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  • Summary: Create your own dungeon empire! Dig out your underground kingdom. Populate your dungeon with a variety of beasts - such as the Skeletons, Dark Elves, Trolls and evil Warlocks. Prepare them for battle with training rooms, workshops and magical libraries. Command your hordes in frenziedCreate your own dungeon empire! Dig out your underground kingdom. Populate your dungeon with a variety of beasts - such as the Skeletons, Dark Elves, Trolls and evil Warlocks. Prepare them for battle with training rooms, workshops and magical libraries. Command your hordes in frenzied battles against the invading forces of heroic good. Summon the dreaded Horned Reaper to deliver the final knockout blow to help complete your evil quest. Expand
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  1. Jul 28, 2012
    10
    In the last 15 years I enjoyed this game the most. It was such a cozy world underground with a lot of unique species and the game was justIn the last 15 years I enjoyed this game the most. It was such a cozy world underground with a lot of unique species and the game was just always happy that you were there to play it. It shines of good humor. The bile demon was my favorite creature followed by the mistresses who gain level by training them in their torture chamber where they punish each other by using a whip on the other's ass or even by frying the other on a electric chair.... what a unique game this was ... I still think about every now and then...15 years after....... Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    Sim city in underground...plus humor and playing as evil character...just amazing. Perfect game for "sims players" who love to watch, how liveSim city in underground...plus humor and playing as evil character...just amazing. Perfect game for "sims players" who love to watch, how live your little dungeon. Only bad thing with this game is multiplayer...the good side of heroes is terribly missing so you can play only against another evil keeper...so pity Expand
  3. Feb 6, 2014
    10
    After that incredible awful remake of the game in 2014 from EA I just thought how cool this game was. Damn you, moneymakers, Blizzard, EA, youAfter that incredible awful remake of the game in 2014 from EA I just thought how cool this game was. Damn you, moneymakers, Blizzard, EA, you simplify games over and over, you only think of profits, not of games. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2012
    8
    In skirmish and multiplayer modes the only creature you ever need to have in your army is the black knight. Would it have killed them to add aIn skirmish and multiplayer modes the only creature you ever need to have in your army is the black knight. Would it have killed them to add a rock-paper-scissors mechanic? Apparently there's a bug that causes creatures attacking from the south to have an advantage. Campaign levels are repetitive: start small, get big army, destroy enemy. Combat strategy consists of picking your army up, dropping them somewhere, casting call to arms then spamming heal until you run out of mana. The stun-after-drop mechanic is irritating; you can see why the developers put it in, to slow reinforcements down, but it makes the game less fun all the same. The imp AI is annoying; imps will ignore dying creatures in favour of going to claim some territory or reinforce a wall halfway across the map.

    For all its flaws, though, this game still manages to be entertaining. The humour is brilliant, and while it's easy to pick holes in the gameplay, it's by no means unbearably bad. I've had plenty of fun with it, and the fact I still want to finish the campaign is testament to its charm. The fundamental mechanics are very solid; they are reasonably similar to those of Sierra's City Building series (Pharaoh, Caesar). You can also see where Dwarf Fortress got much of its inspiration. Dungeon Keeper 2 has its minor annoyances, but by no means do they ruin the experience.
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  5. Aug 6, 2014
    8
    It's true that it was basically the same thing for the second time, but DK2 brought loads of improvements to the gameplay, lots of humor andIt's true that it was basically the same thing for the second time, but DK2 brought loads of improvements to the gameplay, lots of humor and all the things people loved about the first Dungeon Keeper. I wasn't a big fan of the new art-style with those 3D colorful visuals, the first DK with it's more dark and gritty visual style was suited much more for this game, but still loads of fun. 9/10 Expand
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    7
    OK, they made some improvements/additions on the original ( My Pet Dungeon, better traps and some interesting level objectives) - but this wasOK, they made some improvements/additions on the original ( My Pet Dungeon, better traps and some interesting level objectives) - but this was more than offset by a total ruination of the most important element - the basic game play. This is slow, slow, slow. I don't want to drop my creatures and watch them lie on the floor for a minute. I don't want to build my dungeon like an ailing octogenarian would. I don't want to watch my creatures shuffling around as if it's a Sunday afternoon stroll. One of the best features about the original was that (mostly) you had to play fast, think fast and act fast. And what's with the stupid buggy cut scenes? Absolutely pointless. The new creatures didn't do much for me either. The basic excellent concept is still there though and the voiceover and music is once again very entertaining. Regardless, still a big disappointment and I couldn't be bothered crawling through the main campaign a second time. Expand
  7. May 10, 2014
    0
    This game blows. I also think Hitler is a pretty cool guy. I wish I could have gone back in time to have been bros with him. Also, I thinkThis game blows. I also think Hitler is a pretty cool guy. I wish I could have gone back in time to have been bros with him. Also, I think Hell: Ride to Retribution is quite possibly the best game ever made. Expand

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