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Dungeon Lords (Windows)

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Description

Dungeon Lords places you in the role of a hero set out to save the world. After a powerful wizard is cast into oblivion, an evil wizard has started seeking out powerful artifacts that would give him power over everything. It is up to you to find these first. Work your way through dungeons, cities, and wilderness as you fight a wide variety of creatures. Find new equipment, improve your stats and magical powers, and most of all... find those artifacts.

Choose from 7 races and 4 Tier One classes. As you advance, you can gain Tier Two and Tier Three classes to help develop your character even further. Each class can gain skill in all abilities, though some may be harder to obtain. For example, a fighter could train in a weapon skill for relatively few skill points, yet would need many more skill points to train a magic skill.

For magic, there are four kinds of magic: celestial, arcane, nether, and rune. Arcane magic is the standard scrolls and spellbooks form of magic. Celestial magic uses star crystals which each can perform a particular spell and need to recharge after the charges are used up. Nether magic require mixing various katals together to create the spell. These katals can be found throughout the game and include such things and bat wings and rat tails. Rune magic also requires mixing items together to create spells. However, rune magic uses runes rather than katals.

The action in this game is heavier than in most comparable games. There is no such thing as standing around doing nothing while letting your health slowly regenerate. Staying in one spot for any length of time will result in spawning of more enemies that will hunt you down.

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Dungeon Lords Windows I'm now deep into magic, dude. Check out all this variety. It's a good thing I found this hippie wizard living alone on top of a red tower
Dungeon Lords Windows Talking to Celestine. The amount of conversation topics is sometimes extremely large
Dungeon Lords Windows Found a strange tower with an altar. Opening the quick-button belt, trying to charge my staff
Dungeon Lords Windows Got some new gear. Now I'm fighting Minotaurs in yet another temple. This game is very dungeon-heavy... and very hard to put down

Alternate Titles

  • "地城領主" -- Chinese Title (Traditional)
  • "地城霸主" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)

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The Press Says

RPGFan Jun 23, 2005 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 27, 2005 69 out of 100 69
GameSpot May 13, 2005 6.8 out of 10 68
PC Action Jul 04, 2005 60 out of 100 60
Gamesmania Jun 27, 2005 58 out of 100 58
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2005 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com May 31, 2005 9 out of 20 45
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2005 4 out of 10 40
Game Chronicles May 27, 2005 4 out of 10 40
ActionTrip Jun 07, 2005 10 out of 100 10

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Trivia

Reception

Dungeon Lords was the third game to receive a Zero star rating in Computer Gaming World. First the was Postal 2. The second was Mistmare. Dungeon Lords received this honor because it shipped in an unplayable state. Documented features were not implemented. The reviewer was unable to complete the game because the game was bug-ridden.

Awards

  • Computer Games Magazine
    • March 2006 - Worst Game of the Year 2005
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Riamus (8121) added Dungeon Lords (Windows) on May 17, 2005