Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  1. 45
    The lack of detail and polish simply killed this game.
  2. So much squandered potential, it's mind-boggling. Needs serious patching. [Aug 2005, p.66]
  3. More spit than polish. [Sept 2005, p.98]
  4. Dreamcatcher, I sincerely hope you go under for this mockery you call a “finished product”. You deserve nothing less.
  5. Glitches, bugs, missing features and horrible gameplay are all a part of Dungeon Lords. Avoid this one at all costs.
  6. You can go bargain-bin diving and come up with a better purchase for five dollars than this disaster, so do yourself a favor and take that option. [July 2005, p.125]
  7. If you have the patience to deal with the game's problems and don't mind a patch or two then you might want to pick up this game, otherwise wait for Gothic 3 or some other action RPG to waste your time on.
  8. A game that could have been an amazing return of the CRPG, due to a severe lack of polish and some big issues with bugs and failed ventures, becomes premature bargain bin stuffing.
  9. 30
    A mess of a game. Buggy, incomplete and all together boring, it's a huge disappointment for fans that are starving for a fun role-playing game on the PC that doesn't require a fast Internet connection.
  10. 30
    In the end, it turns out Dungeon Lords wasn't so much released before its time, as it was given up on in an admission that time had already long since passed it by.
  11. Running away is a decent strategy, actually. If you see Dungeon Lords on the counter in your local games store, run away. Run as though your life depended on it.
  12. Sadly Dungeon Lords was neither bug free nor addictive, which makes it a total failure and a waste of time for everyone associated with it.
  13. Dated gameplay, wonky controls, and more bugs than an orc's loincloth. [Aug 2005, p.78]
  14. In a word, I hate this game. It is horrible crap. Stay away from it, and if you see it in the bargain bin, pour some gasoline over the bin and burn it.
User Score
4.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 16 out of 25
  1. SkullBoy
    Sep 21, 2005
    4
    Game Is very basic. graphics will draw you in but game play will soon leave you bored and wondering why your pockets are empty. Could have Game Is very basic. graphics will draw you in but game play will soon leave you bored and wondering why your pockets are empty. Could have really been something if developers took more time with it. Full Review »
  2. GrandmasterB.
    Jul 29, 2007
    9
    This is one of my all time favorites, i just love to play it. The character development and the fights are realy fun. The story is a bit hard This is one of my all time favorites, i just love to play it. The character development and the fights are realy fun. The story is a bit hard to follow but thats true for almost every RPG. However its a bit hard to get into the game, i think thats why many people dislike it. Graphics, especially animations are good but lacks shader effects and detail for the environments. Full Review »
  3. TomM.
    Jan 3, 2007
    1
    The most pathetic attempt at making a pc game ever attempted. The graphics are beyond horrible, the controls and animations are laughable, The most pathetic attempt at making a pc game ever attempted. The graphics are beyond horrible, the controls and animations are laughable, (your characters upper body and legs remain stationary during combat and the only thing you see moving is the characters arm from the elbow down, like a stick man), there's no music, no battle sounds, no swords clanging or explosions from spells, only faint footsteps from your character can be heard..pathetic. This is hands down the worst pc game of all time. And the sad part is that this is what I recieved for Christmas. Please, I'm begging you to take my advice, and avoid this pile of dog doo doo at all costs. If someone tries to give it to you turn and run away as fast as you can. All dungeon lords CD's should be collected and destroyed. Full Review »