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Dungeon Master (1987) is a classic role-playing adventure game where you explore a dangerous dungeon with your four adventurers. You methodically work through the dungeon maze. It stands out for its (at the time) pioneering 3D first-person perspective, and how you construct spells and organise your party.

Dungeon Master combines exploration with real-time combat elements. What starts simply soon evolves into a complex tactical challenge. You use subtle visual clues and sound effects to be ready for the next monster. You also needed to use switches and runes to solve environmental puzzles that enable you to advance.

The result is a game that although basic-looking, offers considerable depth. Getting to grips with the magic system, arranging your inventory and using sleep to recover are all essential to progress. This combination of an opaque mysterious world to discover and the high-action encounters set the scene for many games that followed.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Dungeon Master 14 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Adventure, Fighting and Role-Play game with Action, Collecting, Point-and-Click and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 20 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

This game has helped players develop their Experience as part of the following pathways:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. You need good perseverance to keep going when you seemingly hit a brick wall. You also need to be strategic with your equipment and party. Some outside the box and quick thinking are also important.

Our Game Pathways reveal how 13-year-olds play this game:


Dungeon Master usually costs £0 to £0.79. 

Dungeon Master

Steam Store PC Free
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Steam Store PC £0.79
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 15/12/1987

Price: Free

Out Now: Amiga, PC, Super NES and Web

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Role-Play (Action, Collecting, Point-and-Click and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: 3D First-Person and Pixels

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