The Best Rogue-like RPG Games

Update : Hades II added at rank #42.
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Loop Hero (2021)

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PC Windows IOS iPhone Android Xbox Series X Xbox One Nintendo Switch Linux Mac OS

Loop Hero is a rogue-like adventure RPG strategy card game featuring a top-down deck & dungeon-building auto-battler with resource and settlement management systems. The player must traverse an ever-looping route to defeat rivals and build the world around them while managing their resources, equipment and buffs.


What we like:
  • Easy to understand mechanics
  • Aesthetically minimalistic package
  • Procedurally generated path
  • On-the-fly item management
  • Resource management systems
  • 8 bit 80's goth flair soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Dusty blue & orange colour palette may not be to everyone's taste
  • 40% resource tax when leaving the loop
  • 30% of resources lost when dying

  • card
  • rogue-like
  • tile
  • boss
  • rpg
  • deckbuilder
  • battle
  • pixel
  • strategy
  • endless
  • vampire

2

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story (2023)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox Series X/s PC Windows Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X

Join the rebellion in The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story! As Sylas, a spell-stealing mage, you'll liberate your homeland, command powerful magic, and uncover secrets of the past. With fast-paced action, intriguing story, and stunning visuals, you'll be immersed in a world of strategic combat and political intrigue. Whether you're a League of Legends fan or a newcomer, this game will captivate you!


What we like:
  • Captivating universe and story
  • Engaging and strategic combat
  • Variety of spells to steal and use
  • Beautiful pixel art style
  • Fun boss fights
What could be improved:
  • Game length is short
  • Environments can feel repetitive

  • rpg
  • pixel
  • combat
  • action
  • rogue-like
  • top-down
  • moba
  • battle
  • hack-and-slash
  • boss-fight
  • boss
  • story
  • fight
  • 2d
  • magic

3

Everspace 2 (2021)

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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5

Dive into the vast cosmos with EVERSPACE 2, a thrilling space shooter game. Uncover secrets, solve puzzles, and shape your legacy in a captivating sci-fi story. Equip your ship with a wide array of weapons, meet allies, and engage in high-octane challenges. Experience the rush of exploration and the thrill of battles in the limitless expanse of space.


What we like:
  • Stunning graphics
  • Responsive controls
  • Rich exploration opportunities
  • Diverse weaponry and abilities
  • Robust crafting system
What could be improved:
  • Linear story progression
  • Repetitive gameplay
  • Limited variation in ships and enemies
  • Some performance issues

  • rogue-like
  • shooter
  • space
  • rpg
  • fight
  • crafting
  • combat
  • flight
  • simulation
  • open-world
  • arcade
  • sci-fi
  • exploration
  • loot
  • narrative

4

Fantasy Dungeon (2024)

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PC Windows

Crawl your way through 20 fantasy dungeons. Create and fully customize your hero as a fighter, mage or archer. Fight your way through dungeon after dungeon against over 50 enemies in 12 different themes.

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  • rogue-like
  • dungeon
  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • fantasy
  • procedural
  • action
  • randomly-generated
  • character
  • magic
  • hack-and-slash
  • customization
  • card
  • dark
  • turn-based

5

For The King (2018)

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Xbox One Linux Mac OS PC Windows Xbox 360

For the King is a strategic RPG that blends table-top and roguelike elements into an exciting adventure across realms. Explore, loot, and battle your way through colorful and vibrant landscapes in this easily accessible game. With four starter character classes to choose from and plenty of lore store unlockables, you'll have plenty of customization options when building your party. Enjoy a medieval soundtrack as you play in solo mode or team up with friends online to take on dungeons and special events.


What we like:
  • Easily accessible and fun to play
  • Vibrant art design
  • Wide variety of customization options
  • Medieval soundtrack
  • Multiple game modes
What could be improved:
  • Small number of customization options at the start

  • tabletop
  • rpg
  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • cooperative
  • dungeon
  • hex

6

Little Noah: Scion of Paradise (2022)

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PC Windows Xbox One

Join the genius alchemist Noah and her cat companion Zipper as they explore ancient ruins to uncover the secrets hidden within! Create unique teams and combos from 40+ recruitable allies in this casual but compelling game!


  • rogue-like
  • japanese
  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • collectathon
  • metroidvania
  • souls
  • jrpg
  • pve
  • steampunk
  • dungeon

7

Darkest DungeonA (2016)

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PC Windows Mac OS Linux Playstation 4 vita IOS iPhone Nintendo Switch Xbox One

Darkest Dungeon is a challenging gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train, and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?

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  • dungeon
  • turn-based
  • rogue-like
  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • gothic
  • battle
  • fight
  • psychological
  • narration

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Darkest Dungeon II (2023)

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PC Windows

Darkest Dungeon II is a dark and thrilling roguelite that will challenge your patience and determination. Assemble a party of heroes and embark on a dangerous mission to save the world from an eldritch force. The complex mechanics and challenging gameplay offer a rewarding experience with tons of replayability. With top-notch artwork, audio, and voice acting, this game is not for the faint of heart, but an excellent choice for those seeking a challenging adventure.

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What we like:
  • Offers tons of replayability
  • Complex mechanics offer a rewarding experience
  • Top-notch artwork, audio, and voice acting
  • Rewards creativity
  • Challenging but satisfying combat system
What could be improved:
  • Can be overwhelming
  • Dark and gruesome tone
  • Relies heavily on luck
  • Carriage steers poorly
  • Not enough enemy variety

  • turn-based
  • rogue-like
  • rpg
  • dungeon-crawler
  • gothic
  • lovecraftian
  • dungeon
  • combat
  • dark
  • tactical
  • strategy
  • perma-death
  • boss
  • procedural
  • hand-drawn

9

Star Renegades (2020)

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PC Windows Playstation 4 Nintendo Switch

Star Renegades is a tactical RPG roguelite that takes place during an interplanetary rebellion against an overwhelming force known as the Imperium. You must lead a squad of rebels, fight AI-driven robots and collect data/occupy bases to help your cause. With 13 hero classes, all with distinctive powers and abilities, you must keep an eye out for chests while surveying the territory and unlocking, trading and upgrading your rebels with a plethora of gear, loot and weapons. Enjoy breathtaking visuals while engaging in a reactive battle system that emphasizes interrupts and counters!


What we like:
  • Reactive battling system
  • Multiple generations of characters
  • 13 hero classes with distinctive powers
  • High health & shields
  • 50 handcrafted maps over three diverse planets
  • Procedurally generated missions & level layouts
  • Unique 2DX art style
What could be improved:
  • Challenging game play not for everyone
  • Countdown clock during mission
  • Unable to explore whole map due to collapsing bridges & obstacles

  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • rpg
  • japanese
  • tactical
  • pixel
  • battle
  • sci-fi
  • jrpg
  • combat
  • card
  • strategy
  • boss

10

Echoes (2023)

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wii PC Windows Mac OS gamecube

Fears are not always just rustles in the dark. And death is not always a bad ending.


  • rogue-like
  • traditional
  • visual-novel
  • 2d
  • fiction
  • psychedelic
  • interactive
  • bullet-hell
  • rpg
  • space
  • hand-drawn
  • casual
  • dungeon
  • atmospheric

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