#1The Binding of Isaac
The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.
Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4
Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.
Windows, Nintendo Switch, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac
#3FTL: Faster Than Light
FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy and simulation game for Windows and Mac. This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy. It was developed by Subset Games.
Windows, Mac, iOS
WHAT’S THE MEANING
Roguelike is a subgenre of role-playing games. The term comes from the 1980 game Rogue, which is said to be the first game to define the genre. “Roguelikes” are therefore games like the game Rogue. Among other things, the subgenre is characterized by the permanent death of a character, procedurally generated levels, grid-based graphics, and a dungeon setting. The Berlin Interpretation divides these characteristics into “high-value factors” and “low-value factors,” with the former being characteristics that a game must have to be called a roguelike, while the latter are often, but not always, characteristics of a roguelike.
DID YOU KNOW
As a genre, roguelike has influenced other genres to adapt some of its defining characteristics. The term “roguelite,” or “roguelike-like” is sometimes used to refer to games that are roguelike-inspired, in that they have some of the characteristics of a rougelike. Some examples of roguelites include Sunless Sea, Out There, and Diablo. Meanwhile, canonical examples of roguelikes include Nethack, Angband, Crawl, and Ancient Domains of Mystery. While the game Rogue is credited with being the pioneer game, it was preceded by Beneath Apple Manor which was released in 1978. These classic roguelike games are, by essence, shaped by the limitations of technology at the time, like how the levels are procedurally generated because the capacities for memory was enough to save only a few levels.
Nuclear Throne is a top-down fast-paced action shooter with a wide cast of selectable characters. As you explore the wasteland left after humanities extinction, search for the Nuclear Throne, the ultimate power on the planet. It was developed and published by Vlambeer.
Rogue Legacy is a roguelike metroidvania video game developed and published by Cellar Door Games. Released in 2013, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, and Xbox One.
Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Linux
Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players.
Windows, Chrome, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
Dead Cells is a 2D action adventure game for Windows and Mac. Explore and bring back the memories of an era wherein graphics mattered little. It was developed and published by Motion Twins.
Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch
#8Caves of Qud
Caves of Qud is a science fantasy roguelike epic steeped game. It shows a game from a very old platform with just strategy and wit to enjoy the game. It was developed and published by Freehold Games.
#9Risk of Rain
Risk of Rain is an action multiplayer video game with full of action and roguelike elements developed by Hopoo Games and published by Chucklefish. Through this game, players will be set on a mysterious planet.
PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Linux
#10Dungeons of Dredmor
Dungeons of Dredmor is a roguelike game developed by Gaslamp Games. The game starts as the player assumes the role of the game's main character entering a hostile dungeon crawler environment. It was developed and published by Gaslamp Games, Inc.
Vagante is a roguelike pixel-graphics game developed and published by Nuke Nine. Released in 2018, this game can be played on Windows PC, macOS, and Linux.
Windows, Mac, Linux
Crawl is a competitive multiplayer action game. Players alternate between controlling the enemies and the hero. Enemy players who successfully kill the hero instantly become the hero. It was developed and published by Powerhoof.
Windows, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
HyperRogue is an Indie arcade game that lets you uncover the secrets of a strange world. It features 50 different land and tons of monsters and treasures. It was developed and published by Zeno Rogue.
#14Dungeon of the Endless
Dungeon of The Endless is a roguelike game developed by Amplitude Studios. In the game you will be exploring the dungeons of the planet in which your spaceships has crashed while protecting the generator of energy of the ship.
Windows, Mac, Xbox One
Modest Kind is a roguelike game you can find on Steam. Your knowledge about almost everything you can imagine will be your strongest weapon while playing. It was developed and published by Vedanta Team.
ADOM is an ASCII classic roguelike, boasting a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat.
Desktop Dungeons is a short-session roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving.
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Downwell is a 2D 8-Bit roguelike vertical-scrolling platform game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. It was developed by Moppin and was published by Devolver Digital.
Windows, iOS, Android
Everspace is a first person space shooter that combines different elements of Roguelike gameplaying that will immerse you completely in its fascinating story and powerful visuals.
Xbox One, Windows, Mac
#20Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game with deck-building card gameplay, which was developed by MegaCrit and published by Humble Bundle. This was first released in late 2017 as early access. Its official release was in January 2019.
Monolith is a 2D Shoot'Em Up with procedurally generated elements and Pixel Graphics. You must explore a large, abandoned facility in search of incredible power. It was developed and published by Team D-13.
Ziggurat is a first-person shooter roguelike game with a dungeon crawl logic created, developed and published by Milkstone Studios The game is inspired by classics like the Heretic and Hexen first-person shooters
#23Castle of no Escape 2
Castle of no Escape 2 is a 2D Rogue-like game with Pixel Graphics. You must explore 216 rooms of randomly generated hazards and enemies while collecting the necessary artifacts. It was developed by D.E.X. Team and was published by Xitilon.
Gonner is a 2D platformer roguelike video game. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.
Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Android
#25The Nightmare Cooperative
The Nightmare Cooperative is a strategic adventure where you lead a group of unlikely comrades through some rather difficult situations.
Windows, Mac, Android
Sunless Skies is a role-playing video game with an exploration and narrative gameplay developed by Failbetter Games released in January 2019. This is a sequel to the Sunless Sea game released in 2015.
Rogue Empire is a turn-based role-playing video game with heavy Rogue-like elements wherein the player must go on a quest in five kingdoms and discover mysteries by gathering artifacts and fighting with the bosses.
#28Road Not Taken
Road Not Taken is an independent video game that combines roguelike and puzzle game elements with the hopes of exploring unexpected surprises in accordance to the game's theme. As players explore, they will come across wild animals, impassable barriers, lost children and other objects.
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Dungreed is a 2D side-scrolling action game with 2D Rogue-LITE elements where the player will continuously explore an evolving dungeon to prevent its town from getting destroyed by its enemies.
#30For The King
For The King is a strategic role-playing game with tabletop and roguelike elements of gameplay. It has a single and multiplayer option where you will take on adventures across the realms, as well as six game modes.