Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers engaging "hack and slash" gameplay, bringing Dungeons & Dragons to life. Travel to the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, where the journey begins in the remote Desertsmouth Mountains.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (272 reviews) - 26% of the 272 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 24, 2011

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Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale offers engaging "hack and slash" gameplay, bringing Dungeons & Dragons to life.

Travel to the Dalelands of the Forgotten Realms, where the journey begins in the remote Desertsmouth Mountains. From the sulfuric catacombs of the mines of Tethyamar, to the dizzying heights of the Tower of the Void, Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale delivers, action packed challenge that will satisfy the most seasoned of adventurers.

Key features:

  • Solo or Co-op Play – Whether you choose to do battle in the mines of Tethyamar or skirmish on the Tower of Rezlus, you can choose to fight solo or join with your friends. Four player online multiplayer, two player local.
  • Questing – Explore Daggerdale’s lore and mysteries to reveal an intriguing back story, mysterious characters, and a richly imagined world. Extended depth and experience reward the avid explorer.
  • Immersive Combat – Battle a wide range of enemies by engaging in intuitive pick-up-and-play melee, or try your hand at ranged combat.
  • Develop Your Character – Select a class, build your ultimate hero, collect loot, and earn experience! Select feats, powers, and skills to enhance and customize your hero as you level up.
  • Stunning Levels and Deep Exploration – A wide variety of perilous quests encourage you to explore Daggerdale’s richly detailed environments.
  • Authentic D&D Experience – The detailed world of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons franchise has been painstakingly recreated for a rich, complex, and thrilling game experience.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 or AMD Athlon X2 4400+
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 or NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or faster
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Other: 64Kbps+ Internet Connection required
    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom II X2 555
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA GeForce 9800 or faster
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB free
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Other: 256 Kbps+ recommended for multiplayer. 3-4 player co-op require internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
38 of 49 people (78%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2015
Pre-Release Review
I found a note from Volothamp Geddarm the other day in my "Grand Tour of the Realms" guidebook - he must have snuck in my stronghold while I was over in Athkatla picking up supplies and having coffee with my old friend Jaheira. In the note Volo spake in words with his famous quill:

Sir Spamicide, one best not slip a foot into this false interpretation of our wondrous realm, or thou will surely feel as thou hath been flatulated upon by a Pit Fiend and under compulsion to consume the fecal pie of an Ettin, which is the consistency of packed clay containing various undesirable items such as goblin feet, unusual bones, teeth, hair, mushroom-like gut flora and at least a few fingernails. I know this my dear friend as I have played the game and only Khelben Blackstaff of Waterdeep could restore my sanity. So, I extend this offer to you or any of your companions that hath endured the torturous experience of this game: Stop by Neverwinter any day during Kythorn and meet me at the Sunken Flagon where Sand, a mage of renown and thine own self will cast an "erase selected memory" spell, followed by a "permanence" spell, which are the instruments Kehlben used to cure me of the memory; we perform said services free of charge. With departure I must bestow this wisdom upon you - only play games that have been developed on the Black Isle near Evermeet or by the Biowarians deep with the Jungles of Chult.

Safe travels my good sir, ~Volo
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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
I've tried to come back to this game a few times now but just can't seem to stay interested. Not sure if it is the simplistic story or the silly way in which the NPCs just grunt at you while the dialogue comes at you (reminds me of a Nintendo game actually), but I just haven't been able to stick with the game long enough to finish it. Combat mechanics are ... meh, and you are forced to pick from a mostly premade character with no ability to really create your own character which is also disappointing considering this is a D&D game.
Kind of felt like Gauntlet-ised D&D.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2015
I would rate this game a 5/10. A lot of reviews would have you think it's the worst game in the world. That isn't true, it's just the worst D&D game I've come across.

The game suffers from so many flaws it's hard to put them all in words. The combat and camera is wonky. The writing isn't good. The graphics weren't anything special even in 2011. Yet, here I am 4 years later playing through it for a second time. It has a pseudo-Dark Alliance vibe to it that can be an okay diversion for 5-6 hours. At the end you'll probably end up wondering why you didn't spend those hours playing something--no anything--else.
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93 of 101 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
So, I played this entire game through from start to finish. I was really looking forward to playing this game, because I am a fan of the actual roleplaying game. To say the least, I was thoroughly disappointed.

The game suffers from lighting errors early in the game, which already establish a bad image for the rest of the game. The annoying lighting errors aside, the actual graphics of the game aren't horrible, but aren't impressive either. I recall some texture errors on armors, in which a glitchy texture covered the entire armor set. In addition, I also recall many of the armor models being reused, so quite a few of the armor sets look the same.

The actual game play is accurately described in the description as, "hack and slash", so I can't complain about the mostly tedious game play. There really isn't much room for character development, which is limited to four different classes, each with a set race. I will however say that despite limitations, the concept of leveling up, and upgrading your equipment, is what keeps the game playable.

As for the actual storyline, I won't spoil any of it, but I will say that in my opinion, the storyline isn't satisfying and the final boss fight is nothing short of frustrating and redundant (and for me, one of the lowest points of the game).

If all of the bugs were fixed, and there was more room for character development, then with some expansions onto the actual content (like maybe a sandbox mode or more of a storyline, because the actual game is very short), then this game would be a decent game. However, at its current phase, I cannot say I would recommend it, and overall I was disappointed.
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
personally i like this game, because of the co-op, but since GamesSpy closed down in 2013 this is no longer possible. therefore i can not advise anyone to buy this game, unless someone makes a fix.
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