Panzer Dragoon (パンツァードラグーン, Pantsā Doragūn?) is a rail shooter video game developed by Team Andromeda and released on the Sega Saturn in 1995; and later released on PC, PlayStation 2, and as a bonus in its sequel Panzer Dragoon Orta for Xbox. The game follows the journey of Keil Fluge (unnamed in localized versions), a member of a hunting party who becomes the rider of a powerful blue dragon and joins it on its mission to stop a rival dragon from wreaking havoc on his world.
Panzer Dragoon was one of the few games available at the Sega Saturn's accelerated, surprise launch. It is the first game in the Panzer Dragoon series, and introduced the series' gameplay elements and, above all, its original art direction and post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe which gained critical acclaim. It was followed by Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Panzer Dragoon Orta.