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Darkest Dungeon

A dark fantasy cRPG developed by debuting studio Red Hook. The story is set in a dark, medieval-like universe. While exploring ruins of an old castle and its dungeons, you face off against forces of darkness that overwhelmed the land because of the reckless actions of its previous sovereign. As you delve into the depths, you discover the dark history of a family who brought the evil upon the world. The gameplay focuses on dungeon crawling - dungeons filled with traps and crawling with monsters that need to be dealt with during turn-based combat sequences. An original idea is the sanity indicator of your heroes. Each team member has different personality and reacts differently to what is happening around him/her. Therefore, while playing you should keep an eye on their well being and fear levels, alleviating their stress by drinking alcohol or brawling, if needed.

PC / Windows
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Darkest Dungeon | PC

Darkest Dungeon release date for PC:

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19 January 2016 | Worldwide

19 January 2016 | Europe

19 January 2016 | USA

Game mode: single player
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 878 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 268 players' votes.  

PlayStation Vita
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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon | PS Vita

Darkest Dungeon release date for PS Vita:

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27 September 2016 | Worldwide

27 September 2016 | Europe PAL

27 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 6.9 / 10 calculated out of 135 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon | PS4

Darkest Dungeon release date for PS4:

game language:

27 September 2016 | Worldwide

27 September 2016 | Europe PAL

27 September 2016 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 7.3 / 10 calculated out of 161 players' votes.  

Apple iOS
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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon | iOS

Darkest Dungeon release date for iOS:

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24 August 2017 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size:
Expectations: 7.1 / 10 calculated out of 141 players' votes.  

Nintendo Switch
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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon | Switch

Darkest Dungeon release date for Switch:

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18 January 2018 | Worldwide

18 January 2018 | Europe PAL

18 January 2018 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single player
Expectations: 9.4 / 10 calculated out of 16 players' votes.  

Darkest Dungeon for Apple iOS is a turn-based, cRPG game, in a dark fantasy setting. It was developed by Red Hook studio. The action takes place in a grim fantasy world, with its technological level similar to that of the Middle Ages. The campaign mostly takes place in the ruins of an abandoned fortress and the enormous dungeons underneath it. The stronghold has been overrun by the forces of darkness due to the foolishness of the castle’s last owner, during your adventures you will uncover the history of his house and the truth about the filth which its members have brought upon this world.

In Darkest Dungeon, released for Apple iOS, you will spend most of your time exploring the endless corridors of the ruins, however, the quests themselves are constructed differently to those you would find in your ordinary RPG. The key to success in Darkest Dungeon is not the equipment of your adventurers but their emotional state. The members of your team are not stout-hearted heroes and the horrors you will encounter during your journeys will have a great influence on how they feel and behave, forcing great stress on them and sometimes changing their character. Everyone who you will hire to take part in your quests will have his own set of personality traits and will react to some encounters differently than the others (e.g. stumbling upon a corpse would cause some distress for the Highwayman but could at the same time strengthen the Crusader’s resolve). If you are to achieve success in Darkest Dungeon you have to monitor the stress levels of your adventurers, because otherwise they will succumb to depression and descend into madness.

The combat in Darkest Dungeon features a turn based system. The formation and placement of your heroes is the key and you have to think carefully about your every move, if one of your team dies his death is permanent and you will never have a chance of getting him back. The developers combined the old school depth of combat strategy with some newer features which allow you to counter your opponents and combo attacks. Monsters aren’t the only danger you will face on your road, traps could also prove dangerous just like internal conflicts within your party and darkness, the torches you carry burn out over time and spending too much time in darkness inflicts more stress on the members of your quest.

To keep your adventurers in a good mental condition you can relief their stress at a nearby town, where they can e.g. drink their sorrows away or get into a bar fight to help them forget about the horrors of the dungeons. The riches you gather can be used to renovate the town, which opens new parts of it, allowing you more options of stress relief and upgrading your heroes. The game also allows you to camp in dungeons themselves, making it possible to mend some of the damage your party suffered without abandoning the mission.

Age Rating

age requirements: 12+

Requirements: iPad
Darkest Dungeon Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 21 June 2017

This unofficial guide to the game Darkest Dungeon is perfect for those who are willing to discover the deepest secrets of the gloomy dungeons which spread under the ancient and hostile mansion.

Darkest Dungeon review – a captivating RPG for the determined ones

Review 01 February 2016 10:46

The most demanding game of the recent months is here. Darkest Dungeon is a hardcore RPG that you will love… or hate.

Darkest Dungeon to get The Crimson Court DLC in early 2017

News 04 October 2016 12:51

A new playable class will come as a part of the first DLC for Darkest Dungeon entitled The Crimson Court. The add-on is scheduled for release in early 2017.

Everything Burns update for Darkest Dungeon is out

News 19 May 2016 11:50

Everything Burns update for Darkest Dungeon is here. It adds a considerable bunch of Town Events to The Hamlet as well as numerous enhancements and fixes to the entire game.

Darkest Dungeon 1.0 version out, dev talking about the first expansion

News 20 January 2016 12:35

Darkest Dungeon is now out in full version after receiving 1.0 update. Developers from Red Hook Studios are already planning to add more content in the future.

Darkest Dungeon got a big update featuring a new hero, monsters, items, and tweaks

News 01 December 2015 12:06

Darkest Dungeon received a major update that added a new playable character, monsters, items and more. This dark fantasy RPG is going to launch on January 19, 2016.

Darkest Dungeon headed for the full release on January 2016

News 15 October 2015 10:00

Darkest Dungeon is releasing on January 19, 2016. Before that the early access version will be updated with a new playable hero: The Abomination.

Darkest Dungeon – A Roguelike Hard as Hell

Preview 13 February 2015 11:49

Darkest Dungeon is one of the biggest surprises of the beginning of 2015. Even in the Early Access phase, it manages to intrigue and make an impression. We can’t wait for the full version!