***IGN BEST OF 2016

***"The game brings Lovecraftian lore to new heights with cool classes, powerful narration, stylish art, and addictive gameplay that will keep you crawling back to battle slithering monstrosities even as your favorite heroes become corpses." -GAME INFORMER (9.25/10)

***"Darkest Dungeon is a mean, capricious game. Success is a gambler’s thrill, addictive and illicit. It comes rarely." -WIRED

***"It transfixes and binds you to this grand journey, dotted with failures and successes. And because you endured, because you thought your way through it, the final victory against the unimaginable evil you face at the bottom of the Darkest Dungeon is personally valuable." -GAMESPOT (9/10)

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.

Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes through twisted forests, forgotten warrens, ruined crypts, and beyond. You'll battle not only unimaginable foes, but stress, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Uncover strange mysteries, and pit the heroes against an array of fearsome monsters with an innovative strategic turn-based combat system.

- The Affliction System – battle not only monsters, but stress! Contend with paranoia, masochism, fear, irrationality, and a host of gameplay-meaningful quirks!
- Striking hand-drawn gothic crowquill art style
- Innovative turn-based combat pits you against a host of diabolical monsters
- Narration system to celebrate your successes...and failures
- 15 (and counting!) playable hero classes, including Plague Doctor, Hellion, and even the Leper!
- Camp to heal wounds or deliver inspiring speeches.
- Rest your weary, shell-shocked characters in town at the Tavern or the Abbey to keep their stress in check.
- Classic CRPG and roguelike features, including meaningful permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay

Can you stem the tide of eldritch horrors erupting across your family’s ancestral estate?

Descend at your peril!

OS: OSX 10.9+
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
Storage: 2 GB available space
OS: OSX 10.9+
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: Open GL 3.2+ Compliant
Storage: 2 GB available space
Additional Notes: 1080p, 16:9 recommended

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What’s New

Version 1.5.2

- Fixed issue where Miller's trinket interaction buff was being resisted.
- Fixed issue where user couldn’t view crimson court cinematics when importing a save data from PC that has those cinematics unlocked.
- General bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

j_y_r_o ,

Grinder. Impossible.

You’ll spend most of the time trying to build up characters for the impossible last stage quest. I’ve done this a few times, and immediatly everyone dies from heart attacks. Yeah. Heart attacks. It’s just too scary.

What the game makes up for in art, concept, economy, and RPG D&D feel, is forever lost to a very imbalanced and lackluster engine. Now too play Doom 3.

Aaron (Honolulu, HI) ,

Wanted to like it, but it grinds on forever. 2/5 stars.

“More ashes, dust, and disappointment.” A line from the fantastic narrator in the game. And as much as I wanted to like Darkest Dungeon, I couldn’t help but feel exactly that. Disappointment. After about 10 hours playing it’s clear that the game is meant to be trapped in a cycle of massive party death and repeating low level quests, which end up all feeling the same. It wasn’t thrilling fear or nerve-tingling suspense I was feeling when the now familiar narrator’s voice extoled in detail just how inadequate my party was…it was boredom.

And that’s a shame because there is a lot to like about the game’s aesthetics, art direction, minimalism, and depth of character building. However, all that pales in comparison to that fact that it’s practically unplayable. Sure, the first few times you have a total-party-kill or a character succumbs to madness there’s a bit of a masochistic thrill, but by the 6th and 7th time I was totally done with the game. I figured I’d pick it up again after a few days and give it another chance. Nope, still boring. I feel like with the music and art direction and the tone it shouldn’t be, but in actualy play it’s a weepingly boring game.

I’m sorry to say this was not worth the $24 spent on it. Unless you like games with no reward or hope of beating them, savoring the masochism of grinding again and again as your party dies for no real purpose, I wouldn’t recommend Darkest Dungeon.

Taco surprise ,

Imagine XCOM meets Dark Souls

This is exactly what I wanted. Slow punishing dungeon crawls, full of flavor and fantastic art. I’m sure it’ll be brutal my first time through, but these types of games are my favorite. For anyone concerned, it runs exceptionally well on a 2012 Macbook Air without kicking on the fan or tinkering with default settings. Thank you to the people at Red Hook for delivering on not only a successful kickstarter, but a truly great game.


Red Hook Studios Inc.
2.7 GB

macOS 10.12 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
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