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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 the 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
37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
58 products in account
6 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
I don't think I have ever been this depressed by a game before. As the spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper, I had very high hopes for this game. It is, saddly, terrible. Everything that made the previous game unique and interesting (monsters moving into and interacting with your dungeon, converting enemies to your cause, waging war against the forces of good,) have all been stripped away.

Yes, you can place monsters in your dungeon and have them protect narrow areas, but they don't roam the area, they don't interact with your dungen, and there are very few types available. The troll/blacksmiths are gone, and so are their traps, doors, and other gadgets to make the dungeon interesting. The prisons remain, but the Mistresses are gone so enemies can't be converted. The only reason you even capture them is to get soul energy out of them.

You no longer wage war. Yes, you can fight heroes, and your mosnters will too. However, you can no longer send your monsters after heroes, they will only engage if the hero happens to stumble into them. Of course, you wouldn't want to send monsters after heroes aanymore either, since they need to survive to be fattened up with soul energy.

It is like they tooke the most basic features of Dungeon Keeper, kept those, and threw away everything that game the game character. Now, you most run about taking care of every little task using your avatar, with no help from the decorative monsters. Basically, this has become FarmVille with a slightly darker background and sub-par voice acting.
Posted: April 8th, 2014
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24 of 39 people (62%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
22 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
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 25th, 2014
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27 of 47 people (57%) found this review helpful
347 products in account
29 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
So, there were these games called Badman (and a really freaking long name with My Lord in it that I never can remember) released by NIS for the PSP -- there was also these games called Dungeon Keeper. Now there is the Quest for Epic Loot (which is like MMO...ish) and Imps and . .. kay, bored now.

Point is, this is it's own game. This is micro-management-heavy-as-hell and on top of that, lacks a certain pizaz that gets things to keep going after 20 hours or so (note: I played this a lot before this most recent sale on steam in which I acquired it here) . The biggest customization is nearly meaningless decor. So much is too complecated in practice and yet overly simple in feeling .. which is all sorts of weird (mostly comes from how easy it is to kill heroes on entering without pleasing them) --- this game, like many, requires you to give to it in order to give back. Unlike the best games which tend to be lower on the graphical scale and ask imagination -- this is a dressed up version (kinda) of a lot of things and the missing bits are the innate charm, and the strange feeling of -something- missing.

What am I on about?

This is not Dungeon Keeper. Stop pretending it sucks because of that. This is a solid 7 out of 10 (saying 5 is passing for a 20 USD game) -- this game is good, and above average (but actually less impressive for the year it was released than this last 12 months. .then it was only a 6, but 2013 sucked on every possible level).

More importantly, the gold pack with the standalone DLC was 7.50 USD for me, and that is a GREAT deal. a good 30 hours of enjoyment between the two, and only a few hours of lacklustre play in there.

Not the best game ever, but I do recommend it.
Posted: March 13th, 2014
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
108 products in account
7 reviews
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 10th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
86 products in account
10 reviews
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 17th, 2014
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106 of 124 people (85%) found this review helpful
116 products in account
4 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 29th, 2013
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