Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you build your own! War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. Carve out your Dungeon and conquer the Overworld!
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Release Date: Apr 2, 2015

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May 27

Heart of Gold - Now Available!



Darkest greetings Underlord,

It’s a glorious day indeed - once again the drums of war echo through the darkest caverns of Kairos, hundreds of minions marching, scuttering and squelching towards the dukedom of Phaestus, ready to usher in a new age of darkness and destruction.

Yes indeed after months of development, testing and indeed teasing tidbits to our community, Heart of Gold is finally on its way to you down the tubes of the Internet - and with it comes the absolutely massive patch 1.4, Gold Rush!

https://youtu.be/2qS7VcDmOQ4


Before you head off to begin your conquest, why not familiarise yourself with the key features of this momentous release.


Heart of Gold

Heart of Gold is the first paid expansion pack for War for the Overworld. It can be purchased at http://buy.wftogame.com, and on Steam, Green Man Gaming and Humble. Early Adopters of War for the Overworld, those that bought it before Mar 3rd 2015, will find that they already own the DLC!

Key Features

  • An expanded story told across 4 brand new, fully voice acted Campaign levels, this time played from the perspective of Underlord Kasita. The levels are more open-ended than in the original game, directly addressing feedback from our most loyal Underlords.
  • New enemies to wage war against including the wizard Mandalf the Maroon, and the entire family of the Duke of Phaestus!
  • An additional 4 Aspects to master: Sentinel (defence), Gild (spell), Aureate Monolith (construct), and a new golden Titan - the Colossus.
  • Three new Dungeon Themes, including a new theme for Kasita with Dungeon Core, tiles and walls, Worker skin, and a much-requested custom Underlord hand.
  • New terrain such as lava chasms and lava falls, which help bring the volcanic land of Phaestus to life!


Patch 1.4: Gold Rush

Patch 1.4 is our biggest one yet, weighing in at well over 20 pages of release notes (without the majority of bug fixes!). It includes a huge number of quality of life changes, balance changes and even new features such as the brand new tutorial system. Ever wondered what an Aspect actually does? Now you can find out in-game!

Key Features - free to all players

  • Contextual tutorial system
  • Revamped Titan system
  • Improved combat
  • New unit voices, VFX, animations and behaviours
  • Significant performance improvements
  • New UI features and options such as area of effect indicators on spells and defences
  • Improvements to the original campaign
  • A rebalancing of practically everything
  • New localisation into French and German

Release Notes

No need to take our word for it though - you can discover all you need to know in the full release notes!



Short Story: The Colossal Dwarf

Our trilogy of short stories concludes with “The Colossal Dwarf” as Gidro Brunnsen faces down the inevitable demise of the dukedom of Phaestus, and the most formidable soldier in Kasita’s horde.

Here's an extract from the story to whet your appetite:

"May gold guide you, my children …” And with that, the Duke retired to his throne room through the thickest stone doors Gidro had ever seen. He tried to peek inside, at the golden glow beyond – but the doors slammed shut, shaking the ground. He smiled at the the Phaestian coat of arms ornately carved across both doors – the Duke’s huge axe set against the backdrop of Mount Phaestus, and a strange spherical object amidst the axe head."

Click here to read the full story!

Now with all that said we’re sure you’re eager to destroy the dukedom of Phaestus, so we won’t keep you any longer.


Until next time Underlord,

– WFTO Team




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May 27

Patch 1.4 Release Notes



Darkest greetings Underlord,

It's an auspicious day. Not only are we releasing Heart of Gold (In fact it's already out!) but we've just push Patch 1.4 as well which is astonomically large.

It's our biggest patch and as such we actually can't fit the patch notes here so please head on over to our website to learn all the exciting things that are in the latest patch!

Keep your eyes peeled in the next few minutes for the full Heart of Gold announcement!

Click here to read the Release Notes!

