DeathKeep

Critic Score User Score
3DO
69
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Windows
40
2.9
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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 Windows The amulet is talking to us... (another scene from the second introduction)
DeathKeep Windows The second level also has some smaller chambers with windows, hanging from the ceiling.
DeathKeep Windows The female elf mage training (a scene from the second introduction, after choosing the character and difficulty)
DeathKeep Windows Some kind of orc – one of the new enemies of the second level.

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User Reviews

It's amazing how nauseous you get after playing hours of hours of FPS games... 3DO Indra is stressed (20020)

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Dec, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games 3DO Jan, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Feb, 1996 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Jun 13, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
Quandary Windows Aug, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1996 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul, 1996 36 out of 100 36
High Score Windows Aug, 1996 1 out of 5 20
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 13, 2009 F 0

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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".
Contributed to by Alexander Schaefer (2315) and Terok Nor (21383)