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Overwhelming dislike- based on 557 Ratings

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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: 12 out of 224
  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! Greetings form Lithuana! Expand
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    0
    This is not an iOS game. This a money trap. You simply can't play without paying all the time.
    EA completely ruined a licence. Again.
    This
    company really deserves its 3rd "Worst company" award. Expand
  3. Jul 10, 2014
    0
    You pay, you dig.
    You pay, you dig.
    "You mean, the main goal is to dig ?"
    No, i mean, the main goal is to pay.
    Boring and useless, you
    should forget this one and play the real dungeaon keeper on PC, one of my greatest game ever. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    0
    For MANY HUNDRED DOLLARS at the best exchange rate can you buy enough gems to clear the building space available for your dungeon at the start. For that "modest" price you haven't even started to build the dungeon per se, just buy more gems! The A.I. is bad when playing the campaign and you can't move units yourself. It plays itself when there are quasi-gameplay moments. This is disgusting! Don't support this company that clearly only cares about short term profit. They profit on an unstable market bubble and they alienate their customers. Way to go, bravo!

    EA stands for Electronic Avarice!
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  5. Feb 7, 2014
    0
    Laughably money grabbing "free game". The requirement to wait to dig and mine is ridiculous, it's like clash of clan's gem system on heroin. This is not like puzzlers where you want to spend five minutes every so often. You need time to get into it, not BUY into it! Purchase at you peril. Expand
  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. The original PC version is highly recommended tho. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    This abomination is no port or adaption of the beloved PC Game. Under the hood its a clone of Clash of Clans featuring some of the worst F2P greediness ever encountered. Expand

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