Dungeon Lords PC

Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
Buy On
  1. Since it’s the UK version we are reviewing here, and most of the problems from the USA release have been fixed I think I’m being fair in the score I’ve awarded.
  2. By letting players customize their avatars to a high degree the developers have given a world of possibilities to the players. The two notes that bring this game down to Earth are the graphics and the sound.
  3. If you’re into PC RPGs geared more towards action-heavy gameplay rather than a deep, thought-provoking story, you’ll probably dig this game quite a bit.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 27
  2. Negative: 18 out of 27
  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. Mar 14, 2016
    3
    This is a bad game that strangely has a few things going for it, mostly good intentions that were turned into terrible implementations.

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    This is a bad game that strangely has a few things going for it, mostly good intentions that were turned into terrible implementations.

    For example, the chest opening system seems interesting at first, until you realise that absolutely any single one of them is trapped, and that opening them triggers the apparition of random monsters. Playing a thief is therefore useless. The identification system also seems promising, but actually functions with a quit/load routine. By the way, the Load is outside the menu, so you have to quit the game first. Yes, it is bizarre.

    Another example ? Character creation offers a large choice of races, of which however only two allow you to play a female.

    One more ? The mini-map is clear and seems very fine, until you see that it's overloaded (it even keeps track of destroyed crates.) And then you discover that there is no general map, just when you are totally lost.

    What's worse, combat is non-stop and inevitable. Hit and run tactics only add new enemies into the fray, because random encounters occur every other step. The opponents are completely stupid, but quantity makes them deadly anyway. The result is so unbalanced that rats are dangerous while an enormous ogre is too easy to kill. There is also a revival function, which is useless since you can just reload a game.

    Other offenders are bad voice acting, dreadful dialogue content, annoyingly repetitive merchants, object by object sales, lack of labels on spells and items, et cætera, et cætera. Frankly too many to enumerate.
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  3. Mar 12, 2016
    4
    Played Dungeon Lords - Steam Edition. I haven't played the earlier versions but I continuously got stuck on objects and enemies, the AthleticsPlayed Dungeon Lords - Steam Edition. I haven't played the earlier versions but I continuously got stuck on objects and enemies, the Athletics skill had no effect, despite the manual saying it should.

    For a game that tries to be movement based, the game play is pretty poor, kind of 'bump' fighting.

    Essentially, still a hunk of crap. Poor people who played the earlier versions if this game actually used to be worse.
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