Dungeon Keeper Gold is a classic strategy management game. Players take the role of a dungeon master, building units and buildings to ultimately defeat the enemy forces across a large level.
With a recent controversial remake earning scorn from fans and critics alike, the ultimate edition of Dungeon Keeper Gold highlights the original play style and dark humour which enchanted gamers back in 1997. While the game is certainly dated in terms of graphics and sound, the core game is still fresh thanks to a HD option and the unique ideas behind the game. With most games pitting the player against an evil force, playing as the bad guy brings a whole host of interesting moments. Slapping minions to make them more aggressive and sacrificing innocents for better troops create the Dungeon Keeper experience most gamers recall with fondness.
Test of time
Dungeon Keeper Gold is a real treat for those familiar with the franchise after a string of recent failures. The game is as enjoyable today as it was 20 years ago and is a must own for fans of strategy games. While the graphics have undergone a slight revamp, the dated look of the game will probably discourage younger gamers initially. If they can dig a little deeper into this classic, however, they will find a dark treasure.