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List of roguelikes

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This is a selected list of roguelike video games. Roguelike games are those that incorporate elements of role-playing games with procedural generation, following the formula of the genre's namesake, Rogue. Due to the large number of variations on this concept, roguelikes are normally classified as either being a classical roguelike with qualities that meet the "Berlin Interpretation" for roguelikes, or as hybrid roguelikes, roguelike-likes, roguelites, or procedural death labyrinths, which possess some but not all of these qualities.


Video game platforms
AMI Amiga
ATR Atari 8-bit computers
C64 Commodore 64
CROSS Cross-platform
DC Dreamcast
DEC DEC Professional
DROI Android
FM7 FM-7
GB Game Boy
GBA Game Boy Advance
GBC Game Boy Color
GEN Genesis / Mega Drive
GG Game Gear
INT Intellivision
LIN Linux
N64 Nintendo 64
NX Nintendo Switch
OS2 OS/2
OSX macOS / OS X
PC88 PC-8800 series
PC98 PC-9800 series
PET Commodore PET
PPC Pocket PC
TRS80 TRS-80
VIC20 VIC-20
VITA PlayStation Vita
Wii Wii
WiiU Wii U
WIN Microsoft Windows
WIN3X Windows 3.x
WIN9X Windows 9x
WS WonderSwan
ZX ZX Spectrum

List of roguelike games[edit]

The following is a list of roguelike games that are generally considered to hold true to the Berlin Interpretation of a "roguelike".

First Last Title Developer Setting Platform Notes
1975 pedit5 Rusty Rutherford Fantasy PLATO Early dungeon crawler with several key features of later roguelikes, including permadeath, turn-based simple combat, top-down view, and a typical dungeon layout based on networks of corridors and rooms.
1975 1985 dnd Gary Whisenhunt, Ray Wood Fantasy PLATO Similar to pedit5 with more levels to explore.
1978 Beneath Apple Manor Don Worth Fantasy APPII One of the earliest commercial Apple II games. It predates Rogue and was much simpler, but supported a low-resolution graphical display in addition to the text version. It was ported to the IBM PC in 1983.[1]
1979 DUNGEON Brian Sawyer Fantasy PET Published in Cursor issue 15.[2][3][4]
1980 Rogue Michael Toy, others Fantasy CROSS Classic dungeon crawler with simple ASCII graphics, which inspired the genre as a whole and for which the genre is named.
1982 Nemesis Michael Q. Hiller & Michael A. Pagels Fantasy CP/M Featured real-time gameplay and fog of war. Though levels are not randomly generated, the game does implement permadeath.
1982 Telengard Daniel Lawrence Fantasy APPII, ATR, C64, FM7, PC88, PC98, TRS80 Some roguelike features. Play is in real time. Levels are not randomly generated.
1982 Sword of Fargoal Jeff McCord Fantasy C64, PET, VIC20, iOS Real-time action gameplay. Based on Gammaquest II by the same author.
1982 Hack Jay Fenlason, Andries Brouwer, others Fantasy CROSS Later became the basis for NetHack.
1983 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin Mattel Electronics Fantasy INT
1983 2021 Moria Robert Alan Koeneke, Jimmey Wayne Todd, James E. Wilson Fantasy CROSS Based heavily on The Lord of the Rings. A later port (Umoria) was the basis for Angband. Influenced the preliminary design of Blizzard's Diablo.[5]
1983 Mystic Tower Aardvark Software Fantasy ZX
1984 Castle Adventure Kevin Bales Fantasy DOS Dungeon crawl/castle escape.
1985 1987 Dungeon of Doom, The John Raymonds Fantasy MAC Released commercially in 1987 as The Dungeon Revealed.
1985 Island of Kesmai John Taylor, Kelton Flinn Fantasy CROSS Early CompuServe commercial multiplayer game.
1986 1987 Larn Noah Morgan, Phil Cordier Fantasy CROSS Original version of Larn remains part of the NetBSD games collection.[6]
1987 2023 NetHack The NetHack DevTeam Fantasy CROSS Descendant of Hack which has spawned many large and complex variant trees.
1987 2010 Omega Laurence Brothers Fantasy CROSS Features a rich, persistent and quirky world and multiple endings. In addition to the classic character/classes, you can "play as yourself": after answering a set of questions about yourself, matching stats are derived.
1987 1992 Scarab of Ra Rick Holzgrafe Modern fantasy MAC Turn-based roguelike played in first-person 3D.
1988 Moraff's Revenge Steve Moraff Fantasy DOS One of the earliest 3D, first-person perspective role-playing video games.
1989 Castle of the Winds SaadaSoft Fantasy WIN3X
1990 Dragon Crystal Sega Fantasy GG, SMS
1990 2023 Angband Alex Cutler, Andy Astrand Fantasy CROSS Derivative of Moria based heavily on J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium, especially The Silmarillion.
1990 Fatal Labyrinth Sega Fantasy GEN
1991 Cave Noire Konami Fantasy GB Simplistic dungeon crawler with random room placement, loot and monsters.
1991 Gang Wars Doerr Bros Software Modern MAC Not to be confused with the 1989 game of the same name, Gang Wars is a 2D RPG where the player contends with violent criminals.[7]
1991 Moraff's World Steve Moraff Fantasy DOS Sequel to Moraff's Revenge.
1992 Mission Thunderbolt Dave Scheifler, John Calhoun Futuristic DEC, MAC, WIN
1992 1995 Ragnarok Norsehelm Fantasy DOS Large graphical multi-zoned world featuring multiple classes, complex item interactions, crafting, quests, and numerous skills, abilities, powers, and effects.
1992 2023 UnReal World Sami Maaranen Wilderness survival, historical DOS, LIN, OSX, WIN Graphical roguelike set in the far north during the late Iron Age. It is open-ended and emphasizes survival in the harsh ancient wilderness.
1993 Torneko no Daiboken: Fushigi no Dungeon Chunsoft Fantasy SNES The first game in Chunsoft's popular Mystery Dungeon series, inspired by Rogue's gameplay.
1993 Dungeons of the Unforgiven Steve Moraff Fantasy DOS The final game in the series that began with Moraff's Revenge and continued with Moraff's World.
1993 Dungeon Hack DreamForge Fantasy DOS Features a pseudo-3D game screen based on SSI's Eye of the Beholder series. It uses the rules and mechanics of AD&D 2nd Edition.
1993 Quenzar's Caverns Pulse Ventures Ltd. Fantasy WIN Shareware game designed to be completed in under an hour. It was often included in collections of Windows 3.x games, along with games like Solitaire, Minesweeper, and Pipe Dreams.
1994 2018 Ancient Domains of Mystery Thomas Biskup Fantasy AMI, BEOS, DOS, LIN, OS2, OSX, WIN
1994 2012 World of Arch I.A. Jääskeläinen Fantasy AMI, WIN
1994 2004 Zangband Topi Ylinen Fantasy CROSS Angband variant based on Roger Zelazny's Amber novels.
1995 Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals (Ancient Cave) Neverland/Natsume Fantasy SNES A roguelike mode in the lategame, that lets you choose teammates and procedurally generates a 100 Floor dungeon.
1995 The Sorcerer's Cave Peter Donnelly/Skookum Fantasy WIN Based on Donnelly's "roguelike" boardgames The Sorcerer's Cave (1978) and Mystic Wood, published by Avalon Hill in 1980.
1995 Alphaman Jeffrey R. Olson Science fiction, post-apocalyptic DOS Features "elaborate use of colors and the extended IBM character set".
1995 2008 Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer Chunsoft Fantasy DS, SNES, iOS, DROID Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
1995 2010 Caverns of Xaskazien Jeff Sinasac Fantasy DOS, WIN
1996 Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren GB Chunsoft Fantasy GB Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
1997 1999 Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon Square Fantasy PS1, WS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
1997 2005 Linley's Dungeon Crawl Linley Henzell Fantasy CROSS
1997 2006 Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack – Extended Magic The Slash'EM development team Fantasy CROSS A variant of NetHack with extra features.
1997 2020 MAngband Keldon Jones, others Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Multiplayer online variant of Angband.
