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Release Date: Feb 10, 2011
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DUNGEONS - STEAM SPECIAL EDITION includes an exclusive extra mission, all new maps to play in sandbox mode and a variety of unique prestige items to customize your dungeon.
Prestige Items

  • Statue of Horny from Realmforge's "Ceville" game (adds Dungeon prestige)
  • Statue of Mr. Sidekick, the loyal advisor of the Dungeon Lord (buffs goblin workers)
  • Statue of "Dick Caine" (adds Dungeon prestige)

About This Game

A mighty hero stalks through a dark, dank dungeon making life miserable for hordes of pitiable monsters as he steals anything and everything not bolted to the floor. Been there, done that - about a thousand times? Then it is definitely time to switch sides and show that hero just who's who in the dungeon!
Assume the role of a mighty (and mighty evil) Dungeon Lord and create your own diabolical demesnes underground. Dim-witted goblin workers tremble as they await your orders and dig corridors and rooms into the rock at your command.
Heroes will visit your dungeon in search of battle and treasure.
Naturally, you could always just annihilate them with a snap of your fingers. But isn't it more entertaining and deliciously evil to watch them attain their heart's desire - and then take take it ALL away?
So throw them a few treasures and some equipment, give them a couple of fights for entertainment and cherish and look after them. And once they are finally happy enough - it's time for the "harvest". For happy heroes have more valuable soul energy for you to gleefully extract from them in your prison or torture chamber!
But even though these self-proclaimed warriors for the good are not much more than an excellent source of resources for you, you still should not underestimate them. If you've beaten up too many of their friends, the powerful and vindictive Champions will occasionally make their way to your Dungeon. Perhaps a small sum could persuade them to forget their moral and ethical principles for once?
In addition to the heroes, you should also always keep an wary eye on the underground. For the competition never sleeps, and other Dungeon Lords would like to claim your territory for themselves. As if that were not enough, another Dungeon Lord lives one level below you who, to top it all off, is also your boss and bombards you with useless tasks! Of course, it goes without saying that malicious and sneaky beings such as yourself are already hard at work trying to take his place!
Story
The game revolves around Deimos, foremost of all Dungeon Lords. He falls victim to a devious plot hatched by his vile, nasty, thoroughly vicious ex-girlfriend Calypso, and suddenly finds himself at the bottom of the hierarchy and the top of the dungeon once again.
As the story proceeds Deimos tries to regain his old place and have his well-deserved revenge on Calypso. First, however, he will have to deal with his new bosses. On the one hand , there's the Zombie King, who is about as intelligent as your average undead zombie is likely to be, and on the other there's hot-blooded Minos, who likes to solve problems using violence or, alternatively, more violence.

Key features:

  • Be insidious! Three different Boss Monsters await in order to give you a real hard time. Get rid of them to become the one and only Dungeon Lord!
  • Get ready for a fight! 10 different classes of heroes dare to enter your dungeon where 15 different monsters lurk in the dark
  • The 17 campaign missions demand your whole cunningness as evil dungeon lord. If you manage to survive them there's still the custom game waiting for you.
  • In a dungeons there's only one way: going down. 3 different levels wait to be conquered by you.
  • Prison cells and torture chambers are ready for your command and await “customers”
  • Create the dungeon of your dreams with 50 different objects
  • Wimpy goblin workers await your commands and create the dungeon after your wishes.

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 7/Vista/ XP SP2
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: 256 MB DirectX 9.0c Graphics card with Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB free HDD
    • Sound: Windows-compatible Soundcard
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
98.3 hrs on record
First off, this is definitely not Dungeon Keeper. With that out off the way, this game is good in it's own right. The first couple levels are basically tutorials and are slow, but if you get past the first couple it does become more challengeing. When I first bought this game I had the idea that it would play similar to the Dungeon Keeper games. Upon playing it I was frustrated that it wasn't and promptly removed it and didn't play it again for a long while. However, one day I decided to reinstall and give it a shot without comparing it, to my surprise I wanted to play more.

Your objective is to give the heroes that enter your dungeon everything they want filling their soul meters, then destroy them before they get a chance to leave your dungeon. Using their souls to buy "gimmicks" that you use to fill your dungeon leading the heroes throughout it, and making you more powerful. There is a balance you need to strike to get the heroes happy without having your creatures accidently slay them to soon, and losing soul energy in the process, as yourself the "Dungeon Lord" gets more soul energy from killing the heroes personally. I find trying to build my dungeon in such a way to completly fill the heroes soul bars and leading them to my dungeon heart, where I await them, to be challengeing and statisfing.

