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Mystery Dungeon

Category Tier-3 Genre

Top 150 best Steam games of all time tagged with Mystery Dungeon, according to gamer reviews.

Rank, title, date, tags, platforms and price Score Rating
7.76
97% 136 votes
7.28
100% 17 votes
7.23
85% 374 votes

Correlated tags

Correlation is how often another tag appears together with this tag. If one in every five games tagged with Mystery Dungeon is also tagged with a correlated tag, the correlated tag has 20% correlation. 100% correlation means the pair of tags always appear together.

Tags most frequently applied to the same games as Mystery Dungeon, with at least 15% correlation.

  1. Adventure 63%
  2. Singleplayer 43%
  3. Exploration 40%
  4. Action 40%
  5. 2D 39%
  6. RPG 38%
  7. Dungeon Crawler 37%
  8. 3D 35%
  9. Fantasy 34%
  10. Puzzle 33%
  11. Action-Adventure 31%
  12. Casual 30%
  13. Indie 30%
  14. Atmospheric 29%
  15. First-Person 26%
  16. Pixel Graphics 26%
  17. Roguelike 25%
  18. Horror 22%
  19. Strategy 21%
  20. Cute 20%
  21. Dark 18%
  22. Roguelite 16%
  23. Colorful 16%
  24. Mystery 16%
  25. Magic 15%

The Mystery Dungeon tag refers to a specific subgenre of role-playing games (RPGs) that share similar gameplay mechanics and thematic elements. Mystery Dungeon games are often characterized by their randomly-generated dungeons, turn-based combat, and exploration of labyrinthine environments.

In a Mystery Dungeon game, players control a character who finds themselves trapped in a mysterious dungeon or tower filled with monsters and treasures. The dungeons are typically procedurally generated, meaning that the layout, enemy placement, and loot will vary each time the player enters.

Key features of Mystery Dungeon games include:

  • Roguelike Elements Many Mystery Dungeon games incorporate roguelike elements, such as permadeath, limited resources, and high levels of difficulty. When the player's character dies in these games, they lose all progress and have to start from scratch.
  • Turn-Based Combat Battles in Mystery Dungeon games are usually turn-based affairs where players take turns moving their characters and selecting actions like attacking or using items. Strategy is often crucial in these battles as players must plan their moves carefully against tough enemies.
  • Exploration and Loot The main objective in many Mystery Dungeon games is to delve deeper into the dungeon while searching for valuable items or artifacts along the way. This involves navigating complex mazes, solving puzzles, avoiding traps, and engaging in combat encounters.

Examples of popular titles that fall under the Mystery Dungeon genre include:

  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX A spin-off series within the Pokémon franchise where players take on the role of a Pokémon-turned-human exploring mysterious dungeons and rescuing other Pokémon.
  • Shiren the Wanderer A long-running Mystery Dungeon series developed by Chunsoft that features a courageous wanderer embarking on perilous journeys through treacherous dungeons.
  • Torneko: The Last Hope A spin-off game from the Dragon Quest series that follows a merchant named Torneko as he explores procedurally generated dungeons in search of riches and treasure.

Mystery Dungeon games provide challenging and unpredictable experiences, with a focus on exploration, strategic combat, and surviving treacherous environments. Players must be prepared to face unknown dangers while delving into these mysterious depths.

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