Hard luck story
Darkest Dungeon might just have you questioning your sanity. This is a game that delights in making you feel wretched, whether through its brutal difficulty or its oppressively bleak atmosphere. And yet before long you'll swear blind that you're having the time of your life. Sanity plays an integral part in DD. This brutal...
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Early last year, the Switch eShop received the brutal role-playing game Darkest Dungeon and this followed up with a physical release a few months later. Red Hook Studios, the developer behind the title, has now announced a sequel to the multi-platform game first launched in 2016. A release date for Darkest...
Make your family proud
Merge Games is bringing Red Hook Studios' Darkest Dungeon to retail, it has been revealed. The award-winning RPG launched last week on the eShop, but fans of boxed games will be pleased to learn that they will be able to get their hands on a physical version very soon. It's due for release in March 2018, and will feature the...
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Prepare to die
One of the more popular indie games to hit the PC recently is that of Darkest Dungeon, an utterly punishing RPG that’s almost certain to drive you mad. Featuring a unique Affliction System that represents the mental tax that battles take on your party, this one will definitely test your resource management skills in new ways. It’s...
An intense dungeon crawler
Each year has a group of Indie releases that earn plenty of earnest praise on the web, often PC games first that make their way to console. Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios was one of these games - on its surface it's a stylised dungeon crawler with turn-based battles, but its underlying mechanics and its methods for...
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging, gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.
Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You'll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark.
Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.
Can you stem the tide of eldritch horrors erupting across your family’s ancestral estate?
- The Affliction System – battle not only monsters, but stress! Contend with paranoia, masochism, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks!
- Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
- Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
- Narration system to celebrate your successes...and failures
- 16 (and counting!) playable hero classes, including Plague Doctor, Hellion, and even the Leper!
- Camp to heal wounds or deliver inspiring speeches.
- Rest your weary, shell-shocked characters in town at the Tavern or the Abbey to keep their stress in check.
- Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including character permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay