Dungeons: The Dark Lord PC

  • Publisher: Kalypso
  • Release Date: Sep 27, 2011
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
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  1. Oct 1, 2011
    5
    Technically this game is an improvement over the original Dungeons game. But while the original concept was copied from Dungeon Keeper, this time the storyline is eerily similar to Lord of the Rings. There are so many references to the Tolkien story that it has changed from tribute to just a plain right copy. And for the gamer, following that storyline has become subservient to maintainingTechnically this game is an improvement over the original Dungeons game. But while the original concept was copied from Dungeon Keeper, this time the storyline is eerily similar to Lord of the Rings. There are so many references to the Tolkien story that it has changed from tribute to just a plain right copy. And for the gamer, following that storyline has become subservient to maintaining your dungeon. I would sincerely rate this game higher if the makers would have made an original storyline, and if players were given a bit more control over the gameplay. It seems no one listened to the bad reviews on the first game. That made a potentially good game go to waste. Collapse
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    0
    Technically this game is an improvement over the original Dungeons game. But while the original concept was copied from Dungeon Keeper, this time the storyline is eerily similar to Lord of the Rings. There are so many references to the Tolkien story that it has changed from tribute to just a plain right copy. And for the gamer, following that storyline has become subservient to maintainingTechnically this game is an improvement over the original Dungeons game. But while the original concept was copied from Dungeon Keeper, this time the storyline is eerily similar to Lord of the Rings. There are so many references to the Tolkien story that it has changed from tribute to just a plain right copy. And for the gamer, following that storyline has become subservient to maintaining your dungeon. I would sincerely rate this game higher if the makers would have made an original storyline, and if players were given a bit more control over the gameplay. It seems no one listened to the bad reviews on the first game. That made a potentially good game go to waste. Collapse
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 19, 2011
    68
    D:TDL is, by an itsy bitsy margin, better than Dungeons (perhaps if that trend continues in six or seven sequels it will approach marginal), but the gameplay which was the biggest weakness of Dungeons remains essentially unchanged.
  2. Oct 16, 2011
    83
    At the end of it all, Dungeons: The Dark Lord is a solid stand-alone expansion to the strong original game. The gameplay was no slouch before, but with the new additions and tweaks, it feels much more concise and focused this time around. It still seems that most of the issues with the game center around your dungeon lord, but when your dungeon is running like a well-oiled machine, your lord simply needs to sweep up what remains. Despite its rough edges, The Dark Lord is a welcome continuation of the series, and the entertaining gameplay has been bolstered enough to easily warrant a second attempt at becoming the lord of the underworld.
  3. Oct 14, 2011
    50
    The real issue is that the game's own spin on the dungeon-building concept is just plain dull.