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  • Summary: Devilishly smart. Deploy wicked tactics and dominate your enemies! Build the ultimate underground lair and summon diabolical forces to do your bidding. It’s tower defense…without the tower…and a lot more offensive!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    Dungeon Keeper’s pared-down reboot is fun on its own right, even if it's not quite the same creature as the excellent classic games it’s based on.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    75
    Dungeon Keeper for iOS is a well-made mobile update of a classic.
  3. Jan 31, 2014
    70
    It's not Dungeon Keeper, but Dungeon Keeper has enough going for it that it's worth a punt.
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    40
    It's a huge shame, because Dungeon Keeper is such a great franchise. I vividly remember getting hooked on the original for the very first time, and hooking in non-strategy fans with its unique perspective and visual style. But you're getting none of that here, as you're instead presented with a hollow freemium shell of what once was.
  5. Feb 5, 2014
    40
    It could've been a chance to give a second life to an old classic, but EA got this all wrong. The managing side is poor, and a greedy microtransaction system ultimately spoils the fun.
  6. Feb 6, 2014
    20
    The tragedy of Dungeon Keeper is that every so often, it shows glimpses of what makes it great. You can see the classic game is in there somewhere: its genius, and what it could have been. But then the gates slam shut, as though the Dungeon Keeper himself is kept in a larger meta-dungeon, whose bean-counting overlord tells you to come back later, or maybe even tomorrow. Or pay up.
  7. 0
    Dungeon Keeper is not a video game, not any more. Instead it’s just a virtual beggar, constantly demanding your spare change and offering nothing in return.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 233
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    My favourite game on iOS. Very good graphics and sound. Gameplay is very addicting. I recommend this game for everybody. It is that FUN!My favourite game on iOS. Very good graphics and sound. Gameplay is very addicting. I recommend this game for everybody. It is that FUN! Greetings form Lithuana! Expand
  2. Mar 4, 2014
    0
    EA is proving once again that hey have no idea what customers want. They could easily port the original game and add touch controls, andEA is proving once again that hey have no idea what customers want. They could easily port the original game and add touch controls, and change literally nothing else, then sell it for $5 and make a fortune. Don't support them by even downloading it. Expand
  3. Sep 21, 2014
    0
    I was stupid excited about Dungeon Keeper for IOS until I downloaded it. The tutorial was nice got me right into the game then the time sinkI was stupid excited about Dungeon Keeper for IOS until I downloaded it. The tutorial was nice got me right into the game then the time sink hit. This is not the game I was hoping for and quite honestly I would have paid $60 easy for a true remake with updated graphics and the ability to run it on my PC. You have to buy gems for everything or wait till your bones get old and brittle. This was a complete failure and grab for money. Congrats on jumping on the "Me too" bandwagon and creating a complete failure. You could have gotten my money up front and I would have bought and expansion but I'm not paying $100s to complete a game no matter how much I used to love it. Expand
  4. Feb 6, 2014
    0
    [German] Das Spiel ist einfach nur totale Abzocke und eine Unverschämtheit, die ihresgleichen sucht!!! Man darf es eigentlich nicht mal als[German] Das Spiel ist einfach nur totale Abzocke und eine Unverschämtheit, die ihresgleichen sucht!!! Man darf es eigentlich nicht mal als Spiel bezeichnen. Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2014
    0
    What kind of sick joke is this EA? I mean i havent even played any of the previous games yet I still feel for the fans of those games.
    In the
    What kind of sick joke is this EA? I mean i havent even played any of the previous games yet I still feel for the fans of those games.
    In the end though this is just a testament to how low gaming has fallen. At this rate in a few more years and i will have to switch to some other hobby to occupy my time.
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  6. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    Game is unplayable due to mandatory and constant micro-payments. You'd need to spent several hundred dollars to play this game a few evenings.Game is unplayable due to mandatory and constant micro-payments. You'd need to spent several hundred dollars to play this game a few evenings. The original PC version is highly recommended tho. Expand
  7. Feb 5, 2014
    0
    I remember seeing this on Gamescom...or was it E3? Can't remember. Netherless, this one only needs one single word: GREED
    Very well done EA!
    I remember seeing this on Gamescom...or was it E3? Can't remember. Netherless, this one only needs one single word: GREED
    Very well done EA! When everybody thinks this company can't get any worse, they just proof us wrong.
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