developer: Realmforge Studios
publisher: Kalypso Media
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-4
Dungeons 3 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a fantasy strategy game developed by Realmforge, creators of the previous two games of the series.
Dungeons 3 continues the story from the previous games. Once again, we play as a Dungeon Lord who, after uniting the forces of evil and laying the foundations of the new empire of darkness, comes to conclusion that his ambitions are not yet fulfilled. He decides to recruit the priestess of dark elves, Thalya, so that she would lead his forces during the conquest of the surface world.
Dungeons 3 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a hybrid of a real-time and economic strategy. All three factions from the previous games (the Horde, the Undead, and the Demons) are present. This time, we can use units and technologies of all three of them at the same time. We have to decide if we like the flexibility of using assets of all of them, or we want to focus on one specialization that comes with one or two of them.
According to the series’ tradition, gameplay in Dungeons 3 is separated into two parts. The economic strategy where we build our dungeon empire is the primary one. We must gather resources, build new parts of our dungeon, recruit monsters, and invest in technological development. There are twenty types of new rooms.
The second part is a real-time strategy one, where we have to lead our army that fights with the forces of good on the surface.
All of the options mentioned above are available in the single player campaign that is made of twenty missions. The game also offers a freeplay mode where no quests or tasks are imposed. Mutliplayer can be played by up to four players in versus and cooperative modes. It is the first time in the series’ history that the latter one is available.
Multiplayer and skirmish maps are generated prodecurally, which is another novelty not present in the previous Dungeons games.
PC / Windows
Minimum: Intel Quad Core 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 440 or better, 5 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit