25 best fantasy games ever
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1992)
The venerable Ultima franchise got a 3D spit-and-polish for this innovative instalment, which saw the series' hero the Avatar banished to the depths of the Stygian Abyss to – you guessed it – rescue a princess.
The game's big innovation was its use of a first-person 3D perspective, complete with varying heights, the ability to look up and variable lighting – all long before Doom hit the scene. But the tech was only half the story, with eight gigantic levels of claustrophobic underground labyrinths to explore.