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Darkest Dungeon

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2 weeks ago

Feature: Updated with the best from 2020

The best RPGs on PC in 2020

Last year brought RPG gems like Disco Elysium. Was there an RPG as good released in 2020? We've updated our list of the best RPGs of all time to reflect the best of the past year - and there's still dozens of older classics, too.

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6 months ago

Darkest Dungeon launches PvP today, alongside a free weekend

Roll up, roll up, The Butcher's Circus is (about to be) in town. Merciless RPG Darkest Dungeon is set to launch its PVP mode later today, letting you pit your band of stressed out adventurers against those of a stressed out person in the real world. The new mode is completely separate to the singleplayer campaign, and comes with new trinkets and reworked Heroes. The…

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7 months ago

Feature: This expedition, at least, promises success.

Have You Played… Darkest Dungeon?

"Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer."All it takes is seeing one a single quote from the Ancestor in Darkest Dungeon, and I've instantly got his voice booming in the back of my mind. I suppose it's quite fitting for a roguelike RPG based on lovecraftian horror to still hear voices after you turn it off.

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8 months ago

The Butcher’s Circus pits Darkest Dungeon’s grim bands against each other in PVP

The circus has come to Darkest Dungeon! Grab ye olde candy floss, ride ye olde wooden rollercoaster. Let's not bother with the clowns, there's bloodsport to be had. Upcoming DLC The Butcher's Circus is bringing grand old player-versus-player battles to Darkest Dungeon. After all, in a game about testing your luck against horrors in the dark, what could be more terrifying than taking on your…

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9 months ago

Feature: One Off The List

The 12 most extravagant lines of dialogue in games

The greasy realm of the videogame is not always the best place to look for good writing. For every Disco Elysium there are roughly 800 Detroit: Beyond Humans. But it is a good place to look for wondrous, over-the-top nonsense. I’m talking about character dialogue so flamboyant and exaggerated, you could insert some line breaks and it would instantly become a verse in a glam…

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1 year ago

Devs from Failbetter, Red Hook and ArenaNet to face the impossible at PAX West

It’s often said that the more restrictions you’re working against, the more creative you’ll become. We’re planning to test that theory to its limits next Friday at PAX West, where our Nate will be inviting a team of developers to puzzle their way around some real thinkabouters in Rock Paper Shotgun’s Game Design Hotseat. How could you make a grand strategy game with only six…

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2 years ago

Darkest Dungeon 2 is coming and looks rather chilly

Apparently the Darkest Dungeon wasn't the darkest after all, because they've gone and found another, darker one up a mountain - yep, Darkest Dungeon 2 is on the way. Red Hook Studios aren't ready to give any dates, but they did share a few vague thoughts on the sequel with RPS fan-site PC Gamer. A familiar roster of heroes are lined up to go up…

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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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Fight a crazy comet in Darkest Dungeon’s new DLC

Stress and madness simulator Darkest Dungeon is taking a trip to the farm in its latest slice of DLC: The Color of Madness. Out now, it sends adventurers to a comet-cursed farm where they’ll need to kill its denizens and survive an endless tide of monsters old and new, all trying to reach the resting place of the comet. Sounds like a lovely day out…

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3 years ago

Darkest Dungeon gets Lovecraftier with DLC in June

Going anywhere nice this summer? How about a stay in a farmhouse upon a blasted heath with four of your closest adventurepals, fending off waves of millhands twisted by a terrible comet? That's the sort of Lovecraftian summer holiday coming to Darkest Dungeon in the grimdark tactical RPG's second expansion, The Colour Of Madness, which developers Red Hook Studios have announced will launch on June…

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Feature: ContVRoVReVRsial

Steam Charts: In MemoVRium Edition

With Steam's big VR Spring Sale on, obviously the charts are a bit full of... ha ha ha, no of course not. No one wants VR. Same old same old.

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Feature: Update Night

Has Darkest Dungeon been improved by its updates?

Update Night is a fortnightly column in which Rich McCormick revisits games to find out whether they've been changed for better or worse.Down a dark, dark road, through a dark, dark forest, under a dark, dark town, in a dark, dark — darkest — dungeon, there’s a new easy mode.Darkest Dungeon developer Red Hook Studios introduced “Radiant” difficulty to their infamously tough sidescrolling slog ‘em up early…

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Feature: The biggest hits of the past 12 months

These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017

Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol' breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months. Below is the full, hundred-strong…

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Darkest Dungeon will go crazy for comets in The Color of Madness DLC

The sky is falling above Darkest Dungeon’s ill-fated village, Hamlet. As we know from Asterix, this is a very bad thing and you should be rather scared. A comet has come crashing down and landed in the outskirts, bringing with it a strange light and, of course, madness. It can only mean one thing: it’s time for some new DLC. Some new DLC with a…

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Darkest Dungeon gets a new hero: the Shieldbreaker

Darkest Dungeon, the sanity-testing RPG, has just welcomed a new unfortunate soul into its roster of adventurers. The Shieldbreaker is a new class of hero, adept in - you guessed it - battering armoured monsters. She’s got low health, however, so you’d better be cautious when you send her delving into forgotten tombs and toxic swamps.

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Darkest Dungeon’s Crimson Court is balancing its blood

Ask anyone who is playing Darkest Dungeon's [official site] bloodthirsty expansion The Crimson Court how they feel, and they'll probably smile nervously and then collapse in a pale heap of quivering flesh. At least, that's now I'd respond, and Fraser isn't far off a total collapse judging by his review. It's a top notch addition, running alongside the main campaign and delivering wonderfully grotesque insectile…

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Feature: A turducken of cruelty

Darkest Dungeon – The Crimson Court review

The Crimson Court [official site] has transformed Darkest Dungeon into a turducken of cruelty. Every layer of the tactical RPG is now laced with poison and jam-packed with barbs that pierce and tear with every bite. What was already an extremely challenging game has become considerably harsher and unyielding, so much so that even gluttons for punishment may balk at the prospect of fighting the…

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Feature: The best bargains

Steam summer sale: our giant recommendations list

The Steam summer sale is in full blaze. For a while it even blazed so hot that the servers went on fire and all the price stickers peeled off the games. Either that or the store just got swamped with cheapskates looking for the best bargains. Cheapskates like you! Well, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some recommendations - both general tips and some newly added…

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Feature: Listen now or fall to pieces

Podcast: The Electronic Wireless Show talks Frostpunk, Destiny 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War

It's warm! Luckily the RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, have come together to talk cold games, like chilly survivalist city-builder Frostpunk. That's because Adam is back from E3 and can tell us (Brendan and Pip) all about it. He's also played Destiny 2 and Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the lucky sod. Spill the beans, Adam! No wait, don't. We need those.This week's back-to-normal-length…

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Darkest Dungeon: The Crimson Court expansion released

Splendidly cruel dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon [official site] has launched its first expansion, The Crimson Court. The expansion's focus is the eponymous aristocratic vampires, though Darkest Dungeon handles this idea in a different way than the usual bloodsucking toffs. This lot have become mosquitofolks with proboscis-like noses and, as the curse takes hold, mandibles, blood-bloated bellies and worse mutations. They look awful. I am excited…

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