Until Next time Underlord,

- WFTO Team

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Reviews

“...a deeply strategic and absorbing experience with a pitch-perfect sense of dark humour.”
Wired UK

“It’s evident this game was made with nothing but love for the series it’s so shamelessly inspired by. Subterranean knows exactly what was so thrilling about playing the part of a malicious tyrant.”
7.5/10 – The Jimquisition

“Subterranean look like they’re onto something. This is really a game made by fans for fans, and that passion and knowledge runs throughout.”
The Sixth Axis

Patch 1.4 & More



Heart of Gold will release alongside patch 1.4, which will introduce a huge range of changes and improvements to the base game including:

  • Dynamic tutorial system
  • Revamped Titan system
  • Revamped combat
  • New unit voices, VFX, animations and behaviours
  • Significant performance improvements
  • New systems such as the peace warband to keep specific units out of combat
  • Improved AI which makes use of Titans and Artefacts properly
  • Improved UI including a new payday overlay
  • Many balance improvements including a revamp of the unit leveling system, making high level units more valuable
  • New localisation into French and German

Underlord Edition



Purchase the Underlord Edition to receive these additional features:

Sovereign Dungeon Theme


In War for the Overworld, each and every Underlord is their own unique being. A dungeon is a direct reflection of an Underlord’s presence and individuality.

By purchasing the Underlord Edition, you can don the Sovereign Dungeon Theme in Multiplayer and Skirmish to demonstrate your dedication to evil!

The Sovereign Theme contains unique models and textures for:

  • Dungeon Core including unique VFX and SFX
  • Walls and Tiles
  • Tile and Door Toppers
  • Workers

Soundtrack Download

We’ve assembled the complete collection of all 16 music tracks used in the game. All of which can be yours to listen to in the comfort of your own Underground Lair or Torture Chamber.

The Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld (When Complete)

There’s still more to come for the Underlord Edition, we’re working on compiling a collection of our concept art with some snippets of lore for you in our “Dungeoneer’s Guide to the Underworld”, which will help give you a small insight into the realm of Kairos.

About This Game

Tired of invading dungeons? It's time you build your own!

Do you feel you are in a slump? Monotonously disembowelling evil guys in endless quests for gold and a slightly better pair of boots? You are starting to wonder... are heroics really your calling? Welcome to the War for the Overworld!

War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RTS and God Game genres. You play an all-powerful, malevolent Underlord, long banished to the Aether. With unrivalled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest, you will arise once more, and reclaim your realm!

In your absence, the Underworld lost its way. It became feeble and afraid of the Empire of the Overworld, which grew strong and boldly comfortable in its quiet retirement from evil-slaying. Carve out your dungeon from the soil and stones of the Underworld, and build dozens of unique rooms to attract a myriad of creatures to your halls to work and fight for you.

In addition to your faithful followers, you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly Hero (or rival Underlord) who dares to breach your unhallowed halls. With your unmatched dark powers and mighty army of bloodthirsty minions, you are ready for your War for the Overworld!

Key Features

  • Build Your Dungeon - Excavate and build your dungeon beneath the earth of the Overworld. Design it’s layout as you see fit, creating an underground fortress filled with a wide variety of rooms, each with a unique use and purpose.

  • Evil Is Back - Play as an Underlord who has awakened from a deep slumber after countless years drifting in the Aether. This realm hosts a variety of enemies — both Heroes and Underlords will stand in your path as you fight for dominance of the Overworld

  • Veins of Evil - Choose from over 60 rooms, spells, potions, rituals, defences and constructs in the Veins of Evil as you progress through the game. There are a plethora of possible Vein combinations you can use to conquer the Overworld. Create your own unique flavour of evil!

  • Fortify Your Domain - Build a wide variety of defences within your walls to defend against — and destroy — those who seek to invade your domain.

  • Cast Wicked Spells - Call down unholy magic to strengthen your dungeon, route enemy forces, flood corridors with Micropiglets, or simply turn a meddlesome Hero into a geyser of giblets.

  • Unleash Devastating Rituals - Punish your foes or empower your own forces with game-changing Rituals that can do anything from raising an undead army, to instantly fortifying your entire dungeon.

  • Command Powerful Minions - Over 20 minions await your call, and will gladly work and fight under your banner... if you provide them with all the creature comforts they demand.

