Dungeon Crawlers is a game designed to explore the fun and funny concept of what "Ghostbusters" might've looked like if it were set in a dungeon. It's a turn-based strategy game that is easily accessible. Don't expect to dive too deep into statistics and weapons types here. The interface is highly streamlined.
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Mixed (39 reviews) - 56% of the 39 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 1, 2015

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Dungeon Crawlers is a game designed to explore the fun and funny concept of what "Ghostbusters" might've looked like if it were set in a dungeon. It's a turn-based strategy game that is easily accessible. Don't expect to dive too deep into statistics and weapons types here. The interface is highly streamlined. This game is all about launching and playing, but still being demanding and challenging to even the most seasoned of turn-based vets.

Key Features:
  • Fun, streamlined, turn-based gameplay
  • Hilarious story, it will keep you interested throughout!
  • Incredible visuals for a game of this scope
  • 6-8 Hours of core gameplay, and several hours of additional gameplay constantly added in the form of challenge maps.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon, nVidia GTX
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Core i5+
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon, nVidia GTX
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any Mac Graphics Card
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • OS: 10.10
    • Processor: Core i5+
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 2012 Macbook's and Up
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
Dungeon Crawlers HD is described on its Steam page as "what Ghostbusters might've looked like if it were set in a dungeon". I'm not exactly sure what that means, but I can say after playing Dungeon Crawlers HD, it's not anything like Ghostbusters. Instead, it's a generic, turn-based dungeon crawler with ham-fisted Ghostbusters references and poor attempts at satire and humor. It’s a mess of awkward mechanics, jokes and bugs.
The blatant attempts at capitalizing on the Ghostbusters franchise start early on. Each character is named in such a way that it resembles Ghostbusters characters. Payter, Aegon and Roy are later joined by Failston. Each is styled in classic RPG fashion, Payter is the barbarian, Aegon dons the role of mage, Roy plays the cleric, and Failstan is the ax-wielding Dwarf warrior. They make up a group of dungeon explorers who are hired to crawl through a dungeon and kill the monster boss that lives at the end of the journey.
The game makes no attempt at hiding its use of typical RPG, fantasy, and video game tropes and openly confesses at attempting to parody these clichés. To me, it ends up looking like the narrative is taking the easy way out by writing an extremely generic fantasy story, while covering its tracks by telling the world they're mocking the genre. Failures in the writing don’t stop there - the developer maintains that the story was written by "comedians" but I'm not sure who these comedians are. They're certainly no Harold Ramis or Dan Arkroyd. More often than not, the comedy made me cringe with its references to Ghostbusters and outdated video game memes like the old Mario "Your princess is in another castle" line.
Alongside its comedy, Dungeon Crawlers HD prides itself on being a simple and accessible turn-based tactics game. I won't argue with simple. Combat is very basic and becomes boring quickly. Each character has one turn to move and attack, then the typical fantasy enemies take their turn. The enemy design is supposed be reminiscent of Ghostbusters, with Slimes and Banshees as a common enemy, it loses its shine quickly when coupled with the ordinary Goblins and Skeletons. After dying, enemies grant experience points and occasionally drop gold. The experience points level up your team of dungeon crawlers, unlocking a total of 6 new moves over the course of ten levels. Item and equipment management are virtually non-existent. Occasionally, a menu pops up and asks you if you'd like to go to the store. You'll likely say yes because the only other place you'll find weapons and items is at the end of a level. Any new weapons you buy or come across are usually better than the last; there's never any matter of preference between stats on a weapon - one weapon is always objectively better than the other. This minimalist approach to weapons and gear might be called 'streamlining', but for me it just meant a lack of depth that made it harder to feel engaged by the game.
Dungeon Crawlers HD has serviceable mechanics and if you're interested in what a turn-based RPG would look like at its most basic level, then this is where you would find your answer. I imagine that this is how a 'starter-kit' for this genre would look and there is certainly very little to separate the game from such a kit. The game does not redeem itself in other departments either. The artwork looks dull and bland and its character models look particularly uninspiring.
The audio follows the pattern with more unoriginality. The background track is about a minute of music before it loops a dozen times, with a few tracks that range anywhere from satisfactory to downright annoying. I ran into an interesting bug where the music just faded out, sometimes for 5 minutes, other times the rest of the level. After it was gone I realized just how much it was needed - all that was left were the same stock grunts and sword slash sound clips over and over again, while my team was attacked by their enemies in uncomfortable silence.
Given how unimpressive and dull everything else was, I would have thought the game would be very polished and devoid of bugs. To my chagrin, I was wrong. In the early stages of the game, I encountered a bug where things just stopped working altogether.
Summarizing, the game lacks any uniqueness and slams itself straight into the boring category in almost every aspect. I cannot help but feel that the "Ghostbusters" parts were slapped on as a marketing trick to draw people in. The use of "satire" feels like a blatant attempt to sidestep criticism on some very poor writing. I could be misjudging the game's intent but parody and satire are no alibi for poor writing and game design. Dungeon Crawlers HD is riddled with bugs, cursed with a lame narrative, and let down by lackluster combat. If you play long enough to get past the boredom, you'll only find frustration.
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
Dungeon Crawlers HD is pretty fun. I sift through a lot of games, and usually they hold me for an hour or two. Immediately I knew that I was going to like Dungeon Crawlers HD for longer than that. While I haven't seen Ghostbusters, and I don't get many of the references, I still enjoy the game. It's a very simple strategy game. It may not look the best, but it's good enough.

