Darkest Dungeon

Entrant 2015

Red Hook Studios Inc.


Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic strategy RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Uncompromising and unforgiving, it is a dungeon crawler that elevates the importance of a character's mental state over their gear. With the Affliction System, you will have to tend to heroes' spirits as much as you do their hit points, leading them to victory despite their phobias, proclivities and emotional baggage.

Recruit, train, and direct a roster of these flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts and beyond. Battle a wide variety of foes with an innovative turn-based combat system. Stress, not wounds, may be your party's undoing, as your heroes' ability to fight is balanced against their willingness to do it. Contend with famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Camp to heal injuries or deliver inspiring speeches. Rest your weary characters in town at the tavern or send them to the abbey to keep their stress in check. Can you stem the tide of eldritch horrors erupting across your family's ancestral estate?