A Simply Gorgeous Non-Linear Pixelated RPG – Lair Of The Leviathan – Overview

Written by Marcello TBL

Lair Of The Leviathan RPG

homage to ’80s and ’90s Classic RPGs….and I love it

What my eyes see is simply something delightful that embodies everything I’ve always loved about video games and has helped nurture and sustain my passion for gaming. It is a tribute to the ’80s and ’90s RPGs. No, I’m not exaggerating when I say that Lair Of The Leviathan is a game not to miss, especially for older RPG enthusiasts like myself.

But what is Lair of the Leviathan? It is an adventure Turn-Based RPG by Nostalgic Realms that dives deep into classic turn-based combat and exploration. Set in a meticulously handcrafted pixellated open world, this game shuns procedural generation for a more deliberate and nostalgic gaming experience. Players can anticipate a blend of challenging tactical combat and rich RPG mechanics, where a variety of abilities and strategies must be masterfully combined to advance.

Lair Of The Leviathan RPG

The game’s narrative and progression are non-linear, allowing players to explore at their own pace and tackle a variety of quests and dungeons that grow in complexity as the story unfolds. Each character in the player’s party is customizable and equipped with unique abilities and backstories, which evolve as players upgrade their gear and unlock new combat traits.

Lair of the Leviathan aims to offer a robust, evolving world filled with NPCs, quests, and an array of enemies, promising a richly layered adventure that appeals to fans of strategic RPGs and indie adventures alike. Below is an overview of the game via Steam, screens, and trailer.


Engage in challenging tactical combat involving the use of dozens of available abilities. Each party brings with them different specialties and it’s up to you how to combine them to overcome the challenges faced.

Explore a world filled with npcs with their own quests and storylines. As you progress into each storyline new quests and buildings unlock providing further progression paths. The more the world grows, the more npcs and quests are unlocked and the further you can progress with new quests and new clues on further areas to explore, all which is reflected visually in the world.

A non linear story that allows you to progress the way you wish. The world is filled with both quests and dungeons big and small, from small monster caves to multi floored mega dungeons there is a variety of things to do and discover. All locations are hand crafted, no random gen.

As your adventurers grow in level, gear and complete story quests, new abilities will be unlocked. There are a variety of different characters to choose from, each of which is customisable with their own abilities, skills and storylines. Gear can be upgraded as you gain the necessary materials unlocking further stat increases and unlocking combat traits.

* A large open world to explore in your own way, at your own pace and delve into dozen of handcrafted dungeon locations.
* Assemble a party of customisable characters each with different skills, classes, storylines, and quests.
* Fight 100s of different enemies each with their own unique abilities in turn based combat.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.