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Overwhelming dislike- based on 629 Ratings

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  • Summary: Devilishly smart. Deploy wicked tactics and dominate your enemies! Build the ultimate underground lair and summon diabolical forces to do your bidding. It’s tower defense…without the tower…and a lot more offensive!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    Dungeon Keeper’s pared-down reboot is fun on its own right, even if it's not quite the same creature as the excellent classic games it’s based on.
  2. Jan 31, 2014
    75
    Dungeon Keeper for iOS is a well-made mobile update of a classic.
  3. Jan 31, 2014
    70
    It's not Dungeon Keeper, but Dungeon Keeper has enough going for it that it's worth a punt.
  4. Feb 3, 2014
    40
    It's a huge shame, because Dungeon Keeper is such a great franchise. I vividly remember getting hooked on the original for the very first time, and hooking in non-strategy fans with its unique perspective and visual style. But you're getting none of that here, as you're instead presented with a hollow freemium shell of what once was.
  5. Feb 5, 2014
    40
    It could've been a chance to give a second life to an old classic, but EA got this all wrong. The managing side is poor, and a greedy microtransaction system ultimately spoils the fun.
  6. Feb 6, 2014
    20
    The tragedy of Dungeon Keeper is that every so often, it shows glimpses of what makes it great. You can see the classic game is in there somewhere: its genius, and what it could have been. But then the gates slam shut, as though the Dungeon Keeper himself is kept in a larger meta-dungeon, whose bean-counting overlord tells you to come back later, or maybe even tomorrow. Or pay up.
  7. 0
    Dungeon Keeper is not a video game, not any more. Instead it’s just a virtual beggar, constantly demanding your spare change and offering nothing in return.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 230
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    10
    My favourite game on iOS. Very good graphics and sound. Gameplay is very addicting. I recommend this game for everybody. It is that FUN!My favourite game on iOS. Very good graphics and sound. Gameplay is very addicting. I recommend this game for everybody. It is that FUN! Greetings form Lithuana! Expand
  2. Jun 1, 2014
    0
    Money stealing cash printing developers abuse what freemium is like an entire day to mine a block? The old days of dungeon keeper only takes aMoney stealing cash printing developers abuse what freemium is like an entire day to mine a block? The old days of dungeon keeper only takes a few seconds to mine a block. And one message to EA. MONEY DOESNT GROW ON TREES! Expand
  3. Oct 11, 2020
    0
    Corporate rape on a great franchise from my childhood. Pay-to-not-wait garbage with super greedy and **** microtransactions. Thanks EA I hate it.
  4. Feb 26, 2014
    0
    It isn`t a real Dungeon Keeper, is Give Your Money To EA Game! You can download this game for free, but if you want play you must pay! PAY AIt isn`t a real Dungeon Keeper, is Give Your Money To EA Game! You can download this game for free, but if you want play you must pay! PAY A LOT! Thanks for destroying memories from real DK Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2014
    0
    I've played many games by EA over the years, and time and time again I've thought to myself, "Self, EA surely deserves more money for thisI've played many games by EA over the years, and time and time again I've thought to myself, "Self, EA surely deserves more money for this work. The coffers of those in charge are surely empty." Well, wait no longer. This is the game for me!

    Some people decry the game as a money grab or a sham, I see it as an opportunity! Where else can you pay over $50 so often for so little? I see it as a way to say thank you to EA for delivering on their promises with other games like Battlefield 4 and Spore. Not to mention the genius behind SimCity 2013, which exceeded my expectations in every way!

    Thank you EA!
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  6. Feb 2, 2014
    0
    Simply the worst money making scheme I have seen on the Android market yet. That the marketplace even allows microtransaction games of suchSimply the worst money making scheme I have seen on the Android market yet. That the marketplace even allows microtransaction games of such illicit nature is a testament to the corruption evident in today's game industry. That EA could openly create such an evisceration of a beloved franchise, and then proceed with malevolent intent to forge reviews (7000 positive reviews on the first day? Yeah right.) and expect additional money for DLC is far beyond human comprehension. The tutorial doesn't even complete. DLC is a component of game design, not a method to create a game by itself. Shame that what EA has essentially created is unwillingly a satire of the predicament that they themselves continue to stoke like a fire. I've seen spyware more subtle in asking for money. Expand
  7. Feb 4, 2014
    0
    EA made the game unplayable!

    In Short: Dungeon Keeper is not a video game, not any more. Instead it’s just a virtual beggar, constantly
    EA made the game unplayable!

    In Short: Dungeon Keeper is not a video game, not any more. Instead it’s just a virtual beggar, constantly demanding your spare change and offering nothing in return.

    Pros: Older smartphones aren’t compatible.

    Cons: A sickening perversion of the whole concept of video games, with nothing in the way of gameplay just constant cajoling for you to bribe your way to victory.

    http://metro.co.uk/2014/02/04/dungeon-keeper-review-microtransaction-hell-4289901/
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