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* InteractiveNarrator: The "Famous Last Words" DLC has the Narrator finally losing his patience with the protagonists and decide to fight them, complete with his own faction, ability to randomly declare challenges and an AuthorAvatar as his HeroUnit.



** DeadlyGas: A new DLC traps which showers the heroes with noxious fumes... [[KillItWitFire which happens to be highly flammable and deal a boatload of damage if the enemy is already on fire.]]

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** DeadlyGas: A new DLC traps which showers the heroes with noxious fumes... [[KillItWitFire [[KillItWithFire which happens to be highly flammable and deal a boatload of damage if the enemy is already on fire.]]


* GiantSpider: They once again return as an obstacle casually buried somewhere in the Dungeon. Once you clean up their lair you can reclaim their room as yours.

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* GiantSpider: They once again return as an obstacle casually buried somewhere in the Dungeon. Once you clean up their lair you can reclaim their room as yours. A new trap introduced in the DLC allows you to build a nest of tamed spiders and unleash them at the enemy.


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** DeadlyGas: A new DLC traps which showers the heroes with noxious fumes... [[KillItWitFire which happens to be highly flammable and deal a boatload of damage if the enemy is already on fire.]]
** ShockAndAwe: The DLC bring back the Voltaic Spire from 2 as a manual trap which stuns all surrounding enemies.


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** In the DLC, sometimes the narrator will point out that a Pokemon got lost in your dungeon and urges you to catch hm, only to be disappointed when you apparently point out that the hype is gone since long.

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* GreyandGrayMorality: Surprisingly, considering what a celebration of evil the game is. Both Good and Evil, specifically Tanos and Thalya, in no particular order:
** [[spoiler: Torture the agents of the opposing side to force them to betray their friends.]]
** [[spoiler: Burn down the homes of innocent people in a bid to kill their enemies.]]
** [[spoiler: Employ/Are racists who publicly espouse their racist beliefs without ever being called out on it.]]
** [[spoiler: Have genuine friendships and seek to avenge the deaths of those friends.]]
** [[spoiler: Save innocent people, mostly by accident.]]
** [[spoiler: Raise the dead to add to their armies.]]
** [[spoiler: Deliberately target each other's emotional vulnerabilities. Thalya murders the only friends Tanos has, and Tanos responds by telling Thalya to her face that he never truly cared about her.]]


Like the second game, it received a series of DLC Campaigns introducing minor extra gameplay mechanics, such as the possibility of creating Outposts in the Overworld, Heroes establishing bases in the Underworld and expanding infestations of enemies. Also, the night/day cycle which was present only in a single mission was implemented into normal gameplay.



* AvengingTheVillain: ''Clash of Gods'' has Admiral Overproud coming out of retirement to lead the remnats of the Empire and avenge his daughter Yaina.



** DLC ''Clash of Gods'' has Admiral Overproud and the Goddess.



* FracturedFairyTales: The theme of the DLC campaign ''Once upon a Time''



** OurGoblinsAreDifferent: Goblins are part of the starting package: stealthy, small, DualWielding teal humanoids with large noses and ears. Normally an IgnoredEnemy due to their small size, a power upgrade let them ride a MiniMecha.

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** OurGoblinsAreDifferent: Goblins are part of the starting package: stealthy, small, DualWielding teal humanoids with large noses and ears. Normally an IgnoredEnemy due to their small size, a power upgrade let them ride a MiniMecha.MiniMecha and ditch stealth.



* MoralMyopia: Tanos and his companions abhor and condemn Thalya and her evil actions, though even the fact that they destroyed her hometown and killed her parents just for being "evil" is never brought up.

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* MoralMyopia: Tanos and his companions abhor and condemn Thalya and her evil actions, though even the fact that they destroyed her hometown and killed her parents just for being "evil" is never brought up. It's pretty much intentional though, given the "heroes"' characterzation.


