Unless you've been on some kind of internet rage detox program and haven't been following the latest drama in the gaming community, you've no doubt heard of the overwhelming uproar over the EA's new Dungeon Keeper [Free] for iOS. We thought it was pretty nasty in our review, and even the original game's designer, Peter Molyneux, described it as "ridiculous." Additionally, the game has been the target out countless editorials ranging from using it as an example of how to not build free to play games all the way up to likening Dungeon Keeper as the harbinger of the end times of the gaming industry.

If you were among the many people screaming at the sky about how all you wanted from the new Dungeon Keeper was the old Dungeon Keeper, here's some great news: The old Dungeon Keeper is free this weekend and Dungeon Keeper 2 is 75% off via GOG.com. The original Dungeon Keeper is available for the PC and Mac, and realistically should run on just about any hardware you might be using unless you're somehow still rocking a PC that significantly predates Dungeon Keeper's release.


At 75% off, Dungeon Keeper 2 clocks in at $1.49, or, fifty cents more than the cheapest IAP in the iOS Dungeon Keeper. One tiny word of caution on Dungeon Keeper 2 though: The reviews on GOG.com mention that the port might not be so great and have compatibility issues with recent versions of Windows. I haven't tested it myself yet, but, it may be worth considering before buying.

There's no reason I can think of to not head over to GOG.com and claim your free copy of Dungeon Keeper. If you don't have an account there, creating one is easy and doesn't even require any kind of email verification. It seriously took me less than 10 seconds to do it. The deal expires Sunday evening, so hop to it.

  • Bruciato

    oh my god yes.

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  • mrktrx

    Divine justice

  • Mist17

    I've barely had any issues with games from GOG.

    • LarryWP

      I like GOG as they do an excellent service for us gamers that dislike DRM. However, I've bought about 50 games from them and probably half of them have had issues. I stay away from pre 2000 games now and I don't have as many problems. Many are my fault though for not browsing their forums for problem posts. Most of the problems have been posted in their forums, so now before I buy any game, I look there first.

  • torosama

    I have played dungeon keeper in ios for the last 6 months and I'm spending more on dungeon keeper 2 on GOG than I will ever donate to that POS overpriced wait list they call "gingeon keeper ios."

    Legit, I have never played the originals but I will now.

    • jamesgecko

      Dungeon Keeper hasn't been out on iOS for six months.

      • Patt

        It was beta launched in Canada. It's been about six months. FYI

      • torosama

        Precisely, I downloaded it off the Canadian store months ago.

  • CzechCongo

    Kick ass, sea bass! Glad to see some cross-platform love from GOG.

  • https://www.facebook.com/DigitalDistillery Scot Damn

    You guys are seriously making up for all those FB articles. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Morgan01

    That's great, but is it such a good idea? Put the original game for free so you can get even more miffed when you compare it to the debauchery that EA has done with DK 2 for the IOS. That'll really annoy people even more.

  • Bool Zero

    Grabbed and bought the second as well. I still have these on disk but I am all for digital copies with comparability issues squashed for me (for the most part). I have no problem doubling or even tripling down on a game I love, and this would be one of them!

  • OneirosSD

    The same comments on GoG that say there are problems with Dungeon Keeper 2 on recent versions of Windows have replies from GoG stating that they have fixed those issues. I don't know if that is true, but I think it's worth mentioning.

  • McBlink

    Can't argue with free but Dungeon Keeper 2 is well with the $1.49 just to see and hear a minion hit jackpot in the casino.

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  • Wiggles

    GOG never fails to impress me with their continued good behavior towards their customers. Love those guys!

    • MrAlbum

      I believe they are run by the same guys who make the Witcher series, or are at least an offshoot-affiliate of them. CD Projekt Red are an amazing developing team, and pioneer the attitude that treating one's customers how the customers wish to be treated is the best way to do business. Their success backs that attitude and gives it credibility.

  • merdera

    Dk2 , which i bought on gog a year ago, works flawless on my moderate w7 machine. Great fun.

  • rewind

    I just finished my internet rage detox program, so I've got a lot to catch up on. This is great news though.

  • Dixon Koontz

    I have great memories of playing DK1 back in high school. I have 1 & 2 on disk but grabbed both from GOG yesterday for the windows 7 compatibility. They both run great, but the first one is so pixelated on my 27" 1900x1080 that I can't tell a fly from an imp most of the time. If I play it in the window it's very tiny and still hard to see and click on things.

    What is the best way to retro game then? Just knock my win7 resolution down a few notches to get something in between my current 2 choices, providing a larger windowed option?

    • mudd

      Have you tried adding the mod called KeeperFx?