1998 2008 Tales (or Troubles) of Middle Earth DarkGod, others Fantasy CROSS Based on the PernBand variant of Angband, and thus on The Lord of the Rings. The original author no longer maintains it, but a separate maintenance branch repository exists.[8]
1998 1999 Waku Waku Puyo Puyo Dungeon Compile Fantasy PS1, SAT PlayStation version is an enhanced port from the Saturn original with the added subtitle Ketteiban.
1998 1999 Chocobo's Dungeon 2 Square Fantasy PS1 Sequel to Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
1998 2000 Azure Dreams Konami Fantasy GBC, PS1
1999 Master Blaze Nihon Create Fantasy WIN
1999 2001 Torneko: The Last Hope Chunsoft Fantasy GBA, PS1 Sequel to Torneko no Daiboken: Fushigi no Dungeon. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2000 2001 Falcon's Eye Jaakko Peltonen Fantasy CROSS Graphical update to NetHack.
2000 Shiren the Wanderer 2 Chunsoft Fantasy N64 Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2001 2018 Iter Vehemens ad Necem Timo Kiviluoto, others Fantasy DOS, LIN, OSX, WIN
2001 2021 TomeNET C. Blue, Mikael, others Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN In addition to traditional roguelike features, TomeNET has MMORPG features: real-time gameplay, PvE in group, PvP, an economy system (players, shops, and housing), etc.
2001 Shiren the Wanderer GB2 Chunsoft Fantasy GBC Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2002 2013 Doom, the Roguelike Kornel Kisielewicz Futuristic, fantasy CROSS (engine is open source) Based on the Doom series by id Software.
2002 Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren Gaiden: Onna Kenshi Asuka Kenzan Chunsoft Fantasy DC Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2002 2004 Simple 2000 Series Vol. 20: The Dungeon RPG Tamsoft Fantasy, historical PS2 Originally released as part of the Simple 2000 Series. Known outside of Japan as Eternal Quest.
2003 2015 Dragonslayer Walter Pullen Fantasy WIN 3D classic roguelike played in first-person perspective. Implemented in and distributed with the Daedalus maze-generation software.[9]
2003 2011 POWDER Jeff Lait Fantasy DS, GBA, iOS, LIN, OSX, PS3, PSP, Wii, WIN
2004 Kidō Senshi Gundam: Fushigi no Dungeon Chunsoft Futuristic Mobile phone (i-mode) Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2004 TwinBee Dungeon Konami Fantasy Mobile phone Themed by TwinBee Universe. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2004 Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon, The Arika, Chunsoft Fantasy PS2 Sequel to The Blue Crystal Rod for SNES. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2005 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Chunsoft Modern, fantasy DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.[10]
2005 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Chunsoft Modern, fantasy GBA Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2005 2006 Tao's Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal Konami Fantasy DS Semi-sequel to Azure Dreams.
2006 Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja Success Fantasy DS
2006 2020 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Community Fantasy CROSS (open source) Popular fork of Linley's Dungeon Crawl.
2006 2022 Slaves to Armok II: Dwarf Fortress Tarn Adams Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Expansive construction and management simulation game with ASCII graphics and many other tropes of the roguelike genre.
2006 Dragon Quest: Shonen Yangus to Fushigi no Dungeon cavia Fantasy PS2 Spin-off of Dragon Quest VIII. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2007 2017 Caves of Qud Freehold Games Post apocalyptic, science fiction, fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Retrofuturistic, post-apocalyptic science fantasy game heavily inspired by classic SF such as Dune, as well as RPGs such as Gamma World. Features a "procedurally handcrafted" and fully simulated (à la Dwarf Fortress) overworld, as well as static geographical and worldbuilding elements which are uniquely detailed and populated for each run. Can be played in ASCII or with a minimalistic built-in tileset.
2007 Rogue Hearts Dungeon Compile Heart Fantasy PS2
2007 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Chunsoft Modern, fantasy DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2007 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time Chunsoft Modern, fantasy DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2007 2008 Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns Ninja Studio Fantasy DS Sequel to Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja.
2007 2021 PWMAngband PowerWyrm Fantasy WIN, LIN Multiplayer online variant of Angband.
2008 Dramatic Dungeon Sakura Taisen Neverland Fantasy DS
2008 Dungeon of Windaria Compile Heart Fantasy DS
2008 2019 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Square Enix Fantasy Wii, DS, NX, PS4 Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.[11] Originally released for the Wii, it received an enhanced port to the Nintendo DS and later to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.
2008 2010 Shiren the Wanderer Chunsoft Fantasy PSP, Wii Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Third main game in the subseries Shiren the Wanderer.[12]
2009 2018 Brogue Brian Walker Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN
2009 Mines of Morgoth Moongate Software Fantasy WIN Clone with enhanced graphics and sounds based on the Amiga version of Moria.
2009 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Chunsoft Modern, fantasy DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.[13]
2009 Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon Susume! Honō no Bōken-dan Chunsoft Modern, fantasy Wii Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2009 Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon Ikuzo! Arashi no Bōken-dan Chunsoft Modern, fantasy Wii Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2009 Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon Mezase! Hikari no Bōken-dan Chunsoft Modern, fantasy Wii Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2010 100 Rogues Dinofarm Games Fantasy iOS
2010 Smart Kobold Jeff Lait Fantasy WIN, LIN A "seven-day roguelike" that was selected for demonstration at IndieCade, E3 2010. It attempts to implement a high level of artificial intelligence for a single type of enemy.[14]
2010 Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman Nippon Ichi Software Fantasy PSP [15]
2010 Caverns of Xaskazien II Jeff Sinasac Fantasy WIN
2010 2012 Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 4 – Kami no Hitomi to Akuma no Heso Chunsoft Fantasy DS, PSP Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2010 2016 Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Chunsoft Fantasy DS, VITA Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2011 Deadly Dungeons CodeZombie Games Fantasy DROI 3D First-person dungeon crawl with randomly generated floors, items, and creatures. Movement is tile-based[16] and gameplay is similar to Dungeon Hack.
2011 Dungeons of Dredmor Gaslamp Games Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Tile-based movement with rudimentary graphics and a sense of humour.[17]
2011 HyperRogue Zeno Rogue Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN, DROI Tile-based movement on a hyperbolic plane. Focused on movement and zone gimmicks utilizing the unique geometry rather than player levels and inventory management.
2011 Tales of Maj'Eyal Nicolas ‘DarkGod’ Casalini Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Graphical rewrite of the author's earlier Tales of Middle Earth. Turn-based role-playing game based on its own fantasy universe. Players must unlock most classes, story threads are available, and elements have been taken from MMOs to significantly change the combat.
2012 2014 Battlepaths Gamedevel Fantasy X360, WIN, LIN
2012 Dungelot Red Winter Software Fantasy iOS, DROI Originally released on Kongregate. Not released on iOS or Android until 2013.
2012 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Spike Chunsoft Modern, fantasy 3DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2012 2015 Pixel Dungeon Oleg Dolya Fantasy DROI, iOS Top-down, 2D, turn-based, open-source action-strategy roguelike with pixel art graphics, 26 dungeon levels, 4 classes, 5 areas, 5 bosses, and the goal of obtaining the Amulet of Yendor.
2012 2015 Ultima Ratio Regum Mark R Johnson Historical WIN Non-combat-focused roguelike about exploring and deciphering an intellectual conspiracy to rewrite history. Set during the Renaissance/Scientific Revolution.
2012 2023 Cogmind Josh Ge Science fiction WIN Tactical stealth-heavy roguelike in which the player controls a robot able to build and improve itself from thousands of parts found within its environment.
2013 2023 Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead Kevin Granade Post-apocalyptic, survival horror iOS, LIN, OSX, WIN Open-world survival horror roguelike set in a procedurally generated, post-apocalyptic simulation of New England. Mainly focused on survival and combat, with an incredible amount of variety and depth that can be attributed to its open-source community. Turn-based, permadeath, 2D with a few Z-levels, and significant role-playing elements.
2013 Sword of the Stars: The Pit Kerberos Productions Science fiction WIN Turn-based, 2D dungeon crawl RPG based in the Sword of the Stars universe. Players are able to collect equipment, weapons, armor, and ingredients for crafting. 30 levels to explore and death is permanent.
2013 WazHack Warwick "Waz" Allison Fantasy DROI, iOS, LIN, OSX, WIN Turn-based, 2D side-scrolling dungeon crawl RPG. Players are able to collect equipment, weapons, armor, potions, and scrolls while combating enemies and starvation. Fights and levels are random and death is permanent.
