Dungeon Keeper Games App Review (iOS, Free)


Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Seller: Electronic Arts Inc.

Greetings, Keepers -

This update brings you the power of friendship. Invite friends to play Dungeon Keeper through Facebook and Game Center. There’s power in numbers Keeper, so stop playing with yourself and invite away!

Other notable changes in this update include:

• Cancelling a job will refund a portion of the invested resource. You will receive a confirmation dialogue and the amount of resources that will be lost if you cancel the job
• Trap swapping has been disabled
• You can change your active Immortal while your other Immortal(s) are reviving
• Improved game performance on low-end devices
• Non-ascii keyboards have been enabled

So what are you waiting for? Download the new update TODAY and take advantage of the latest performance improvements and bug fixes.

Stickler for details? The full Patch Notes are available at: http://www.dungeonkeeper.com/whatsnew

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
3316 Ratings
All Versions:
7135 Ratings


“EA has a massive hit on its hands… devilishly funny and addictive.” – Inside Mobile Apps

“I’m a big fan of tower-defense-style games, real-time strategy games, and the classic Dungeon Keeper. This follows that formula perfectly.” – VGMarket playtester

DIG. DEVISE. DOMINATE! It’s good to be bad in Dungeon Keeper!

Devilishly smart. Deploy wicked tactics and dominate your enemies! Build the ultimate underground lair and summon diabolical forces to do your bidding. It’s tower defense…without the tower…and a lot more offensive!

From Trolls to Bile Demons, Mistresses, and Warlocks – deploy your army of baddies and unleash special attacks to destroy the competition.

Maximize your defenses to thwart invaders with expertly laid traps and dungeon design. Build rooms like the torture chamber or dark library to give attackers some painful and shocking surprises.

Attack enemy dungeons and plunder their resources. Deploy your forces and face spike traps, cannons, poisonous spores and more. Too many enemies? Turn them into chickens! Master the Hand of Evil™ to unleash devastating spell attacks.

Some minions need more…motivation than others. Slap your Imps to get them working faster.

Form guilds with players from around the world. Your new alliances let you share minions, increase resource generation, and earn exclusive guild achievements.

What more are you waiting for, Keeper? Play the most diabolically fun game on the App Store!

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Want to connect with fellow Dungeon Keeper players? Please visit: www.dungeonkeeper.com/forums

Need help? Please visit: www.dungeonkeeper.com/faqs

This game is not playable on iPod touch (4th generation).

Persistent Internet connection required to play. Network fees may apply.

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Customer Reviews

  • Review

    by Asdfrwtsi

    Slow at the beginning but becomes more fun as you play

  • Need to have global chat

    by Lyondrex

    The game needs to have global chat so you could talk to people and find the right clans for you

  • Evil is great fun!

    by Jykll

    Love to play the bad guy!

  • Good

    by Usk112

    Good but its a COC type of game. But nice remake of the old strategy game

  • Fun

    by Suy704932

    Hilarious love beating the minions such masicusts easy to play creepy voice lets you know when to check up on love it

  • Looks good but slow

    by Atcack

    For all the graphics and writing, it moves slower than games in the genre. Prolly five star if I had the cash.

  • Keep the Updates Coming!

    by Mr. Flashy

    This game is amazing and I absolutely love it! It's like tower defense meets clash of the clans but it's it's own thing. I highly recommend downloading you won't regret it! Ideas for future updates: •Make the editing of your base easier like a mode to rearrange your buildings •While in the app I noticed that it blocks communication to iMessage and once I exit out of it I receive all my texts? •The app constantly has trouble connecting to Game Center. •Sometimes when I open it and it finishes loading it takes me to the tutorial and restarts my dungeon,which scares me, but then when I restart the app it goes back to my dungeon. This is a constant problem along with the Game Center bug. Please fix these for 5 stars :) thank you!

  • It's ok

    by cloudv3

    I think it's ok but I haven't played the other ones yet

  • All the look, none of the heart

    by Dyrsycx

    Seriously...I love DK and DK2 is my favorite game of all time. I was extremely excited to see this app pop up in the store and I bought it immediately before there were any reviews. You don't have to pay a lot if you accept that this thing is more of a city sim than my beloved dungeon keeper. As such, it is actually pretty fun. That being said... Where are the heroes? Where is the diverse gameplay? Why does this feel like a simulation and not a real campaign? Torture? Possession?

  • Miss the Classic

    by Mindless Focus

    Wish they would rerelease the classic.

