Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning over 1000 years of detailed history, dozens of towns, hundreds of caves and regions with various wildlife. Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain. Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance. Extended ASCII character set rendered in 16 colors (including black) as well as 8 background colors (including black). Although Dwarf Fortress is still in a work in progress, many features have already been implemented. Please post all support issues in the forums for the game.

Review RSS Feed Zopiac says
10 Zopiac

Dec 9th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Complexity and accuracy (within reason, and to a level that can be achieved with cubic meter blocks) coupled with a completely randomised worlds chock full of individual history and unique lore and beasts makes an extremely immersive gameplay possible -- even with only text! Fortress mode challenges you with logical and strategic gameplay, where Adventure mode takes you out of the group and sticks you with a single mercenary, able to travel the whole world and do what you wish, focusing on intense turn-based battles and personal fame.

The community makes the game twice as good as it could be, with tales and legends, challenges being issued, and of course a plethora of mods to help you meet your goals without coming out completely fried by the complex userface.

And the best thing is, it can only get better from here on out!

Gremlin102 says
10 Gremlin102

Nov 24th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't


LoneTophat says
10 LoneTophat

Nov 12th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Dwarf Fortress offers one of the most complex simulations of a fantasy world ever devised. While it is devoid of graphics unless you use a tileset, the 10/10 score is justified as it's one of the more deepest and immersive games out there. I would strongly suggest anyone who enjoys DF should go and donate a couple bucks to Tarn Adams, affectionately known as Toady, the creator of Dwarf Fortress.

shadowtempest says
10 shadowtempest

Sep 17th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

This game is gargantuan; the level of simulation is so high and the gameplay options are so many and so good that Dwarf Fortress is an absolute must-have for every videogame player interested in a territory-management simulation.

Managing all of this features is hard as hell, and I think it's almost impossible to start playing without counting on the Dwarf Fortress Wiki and all of its guides. Despite this, the game is so good that it deserves a 10 out of 10 mark.

This is already a milestone for this generation (it already inspired other successfull games, such as Minecraft), and will be an absolute classic in the times to come.

Onionking says
10 Onionking

Sep 8th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Well, I've played this game near obsessively for close to four months. Yah, one of the most complex games ever, definitely only for a chosen few. Like those who enjoy ADOM and old MUDS for instance. Anyways, every game is insanely different, and stories are basically created each game. The world is procedurally generated, then hundreds of thousands of events occur with characters and civilizations all rising and falling. Events of which can effect your individual game. Where you start off with 7 dwarves (or orcs in my favoited mod: Masterwork) and start carving out a kingdom while you get invaded by Happy Fun Stuff. Let's see, what happened lately that was cool: well, my Ronin Uruk-Hai with 69 notable kills and 139 other kills named his sword. So now the sword starts creating its own history, like who wielded it, and what it has killed. Then later an engraver carved an image of the Ronin chopping down a forgotten beast, and a leather-worker created an artifact bonenmeal jug dedicated to the sword (which got its own name).

Metal77 says
10 Metal77

Aug 30th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

If you're patient and willing to learn, this game will reward you with goodness and lots of replayability.

RoguelikesEsp says
10 RoguelikesEsp

Aug 4th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

The most epic game I've played. Being in a 9.5 is a terrible insult.

Sinju says
10 Sinju

Jul 7th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

This game is the most fun simulation game I have ever played. EVER.

hunteratron says
9 hunteratron

Jul 5th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

I would love some sound, and an ingame tutorial, but otherwise, this game is amazing!

t3thompson323 says
10 t3thompson323

Jun 22nd, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Great game. Rpg, stratgy, sandox? Pshh this is Dwarf Fortress, there is nothing like it.

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