Free games by keyword: dungeon crawl
- Dungeon Master - an instant classic, the one that started the 3D dungeon crawling mania
- Eye of the Beholder - the series that better represented the dungeon crawlers in the 90s
- Wizardry - something more than a mere dungeon crawler; a long time running series that lasted more than many other RPG franchises
- Might and Magic - like Wizardry, Might and Magic was something more open world-like, but managed to keep that dungeon crawling feeling
These games were perhaps the most popular of their time; many pages were written about them on every video game magazine of the 90s.
When Wolfenstein 3D (and Doom) shocked the gaming world with its real-time 3D environment, almost every CRPG developer started to look in a new first-person direction: no more turn-based movent, enter real-time (see Ultima Underworld). That meant a lot of changes and 3D/2D dungeon crawlers started to quickly lose their appeal.