15 of our Favorite Roguelike Games
by Andrea “The Grill” of Geeky Gaming
Hey Geeks, it’s Andrea and today I am super excited to be able to countdown 15 of our favorite rogue-like games.
If you have never played a rogue-like, where have you been? It is one of our favorite styles of games.
Basically rogue-like indicates that the levels are randomly generated and includes the sweet challenge of perma-death.
Excited yet? Let’s go.
15.) Hack, Slash, Loot
Kicking off our countdown is an incredibly unique and super challenging take on your standard rogue-like.
Hack, Slash, loot uses teeny tiny pixelated graphics while you make your way through the levels as either ranged, magic, or melee.
No matter how you choose to play, it is a very enjoyable challenge.
14.) FTL: Faster Than Light
Speaking of very unique roguelikes. Faster than light is a game like no other.
In FTL you control a crew to fight while you defend your ship and attempt to overtake others.
Talk about being a space cowboy, eh? Eh? Okay fine…
13.) Crypt of the Necrodancer
There really isn’t another game quite like Crypt of the Necrodancer.
It combines rhythm and dozens of items to create a unique playstyle that can prove to be very challenging.
So if you like a challenge and have good rhythm, this is the game for you.
12.) Full Mojo Rampage
I love this game. The colors are so vibrant and well done. I can’t really think of much I don’t love about this game.
It is challenging, it has awesome mojo masks that you can change. It’s just such a great game.
On top of everything, you can play this with your friends. There is just so much to love in Full Mojo Rampage.
What is there to say about Spelunky that hasn’t been said a million times before?
Listen it is a great game and worthy of any decent steam library. I love it.
It has great graphics, great gameplay, and if you are into speed running it has a great community for that.
10.) Dungeons of Dredmore
There are so many options in Dungeons of Dredmore that at first it might feel very confusing.
Once you get the hang of it, though, I’m sure you’ll fall in love.
It kind of reminds me of an old Dungeons and Dragon games or something.. In a more modern way.
09.) Coin Crypt
In coin crypt the coins are the currency and the attacks you fight with and the attacks you’re hit with. Everything revolves around these coins.
It is incredibly awesome and I strongly recommend checking it out. Also the characters are super cute and simplistic.
08.) Vertical Drop Heroes
There is something very simple and sweet about vertical drop heroes. The graphics are clean and nice to look at.
The abilities are enjoyable and there is just the right amount of challenge to the game to make it one of my favorites.
This one is probably one of the more affordable games on the list, so if you don’t have it, you should definitely pick it up.
07.) Tiny Keep
I actually fell in love with this game while testing rogue-likes out for this list.
I can’t believe I had it this whole time and I hadn’t played it. It is so much fun.
You play as an adorable person escaping from prison. With a lot of surprises and great challenges along the way.
06.) Nuclear Throne
Nuclear throne is a crazy, fast-paced overhead shooter that I can’t help but love.
The graphics are enjoyable, as well as the random enemies and guns.
There is so much to do and enjoy in this great game, you’ll definitely get your moneys worth.
05.) Rogue Legacy
The hardest part about making a list of roguelikes is that some can feel very similar.
Rogue Legacy definitely breaks the mold with this. There are so many different characters and ways you can play this game.
There are even remix versions of bosses that take some practice to get down.
It’s a great game if you want a nice challenge.
04.) Rampage Knights
We did a few casual Let’s plays of Rampage Knights when it first came out.
So if you haven’t heard of this game, you can check it out there.
Rampage Knights is a great example of occassionally frustratingly good fun.
Though the full game is fairly short, there are enough classes and weapons to find to keep you entertained for hours.
03.) Don’t Starve
I love the graphics in don’t starve so much, but I am in love with the play style even more so.
It is near impossible to get through the winter if you do not prepare enough ahead of time.
This might just be one of the hardest games I’ve ever played. Just based off of the preperations you have to make to survive.
That is, of course, unless you are one of those people that increases the amount of everything good and decreases everything challenging.
02.) Darkest Dungeon
This is a great example of how unique a rogue-like can be.
In Darkest Dungeon you control a town of people to explore dungeons and bring treasures home.
Each character levels on their own and can be recolored and named. Making losing them that much more sad.
With plenty of RNG, Darkest Dungeon can be one of the most frustrating rogue-likes out there.
But that just makes us love it more.
01.) The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
For anyone who knows us, this was an easy number 1. We may have played Binding way too much.
It is easiy one of our favorite games of all time.
The hundreds of item combinations are just hard to beat. My new favorite is brimstone with rubber cement.
Add a little spoon bender in there and you can enjoy a nice OP run.
Alright guys, that’s gonna do it for this video.
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