  • Conquer the Overworld - Play through a feature-length campaign, facing off against the Emperor of the Overworld as you fight for complete supremacy in the Realm of Kairos

  • Destroy Your Rivals - Take the fight to your rival Underlords in Skirmish or Multiplayer matches with up to four players.

  • Challenge Ruthless AI - Team up with a friend or fly solo and challenge devastatingly sophisticated AI Opponents in Skirmish or Multiplayer!

  • Shape the Underworld - Create entirely new Skirmish, Scenario, Sandbox and Multiplayer levels in the Map Editor and share them with other Underlords via Steam Workshop!

  • Test Your Mettle - Run the gauntlet of the prototype Survival mode and see if you can top the high score against waves of enemies!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 , Windows 8 , Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.6 and higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT400 series with 512MB RAM or better, ATI 4870HD with 512MB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or higher (64-bit)
    • Processor: Quad Core CPU @ 2.0GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GT500 series with 1GB RAM or better, ATI 5870HD with 1GB RAM or better
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space (may increase in the future)
    • Sound: Speakers or headphones
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Enerccio
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
It is just like Dungeon Keeper 2!
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Crozzfire | 1€ ≠ 1$
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Product received for free
With the new patch, I would have no problems recommending this to any fan of the old Bullfrog games like Dungeon Keeper.

Good: Very entertaining, good level design, lots of details, good music, good old gameplay from Dungeon Keeper.
Bad: It's not super polished, and performance problems in late game could be a problem for some computers.
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CasuallyChallenged
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
While I generally think this game is a thumbs up, I can't say I am entirely happy with the level of polish... or lack there of.

It truly feels like a sequel or spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper 2, but seems to lack a little of the heart that went into that title. It has a similar sense of humor, but maybe a bit more drab than the old DK franchise. I can see that the devs loved DK and wanted to make this as close to that concept as possible, but in too many places it falls just shy of the potential.

The old Dungeon Keeper games had some bad bugs in them that made them almost inplayable at times and unfortunately this game does follow that same trend as well. That being said, the devs have not given up on this game and appear to be trying to fix, improve, and expand on the game months after it's full release, so here is to hoping this game gets enough love from both players and devs over time.

All said, it does feel like Dungeon Keeper 2.5... I just wish it had felt more like Dungeon Keeper 3. But still a fun game and if you want to try something new or something old that feels new again, give this game a try. Worth a play.
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Blind IO
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Hopefully I'll figure out how to get it working... tutorial 1: click and drag to select an area for your minions to dig out. Nothings happening. Non starter at the moment..
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Deathbybatfink
( 29.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game is both good and bad. The game is fun and enjoyable at times. With a fully fleshed out campaign experiance, and good multiplayer. It also has great gameplay mechanics and a large variety of creatures, which allows for a good strategy game. It is also one of the only good dungeon keeper spiritual succesors.

Despite this the game is glitchy and runs like crap. It's glitchy and requires a good PC to be able to run properly. If you love dungoeon keeper you will love this game. 6/10. I would give it higher if it wasnt for how badly the game runs.
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minimarcy
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Before we even get in to gameplay - I feel I have to point out just how much time and effort the dev team have put into this game since the days of early release. When the game first came out in beta - touted as the spiritual successor to DK2, it was full of bugs, glitches, frustrations and was pretty unplayable.
Fast forward to now, and we have what's basically a different game to when it started; with huge patches, and now an official expansion pack. What a journey - and I have to give credit where credit is due to the developers, in regards to their time, effort, and the way they've interacted and responded to the community feedback.

The game itself - in my opinion is everything we could have hoped for, if there ever was an official DK3. Updated graphics, new (very inventive) units, spells, skills; but of course all the original charm of the series we love, including the voice work! :)
Really enjoying playing this, and presume I will contunue to do so for some time. To all fans of dungeon sims - don't hesitate. I don't think you'll be disappointed! Welcome back Underlords.
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zEad
( 14.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
TLDR: Buy the game if you loved DK1 and / or DK2. If your new to the "franchise" buy it still, you won't regret it, especially if you love dark humour and room building.


