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Dungeon Keeper 2 (Windows)

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Description

Dungeon Keeper 2 is a genre-defying blend of real-time strategy, god sim, first-person action and fantasy role-playing. DK2 turns the traditional tables by placing you in the role of sinister archfiend and master of the cavernous Underworld. Build a dungeon to your own design, lay traps and doors to protect yourself, recruit an army of foul creatures and lure the heroic adventurers to their doom in your quest to reach the surface world of humankind.

Screenshots

Dungeon Keeper 2 Windows Bullfrog developers Dungeon Keeper 2 logo.
Dungeon Keeper 2 Windows A Warlock researching in the Library.
Dungeon Keeper 2 Windows The first mission
Dungeon Keeper 2 Windows Destroying an enemy dungeon heart.

Alternate Titles

  • "地城守護者2" -- Chinese title (traditional)
  • "DK2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

It's GOOD to be BAD! Indra is here (19677) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Technically a hands-OFF RTS, this is a true genre-bender Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
Brilliant idea, massive potential, flawed but fun result. ShadowShrike (309) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
One of the only RTS games I ever liked. Jeff Sinasac (315) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
More RTS's should be like this xTSx (15) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
YOU are the Dungeon... Dr.Bedlam (53) unrated
Be Sauron! Terrence Bosky (5235) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Fun for awhile, but not the game it purports to be Jim Newland (53) unrated
More Chicken Slappin' Goodness MadCat (55) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A great game in its own right, though I like the first one better. Tomer Gabel (4388) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

GamesFirst! 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Svenska PC Gamer Jul, 1999 92 out of 100 92
Game Revolution 1999 A- 91
Electric Games 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Power Play Jul, 1999 90 out of 100 90
FiringSquad Jul 09, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamer's Pulse 1999 88 out of 100 88
WomenGamers.com Aug 16, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Deaf Gamers 2000 4 out of 5 80
Spel för Alla Sep, 1999 6 out of 10 60

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Aug 20, 2010

Trivia

Dungeon Keeper 3 trailer

A game trailer for Dungeon Keeper 3 is available for viewing from the Main Menu-->Extras page. Thus far (2010), an official Dungeon Keeper 3 has yet to be released.

Gags

  • Dungeon Keeper 2 can keep tabs on the system time. Play too late into the night, and the advisor will tell you (out of the blue and with no warning): "Your nocturnal presence has prompted the following secret hint: GO TO BED!"
  • If the player doesn't do anything for a while, the game will say: "The very rock yawns in expectation of your next, fascinating move."
  • If a dungeon attracts almost exclusively Dark Mistresses, the advisor will say: "You have an excess of Mistresses... There's a word for Keepers like you..."

German version

In the German version the blood around corpses was removed and the torture animations were changed so that the torturing itself can't be seen.

Horny

Unlike Dungeon Keeper, the Horned Demon in this game, Horny, cannot be summoned in every level where the player has the right ingredients. In Dungeon Keeper 2, Horny is a unique character who must be specially summoned, and cannot appear more than once at a time.

References

Whenever the player selects a spell, an eerie voice says the spell's name in Latin. The Latin name for the Create Gold spell read by the advisor is Expressus Americanus. This is an obvious joke referring to the American Express credit cards.

Patches

Bullfrog have since released multiple patches that enhances the game, including Elite Creatures, a new creature type Maiden, and many more multiplayer maps. Check the Patch History for more detail.

Secrets

Build a casino and set the bar at "generous". When one of the monsters wins the jackpot, the advisor loudly announces: "Jackpot winner!" and Disco Inferno begins playing throughout the dungeon. In addition, all monsters inside the casino will begin disco-dancing, each with their own style and moves. This little moment of evil frivolity lasts a couple of minutes.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Best Voice Acting of the Year (for The Keeper)
Information also contributed by Bhatara Dewa Indra I, DreamWeaver, Jake Beasley, Jason Musgrave and Kasey Chang.

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Tony Van (2691) added Dungeon Keeper 2 (Windows) on Dec 05, 1999