25 Games Like Dungeon Keeper

Want to play the best games like dungeon Keeper? Then our list of games like Dungeon Keeper is exactly what you need.

In this list, we’ve looked for great games that, like Dungeon Keeper, have you playing as the antagonist. We’ve also looked for strategic games centred around management, the type of gameplay we all know and love from Dungeon Keeper.

> And there are are even more similar games in our list of the top strategy games.

Games like Dungeon Keeper by Genre / Theme 

 

Management: In Dungeon Keeper you must manage your dungeon in order to keep it safe from invading heroes. At the time of release this was a hugely original idea. But because of Dungeon Keeper’s success, tons of games have subsequently ripped it off. If you love the ability to manage a dungeon, see our choices for the best Management Games. 

RTS: Originally released back in 1995, Dungeon Keeper was one of the first real time strategy games. RTSs have you making decisions in the moment, like clicking where an army should attack and building bases etc. If you love this style of gameplay, see our list of the best RTS games.

 

Our choices for the best games like Dungen Keeper

In our collection of games like Dungeon Keeper we’ve included many isometric real time strategy and management games. If you love Dungeon Keeper you’re bound to love these games too. . .

 

 

 

Age of Empire

Age of Empire is one of the most popular online real time strategy games and was created by video game developer Ensemble Studios. The original Age of Empire was released in 1997. With excellent video game design, the Age of Empires series achieved a huge following with thousands of players online at any time.

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Age of Wonder

Age of Wonder is a series of games in the fantasy strategy genre, which has seen several different installations. Created by video game developer Triumph Studios, who are famous for their work on the Overlord series of games, Age of Wonders is fantasy strategy game with excellent tactical combat, simultaneous turns and a narrow focussed style of empire management. Other games like Age of Wonder include Age of War and Age of Empires.

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Stronghold

Stronghold is a real time strategy game in a medieval time period full of war. Stronghold was released way back in 2001 while this chap, writing this, was at uni studying video game design. Sigh, times change. Anyway. . .

Stonghold saw later released Stronghold Crusader and Stronghold Kingdoms that are the same basic set-up as the original but with minor shifts in the gameplay.

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Starcraft

StarCraft is a real time strategy games (perhaps the real time strategy game) made by video game developer Blizzard Entertainment and released in 1998. Since then it has become one of the most played and most highly reviewed RTS games of all time. In the game you play as one of three races. Each of those races has its own technology and skills and are better in some ways than in others.

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Rome Total War

Rome Total War is a strategy game by video game developer Creative Assembly ad was originally released in 2004. The game’s campaign mode is set in late Roman times and you play as one of three families (factions) once you have unlocked them. The gameplay in Rome Total War is a real time strategy game with turn based strategies.

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Rise of Nations

Rise of Nations is a classic real time strategy game that was originally released in 2003 and subsequently improve upon through expansion packs. The popularity of Rise of Nation also led to the released of a fantasy version of the game in 2006.

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Empire Earth

Empire Earth is a classic strategy game and is very similar to the games like Age of Empire, Age of War and other games, which you can find below. What make Empire Earth such a great game is the amount of strategy involved in the gameplay. Thanks to its excellent strategic game design, Empire Earth very quickly became a hugely popular game with many millions of players around the world. It is an important part in the evolution of the strategy game.

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AirMech

AirMech is a RTS (real time strategy) game which is free to play. AirMech was heavily influenced by the classic Herzog Zwei, one of the best strategy games of all time. Released on Google Apps in 2012 it later was released on Steam. It is free to play, but has many microtransactions availabble.

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Stormfall Age of War

Stormfall Age of War is a Facebook strategy game created by game developer Plarium. It is a mid-core strategy game in which you must build your own castle town by raiding the AI installations and taking part in multiplayer combat. The plot of Stormfall: Age of War is minimalist and takes players through a series of campaigns narrated by a sarcastic adviser. There are lots of different mechanics to get to grips with, as there are in most strategy games, and there are many tutorials to help you get to grips with things.

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Warcraft 3

Warcraft 3 is one of the best fantasy role playing games of all time and is similar to Blizzard’s other RTS game StarCraft. Warcraft 3 became one of the most popular games in the world and is still played by millions even years after its release. With four races, each with their own in depth story, there’s a lot of longevity in the game.

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Paul Harrison

Paul M Harrison is an entertainment journalist, novelist, and blogger, and a specialist in the theory of storytelling. Paul Harrison can be contacted via his personal website or on Twitter or Facebook.

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