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Deep in the underworld of Ardania, a threat of the most evil nature grows and multiplies with an appetite for destruction that is unsurpassed. Summoned from the depths of the Bottomless Pit, the (once) mighty Báal-Abaddon has been torn from his throne of skulls and imprisoned in an earthly body of less-than-imposing stature (he's an Imp,...
Release Date: Feb 14, 2013
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Deep in the underworld of Ardania, a threat of the most evil nature grows and multiplies with an appetite for destruction that is unsurpassed. Summoned from the depths of the Bottomless Pit, the (once) mighty Báal-Abaddon has been torn from his throne of skulls and imprisoned in an earthly body of less-than-imposing stature (he's an Imp, OK?) to serve the none-too-competent sorcerer Oscar van Fairweather. But unfortunately for Fairweather, the luck of the damned is on Báal's side and he soon breaks free to build his own dark and majestic... Impire.


Take control the of demon Báal-Abaddon as he attempts to rebuild his mighty hell spawn form. With the aid of dozens of evil creatures big and small as well as an arsenal of spells, you will help him construct a dungeon underworld of limitless evil and nastiness to stop all those pesky Heroes of Ardania from ruining his return to greatness!

Key Features


  • Incarnate a demon of the abyss; make him evolve into a powerful dungeon lord and customize him through weapon and armor upgrades
  • Dig your own dungeon, build different room types, and craft wicked traps to stop your enemies
  • Beat up the heroes who attempt to thwart your plans, or even better, crush their souls and use them as resources to build up your dungeon
  • Recruit a vast array of creatures, level them up, and upgrade their equipment
  • Terrorize the surface of Ardania by raiding different locations, collecting treasures and riches along the way
  • Unlock unique magical item cards and mix and match them to build a deck that suits your playing style
  • Play the campaign in solo or in coop mode; or confront friends in different multiplayer game modes

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E8400 3.0GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+,
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA® GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon® HD3000 video card with 512MB of dedicated memory
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:3 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer
    Recommended:
    • Additional:3-button mouse, keyboard, speakers, Internet connection for multiplayer
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
156 products in account
1 review
23.5 hrs on record
As you would probly guess it's like dungeon keeper with some gameplay changes while trying to keep the same brand of humour. That being said it's take on the humour, in my opinion, feels childish and drab while the gameplay leaves me struggling to keep my attention in order to finish. Not to say it's a bad game, you should know that if you want to play a dungeon keeper type game then you could do better.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
59 products in account
5 reviews
19.2 hrs on record
If you think you are buying the next Dungeon Keeper.... DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.

It's a generic, poorly written, unfunny story, who takes away the best aspects of a Dungeon-sim to replace them by cheap-shot humor.

Personnaly, one of my worst buys on Steam, ever.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
379 products in account
11 reviews
3.2 hrs on record
From what I can tell, public opinion on this game was heavily tarnished by the fact that the game made the fatal sin of NOT being Dungeon Keeper. Regardless of it's lukewarm to cold reception, I found the game to be fun to play as a squad based RTS with some light base building. Essentially, this game was what Dungeons was shooting for and missed. So if you felt like Dungeons was terrible, but found the ideas intriguing I'd definitely recommend you load up Impire and give it a spin. It's not a flawless game by any means, but still manages to be a humorous, challenging, and moderately fresh way to kill a Sunday afternoon.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
137 products in account
4 reviews
28.5 hrs on record
On the surface this looks like a reboot of the Dungeon Keeper games but it lacks the depth to really compare. The dungeon construction is limited and not that interesting. The squad system where forming a squad with four different minions gives them special skills is a cool idea but the implementation falls short of the promise. Limits on how many minion types you can spawn and the fact that the AI will (sensibly) focus fire on the weakest squad member serves to limit the number of squad combinaions that are actually useful.

The writing and voice acting are also sub-par. They fail to capture the amusingly evil style of games like Dungeon Keeper and Overlord and feel like a whiny emo teen instead. In fairness, I think that the intent was for Oscar to sound like a whiny teenager but the other characters fail to frame this in a way that might actually be amusing with the end result that you can't help rooting for the good guys to win.
Posted: February 17th, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1,269 products in account
173 reviews
59.1 hrs on record
One of the most atmospheric dungeon-based games I played, the graphic style, the mood, the neat sound effects all add nicely.

You can, for example, zoom the 3d-view out until you get a top-down map like view with different symbols for your rooms, if you hover the mouse over these room symbols a new window suddenly appears and shows whats going on in these rooms.

In good old rpg- style you can upgrade and level your units, grow your avatar with things like bigger wings, stronger claws and later branch out into the mage, commander or warrior path with different visualizations.

And one more point to add: the developers are very active in communicating with their player base and listening at their wishes in the forums!

To sum it up - a fantastic game.
Posted: April 23rd, 2014
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42 of 53 people (79%) found this review helpful
401 products in account
11 reviews
15.2 hrs on record
It looks fun, it starts out ok, then the micro-managment makes it feel like work. Work at a boring, mundane desk job. All the rooms have a preset lay-out and size taking away some of the dungeon building creativity.

Then you go adventure, but your minions are hungry so you have to send them back to the dungeon to feed them, by the time they arrive back at the battle they are half-way to hungry again.

Then the ladders apprear. The annoying ladders they say are needed for "balance". Maybe to balance out the boring micromanagement between ladders and hungry minions, but adds little to nothing to gameplay.

The game has received almost no updates or attempt at fixing the game-play at all. Paradox has our money and gave up on the game, don't give them your money too, just move on.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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