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  • Summary: Something stirs in the darkness. A hot earthy smell wafts up from the dank depths. Nails scratch against limestone, dripping water echoes off cavern walls, ancient chains rattle in stagnant air. What lies in the eerie depths below? Dungeon Runners is an online role-playing game that's FREESomething stirs in the darkness. A hot earthy smell wafts up from the dank depths. Nails scratch against limestone, dripping water echoes off cavern walls, ancient chains rattle in stagnant air. What lies in the eerie depths below? Dungeon Runners is an online role-playing game that's FREE to download and FREE to play. As a brave hero, you'll explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters and discover incredible weapons, artifacts and loot. Choose to play as Fighter, Mage or Ranger in a realm of terror, magic and adventure. Unlock powerful new skills as you gain experience on your journey into the unknown. Whether fighting evil hordes as a lone warrior or teaming up with online friends to carve a path of destruction through your foe, Dungeon Runners will quench your deepest dungeon-crawling thirst. [NCsoft] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. PC Gamer
    89
    It's not often that a free MMO shares shares space with World of Warcraft on my desktop, but Duneon Runners changed all that with a splash of Diablo-inspired gameplay that lets you roam randomly generated dungeons as one of three classes. [Sept 2007, p.64]
  2. Despite the problems, it's such a huge amount of fun. However, at free, and near-as-dammit for the membership, we throw caution to the wind. It pokes excellent fun at a pompous genre (although WoW does an occasionally decent job of this too), and remains very playable.
  3. 80
    With no cost for the game itself and a subscription cost about the price of a single gallon of gas, Dungeon Runners has a pretty nice cost-reward ratio going for it. There's no reason not to at least give it a crack.
  4. PC Format
    76
    Wears its simplicity on its sleeve and is certainly a different slant on the genre. [Oct 2007, p.66]
  5. An amusing little diversion when taken in small doses. Its lack of storyline and repetitious combat keep it from being playable for more than an hour or two at a time, but it’s good solid fun for that hour or two.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    70
    Don't knock a mark in the 70s. This game IS worth playing. [Aug 2007, p.90]
  7. It's tough to complain about a free game. But the real rub is that grinding through Dungeon Runners feels like a chore without a membership. So in the end, the real question is whether or not this game is worth five bucks a month. We don't think so.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. JordanS.
    Aug 15, 2007
    9
    Fantastic game for a free to play MMO I Personally am not a huge fan of the MMORPG genre (still waiting on Tabula Rasa) but dungeon runners Fantastic game for a free to play MMO I Personally am not a huge fan of the MMORPG genre (still waiting on Tabula Rasa) but dungeon runners has converted me. the game has a surprising amount depth and always had me coming back for more. Having all of this for free as well was also a pleasant surprise. the company offers a premium account for a measly $5 extra. Parties were very easy to get into, the dungeons are very well mapped out, and going solo is just as fun as battling with a group. The only problem I encountered with this game is the same problem that plagues the MMO genre: poor player etiquette. I'm sure you've heard it all before, but this is a problem that is extremely hard to address. One time or another you run into a player that is insulting or is constantly spamming or complaining about something. The only way to deal with this is to ignore it or report the players for poor sportsmanship. Overall, my experience with this game was extremely positive and I would recommend this to fans of MMORPGs that don't want to pay for World of Warcraft or even Diablo players looking for a fresh experience. Expand
  2. AlexX.
    Aug 2, 2007
    9
    This game is very good if u ask me, with an inventory system like diablo and gameplay to match (but not beat) WoW, however its not for the This game is very good if u ask me, with an inventory system like diablo and gameplay to match (but not beat) WoW, however its not for the hardcore gamer, as the monsters look almost exactly the same as u get higher and higher, good if u want to play it for an hour or so at a time. Not to mention its free. But the really good stuff comes at a mere $5 dollars a month like the game every 10 year old has played, Runescape, graphics are much better i might add, but holding down the LMB has had some consequences... And it can be quite funny at times, but there is only ONE town, and its name wasn't given much thought, Townston. It might have been better with two towns, but i doubt the name would have been much better (Townsville perhaps?). 9/10 from me. Give it a shot. Expand
  3. MikeW.
    Aug 16, 2007
    8
    Give this game a chance you won't regret it, the graphics are good and the gameplay is very similar to PS2 Baulders Gate. Play for while Give this game a chance you won't regret it, the graphics are good and the gameplay is very similar to PS2 Baulders Gate. Play for while on your own to get the hang of it, level up a few times then i suggest Auto joining a group for a really fun hack and slash adventure with new friends. Just don't be suprised if some of them are 9 yr olds. Expand
  4. CarlK.
    Jun 25, 2007
    5
    Totally lacking graphics and a poor interface. Though with a little work the game could be so much more. Its just a time waster grinder if Totally lacking graphics and a poor interface. Though with a little work the game could be so much more. Its just a time waster grinder if you ask me. Much much out there for free....that blows this away....how Game Daily could have given it a 80 is beyond me haha! Expand
  5. NickB.
    Sep 4, 2007
    5
    DR would have been getting some terrible reviews if it charged big bucks like other MMOs, but the free factor seems to give it a free pass DR would have been getting some terrible reviews if it charged big bucks like other MMOs, but the free factor seems to give it a free pass for the reviewers. Yeah it's a "fun" time waster but that's all it is; I'd rather read a book or something if I've got the kind of spare time to waste on somethings as pointless as this game. Expand
  6. KalleH.
    Aug 15, 2007
    3
    Too simple, not fun, ugly, sounds pretty horrible. In overall, very boring and uninnovative. Diablo 1 is way much better than this.
  7. Kalle
    Aug 23, 2007
    3
    Boring, un-innovatibe, bad gameplay, looks horrible, sounds horrible. Avoid!

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