Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel, Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time. Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, you must make your way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (273 reviews) - 78% of the 273 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 11, 2012

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Combining its own unique take on the real-time roguelike genre, with a nostalgic 16-bit look and feel, Diehard Dungeon is a game that feels both familiar and quite different at the same time.

Followed by a trusty, treasure collecting companion chest, you must make your way through the dungeons many randomly-generated rooms and levels. Armed with a sword and a ‘hand cannon’, all manner of nasty dungeon dwellers, bosses and traps will need to be defeated or traversed in order to emerge from the dungeon victorious!

To aid you in your quest, you may be lucky enough to encounter one or more upgrades or new abilities scattered throughout the dungeon, or bump into the remnants of other players (Champions) via the unlockable 'Champion Mode'. Champions wander atop the dungeon walls, ready to unleash their souls upon passers by. Be careful though, as not all Champions are helpful.

A randomly generated dungeon is created every playthrough, with many secrets and multiple outcomes.

The game features a dynamic difficulty and ranking system - the better you do, the more challenging the game will become. Only the most skilled dungeon escapees will attain the highest ranks.

Do you have what it takes to survive the dungeon?

Minigames

  • Mayhem: You have 3 minutes to get a high score by any means necessary. Mayhem is easy to learn, but difficult to master.
  • Survival: An endless series of progressively harder dungeon rooms. Avoid receiving damage and clear rooms within the time limit for bonuses.
  • Fading Light: Destroy 10 pyramids as quickly as possible, whilst avoiding the gaze of the searching eyes, and the hordes of bloodthirsty zombies.

    Each minigame has a global leaderboard.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 150 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
Great game, challenging at the start but you get the hang of it as you play it, really enjoyed the roguelike gameplay and the similar animations and gameplay of Legend of Zelda.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
"Welcome to the good ol' Steam Powered Store! What do you here?... Oh, you're looking for a retro Zelda-like game?... With good pixelated graphics?... What more? Infinite randomly generated dungeons, an always changing difficulty... and a diversity of challenges scattered around?

HAHA! You're joking, right? There's no way something like that can actually exi-..... w-wait..... I think I just have what you're looking for..."
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
I'm in love with this game. I love the pixelated art style and that it feels like old school Legend of Zelda had a baby with The Binding of Isaac. What are you waiting for? Just buy this game already. It's good, it's cheap, and it's so damn worth it. Everything about it is perfect already.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
5/10

Diehard Dungeon is simple, clunky and repetitive game with one of the ugliest pixelart graphics I've seen for a long time (and trust me, I've seen a lot).

It's fun to play for a short while, but not addicting as a rouge-like game should be.
No skill system, only one active item, no exp (only Your companion chest will lvl up).
As all levels are randomly generated there are no secrets and no puzzles to solve. That also makes the gameplay super linear.
And every human enemy looks like overgrown bald toddler...
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105 of 138 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 5, 2014
EDIT: I've changed review based on latest updates. If you have questions or remarks please leave a comment.
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What is a... DieHard Dungeon?

It's like a Zelda game. You collect stuff (gold, power ups , keys...) and kill the opponents. Pretty similar isn't it? Well yes but the difference is that It's a Rogue-Like game (perma-death and tough difficulty).


#Gameplay#
Game feels like Zelda, no doubts. You collect stuff and go deeper in the dungeon. The dungeons rooms are randomly generated, each run might be different.
Your companion is a Chest. Chest will help you in game ONLY if you feed it with gold.

There are secrets rooms in this game!

#Music#
Music isn't best side of this game. It's not the best but It's not the worst. It's in between.

#Difficulty#
Game difficulty on start is easy but later after several level-ups, game becomes tougher and tougher.
Each level up increases amount of opponents and reduces chance to obtain a perk.

To increase difficulty, you can always turn the Champion Mode ON.

#Cons#
Well I don't really see many cons in this game, except the fact that you can't rebind keys... YET.
Developer said that he is working on it. When It will be implemented? I don't know.


Developer is updating this game very frequently, so be sure that he will fix bugs and implements some ideas (Check discussion for more info).


Price of this game is very cheap. So why not give a try?

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Recommended to play on Xbox360 CONTROLLER!
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