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.

489
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

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Platforms

MS-DOS 63
Linux 60
Windows 35
Apple II E 23
NEC PC9801 20
Mac OS X 19
C64 18
Amiga 17
Mac OS Classic 16
NES 14
NEC PC8801 12
PS Vita 12
Sharp X1 10
PSP 10
Atari ST 10
MICRO 7 - FM7 9
Nintendo DS 7
PLATO 6
SNES 6
PCE CD 6
Amstrad CPC 6
PS2 6
MSX2 6
FM Towns 6
X68000 5
PS3 5
C128 4
BSD 4
MSX 4
Apple IIGS 4

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