Hands-on: QuestLord is like an 8-bit Skyrim Lite for your smartphone [VIDEO]


With so many apps and games in the Play Store, it can be a little daunting trying to figure out which ones are worthy of spending your hard earned cash on. Thankfully you have us to go rummaging around Google’s vast app store, in hunt of the gems. What we found was a title by the name of QuestLord, a nostalgic first-person RPG created by developer Eric Kinkead.

As you can no doubt already see from the screenshots, QuestLord pays homage to RPG’s of yore — the ones played on ancient PC’s that allowed players to embark on epic quests, explore vast lands, and vanquish terrifying enemies — all from the comfort of their parent’s basement. We found QuestLord’s sprite based visuals endearing enough to give it a spin and watch our video below to see how that played out.

At a paltry $2, QuestLord gives oldschool RPG-ers a good enough time to warrant a purchase. What I initially expected was nothing more than another stale dungeon crawler, but what I found was a fun RPG that moves beyond the dungeon, allowing players to explore mountains, caves, forests, cities and yes — dungeons. Gameplay is non-linear, and players can embark on a number of side quests from the 100+ NPC (non-playable characters) in the game. Think of this as Skyrim Lite for mobile, and you’re somewhat on the right track.

QuestLord manages to provide players with enough depth to keep ’em hooked, while simultaneously keeping it casual enough for newcomers of the genre. It’s because of this I recommend QuestLord to anyone looking to level up while on the toilet, and save their land from an unspeakable evil in the process. You can download QuestLord right now in the Google Play Store for $2.

[Google Play: QuestLord]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Awww man. I was thinking about making a game like this. Oh well.

    1. Plenty of room for more. Different story. Different characters. Different theme. Do it!

      1. Lol yeah I know. I really did like Eye of the Beholder back in the day. Wanted to make my own version of that.

        Besides, I have other projects that need my attention first.

        Side note: Wow, 4 down votes?

  2. Cool to see these type of games coming out again… this is like an 8-bit version of the newly released Legend of Grimrock.

  3. Great game, just downloaded this on my iPhone.

    1. iPhone… down vote. Sorry bro.

      1. Why does it matter what platform I choose to enjoy this game on?

        1. Exactly.
          Why did you mention it then?

          1. This is a very intriguing point to bring up. I don’t know which side to take. I’ll just stay neutral.

  4. I don’t know why, but I could never get into rpg’s with a first person view like this.
    Has anyone tried 9th Dawn RPG +? Haven’t tried it myself but I’ve been curious about it and it looks a bit like this.

    1. I agree, not my thing either. 3rd person is as close as I want to be.

  5. I wish someone would do a quality remake of either the Kings Quest series or the Heroes Quest series. Police Quest would also be pretty awesome… Maybe even some leisure suit Larry. :-)

    1. There’s plenty of decent dos emulators out there. I use scummvm and have KQ6 running great.

  6. These are called first person dungeon crawlers there are several old ones like Eye of the Beholder for SNES and I am glad to see they style of gameplay is coming back int he likes of Grimrock and others like this.

  7. Used to play the Eye of the Beholder series on the Amiga which I really enjoyed. I think Eric Kinkead has done a great job in creating the same atmosphere as in games like EotB. The none-linear gameplay makes it even better than the EotB series

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