Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,756 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 27, 2014

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November 19

[1.0.25] Hotfix

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed several monster animations
  • Fixed issues with the lighting system
  • Fixed an issue with old save files remaining in user directory
  • Fixed issues with pictures and texts in the Album
  • Fixed issues with French localisation
  • Fixed a bug with immobile Wizard with the appearance of the "Ignored" Stele
  • Fixed a bug with stacked Keeper

Known Issues

We are still working on the multiplayer and the stability of the game.


~Amplitude Studios

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November 14

[1.0.23] First Aid Kit Update



Hey there,

Here it is at last: the First Aid Kit update. We apologise for the slight delay, but we're hoping you'll enjoy this update for Dungeon of the Endless. The recent changes should improve your overall experience with new resolution options, key binding, small multiplayer improvements (chat in the game over/victory screens, regional filter, cross platform sessions), a first version of an auto-save feature, some balancing, bug fixes and so on.

This update also fixes the issues with the Endless Legend Emperor pack, with the Refreezerator pod and the Kreyang hero.


RELEASE NOTES [1.0.23]

Improvements
  • Unlocked Founder heroes by default: Josh 'Ntello (DotE Founder) and Kreyang (EL Founder/Emperor)
  • Added new resolution system in option panel
  • Added windowed mode in option panel
  • Added ability to rebind keys
  • Added Heroes groups shortcut with Ctrl + 0-9 (therefore allowing you to change your hero hotkeys)
  • Added first version of Auto-Save feature in case of crashes (solo mode) [WIP, doesn’t work if a crash occurs during elevator phase]
  • Added three G2G achievements (also renamed the achievement "Unbeatable Duo" to "Members Only")
  • Enabled cross platform multiplayer (Windows & Mac OS). Lobbies hosted by a player with a different public folder & files (modded version, or different OS) will be shown in gold.
  • Added regional filters in the lobby
  • Added chat in game over and victory panels
  • Added module build cost in the research panel
  • Improved Abandon game confirmation dialog
  • Improved some hero / monster / module animations
  • Improved Merchant on the tactical map (colour shows currency)
  • Improved projectile heights
  • Improved monsters placement to reduce overlapping



Balancing
  • Increased self-destruction Delay of Kamikaze mobs with now a random interval
  • Reduced Kamikaze mobs spawn and zone damages on modules
  • Increased Kamikaze mobs damage zone on other monsters
  • Removed Keeper monster in the Library
  • Changed Pro Modules Stele with multiplicative effect
  • Changed Bad Company skill effect (addition instead of percentage)

Bugfix
  • Fixed Endless Legend Emperor pack unlocks (Kreyang hero and Refreezerator pod)
  • Fixed some issues with items duplicating and Merchant
  • Fixed several issues with multiplayer
  • Fixed several issues with environments and lights (rooms too dark)
  • Fixed disappearance of the crystal carrier in the high score panel
  • Fixed typos in dialogue and localisation keys
  • Fixed Drill pod unlock (required to reach floor 24 and not 25)
  • Fixed Ken not respawning in Refreezerator
  • Fixed hero reappearance after dismissing them
  • Fixed the album resolution in 4:3 (now stretched though)
  • Fixed some issues with singleplayer game save: you can now retrieve it after playing a multiplayer game

Please note several known issues are still being worked on, and those include:
  • The multiplayer issues require a lot of testing
  • The auto-save feature: it's a first version for now and we plan on improving it, but it should prevent save losses in most cases. Piece of advice: remember to save and from time to time restart the game on Steam if you often get crashes. We're still working on the performance as well.
  • Lobbies listed in "gold": in case you want to report an issue, don't forget to mention if you were in this case (modified public folder or cross platform multiplayer)

Have a nice weekend,
~Amplitude Studios

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Reviews

“There’s nothing to rank alongside it. Influences and borrowings be damned – it stands alone and is as brilliantly designed, challenging and cunning a package of ideas and aesthetic choices as anything I’ve seen this year.”
Wot I Think – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“From its setting to its design and aesthetic, Dungeon of the Endless feels like a game built for me. It’s tough and unforgiving, but it’s also fair. Despite all the deaths I spent climbing through the dungeon’s floors, I slowly mastered the game. That’s a testament to the roguelike genre, and it’s why I like tangling with it so much.”
4.5/5 – Game Revolution

“The best Real-Time Turn-Based Strategic 4X Tower Defence Sci-Fi Roguelike RPG hybrid you'll play this week. And easily one of the very best games you'll play this year. Absolutely unmissable.”
9/10 – Dealspwn

DUNGEON OF THE ENDLESS

About This Game

BACKGROUND STORY
A few hundred condemned criminals were being shipped to the Auriga system on board the prison hulk “Success”. While this was presented as a chance to earn back their place in society by working hard for the common good, they understood that in fact they would be slave labour, sent to colonize an unexplored planet. All they knew about Auriga Prime was what the probes told them: it had water, temperate zones, plant life, and plenty of metals in the crust.

