NetHack Reviews (DOS)

NetHack DOS Starting a new game.


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

In my opinion, the greatest game yet. J. David Taylor (28) unrated
Better than 95 % of commercial games and still free! Heikki Sairanen (115) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
The best game i've played and im new school. silver shaedow (2) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (51 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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90 (Jan 18, 2000)
My favorite ascii dungeon game, Nethack has tons of features. You can play as various types of characters like tourists, wizards, and healers. You can worship many different gods. You can go to shops, and you can even train your pets to steal from them! The main downside of Nethack is its thoroughness. Nethack has tons of features, giving it a really poor learning curve. However, tons of spoilers and secrets are available from the home page or from other web pages. Also, a long addiction to Nethack caused a tremendous increase in my typing speed (Nethack uses tons of different key combinations for various commands). If you enjoy rogue-likes, Nethack is one of the best.