Dungeon Keeper (MS-DOS 1997) – Download


Dungeon Keeper was released by Bullfrog Productions in 1997 for MS-DOS and is now considered abandonware.


Being the Dungeon Keeper and all, this is your home, too. And it’s your business to take these loathsome creatures of darkness and hone them into screaming, frothing, clawing forces of destruction. You lure them in with food and the promise of dank and fetid places to sleep. You keep them in line with the back of your hand and the threat of dire consequences. You pit their scaly hides against the best that the Forces of Good can muster, and they die for you as they rip steaming entrails out of the hapless heroes.

It’s a degenerate and nasty job… And you love it. Yes, home is where you heart is. In a box. Packed in salt. That’s right–Dungeon Keeper, Bullfrog’s classic dungeon management strategy, gives you no extra credit for having any morals. After all, the underworld isn’t black and white!

Game play:

This game is controlled mainly by the mouse, many guides are available online and there is a basic tutorial covering most parts of the game.

Use ALT+ENTER to toggle full screen mode, use Ctrl-F11 and Ctrl+F12 to adjust the game speed if it is running too fast or too slow. Use Ctrl+F9 to exit without using the menus.


We offer 2 different ways to download and play, the first is by using the installer and is the recommended way to download: simply download, install and play using the desktop or start menu items.

Dungeon Keeper.exe

Some users may get a warning when using the installer, and Windows defender users may get a warning saying the application has been blocked. If this happens you can click “More Info” and “Run anyway” or use the second download, which is a simple .zip file. Download it and extract the .zip where you would like to run the game from – no easy-to-use icons or uninstallers are included with the .zip download.

Dungeon Keeper.zip

This should work on all modern Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) operating systems with quite minimal requirements, but your mileage may vary. No support is included and as with all files downloaded online you should scan it with your own anti-virus – and even then – run at your own risk. It is the original MS-DOS game with the DOSBox emulator configured to run it automatically. When you install the program it will create a folder with an .exe file inside that you can use to run the game. You can install to a folder anywhere you like and the game will still run, except for Program Files or Windows folders.
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Happy gaming!

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