2013 The Guided Fate Paradox Nippon Ichi Software Fantasy PS3
2013 Wizards Encounters Alderan gaming Fantasy DROI Turn-based role-playing game based on the Wizards universe.
2013 Hoplite Douglas Cowley Fantasy DROI
2014 2020 DragonFang: Drahn's Mystery Dungeon Toydea Fantasy DROI, iOS, WIN, 3DS (New)
2014 2020 Slash'EM Extended Amy Bluescreenofdeath Fantasy LIN, WIN A variant of Slash'EM, which is itself a variant of NetHack.
2014 2017 Quest of Dungeons Upfall Studios Fantasy DROI, iOS, 3DS, LIN, OSX, WIN, WiiU, PS4, XOne, NX
2014 2017 Golden Krone Hotel Vulgat Fantasy WIN, OSX Turn-based role-playing game with unique day-night mechanics.
2015 Dragon Fin Soup Grimm Bros Fantasy LIN, OSX, PS3, PS4, VITA, WIN
2015 Etrian Mystery Dungeon Chunsoft Fantasy 3DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2015 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Chunsoft Modern, fantasy 3DS Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2015 2016 Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics Chunsoft Fantasy PS4, VITA, WIN Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2016 2017 Rogue Wizards Spellbind Studios Fantasy iOS, OSX, WIN
2017 2019 DragonFangZ: The Rose & Dungeon of Time Toydea Fantasy WIN, OSX, NX, PS4, XOne, 3DS (New)
2017 Sekaiju to Fushigi no Dungeon 2 Chunsoft Fantasy 3DS Sequel to Etrian Mystery Dungeon. Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series. Released only in Japan.
2018 Tangledeep Impact Gameworks Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN, NX
2018 FARA BrianIsCreative Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN A text-based roguelike with sandbox elements.
2018 2021 Rogue Fable III Justin Wang Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN A traditional 2D rogue-like game with a shorter, more tightly focused game length.
2019 Rogue Empire: Dungeon Crawler RPG Portal Entertainment Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Turn-based role-playing game with a card pickup ability system on character progression weighted on ability rarity.
2019 REAL – Roguelike Emoji Adventure Legend Dario Real Fantasy DROI Explore the basements, collect all the items, defeat evil emojis, and discover the adventure legend.
2019 Soulash Wizards of the Code Fantasy WIN Roguelike about being a forgotten god set on destroying the world.
2019 Bounty Hunter Space Lizard Stay Inside Games Science fiction DROI, iOS Turn-based strategy game focused on tactical movement around small (single-screen) maps.
2019 Jupiter Hell ChaosForge Science fiction LIN, OSX, WIN 3D turn-based sci-fi roguelike, and the spiritual sequel to DoomRL.
2019 2021 Tangaria Tangar Igroglaz Fantasy WIN, LIN Multiplayer online variant of Angband with advanced graphical tileset and 57 fantasy races; combines the complexity of roguelike genre and social features of MMORPG: group PvE, PvP (on demand), housing, trading, anti-cheating mechanics and advanced real-time gameplay – game become semi turn-based when your character is injured.
2020 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Chunsoft Modern, fantasy NX Part of Chunsoft's Mystery Dungeon series.
2020 Dawn of the Mexica Pablo Barron History, fantasy LIN, WIN Turn-based, 2D dungeon crawl. Procedural generation and permadeath. Based on legends of the historic Mexica people.
2021 Baalzebub Oshikuru.com Fantasy, Infernal DROI, iOS, WIN, OSX, LIN Turn-based infernal dungeon crawl. Procedural level generation, permadeath, inventory. The main goal is to escape from Hell by navigating through 14 randomly generated levels.
2022 2024 Overworld Red Asteroid Games Fantasy DROI, LIN, OSX, WIN Turn-based 2D RPG. Procedural level generation, permadeath, dungeon crawl elements. Streamlined UX for mobile devices, 10 minute coffee break roguelike.
2023 Full Gear Dieuwt Fantasy WIN Turn-based, 2D, story-driven dungeon crawl, procedural generation, perma-death (with optional progression). Roguelike about an engineer in a steampunk dungeon using Drones, Gadgets, and Cogwheels to survive.
