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Malaysian Gamer: Dungeon Keeper retrospective

I'm very happy to share that frags from Malaysian Gamer has written something about a game near and dear to my heart: Dungeon Keeper by Bullfrog Productions. It's been attempted over and over since its release in the mid to late 90s, but it shouldn't be surprising that only its sequel managed to replicate its addictive and charmingly evil gameplay. But that's like, my opinion, man. Read on to see what frags thinks about this deliciously evil clasic game.


I was 17, and was in Form 4 when I installed this strategy game. I didn't know much about Peter Molyneux or Bullfrog Productions, never having had the experience of playing the Populous games or even Syndicate. Having played Dune II, Z, a bunch of other RTS's(including KKND) and Total Annihilation(it was too 'heavy' to run on my aging 486 DX2), I was beginning to have a strong fondness for strategy games. When I booted up Dungeon Keeper and watched the humourous intro, I knew I was in for something very special.

For the next few months, I was completed hooked to Dungeon Keeper, to the point of staying up late to play the next level..."Just one more level!" I said. Heck, I even managed to get my brother addicted to it. Dungeon Keeper was one of those strategy games that was so bloody addictive, you could play a level without noticing the time fly past you like a Delorean doing 88Mph! And I'm not over-exaggerating here!(okay maybe a little).

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About the author: frags prefers playing his first person shooters with background music from Pink Floyd. It's a religious and spiritual experience. Recommends others to try it out.

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