Defender of the Crown is a strategy computer game published by Cinemaware on Commodore Amiga in 1986 (one year later on PC / DOS ). The game set a new standard in regards of graphic quality in home computer games and also made unforgettable moments for millions. Thanks to Cinemaware, no you can play the full version of Defender of the Crown for free.
Defender of the Crown DOS game is set in England in 1149 during the Middle Ages where, following the death of the king, different factions are fighting for territorial control. The player assumes the role of a Saxon and tries to fight off the Norman hordes and wrestle for control of England. Eventually, the player must fight for control of all territories, and potentially those controlled by other Saxons, if they have become antagonistic. The player must amass armies and fight for control of opponents’ castles. The player may engage enemy armies in battle and loot or lay siege to opposing castles. Territories can also be won in the periodic jousting contests. From time to time the player may attempt to rescue a damsel in distress and can appeal for help from the legendary bandit Robin Hood. The game’s strategy boils down to a war of attrition as the player tries to amass larger armies than his opponents and manages to attack their territories at the right time (source: Wikipedia)