Wizardry Clone

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Wizardry Clone is an unofficial term and sub-genre used to describe dungeon crawling role-playing games that shares similarities or identical gameplay from Wizardry games. The term name is originating from Wizardry role-playing video game series in 1981 since Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. It also commonly known as "Wizclones" or "Wizlike" (ウィズライク, Uizuraiku). In Japan, they referred the term as "Wizardry-style" (ウィザードリィ風, Uizādorī Fū).


The gameplay usually feature an interchangeable party members, choice of recuperate in several different rooms, stocking items in shop, taking dead bodies into temple or similar, character creation, reclassing characters. The core gameplay must be in first-person maze dungeon crawling and turn-based combat while it's necessary, however combat in real-time with point-and-click interface to fight may not be qualified in such subject, such as the gameplay found in Dungeon Master game and 1999 Eye of the Beholder.

List of Games

Spiritual successors

Image Series/Game Developer Platform(s) Release date(s) Succeeded from
Elminage Starfish PlayStation 2
Nintendo DS
PlayStation Portable
Nintendo 3DS
Microsoft Windows
March 27, 2008 Wizardry Empire
Generation XTH Experience (Team Muramasa) Microsoft Windows
Xbox 360
April 30, 2008 Wizardry XTH
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Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy Experience (Team Muramasa) PlayStation Vita
Microsoft Windows
April 30, 2015 Wizardry XTH
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Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy Experience (Team Muramasa) PlayStation Vita
Microsoft Windows
July 24, 2014 Wizardry XTH
Class of Heroes Zero Div PlayStation Portable
PlayStation 3
Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 5
August 26, 2008 Wizardry XTH


Image Game Author Platform(s) Release date
Javardry To be added Java To be added
NIZ Altorreras iOS
PC Browsers
MIZ Altorreras iOS
PC Browsers
January 29th, 2022
Sorcery: Shadows under Llylgamyn Dave Moore To be added To be added
The Dark Spire Success
Nintendo DS May 22nd, 2008 (JP)
April 14th, 2009 (NA)
Murkon's Refuge
Murkon's Vengenace
Samuel Stoddard
Browser 2002
Jettatura Nick Baker
Kyoto Cybernetics
Steam October 15th, 2022
Llylgamyn Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (remake) - The Knight of Diamonds - Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Return of Werdna - Heart of the Maelstrom
Cosmic Forge Bane of the Cosmic Forge - Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Gold / PSX) - Wizardry 8
Gaiden Suffering of the Queen - Curse of the Ancient Emperor - Scripture of the Dark - Throb of the Demon's Heart - Dimguil - Prisoners of the Battles - The Absence of Misericordia - The Five Ordeals (Traveler's Property / Children of the King Selene / The Devoid of Apotheosis / The Pickled Man of Galvan / The Wheels of Flame / The Price of Deception)
Starfish Wizardry Empire - The Staff of Resurrection - Princess of the Ancient - II (Plus) Legacy of the Princess - Ancestry of the Emperor - Asterisk: The Scarlet Seal
BUSIN Tale of the Forsaken Land - Gotz' Trap Removal - BUSIN 0: Wizardry Alternative NEO
XTH Academy of Frontier - Unlimited Students
Renaissance The Wedge of Life - Labyrinth of Lost Souls (The Red Shadow of the Sister) - Online Mobile - Legacy of Oblivion - Prisoners of the Lost City - Online - Wizardry 0 - The Magical Tower of War - Schema - Wizrogue: Labyrinth of Wizardry
Other games Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure - Chronicle - Summoner - Wizlite: Everybody loved RPGs
Mobile/Cellphone games Monthly Wizardry - Wizardry Chapter 1 - DoCoMo Wizardry - Wizardry Traditional - Wizardry Original - Variants Daphne
Cancelled Stones of Arnhem - Wizardry Gaiden VB - Strange Tale of the Rising Sun - Wandering Dark Lord
Compilations The Wizardry Trilogy: Scenarios I, II & III - I-II - The New Generation - Trilogy 2 - III-IV - VI & VII Complete - The Ultimate Wizardry Archives - Llylgamyn Saga - New Age of Llylgamyn - I-II-III: Story of Llylgamyn - Twin Pack - Perfect Pack - Legacy: BCF, CDS & 8
Tabletop games Wizardry RPG - Wizball
Novels Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord - The Story of Alavik and Margda - Knight of Diamonds - Legacy of Llylgamyn - Heart of the Maelstrom - Ash & Youth Side by Side - The Wind. Has it reached the Dragon? - The Return of Werdna - Suffering of the Queen (Futabasha) - Suffering of the Queen Iris - King of the Sands - Llylgamyn War - Prelude/Expansion - The League of the Crimson Crescent - Blade & Bastard
Media Quest for Hrathnir - Wizardry (anime) - Gaiden (manga) - Apolon Game Music Box Memorial Sound of Wizardry - ZEO (manga) - Record of Wicked Sorcerer: Ash & Youth - Blade & Bastard (manga)
Other related Ultima - The Bard's Tale - Deathlord - Centauri Alliance - Elminage - Generation XTH - Class of Heroes - Wizardry Clone - Wizardry references in popular culture
Collaborations Demon Tribe - Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level - Final Fantasy Agito - Rise of Mana - Samurai Schema - Darkest Dungeon II
Castle - Town - Dungeon - Combat - Spells - Turn - Action - Level - Experience - Party - Skills - Items - Gold - Equipment - Fight - Parry - Damage - Hide - Use - Equip - Flee - Accuracy - Ailments - Drops - Encounter - Random Encounters - Fixed Encounters - Ambush - Difficulty - Armor Class - Reorder - Teleportation
Tavern - Inn - Trading Post - Temple - Training Grounds - Monsters - Armor Class - Alignment - Disarming - Summoning - Level Drain - Decapitation - Interaction - Ashes - Age - Title
Cosmic Forge Trilogy
Rest - Scouting - Oratory - Legerdemain - Skullduggery - Music - Swimming (W7 & W8) - Artifacts - Mythology - Scribe - Thaumaturgy - Alchemy - Theology - Theosophy - Ninjutsu - Kirijutsu
BUSIN series
Quests - Critical - Trust - Party Rank - Allied Actions - Trap Game - Vellum - Monster Materials - Mutated Stones - Moon System
Wizardry Renaissance
WizJewels (WR)
Rewind (WVD) - Wizardry Clone