Summary: If you enjoy board games that require more strategy than luck, Dungeon Twister should certainly be on your radar. This is a great translation of the acclaimed board game, complete with great training tools, single player options, and online multiplayer. I can easily recommend it to fans and non-fans alike. I could use a better presentation, and there are some minor issues to contend with, but don’t let that stop you. This is one PSN game you shouldn’t pass up.
Excerpt: Dungeon Twister for the PSN is a gaming adaptation of the popular French board game. The core concept seems deceptively simple: take a handful of fantasy characters from one part of the board to the next, or have them engage in combat. Whoever reaches the point goal first, wins. But that would be far too simplistic a way to describe this dauntingly complex game. There are few tutorials as lengthy and frustrating as the one found in Dungeon Twister .
Conclusion: It can take quite some time to learn all the rules of Dungeon Twister . The game includes a series of lengthy tutorials, but they take hours. I don’t know if that’s par for the course for board games, but an easier learning curve would have been appreciated. There are only two gameplay modes – against the computer or against another player online. The computer offers a decent challenge, but playing against another human is far more satisfying.
Pros: A faithful recreation of the board game experience without the need to setup or clean up.
Cons: The digitization leaves something to be desired, no local coop option.
Excerpt: Dungeon Twister is a highly popular board game from France from developer Chris Boelinger. The game challenges players to compete head to head in a turn-based affair to see who the first player to earn five victory points will be. In its simplest explanation, Dungeon Twister asks players to venture from one end of dungeon maze to the other while completing various objectives along the way with one major, for lack of a better word, twist.