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* SequelSnark: In ''Clash of Gods'', after asking himself if the Ultimate Evil would now turn his attention to the Northern Kingdoms in the South (having just conquered the Western Kingdoms on the Eastern Continent), the Narrator claims that they'll probably use this plot for game 4. Or 5. Or 29.


** TheImp: Imps are small, crouched demons seemingly made of magma and capable of attacking from a long distance by spitting boles of fire.
** SpiderPeople: Arachnids are thougher in melee and can attack from a distance with balls of web.

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** TheImp: Imps are small, crouched demons seemingly made of magma and capable of attacking from a long distance by spitting boles balls of fire.
** SpiderPeople: Arachnids are thougher tougher in melee and can attack from a distance with balls of web.



** BigRedDevil: The Titan Unit, the Pit Fiend is a massive, fiery monster who [[GlassCannon hits like a truck but is not as though as the others.]]
* LemonyNarrator: Like in the second game, the Narrator loves to make irony over the situation, argueing with Thalya and going off topic.

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** BigRedDevil: The Titan Unit, the Pit Fiend is a massive, fiery monster who [[GlassCannon hits like a truck but is not as though tough as the others.]]
* LemonyNarrator: Like in the second game, the Narrator loves to make irony over the situation, argueing arguing with Thalya and going off topic.



** EpicFlail: The Thresher is back, though it must be manually-activated. The upgrade is powered up by ice magic to freeze enemies.
** KillItWithFire: Not one, but two different automatic traps that spews torrent of fire at the heroes.

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** EpicFlail: The Thresher is back, though it must be manually-activated.manually activated. The upgrade is powered up by ice magic to freeze enemies.
** KillItWithFire: Not one, but two different automatic traps that spews spew torrent of fire at the heroes.



* MoralMyopia: Tanos and his companions abhors and condemn Thalya and her evil actions, though even the fact that they destroyed her hometown and killed her parents just for being "evil" is never brought up.

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* MoralMyopia: Tanos and his companions abhors abhor and condemn Thalya and her evil actions, though even the fact that they destroyed her hometown and killed her parents just for being "evil" is never brought up.



* NightOfTheLivingMooks: The Undead are back from the Expansion to an avaible faction. A Graveyard and Prison allow you with have your personal army of Zombies and Skeletal Archers, whose packs do not count towards your Population Limit. They also allows you to have a Crypt to resurrect Horde Creatures, a laboratory to build Magical Toolboxes from Toolboxes and Mana and a Temple, to increase their level and obtain bonuses with sacrifices.

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* NightOfTheLivingMooks: The Undead are back from the Expansion to an avaible available faction. A Graveyard and Prison allow you with have your personal army of Zombies and Skeletal Archers, whose packs do not count towards your Population Limit. They also allows you to have a Crypt to resurrect Horde Creatures, a laboratory to build Magical Toolboxes from Toolboxes and Mana Mana, and a Temple, Temple to increase their level and obtain bonuses with sacrifices.



** {{Golem}}: The Titan Unit, the Grave Golem, is a massive, ice-encrusted stone golem carrying tombstones on his body. He's [[MightyGlacier the physically though of the three]] and can even shield the other creatures.

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** {{Golem}}: The Titan Unit, the Grave Golem, is a massive, ice-encrusted stone golem carrying tombstones on his body. He's [[MightyGlacier the physically though most armored of the three]] and can even shield the other creatures.



* PyroManiac: [[spoiler: After losing his mind, Tanos endulges in discipline and purification... based on intense use of fire and flames.]]

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* PyroManiac: [[spoiler: After losing his mind, Tanos endulges indulges in discipline and purification... based on intense use of fire and flames.]]



* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of the Goddess seems overall ok and positive... [[spoiler: then Tanos whips out the Inquisition to torture Thalya into being good again, and for that level the heroes actually gain a bonus from Thalya's torture.]]

