Dungeon Keeper 2
When it comes to strategy games, Dungeon Keeper 2 is one of the most interesting and fun strategy games I have had the pleasure to play. This is a game where you are the bad guy! That premise to me has always been very appealing. Many strategy games take themselves way too seriously, but this game is very much not meant to be taken seriously! So, grab your pitchfork, prepare to cast some spells, and cause all kinds of pain and suffering.
Horny Needs Your Help
The premise of Dungeon Keeper 2 is fantastic. Basically, good has managed to triumph over evil and has sealed away the evil all the while still allowing noble heroes to enter the underworld to take what they want! A big evil called Horny has called in the help of you in order to try and get these portal gems that are keeping the underworld locked away! It is pretty interesting stuff and while violent, gory and over the top, it is very tongue in cheek.
The presentation of the game is fantastic. It is fully 3D, this means that you can rotate the camera around and see action from any angle you want. The different creatures look great and there is some amazing imagination at play here. Even cooler is the fact that this game while it is a strategy game, is also part first person shooter.
I know that sounds strange, but you can “possess” your minions in Dungeon Keeper 2 and when you do this you take direct control of them in a first-person point of view. This is a great deal of fun and adds a bit more action to the strategy element of the game. It is very well done and the characters show even more personality when you do this. My only gripe with the presentation is that all of the dungeons kind of look the same.
Keeping The Good Guys Out!
Each level of the game requires that you set up your dungeon and fight off the heroes. There are many things that Dungeon Keeper 2 requires you to do. Mana is your life source so you need to keep that protected. You also need to “hire” minions to come and fight the bad fight for you. These are your “units” and there is a great selection of them. The thing is, your units need to be looked after.
They will fight to the death for you, but you need to help out. This means you need to have an area where they can train, beds for them to sleep and places for them to relax… like a casino. That is right your minions need to have a casino so that they can blow off a little steam. If one wins big, they all celebrate. It is very interesting stuff and the game is the perfect blend of being challenging, but not so much that you will get sick of it and want to turn it off.
I have always had a great time with Dungeon Keeper 2. It is a strategy game that is more about being fun than being super realistic like many of them do. I love the way that your minions have so much personality and being able to torture folks is amusing as well. If you want to play a strategy game that is very different from what is considered “normal” you will have a hard time beating this one here.
- Lots of minions to use
- I liked how you played as the bad guy
- You can go into first-person which is fun
- The game has a ton of personality
- A very unique take of the strategy genre
- The dungeons do all kind of look the same
- I feel it should have a more rocking soundtrack
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode