Well, I thinbk I played it once and it was great fun:

http://www.goodman-games.com/5070preview.html

Dungeon Crawl Classics. It was much like DnD (3.5), but streamlined rules.
Afaicr, one starts with 4 lvl 0 characters who have to survive for gaining a classlvl ;-).

Maybe worth a try?