#32 - Dungeon Keeper 2 (Kudos to Player2 for guessing this)
In the late 90's, Bullfrog Productions were just on an unstoppable roll for me. Every game they released just became an instant classic for me. Dungeon Keeper 2 was no exception - a massive step up from the first game and just a fantastic management/strategy game.
I mean, heck, even the premise is clever. You have so many games where you're the hero and you have to plunder dungeons, killer monsters and getting loot. Why not flip that on its head and cast you as the keeper of a dungeon who has to build traps and entice minions in so that the heroes who come to attack your dungeon get slaughtered?
Dungeon Keeper 2 kept the brilliant Bullfrog humour that ran throughout all their games - Succubi groaned excessively at times; the narrator mocked you in dulled tones; it was just fantastic.
And the gameplay was absolutely sublime. Digging out your dungeon and filling your rooms with traps and creatures - it was exactly the kind of micro-management that I'd grown to love from Bullfrog and it didn't let up at all here.
A fantastic game; and I cannot wait for the spiritual successor "War for the Overworld" to release next year.