Assume the role of a mighty (and mighty evil) Dungeon Lord and create your own diabolical demesnes underground. 10 different classes of heroes dare to enter your dungeon where 15 different monsters lurk in the dark.
User reviews: Mixed (304 reviews) - 46% of the 304 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 10, 2011

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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!
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

    • 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
145 of 175 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
It's been said before, it needs to be said again. This is not Dungeon Keeper. It is not close to Dungeon Keeper. It will not fill the void in your heart left by Dungeon Keeper.

My biggest gripe: trying to set up an economy using this system requires a tedious amount of micro-management: You need enemy heroes to be able to easily get to your loot, then intercept them before they easily get away with it. By definition, this means you need to change something about your set-up on the fly, for every hero, in real time.

A slog that misses everything about what made the genre fun.
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76 of 96 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
The idea is nice, but the implementation is not.
The game creators compare it to Diabolo and Dungeon Keeper. I'm not the Diabolo fanboy, but Dungeon Keeper is a way better game that this one.

The good: visuals, some scenarios in campaign.
The average: gameplay, magic system, skill system, in-game jokes.
The bad: controls, building system (there are a lots of build items which are essentially the same).
The ugly: launching the game (you need to pass 3 screens to simply launch the game).
The verdict: I'm not going to play this game ever again.
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64 of 79 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Pre-Release Review
NOT like Dungeonkeeper except in the shallowest of ways. There's no mass battles with heroes, and your minions don't fight them, not really. Instead you find dungeon entrences, put a hallway across from them with a bit of treasure at the other end, and a corneer to hide behind. Heroes arrive one at a time, on a timer, see the gold, go to pick it up, and once they're done, you club them and have a goblin drag them back to the dungeon. By this point the hero arrival timer is almost up again, and you do wait for the next one to come along, find treasure, get clubbed, etc and you do this until you realize the whole game is just doing this over and over and get tired of it.
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45 of 51 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
115.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
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.
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30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Save your money buy Dungeons ii. This game is overly complicated and you feel like you aren't really running a dungeon. You feel like you are the dungeon overlord who has to do the work completely by himself by killing all the adventurer's yourself because your bats, rats, etc don't see to do much work and seem to be reliant on the adventurer's attacking them. You also can't pick them up and move them where you want to like you can in Dungeons ii where it feels like you are actually running a dungeon instead of just going around with your main guy and attacking Adventurer's. Also you have to get something archaic called Soul Energy from the Adventurer's which means you have to let them beat up your creatures, steal you gold, etc so their green bars go up before you kill them because they are worth more soul energy that way and you can lock them up in cages to get some extra soul energy also. Problem is this means adventurer's pile up in your dungeon meaning you might have to fight multiplies at once making your job tougher since your main guy is the only one that seems to do any of the killing. You also get archaic Prestige points that allow you to build "gimmicks" to occupy the adventurer's and make their soul energy production go up as well. I am glad that I bought Dungeons ii first or I might have got turned off this title line. If I had bought dungeons i first there is a good chance I would never have discovered what a great game dungeons ii is in actually managing a dungeon instead of just attacking like some arcade game with your main guy. In dungeons ii your objective is to kill the adventurer's as quickly as possible not let them hang out and get tougher.

Save your money buy dungeons ii if you want a real game in this genre. I absolutely love that game but can't see myself putting any more time into dungeons i as it seems pointless. Also you can't see your entire dungeon like you can in dungeons ii and it's very dark and hard to see exactly what is going on. The creatures are much larger and more visible in dungeons ii.
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