Dread Delusion releases to 1.0 with a new Launch Trailer

DreadXP and Lovely Hellplace's Dread Delusion, which had its 1.0 release date announced a few weeks back, has now launched its full release. In celebration of the occassion a new Launch Trailer has been released, showcasing the world and characters players will get to experience on their journey.

We've been taking a look at Dread Delusion, though the full release wasn't available prior to launch. Stay tuned for our thoughts on the full release, now that its available to play.

Fan-favorite open-world RPG Dread Delusion is launching its 1.0 version on Steam today. Developed by UK-based Lovely Hellplace and published by horror crafters DreadXP, Dread Delusion enters its full release following an outstanding user reception for the Early Access run, with an overall rating of over 90% positive, and near-perfect reviews during the last month.

The story of this shattered world comes to an end now. Will you find a way to mend this fractured realm - or seek power and profit for yourself? Dread Delusion delivers engaging narrative and imaginative world-building through its many multiple-ending quests and flexible gameplay style that any fan of the genre’s classics will love and recognize. Carve your own path, explore many fantasy towns, venture forth on quests, and speak with the locals to unravel the strange world around you. A keen mind or charming wit can prove just as useful as a sharp sword and mighty spells– your decisions have the power to shape how the story unfolds in this modern yet very retro take on the genre.

Dread Delusion has been in Steam Early Access since June 2022 and developer Lovely Hellplace has continuously updated the retro-inspired and exploration-centric RPG with new content and improvements to critical acclaim and the praise of players. With today’s 1.0 release, Dread Delusion now includes many new places to explore, headlined by a new realm called the Underlands, new quests, new endgame content, much more story content to go through, an overhauled starting region and pilotable airships to navigate the flying continent of the game. 


  • A world-spanning quest to decide the fate of the land in a beautiful retro 3D aesthetic, full of unique characters, creatures, challenges, and treasure.
  • Build your character to face obstacles the way you want. There’s always an alternative to combat: charm NPCs, pick locks, harness forbidden knowledge, and more…
  • Use Smithing and Alchemy to upgrade equipment - turn a rusty blade into a Master Crafted Clockwork Sword.
  • Gameplay inspired by classic RPGs of the 2000s.
  • Wield a variety of powerful spells and potions to bend reality to your will.
  • Join or Oppose various Factions as they pursue their own goals.