  • Hell yeah

    by Dungeon Trap God

    hella evil and addicting 10/10 satans would reccomend

  • Memory Lane

    by Derrickpotsch

    This is a little gem. Long have we missed and almost forgotten the realms of these dark dungeons. However, now we can continue with reigning once again as keeper! Don't know what all the hating is about from some players!

  • Dungonourouse

    by Opster

    Little hard to follow what's going on. Interesting to watch at first. Worth giving a try.

  • So-so

    by Healthy BM

    Loved DK1, DK2...so-so. This game interesting, takes too long 2 build, don't like 2 have 2 spend real $ 2 fully enjoy the game

  • Not bad

    by MidasMonkey

    It's not bad. Not much to it but it's a good waste of time

  • Great!

    by 12131324485948484random

    Awesome game, similar to clash of clans with a twist.

  • Good but freemium

    by Warpfrenzy

    Would have preferred to pay 5$ for a real game but for a freemium game it's not bad

  • Very Good

    by Rgignill

    It's a good and addicting game keep up the good work

  • 5 star Keeper!

    by Curtisxxx

    DK is the best rpg on the App Store!

  • So far, so good

    by FlashFreak342

    Play both DK games on PC. It's very similar, but does need some fine tuning. And the waiting...

  • Dont bother

    by medievalpeanut

    its not the dungeon keeper you are familiar with. i'd rather spend $60 on a new title than this gimmicky crap where they want hundreds of dollars for crap. yeah...like everyone can afford that... anotger example of EA "where good games go to die"

  • EA ruins a classic

    by BlitzCB

    Just do yourself a favor and emulate the originals. Trust me

  • Loved the old game

    by M toscano

    I loved the old game for pc. This one starts off great and then slows to a crawl ... Like every other game. I would much rather purchase it and not have to worry about your imps taking forever to build something or to begin having fun again. I'm disappointed :( going to uninstall it now.

  • IAP overload.

    by endcycle

    Everything takes hours unless you buy gems. Frustrating, annoying, and very intrusive with way too many push notifications.

  • Abomination

    by Patchumz

    Not worth calling itself Dungeon Keeper. It's just a cash game.

  • Nostalgia

    by GameTraveler

    Brings back memories! The original allowed 4 on a LAN. Not as cumbersome as this, but fun nonetheless. Changed my view! This game is only showing off the greed that EA has become. It has much of the original DK, but leaves one to about 5 minutes of gameplay per session. If you want to play longer, it's gonna cost you. Thanks for killing my nostalgia.

  • Waste of time and money for IAP

    by Chelsea07

    Gameplay is slow, unless you want to shell out fifty bucks for gems to speed things up. This game is a shameless money grab by EA, not to mention an awful ripoff of an old classic. It will take weeks to make any progress in the game; those who have an edge over you have either been playing for at least a month or have spent money purchasing gems. I foolishly spent $10 on gems thinking I could build a "Dark Library" for combat advantage, but it takes way too long to make room for building (try 5 hours for ONE square unit- need about 20 squares to build something). EA got about ten bucks from me, but that's the first and last time I'm making an IAP with them.

  • Boooring

    by Kate_sweets

    The game is really boring and also can not use your troops for a defense, why do I need them after all!?!

  • Ruined

    by luvMyPhone

    Great game ruined by never ending money sucking gems. A single price to purchase the game rather than this bucket of leaches would have been nice, but greed over playability seems the order of business here. Don't bother with this one.

  • Annoyed

    by SL 550 Night Edition

    It asked me if it could send push notifications. I said no. It still sent them! Why do games do that? Then, I went to go to the game and all my progress was deleted. It looked cool, but after reading the other reviews, I'm not so sure I want to bother.

  • Not Really Dungeon Keeper

    by DavesNotHereMan2

    I would pay $10 to play my old favorite Dungeon Keeper instead of this freemium POS. It's a Clash of Clans clone with 1/10 the fun or engagement. Skip it.

  • Legal thievery

    by Hluboka

    Just a blatant money-grab. I'd rather pay $10 for the real game than this nonsense.

  • EA Ruins Everything

    by ThatLandonSmith

    Pay $1.99 to get more stars for this review!

  • Waste of time

    by Alexander Wills

    I would've gladly paid up front for an updated version of Dungeon Keeper. Instead I got to see what could've been before hitting my first four hour wall. Haven't been back since.

