Dark, damp corridors, untold horrors, and endless treasures. Fight everything from skeletons to goblins and dragons as you make your way through labyrinthine halls and arm yourself with the weapons of your fallen enemies. You’re weak to start but as you level up, you’ll gain power and abilities that will make you an unstoppable force.
If you’ve ever played a dungeon crawler before, you know these are some of the things you can expect from one of those awesome games. As we finish up our playthroughs of Loot River and Core Keeper, we can begin to look forward to the games of the future, the ones in store for us this coming year. Join us as we take a look at the TOP 5 New Upcoming Dungeon Crawler Games of 2023 and build excitement for what’s to come.
If you miss the days of classic dungeon crawlers like Arx Fatalis & Ultima Underworld then Neverlooted Dungeon should be on your list to check out next year. Developed and published by Wild Mage Games, Neverlooted Dungeon is old-school to the bone, with classically flat 3D graphics, intricate dungeons, and gameplay that relies more on creativity than aggression.
Neverlooted Dungeon’s deadly traps are combined with realistic physics and basically infinite player choice to allow for some awesome solutions. Do things like use tables and chairs to get across chasms and over spikes when Neverlooted Dungeon launches on Steam in the back half of 2023.
Legends of Amberland II: The Song of Trees
If the old-school 3D isn’t nostalgic enough for you, how about a 2D, first-person dungeon crawler with an interface that looks like it came straight from the 90s? If that sounds more pleasant to you, then follow Legends of Amberland II very closely! The game is directed by Silver Lemur Games and is clearly inspired by classics like Might & Magic and Wizardry.
Gather up your party of ruffians and get ready to explore a massive open world and engage in turn-based combat in a game that has awesome combat and lore in equal measure. You can dig into the world of Legends of Amberland II Song of the Trees when the game launches sometime in 2023.
Hidden deep in the abandoned fortress city of Lysandria is a gift. A divine gift that might have the power to quell the wrath of the gods and put an end to the endless storm that ravages the surface of all civilization. Without the blessing of your father, the king, you decide to travel to Lysandria and try to find the gift yourself and save whatever is left of humanity.
This is the premise for Monomyth, a first-person dungeon crawling RPG with traps, monsters, and plenty of characters to interact with. There’s currently no release date for this one, but keep an eye out and prepare to fight your way to the core of Lysandria when Monomyth lands on Steam sometime next year.
Dark and Darker
Dungeon crawlers are never exactly a walk in the park, but this next game will put your skills and patience to the test. It’s a game called Dark and Darker, and it’s a hardcore RPG where you’ll have to brave the horrors of a dungeon, but at least you won’t have to do it alone.
Developed and published by IRONMACE, Dark and Darker changes up the dungeon crawling game with its PvPvE gameplay. Dive into challenging, complex dungeons with your friends and face off against other live players hunting down the very same treasure you are. Fight to the death for your loot when Dark and Darker launches at the end of 2023.
Dungeons of the Amber Griffin
Our final game is Dungeons of the Amber Griffin, another first-person dungeon crawler with some fantastic graphics and visual effects. What makes this game special, is that it is based on true beliefs of the Kashubian people of Pomerania, around the area of modern day Poland. Dungeons of the Amber Griffin brings their folklore to life using classic RPG mechanics and systems.
Dungeons of the Amber Griffin is being developed and produced by Frozengem Studio, and it will put you in control of a team of four daredevils. Intelligently utilize their individual abilities in combat to overcome all of the challenges that lie between you and your ultimate goal. Unfortunately, there’s no release date scheduled for Dungeons of the Amber Griffin, but it is expected to drop sometime in 2023, so be prepared.
Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.