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Video Game Dungeons of Dreadrock Review
Dungeons of Dreadrock (2022) is a retro adventure game that adds puzzle-solving to the usual exploration and fighting. Play involves working your way through a series of single-screen levels to find your brother. Each level presents a unique challenge. Sometimes there are traps. Sometimes there are enemies to fight. Sometimes there are switches and doors. Either way, you have to use strategy and lateral thinking to succeed.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dungeons of Dreadrock 16 months ago.

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Dungeons of Dreadrock is a retro adventure game that adds puzzle-solving to the usual exploration and fighting. Play involves working your way through a series of single-screen levels to find your brother. Each level presents a unique challenge. Sometimes there are traps. Sometimes there are enemies to fight. Sometimes there are switches and doors. Either way, you have to use strategy and lateral thinking to succeed.

As you progress things get more complex with scrolls to decipher, levers to pull, floor plates to step on, fireballs to evade, doors to smash or to unlock, and increasingly strong enemies to kill: Zombies, Dread Beetles, Ogres, Dark Elves, Minotaurs and Dragons.

The result is a retro grid-based dungeon crawlers (think Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder or Legend of Grimrock) you need to use not only your weapons and spells but the environment itself to be able to advance.

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure and Puzzle game with Fighting, Role-Play and Stealth elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Was originally rated PEGI 16 for Strong language on Android. The game was updated to remove swearing and get an PEGI 12 rating for Blood and Violence.

In the US, ESRB state: The game was updated to remove swearing and get an ESRB TEEN rating for Blood and Violence.
Rated 9+ on Apple App store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.
This game includes adverts on some platforms that are watched to unlock additional content. Note that these adverts are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up.

CostsCosts

Dungeons of Dreadrock usually costs £4.79 to £8.99.
 

Dungeons of Dreadrock

Steam Store PC £4.79
Switch Store Switch £8.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • Advertising: Smartphone or Tablet version of this game includes adverts. This varies in form but watching ads is often incentivised by unlocking additional content and progress in the game. Note that these are not covered by the age rating and may include older-rated content.
 
It's free but advert supported on mobile. You can pay £1.99 / $1.99 to turn off adverts. 
 
It's important to set up your accounts and devices appropriately. More information is on our Financial Resources page.
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/03/2022

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Puzzle (Fighting, Role-Play and Stealth)

Accessibility: 10 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Grid

Developer: Doctor Funfrock (@DoctorFunfrock)


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