Exciting new features, including four-player multiplayer in four modes and the ability to play as some of the game’s popular bosses
User reviews: Mostly Negative (116 reviews) - 38% of the 116 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: 27 Sep, 2011

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About This Game

Dungeons: The Dark Lord is the sequel to Dungeons, the game where the more evil you are, the better! There are a slew of exciting new features, including four-player multiplayer in four modes! Along with the addition of multiplayer modes such as Deathmatch and King of the Hill, there’s now the ability to play as some of the game’s popular bosses (Minos, The Dungeon Lord, the Zombie King and more) in multiplayer, along with the addition of an extensive single-player campaign, a new dungeon setting and 25 new prestige gimmicks.

Key Features

  • Four multiplayer modes for up to four players: Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Piñata and Survival
  • Entirely new, fully scripted and voiced single-player campaign
  • New dungeon setting (ice crystal cave) with new graphics, unique prestige gimmicks and a new boss monster
  • Playable bosses in multiplayer modes (Minos, Zombie King, Calypso and Dungeon Lord)
  • Various dungeon graphics sets and inventories are now available
  • New set of skills specifically for multiplayer modes

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 3 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 2 GB free HDD
    • Video Card: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: Windows-compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: 21 July
Its the same with every kalypso game on here; I see a game I think I'll like and i has so many negative reviews that I don't buy it till its on super sale one day. Then I love it.
This isn't dungeon keeper. I don't know what dungeon keeper is, but scanning the negative reviews will tell you that people bought this game not called dungeon keeper, and then discovered that it isn't dungeon keeper, and were very upset.
This is a dungeon-making/ time management/ strategy game. It's pretty easy, but fun and a good time killer. There is a lot of micromanaging. That's what the game is; managing things. Managing and building.
Gameplay is pretty much the same as the last dungeons but with more objects and upgrades and a different story.
It's fun, really, if you like time management and city building or dungeon building sims.
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88 of 109 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: 27 November, 2013
Its an alright game if you realize what it is. This is NOT A DUNGEON KEEPER Clone nor is it ment to be. Think of it like SimDungeon or DungeonTycoon. Thats the best way to describe it.
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40 of 57 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: 12 July, 2014
Firstly, don't believe that Dungeons is a Dungeon Keeper remake. It's not. Dungeon Keeper was about massing armies of minions and then trashing the incoming heros with them. Dungeons is more about indirect hero management (very much like a Dungeon Master in D&D) and this is no bad thing.

Actually I prefer the concept of Dungeons far more than I did Dungeon Keeper. Are there enough piles of loot for hero's to find? Are they being adequately challenged by you minions? Is the dungeon decor affecting them? If yes then torture the statisfaction right back out of them! Maniacal Laughter(tm)

The problem I have with Dungeons is that it's seriously unpolished. Trying to target the correct hero with a spell can become an excerise in twitching the camera until you can finally get the cursor to select him. The early game generally moves too slowly and is the same process over-and-over again.

Your commandos need micro-management. They'll happily stand by and watch as the Dungeon Heart is destroyed next to them rather than attacking. Which becomes more of a problem if one turns off the horrible voice acting; then it's hard to notice the heart is under attack.

Imps sometimes can't be bothered to mine out walls - 6 imps running around uselessly won't mine a wall bang in the middle of my dungeon.

Autosaves are a mess, instead of saving at meaningful checkpoints they're sometimes saved on a timer. I've played for two hours in a dungeon to discover the last autosave was in a previous dungeon. Which bring me to my last point. The early game is tediously slow but the whole game could have been faster paced.

Unless you know what you're getting and are really looking to play Dungeons - The Dark Lord then I can't recommend it. Which is a pity; it had the potential for greatness.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: 8 December, 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. Has more freedom of control and design then dungeon keeper. Both making/decorating your dungeon and controling your dungeon lord to hunt heroes is a lot of fun. Only fun braking difficulty I experienced was constant soul gathering need and racing with heroes for endless leveling, leaving you always needing to push yourself harder untill immenent defeat from op heroes rather then having fun. But I guess no dungeon boss stays undefeated after all..
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: 10 August, 2012
NOTE: If you are looking for a new dungeon keeper game this is not it.

The best way I would describe dungeons and dungeons the dark lord would be that it's like a theme park tycoon game. That all said, they're decently fun games with dark lord having a multiplayer component. Multiple modes including a campaign mode will keep you should keep you entertained however I do not recommend buying this full price. I picked it up on a sale and unless the idea really appeals to you and you loved the available demos I would highly suggest just waiting for them to go on sale.
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