As many others have written, this game brings the tear for nostalgia running down your cheek when you launch the first mission. The Dungeon Keeper and DK2 aspect of this game is there, the room building, even the imps have the same animation. I was so surprised how close to the "old thing" it was, and how well the old games bugs and glitches were fixed.

As I said, it's quite the nostalgia trip.

One thing to note though, and I'm sure the devs of this game are aware and trying to fix is that this game has a minor memory leak on longer sessions. Approx. 6 hours in you'll start to freeze lag etc, but is easily fixed through killing the program and starting again, just remember to save your progress. :)

One thing that I'd hope is that this game would somehow intertwine the story of where DK2 was headed, as the story was awesome, even though the animation was crap in todays world. But I did feel like the story did somehow intertwine a little with DK2 and DK1 especially.

Another request for the developers is the lack of Windowed Fullscreen mode :)
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BLACKcOPstRIPPa
( 31.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game keeps on giving!
These devs are amazing at what they do. Game play was medicore at best when I first aquired this on steam, since, it has turned into something totally different and unique.

Graphics are nice, the units all feel unique in abilities and what they offer your dungeon, the recent expansion added other ways t play as well, made the strategy more, strategic if you will. What a simply amazing piece of software this is:)

So ya, I reccommend this game to anyone looking for a fun dungeon builder that requires brains to play!

Oh, P.S. These Devs are constantly listening to the people and providing Quality Updates, not some dev that says they listen but then always do what they want, these Guys do it right.
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Moonj64
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The game has a very interesting premise, but it falls flat because of the interface. The developers have obviously wasted quite a bit of time on fancy models and graphics but not enough on UI design. The UI makes even simple tasks quite difficult to accomplish the worst offender being that they replace your mouse cursor with a fancy animated hand that you can never tell quite what is being pointed at without waiting for the cursor highlighting to catch up.

The scale on which things happen also tends to make things difficult. The overall map is quite large relative to the individual unit and the player base is required to be somewhat large to support any decent number of units and the units themselves are quite tiny. Zoom in to issue orders to units and you cant navigate the map as easily, zoom out to navigate and you cant issue orders as effectively; there is no zoom level where you can effectively do both.
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karel.beranek
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
This game looks and feels like Dungeon Keeper. Polished, looking better than ever. Less jokes, different creature names, few new mechanics. For me this is DK 2.5.
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PonySlaystation
( 17.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Everything I had hoped for and more!

First off: I'm a very old fan of the original Dungeon Keeper series from Bullfrog - so many games that have been called "Dungeon Keeper clones" or spiritual sequels have just not lived up to the hype, so when this game came out, I was skeptical.

Despite this, I do admit to buying Early Access when the game consisted of nothing but square digging and imp slapping. I bought it, set it aside, and waited for the release message to check it out.

This is one of the very few games coming out of Early Access that truly realized their potential. It has everything - the exploration, the dungeon building, a large variety of creatures with different looks and likes/dislikes, in depth magic and room progression trees, and - of course - the ability to slap your imps.

10/10 would back again.
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Mr. Frits
( 37.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The current date version of DK2. Awesome in so many ways
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erdholion
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Recommended x100
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Wulfbane
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Before Heart of gold Update it was a really good game. Brought me back memories of dk2. No bugs at all. Afterwards it hit a few bugs came up. Hopefully they will be fix soon. Other from bugs gameplay is simlier to dk2 except new monsters, tiles, enemy's, a cool ritual mechanic and a research system. Ai is ok and have yet to see multiplayer. Not including current bugs it's 7.5/10
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Scythers21
( 60.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
An almost perfect match for the original duegeon keeper. Its a perfext way to kill time and keep yourself entertained.
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facesforce
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Damn mouse control does not work. Can't even dig for gods sakes! What a mess.
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Skilluminati
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
wish i could give this a good review, but it's just terrible for me, I cant even adjust my resolution because the button for some reason just dosen't work, meaning in short, i cant play it, and spent my hard earned money on a waste of time, i have heard countless bad things about this games bugs , i didn't want to let that ruin it for me but it does, it crashes if i even put the texture quality different to default right as i even click the option, never have i had such a bigger issue with any game and had such a bad experience just AT THE START UP MENU. Lol , ♥♥♥♥ing terrible please fix so i can write a better review
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Siege Darkaxe
( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This is Dungeon Keeper 3... PLain and simple. If you loved DK 1& 2 you will absolutely love this game. Stop thinking and buy it now.
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SnipingCoward
( 15.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
It's good to be bad.
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+ great performance on my pc
+ solid story
+ funny
+ great voice acting
+ nostalgia
+ everything you would expect from a DK successor