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* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of the Goddess seems overall ok okay and positive... [[spoiler: then Tanos whips out the Inquisition to torture Thalya into being good again, and for that level the heroes actually gain a bonus from Thalya's torture.]]



* SurroundedByIdiots: The Narrator costantly wishes to "Work with real professionals. Just for Once..."

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* SurroundedByIdiots: The Narrator costantly constantly wishes to "Work with real professionals. Just for Once...once..."



* TrademarkFavouriteFood: The Prime Evil has developed a taste for Unicorn Kebab. Your creatures meanwhile fancy Gobble or Beer if they're Horde Creatures.

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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: The Prime Evil has developed a taste for Unicorn Kebab. Your creatures meanwhile fancy Gobble Gobblers or Beer if they're Horde Creatures.



* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The resources in this game include Gold (used to pay your creatures, hire them and buy upgrades), Gobbles (to feed your Horde creatures, Demons and Fallen Heroes), Mana (To cast spells and for the Mana Pool and Vortex), Toolboxes (For building traps, machinery and Magical Toolboxes), Evilness (Produced by the Isles of Evil and by torturing heroes) and Magical Toolboxes (To build magical traps and machinery). Also, Gold is limited, since you can exhaust Gold Mines unless you run into a Diamond Mine, which is unexhaustable.

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* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The resources in this game include Gold (used to pay your creatures, hire them and buy upgrades), Gobbles (to feed your Horde creatures, Demons and Fallen Heroes), Mana (To cast spells and for the Mana Pool and Vortex), Toolboxes (For building traps, machinery and Magical Toolboxes), Evilness (Produced by the Isles of Evil and by torturing heroes) and Magical Toolboxes (To build magical traps and machinery). Also, Gold is limited, since you can exhaust Gold Mines unless you run into a Diamond Mine, which is unexhaustable.inexhaustible.

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* ATasteOfPower: When the Prime Evil first possesses Thalya, she yells that her [[Anime/DragonBallZ "is over nine thousand!"]] and begins casually slaughtering dozens of heroes. And if you check her stats, [[DevelopersForesight her base attack for that scene deals exactly 9001 damage]].


* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: After Tanos' FaithHeelTurn, even Good!Thalya, who had been trying to persuade her Evil!Self to redeem through most of the campaign, is disgusted to see how low he went and decides to fully support her other self.]]

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* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: After Tanos' FaithHeelTurn, even Good!Thalya, who had been trying to persuade her Evil!Self to redeem through most of the campaign, is disgusted to see how low he went and decides to fully support her other self. In the final scenario, if you rescue the reluctant heroes from Tanos' Firewalls, they will immediately join your side as Fallen Heroes.]]



* GreaterScopeVillain: Technically, the Prime Evil himself is one to Thalya and his invading forces. [[spoiler: The ending highly implies that the Goddess of the Empire is this both to Tanos and possibly, [[TheStarscream Thalya]] and, given the similarities with the previous game's Alliance and this game's Empire, possibly to ''Dungeons 2'' own Alliance.]]



* RealAfterAll: While in the previous game the "Red God" worshipped by Meltysand is implied to exist and empower her is never seen, the Goddess the Empire prays to does reveal herself in a cutscene [[spoiler: to save Tanos from the Prime Evil.]]

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* RealAfterAll: While in the previous game the "Red God" worshipped by Meltysand is implied to exist and empower her is never seen, the Goddess the Empire prays to does reveal herself in a cutscene [[spoiler: to save Tanos from the Prime Evil. She also decides to take measures against the Prime Evil's onslaught and appears to Thalya...]]


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* SequelHook: Or the very least, an Expansion Hook like the second: [[spoiler: Tanos is dead, the Empire is in ruin and the forces of evil are partying... but now the Goddess has decided that she must take actions... and appears in the eyes of a meditating Thalya, sitting on the tip of the Mountain of Destiny...]]


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* TrademarkFavouriteFood: The Prime Evil has developed a taste for Unicorn Kebab. Your creatures meanwhile fancy Gobble or Beer if they're Horde Creatures.


* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The resources in this game include Gold (used to pay your creatures, hire them and buy upgrades), Gobbles (to feed your Horde creatures, Demons and Fallen Heroes), Mana (To cast spells and for the Mana Pool and Vortex), Toolboxes (For building traps, machinery and Magical Toolboxes), Evilness (Produced by the Isles of Evil and by torturing heroes) and Magical Toolboxes (To build magical traps and machinery).

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* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The resources in this game include Gold (used to pay your creatures, hire them and buy upgrades), Gobbles (to feed your Horde creatures, Demons and Fallen Heroes), Mana (To cast spells and for the Mana Pool and Vortex), Toolboxes (For building traps, machinery and Magical Toolboxes), Evilness (Produced by the Isles of Evil and by torturing heroes) and Magical Toolboxes (To build magical traps and machinery). Also, Gold is limited, since you can exhaust Gold Mines unless you run into a Diamond Mine, which is unexhaustable.


* ShoutOut: Like the previous game, there are plenty of nods to other series and franchises, including Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, VideoGame/DungeonKeeper, Manga/DragonBall and much more.

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* ShoutOut: Like the previous game, there are plenty of nods to other series and franchises, including Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, VideoGame/DungeonKeeper, VideoGame/{{Diablo}}, Manga/DragonBall and much more.


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** After the destruction of Twistram, one of the guards points out that Vinnie's Vegan restaurant was burnt to the ground... then claim that's not a big loss.
** The duel between Tanos and the summoned Prime Evil is described like "one of those Anime duels where the fighters spends whole episodes staring at each other before something happens."

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Prime Evil has returned! And this time, with an help on the inside...]]

The sequel of ''Dungeons 2'' and the third chapter of the ''VideoGame/{{Dungeons}}'' game series by Realforge Studios, published by Kalypso and released in October 2017, built on the second one, featuring a different dungeon system based on all the three factions of the previous games and a brand new campaign of 20 scenarios.

The story picks up when ''Dungeons 2'' ended: The Ultimate, Chaotic and Corrupting Evil set aside their differences, joined forces and combined to give birth once again to the Prime Evil. The combined forces of the Horde, the Demons and the Undead crushed the leftovers of the Alliance, defeated Meltysand's cult of the Red God and conquered the land. Victory was his, at last, but soon enough, the Prime Evil slowly fell into a spiral of depression and angst... with no enemy to fight and no challenge to accept, the Bored Evil locked himself into his private laboratories for a longe time... before figuring out that [[BreakingTheFourthWall since he was in a sequel, there had to be a new land to explore!]] And so the Conquest-Hungry Evil sets his eyes on a distant eastern continent, ready to be plundered. However, the invasion ends in an embarassing failure when the fleet built by the Prime Evil's servants sinks mere meters away from the coastline, forcing the Exasperated Evil to change his plans and send his people-possessing Shadow abroad. On the new continent, the Shadow spots Thalya, a Dark Elf sorceress raised by the paladin of the Empire Tanos as a good person, and decides that she could be the perfect vessel for his evilness. With the help of Thalya, the Dungeonhearts and his new combined forces of evil, the Renewed Evil faces the armies of Tanos and the other Imperial heroes in this new land.

As mentioned above, the gameplay is based upon the second game's one, this time taking even more hints from ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' (which is actually lampshaded), but instead of using a single faction with peculiar needs and gimmicks you have access to all the three factions (Horde, Demons and Undead), each specialized in his own gimmick (Horde forge traps and training, Demons deals with Mana and research, Undead deals with reviving, prisons and magic toolboxes). The Dungeonheart is back, as well as Neutral Buildings to deal with treasury, toolboxes and food for the creatures. Furthermore, unlike its previous title ''Dungeons 3'' has a truly random casual game mod, allowing you to play into a ranfomly-generated world (well, Underworld) each time. Oh, also the Narrator from the second game makes a return in his usual role.

