Groups

 

Dungeon Crawler

Game genre theme

A scenario where the player navigates labyrinthine "dungeons" in search of treasure and evil to vanquish. Used frequently in older RPGs, especially early video game RPGs, and is often treated as a sub-genre of them as such.

482
games
68
platforms

Alternate name: Dungeon Bash

The first video game about Dungeon Crawler was released in 1974.

ASCII, Sir-Tech and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

Originates from the P&P RPGs but gained fame on computer gaming side due to their simplicity, both in making and playing.

Not all dungeon crawlers are set in proper dungeons.

Parent group

Role-playing game

Child groups

Roguelike, Dandy-like

Related site

Platforms

Linux 61
MS-DOS 59
Windows 34
Apple II E 23
Mac OS X 20
NEC PC9801 18
C64 18
Amiga 17
Mac OS Classic 16
NES 13
PS Vita 12
NEC PC8801 11
Atari ST 11
Sharp X1 10
PSP 10
MICRO 7 - FM7 9
Nintendo DS 7
PLATO 6
SNES 6
PCE CD 6
Amstrad CPC 6
MSX2 6
PS2 6
PS3 5
X68000 5
C128 5
FM Towns 4
MSX 4
BSD 4
Atari 400/800 4

By year

Popular tags

actionrpg adventurerpg cardbattle cards citybuilding dandylike hackandslash hybridgame interactivefiction lootemup manicshooter metroidvania mmog party roguelike roguelite roguevania socialsimulation tactical towerdefense