Silmarils Collection for the PC

If you were a real gamer back in the early 90’s you owned an Atari ST or an Amiga (and some poor freaks also owned PCs). But all of you would have been aware of the game developer Silmarils. Renowned for an almost Cinemaware-like level of graphics and attention to detail in their games. Most of them are classic fantasy based such as the Ishar series. This isn’t surprising given that the company were named after the symbolic jewels central in JRR Tolkein’s work The Silmarillion. This love of fantasy was evident in their games, graphics and stunning box artwork.

I was pleased to read today that DotEmu will be releasing the Silmarils Collection for the PC on March the 10th. This includes 16 games. You can make out most of them from the box shots above. Personally I always thought the Ishar trilogy and the concepts of Robinson’s Requiem were superb, so as long as this collection is keenly priced I’ll be there. Hopefully DotEmu will have done as good a job on these titles as it did on R-Type and Street Fighter.

You can sign-up to their mailing list here: and once released (March 10th) this site will probably also contain full details of the games. For now here is a link to their newsletter announcement.

Posted on February 25th 2010 at 11:29 pm by .
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  • February 26th 2010 at 3:50 am

    I always liked the graphics of the Ishar series but the fact that some characters would leave your party at the slightest discrepancy was frustrating.

    And Robinson’s Requiem … true innovation here! In which other game can you amputate both your own legs and arms?! 😉 I like the concept of the “survival in the wilderness”-idea. The Voxelspace graphics on the Amiga version was really shitty though. That’s where the DOS version had an advantage.

  • March 3rd 2010 at 10:32 am

    Holy crap, that’s great!

    I loved Silmarils’ games, I have completed Colorado and Targhan, explored good chunk of Starblade, played hours of Ishars, and and and SQUEEEE!

  • Ygen
    March 19th 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Love those games, there is a few i don’t know about, but some of them are true classics like Ishar series, Robinson, Deus, Maya …

    I am very tempted to buy this collection just to see how it will feel to play them again 😀
    Maybe I’ll regain some of my youth !

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