  • Don't waste your time, money grabber

    by Damaaaa

    Screw you EA

  • Play for seconds, then wait for hours... Or pay up... Lame

    by Sheetforebrines

    You guys need to reconfigure your whole setup. This game COULD BE FUN, but you ruin it. Reduce the waiting times and cost of IAPs! Why is flappy bird so popular? Because there is no waiting and no attempts to rob users of their real money, even though it is mundane & repetitive. I'll straight up pay $10 for a good game that doesn't use shady tactics to sell IAPs. EA, fire your marketing team or whoever you have in charge of this charade. Users, you are all total morons if you consider giving these guys a dime until they change this. I wish EA would actually listen, think, and correct this asap because I would personally love to be able to enjoy this game and give it a 5 star rating. Instead, I have a newfound distaste for EA, way to go dumbf^€£s.

  • ea wcia 2014

    by Tinybaph

    the in app transactions lay ruin to yet another timeless classic. you can't play this game offline.

  • A truly awful game

    by Xzanos

    EA's touch of death has taken the life of yet another great game. This time it's the classic dungeon keeper. It will eat at your time money and will to live as you play a game that asks you to pay money to get your constructions now. Don't download this fungus of a game I'm sorry I even gave it a chance.

  • Exiting and Disappointing

    by ReverendRhyme

    Huge fan of the originals. However please for the love of all that is holy. Release a premium one we can buy that does away with the in game purchases. The only similarity between this and a once beloved franchise is the name, and the voice work. Beyond those two things EA has really dropped the ball. From Bullfrog which had DK3 previewed so many years ago until EA threw it on the chopping block. One would think they are sitting on a potential gold mine. Gamers would be more then happy to by a FULL game. Bioware did it with the remake of Baldurs Gate for mobile. EA, if you aren't going to honor a great franchise perhaps it's time to sell it to a company that will. Even the original creator of DK was shocked at how you handled this.

  • In app garbage

    by bradlysneezer

    Not a game. Just asks for money. Impossible to make real progress without spending lots of cash.

  • Fun, but designed as a money sink.

    by Samus17

    The game is polished and fun, but it quickly becomes apparent that you need to buy gems to get any real work done. Ruins the experience.

  • come on EA...

    by Rungorillarun

    The problem with this game is two-fold. yes, the in app purchases are aggressive, but the real problem is time. takes too long to do anything. If EA doesn’t update the app to get more in line with a playable game, this version of DK will be short lived.

  • Pay to play BS

    by Candy crusher989

    A cynically motivated skeleton of a non-game, a scam that will take your cash and offer nothing in return. A perversion of a respected series, twisted by some of the most soulless, selfish, and nauseating human beings to ever blight the game industry.

  • Don't waist the time

    by DEWER1

    App crashes often. IAP everything after the start. Clash of clans is better, smoother graphics, not jumpy. Can't understand some of the concepts but same theory as clash of clans.

  • EA Greed

    by GeorgeTheManiac

    EA has finally jumped on the pay to play bandwagon.........I for one used to love this company. Now I'll be boycotting them. Way to ruin an old game. What' next EA pay to score a touchdown in football? What a joke. Doesn't EA make enough money without this pay to play tactic?

  • Iap scam

    by Ponxio

    Another ruined game with IAP

  • Big disappointment

    by Fan of the old versions

    Sadly, the original two games' model has been distorted into a form that utilizes the original premise and style elements, but loses almost all of the fun. Either the player must creep along at a snail's pace, or he/she must spend a lot of money to produce a reasonable game flow. EA was clearly focusing on how to maximize profits, instead of trying to build a good game.

  • Love this game

    by Coleb77

    Lobe the game

  • Awesome game but...

    by SirJask

    If EA feels greedy like supercell to put everything lasting hours and hours to build up and the only way to speed it is using gems (like clash of clans) than this game will Su****....

  • IAP

    by Joehv


  • Not worth the time or money

    by Sszatel

    I instantly downloaded this app, being a massive fan of the Dungeon Keeper Franchise. However, after logging in a good chunk of time, there are is many things wrong with this game. First off, imps and everything in the IAS are disgustingly overpriced for their supposed benefits. In order to properly get anywhere in the game you have to be glued to the app 24/7 otherwise you get your resources raided and honestly can't progress after a certain point (as was my problem, I logged in five to six times a day and was raided at least 2 or 3 times a day). I never played Dungeon Keeper for PvP, making it optional at higher levels would have been much more appealing.

  • Ruined the spirit of the game

    by Doctorjohnphd

    This game is all about pay to rush (insert any task here). This is now more like dragon land or some F2P game then Dungeon Keeper.

