Dungeons: The Dark Lord is the successor to Dungeons and this time the player takes the role of Calypso, the nemesis of the Dungeon Lord, the minotaur Minos and the Zombie King. Together they try to destroy the other ring which was forged by the protagonist of the first game.
The basic gameplay mechanics are unchanged to the predecessor: this is a real-time strategy game in which the player builds dungeons with the goal to make heroes happy. Happier heroes give more life energy when finally killed, which is one of the two main resources of the game besides money. Additionally there are missions to solve during the missions and the protagonists can be upgraded.
New features are a multiplayer mode, a new graphics set with ice crystals, removed time limits and 25 new prestige objects.