In fact, the planet Auriga once hosted a major settlement of the galaxy-travelling ancestors known as the Endless. In addition, the planet was still orbited by a functioning (and well cloaked) defensive system, which sprang eagerly to life upon the arrival of the Success. Within a few minutes, the ship was nothing but a few large chunks of metal falling toward the planet.

Every set of holding cells also functioned as an escape pod, so the ship let itself disintegrate and the surviving prisoners fell bruised but (temporarily) alive and (momentarily) safe to the planet below. Safe, that is, until they realized that they had crashed through some sort of facility of the Endless, down to a sub-basement so deep and ancient it might as well be called a dungeon…

FEATURES... or "How to survive in an Endless dungeon"

Gather A Team.
  • Form a team of heroes, each with their own strengths (and psychoses)… or die
  • Equip them, deploy them, and earn powerful abilities… or die
  • Manage the balance between ex-prison inmates and guards… or die
  • Experience four player coop and watch your back… or die

Build Your Defenses.
  • Use the Dust you gather to power the rooms… or die
  • Use scarce resources to help your team survive… or die
  • Build minor and major modules to hold off waves of monsters… or die
  • Decode Endless ruins to discover life-saving technologies… or die

Open the Door.
  • Each door is a danger; prepare yourself and your team for anything… or die
  • Explore and discover an infinity of levels and layouts… or die
  • Carry your crystal through waves of monsters to the exit of each level… or die
  • Fight your way to the surface to discover the truth about Auriga… or die

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1
    • Processor: 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9 Compatible Audio
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 2600, NVidia GeForce 9400 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
    Recommended:
    • OS: MAC OS X 10.8 or higher
    • Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 4670, NVidia GeForce GT 330 or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Minimum Resolution: 1280 x 720
Helpful customer reviews
87 of 90 people (97%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Firstly, a TL;DR for the lazy reader:
+ Great Art and Music
+ Great lore, for those interested in the Endless setting
+ Great design and interpretation of the rogue-like genre
+ For 10 bucks, you can enjoy at least a solid 6-10 hours of gameplay and potentially dozens more.
- The game’s mechanics may not be for you, read section “Game Mechanics” for more info.
- Multiplayer is underdeveloped and riddled with problems

Read More:
Dungeon of the Endless follows the lore of previous games by Amplitude Studios (Endless Space & Endless Legend) and presents it this time, in a “rogue-like” fashion. The objective is simple: Explore the dungeon, search the rooms and then get the dust crystal through swarms of aliens into the teleporter for the next floor. The mechanics of this game are somewhat profound and relatively unique, based on a turn-like system that dispenses new events after a door in the dungeon is opened. This isn’t to be mistaken with the fact that the game is very much in real-time, players will have to make very quick decisions on defensive relocations, retreats and emergency use of skills/medkits. I imagine the most convenient mechanics comparison to be drawn here is to that of Faster Than Light.

Game Mechanics:
The biggest design component of the game leads me to warn potential buyers to possible disappointment- heed my word. Suppose the main feature of rogue-likes that people enjoy is the risk: reward decisions one has to make. This is tied with the subsequent “snowballing” of a character’s strengths and the increasing challenges; item collections in Risk of Rain, Binding of Isaac. At first glance, Dungeon of the Endless may not meet these expectations, decisions to develop one’s character is often met with only simply a new ability or meagre stat boosts. This isn’t an inherent flaw in the design but rather, a choice made to cater to players having to combine all of the resources: Industry, to build modules for resources and defense, food for character development and medkits, sciences for researching better modules. A player that may only enjoy, say, the character development of a roguelike will be met with disappointment here as one cannot neglect the other aspects of the game in order to succeed- the very same reason why Amplitude has curbed the potential of characters clearing whole floors by themselves.