  • You guys should be ashamed

    by Quelf Munge Spaff

    This game is IAP and wait time galore. It's impossible to make any progress without having to spend real cash. To expand your dungeon you have to mine blocks. There are three types of blocks: one that takes 3 seconds to mine, another that takes 4 hours and the last one takes literally a day. I'm not even joking. I haven't played the original but I can already say the original is far superior. No wonder EA is named the worst game company. -__-

  • Controversial remake, but lots of fun

    by soltys

    I haven't spent a penny on this game. And yet, I have played considerably long and will keep doing it. Why? Because I like the idea of building my own dungeon gradually, even if I have to wait from time to time. The game is well though through with some strategic decisions that need to be made. You can change the layout of your dungeon at any time and try out different possibilities. And at all times there's somebody better than you... That's what drives the game for me. I recommend checking this out and not relying on reviews of those players that clearly do not like to wait for anything.

  • Game

    by Dragonzld

    Very good game.

  • believe the hype EA butchered this one!

    by Woo0001

    It finally happened. I first thought that everyone was being too down on iap but I hit the point today where it is taking forever to do anything in this game and while I wait I get raided and lose resources to much higher levels. 24 hours for one wall!!!! 5 star to 2. Don't waste your time or money!

  • Money grab!

    by Rigur Mortus

    Horrible money grab disguised as a beloved series.

  • Extortion games

    by Cforcalvin

    Pretty tired of this formula- even "balanced" ones. Simply tapping on things in a streamline manner and then being extorted with ridiculous delays is not a "challenge".

  • 4 days....

    by Ignatious W

    To get enough resources build 1 ten minute upgrade. So yea...

  • stupid ea

    by Q8kingo

    we know the 5 stars review are being paid :)

  • Can't stop playing

    by Shshshsjsjsjdhb

    I downloaded this game 6 hours ago, I've been playing for 6 hours

  • Money

    by Curtis1971

    You have, they want it

  • DK is dead

    by NoMoreDK

    Crap. Such a disappointment. It's not about nostalgia. It's about not being able to do anything but wait unless you spend money? TWO MINIONS? Gimme a break. What kind of dark lord can only afford two minions? EA has killed Dungeon Keeper. Thanks buddies.

  • Dungeon keeper

    by HBKDX

    Love the devil, he makes it way better than C.O.C

  • Can't win unless you spend

    by Dillywack


  • I wanted it to bed bad... Er. Good.

    by Trace501

    I downloaded dungeon keeper hoping to find the game from my youth. I wasn't entirely disappointed. It's so similar, and yet so different. The gameplay is very similar to what I remember from my old PC days. And the in game sounds and graphics are fantastic! Unfortunately, after those praises the rest is just… Evil. The in game purchases are ridiculously expensive and make the game nigh unplayable. I really wish there was some kind of option to play the game and not reach the highest levels without an in-app purchase. But as you have to purchase gems in order to do anything productive after the tutorial, the game shoots itself in the foot. Sorry, sport. You can't get your teenagehood back on iOS. I would've gladly paid 5.99 for this game, but having to pay for it afterword, seems more than disingenuous.

  • Another game ruined by in app purchases

    by Tekkub

    Could have been a great revival of an old game, instead it's just a desecrated corpse.

  • Pretty cool

    by Jeffrey Ryan

    I gave it a two cause it's fun but the micro transactions do plague the flow.

  • Complete waste of time.

    by Renegade232

    Designed to take money from your wallet and be a waste of time. Can't play for more than 5 minutes without it asking for money or taking 24 hours to do something.

  • So bad

    by Abadz

    Really ea????????

  • Yet another waste

    by zanzibarwinds

    Game seems fine but then you have to purchase expensive in-app purchases to advance. I have nothing against the odd in app purchase as I realize that developers need to get paid but not at these prices. Rather let me buy the game complete without the need to keep forking out cash later or make the in app prices reasonable.

  • Fun

    by Jeff123344849


  • Takes IAP up to 11

    by Movie Sean

    I've never seen a freemium game that was this expensive. It's unplayable with buying speeding up gems.

  • Cool

    by Bainha13

    Awesome game get it. You have way more gems then clash of clans or drgon city! :-)

  • Great game

    by xkdfxbrutal

    Very fun

  • EA is awful

    by Sigh, really? 

    First BF4, now this EA is becoming the literal cancer of video games

  • Great game

    by meteorite79

    Great spin off to clash of clans!! :D

  • Uninstalled

    by Malicardy

    You cant create a game called dungeon keeper an not even be able to come close to the original DK this game play is just like farmville or any other stupid build ur base an defend it game on the phone. Atleast with DK we got to play with Horny lol

  • Thank you

    by NikiDrew

    I played the first two games on PC. I loved them. This game has a lot to live up too.

