Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair Free Download

Game Overview

Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair is an action-adventure video game released in 2002 by Dragonstone Software. The game is based on Cinematronics’ 1983 laserdisc arcade game Dragon’s Lair, and follows a similar story; the hero, Dirk the Daring, must enter the evil wizard Mordroc’s castle to rescue Princess Daphne from Singe the dragon. Many of the characters and locations from the 1983 original make appearances in the game, along with new puzzles, rooms and enemies. Animator and director Don Bluth, who produced the cartoon animation for the arcade original, also produced two new animated sequences for the opening and ending of the game. The game uses cel shading to mimic the distinctive style of the original.

Installation Instructions

  1. Click the green button below to be redirected to UploadHaven.com.
  2. Wait 15 seconds, then click on the “free download” button. Allow the file transfer to complete (note that speeds may be slower with the free plan; upgrading to UploadHaven Pro will increase speeds).
  3. Once the transfer is complete, right-click the .zip file and select “Extract to Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair Free Download” (To do this you must have 7-Zip, which you can get here).
  4. Open the folder that you just extracted and run the game as administrator.
  5. Enjoy the game! Ensure you run it as an administrator to avoid any issues. If you encounter any missing DLL errors, check the Redist or _CommonRedist folder and install all necessary programs.

Download Links

You can get the full version of this game from the links provided below. Running the game as an administrator is recommended for optimal performance and to avoid save issues.


Dragon’s Lair 3D: Return to the Lair
Size: 965.04 MB


Easy Setup: Unless GOG specified, no installation is needed. If you encounter missing DLL errors, check for a _Redist or _CommonRedist folder. Install DirectX, Vcredist, and all other necessary programs from that folder to ensure the game runs smoothly.

Helpful Tips:

  • For more detailed instructions, refer to the HOW TO RUN GAME!!.txt file included.
  • Right-click the game’s executable file and choose “Run as administrator” if you experience issues saving your game.
  • Disable your antivirus before extracting the game to prevent it from deleting essential crack files.
  • Ensure your graphics card runs smoothly by updating your GPU drivers to the latest version. This can significantly enhance game performance and compatibility.

Need More Help? Visit our FAQ page for solutions to frequently asked questions and common issues.


System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
  • Processor: Pentium II 300 or AMD K6-III 400 (Pentium III 800 recommended)
  • Memory: 128 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 16 MB of VRAM (OpenGL 1.2 compatible)
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

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