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Deathkeep (3DO)

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Description

Deathkeep is a first-person perspective single-player role-playing game with a touch of medieval AD&D gameplay in a full 3D environment.

Apparently another hero is stuck in a underground cavern crawling with monsters. This time they have to defeat an evil Necromancer located somewhere in the lower levels. To get to him they have to fight through 25 dungeons (each 8 floors) filled with horrific monsters who never heard of dental care.

Three different characters can be chosen as the hero:
1. Dwarven male Fighter
2. Half-Elven male Fighter
3. Elven female Mage

These classes offer different combat capabilities:
  • The Dwarven Fighter focuses more on melee close combat with minimal (axe-throwing) ranged and almost no magical capabilities.
  • The Half-elven Fighter, or more precisely Ranger, focuses on non-magical ranged combat with his favorite bow. Possesses medium melee combat capabilities and some magical capabilities.
  • The Elven Mage focuses all her might in magical offense and defense. Spells may be found or learned as experience grows. Don't get too close to the enemy since a walking stick doesn't do much damage to bloodthirsty monsters!
Gameplay consists mostly of adventuring and flattening every living and non-living creature in your way. Destroying monsters allows the character to level-up and become more powerful as well as gain new spells. The dungeons are filled with traps, streams, caverns, ledges, and every possible obstacle to cause the player to lose their way in this maze of mazes.

Screenshots

Deathkeep 3DO Certain enemies are invulnerable to certain attacks.
Deathkeep 3DO The locals are unfriendly.
Deathkeep 3DO Loot lies on the ground for the taking.
Deathkeep 3DO Half-elf faces the first of many goblins.

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User Reviews

It's amazing how nauseous you get after playing hours of hours of FPS games... Indra is here (19851) unrated

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Apr, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1996 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic Nov 13, 2009 F 0

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Absolutely Amazing Game 4 Indra is here (19851)
Feb 26, 2009

Trivia

Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting by artist David Dorman, earlier used as the front cover to David Collins and Skip Williams' 1989 Greyhawk module "Gargoyle".
Terok Nor (19569) added Deathkeep (3DO) on Mar 02, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Alexander Schaefer (2318)