overall preformance, it is a fantastic RPG that every RPG fanatic should have played before giving themselves such a title! Expand
  6. Aug 8, 2021
    9
    Um jogo que merecia mais reconhecimento. Alundra é uma aventura que lhe introduz diversos personagens cativantes, uma história que realmenteUm jogo que merecia mais reconhecimento. Alundra é uma aventura que lhe introduz diversos personagens cativantes, uma história que realmente te prende e apresenta um universo fantástico como poucos jogos conseguem. Facilmente um dos melhores exclusivos do PS1. Expand
  7. Tcho
    Mar 8, 2006
    6
    I recommend this only to those who love solving puzzles. Iffy storyline leaves you not caring when characters die or progressions in the plot I recommend this only to those who love solving puzzles. Iffy storyline leaves you not caring when characters die or progressions in the plot and the gameplay can really annoy you at times. A zelda clone but with more puzzles, it's enjoyable enough if you're after a rpg fix but there's better rpgs out there. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#5 Most Discussed PS1 Game of 1997
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#3 Most Shared PS1 Game of 1997