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Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 Ratings

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  • Summary: War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres.

    In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest. Excavate your dungeon
    War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres.

    In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest.

    Excavate your dungeon and populate it with dozens of unique rooms that will attract myriad creatures to your halls to work and fight for you. In addition to creatures you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly hero (or rival Underlord) who dares trespass your unholy halls.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 31, 2016
    79
    War for the Overworld fixes some minor problems of the original Dungeon Keeper games, but does not innovate further when it comes to dungeon building. [March 2016]
  2. Apr 1, 2015
    75
    War For The Overworld is a fixer-upper, and I wish I could lavish it with more praise, but the blemishes it’s launching with are undeniable and numerous. That said, it’s also a damn fine game with a ton of heart, one that’s done more for the good name of Dungeon Keeper than any official source has in years.
  3. Apr 21, 2015
    75
    War for the Overworld is the answer to all the nostalgics of Dungeon Keeper.
  4. Apr 16, 2015
    62
    It's clearly unfinished. But if you can look past the performance issues, weak AI and abundance of bugs, there is a nice Dungeon Keeper experience to be had. War for the Overworld does not add anything new to the formula, it does not even copy it to its full extent (take the useless walls, for example), but it is fun nonetheless. With further patching and some rebalancing, this could actually turn out as a great game one day.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 12, 2015
    60
    Classical gameplay is wonderfully revived with new features and dressed in a modern jacket. Unfortunately, technical aspects and other issues undermine the game's legs. [Issue#252]
  6. May 4, 2015
    60
    Interesting proposition, especially for fans of the iconic Dungeon Keeper. For everyone else there's monotony and mild irritation.
  7. Apr 12, 2015
    45
    War for the Overworld was supposed to be the new Dungeon Keeper. They were on the right track, but the game that is available for download now is definitely not right; lots of bugs, crashes, bad AI, and many missing features make this game impossible to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. Jul 17, 2016
    10
    Wow. What a great game! I've been playing the DK series since its inception, and this version captures the spirit of the game and so muchWow. What a great game! I've been playing the DK series since its inception, and this version captures the spirit of the game and so much more!! Bugs have been squashed, development team is definitely in tune with needs and desires of the community. ENJOY!! Expand
  2. Jan 8, 2016
    10
    Great game.
    True successor to DK franchise + A LOT of features which were missing in DK 2 are now implemented (also great ideas).
    I bought
    Great game.
    True successor to DK franchise + A LOT of features which were missing in DK 2 are now implemented (also great ideas).
    I bought the game in December, so I missed bugs present at release.
    Anyhow: buy the game! Developers are still polishing it and adding new content
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  3. Apr 4, 2015
    10
    Finally the true successor (spiritual) of dungeons keeper ..
    the launch has been difficult due to several bugs, but in two days the
    Finally the true successor (spiritual) of dungeons keeper ..
    the launch has been difficult due to several bugs, but in two days the developers have released dozens of patches (about 3 GB of patches), listened to the problems of the community and worked hard for 48 hours in a row.

    hear the voice of Richard Ridings takes us back 15 years in a fantastic atmosphere.
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  4. Jul 7, 2015
    9
    good old dungeon keeper, It does it although the game is not really finished. It is a good nostalgic and fresh dungueon keeper experience.good old dungeon keeper, It does it although the game is not really finished. It is a good nostalgic and fresh dungueon keeper experience. there is more to to but the game lags if there is too many people on the screen wich is a bummer. Expand
  5. Apr 8, 2015
    7
    Honestly, the current user score of 7.0 seems fair to me. Whilst they did a good job on features, taking Dungeon Keepers ideas to the nextHonestly, the current user score of 7.0 seems fair to me. Whilst they did a good job on features, taking Dungeon Keepers ideas to the next level in many ways. The campaign is far too limited, and short, it has timers everywhere and the maps are so restrictive you simply do not get to build decent dungeons, which leaves me wondering what is the point of this game if it fails to deliver the goods at the end of the day. Sandbox is not complete right and neither is Multiplayer. So basically we have a fully featured game that really does not let you enjoy those features. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2015
    5
    War for the Overworld is not finished, plain and simple. It feels as though more time was taken developing jokes for the narrator to sayWar for the Overworld is not finished, plain and simple. It feels as though more time was taken developing jokes for the narrator to say randomly throughout the campaign than programming a better UI. I don't care that one of my minions is French.

    The developers are active in updating the game, and I expect it to improve with time, but it is unacceptable to release a game so unfinished that you can't get through two hours of gameplay without it crashing. The minions act about as confused and scared as I was playing this game. Underneath the crashes and bugs, there is a glimpse of promise, but it is not worth my time and yours right now. I hope that War for the Overworld gets fixed, but I won't be returning to it until it does.
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  7. Dec 8, 2015
    0
    Played it till my fingers bled. Deleted it after the 17th attempt of level 12.
    Idiotic game. Till then, it was tricky, lvl 12 is impossible.
    Played it till my fingers bled. Deleted it after the 17th attempt of level 12.
    Idiotic game. Till then, it was tricky, lvl 12 is impossible. Enemy has unlimited units, used the kuros spell or whatever its called, beat 2, 3rd is unkillable. Even when I got close, game lagged out and crashed (on a Nvidia 960 and 4770k oc'ed with 12gig ram)
    dont bother playing this rubbish. Absolute waste of space
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