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Dungeon Keeper is a strategy video game that originally appeared for the PC in the 90s, but late last year EA released a refreshed version just for mobile. The game hit Android in October, but it was only available in a handful of countries. People living elsewhere have had to be patient, but now that wait has come to an end. Dungeon Keeper for Android is now available worldwide.

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This version of the game has completely revamped graphics and has been optimized for tablets. The core of the game is still the same, but new mechanics have been introduced, including, unfortunately, in-app purchases. There are timers for performing certain actions that can be skipped by spending money. For the most part, though, the game is free to play. Links for North America and the rest of the world are available below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • cy_n_ic

    I would need a raise before i could afford to play EA games anymore.

    • flosserelli

      One reviewer (Mattayx) nailed it:
      "Congratulations EA. You have earned one star. Additional stars can be purchased for $5.49 each."

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Gotta make that review trendy

    • gill1112

      or some managers on EA need to be fired first.

  • darus77

    From the Play store, "Persistent Internet connection required to play." As I install games on my tablet explicitly to amuse me when I have no Internet connection, I think I'm gonna pass.

    • Kevin

      YES. This. I'm always hunting for games to play on the subway. Why do so many devs expect you to have a 24/7 connection to the web?

  • blix247

    Talk about memories, I loved the PC game. I'm psyched to give this a shot, hopefully they didn't screw anything up.

    • Dean

      Unfortunately the did. If you played and enjoyed the original 2 on PC this is nothing like them. It is essentially yet another Pay To Win borrowing a long dead franchise. Pity though...a direct port of the old games would have been amazing and actually elicited some cash from me.

  • valynor

    From a Play Store review:

    "Cash grab disappointment If you are expecting this game to be anything even remotely near the fantastic classics it pretends to be, you will be wildly disappointed. This is a game that basically REQUIRES microtransaction purchases to be playable, and even then the gameplay is nothing like the originals. Get the original games on GoG or whatever for pc, and pretend this never existed."

    Exactly what I expected from anything that comes in contact with EA.

    • Carsten Dietzel

      I have to admit I had some fun hours playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out without paying a dime

    • Matthew Fry

      PvZ2 isn't a cash grab. I'm all about EA hate but some of the F2P are pretty generous.

      • Chris Boers

        maybe, but this one (Dungeon Keeper) is not. It is a pure cash grab, to the extreme (excavating a single block takes 4-24 HOURS! want it faster? Pay up!)

        • Matthew Fry

          Yeah. After seeing the video that AP posted about it I would most definitely agree.

  • Funem

    I waited years for an update to this game that I could look forward to playing on the go. A game that screams my childhood memories to me and reminds me what gaming used to be about, my wait will continue. You killed Theme Park, you killed Dungeon keeper, thanks EA but no thanks, I and others will pass on this, run along now, I'm sure you have other franchises to kill.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    What took them so long?

    Actually I really don't understand what these region-locks are all about with games, it's stupid

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You mean the limited countries in the initial release? That's strictly for testing.

      • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

        Don't they have tester teams for that? Or is it because public testing = more devices (CPUs, OS versions, screen sizes/resolutions)?

        • lljktechnogeek

          That's usually the reason, yes.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Yeah, public testing always catches more problems, there's no doubt.

  • Jon

    Didn't EA change their course? As in, stop messing around with the IAP? Ah well, maybe it was only for PvsZ2. Which, by the way, they never bothered in making available for Hong Kong.

  • Juraj Janecek

    Finally keeper :)

  • Tomas Sirio

    Great! ..... Sadly it sucks

  • Darkmyth CH

    the amount of IAP's is too damn high

  • Chris Boers

    "For the most part, though, the game is free to play" So untrue... This game has NOTHING to do with the original Dungeon Keepers, and is an abomination! It's a rape of everything that made Dungeon Keeper a great game.

  • bigemugamer

    While this is not original dungeon keeper its not bad, not at all, I've been playing for months and sure it now takes 5 days to upgrade my warehouses, but I DO like "working" for my rewards, I feel sorry for all fhe children who have no patience and expect to live a 'just add water and microwave EVERYTHING for 30 seconds' lifestyle, if you have no absolutely no patience what-so-ever than this game is probably not for you, because your gonna be b!+¢hing and complaining about the time it takes or the money you spent, I haven't spent a dime yet and my dungeon is now quite formidable. Though I may pay $5 for that imp offer today just to offer my support, good game EA ty =)