2023 Dungeons of Shadow Imps Piotr Raczek Fantasy WIN, LIN Turn-based, easy gui, morialiked. Find it on github.

Hybrid roguelikes[edit]

These are games that feature elements of roguelike games but not necessarily all of the features as defined by the Berlin Interpretation. Terms like "hybrid roguelike", "roguelike-like", "rogue-lite", and "procedural death labyrinth" are used to distinguish them from traditional roguelike games. In most cases, hybrids feature common elements like procedural level generation, randomized item and adversary placement, and permadeath.

First Last Title Developer Setting Platform Notes
1982 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain Mattel Electronics Fantasy INT
1987 Tower of Doom INTV Corporation Fantasy INT
1991 ToeJam & Earl Johnson Voorsanger Productions Surrealistic, urban, science fiction GEN 2D top-down real-time exploration of a world made of randomly generated floors. Features randomized items and permanent death (although it has multiple lives).
1996 Diablo Blizzard North Fantasy WIN, MAC, PS1 Action role-playing hack and slash.
1998 2008 Baroque Sting Fantasy PS1, PS2, SAT, Wii
1998 Sorvice Altron Fantasy SAT
2000 2001 Dark Cloud Level-5 Fantasy PS2, PS4 Also included a city-building aspect, making it not purely a roguelike, though dungeons did include a roguelike engine.
2001 2011 Lost Labyrinth Lost Labyrinth Fantasy WIN, LIN Features graphics and sound; plays to its conclusion in 10–40 minutes.
2002 2003 Dark Chronicle/Dark Cloud 2 Level-5 Fantasy PS2, PS4 Much like its predecessor, Dark Cloud, it wasn't a pure roguelike, including world-building aspects, though dungeons remained roguelike.
2002 2020 Strange Adventures In Infinite Space Rich Carlson, Iikka Keränen Space science fiction WIN, MAC, LIN, PALM, PPC Random universe generation; turn-based starmap exploration; pausable real time combat. Full graphics, sound and music; plays to completion in 20 minutes or less.
2005 2021 Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space Rich Carlson, Iikka Keränen Space science fiction WIN, MAC, LIN, iOS, DROI Random universe generation; turn-based starmap exploration; pausable real time combat. Full graphics (OpenGL), sound and music; sequel to Strange Adventures in Infinite Space; plays to its conclusion in less than 30 minutes.
2009 2012 Spelunky Derek Yu, Andy Hull Fantasy WIN, XBLA 2D action-adventure platformer without save points that has four increasingly difficult areas with exclusive features that are divided into multiple randomly generated levels. Each level might contain access to area-specific secret areas.
2011 The Binding of Isaac Edmund McMillen, Florian Himsl Surrealistic, horror 3DS, WIN, LIN, OSX, NX 2D Dungeon exploration Top-down shooter without save points inspired by The Legend of Zelda, but with semi-randomly accessed floors with exclusive features that have randomly generated rooms of various types potentially including random items.
2012 FTL: Faster Than Light Subset Games Space science fiction WIN, LIN, OSX, iOS 2D real-time strategy styled after space travel. Players move from system to system avoiding a trailing horde of enemies as they participate in side-quests, with the ultimate goal of entering the last area.
2013 Don't Starve Klei Entertainment Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, NX 2D action-adventure. Players are able to harvest plants, build traps to catch animals and craft items. Fights and levels are random and death is permanent.[18]
2013 Rogue Legacy Cellar Door Games Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, PS3, PS4, VITA, XOne, NX 2D side-scrolling platformer, action-adventure. Players are able to collect gold, food and potions while combating enemies. Fights are random. Each character has its own unique abilities. Characters level up and change every time player dies.
2013 Risk of Rain Hopoo Games Science fiction WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, VITA, NX, XOne 2D side-scrolling action platformer; a single play through goes through six levels that are randomly selected from pre-generated layouts but with randomized object placement, and the game's difficulty increases based on how long the player remains alive.
2013 Not the Robots 2DArray Science fiction WIN
2013 2015 TowerClimb Davioware & Quazi Fantasy WIN An unforgiving procedurally generated platformer, in which players must climb/jump/fly and swim up through increasingly difficult levels. The game is divided into multiple sections each with their own unique theme and challenges.[19][20]
2013 99 Levels to Hell ZaxisGames Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN 2D side-scrolling action game[21]
2013 Delver Priority Interrupt Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, DROI Randomly generated first person roguelike.
