22 Games Like Dungeon Keeper

Games Like Dungeon Keeper Our collection of games like Dungeon Keeper offers games that combine real time strategy, management and god game elements into a single gaming challenge.

This mixture of genres within Dungeon Keeper (DK) proved to be a hit with its original launch in 1997 and sequel in 1999 that both offered a similar dark tongue and cheek style of humour. Centred around players building a dungeon in order to attract all manner of evil creatures you'll fight through the underground against the heroes of good from the land above.

Interacting with the world through their floating hand players command their creatures to perform various tasks to achieve their objective. This sees players building rooms, researching spells and constructing traps while building up their forces of creatures. With training these creatures can unlock all their diverse abilities to help you conquer the various challenging underworld levels.

The games like Dungeon Keeper here capture the same management and strategy gameplay experience that the original two DK games offered with a focus on games where you are underground or play as evil.
undermaster

Undermaster

Leveraging their experience in browser based games Upjers has created Undermaster, a game focused on the establishing and maintenance of a dark dungeon with inspiration from the likes of the Dungeon Keeper franchise. The game is also available on Windows, Linux through the Upjers Home (previously Upjers Playground). Your task in Undermaster is to develop your own dream dungeon as you lead the subterranean minions that you attract into battle against heroes and even other dungeons of minions to g...[Read Review]

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Evil Genius

Evil Genius mixes simulation, management and real time strategy putting players in charge of their own evil villain lair as they attempt to complete their plans for world domination one country at a time. Originally launched in 2004 Evil Genius still has a strong cult like following of fans with comparison to the popular Dungeon Keeper series of games which launched several years earlier. With age does come some limitations however with graphics and general polish quickly falling behind other mo...[Read Review]

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9.6 User Avg (22 votes)
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Oxygen Not Included

Oxygen Not Included challenges you with space colony simulation across varied procedurally generated worlds that each offer their own distinct fight for survival. From food, warmth and even oxygen as your resources under constant threat you’ll need to guide your colonists to survive and in time thrive to a civilisation that is self sufficient and safe from external threats. Released in 2019 for Windows, Mac and Linux this space adventure has some similar survival mechanics to Klei Entertai...[Read Review]

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9.5 User Avg (15 votes)
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Prison Architect

Maximum security prisons aren’t a common theme for a video game but one that Prison Architect explores in detail with its takes on the management simulation genre as players control a private construction business. With a campaign of several levels that also serve as your tutorial players the majority of gameplay takes place in sandbox setting of prison management. Prison Architect takes place in a top-down 2D environment and clearly draws from a number of classics in the tycoon genre with...[Read Review]

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9.3 User Avg (17 votes)
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Dungeons 3

Live the life of dungeon master in Dungeons 3, a game with clear inspirations but takes the management mechanics in its own direction. Gameplay includes a vast 20 mission campaign (co-op available) amongst a multiplayer skirmish mode and a survival format in the base game which is expanded further through several DLC releases. Set in a far off fantasy land players infect the mind of the dark elf priestess Thalya, convincing her to give into her dark urges and conquer the goodly game world and se...[Read Review]

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9.2 User Avg (20 votes)
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Ghost Master

If you’ve ever thought you’d make a great haunting ghost then you can now put that to the test with Ghost Master a title where you get to control a team of ghastly ghouls and attempt to scare people out of their homes by utilising the hauntable items in an everyday home. Ghost Master combines the likes of puzzle and adventure with touches of light strategy but overall is primarily about the journey rather than a vast amount of strategy depth in haunting. Set across a number of missio...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (6 votes)
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Craft The World

Craft The World is a sandbox game with strategy elements for PC, Mac and iOS whereby players will be creating their own dwarven colony from humble beginnings. Mixing elements from a range of titles in similar genres Craft The World’s overall experience is a gaming treat and offers replayability at the same time. Craft The World puts you in charge of your own dwarf society that grows from a single dwarf to a thriving community of adventurers (often 12-14 depending on your level completion t...[Read Review]

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8.3 User Avg (45 votes)
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Black & White 2

Black & White 2 is a sequel to the first popular god game in the series and expands on the core gameplay with the addition of real time strategy elements to expand on the original challenge. Praised as offering something unique Black & White 2 continues to have a small dedicated fan base decades after its release with plenty of nostalgia for those that played it upon original release date. In Black & White 2 players again take on the role of a god and use their divine hand to interac...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (19 votes)
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Black & White

Black & White is a god game developed by Lionhead Studios and released back in 2001. The game also has elements from other genres though making it a very unique experience. An expansion pack and sequel were released after its success. In Black & White players take control of a number of villagers which are split between separate islands. Each of these islands comes with their own unique challenges for players to overcome and form the basis of the storyline. This plot has players advancin...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (12 votes)
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Populous: The Beginning

Populous: The Beginning blends strategy and god games together to create an interesting and fun hybrid of the genres where players lead their tribe through an array of missions with their powers. The game serves as the third in the series and was developed by Bullfrog Productions who also developed the highly popular Dungeon Keeper series with features some similar themes and game mechanics. In Populous: The Beginning players will join their own tribe as a powerful shaman who wishes to achieve v...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (7 votes)
from-dust

