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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 an 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 (every 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 on 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.


DeathKeep 3DO The dead walk!
DeathKeep 3DO Skeleton soldiers outside an indoor cathedral.
DeathKeep Windows Attacking a green goblin
DeathKeep Windows The second level also has some smaller chambers with windows, hanging from the ceiling.

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User Reviews

It's amazing how nauseous you get after playing hours of hours of FPS games... 3DO Indra was here (20851)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) 3DO Apr, 1996 5 out of 5 100
3DO Magazine (UK) 3DO Feb, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games 3DO Jan, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Joker Windows Aug, 1996 63 out of 100 63
Old PC Gaming Windows Sep 10, 2018 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Quandary Windows Aug, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Gamesmania.de Windows 1996 40 out of 100 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Oct, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
The Video Game Critic 3DO Nov 13, 2009 F 0


Topic # Posts Last Post
Absolutely Amazing Game 4 Indra was here (20851)
Feb 26, 2009


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".

Macintosh version

SSI's catalog for the second half of 1995 lists a Macintosh version of DeathKeep. That version was never released.
Contributed to by Alexander Schaefer (2522) and Terok Nor (32502)
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