I know there are plenty of videogames that are loosely based on some edition of D&D rules. Are there any official D&D games that tried to replicate it as closely as possible? My question refers to all editions.


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    \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately, list questions are off-topic on our site and as such this question is likely to be put on hold. \$\endgroup\$ – kviiri Oct 8 '18 at 12:51
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  • \$\begingroup\$ The title and the text differ on an important point: the title asks about all such games (which would make this a list question), but the texts asks about existence (giving one example would be proof). \$\endgroup\$ – Szega Oct 10 '18 at 8:14

I (with the help of the commenters below!) can think of the following:

  • The Gold Box series (PC, Commodore, Amiga, Atari ST, NES, Apple II, Macintosh, Sega Genesis) which is built on AD&D rules
  • Baldur's Gate (PC) which is built on 2e D&D rules
  • Neverwinter Nights (PC) which is built on 3e D&D rules
  • Temple of Elemental Evil (PC) which is built on 3.5e D&D rules
  • Dungeons and Dragons Online (PC) which is built on 3.5e D&D rules
  • The Neverwinter MMORPG (2013) implements the D&D 4e ruleset, with liberties to accommodate real-time play
  • Sword Coast Legends (PC) which is built on the 5e D&D rules

If you're looking for a more modern RPG that captures the feel of D&D without close adherence to the rules, then I would strongly recommend Divinity: Original Sin and its sequel :)

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