From Dust

From Dust combines a number of genres incorporating strategy, building and god games into one with players helping their own tribe of humans through the challenges that they face. From Dust was published by Ubisoft in July 2011 for the Xbox 360 and was followed by Windows and PlayStation 3 a few months later, along with Xbox One backwards compatibility. From Dust was briefly made available on the Google Chrome store in 2012 although this version has since been discontinued. Set in a world where ...[Read Review]

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Banished

Banished joins the ranks of the city build genre with a 2014 release that takes it into a unique medieval setting where you’ll build from humble beginnings into a thriving economic powerhouse. Banished opts not to throw abundance of resources at players either and instead looks to force players into resource scarcity so that every decision is one of balance as you try to survive and with some luck, thrive. Banished starts you off with your own community of outcasts who have come together a...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (57 votes)
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War For The Overworld

Many games have tried to revived the Dungeon Keeper franchise but none have come as close as War for the Overworld a fan made game born from the realm of Kickstarter. With Richard Ridings providing voice acting for the game it is already half way there. Offering campaign, sandbox and multiplayer War For The Overworld is set in a similar dark setting to that of its spiritual predecessor. Playing as an Underlord who has finally awakened to lay claim to the world you’ll pillage both Underlord...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (12 votes)
startopia

StarTopia

StarTopia was put together by former Bullfrog employees and has you take control of several space stations as you attempt to create a thriving space hub for the galaxy. StarTopia was released back in 2001 and features the same humour filled gameplay that made the Dungeon Keeper series and similar games such as Theme Hospital so popular. The game takes place in a universe that has been devastated by war with players taking control of one of the few remaining space stations and a beacon of hope in...[Read Review]

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Overlord II

Overlord II continues the humorous and unique experience of the original game and is again available on the major platforms (Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Fans of the first Overlord game will welcome the highly anticipated sequel and there is still plenty of fun to be had for new comers to the Overlord series. In the sequel you will again step into the shoes of an unknown and mysterious Overlord (the son of the original Overlord) as you attempt to grow your influence by overtaking the Ro...[Read Review]

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planetbase

Planetbase

Planetbase challenges you to settle the stars with your own team of space settlers as they try to establish a colonist outpost on a remote planet. Originally released in 2015 for Windows the game later expanded to the console market which offers the same science fiction setting struggle for survival as you work with minimal resources far from your home base. Your ultimate goal in Planetbase to master the four game planets that provide different challenges and increasing difficulty and serve as t...[Read Review]

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dwarfs

Dwarfs!?

Dwarfs!? (and its free to play counterpart Dwarfs!) lets you command your very own team of Dwarfs in a Lemmings meets Dwarf Fortress approach to gameplay. The free version allows players to experience arcade mode (main game mode) in addition to tutorials and challenge mode while the full version adds sandbox, rush, endless, tower defence and dark mode for more variety. These modes can be added individually to your game or bought in a package (Dwarfs!?) allowing plenty of flexibility. Regardless ...[Read Review]

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7.5 User Avg (8 votes)
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Overlord

Overlord opts to blend a number of genres together with role playing elements, kingdom management, action-adventure and Pikmin like game puzzles to offer a unique and humorous title. Released in 2007 the game was the first title in the Overlord franchise with an expansion pack (Raising Hell) released soon after which also happens doubled as the name of the PlayStation 3 full version. Set within a fantasy world Overlord tasks players with the role of an evil leader who seeks to reclaim power by s...[Read Review]

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gnomoria

Gnomoria

Gnomoria puts you in control of a civilisation of gnomes who need your guidance to grow their settlement, fend off attacks, craft and dig. While a sandbox game at heart there is also plenty of management and strategy to also master. Each game in Gnomoria starts in a procedurally generated world with a number of sliders available to players to alter the difficultly and type of experience they wish to have. Options include things like map size, flatness, depth of resources, amount of resources, en...[Read Review]

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7.4 User Avg (5 votes)
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A Game of Dwarves

A Game of Dwarves puts you at the head of a dwarf settlement and gives you complete control of building a new and thriving civilisation. This civilisation of dwarves is highly customisable with the experience focusing on the dungeon simulation and creation elements rather than a robust and deep layer of strategic gameplay. While this means A Game of Dwarves can’t live up to the likes of Dwarf Fortress in terms of challenge it does provide the necessary tools and freedom to create a thriving dwar...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (6 votes)
dungeons

Dungeons

Dungeons takes a different spin on the dungeon strategy management genre which makes for a unique experience where you’ll invite heroes into your dungeon, provide them with a tantalising adventure and drain their souls before they can escape. The game was released in 2011 published by Kalypso Media who would go on to support Dungeons 2 and Dungeons 3 albeit with different game mechanics. In Dungeons players take control of a once dominate Dungeon Lord who falls victim to a disastrous plot ...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (6 votes)
space-colony

Space Colony

Set on the otherside of the galaxy that we know with limited resources a powerful corporation has sent a crew of explorers to survive and eventually turn a profit for themselves. With this base deep in alien territory you’ll have to keep these explorers safe from the hostile alien threat that circles your base. Part simulation game Space Colony requires players to not only expand their base but also keep their colonists happy. With each having a mind of their own and a paycheque that they ...[Read Review]

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7 User Avg (18 votes)