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Dungeon-crawler Steam PC games worth playing
By Sam Jones - 1st Jan 2020Games
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Getting lost whilst exploring dungeons and maze-like surroundings in video games, you'd think that it would be frustrating - but when a game is packed full of fun features, creatures and (something else that rhymes) - it can be pretty entertaining.
Dungeon-crawlers and games closely following that genre give players a main objective, to escape, and often provide dozens of distractions and challenges along the way to stop them in their tracks. Perma-deaths and procedurally generated levels are among common features in these type of games, making every playthrough unique... and deadly!
Here, we've put together our pick of dungeon-crawler Steam PC games that we think you should check out.
Baldur's Gate II
With a blend of dungeon-crawling and adventure RPG, Baldur's Gate II sees players travel to Tethyr in this thrilling conclusion to the Bhaalspawn saga, delving deeper into the treasure-filled halls of Watcher’s Keep.
Explore the tactical depth of high-level Dungeons & Dragons combat. Turn your captors against each other while you dodge traps and battle for your life against Demi-Liches, Mind Flayers, and the legendary Githyanki.
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition features full widescreen support, remastered area artwork from original renders, and a host of other interface and gameplay improvements.
Inspired by the likes of Nuclear Throne, Risk of Rain, Overture, BitVenture and Shoot First, Dungeon Souls features challenging encounters with hordes of dynamic enemies. Each level is procedurally generated, and so each playthrough has a unique environment.
The player's mission, if they choose to accept it, is to search and activate all the marks placed in each level to unlock the dungeon and hopefully escape. But beware, you'll encounter different obstacles in the labyrinthine dungeons.
Gamers can also collect various items and upgrades to counter the dungeon's dark forces.
Rated Overwhelmingly Positive on Steam, Bastion is an indie action RPG experience that redefines storytelling in games. This isometric dungeon-crawler allows players to explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity - a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
Wield a huge arsenal of advanced weapons and battle barbaric beasts adapted to their bleak new habitat. With a critically-acclaimed original music score and hours of reactive narration delivering a deep story, Bastion is a very good game to play.
8-bit styled Crawl is the dungeon-crawler where your friends control the monsters. Players battle through randomly generated dungeons full of cruel traps and horrid beasts - all controlled by your friends and fellow gamers.
If a friend kills you, they take your place, and it's their turn to crawl. It's a race to gain enough XP and loot to face them all as they control the flailing limbs of the hulking final boss. The game, which can be played solo as well as up to 4-player multiplayer, lets you evolve over 60 unique monsters from mere vermin into powerful demons and undead warriors.
No farming, no excessive complexity, just good old fashioned dungeon-crawling. Princess.Loot.Pixel.Again is a dynamic platformer with a combo system and special strikes, with a sprinkle of rogue-lite.
The main aim is to get through all floors of the Dark Tower and outfight the main antagonist a Evil Mage. That’s not easy due to a instant death, which is followed by a full castle structure regeneration.
Choose from 12 characters, each different in performance and equipment, and create equipment and pump it with stones, runes and enchantment.
In Runestone Keeper, it's time to dive into the dungeon roguelite-ness and begin your very own epic adventure - so grab your rucksack, sharpen those dusty swords, step into the dark chamber and fight for glory!
The game blends classic role playing elements and turn-based combat strategy as you proceed through randomly generated dungeons for a unique experience. There are also multiple modes to choose from and a global ranking system to check yourself among all the dungeon adventurers.
Create your hero’s attributes build, sacrifice to receive your mighty God’s blessing... and later betray him to check out his fury!