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Dungeon Nightmares: One True Genuine Scary iOS Game Review

Dungeon Nightmares: One True Genuine Scary iOS Game Review

Dungeon Nightmares is definitely a truly scary game for iOS developed by Joey To.  The developer has a warning on his website about the game.

Warning: This game contains scenes that will scare you

Official Dungeon Nightmares Launch Trailer (iOS/Android)


The game plays like any first-person shooter game for the iOS with the left stick to move left, right, forward, and backwards.  To look up, down, turn left, and turn right, a swipe from the right side in the direction is required. The player finds themselves in a dark dungeon and the only way to advance is to explore into the darkness to the next area. The object is to find objects, similar to Slenderman, and escape the dungeon.  However, there were enemies preventing the player from advancing by chasing and attacking.  See what happens when the player doesn't move the character at all with only the sound of the heart beating and sounds of wondering what will happen next.


The graphics are great for iOS devices and it has a PC quality feeling to it because it feels like playing one of the many horror indie games for the PC.  From mist in the distance to the dark unknown passage that leads to fear and the graphics for the 'enemies' are scary to make the player jump from time to time.


The sound in the game has a scary atmosphere to it with the character's heart beating as the player explores the areas.  There were scary sounds such as a woman's cry in the background.  There were occasional women screams and the sounds of getting hit by the enemy and the death sounds were great to add the scary factor.  The game recommends headphones for the best experience and best results when playing the game.  A dark place with no distractions would also add more fear.  Warning: Don't turn up the volume up when using headphones to the highest because it may damage the ear drums.  

The Good

There is a map so the player won't get lost and they won't go wondering off in circles while experiencing the horrors of this game.  Just like any scary indie game PC game, the game makes the player to stare at the screen for sometime before something scary happens.  To fully experience Dungeon Nightmares, the full version of the game is required.  Once the full game is purchased, the game offers bigger and more levels to explore to the player's heart's content with randomised gameplay with each new game.  New terrifying enemies while solving the mystery of the player's nightmares.  The different experience for each new game makes the game repayable because things in one area won't be the same in the next play.

(I had a jump scare right at the start and it scared me.  After starting a new session, there wasn't a jump scare at the beginning.)

The Bad

The game has jump scares now and then, just like any typical jump scare game.  If the player doesn't like jump scares and loud sounds, this game isn't wouldn't be fun for them to play.  However, it would be fun to see people's reaction playing this game in public, especially in a quite area; like a library.

Final Thoughts

This game bring will bring out the fear and screaming for those enjoy a scary game for their iOS devices.  There aren't much games on the App Store that can match up to Dungeon Nightmares.

Score 5/5

The score was given due to the fact that Dungeon Nightmares offered something great for mobile devices that hasn't been seen in a long time that won't disappoint many people.

Dungeon Nightmares is now for iOS devices and Android devices for $0.99.
iOS 4.3 or later is required to play the game to the fullest.

Are you willing to play this game in the dark with headphones?

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