Dungeon Keeper is out now for free on the App Store

By , on January 31, 2014
Last modified 7 years, 2 months ago

Have you ever dreamt of having your own dungeon? One filled with cackling minions, and with an interior designed by Iron Maiden? If this sounds like your dream home, then you probably been playing too much Dungeon Keeper.

No, not the new iOS version of Dungeon Keeper developed by Mythic Entertainment. The old one created by Peter Molyneux's '90s-era studio Bullfrog.

The newly released iOS reboot – published by EA - once again puts you in charge of your own subterranean kingdom. As with the original, you have ti fill it with all kinds of horrors and traps in order to protect your homestead from other underground dwellers.

Once happy with your fortifications, it is time to battle AI enemies or human-controlled dungeons. Doing so will add gems to your treasure room, which will allow you to further expand your new dwelling.

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However, doing all of this takes time. In fact, preparing a single area of dungeon floor for fortification can take up to 24-hours.

However, if you don't want to wait an entire day to ready a single tile, you can always speed up the wait timer with gems. Ranging from a Fist Full of Gems (£2.99 / $4.99), to a Mountain of Gems (£69.99 / $99.99), these boost packs with let you buy your way past time restrictions - until the gems run out, that is.

Dungeon Keeper is free now on the App Store. 

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Chesco 7 years, 2 months ago

These gaming companies are fucking stupid, im not angry, im laughing at the millions of lost sales because they are too stupid by being delusional about their ridiculous pricing & inapp purchases.

All this gets from me is a boycott. Congrats you apes!

ruhalmi 7 years, 2 months ago

Or you could buy Dungeon Keeper (1 or 2) on some page that sells old games for $5.99 and never have to wait bloody 24h to get some block cleaned. If games are going to look like this in the future, I think I'll stick to emulators and old games. I mean those IAPs are crazier with each game. $99? Common you can have at least 2 games for PS3(4) for this price...

TheAspieFox 7 years, 2 months ago

For $99 I can buy an entire N64 system with several games and brand new controllers. ;-;

TheAspieFox 7 years, 2 months ago

I played this for a few days-- and I'm one to be pretty lenient with timers-- but even I deleted it. Needing to wait 24 hours for one single block of dirt/rock to be removed (when reaching another section of the dungeon or carving out a new section will take at least one to two weeks at that rate)? No. That's ridiculous, and the gems are just not worth it.

Dungeon Keeper on the iOS is pretty much the prime example of Freemium-F**kery. Sure, it looks good and gives a pretty nice aesthetic, but, like with Star Trek: Trexels, it's just a formula that does. not. work. ;-;