Dungeon Hunter 5

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Improves on a popular formula – Good loot mechanics
Bad
  • Progress gets increasingly tough without opening your wallet
7.5

The fifth game in the Dungeon Hunter franchise expands the hack and slash action further with a game set in the dying Valenthia. Choose from 5 different starting weapons, loot endless items, play with others and much more.

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Gameplay has changed little from the last Dungeon Hunter instalment but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing with the game refining mechanics rather than introducing new ones. Players start their adventure by naming their character and choosing from one of the five available starting weapons.

Unlike previous games in the series this weapon choice comes with less restrictions which means more combinations for players between weapons and spells. Weapon options in Dungeon Hunter 5 include a magical staff, a large sword, two small swords, a long glaive or dual crossbows. Of course each weapon has pros and cons but these can be offset by teaming up with allies with different weapons.

Gameplay is centred around individual missions where players must spend energy to enter. Each quest comes with different difficultly options which alters enemy types and potential rewards.

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These potential rewards is where much of the gameplay has been improved with a massive increase in the loot table. Players will now be able to gain new weapons, armour and crafting items off their fallen enemies. The new fusion system also ensures even unwanted items have some use as they can upgrade your favourite weapons through forging.

Dungeon Hunter 5 represents a continued evolution in the franchise that makes many steps to improve upon a proven formula. For simple hack and slash action and a deep item system few games compare.

Summary:

  • Another strong Dungeon Hunter game.
  • 5 different starting weapons to alter gameplay.
  • Multiple difficulty levels for varying levels.
  • Plenty of equipment hunting and crafting to create an item hunt.
  • Explore a dying Valenthia landscape.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on June 18, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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