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Thursday - February 08, 2018

RPGWatch Feature - Dungeons of Chaos Review

by Myrthos, 12:55

Forgottenlor reviews Dungeons of Chaos, which looks to take us back in time to the good old days.

Dungeons of Chaos is a throwback to the first open world rpgs, like the early Might and Magics and Ultimas. These games weren't about crafting or finding something to interact with every thirty seconds, but about exploring huge open areas, fighting off monster, solving an occasional riddle, and figuring out what you had to do next. Near and far were hidden treasures and monsters both easy to defeat and way to powerful for your party. In these kinds of games you often learned brutally where you could not go until you got more powerful. Dungeons of Chaos recaptures the feeling of these types of games in their entirety, including combat and dialogue systems that you hardly see now of days. While the game is purposefully nostalgic, it at least understands what made these games fun, and offers the player a game of epic scope and a huge world to explore.

Sunday - November 05, 2017

Dungeons of Chaos - Update 2.1.010

by Hiddenx, 08:38

Update 2.1.010 for Dungeons of Chaos is now live:


v2.1.010 is now live and brings the following:

  • after you have finished the game, a new game mode will appear when you start a new game; you can try the game with a preset party, preset difficulty and sometimes cap to achievement xp. Succeeding with any of these trigger new related achievements.
  • new boss: draco lich. and in-fight minions and surrounding undead minotaurs. all in new map: crumbling minotaur keep. new boss is the biggest yet and has nasty tactics
  • reduced the array of armor and shields that BA/BE can use. they should bash and kill, not tank and block like a knight.
  • added some new shields, will soon be added as unique loot or arena rewards
  • lifted str/dex requirements for some powerful armor.
  • added a new armor, will soon be added as unique loot or arena reward
  • changed both BA and BE level rotation bonus to "str","hp","armor +8","str","resist elem +3”,"hp","str"
  • fixed an issue where offhand weapons were deemed in use when fighting unarmed (fists or cestus/knuckles)
  • the rogue in the chapter 1 smuggler village now sells some basic offhand items
  • added RAGE to the skills the berserkers train
  • fixes speed bonus on juvenator staff

Sunday - October 01, 2017

Dungeons of Chaos - Update 2.0.320

by Hiddenx, 07:47

Update 2.0.320 for Dungeons of Chaos has been released:

2.0.320 UPDATE is here!

v.320 brings with it:

  • 2 items for the weapon slot than enhance UNARMED attacks, fairly inexpensive and dropping as regular loot from the start occasionally
  • a trader in Tartessos specialising in those
  • added over a dozen class specific single-player arena challenges in Tartessos
  • added 5 new unlockable birth feats as reward for those arena challenges
  • fixed an issue with dead players showing up in arena challenges
  • fixed an issue where non-allowed spells would still deduct mana and cost time

If you like the updates and the game please leave a review and spread the word!


Friday - September 22, 2017

Dungeons of Chaos - Released

by Hiddenx, 07:21

The 2d-retro RPG Dungeons of Chaos has been released for the PC:

DUNGEONS OF CHAOS is a tribute to the 2D turn-based pixelart RPGs of the 80s.

A game where you can create your party of 6 characters with a few clicks, or spend more time creating a customised party with feats unlocked in previous plays. Where exploration is encouraged and rewarded, with no level cap, non-linear side quests and a vast array of items, item properties, shops and enemies.


The game already has over 30000 happy players on other platforms, and most often they mention the likeness to 80s RPGs like Ultima or the goldbox games. It is retro. Your hand will not be held. It does not try to have realistic 3D graphics. It is not multiplayer, and never will be. If you long for the days when you traded your sleep for a chance to direct a party of adventurers through pixelated lands of exploration and battle glory, then you may want to give it a try.

And as all existing players already know, all fans and myself help out with tips and tricks, mostly on the facebook page but also on my blog if you prefer that. I do not provide or encourage having a complete-detail wiki somewhere, as the fan interaction on questions and strategy are a very enjoyable part of the game. So come join our community of DoC addicts and play a game where a troll is still a hairy monster you can kill, where there are no level caps, where you are not confined by a slim storyline path, and where it all starts with fighting rats in a cave/cellar. Fans have usually spent anything upwards of 80 hours playing it.

P.S.: apologies in advance for the puns in the game, but to my defence some were added by fans so if it is a bad joke you are reading on some tombstone or note just pretend it's from a fan and not me. ;-)

P.P.S.: I am very open to fixing bugs or typos. But I mostly use British English, so don't flag non-American English spelling/syntax please.

Information about

Dungeons of Chaos

Developer: Volker Elzner

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Over 60 hours
Voice-acting: None

Regions & platforms
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· Platform: PC
· Released: 2017-09-15
· Publisher: Volker Elzner