The 24 Games of Christmas! Day #18: Wizardry Collection

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The tree is up, the lights are on, the stockings are over the fireplace and everyone’s getting into the eggnog. It’s Christmas and it’s the best time of year.

Nothing beats Christmas; it’s the time for fun and play, for family and friends. It’s the chance to get away from work and reset the batteries. And, of course, it’s the perfect time to knock off some of those games that you just haven’t been able to get around to.

As is tradition for Digitally Downloaded we’re going to count down the 24 games of Christmas – one a day for each day from December 1 through to December 24. The fun, the silly and the crazy, these games have been custom picked by the DDNet editorial team to give you plenty of ideas for stocking fillers, games to play with family and friends on Christmas Eve, or games you should use the extra time over the holiday to get stuck into.

 The 24 Games Of Christmas
Day #18: Wizardry Collection

(Read our review here)

Wizardry is one of the oldest RPG franchises, and over the years it has gone through more than a few fundamental changes; not least of which being acquired by a Japanese company and becoming a JRPG series.

The Wizardry Collection, as available on Steam, is the 6th, 7th and 8th game in the series, and as far as we’re concerned these are some of the finest. Sure they look horrible by modern standards (6 and 7 are DOS games, with all that that entails), but the core gameplay remains genuinely challenging, and the dungeon design remains absolutely fascinating.

This is the kind of game that you’ll go into packing some grid paper to make your own maps. Old school, but delightfully so, and what better way to celebrate Christmas than to gift yourself with something you might well have received as a Christmas gift as a youth?

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