- occasionally glitched units
- feels a bit too easy at times
- story feels a bit short


Verdict:
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a worthy DK successor thus a must have for DK fans
a hot tip for god game fans (get it at 10% off or less)
mediocre for strategy gamers (don't expect too much of a challenge)
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02smith.eric
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
As a huge fan of the original Dungeon Keeper series, I was estatic when I learned about War for the Overworld. The developers made some hefty claims, but they delivered. From hiring the original voice narrator, to the look and feel of the game, this game is spot on. The minions have a lot of character, although some are sorely missed (I'm looking at you Mistress and Horny), the updated gameplay and smooth controls more than makes up for it.

For anyone considering this game, if you have a sense of humor, and enjoy any combination of stragegy, god-sim, or slapping imps, this game is definitely for you.

A+
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
When War for the Overworld was released it was a mess with crashes, stuttering, bugs and performance issues. Over time the game has been patched, updated and stabilized to the point you can play it without any frustration from the technical side.

The gameplay itself is, well, a Dungeon Keeper clone. In this management game you are tasked with building a dungeon, attract evil minions and eventually send them to destroy the forces of good. It is a decent game, nothing that will blow you away but it can be very fun at times.
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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Let me say this game sort of defines why steam needs a neutral button and not just thumbs up/down.

On the one hand I do love the game; but on the other I am massively aware that the bulk of my love comes from the nostalgia trip of how much I loved Dungeon Keeper (and DK2).

If it were not for Dungeon Keeper I'm not sure I could like this game half as much as I do. I am keenly aware that this game was made by fans of Dungeon Keeper; and for what it is there is an amazing wealth of throwback to the game it is trying to emulate.

Unfortunately it also suffers from everything you would expect from what is essentially a "mod team" that is trying to convert itself to an actual development studio. The amateur mistakes show through with poor game balance and narrow strategic layers that never reach the level of variety as the original DK's pulled off. The costs of spells, the speed of unit deployment, the limited number of strategies that the enemy AI is able to cope with; the list of cons is fairly long.

Basically what the game ends up being is a very polished shell with Dungeon Keeper logos painted all over it but inside is just empty and hollow.

To their credit this team also continues to expand on the game, and I'll admit there has been improvement over time. But the reality is that it's a very long time coming. For a released game we're still seeing things added that should have been in from day one (and that was years ago...).

In summary this game is a labor of love from a devoted team trying to recreate Dungeon Keeper and if you are a fan of that old series and can afford to throw money in their direction. Do it. This may in the end be the only close successor the gaming world will see (at least in this decade). Just be aware that the game is heavily flawed and I'm not sure the dev team has the experience needed to ever make it as-good-as Dungeon Keeper really was, so we (as a community) must either foster them in the hopes they improve or just play it for what it is and cry over what's missing.

On a side note if you have not played the originals; find them. Get Dungeon Keeper and Dungeon Keeper 2; they are a pain in the neck to find, difficult to get running correctly (on modern hardware) and despite the effort you will have to put out they are still fantastic games. Then come play War for the Overworld with us and pray it continues to reach for the glory of what Dungeon Keeper once was.

As-is I'll continue to play War for the Overworld occasionally and hope the team behind it continues to learn and improve on it (which they have done for many years now, impressively for a team with no official training or past game development experience)
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Refreshing to have a game by actually devoted and competent Developers.

War for the Overworld is indeed a modern Dungeon Keeper, unlike the travesty mobile garbage that EA spewed forth seeking quick unearned cash.

It channels the spirit of Bullfrog back from the desiccated corpse in EA's droppings and Molyneux's sundered reputation.