For the Characters, go [[Characters/{{Dungeons}} here]].

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!!''Dungeons 3'' contains examples of:

* AdaptedOut: Certain aspects and creatures from the second game weren't adapted in this one, like the power ups for the creatures, certain types of traps and creatures (Trolls and Shadow Demons).
* AffectionateParody: Still going strong and steady, though some points of the main campaign are surprisingly deep and gloom for the genre.
* TheAlcoholic: The creatures of the Horde develop a strong liking for Beer, which they can produce for their personal usage. The Ogre in the main campaign ends up consuming 100 barrels of beer during the course of the scenario.
* AnimateDead: Not only you can use the spell "Undead Rise!" but if you have a Graveyard, slain heroes will be dragged her to become Zombies. If you also have a prison with enough space, dead prisoners will transform into Skeletal Archers. Both form packs and do not count towards your population limit.
* AntiHero: Again, the Empire and its heroes are not really heroic, quite the opposite, to the point that it could be considered a Deconstruction.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Thalya's RunningGag has her shouting three orders to her minions with this structure, like "Kill them! Gut them! [[PokeThePoodle Give them wedgies!]]"
* BearsAreBadNews: Bears are encountered on the surface as enemies. Parodied in Mission 4: when Thalya starts narrating the events herself, the Narrator takes offense and summons a pack of bears to attack Thalya. The second time this happens, Thalya apologize and the narrator suddenly describes how the bears are felled by an incredibly precise storm of lightning.
* BigBad: Tanos the Paladin, the strongest hero of the Empire and the main antagonist, [[spoiler: though by the final scenario he has devolved into a more classical insane WellIntentionedExtremist, only with a good deal of less good intentions.]]
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: At first, it seems to be played straight, though [[spoiler: near the end of the campaign, Tanos' fall into madness and a few of Thalya's actions ends up turning the scale into a GrayAndGrayMorality, as even the Prime Evil and Thalya ends up looking like heroes compared to a crazed Tanos, who performs incredible acts of cruelty and destruction while still believing to be the good guy.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: Tanos squares off against the Prime Evil in a cutscene during a two-hour battle... [[spoiler: which turns into a CurbStompBattle against Tanos, who's forced to flee and, not too long after that, snaps.]]
* CapitalismIsBad: PlayedForLaughs with Yaina Overproud and her capitalistic capital of Dollaran on Termite Island. Even Tanos mentions that she would sell her mother for a handful of dollars.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The Neutral Chambers are colored Yellow, the Horde is Green, the Demons are Purple and the Undead are Blue. Fallen Heroes are marked with the color Red.
* CompositeCharacter: Tanos, the BigBad, combines the traits of the main antagonists from the previous title, Krowtoes the Demigod and Meltysand the Red Priestess, resulting into an armor-clad warrior of good with a phoenix-themed armor and powers over fire who owns his power to a Goddess and can either protect himself with an invincible barrier or attack with fire.
* DarkestHour: The missions 16 and 17: [[spoiler: Tanos is cornered by Thalya's forces, but loses his mind and decides to destroy everything with fire in order to extinguish evil, forcing Thalya to run for his life helped by a Grave Golem. Then, when she's about to escape, Tanos catches her, kills the Golem and imprisons Thalya, trying to force her to become good once again with torture, forcing your creatures to start a timed quest to save her.]]
* DemonicPossession: In the very first mission, the Prime Evil's Shadow can possess heroes for a short while to ride into their bodies and avoid torchlights. This is also how it reawakens Thalya's latent evil side.
* DeusExMachina: [[spoiler: When Tanos is curb-stomped by the Prime Evil and about to die, the Goddess herself appears to grant him invincibility, enough to let him teleport to safety.]]
* TheDragon[=/=]DragonInChief: Thalya becomes this to the Prime Evil, since the latter cannot move permanently to lead things for himself.