I rate it 7/10, because I thoroughly enjoy playing it. But at times it has crashed while trying to autosave and there are a couple missions that are still broke and cannot be completed. Just give it a chance it may surprise you, like it did for me.
Posted: October 23
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15.9 hrs on record
Not bad,
Posted: October 19
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1.0 hrs on record
If you liked Dungeon Keeper don't buy this game.

Advertised as being similar to the old dungeon keeper, this is anything but. A glorified tower defense with real redeeming features.
Posted: October 14
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0.3 hrs on record
I was looking forward playing yhis game. In the past, I really enjoyed Dungeon Keeper. But this game is a crap.
Idea (dungeon overlord) is only common to DK.
Posted: October 6
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2.1 hrs on record
Oh I wanted to like this game, I tried it, and it was just painful to play. It wasn't really playing either. Even the tutorial is so sub-par that you are left wondering what you are supposed to do, and how you are supposed to do it.
Posted: September 28
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2.9 hrs on record
Absolutely Terrible
Posted: September 28
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0.2 hrs on record
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Posted: September 30
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27 of 44 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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Dungeons - sorry, "DUNGEONS" is apparently a game aiming for the vein of the old Dungeon Keeper series. You're an evil overlord, seeking to conquer a land full of innocent heroes and elves and stuff, using magic and monsters.

The skinny: Have you ever looked back on something you've done, and regretted it? I have. After all, I bought Dungeons during a steam sale. 3/10 because bawful.

The good: It has some decent graphics, and wasn't too hard to install.

The bad: A pretty bad attempt. The humor is terrible - as in "the jokes are not funny", not "they are so bad that they are funny". The control system is clunky. The missions are clunky. My computer can eat the whole game in it's RAM as a RAMdrive, and between my CPU and graphics card I can play alt-tab-tennis between Dishonored and Skyrim, but this game plays clunky. Huh.

The ugly: Not really too much.

Summary: It's not "pop up advertising" bad, or troubled by massive errors. It's just bad. It gives the impression that the design team aimed high, but didn't have the strength, or perhaps interest, in making it fly. Not worth purchase.
Posted: June 25
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11 of 19 people (58%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
I was expecting an experience like Dungeon Keeper, but this ended up being unpolished. The economy doesn't make much sense, and I ended up throwing my money at things without it making much of a difference. There was no actual decisions made while spending money.

The skill tree was kind of a stupid idea. They added on bells and whistiles without the core gameplay: building a dungeon, being fleshed out.

Often times they would have multiple objectives, but they would be contradictory and not fun. It ended up being frustrating more than enjoyable.
Posted: August 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Rubbish.

Seriously dont bother.

Once you figure out the mechanics of this game, you realise just how shallow it is.

You want to manage a dungeon? nope you just set it up to please heroes.

You want your dungeon to kill heroes? nope you have to do that yourself... EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.

There is no room for imagination, flair or efficiencies, it is just a laborious click fest.
Posted: May 31
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Terrible technical issues prevent most people from playing this game, myself included. No excuses. Kalypso exercises no quality control over any of the products that they distribute. Buyer beware.

If you can get the game to run... The controls are awkward. The game goal is interesting but executed in a way that doesn't function properly - and you need to know that it is not your fault (as the player). Nothing you can do will work right. The camera will snap to odd places. Important events will occur without notification. The game hates you, don't buy it.
Posted: August 17
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Yawn.
Posted: June 22
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Horrible. If you can't get it for .99 usd or less........DONT GET IT! You mite wanna consider saveing the .99 for something better. Horrible gameplay(when it works) Don't really need to say anything else.
Posted: July 15
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Hehehehehehehehe
Posted: September 13
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
I feel like a bad person for buying this.
Posted: June 29
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Hey please fix everything from the Gameplay, Control, Tutorials, Hints, or even remove those annoying Kalypso DRM (the launcher).
Posted: May 19
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
After an hour playing this game I still have absolutely no idea of how you are supposed to play it. It looks fun enough but its extremely confusing for a first timer and I simply don't have the time to devote to reading how to guides on how to play a game.

Seems far too over the top and convoluted to me but that is my personal opinion. I am only recommending it because it looks like a lot of fun but it's quite the learning curve.
Posted: July 2
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
3/5
Posted: May 2
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!

NUF SAID!
Posted: August 16
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50.1 hrs on record
Build your own dungeon, just like dungeonkeeper?
No. The dungeons are pretty much always prebuilt in this game, you get to add some decoration, that's it.
This game does not know where it wants to go, if it is an RPG Hack n Slash like Diablo, or a world building game like minecraft. It's neither.
Posted: July 7
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