  • Yay

    by Freaksatsuma985

    Good game

  • Not DKI or DKII

    by Xellias

    But I am hopeful improvements will come soon Game removes a lot of the freedoms and 0 pet dungeon type time killers. Also requires a connection & Takes HOURS to do anything

  • A classic ruined by IAP

    by tripjeff

    The original Dungeon Keeper is one of my favorite games of all time. This pale imitation is ruined by the omnipresent in app purchases that are required if you want to actually play the game for more than a few minutes at a time.

  • Unbelievable

    by Spooneyimp

    I started playing this game and I liked it not hard and not too simple but every time I left the app for like 5 mins and the game restarts the whole thing I restarted like 4 times and gave up lots of problems

  • Thanks, EA.

    by theUntethered

    EA tarnished a beloved, existing franchise with this one. Pacing is far too slow and the gem store has terrible balancing. Save your money. I wish they would have used some new IP instead of releasing a thinly veiled FarmVille clone under the banner of DK. I would have been willing to pay a good amount for a real DK reboot. Shameful.

  • Fun if you're patient

    by Birquah

    Otherwise be ready to pay and join the bandwagon of complainers. A bit unbalanced but with the original designer fighting it, things may brighten up in the future.

  • Awful game don't even bother

    by thisisnotblinky

    EA doesn't even make good games anymore. This is a mockery of a great Pc game. Avoid at all costs, plus, it's just a scam.

  • Not quite there....

    by BbGrishnak

    It's not that the game is so far removed from the original that bothers me; what bothers me most in game is how slow it is. Unless you're willing to shell out money, you're going to be waiting a long time for things. An unreasonable amount of time. Some of the original humor is intact, but much rather would have had a pay once and done game rather than this. With some improvements the game could get better.

  • Pay-to-play

    by Donutmancan2

    The mechanics of gameplay revolve around spending money, not fun. Simple as that.

  • Great game

    by Bigdaddyja 08

    The one star raters are dumb

  • Absolute trash

    by Jason Al

    There is not much to say other then avoid this game. It may have been passable if almost all play content was not locked behind a pay wall. Way to ruin another great old franchise ea. really living up to that worst company title.

  • Nice

    by Christopher Wright

    To all the other haters. Be patient. All good things to those who wait. Kids these days have no patience. You don't have to pay. Just put your device down for a while.... Then check back latter, and BAM!!! Whatever you were building is done. Get a clue and just wait for it.

  • I was so excited! Now I'm just bored.

    by susieqz67

    Don't bother installing it. You'll just delete it the next day. I loved DK on the PC! But after having this app for < 24 hours I'm now stuck where I can't play at all for hours on end unless I pay money. Rinse. Repeat. This is the worst example of the type of play that I've seen yet. Pretty graphics and witty personality in the game isn't worth anything if I can only play for about a minute and a half before I'm forced to put the game down for 4 hours. No exaggeration.

  • Great game but....

    by Waynsky

    Honestly great game but...constantly reloads at random moments ..

  • Excellent game

    by Country boy1472

    Love this game

  • Poor execution

    by themacolyte

    This doesn't make sense... Create a game that by design begs the player to open it as often as possible to keep workers working and resources flowing, put it on mobile devices that will be taken all over the place (especially if you actually want to keep the game moving and open it all the time) where there may or may not be WiFi available, then make an internet connection a requirement to play. Someone didn't think this through. It's boring. Most game time is spent waiting for things to finish building. Defending or attacking a dungeon is too simplistic with no control over what is happening except what order you send your minions into the dungeon and how quickly. If you send many into one area to defend and the enemy next comes from the other side of the dungeon, your minions stand around on the other side doing nothing. You lose. Building could be fun, but again it's slow going because EA is trying to get you to buy a lot of in game currency which you spend to speed things up. I don't have anything against in app purchase, but I do think its ridiculous to ask for $100 at the top tier purchase. I should be able to get through a game with fun while spending no more than a couple hundreds dollars (and that's rich). These in app purchase tactics are trying to bore you into spending thousands (literally). Why should I buy in app currency to make up for the designers inability to create a compelling game? They're trying to find the balance between annoying you and keeping you playing after making the game fun enough through buying currency. They failed in this one.

  • Game name

    by Ought 2 be

    Crashes frequently

  • Issues

    by Jaklaudt

    Connection issues big time!!

  • Slow but fun

    by Gylvan

    Takes awhile but fun

  • Bernard Madoff would be proud of EA

    by JipJoe

    Absolute greed in typical EA fashion. Are the stockholders writing code these days? Must buy something, everywhere, just to get to the next levels. Never again will I deal with EA for any platform.

  • Easy play consistent fun

    by Chuckie V

    Fun fun fun

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