Dungeon Crusher: Soul Hunters

-3.16
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-5

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 0 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 0 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 4 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.4

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 1 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.96

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 0 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 0 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

Google Play:  (4.46) with 28,555 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Playing by Appointment reported on Jul 6, 2021
The Siege mode provides 5 specific hours during each day, 7 days a week, that provide the only options for significant point collection. To have a chance of placing well in a week requires playing during most of those hours.
Daily Rewards reported on Jul 6, 2021
There are daily rewards which are lost if not collected, as well as 8 hour cycles of "daily quests" which provide rewards.
Grinding reported on Jul 6, 2021
Ostensibly a "clicker" game to begin with. The clicking goes away eventually but is replaced by other tedious tasks requiring no thought.
Advertisements reported on Jul 6, 2021
On the mobile app, can choose to watch up to 5 ads a day for various rewards. Not very intrusive.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Jul 6, 2021
As a clicker game, the difficulty of progression is deliberately exponential.
Premium Currency reported on Jul 6, 2021
"Shards of the Void" cost 10$ US each. Most uses for void shards require multiple.
Pay to Win reported on Jul 6, 2021
The most powerful heroes are only accessible via purchase.
Social Obligation / Guilds reported on Jul 6, 2021
Guilds generally require participation, and high-level guilds especially will demand constant play.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Jul 6, 2021
High-level heroes cost actual money or at least large amounts of time and effort. They are inextricably linked to the individual account.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jul 6, 2021
Store deals appear every other week or so for a few days; there are several week-long events throughout the year providing heroes that can only be achieved during those weeks.


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Screenshot Play it with just one finger!
Simple and instantly addictive gameplay!

The game is for real lazy ones, doesn't require a lot of time: the characters explore dungeons even if you're offline. All you need to do is take your reward from time to time.

The combat mechanics of the PvP competition is unique to games of this genre - collected heroes may be used both for leveling and for building arena squads to compete against other players in various competitions.

Key features of the game:
- Over 100 unique characters.
- Unique PvP combat mechanics.
- 9 powerful skills to be used in combat.
- Loot equipment from monsters
- Craft new items with 1000's of recipes
- Clans and their development.
- 8 science trees with over 100 different skills.
- Over 60 special artifacts.
- Battles with hundreds of different monsters.
- PvP-mode against other players.
- More than 10 amazing locations.
- More than 10000 levels.
- Daily tasks, quests and other objectives.

Some of game modes:
- Pass the caves and battle with the ordinary monsters.
- Search artifacts in special caves.
- Story mode which tells you about the game world.
- Battle with legendary bosses.
- Random combats with other players during the adventure.
- Arena: compete with other players.
- Mines: collect great treasures with your characters.