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Roguelike Games

Procedurally generated worlds that bring virtually limitless amounts of content to players, along with dungeon crawling and permanent death, are staples of the roguelike genre. Though the genre is decades old, it has recently seen a resurgence due to the proliferation of indie development. Games such as Dwarf Fortress and Pixel Dungeon are examples of this modern revival of the genre.

  1. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is a roguelike set in a post-apocalyptic world. Surviving is difficult: you have been thrown, ill-equipped, into a landscape now riddled with monstrosities of which flesh eating zombies are neither the strangest nor the deadliest.
  2. Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a Roguelike RPG, with pixel art graphics and lots of variety and replayability. Every game is unique, with four different playable characters, randomized levels and enemies, and over 150 items to collect and use.


  3. Pixel Dungeon is a traditional roguelike game with pixel-art graphics and simple interface. Explore the depths of Pixel Dungeon, collect useful items, fight fierce monsters to find Amulet of Yendor (surprise!) - the ultimate artifact of this game world.
  4. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is an open-source, single-player, role-playing roguelike game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest to rescue the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
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    NetHack is a single player dungeon exploration game that runs on a wide variety of computer systems, with a variety of graphical and text interfaces all using the same game engine.
  5. Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring.
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  6. Brogue is a Roguelike game for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux by Brian Walker.
  7. Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM for short) is a roguelike game which means that it is a single-user game featuring the exploration of a dungeon complex (and in the case of ADOM a few other games of this genre: the exploration of a large wilderness area with villages and many...
  8. Nuclear Throne is an action roguelike-like about mutants that spend their workdays trying to fight for the throne in a post-apocalyptic world.
  9. Desktop Dungeons is a quick-play roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving.
  10. The Dungeons of Dredmor await. Are you ready for them? Key features: - Classic Roguelike gameplay with the sweet, refreshing taste of point-and-click interfaces. No longer must you press CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-x to drink a potion.
  11. Tales of Maj'Eyal (ToME) is an open-source, single-player, tactical role-playing roguelike and action game set in the world of Eyal.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    A roguelike game heavily inspired by DOOM.
  12. Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world.
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