2014 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Nicalis Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, VITA, WIIU, XOne, 3DS (New), NX An expanded remake of The Binding of Isaac
2014 Tower of Guns Terrible Posture Games Science fiction WIN, OSX, LIN Single player FPS with randomly generated levels.[22]
2014 Crypt of the Necrodancer Brace Yourself Games Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, XOne, NX Dungeon exploration combined with a rhythm game beat matching mechanic.
2014 Invisible, Inc. Klei Entertainment Espionage WIN, OSX, LIN, NX A tactical turn-based strategy RPG with a focus on stealth. The player must maneuver agents through several procedurally generated levels in a limited amount of in-game time.
2014 TinyKeep Phigames Fantasy WIN TinyKeep, a top-down procedurally generated dungeon escape game with permadeath. Master the frantic physics-based combat, lure enemies into traps or make them fight each other for dominance. [promotion?]
2014 Dungeon of the Endless Amplitude Studios Science fiction WIN, OSX, NX A hybrid roguelike / tower defense game, where the player must guide heroes through randomly generated, under-powered facilities to move a crystal across the map.
2014 Road Not Taken Spry Fox Fantasy WIN, OSX, PS4, iOS, DROI A puzzle-roguelike hybrid, where the player must work out the functions of items to solve puzzles and rescue characters from random generated levels.
2015 Nuclear Throne Vlambeer Post-apocalyptic WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, VITA, NX A top-down shoot-'em-up. The player collects weapons and battles through enemies in an attempt to reach the fabled Nuclear Throne.
2015 Hand of Fate Defiant Development Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, VITA, XOne, NX A collectible-card game-based rogue-like, where the game's dungeons and encounters are drawn from a customized deck of cards, while combat takes place in an action/fighter-based mini-game.
2015 Captain Forever Remix Pixelsaurus Games Science fiction WIN Multidirectional shooter, where the player builds up a spaceship from modules of defeated enemies.
2015 Runestone Keeper Blackfire Games Fantasy WIN, OSX, iOS, DROI, NX Procedurally generated, top-down tile-based game.
2015 Skyshine's Bedlam Skyshine Games Post-apocalyptic WIN A strategic rogue-like game with tactical combat set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
2015 2016 Infinite Space III: Sea of Stars Rich Carlson, Iikka Keränen Space science fiction LIN, OSX, WIN Random universe generation; turn-based starmap exploration; pausable real time combat. 3D graphics, full sound and music; sequel to Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space; plays to completion in 20–45 minutes.
2016 Darkest Dungeon Red Hook Studios Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, XOne, NX, VITA A gothic, role-playing, dungeon-crawl-based game centered around having the player make tough decisions in dire situation, goaded into their decisions with difficult enemies, limited resources, and managing sanity and personality quirks.
2016 Enter the Gungeon Dodge Roll Science fiction WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, NX, XOne A randomized-dungeon exploration game featuring top-down-based bullet hell combat.
2016 FORCED Showdown BetaDwarf Fantasy, science fiction WIN, OSX, LIN A 3D randomized-arena game with top-down-based bullet hell action-brawler combat and collectible card role-playing elements.
2016 Pixel Cave Megabyte Fantasy iOS, DROI, WIN, MAC Random dungeons, bosses, inventory with random generated properties. Realtime exploration and battles.
2017 Dragon's Lunch Abbot Computing Ltd Fantasy WIN, LIN, OSX Traditional 12 level dungeon explorer with roguelike combat system, traps, npcs, procedurally generated levelsbut runs in real time.
2017 Dead Cells Motion Twin Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN, PS4, XOne, NX, DROI rogue-lite, metroidvania action-platformer; no checkpoints, permanent upgrade system
2017 Heat Signature Suspicious Developments Science fiction WIN "break into spaceships, make terrible mistakes, and think of clever ways out of them. You take a mission, fly to the target ship, sneak inside, and make clever use of your gadgets"
2018 Heroes of Hammerwatch Crackshell Fantasy WIN, LIN, NX, PS4, XOne A single or multiplayer rogue-lite action-adventure game. It has procedurally generated levels, a city that you can upgrade, a fountain which enables you to have buffs and debuffs to have on a run, item and monster attunement, and permadeath for mercenary characters.
