dungeons
Metacritic: 65/100
Release: Feb 2011
Reviewed on: PC

Dungeons

Site Score
6.5
Good: Good length campaign – Variety of items, minions and heroes
Bad: Isn’t Dungeon Keeper 3 – UI can be tedious
User Score
8.6
(5 votes)
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Dungeons takes a different spin on the strategy management genre which makes for a unique experience. The game was released in 2011 and was developed by Realmforge Studios with publisher Kalypso Media.

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In the game players take control of a once dominate Dungeon Lord who falls victim to a disastrous plot headed by his ex-girlfriend to rip away his power. In order to regain your power you will have to start from the bottom and work your way through 17 single player missions to reclaim your power.

Unlike games you might have previously played in the genre players attempt to care for heroes that venture into their dungeon rather than their evil minions. Once you have satisfied the venturing heroes (mostly with treasure and easy to kill enemies) they will be ripe with Soul Energy and must be killed by the player in order to harvest the energy to purchase other rooms, equipment and traps in order to expand your dungeon.

Players have their own avatar within the game who can freely roam the dungeon slaughtering heroes or drag them to the prison to harvest Soul Energy.

Because of this gameplay players focus on creating the ultimate dungeon lair that entices heroes to their death in order to fuel your dungeon with Soul Energy for expansion. You can achieve this by using the hundreds of items and by summoning over a dozen monsters to roam your dungeon. Depending on the items you place around your dungeon you will attract ten different heroes with varying dungeon desires.

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The game level have a decent level of variety and just the right campaign length before it all gets too repetitive. For those gamers that want more when they’re finished with the campaign there is a sandbox mode that offers more adventure.

If you go into Dungeons knowing that the game is a different experience to the usual dungeon lord game (and not expecting Dungeon Keeper 3) you’ll thoroughly enjoy enticing heroes into your domain only to imprison them for their Soul Energy.

Summary:

  • Entice heroes into your dungeon for Soul Energy.
  • Huge collection of items to put into your dungeon (over 300).
  • Attract in 10 hero varieties and summon even more minion types.
  • Dark storyline with a twisted sense of humour.
  • Good campaign length with a sandbox mode also included.

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Dungeons, 8.6 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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  1. Rick S
    January 29, 2014

    This one of the worst strategy games I ever played.
    Read the reviews on Steam before buying !!!


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