Dungeon

Locations theme

A labyrinthine place riddled with traps, home to monsters and villains, and place to find various treasures. Often pillaged by dungeon delvers, heroes and adventurers.

205
games
36
platforms

The first video game about Dungeon was released in 1974.

SSI, Almost Human Games and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

For actual dungeon, see prison.

See also: labyrinth, dungeon crawler

The labyrinthine bit is very important, as even places used for meaningful things becomes dungeons when their design becomes a nonsensical labyrinth. Commonly dungeons are either underground or tall towers, windows if they exist either do not offer escape from the dungeon and there's usually no good shortcuts back to safety outside.

Most egregious examples of dungeons is when the location is completely unidentified as anything specific (not a cave, not a stronghold, not anything).

Platforms

Windows 64
Linux 40
Mac OS X 22
MS-DOS 11
Mac OS Classic 9
3DS 7
PS3 5
X360 4
PS4 3
Pandora 3
BSD 3
Amiga 2
Internet Only 2
Amiga AGA 2
iOS 2
BeOS 2
Android 2
Xbox 2
NEC PC9801 2
Tandy Coco 2
Apple II E 1
Mega-CD 1
OS/2 1
PS2 1
GameCube 1
PS 1
Xbox One 1
GBA 1
PS Vita 1
NES 1

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