Highly rated 1990s strategy title Dungeon Keeper is EA/Origin's latest freebie giveaway. It is available now via Origin On the House for free and until this offer went live was selling for £4.25 / $4.99.
The last time Dungeon Keeper was in the HEXUS news it was due to adverts for the new mobile reboot of the game being banned by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The 'free game' advertisements were deemed to be misleading as gameplay would be "severely limited" if no in-app purchases were made.
Players of the PC version of the game obtained for free via Origin from today won't have any microtransactions or other payments to bother them in-game, it is a full game that is totally free.
Dungeon Keeper was first released back in 1997. The game was developed by Bullfrog Productions under the stewardship of Peter Molyneux. On release Dungeon Keeper received crititcal acclaim thanks to its compelling gameplay, stylish graphics, and overall uniqueness. Now it is widely regarded as a classic strategy title.
Your task in the game is, in brief, to build dungeons using the point & click interface, which are resistant to looters and 'hero' characters. You are helped by various imps who can mine, build, and even set traps in your dungeons.
With the game's age come very low minimum system requirements, so you could easily play this on a puny Windows laptop, tablet, or 2-in-1. Usually with such games a bigger worry is compatibility with Windows 10 but I've had good experiences with old PC games distributed via Origin previously.
Dungeon Keeper PC is available 'On the House' immediately, but for a limited time.