However, when said mechanics are utilised properly the game truly shines. Players will find themselves scrutinising their floor’s layout, optimising where to allocate power and resources, what resources are most required, whether or not to save resources for the next floor, if characters should be replaced by newfound possible companions, the list goes on. Decision making is the core component of the game that gives it drive, anticipation of resources desperately needed, whether it be dust or a replacement for a fallen companion will lead players into a game that forces them to make decisions. Make no mistake, the game is balls to the walls difficult and will not hesitate to stomp on your carefully knitted floor plans whenever it gets the chance. For this, I commend the developers in creating a relatively fresh balance of mechanics in a recently inflated genre of “rogue-likes”.

Multiplayer:
Multiplayer is also quite entertaining with gameplay identical to that of singleplayer except with one character per player. This leads to less micro-managing and a larger pool of resources, making the game easier only when players can cooperate properly and plan ahead together. The biggest complaint I have about this however, is the lack of a save-multiplayer feature, thus games can often stretch out for multiple hours and leave players exhausted or unwilling to continue. Furthermore, the lack of a host migration system means that if a host leaves the game—you’re screwed. Amplitude must address these features as they are critical to the quality of gameplay and I find myself only playing alone or with a friend instead of with other players.

Art & Music:
Other than that, the only noteworthy mention of the game is its further development of the Endless lore, which I am a particular fan of and DotE does not fail to impress, new characters and revelations about the world left me relatively keen on the story of the game. Furthermore, secret character interactions are revealed when specific combinations of characters are placed in a party, leading to a more interesting play through and for the eager player, experimentation with compositions. This lore is accompanied by a pixel art style that is of an impressive quality and the usual stature of music that amplitude has impressed me with so far. Though these are subjective and you in particular may not agree with me.

Final Judgement:
For the singleplayer experience alone, I recommend the game for its listed retail price. On sale, it’s a must-buy. Though multiplayer bogs the game’s overall quality down, Amplitude is known to respond very well to player criticisms and I am confident they will address these issues. Overall a fantastic little game. On my first playthrough, I fought hard to get the crystal to the elevator and in my rash attempt to escape, left my other party members behind to get eaten by aliens. Made me think “Would play again”- and I did, a lot.
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77 of 81 people (95%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
I had a review for this before. But that was when it was in early access.

Now this is a review for the game now it has been released.

You should be buying this already. Hell, you should have already bought it.

Here's the deal. Do you like tower defence? Do you like roguelikes? Do you like dungeon crawling strategy type games? If the answer to all three is yes, then I can imagine your trepidation at hearing that this game combines all three, as I was nervous too. I mean there IS such a thing as too much of a good thing, and too many cooks spoil the broth, and sometimes many great things added together do not make an awesome thing...

But in this case you can lay your fears to rest. Dungeon of the Endless is an incredible game, so much fun, brutally difficult and very rewarding. It requires quick thinking, strategic planning, and a buttload of blind stupid balls-to-the-walls courage at times.

The BAD parts of this game is that the view is very zoomed in, and there are only two states to the view. Zoomed right the hell in, or zoomed right the hell out so it looks like a map screen. This DOES make things slightly awkward, especially if you have split your party to explore a particularly large dungeon, or if an attack comes from various areas of the map.

Secondly it's unforgivingly hard, even on "Too Easy" mode. The game lies. Too Easy is still brutally hard. You will lose party members. You will get two floors with a new team member unscathed, only to have them die suddenly and unexpectedly during the rush to get the crystal to the next floor before you can unlock him or her fully.

Thirdly the pixelly graphics may not appeal to some. To me, personally, they are amazing, I love them. They've got a lot of charm, BUT I recognise that it isn't always everyone's thing. It CAN also make combat extremely confusing. Granted you don't have to directly target any enemies, but it's still difficult to watch lots of things at once.

Finally the control system takes a little getting used to. It's simple enough to navitage everything via right clicks and left clicks and such but getting used to the UI and how it does equipping and everything is .... well it feels slightly counter-intuitive. An ability to click-drag items about would have been nice for example, and a quicker way to open/close inventory/stat panels too...


Now for the good stuff:

Music? Really nice. Not too epic, sadly, but not annoying at all, or obnoxiously loud and grating, nor does it overwhelm you. The devs know when to use what music and it's very apparent that in that aspect their sound design is definately on the ball.

Gameplay mechanics? rock solid. Resource management and building, turret defence/augmentation placement, power management and placement, the Risk/reward nature of opening just one door or many doors for the added XP/loot multiplier at the risk of being overrun by swarms of enemies, the various different types of enemies and their priority targets, the sheer volume of characters and skills and strengths... The pure joy of opening a door and finding a merchant or item box and being able to equip something awesome is amazing. Finding cool little things like Steles or Research Artefacts is also great fun.

