Dungeon Runners

Game review by
Dwight Odelius, Common Sense Media
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Free comic fantasy MMOG satirizes traditional RPGs

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

Hundreds of available quests have various themes, but most involve helping someone achieve some desired positive objective, e.g. slaying an evil character.


Fantasy violence only. No blood or gore. Use of swords, bows, and magic to defeat evil monsters.


Game is clean, but online interactions may be unpredictable.


Free version displays advertisements at the top of the screen. Paid subscriptions are ad-free.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing explicit, although characters drink potions to restore health or magical power.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) in which combat is an integral part of the gameplay. Players will attack and kill monsters using magical powers, and medieval weaponry such as swords and bows. Parents need to know that the online interactions can vary widely and that there are few restrictions on what people can communicate. While Dungeon Runners is free to play at a basic level, it offers an enhanced game experience to paid subscribers.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9-year-old Written bysammom November 6, 2009

not good for 8 year olds and under

its pretty bad because there like is no play button or anything!
Teen, 13 years old Written byantwanette February 5, 2009
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

Iffy iffy...

What I experienced in this game was other users on the chat talking about gay people. Not really appropriate, right?
I think I just got unlucky when that happe... Continue reading

What's it about?

DUNGEON RUNNERS, a massively-multiplayer online game (MMOG) for Windows PCs, is set in a fictional medieval fantasy world with monsters and magical characters. Dungeon Runners is a role-playing game (RPG) in which the player is represented in the game world by a character of their own creation.

In Dungeon Runners, players guide their character through dungeons (maze-like environments) to fight against monsters and complete quests for in-game rewards and experience points. Experience points allow the character to increase in level and fighting ability, and thus tackle more challenging enemies and complete harder quests. Players meet other players in various towns in the game world and form teams to tackle more challenging objectives. Players communicate with each other via text or voice chat. Voice chat requires a paid subscription.

Is it any good?

Dungeon Runners stands out from other dungeon crawl RPGs for its wit and fast-paced game play. Those who have played and appreciate other RPGs will enjoy the satirical approach, although many of the game's jokes may be lost on younger players.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about online safety and etiquette with their teenage children. Why shouldn't you give out personal details online? Is everyone always who they claim to be? What effect does online anonymity have on people's behavior? Families can also discuss the value of teamwork and strategy. Are there opportunities in their daily life where teamwork might be better than going it alone? Dungeon Runners, like other fantasy MMOGs, may provide an in-road to discussion of fantasy literature and its historical sources. What exactly is Dungeon Runners satirizing?

Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: NCsoft
  • Release date: May 24, 2007
  • Genre: Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG)
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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