Dungeon Overlord Review: Your own dungeon on Facebook

Dungeon Overlord Review: Your own dungeon on Facebook
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Dungeon Overlord Game Basics (4 out of 5)

In Dungeon Overlord, your task is to build a dungeon for your minions. You have mines, farms, a tavern, housing, storage, workshops, and other structures to build. Each structure is upgradeable to higher levels, which changes the look. You’ll start by building dens or houses along with farms to provide food for your goblins, orcs and other creatures. The game features crafting items for your rooms, which improve various aspects of the game or allow you access to units such as orcs. Warlocks provide points to be used in technology upgrades. Your army units are trained in a proving ground to make them more powerful. On the game map, you can take your armies and attack other dungeons and other areas of the map. Expand your empire and get more dungeons for your growing minions.

Resources (4 out of 5)

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The game features several basic resources including gold, iron, and crystal. These three basic resources provide the basis for most of your basic structures and crafted items. Other resources call primordial resources are harder to come by and you’ll need more dungeons to gain access to them all or conduct raid to acquire them. You can also trade for these resources on the black market. Primordial resources provide higher upgrades for structures and other crafted items.

Technology (5 out of 5)

With a library building, you can begin to use warlocks for research. They will produce research points you can use for technology upgrades. For example, you’ll train technologies to help you master creatures and improve their abilities or to gain access to other creatures. Dungeons mastery technologies open up new structures for your dungeon. Artifact mastery enables you to craft special resources you need such as reinforced leather. Overlord Mastery gives you technologies that allow you to raid other dungeons or grants you access to the primordial resources. As you gain technology will take more research points to unlock the higher levels of technology.

Crafting (5 out of 5)

The game features many different crafting items for your structures or rooms. These crafted items improve the structure or allows for units. For example, in the den area you can craft mats for individual orcs. In the storage area, a locker helps you preserve resources for being stolen in attacks. A trapdoor in the tavern gives you access to thieves. You can also craft special resources such as steel ingots.

Game Play (4 out of 5)

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Dungeon Overlord is part city builder and warfare. It takes time to build up your dungeon before you’ll be able to attack others on the game map. There’s a nice mix of structures in the game as well as technology. It’s fun to craft items and see your dungeon change as you upgrade structures. Building your army also takes times with all the different units available in the game. A siren goes off when its time for your workers to take a break which is a nice touch.

Graphics and Sound (3 out of 5)

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The game has decent graphics for a Facebook game. Your dungeon is nicely modeled and you can see your minions moving about. Miners plug away in your mines, and warlocks work in your library. The game sounds are on the average side and the game could use a nice soundtrack besides the wind noises but the dungeon does have a few sound effects too. You can also view a depiction oif the battle after a raid has taken place.

Multiplayer (2 out of 5)

The game has no in game chat and it’s needed with a game that is this big. You can of course visit your Facebook friends playing the game called your “trusted friends.” When you visit your friends you can collect their resources to help them out when they are not online. The game needs a guild or alliance system too.

Interface (4 out of 5)

The game has a decent interface and it’s not too difficult to figure out. Quests are found at the bottom of the screen and will highlight when ready to be completed. You’ll find main tabs with access to your storeroom, research, army, and other areas of the game. The map is easy to use for sending raids.

Conclusion (4 out of 5)

Dungeon Overlord is a great game but it might not appeal to social gaming casual players since this game takes a great deal of effort and time. There are many things to collect and research to do. For players who want a deeper game Dungeon Overlord is for them.


All images from Dungeon Overlord.

Source: Article is author’s own experiences playing Dungeon Overlord on Facebook.