* ElementalRivalry: Invoked in the penultimate scenario, when Thalya obtains the power of Frost Nova to use against Tanos' power over flames.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler: After Tanos' FaithHeelTurn, even Good!Thalya, who had been trying to persuade her Evil!Self to redeem through most of the campaign, is disgusted to see how low he went and decides to fully support her other self.]]
* EpicFail: The Not-Buoyant Evil's attempt to sail the sea to reach the new continent has the whole fleet sinking when it's still in sight of the shore. Apparently, his minions do not do well at building buoyant vessels. In fact, when you have to cross the sea in the Campaign, you have to steal the ships from an Imperial city.
* EscortMission: A few times you have to escort either Thalya or another important Titan unit to safety or towards an objective. Most of the bonus objective are about keeping the escortee's health above a certain maximum.
* EvilIsHammy: Evil!Thalya is loud, bombastic and scenery-chewing. [[spoiler: Tanos brings this UpToEleven when he becomes unhinged.]]
* EvilVsEvil: [[spoiler: The final conflict pits the forces of the [[CardCarryingVillain Prime Evil and Thalya]] vs the forces of the now-insane [[WellIntentionedExtremist Tanos]]]]
* FaceHeelTurn: Happens to Thalya at the end of the first mission. [[spoiler: And to Tanos himself during mission 16]].
* FallenHero: If you have a Prison and a working Torture Chamber, heroes will be dragged to it and tortured by Succubi until they either die or the convert to the cause of Evil, joining your forces as EvilAlbino and EvilCounterpart to the normal heroes. They also do not count towards your Population Limit, though you can only have three/four of them around.
* FantasticRacism: A plot point, since despite being the "good guys", the heroes (especially Grimli) are incredibly prejudiced towards Dark Elves, and some of them don't really trust Thalya and fear that she may turn back to evil. The Prime Evil uses these feelings to persuade her to join the Dark Side.
* FiveManBand: The Heroes of the Empire could count as this, if they weren't such AntiHero material... namely:
** TheLeader: Tanos the Paladin, strongest Hero and de-facto Leader of the Empire.
** TheLancer: Elric the Pretty, Tanos' right hand man and disciple, who received the power of the Goddess and is the last of his companions to fall.
** TheBigGuy: Grimli, Dwarven King and strongest members of the heroes.
** TheSmartGuy: Yaina Overproud, Lady of Dollaran and mistress of magic.
** TheChick: Thalya, the token good Dark Elf would have been this to the Heroes, but the intervention of the Prime Evil turns her into a SixthRangerTraitor.
* TheGhost: The Prime Evil himself in all his TinTyrant glory... doesn't make a direct gameplay appearence, outside of cutscenes. Justified because he lacks a physical way to travel all the way to the Eastern Continent permanently.
* GiantSpider: They once again return as an obstacle casually buried somewhere in the Dungeon. Once you clean up their lair you can reclaim their room as yours.
* GimmickLevel: A few levels in the campaign have unique mechanics. For examples, "The End of Burger's End" have periodical caravans appearing on the map that you have to destroy, while "Crossing" has a Night/Day mechanic which determines wheter the heroes are awake and powered up or asleep and harmless. The level "Up and Downs" have sections of the Overworld subjected to flooding, which istantly kills all the creatures caught by the rising water.
* TheHorde: The Horde returns from the previous game, now dealing with the production of traps and doors in the Dungeon, as well as the production of Beer, the guardhouse and the training Arena. They also need the Crypt to survive if they're killed.
** OurGoblinsAreDifferent: Goblins are part of the starting package: stealthy, small, DualWielding teal humanoids with large noses and ears. Normally an IgnoredEnemy due to their small size, a power upgrade let them ride a MiniMecha.
** OurOrcsAreDifferent: Orcs are coming back as well as powerful, axe-wielding brutes. Researching the correct upgrade turns them into Ironhides, much thougher and capable to force enemies to attack them.
** SnakePeople: Naga return as more snake-like than before, as well as being the only creatures who can heal others.
** OurOgresAreHungrier: The new Titan Unit, the Ogre is the [[StoneWall healthiest]] of the Titans, capable of outliving the others as he crushes enemies with his club. Also, he's a DreadfulMusician and a BigEater.
* {{Hypocrite}}: Tanos and his companions fancies themselves as heroes and servants of good, but they see no problem in engaging in evil acts on their own.