The game is fun in and of its own as well as being continuously improved. Reward these actually care about your purchase developers and yourself by adding this game to your stable.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Was debating pulling the trigger on this one for a long time and finally did so. I heard that the release was rough and so I gave it some time to get fixed but with the Doom wait wiping me out, I needed something new.

In a nutshell, game is amazing if you enjoyed DK2. It's not perfect, but the devs are extremely active and dedicated even now and there is always new content and modes coming out. Plenty to do and see even now.

If you can get around the downsides like mediocre ai, a few performance issues and one or two overtuned or frustrating missions, highly recommended.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
130.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Dungeon Keeper was a fantastic game and I applaud WFTO for picking up the gauntlet that had been discarded for far too long.

The game is what you make of it.
Dont expect to be fed Blizzard/Square Enix/EA, boundary pushing extravaganzas.

This is a game made by serious fans of the genre for the enjoyment of everyone.

What's even more commendable is that it is still evolving and being expanded into something more feature rich and polished. The developer has demonstrated a dedication to WFTO and listens to the community.

So yes it does require a few more tweaks to some features, but these minor details dont outweigh what is already there to be enjoyed.

I will be clocking up many more hours and building many more dungeons.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Great game. Especially fun if you like the Dungeon Keeper series. It felt like "Dungeon Keeper 3" to me, which I really consider a compliment!

Pro's
  • Really brings you back to the good old days, playing the bad guy for once instead!
  • Very original strategy game, trying to attract creatures based on certain rooms
  • Takes many good ideas from the Dungeon Keeper series and improved on them or made quality-of-life improvements


Cons
  • Creature spawning mechanics and dictating which creatures you get are two things I still don't understand. Certain rooms attract certain creatures, but which ones spawn and how many you can get max etc. confused me all the way up to the end
  • There's no "priority list" like in games such at the Settlers where you can force certain actions to have priority over other. For example where to bring defeated monsters (to the crypt, or the prison for.. other uses? :D ).
  • It felt easier than the Dungeon Keeper series. Then again I was younger when I played that so it could've been due to that, too.

I would've loved if the game had even more rooms and "forces" you to decide on a certain build, like focussing on sorcery, invest heavily into beasts, conversion of enemies, traps & alchemy, or just raw muscle power via the training room. Right now you can do everything really well and I often ended up trying to challenge myself by picking one.

All in all, an awesome game!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
The game has a very interesting premise, but it falls flat because of the interface. The developers have obviously wasted quite a bit of time on fancy models and graphics but not enough on UI design. The UI makes even simple tasks quite difficult to accomplish the worst offender being that they replace your mouse cursor with a fancy animated hand that you can never tell quite what is being pointed at without waiting for the cursor highlighting to catch up.

The scale on which things happen also tends to make things difficult. The overall map is quite large relative to the individual unit and the player base is required to be somewhat large to support any decent number of units and the units themselves are quite tiny. Zoom in to issue orders to units and you cant navigate the map as easily, zoom out to navigate and you cant issue orders as effectively; there is no zoom level where you can effectively do both.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Everything I had hoped for and more!

First off: I'm a very old fan of the original Dungeon Keeper series from Bullfrog - so many games that have been called "Dungeon Keeper clones" or spiritual sequels have just not lived up to the hype, so when this game came out, I was skeptical.

Despite this, I do admit to buying Early Access when the game consisted of nothing but square digging and imp slapping. I bought it, set it aside, and waited for the release message to check it out.

This is one of the very few games coming out of Early Access that truly realized their potential. It has everything - the exploration, the dungeon building, a large variety of creatures with different looks and likes/dislikes, in depth magic and room progression trees, and - of course - the ability to slap your imps.

10/10 would back again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game looks and feels like Dungeon Keeper. Polished, looking better than ever. Less jokes, different creature names, few new mechanics. For me this is DK 2.5.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Before we even get in to gameplay - I feel I have to point out just how much time and effort the dev team have put into this game since the days of early release. When the game first came out in beta - touted as the spiritual successor to DK2, it was full of bugs, glitches, frustrations and was pretty unplayable.
Fast forward to now, and we have what's basically a different game to when it started; with huge patches, and now an official expansion pack. What a journey - and I have to give credit where credit is due to the developers, in regards to their time, effort, and the way they've interacted and responded to the community feedback.

The game itself - in my opinion is everything we could have hoped for, if there ever was an official DK3. Updated graphics, new (very inventive) units, spells, skills; but of course all the original charm of the series we love, including the voice work! :)
Really enjoying playing this, and presume I will contunue to do so for some time. To all fans of dungeon sims - don't hesitate. I don't think you'll be disappointed! Welcome back Underlords.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
250.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Good game, spiritual succesor for Dungeon keeper, if you like strategy, and dont mind a bit of buggyness, you'll enjoy this game. It's fairly unique among all games.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
This game keeps on giving!
These devs are amazing at what they do. Game play was medicore at best when I first aquired this on steam, since, it has turned into something totally different and unique.

Graphics are nice, the units all feel unique in abilities and what they offer your dungeon, the recent expansion added other ways t play as well, made the strategy more, strategic if you will. What a simply amazing piece of software this is:)

So ya, I reccommend this game to anyone looking for a fun dungeon builder that requires brains to play!

Oh, P.S. These Devs are constantly listening to the people and providing Quality Updates, not some dev that says they listen but then always do what they want, these Guys do it right.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
TLDR: Buy the game if you loved DK1 and / or DK2. If your new to the "franchise" buy it still, you won't regret it, especially if you love dark humour and room building.


As many others have written, this game brings the tear for nostalgia running down your cheek when you launch the first mission. The Dungeon Keeper and DK2 aspect of this game is there, the room building, even the imps have the same animation. I was so surprised how close to the "old thing" it was, and how well the old games bugs and glitches were fixed.

As I said, it's quite the nostalgia trip.

One thing to note though, and I'm sure the devs of this game are aware and trying to fix is that this game has a minor memory leak on longer sessions. Approx. 6 hours in you'll start to freeze lag etc, but is easily fixed through killing the program and starting again, just remember to save your progress. :)

One thing that I'd hope is that this game would somehow intertwine the story of where DK2 was headed, as the story was awesome, even though the animation was crap in todays world. But I did feel like the story did somehow intertwine a little with DK2 and DK1 especially.

Another request for the developers is the lack of Windowed Fullscreen mode :)
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Very similar to the great franchise that was Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper until it was shut down by Electronic Arts. A worthy addition to the series.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
It's good to be bad.
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+ great performance on my pc
+ solid story
+ funny
+ great voice acting
+ nostalgia
+ everything you would expect from a DK successor

- occasionally glitched units
- feels a bit too easy at times
- story feels a bit short


Verdict:
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a worthy DK successor thus a must have for DK fans
a hot tip for god game fans (get it at 10% off or less)
mediocre for strategy gamers (don't expect too much of a challenge)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
112.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
I have been playing this on and off since early beta [really more of an alpha really] and I am still loving it. If you ever liked dungeon keeper, [the real one, not that mobile pile of crud], then just get this game!
Campaign is alright, I enjoyed but its skirmish that I really enjoyed, and now with the ability to make your own maps, or download ones others have made …… hours of enjoyment.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This is Dungeon Keeper 3... PLain and simple. If you loved DK 1& 2 you will absolutely love this game. Stop thinking and buy it now.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
overwhelmingly the best successor to dungeon keeper. as it continues to be polished and added to, i could see this eventually overtaking it.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
I would recommend it but barely. There are a lot of annoying bugs and a few gamebreaking bugs. Fps drop is bad but playable ( still annoying ). It is closest thing to dungeon keeper out there but it is way less smooth and AI is much worse. But as a dungeon keeper fan I still think it was worth the 30euros that I spent.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
As a huge fan of the original Dungeon Keeper series, I was estatic when I learned about War for the Overworld. The developers made some hefty claims, but they delivered. From hiring the original voice narrator, to the look and feel of the game, this game is spot on. The minions have a lot of character, although some are sorely missed (I'm looking at you Mistress and Horny), the updated gameplay and smooth controls more than makes up for it.

For anyone considering this game, if you have a sense of humor, and enjoy any combination of stragegy, god-sim, or slapping imps, this game is definitely for you.

A+
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