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5 Best Dungeon Crawlers on Xbox Series X|S



Dungeon Crawlers are games in which players are incentivized to traverse labyrinthian dungeons. In doing so, however, they often find great treasure at the end of their journey. This makes up the core motivations and gameplay loop for this genre of games. This is wonderful, as they are nearly infinitely replayable and yet easy enough to understand to pick up at any point. So, to highlight some of the best the genre has to offer. Enjoy our list of the 5 Best Dungeon Crawlers on Xbox Series X|S.

5. Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition

Starting off our list of the best Dungeon Crawlers on Xbox Series X|S, we have Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition. The Baldur's Gate series is perhaps one of the most influential series in the genre's history. Players and critics alike have raved about the amount of depth that goes into the gameplay within the Baldur's Gate games. This can be seen in many aspects of the game, everything from character customization, to class identity and world lore. Each of these aspects adds to the legacy of the franchise.

That said until the release of Baldur's Gate 3, fans have this title. The game features a wealth of campaign content for players to enjoy. This means players will receive great value from this game, an important aspect to have in this modern gaming market. The game features cooperative play as well as crossplay, which means you can invite friends in on the fun, regardless if they are on Xbox or PC. All in all, Baldur's Gate 2: Enhanced Edition is a great dungeon crawler and among the best dungeon crawlers available on Xbox Series X|S.

4. Torchlight II

Next up on our list of fantastic dungeon crawlers, we have Torchlight II. This is a game that has received much praise for its attention to detail, its vibrant and vivid world, and much more. The characters that players can create in the game, also almost have an entire wealth of content in and of themselves. Players can get immersed in the world and its characters in a way that isn't often seen with many dungeon crawlers. In a genre that is heavily focused on gameplay, it is great to see a more story-driven approach.

Players can also play the game in local co-op, which is a very welcome feature. The dungeons in the game are also varied and ensure that the player will have a great time, regardless of where they are in the game. This is wonderful, as it distillates the dungeon crawler experience in a way that feels almost magical. The also has a vast open world for players to explore and learn. There are four classes to choose from as well. Each of the classes' identities is fleshed out as well. So, to close, Torchlight II is a wonderful game you should check out.

3. Darkest Dungeon

Coming up next, we have Darkest DungeonDarkest Dungeon is almost a love letter to fans of dungeon crawlers of old. The classic turn-based system that the game employs wonderfully says as much. Players are able to team up with their friends, or AI to adventure through several dungeons and delves. This makes it a very immersive experience when coupled with the game's fantastic gameplay design, and quest design.

Players will truly be able to feel the weight of their experiences in this game, which isn't an easy feeling to nail. However, this game does just that, as it invites the player into its unforgiving world wholeheartedly. The art style and aesthetic of the game is another one of its strong suits. These distinct styles make it so no matter what moment you are looking at in the game, it is instantly recognizable as Darkest Dungeon. In summation, Darkest Dungeon is a fantastic dungeon crawler and serves as a shining example of what dungeon crawlers on Xbox Series X|S should be.

2. Diablo IVEarly Access

For our next entry on our list of fantastic dungeon crawlers on Xbox Series X|S, we have Diablo IVDiablo IV is a game that hardly needs an introduction. With massive popularity, and being from such a long-proven franchise like Diablo, the game had a lot riding on it. However, the open-world mechanics as well as the game balance and character customization, surely don't disappoint. Having a shared world in the game means that players can always link up with their friends, and create experiences together.

This is great, as there are few feelings as intrinsically satisfying as delving through dungeons with friends. The quests in the game are also very memorable and have stellar voice acting alongside them. This truly serves to immerse the player within the game's world. The atmosphere of the game also manages to capture the gothic nature of Diablo beautifully. This is something that truly makes the game stand out in terms of polish. So, in conclusion, Diablo IV is one of the dungeon crawlers on Xbox Series X|S that should definitely be on players' radars.

1. Path of ExilePath Of Exile

For our final entry on our list of the best dungeon crawlers on Xbox Series X|S, we have Path of Exile. Now, one aspect in which Path of Exile excels is within its progression systems. Players will no doubt find the game very rewarding from the start. This is wonderful, as it not only brings players into the game's world in a way that feels fun but also incentivizes players to care about each individual character they create. This is wonderful, and it is partially due to the depth of the skill progression system that this is possible.

Giving your character a distinct identity is immensely important in games such as these. The game also has a wealth of content beyond this, which is truly a monumental feat. The game also manages to do all of this, while retaining its trademark dark narrative style and gothic ambiance. This is a game that was created by fans of the ARPG and dungeon-crawling genres, for fans of those genres, and you can certainly feel it. So, to close, Path of Exile is simply put, phenomenal.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best Dungeon Crawlers on Xbox Series X|S? What are some of your favorites? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.