Better than the first; an underground fortress manager still
Dungeon Keeper 2 is a hefty update of the Dungeon Keeper original, a game that made you into a keeper/manager of an underground dungeon, and asked you to create both an impenetrable fortress, as well as a fortress which, in case of a breach, could be able to offer the intruders a bad time! That recipe is followed in this second game in the series too, as you're still a baddie dungeoneer, however, this time, your work and your enjoyment of that work is much aided by better graphics, both in the tile sets as well as the animations and the look of the NPCs, you can alternate between a close quarters camera and the top down isometric camera look, and also, you now have another story that accompanies the solo campaign in the game. You will have formed an alliance with the Horned reaper (ooohh!) and together you hope to be able to invade the empires above, so as to no longer need to stay under the surface of the Earth, always hiding, always afraid. At any rate, the gameplay is much smoother, with puzzle elements added to the basic strategy portion and with more traps than ever, to keep everyone away, except, of course, fun. Fun is all around in this one!