* {{Irony}}: As she's being defeated, Yaina laments that this is unfair, as Good always triumph over Evil. [[spoiler: Given Tanos' grandiose turn to madness and evil-masqueraded-as-good, she might be right...]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: After going insane, Tanos proceed to turn against the very people he was supposed to protect and guide, massacring them by hundreds if he suspects that they're not fighting evil hard enough.]]
* KingMook: Each faction has a Titan Unit: they're bigger than other units, do not count towards your population Limit but do not work in the Dungeon, only serving as powerful units. Plus you only have one of them at the time.
* KnightOfCerebus: Compared to the more comedic, flat heroes from the previous game, Tanos is much more threatening and dangerous, [[spoiler: especially when he becomes insane and performs acts of evil far greater than Krowtoes or even Meltysand.]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Costantly, especially when the InteractiveNarrator argues with Thalya or comments the other characters.
* LegionsOfHell: The Demons this time are integrated in the forces of the Prime Evil and mostly produce Mana, do research, torture heroes and spends their free time lounging in, [[VisualPun literal Mana Pools]].
** TheImp: Imps are small, crouched demons seemingly made of magma and capable of attacking from a long distance by spitting boles of fire.
** SpiderPeople: Arachnids are thougher in melee and can attack from a distance with balls of web.
** HornyDevils: Succubi are back as sexy winged demonesses in skimpy clothes, manning the Torture Chamber to turn heroes to evil.
** BigRedDevil: The Titan Unit, the Pit Fiend is a massive, fiery monster who [[GlassCannon hits like a truck but is not as though as the others.]]
* LemonyNarrator: Like in the second game, the Narrator loves to make irony over the situation, argueing with Thalya and going off topic.
* MalevolentArchitecture: A brand-new series of traps and infernal devices to use against the heroes. They also have magical counterparts you can build over the already-existing ones.
** SmashingHallwayTrapsOfDoom: The Crusher trap is a sideway example. Includes the Frozen variation.
** AnnoyingArrows: The Arrow trap, attached to a wall to shoot volleys of bolts at the enemies, can be powered up to shoot fiery darts.
** AStickySituation: Tar traps, perfect to slow down heroes as other traps whales down on them. The magic upgrade automatically repairs itself.
** EpicFlail: The Thresher is back, though it must be manually-activated. The upgrade is powered up by ice magic to freeze enemies.
** KillItWithFire: Not one, but two different automatic traps that spews torrent of fire at the heroes.
** SchmuckBait: The chest filled with explosive to the brim is back. This time you can activate it manually, to make sure that all the heroes are hit.
* {{Mooks}}: The Little Snots are used again as cheap labour force for the Dungeon, though they cannot fight.
* MoralMyopia: Tanos and his companions abhors and condemn Thalya and her evil actions, though even the fact that they destroyed her hometown and killed her parents just for being "evil" is never brought up.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Invoked with Thalya, who was adopted by Tanos and grown up as a good person. [[spoiler: Deconstructed when Tanos admits that it was only to show to the world that he could redeem even "evil" races.]]
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: The Undead are back from the Expansion to an avaible faction. A Graveyard and Prison allow you with have your personal army of Zombies and Skeletal Archers, whose packs do not count towards your Population Limit. They also allows you to have a Crypt to resurrect Horde Creatures, a laboratory to build Magical Toolboxes from Toolboxes and Mana and a Temple, to increase their level and obtain bonuses with sacrifices.
