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  • Summary: Dungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Dungeon Lords is loaded with quests, personal missions, extensive skills and special abilities forDungeon Lords is a new breed of epic Fantasy RPG, a unique combination of RPG and Fighter game action in full 3D, featuring a deep storyline shrouded in mystery, surprise, and betrayal. Dungeon Lords is loaded with quests, personal missions, extensive skills and special abilities for customizing your own character hero from a variety of races and multiple class specializations, as you journey through an enchanted land of ancient castles, dark forests, and dungeon lairs braving an army of diabolical foes in real time action packed combat to uncover the secrets lying hidden within the depths of an evolving storyline. Dungeon Lords can be played either single-player stand alone, or in multi-player group sessions. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 15 out of 28
  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. Cheat Code Central
    70
    Imagine an old-school RPG with loads of action and dungeon crawling without any asinine anime kids with their sissy tales of woe. With Dungeon Lords it's treasures, monsters and slicing and dicing all the way - just like it was in the good old days.
  3. The title simply appears to have been rushed out without any testing, which is a real shame because underneath its problems, Dungeon Lords is a solid and enjoyable, if not ground-breaking RPG. [PC Zone]
  4. PC Gamer
    45
    So much squandered potential, it's mind-boggling. Needs serious patching. [Aug 2005, p.66]
  5. Glitches, bugs, missing features and horrible gameplay are all a part of Dungeon Lords. Avoid this one at all costs.
  6. A game that could have been an amazing return of the CRPG, due to a severe lack of polish and some big issues with bugs and failed ventures, becomes premature bargain bin stuffing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 19 out of 29
  1. Feb 28, 2018
    10
    Marcou minha vida aaaaa amo esse jogo demais!!
    Suas habilidades, combate e oponentes são muito legaaaiss aaa sdds jogar a tarde toda M3
  2. GrandmasterB.
    Jul 29, 2007
    9
    This is one of my all time favorites, i just love to play it. The character development and the fights are realy fun. The story is a bit hard This is one of my all time favorites, i just love to play it. The character development and the fights are realy fun. The story is a bit hard to follow but thats true for almost every RPG. However its a bit hard to get into the game, i think thats why many people dislike it. Graphics, especially animations are good but lacks shader effects and detail for the environments. Expand
  3. D.S.
    May 8, 2005
    7
    Great potential, but unfinished. Will be a good purchase if patches are released to add missing game features. This title should never have Great potential, but unfinished. Will be a good purchase if patches are released to add missing game features. This title should never have been released in this condition. Shame on you DreamCatcher for rushing this out the door prematurely! Expand
  4. 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.

    For
    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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  5. [Anonymous]
    May 27, 2005
    2
    Has potential. but totally unfinished game. most things dont work right or at all. many things mentioned in the manual / box dont exist in theHas potential. but totally unfinished game. most things dont work right or at all. many things mentioned in the manual / box dont exist in the game at all. save your money for something else. and be wary of anything else from dreamcatcher interactive. they will charge you to beta test their unfinished stuff. Expand
  6. BlakeT.
    May 24, 2005
    1
    Are you kidding me? This should be illegal! I spent $40 on this crap? Consumers should be able to get their money back on what was obviously Are you kidding me? This should be illegal! I spent $40 on this crap? Consumers should be able to get their money back on what was obviously meant to be a BETA test product that got rushed to launch. What a HUGE disappointment. Expand
  7. DonnieB.
    May 8, 2005
    0
    Every single aspect of this game.... sorry I mean BETA is wrong, outdated, boring, frustrating and sad. A complete failure it would be, even Every single aspect of this game.... sorry I mean BETA is wrong, outdated, boring, frustrating and sad. A complete failure it would be, even without all the millions of bugs! Expand

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