Also this game has an amazing, rather dark sense of humour. Characters make quips as they traverse between levels and as they open certain doors, they talk to each other, they crack jokes... The item/skill/module descriptions as well are ALWAYS worth reading too for a good chuckle.

As for a game that's come through Early Access? Incredible results. It's come out so polished and refined, and so full of meat and bones that it's become an even greater game for all the feedback the fans gave it. This is well worth your money and absolutely a lot of fun.

Just be sure to prepare yourself for inevitable demise.
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Great combination of rogue-like and tower defense gameplay creating something very original along with a great art style. I would say that the game is amazing with one big caveat -- it's not balanced at the moment. The game's primary resource: Dust controls how many rooms you can have lit up or safe from enemy spawns. However getting the resource is entirely too random and it's the main game ender at the moment.

Not having enough dust will leave you with multiple rooms that will spawn enemies and there is no way for you to cope even with the best defenses or heroes in the game. Until the developers do something to fix the balance, Dungeon of the Endless is a great but frustrating game that has limited replayability because of it.
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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Dungeon of the Endless (DoTE) is a strange mix of genres that works surpisingly well. Part tower defence, part squad management and part roguelike.

DoTE presents an interesting dilemma for the player; should I open this door? Ever door you open has the chance to make your escape to the next floor harder. Every room you don't run power too, and very rarely will you have enough power for every room, has a chance to spawn hordes of aleins who want you dead. You can slow their assault by building towers in powered rooms. You must also choose which resources to generate so you can afford more towers, tower upgrades or character levels. Everything in DoTE comes down to a simple choice: how hard do I want to make this for myself? All of this, with a helping of humour and increasing difficulty results in very rewarding risk/reward gameplay.

There is a wealth of characters in DoTE, all with their own strengths and weaknesses. Their combined flavour texts makes for an interesting narrative and the various interactions between the characters in the post level screen is a very nice touch and makes the world feel alive. You will rectuit additional squad members the deeping you dive into the dungeon, but you will have to decide who to sacrafice in order to create room for them as you can onyl have 4 squad members. Even unlocking new characters for future playthroughs has a risk/reward aspect to it as you must dive at least 3 floors into the dungeon with your new compainion before they are available to you for other playthroughs.

The only downsides to DoTE are in the multiplayer. At the time of writing this here are my issues:

You cannot create private multiplayer matches. This has resulted in me kicking many people (sorry!) when I only wanted to play with a friend.

You cannot trade items between player's characters outside of selling the items to the shop keeper and having them buy them.

The game tends to drop connections often and you cannot rejoin a game which effectively ends it.

You cannot save your progress in a multiplayer game and a game of DoTE can take a few hours so make sure you have nothing else you need to do before you start a game up.

I hope that the devs iron out the technical issues so that multiplayer can be a more enjoyable experience.

In conclusion, I would highly reccomend this game despite its flaws in multiplayer. If you like rogue-likes and tower defence games you should definitely try this one out. It is a steal at only $14 (CAD) and some of the most fun I have had with a game in recent memory!

TL;DR: Rogue-Like, Squad Management, Tower Defence. Very fun. Very cheap. Broken multiplayer. Go buy now.
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22 of 23 people (96%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is how Early Access should work. Now I only bought this game two weeks before release, but at that point it was already more polished and complete than most on release and now that is is officially out I am blown away by the quality!

I just love this game for the randomness, but usually that isn't enough for me what makes this game special is every game feels like a new story. "Does this group have what it takes?" I find myself asking, "Is luck on my side today?" sometimes I find my way through the maze and beeline to the exit, (happened on floor 10 kinda scared me because its so damn huge and I found the exit so fast couldn't even power half the rooms on the way to the exit) and the writing for the characters is awesome! Sure they don't talk much but the descriptions, plus the few intertwining stories that you may or may not hear in the elevator really flesh out the characters to a point where I find myself making up relationships between them that might fit, or thinking about how much they must hate having to work together and I will even make up friendships between heroes that end up working together throught multiple floors. (sometimes i can even encorperate one of the "canon" stories into it and it just feels great)
On top of all that. is an amazing game that doesn't really have any peers (at least to my knowledge) sure it feels like FTL or Space Marines or what have you but it combines them all in such a way that it creates something revolutionary. I see this as almost a difficult story generating game, where the goal isn't to win but to create a good story.
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
24.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
This game is great fun, but hosting multiplayer is hell, if you're buying this game to play with friends make sure your connection is the most stable thing ever. Small connection interuptions as well as steam matinence will end the game and theres no way to reconnect with your pals on the same level without them restarting, which with 2 hour + long games can be very frustrating. I hope the multiplayer gets polished because its the only thing tarnishing this otherwise amazing game
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This is a somewhat interesting combination of RPG and Tower defense. I love this game and do not regret getting it. Spent too much time playing it and can assure you – this game is not easily beatable. It supplies tons of excitement and would be a fun thing to geek on alone, in the dark. Devs definitely have been working on this hard with updates flowing regularly, this should tell you – they take their work seriously. Not just a money scamming, riches promising DayZ-like scammery. If you are looking for a game that lets you take your time planning your move and at the same time provides tons of escalating action, this is the game for you.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Awesome hybrid of a random dungeon/defence game that more people need to be playing!
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
40.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
FTL with tower defence. Excellent concept, brilliant execution. This is a great time sink that combines elements from various games, yet manages to be original and different.

