Darkest Dungeon review – a darkly innovative take on the fantasy genre

In this morbid and demanding role-playing adventure, only the least stressed-out will survive

“Slowly, gently,” intones the noble bass of Darkest Dungeon’s narrator as a foe bleeds out and slumps to the ground. “This is how a life is taken.”

Except it is sometimes anything but. During one quest I stumbled across an altar and, despite specific warnings, offered flame and summoned some Eldritch terror from the void. My party was terrified by the sight – then, as the first member was cut down, they were driven mad.

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