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  • Summary: Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out... soDungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their way out... so what could go wrong... open the door! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Mar 19, 2015
    90
    An endlessly entertaining and meticulously crafted modern roguelike.
  2. Oct 28, 2014
    90
    It may not be a perfect experience, but it’s a real blast for anyone who likes these types of games.
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    85
    I liked Dungeon of the Endless a lot, mainly due to the fact that it does pretty much everything right. It has the right balance to allow for longer play sessions once you start getting the hang of it, but it also pays respect to the roguelike elements at its core.
  4. Oct 30, 2014
    80
    A roguelike game with tower defense characteristics that is possible to keep you entertained and on the edge for many hours before you manage to succeed in all the 12 floors/dungeons. Consider the beautiful pixel art esthetic a significant bonus to the whole experience.
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    A fascinating mix of roleplaying, rogue-like dungeon crawler and tower defense, that demands a high frustration threshold.
  6. Oct 28, 2014
    77
    Dungeon of the Endless pulls from many popular games and genres from the last couple of years, but what's wonderful about it is that all these elements come together to create something entirely new.
  7. Oct 28, 2014
    70
    For hardcore players, Dungeon of the Endless could be the game that will occupy your time and mind for what seems to be... well... endless ages.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    Another Amplitude game that nails it!!

    Dungeon of the Endless is a bold new take on the roguelike genre, including tower defense mechanics,
    Another Amplitude game that nails it!!

    Dungeon of the Endless is a bold new take on the roguelike genre, including tower defense mechanics, and strategy rpg elements.

    It may sound like a strange mashup, but it just works!
    Like the other Amplitude games, levels are generated procedurally, so expect 'endless replayability'...

    Add awesome pixel Art, and the usual great music by FlybyNo and you got a gem. One you shouldn't miss especially given the ridiculously low price tag!!

    Dungeon of the Endless deserves no less than a 10!!
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  2. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    this game just so much of fun i don't know why some one don't like this game maybe
    they just suck at this and feel this game suck
    i wan
    this game just so much of fun i don't know why some one don't like this game maybe
    they just suck at this and feel this game suck

    i wan to rate this 9.5 but i give it a 10 because this game score should be at 9

    you have so much to do in this game you can play it over and over with new space ship and new hero
    make you have to play with new different way .

    and i just cant wait for mods of this game it have soooooo much potential .
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  3. Apr 28, 2015
    9
    Dungeon of the Endless is a brilliant mix of genres that at first leaves you confused, then leaves you wanting more. It's got a perfect blendDungeon of the Endless is a brilliant mix of genres that at first leaves you confused, then leaves you wanting more. It's got a perfect blend of strategy and building modules and defenses, while still making it engaging and intense to get your heroes to that approaching alien swarm. It's a truly unique experience - you're missing out if you haven't played. 9/10 Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2014
    9
    I didn't really get the hang of a lot of Rougelikes that came by in the past year, but this one got me from the first dungeon door I opened. II didn't really get the hang of a lot of Rougelikes that came by in the past year, but this one got me from the first dungeon door I opened. I just love the mixture of fast paced combat and "round based" planning and character improvement in between. Expand
  5. Jan 13, 2014
    9
    I just registered an account with metacritic after years of using it just to endorse this one game.

    This game is a living chessboard that
    I just registered an account with metacritic after years of using it just to endorse this one game.

    This game is a living chessboard that pushes you to spend each resource available as wisely as possible in each level. Each time you open a door you can trigger an event, and each dark room comes with a risk of spawning monsters. Do you place your hero to light a room you don't have power to keep online, or do you keep them up with the door opener to support them in combat, or even place them in a room to use their wits to boost your next resource tick? Do you defend a main hub room or keep them split apart with your resource producing upgrades? Do you use that food for leveling up a hero, or save it for an instant heal that might just save your playthrough? Do you go for the glory at the end of a map, selling off your precious turret and light providing dust (power) to itemize for the next level and try to survive your way through the waves of monsters?

    This game is honestly brilliant, and I've been picking up games randomly in Steam since the platform came out. I'm absolutely excited to see where development takes it.
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  6. Jan 4, 2015
    7
    Half dungeon crawler, half resource management sim, Dungeon of the Endless is a simplistic "Rogue-like" set in the Endless universe. The thingHalf dungeon crawler, half resource management sim, Dungeon of the Endless is a simplistic "Rogue-like" set in the Endless universe. The thing that sets this apart from so many others in its genre is how you keep your party alive; major slots on dungeon floors allow you to build Major Modules (used to harvest resources), along with minor slots for offensive, defensive, and supportive modules. Three resources are harvested per door opening and modules add to their production: Food for healing, leveling, and recruiting heroes, Industry for constructing modules, and Science for researching upgrades and resetting your party's ability cooldowns. A fourth resource, Dust, is much rarer and is used to power the crystal you are escorting, which in turn powers rooms for modules.

    Gameplay is both turn-based (new resources are harvested from when you open a door to a new room) and real-time (combat, movement, healing, etc.), keeping you constantly engaged despite the AI-controlled combat. The first few floors are simple enough to clear out but about halfway up you need to decide which is more important: risking your party's lives and possibly the crystal itself or running to the exit ASAP? Keeping a balanced party and wisely spending your resources will make or break your runs. Luck is always a factor but I felt that once I knew how to control the flow of spawns and properly construct defensive chokepoints that most of my losses were admittedly my own fault. This game rewards planning and strategy instead of demanding you get lucky unlike other recent Sci-fi rogue-likes (looking at you FTL & SotS: The Pit!).

    Newcomers will be overwhelmed easily and probably give up easily because the tutorial is terrible and most of the game's systems have to be studied on the wiki, even with the extensive tooltips in-game. Although it practically plays itself at times and still could use some polishing and TLC, Dungeon of the Endless is a very unique Rogue-like and is worth checking out for fans of the genre.
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  7. Nov 8, 2014
    0
    While the game is fun there are some bugs that will ruin the fun very fast for the player. So far I played through twice and the game isWhile the game is fun there are some bugs that will ruin the fun very fast for the player. So far I played through twice and the game is erasing my data including the score along with the characters I have unlocked. The second issue is that sometimes the game does not allow you to equip items. I would not advise anyone to buy this game when there are so many other games that work without causing such high levels of frustration. Expand

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