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DOS – 1988

Alt names Shadowkeep, Behemoth
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Dosbox support Supported on 0.62
Genre Adventure
Theme Fantasy, Puzzle elements
Perspective 1st-Person
Released in United States
Publisher Mindscape, Inc.
Developer ICOM Simulations, Inc.
4.08 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of Shadowgate

Shadowgate is a typical fantasy adventure game with a typical defeat-an-evil plot: you have been sent to Castle Shadowgate prevent the resurrection of an evil monster (called the Behemoth). Although most puzzles are logical, Shadowgate is most memorable for the ridiculous amount of time you will die — just picking up a book or walking into a certain room will kill you instantly. Torch management is also a pain because there’s a limited number of them lying around. Definitely NOT the game for the easily frustrated! Too bad the sequel Beyond Shadowgate was released only on the TurboGrafx 16 system. After a long hiatus, ICOM is finally back as Ininite Ventures, and has updated the game to Windows 95 version! Go buy it today from Shadowgate website!

Review By HOTUD

Buy Shadowgate

Shadowgate is available for a small price on the following websites, and is no longer abandonware. You can read our online store guide.

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Shadowgate, apply patchs, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.


English version 6 KB (DOS)


English version 3 MB (Mac)


English version 3 MB (Windows 3.x)


English version Keypress fix 4 KB (DOS)

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