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This is a list of the best dungeon crawl games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated dungeon crawl games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest dungeon crawl games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these dungeon crawl games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging dungeon crawl games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new dungeon crawl games.

List is made up of a variety of games, including Diablo III and Diablo.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best dungeon crawl games?" and "What is the greatest dungeon crawl game of all time?"
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Diablo II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
behzaddiablo added 2000 Diablo II is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and published by Blizzard Entertainment in 2000 for Windows and Mac OS computers. The game, with its ...more

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Diablo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1996 Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment on December 31, 1996. Set in the fictional Kingdom of Khanduras, ...more

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Path of Exile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
StacySchmitz added 2013 Path of Exile is an online action RPG developed by New Zealand based independent developer Grinding Gear Games. It is a downloadable free-to-play game supported by "ethical ...more

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Torchlight II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
behzaddiablo added Torchlight II

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Diablo III is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
2012 Diablo III is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the third installment in the Diablo franchise and was released in the Americas, Europe, ...more

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The Dungeon Master is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
The Dungeon Master 1983 The Dungeon Master is a ZX Spectrum video game developed and released by Crystal Computing in 1983. The game allows you to create dungeons based in an underground labyrinth, and then venture ...more

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Shining in the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1991 Shining in the Darkness, released as Shining and the Darkness in Japan, is a 1991 role-playing video game for the Mega Drive/Genesis video game console. It was one of the first RPGs released for ...more

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Ultima Underworld: The Stygian... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1992 Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss is a first-person role-playing video game developed by Blue Sky Productions and published by Origin Systems. Released in March 1992, the game is set in the ...more

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The Binding of Isaac is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
2011 The Binding of Isaac is a 2011 independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Florian Himsl. It was released on Steam on September 28, 2011. Players control a crying naked child named ...more

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Dragon Buster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1984 Dragon Buster is a platform dungeon crawl action role-playing arcade game that was developed by Namco in 1984 and released in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, modified to support ...more

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Rogue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1980 Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around 1980. It was a favorite on college Unix systems in the early to mid-1980s, in part due to the ...more

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Titan Quest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
Gökhan Alakuş added 2006 Titan Quest is an action role playing hack and slash video game developed by Iron Lore Entertainment. It was released worldwide by THQ on June 26, 2006. The game was released on Steam, along ...more

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ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1991 ToeJam & Earl is an action video game developed by Johnson Voorsanger Productions and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis video game console. Released in 1991, it centers on the ...more

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Torchlight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
behzaddiablo added 2009 Torchlight is an action role-playing game developed by Runic Games and published by Perfect World, released for Windows in October 2009. The fantasy-themed game is set in the fictional town of ...more

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Shining the Holy Ark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1996 Shining the Holy Ark is a first person role-playing video game released for the Sega Saturn. It is a part of Sega's Shining series of video games.

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The 4th Coming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1999 The 4th Coming, and also known in French as La Quatrième Prophétie, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released in 1999 by Vircom Interactive for Microsoft ...more

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Elona - Eternal League of Nefi... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
Aranarth Helgedad added Elona - Eternal League of Nefia 2008

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is an enhanced version of Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness for the Nintendo DS. It was released in Japan on April 18, 2009; North ...more

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Temple of Apshai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1979 Temple of Apshai is a dungeon crawl role-playing video game developed and published by Automated Simulations in 1979. Originating on the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, it was followed by several ...more

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Dungeons of Daggorath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1982 Dungeons of Daggorath is one of the first real-time, first-person perspective role-playing video games. It was produced by DynaMicro for the Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer in 1982. The game was ...more

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Wizardry 8 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
Roger Sullivan added 2001 Wizardry 8 is the eighth and final title in the Wizardry series of role-playing video games by Sir-Tech Canada. It is the third in the Dark Savant trilogy, which includes Wizardry VI: Bane of ...more

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The Dungeon Revealed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
The Dungeon Revealed 1985 The Dungeon Revealed is a popular dungeon crawl computer game created by John Raymonds and published by Woodrose Editions in 1987. A demo and shareware version of the game entitled The Dungeon ...more

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explo... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS. The two games were ...more

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Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
2008 Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns, released in Japan as Gōma Reifu Den Izuna Ni, is a dungeon crawler video game developed by Ninja Studio and published in Japan by Success and in North ...more

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Meritous is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time

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Dandy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
1983 Dandy is a dungeon crawl computer game for the Atari 8-bit computers. Dandy was one of the first games to offer simultaneous, four-player, cooperative play and a built-in editor. It served as ...more

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Izuna: Legend of the Unemploye... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
2006 Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja, known in Japan as Gōma Reifu Den Izuna and in Europe as Izuna: The Legend of the Ninja, is a Nintendo DS dungeon crawler game developed by Success and ...more

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Rance Quest is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dungeon Crawl Games of All Time
2011 Rance Quest (ランス・クエスト Ransu Kuesto) is the sequel to Sengoku Rance. It is a dungeon crawler RPG released in Japan on 26 August 2011. It continues from where Sengoku Rance left off. The story ...more