The enemy variety was surprising to me. When I first began I was concerned that I would be fighting goblins the entire game, but I quickly realized that wasn't the case. One thing that can be frustrating is that there are some bugs currently. I've run into two levels already that wouldn't let me progress further. Because of this I have had to mail the Dev to let him know that it needs fixed. Admittedly he is quick about fixing these things, but not having these issues in the first place would have been great.

Overall I would say the game is worth the price. It's not going to blow you away with dozens of hours of gameplay, and it doesn't have much (if any) replayability value, but it's still a fun and simple strategy game.

If you would like to see more of the game, here is a link to my YouTube playlist for the game.

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22 of 35 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
2 Hours in and i LIKE it. Fan of other games like Dwarf Quest and Heroes Quest the board game well it came to life in this game. Do not be affend by the Ghostbuster Music its just on the store page and like us the Game Dev is a Fan of Ghostbusters, and Heroes Quest so let it go its all great.

Start with 3 Characters
Melee - Mage - Healer + a DWARF( have not got him yet)
It is Turned Based, you move and attack or just attack (no attacking then moving though)
You kill stuff you get Gold, you can find items in Chests, find Hidden walls so far 2/2 on those there are Levers on the walls, also you can try and search the Bookshelfs, desks etc.
At the beginning of each level, you are offered to go to the Store (HQ flashback) and buy items, like Weapons, Armor, Potioins. i myself have only bought 1 Potion to cure Posion, so far i am on 1/3 the last floor i think of this Dungeon i was hired to clear. can not wait to get back into it when i have time.

For the price you can not go wrong.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 17, 2015
I love me a good dungeon crawler, which this isn't. I *might* and I mean *might* turn this review positive if all the bugs were worked out, but based on the wording of the last update, that doesn't seem likely.

A lot of the writing is stolen directly from movies or makes bad punny references. With the bugs, the game is quite difficult and sometimes impossible late game w/o access to god mode. (type 51i)

I had to manually unlock 5 of the 15 achievements with SAM because the game wouldn't trigger them.

Honestly, not worth the time, and maybe only barely if the bugs were fixed.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2015
Dungeon Crawlers HD had a rough start with the release around the same time as other big name or established games in this genere which took advantage of the retro fad. The competition was fierce and mistakes were made which have since been corrected. If you play it for what it is and can enjoy the more modern appraoch to their look vs over-used pix or vox retro gfx, you have an amazing platform for possible community driven content and modules. The game is pure entertainment with a relaxing humor almost anyone can enjoy.
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2015

Dungeon crawlers HD is completely by the books. There's nothing surprising about this game whatsoever, but it does live up to it's name. The game ran fairly solidly for me, with no real bugs. Music is sparse and sets a good dungeon atmosphere. The graphics and story are somewhat bland but not entirely without some charm. I do have some fairly large reservations with it's slow pace and slightly clunky UI, but these don't hurt the gameplay too badly. Overall a lukewarm positive review, for fans of the genre only.

-technically sound
-passable graphics and story
-good dungeon atmosphere
-fans of the genre will enjoy

-slow pace
-clunky UI
-design is unremarkable

DISCLAIMER: Review based on approx. 1 hour of gameplay.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 8, 2015
Such an Awsome Game. If you like Turn based games this is for you. Give it a chance and you will fall in love it.
You can Get it for Mac and PC.
The SD Version has been out for Ipads and Android for some while which is Still GREAT.
I have personally bought it for each device i own. Just note there is a HD version and a SD version. Go to the games web site to decide which is best for your system as they have demo version which you can try it out.
The HD version may not run as slick on some older devices. But the SD version runs great.
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11 of 21 people (52%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5, 2015
Hey guys i was hoping maybe i bit too much for this game, i believe it could be improved. for now i will give it a negative due to some of the bugs and polishing that the game still needs.

