Get Darkest Dungeon for Free

Darkest Dungeon is now available for free on the Epic Games Store as the Christmas Day offering in their 15-day game-a-day giveaway spree to celebrate the holidays. This is yours to keep as long as you grab it before 11:00 am EST tomorrow, when the next freebie takes its place. The game's DLC is also on sale until tomorrow, and you can pick up a copy of The Musketeer DLC for free. The track record of predictions in this tweet remains perfect, so it's likely tomorrow's freebie will be My Time at Portia. This description sheds some light on the Darkest Dungeon:
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.

Features

  • 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
  • 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 character permadeath, procedural dungeons, and incredible replay
  • Can you stem the tide of eldritch horrors erupting across your family’s ancestral estate?

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Re: Get Darkest Dungeon for Free
Dec 27, 2020, 12:08
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Dec 27, 2020, 12:08
 
This is really interesting. It seems like the vocal majority of Bluesnews players never finished the game... I am in the same category.

Now I MUST finish the game! I have a pretty high level town/group of heroes, it's been sitting on the sidelines for Cyberpunk and other stuff, I guess I need to get back to it and power through, for the honor of Bluesnews!
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Dec 26, 2020, 18:05
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Dec 26, 2020, 18:05
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Dec 26, 2020, 12:29:
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:09:
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.


Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.

And this is the same experience I and several of my friends had with the game. There were just too many oppositional mechanics at play for me to really enjoy the ride. Once I got to a decent level and had most characters in a balanced state, it just wasn't worth the risk to keep playing, since I knew that my position would never improve, and probably never even reach the point it was at at that moment ever again. There's something wrong with a game mechanic that compels a player to stop playing the game...
I really enjoyed the journey though. There's some great tactical gameplay there, along with the excellent art and world building. I think folks should play it, and make their own minds up about whether to play the last dungeon.
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Dec 26, 2020, 15:00
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Dec 26, 2020, 15:00
 
I love this game. The atmosphere, narration, story, classes and mechanics are all brilliant and it definitely took an effort to accept that losing your favorite character is bound to happen at some point. The one thing I did not like was the grindiness inherent to the limited inventory stacks but found that it was pretty easy to edit some text files to change the stack sizes, sell values, etc. which to me, took away my one big frustration with the game without feeling like I was breaking the experience.
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Re: Get Darkest Dungeon for Free
Dec 26, 2020, 12:29
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Dec 26, 2020, 12:29
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:09:
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.


Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.

And this is the same experience I and several of my friends had with the game. There were just too many oppositional mechanics at play for me to really enjoy the ride. Once I got to a decent level and had most characters in a balanced state, it just wasn't worth the risk to keep playing, since I knew that my position would never improve, and probably never even reach the point it was at at that moment ever again. There's something wrong with a game mechanic that compels a player to stop playing the game...
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Dec 26, 2020, 01:04
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Dec 26, 2020, 01:04
 
Game created a genre.
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Dec 25, 2020, 18:36
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Re: Get Darkest Dungeon for Free Dec 25, 2020, 18:36
Dec 25, 2020, 18:36
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:09:
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.


Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.

It's funny, I did the exact same thing: got to the end dungeon and never played it. For me it was "Okay, I need to be fully rested and alert when I go into this last dungeon as to not get slaughtered." And I never got to that state.

All that said, I loved this game: the mechanics, the art style, the character quips, the enemy designs. It's all really good stuff. Yes it's dark, and yes you have to be careful or lose characters, but once you've upgraded the characters and town a bit, the deaths fall off and you can focus on a core group.

Highly worth your time, especially as you got it free.
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Dec 25, 2020, 17:59
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Dec 25, 2020, 17:59
 
Avus wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:49:
I am happy to keep removing Wishlist items from Steam because of Epic free games.

Just an FYI for anyone interested in the game. Last I heard, only the Steam version supports multiplayer and I don't see any word on Epic's page about MP. Hence I have the basic version on Steam bought cheap after I picked up the game and dlc's on GoG last Christmas sale.

Also, I ended up preferring Iratus to DD for this type of game.
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Dec 25, 2020, 17:25
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Dec 25, 2020, 17:25
 
It's one of those games, I never purchased because I wasn't sure if I would like it. Now that I have played it (just 20 minutes or so), it definitely has potential. If my interest doesn't fade quickly, then I'll get this game on GoG too, in order to have a DRM-free copy.

Epic store's free game deals are quite amazing.
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Dec 25, 2020, 16:52
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Dec 25, 2020, 16:52
 
Saboth wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 16:09:
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.


Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.

Heh, that's really funny.
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Dec 25, 2020, 16:49
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I am happy to keep removing Wishlist items from Steam because of Epic free games.
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Dec 25, 2020, 16:09
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 25, 2020, 13:59:
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.


Same. I played it until the point where it was time to go into the final dungeon and then I just stopped. I didn't want to lose all my characters and gear I'd worked so hard to obtain. In my game world, the heroes surrounded the darkest dungeon and prevented it from spreading, boarded it up and put up signs warning people not to go in.
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Dec 25, 2020, 14:02
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Dec 25, 2020, 14:02
 
ADD-ON
Darkest Dungeon®: The Musketeer
Is also free

Edit
Blue mentioned it above
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Dec 25, 2020, 13:59
 
I found this game to be just too brutal and depressing as well as too RNG.

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