Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Feb 4, 1999 prototype)

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Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (Feb 4, 1999 prototype)
Build date Feb 4, 1999
Dump status Released, redump needed
Dumped by Gh0stBlade
Released by CVLT OF OSIRIS
File release date May 13, 2020
Origin CD-R
Game Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
System PlayStation
Genre Action
Final build EU Jul 16, 1999
US Jul 28, 1999
Release date EU 1999
US Aug 16, 1999
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Prototype/prerelease build of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver for the PlayStation from 1999-02-04 (about 5 months before the game was released).


  • This prototype features early versions of most areas, as well as two major deleted areas (Undercity and Lair/Morlock).
  • This build does not include save/load capability, but you can access all of the game world using a combination of the debugging menu and fast movement.
  • Press square + circle to open the debugging menu.
  • Hold start and use the D-pad to use fast/vertical movement.
  • Target TK projectiles by holding triangle, then also pressing and holding L2 + R2 to enter lookaround mode. Fire by releasing triangle. They don't affect many objects in this build, but break some windows and open some doors.
  • Target possession projectiles the same as TK projectiles, but using O instead of triangle. These don't seem to do anything in this build.
  • Trigger some unfinished events by pressing triangle + X.
  • Includes full debugging symbols.



Special thanks to Gh0stBlade and the other anonymous heroes who saved this gem from the scrapyard.

See also