(NEW) i am now on map 3-2 and roy died on his part of the map, what i discovered is that all my equipement after dying was put back to the starting gear and all the loot i had aquired was missing. The only equipement i kept were the 2 weapons i had purchased. Im not sure if this is intended or a bug.

Why when i get to Lvl 5-1 the game bugs? and then i reload and i lost experience ? all my Characters have lost at least 1 level ? i only noticed since the skills were no longer available, upon further inspection i lost 3 levels?....Im at the point where i do not think im going to finish this game and will not be able to give a proper review.

On the plus side the DEV's are actually working on updates pretty fast about it too actualy, since the game only released a few days ago and they have already fixed the mouse issue. so for that i thank you.

If you liked FF Tactics this might not be a good comparisson for you, Think more hero quest or shinning force without the cutscene attacks. This is much more like shinning force too bad that shinning force is about 25 years old now.

Heres a link to youtube that i posted showing the gameplay and its flaws. In my opinion.

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
By this game would be the gostbusters set in a dungeon is even further desicration to the Ghostbusters on top of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ movie sony ♥♥♥♥ out. The characters have bull ♥♥♥♥ worked named that might be a syllable off from the characters in ghostbusters. The game play is nothing new, and I don't find too much fault with it, but this story is ♥♥♥♥. I see the ghostbusters fanboyism all throughout this ♥♥♥♥ing game. the thing is I've wanted to like this game, but it's such a lazy story, and I just can't forgive it. If someone had a gun to my head a forced me to say something I liked about this game, I'd say I'd like the art.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Nice game and graphics. Fun too.
Except it is horribly bugged and can't finish a level to continue.

I am a hardcore gamer and I can forgive a bug or two, three, but if it doesn't let me fininish a game....!

Buy a Bad game with no Bugs instead of a good game you can't play.

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35.8 hrs
Posted: June 22
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25.8 hrs
Posted: April 26
Great game! As an old timer, I was wondering when anyone would make a decent "Heroquest" game. I certainly hope it expands with more Hero characters. I personally don't care for the Ghostbusters references or the attempts at humor, which I try to just skip over. The dungeon graphics are excellent and will be a nice discovery for those who have long since given up on seeing this type of game reproduced on the computer. It is a shame this engine wasn't used to make the "Warhammer Quest" game, which pales in comparison.
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Space Monkey
3.4 hrs
Posted: February 21
The game itself is similar to how a board game would play.
I enjoyed playing up until the first puzzle, the Banshee Queen. Which to me is a trial and error puzzle. There are no clues as what to do and in which order to do it. So you have to play the section multiple times. You can't study the room and work out what to do, which to me was a major frustration. I don't want to sit here for ages, playing it over and over just to see if I can get it right this time. But maybe I'm missing something?
It is a pity about the trial and error puzzle aspect, I was enjoying the game up until that point. But it has squashed any desire to play the game more.
Maybe I will come back to it in the future. There are many other games that don't have the frustration element but are just as fun.
I felt the game could have done with dice rolls on screen. It playes like a board game & I feel visible dice rolls would add to the enjoyment.
Can I recommend it? Yes, if you can get past the frustration of random guess what to do puzzles. At this point I can't.
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8.2 hrs
Posted: November 28, 2015
nice game:) !
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7.5 hrs
Posted: November 24, 2015
I do not like the digitalized 3D graphics, the music is grating. The strategy feels shallow, the UI is awkward and the controls clumsy. The humor falls flat, the characters are uninteresting, the game is thoroughly devoid of originality.

But it's all pretty much personal opinion. I don't think the game is utterly terrible, if you are looking for something simple and generic you might enjoy this. I know I didn't.
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86.9 hrs
Posted: October 30, 2015
Loved it up till chatper 4 then all the short commings really start showing. I did have fun and the price is right. I would still love to see Dungeon Crawlers 2. Make it a little deeper, more loot and less bugs.
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5.6 hrs
Posted: October 5, 2015
sucks, out numbered severely
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0.2 hrs
Posted: September 26, 2015
I'll be brief:
* Trying to navigate the main menu with a mouse is like pulling teeth.
* Gamepad controls designed for XBOX 360, no way to change them. Impossible to play with my gamepad.
* Want to change the game settings? Too bad, no options.

This game feels like a horrible PC port of a console game that tries to coast on its basic premise. I don't know if there's a console version, though. Regardless: AVOID IT.
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