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Drakengard PAL.jpg
PAL Boxart
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20732
Release date: March 2, 2004
CRCs: 9679D44C
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52322
Release date: May 21, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPM-652.66
Release date: September 11, 2003
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Cavia, Square Enix, Macrospace
Publisher(s): Square Enix
Genre: Action RPG
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN
Game review score: 7.9 (IGN)
Game description: The game is the first installment of the Drakengard series and features a mixture of ground-based hack-and-slash, aerial combat, and role-playing elements which have become a staple of the series. The story is set during a religious war between two factions—the Union and the Empire—with the war tipping in favor of the Empire. The player controls Caim, a deposed prince of the Union, in his quest for vengeance against the Empire. Wounded in battle while protecting his sister Furiae, he is forced to make a pact with a red dragon named Angelus. As they journey together, they join with Hierarch Verdelet on a quest to prevent the Empire from destroying magical seals that keep the world in balance: Furiae acts as the central seal, and her death will drop the world into chaos.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E8400 (3.0GHz)
  • Radeon 5770 GSDX r5135
  • SPU2-X r5139
  • LilyPad r5112
BIOS: Japan v02.00, HACKS: SpeedHacks: INTC, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, • None Voice Sound real time rendering movie.(In NTSC-J, Japanese Ver.)

• None 2D Graphic Illustration real time rendering movie.(In NTSC-J, Japanese Ver.) • There are glitches on the videos and some spells with internal resolutions above the native.

NTSC-U Windows 8.1 Pro
  • AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.80 GHz
  • Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB
1.2.1 r529 GSdx SSE2 r529
  • SPU2-X r529
  • LilyPad Scp r5875
• Requires a fast CPU

This game doesn't have any glitches but it lags horribly. You can set VU to 1 without problems but go any higher and the game lags and you can't enable EE hacks as the game uses it all up. Regardless though it is almost playable(40FPS without hacks).

NTSC-U Windows 7 Ultimate x64
  • Intel i5 4570 (3.2GHz)
  • Nvidia 760 2GB GSDX 0.1.14
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
BIOS: USA v02.00

• SpeedHacks: INTC, Wait Loop Detection, mVU Flag Hack, MTVU, Cycle stealing = 0, EE cyclerate = 1 • Undub version works fine on modern hardware, with minimal speedhacks. Some audio pops within the FMVs, gameplay has no issues.



  • Also known as "Drag-on Dragoon"

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