Buy this, it is another example of an indie game having more depth than AAA titles. Not even in the Xcom titles or in FTL did i feel so attached to my crew members, each death spelling certain doom.

You will restart a lot.

11/10
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Great game.
Marathoned the first difficulty with a friend and had a blast.

-Well thought mechanics, punishing but very rewarding, and the RNG is well adjusted (for the difficulty level I tried at least).
-Beautiful art, I often stop to look at the rooms and imagine what could have happened there.
-Higher difficulty levels are not just tougher monsters, but variations in the game mechanics that force you to think differently.

11/10 would take math class again
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's pretty difficult. If you want to play a interesting original roguelike, this is a good choice.

Pros:
-Resource system that actually works.
-Multiple heroes.
-Different types of buildings/turrets to build.
-Unique art style that fits the game well, the menus and loading screens are designed nicely.
-Immersive soundtrack.
-Unlockable ships that offer different playstyles
-You will die.

Cons:
Online multiplayer is very unreliable. (at least at the time of my review.) every game I played players disconnect halfway through a floor or just lag out.

Long review version

You delve into a dungeon with 2 heroes and go through the rooms clearing monsters and collecting resources. 4 resources - dust (to power rooms) science (for research) Industry (for building) and
food (for leveling up and healing heroes.)

The more rooms you open up, the more dangerous the dungeon gets. The limited resource dust is aquired from exploring and killing enemies. You have to manage this resource to power rooms so you don't get overwhelmed. (Enemies spawn in unpowered rooms.) which makes it a time crunch to find the exit.

You have to actually plan your actions and adapt to situations accordingly.Along the way, you find equipment, and other heroes that you can recruit to your party. If you make it far enough with these heroes, you actually end up unlocking them, which is a nice feature.

For the price, I think this game is great. I bought the normal version which is $12.99.
If you like roguelikes and don't mind dying alot, you can get a quite a bit of replayability out of this.
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
(This review was very close to the beta entrance.)
Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelike-dungeon crawler game. But... it it not exactly "Fantasy". It is more like... "Sci-fi".
Consider your mind blown.
Pros:
+ Gameplay is fun if you like exploration and strategy (which I do).
+ Replay value is pretty good.
+ Handling resources makes this game challenging.
+ Pixel graphics are amazing (good job devs :D ).
+ GRRRRREAT soundtrack if you like light-ish dubstep.
+ No two replays are the same. Random events are common.
+ Humor. The best.
Cons:
- Story. The plot is REALLY interesting, but they don't build on it enough in my opinion.
- Repitition. March of 2014 I stopped playing this because of boringness, but it has really changed from then.
- It takes a while to unlock all the gamemodes.

All in all, if you like The Binding of Isaac, I recommend buying this.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
So many puppets, so many strings... And once we've lifted off, who cares if they figure out who was pulling them? No one on the ship will return to Mazen. Our future lies among the stars.

The Dungeon of the Endless
Dungeon of the Endless is a hard and unforgiving game. It teaches its gameplay mechanics by making you die a thousand times over. With each run you'll find yourself in a different situation, can't find the elevator exit, not enough dust to power another set of rooms, not enough industry to create much needed modules etc. It's an addictive game. Each playthrough has twelve floors, which get much and much harder with every floor.

