Dungeon Keeper-esque strategy game Dungeons 3 is out now

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What if Dungeon Keeper had an above-ground RTS tacked on? That was (basically) the premise of Dungeons 2 (opens in new tab), where you spent half your time trapping heroes underground and the other half waging war in the overworld. Dungeons 3 came out this week and adopts the same formula but is—the developers hope—bigger and better.

If you've played Dungeon Keeper (opens in new tab) then you'll know the score below the surface: construct a labyrinth of trapped rooms and fill the corridors with nasties to crush any goody two-shoes adventurer unlucky enough to come your way. 

Then, take your army of orcs, demons and zombies above ground for some streamlined RTS combat in a bid to corrupt the land.

It's a bigger game than its predecessor, with 20 single player missions that should take around an hour each to complete, plus a two-player co-op mode. Another difference is that Dungeons 3 introduces randomly-generated levels, which developer Realmforge Studios hopes will increase the variety.

Oh, and it has the narrator from The Stanley Parable (opens in new tab), which is neat.

It's £29.99/$39.99 on Steam (opens in new tab), GOG (opens in new tab) and the Humble Store (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.