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Vaporum: Lockdown - Review @ 3CR

by Hiddenx, 2020-09-16 19:19:13

3CR reviewed the dungeon crawler Vaporum: Lockdown:

Crawler Vaporum: Lockdown is a Solid Follow-Up

As I found myself getting deeper into tabletop role-playing games, I started to understand the draw behind grid-based dungeon crawlers. Those dungeon crawlers were ever-present growing up, and it wasn’t until decades later that I realized that they emulated a certain style of early Dungeons and Dragons dungeons. I’m assuming it’s be design, but as I DMing my players as they checked every ten foot square for a trapped floor, I realized there were so many video games in which I did the same. Much like CRPGs in the last decade, these grid-based dungeon crawlers are making a comeback. And not only are they coming back, they’re doing it in increasingly innovative ways—both in terms of mechanics and setting. Vaporum: Lockdown is one such title.


I really enjoyed my time with Vaporum: Lockdown. It’s a solid dungeon crawler, and the best example of the genre I’ve played since Legend of Grimrock. If you are curious, it’s definitely worth a look—and if you’re a fan of this subgenre, it’s a must-have. There are some uneven moments, but otherwise it’s steampunk dungeon crawling perfection.

Score: 3/4

Information about

Vaporum: Lockdown

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Steampunk
Genre: Dungeon Crawler
Platform: PC
Release: Released