So many puppets
A few hundred condemned criminals find themselves shipped on the prison ship "Success". Only for the ship to be shot by a nearby planets defensive system. A few escape pods flew off towards the planet, and crash deep inside an old facility of the Endless. The game has an roster of nineteen heroes, which are all very unique and fun to control. You start with two heroes and you can recruit two other random heroes you find deep inside the dungeon. With the big roster of heroes, you'll easily find a favorite. Each hero is balanced by his/her/its strength, defense, speed and DPS. The heroes are all set in three different factions: Prisoner, Crew or Native. This will also affect your group, heroes can have special conversations in the elevator rides in between the floors and they can have special buffs if heroes from the same factions are present in the room with each other.

So many strings
Dungeon of the Endless has rouge-lite elements like FTL and The Binding of Isaac, RPG elements with its leveling and skill system, and tower defence elements with the modules that you need to protect yourself with. It's a weird combination of genres, but it works so amazingly fine. As said before, it's an addictive game, you'll die many times because of its hard and unforgiving nature. But sometimes it feels unfair and based around luck. You could've made this floor easily if only you choose the upper path instead of the path to the left. This is what I think every time I die, but that gives it just a little bit more of that addictiveness.

Conclusion
Dungeon of the Endless is a true gem. A game that you see or hear little to nothing about on steam, but deserves so much more attention than that it gets. With a giant roster of great heroes, and a perfect mix of genres that you would've never suspected to even get mixed. The game can sometimes be based around luck a lot, making runs very unfair at times. That being said, Dungeon of the Endless is definitely worth your money. That is if you're up for a big challenge.

9/10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
A relentless pseudo-turn based dungeon crawler, with no end of challenge. The game features only two immediate and apparent difficulties: Too Easy, and Easy. Don't let these difficulty titles fool you, they're a lot more daunting than they seem. The dungeons are unforgiving, one mistake or failure to prepare can ultimately lead to your cascading loss of the dungeon. The already challenging difficulties can be further multiplied by selecting different escape pods that give new rules to your dungeon. The greatest enemy you will face in the dungeons isn't the monsters, it's the random number generator. What's in the next room? Monsters? Dust? A much needed damage-per-second, or utility hero? Maybe the room will be empty. Who know's what's in store for you in the depths of the Dungeons of the Endless. This game is not for those who are looking for a casual dungeon crawler.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
It's a weird mix of games that I don't really play, specially the tower defense..But it's surprisingly fun and interesting! When you first start playing it has a "Very easy" and "easy" setting which to me translates into "Not too bad" and "Oh god that person died immediately this is easy?" but I'm not gonna say I'm the best at this sorta thing.

But anyway! Basically, you crash deep in the ground, need to go up, need to protect your crystal, move crystal, enemies go woogy boogy, reach top, then yay you did it! But then there's Endless Legend which is like a continuation of the story, then something or another space. Basically stop reading this nonsense and just play it.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
While a degree of luck will lead you to a quick success, a certain amount of strategy and planning of resources will be necessary for the long haul. Dungeon of the Endless is addictive in its simple concept, but also has many layers underneath its core design as a rogue-like tower defense game.

For 13 dollars and with the newly released online multiplayer, it promises its worth and delivers.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A mashup of roguelike, tower defense and RPG that works shockingly well. Rock solid mechanics, lots of strategic and tactical decisions to make and a buttload of content. Easy to learn, hard to master, impossible to put down once you get into it (seriously, you know the "just one more turn" syndrom of good 4X games? It's exactly that, except it's "just one more door").
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Awesome game. After 25 hours it feels like I barely scratched the surface. Finished it a couple times, but there is still many pods to alter game mechanics, strategies to try, characters to unlock etc.

And I only finished on "Too easy" difficulty. On "Easy" I still get massacred every time...
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
This game is a good example of hoe early access games should do things. I have bought several early access games and when they "realeased" they were still missing large amounts of promised content and while they tend to have most of the bugs fixed they are still in large underwhelming in the new content deparment. Dungeon of the Endless tho is realeasing and it feels complete and is defently a game that I feel Great about supporting. The sound design is awesome and I love how unless you have an overarcing stragety with your resources your going to fail while at the same time you have to wing a bunch of descions on the fly. If any part of the trailier makes you in any way interested in this game, You shold buy it now. Dungeon of the Endless is a well polished product that will appeal to many diffrent types of people.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
This is:

1. Original (as gameplay and as setting)
2. Fun
3. Posessing great soundtrack
4. Replayable.
5. Fairly challenging.

The only straight bad thing I recall is lack of saves for coop and how coop is organized. Really, coop here is quite rough, so you might wanna get a premade party of friends who have a lot of time to play this in multiplayer. Oh, here's another: story and lore here aren't being told porperly.
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