** OurBansheesAreLouder: Banshees are the base undead unit, with melee attacks and a powerful shout.
** OurLichesAreDifferent: Skeletal sorcerers that can attack from a long distance with powerful ice blasts.
** OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are closer to ClassicalMovieVampire types, fight in Melee and can [[LifeDrain heal themselves in combat]].
** {{Golem}}: The Titan Unit, the Grave Golem, is a massive, ice-encrusted stone golem carrying tombstones on his body. He's [[MightyGlacier the physically though of the three]] and can even shield the other creatures.
* PetTheDog: [[spoiler: In Mission 16, Thalya accidentally saves some desperate heroes from Tanos' fires, and in the end not only the Grave Golem takes the bullet for her, but she actually mourns his demise. In the following scenario, the Prime Evil's forces decide to save her all the same despite, well, being a CardCarryingVillain with no obligation to do so.]]
* PyroManiac: [[spoiler: After losing his mind, Tanos endulges in discipline and purification... based on intense use of fire and flames.]]
* RealAfterAll: While in the previous game the "Red God" worshipped by Meltysand is implied to exist and empower her is never seen, the Goddess the Empire prays to does reveal herself in a cutscene [[spoiler: to save Tanos from the Prime Evil.]]
* ReligionOfEvil: The cult of the Goddess seems overall ok and positive... [[spoiler: then Tanos whips out the Inquisition to torture Thalya into being good again, and for that level the heroes actually gain a bonus from Thalya's torture.]]
* ResurrectiveImmortality: Demons and Undead can revive at will in their respective lairs when killed, though the former needs Mana and the latter takes a long of time. The Horde die for real, unless you have a Crypt and a Defibril-o-Matic ready to revive them.
* SelfDeprecation: At one point of two, the Narrator and Thalya pokes fun at the game itself and its prequel.
* SkywardScream: Parodied in the cutscenes where Tanos cries over the deaths of Grimli and Yaina: he uses the Wilhelm Scream.
* ShoutOut: Like the previous game, there are plenty of nods to other series and franchises, including Literature/TheLordOfTheRings, VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, VideoGame/DungeonKeeper, Manga/DragonBall and much more.
* SoulJar: The Dungeonheart allows you to control your creatures and revive Thalya. If it's destroyed, it's game over. Furthermore, Thalya can be KilledOffForReal if she's not near the Heart.
* SuperDrowningSkills: None of your creatures is able to swim, not even building buoyant ships.
* SurpriseCreepy: [[spoiler: Some of Tanos' lines after his FaithHeelTurn can be genuinely serious and threatening despite the general parodistic nature of the game.]]
* SurroundedByIdiots: The Narrator costantly wishes to "Work with real professionals. Just for Once..."
* TakeThat: After [[SelfDeprecation admitting that the Dungeonheart mechanic]] is a tad too similar to [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper that of another similar game]], the narrator points out that at least in this game you can actually go out of the Dungeon to do something concrete.
** When [[spoiler: Tanos's about to torture Thalya, he pulls out a copy of Literature/{{Twilight}} from his pocket. The same scenario also have one at religious extremism in general, with the Narrator casually remarking that he can't tell apart "purification" from ColdBloodedTorture when fanatics are involved.]]
* UnexpectedGameplayChange: A few missions are played on the Overworld only, controlling Thalya and a handful of creatures across the scenario.
* WalkingWasteland: You can turn the Overworld into one by conquering the Isles of Good. However, this time heroes can reverse the process if they conquer the Isle back.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Thalya's good side does this to Tanos after his FaithHeelTurn.]]
* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The resources in this game include Gold (used to pay your creatures, hire them and buy upgrades), Gobbles (to feed your Horde creatures, Demons and Fallen Heroes), Mana (To cast spells and for the Mana Pool and Vortex), Toolboxes (For building traps, machinery and Magical Toolboxes), Evilness (Produced by the Isles of Evil and by torturing heroes) and Magical Toolboxes (To build magical traps and machinery).

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