2018 KeeperRL Michal Brzozowski Fantasy WIN, LIN, MAC "a turn based dungeon building game that can be played both as rogue-like and realtime strategy"
2018 Lost Labyrinth DX Johan Jansen Fantasy WIN, OSX, LIN Features graphics and sound; plays to its conclusion in 10–40 minutes. (Enhanced edition remake of Lost Labyrinth)"
2018 Aura of Worlds Cognitive Forge Fantasy WIN 2D roguelike platformer with procedural levels. The game emphasises multitasking between different abilities (such as grappling ropes, reflective shields etc.) as well as manipulating the environment and enemies to the player's advantage.

World shortcuts and additional starting equipment options become available as the game progresses. [23] [24]

2018 A Legionary's Life Alessandro Roberti Historical WIN The player character is a Roman soldier in the years of the Second Punic War. Roguelike elements include permadeath as well as randomized enemies, items and small maps used for foraging missions.
2018 Below Capybara Games Action adventure XOne, WIN An action-adventure game viewed from a top-down perspective. The player-character is a "tiny warrior exploring the depths of a remote island". The game is about exploration, though that goal is contingent upon the character's survival.
2019 Emberlight Quarter Onion Games Adventure WIN, MAC, LIN Emberlight is a turn-based strategy roguelite dungeon crawler, set in a world where the Gods have given you a great gift – and a great curse.
2019 Dicey Dungeons Terry Cavanagh Fantasy WIN, MAC, LIN, NX A simple turn-based dungeon crawler where the player and enemies fight by using six-sided dice on equipment to perform actions.
2019 Noita Nolla Games Fantasy WIN An action-adventure game where the player character is a witch who creates and casts spells in a world where every pixel is physically simulated.[25][26][27]
2020 Griftlands Klei Entertainment Fantasy, science fiction WIN, MAC, NX Griftlands is a turn-based, deck-building game with multiple paths to a single objective. It features permanent death and each death counts as a run. The further a player progresses in a single run, the more points they earn and the faster they unlock improvements that can be utilized to make reaching the objective more attainable.[28]
2020 Risk of Rain 2 Hopoo Games Science Fiction WIN, PS4, XOne, NX Risk of Rain 2 is like Risk of Rain, except it is in 3D.[29]
2020 Hades (video game) Supergiant Games Fantasy WIN, NX Hades is a rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth.[30]
2020 Arboria Dreamplant Fantasy, action adventure WIN Arboria is a 3D dark fantasy rogue-lite in which, as a Yotun warrior, you descend into the procedurally generated dungeons of Durnar. A range of Symbiotic Weapons and Bio-Mutations makes you stronger.[31]
2020 Rogue Party Nations Software Fantasy iOS, DROI Rogue Party is a tactical roguelike that allows players to explore in Solo mode, Duo Mode (2 characters) or Party Mode (up to 4 characters). An open-ended multiclassing system adds to replayability. Conforms to all elements of the Berlin Interpretation except the need to identify items.
2020 Rakaza Dungeon Kotic Games Fantasy, action adventure IOS, Android Rakaza Dungeon is a tactical roguelike about saving the princess Milasa II from Razaka devil king after an aghast war between the royal army and dark division. You have to dive into tower and dungeons to find out the truth about Rakaza and why he invades Queena Kingdom.
2020 BPM: Bullets Per Minute Awe Interactive Fantasy WIN A rhythm-based FPS with rogue-lite elements taking place in series of tile-based procedurally generated dungeons with Norse myth embedded in dungeon, enemy and character design.[32][33]
2021 Returnal Housemarque Interactive Science-fiction, third person shooter PS5, PC Returnal is a third-person shooter video game featuring roguelike elements and falling under the psychological horror genre. In a futuristic science fiction setting, the player controls Selene Vassos (Jane Perry), a space pilot, equipped with a suit and armed with high-tech weapons, who is stranded on the alien planet Atropos and stuck in a time loop.
2024 Splatoon 3: Side Order Nintendo EPD Science Fiction An expansion to Splatoon 3.
2024 Hades II Supergiant Games Fantasy Sequel to Hades


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