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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
31 of 39 people (79%) found this review helpful
313 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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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
63 products in account
6 reviews
64.2 hrs on record
To make it very clear at the beginning, this game is no Dungeon Keeper III and looks more like an underground based RTS. The campaigne has 4 chapters with 5 mission each and takes all together ~20hours. Sometimes the jokes during the missions are too bad but if you like the kind of humor used in Grotesque you should also like this one. At least there are two ends of the game, so playing again isn't a bad choice. Your main character, the demon Baal-Abbadon, has three specs (Support/Melee/Caster) and all three are play- and enjoyable.

The grafic isn't up-to-date but there are many lovely details if you look at the little demons or the underground rooms. The whole game can be played in coop and has also some mulitplayer parts. There you have to protect NPCs, raid some enemy camps or to fight of endless hordes of heroes.

Some negative aspects are the low variation of missions and the missed chance to improve the experience outside of the dungeon. But I had many hours of fun in Coop with this game, so anyone interested in RTS should have a look at it.

Last hint, it plays like a mix of Majesty II and classic RTS games.
Posted: December 11th, 2013
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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
271 products in account
2 reviews
9.1 hrs on record
This is one of the games I wish I didn't have in my steam account. There is nothing fun to do in this game. All you be doing is micro manage your minions to the kitchen so they can feed.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
242 products in account
11 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
Impire never promised to take the place of Dungeon Keeper 3, but it sure as hell lingered around the idea long enough to secure pre-orders. This title should have been Early Access, because my first (and likely last) experience was one of bitter disappointment.

Paradox is a hit-or-miss publisher and this was certainly a miss.

The Good:
- nice quirky graphics
- beautiful room and minion design
- interesting premise

The Bad:
- mutliplayer lobby cluttering up the main menu
- limited control over dungeon
- boring gameplay

The Ugly:
- lifeless minions without personality that just stand around or patrol
- horribly annoying voice acting
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
4 reviews
18.9 hrs on record
Good concept. Limited build structures but fun game
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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