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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. Darkwood is a roguelike, survival horror set in ominous, randomly generated woods.


  2. Streets of Rogue is a rogue-lite about player choice, freedom, and anarchic fun. The game takes inspiration from fast-paced top-down rogue-lites like Binding of Isaac and Nuclear Throne, and adds free-form, experimentation-driven, emergent gameplay elements of RPGs like Deus Ex.
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    Rogue is a 1980 computer role-playing game created by Michael Toy, Glenn Wichman, and Ken Arnold.
  3. Descend into the depths of the dungeon until you reach the foul daemon known as "He who the author cannot spell consistently", or, Baezl'bub.
  4. Indulge Lady Tallowmere and see how far through her lovingly violent dungeons you can delve in this 2D indie action roguelike-inspired platformer.
  5. Angband is a free, single-player dungeon exploration game. You play an adventurer seeking riches, fighting monsters, and preparing for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness.
  6. Unleashed Pixel Dungeon is a game based on the open-source Shattered Pixel Dungeon, with scores of enhancements.
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    Explore the dark and foreboding waters of Fallen London as captain of a steamship. Sunless Sea is an epic, roguelike game of discovery set in the Victorian Gothic universe of Fallen London and played from a real-time, top-down perspective.
  7. Dungeon of the Endless is a Rogue-Like Dungeon-Defense game, in which the player and their team of heroes must protect the generator of their crashed ship while exploring an ever-expanding dungeon, all while facing waves of monsters and special events as they try to find their...
  8. Pathos is a roguelike adventure game based on the rule set from Nethack. Choose from 13 classes and journey deep into the dungeon. Descend to hell to defeat your nemesis before escaping the dungeon with all the loot you can carry!
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    Rogue Castle is a roguelike platformer with fast paced action.
  9. Conquer the forces of Death in A Wizard’s Lizard, an action RPG with changing dungeons, filled with valuable treasure and powerful items, while battling back the hordes of evil.
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    rot.js was designed to provide help with traditional chores of roguelike programming. It does not use or depend on any other JS framework or library. It is an Open Source Software released under the BSD License.
  10. Hack, Slash, Loot is a single-player turn-based dungeon crawler. Take control of a lone hero and explore sprawling dungeons, fight dangerous monsters, and most importantly, plunder valuable treasures.