The Best Rogue-like RPG Games for Mac OS

Update : eaea added at rank #11.
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Loop Hero (2021)

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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

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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

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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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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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World of Horror (2023)

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Mac OS l PC Windows Nintendo Switch Playstation 4 Playstation 5

In WORLD OF HORROR you play as one of five unique characters on a mission to save the town of Shiokawa, Japan from Old Gods and monstrosities. The game draws inspiration from horror legends Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft, and with over 10 randomized mysteries and turn-based combat, this cosmic horror RPG will put your bravery to the ultimate test.


What we like:
  • Interactive Junji-Ito inspired mystery stories
  • Great aesthetic and music
  • Fun and replayable with multiple endings per investigation
  • Plenty of investigations
  • Meshes various nostalgic and pop culture elements into a text-based RPG
What could be improved:
  • Lack of depth and character in the writing
  • Occasional terrible sound design
  • Can become a tedious chore after a while

  • horror
  • rogue-like
  • turn-based
  • mystery
  • rpg

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Betrayal At Club Low (2022)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows

Betrayal at Club Low is an innovative point n' click adventure game set in a groovy world full of sentient buildings and people who talk through music. Problem-solving takes the form of dice battles, which you must use your seven skills - cooking, deception, music, observation, physique, wisdom and wit - to overcome your foes. The key is to stack the odds in your favor by using money to upgrade each side of a skill dice from 1 through to 6. Additionally you can add pizzas toppings with 'pizza dice' for bonus effects!

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What we like:
  • Unique gameplay style
  • Dice battles with mood modifiers
  • Pizza dice with bonus effects
  • Aesthetic absurdity
  • Fun soundtrack
What could be improved:
  • Short playtime
  • Some parts can be difficult without upgrades or pizza bonuses

  • dice
  • choices
  • rogue-like
  • cooking
  • tabletop
  • dynamic
  • noir
  • surreal
  • lore
  • point-and-click
  • conversation
  • character
  • rpg
  • multiple-endings
  • third-person

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Pixel Dungeon (2015)

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Linux Mac OS PC Windows java platform Windows Phone / Windows 10 Mobile IOS iPhone Android

Pixel Dungeon is a randomly-generated roguelike game where you can explore dungeons and search for fortune and fame. Choose to play as one of four classes - Warrior, Mage, Rogue or Huntress - and take on an adventure full of monsters, loot and secret doors. Enjoy a smooth experience with 16-bit art style and whimsical use of titles for scrolls that give hints about their effects.


What we like:
  • Randomly-generated dungeon adventures
  • 16-bit art style
  • Whimsical use of titles for scrolls hinting at effects
  • Clean & responsive design
  • No IAPs or ads
What could be improved:
  • No groundbreaking innovations
  • Some levels may require specific items to progress

  • rogue-like
  • luck
  • pixel
  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • tile
  • difficult
  • open-source

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Barony (2015)

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Barony is the premier first-person roguelike with cooperative play! Adventure alone, or gather a party with iconic and unusual RPG classes to face off against the brutal dungeons. Test your resourcefulness, wits, and friendships, on your quest to lift the evil lich's curse!


  • cooperative
  • rogue-like
  • campaign
  • dungeon-crawler
  • rpg
  • local
  • immersive
  • voxel
  • split-screen
  • 4-player
  • moddable
  • first-person
  • dungeon

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Tales of Yore (2022)

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early access Linux Mac OS PC Windows IOS iPhone Android

Tales of Yore is a fantasy roguelike video game where you can chat with other players and explore dungeons. You can play it on your PC, in the browser or on your phone. It's a great way to pass the time, with real-time combat and multiple levels to explore.

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What we like:
  • Real-time combat
  • Multiple levels to explore
  • Multiplayer aspect
  • Chat with other players
What could be improved:
  • Hard difficulty level
  • No save feature when you die
  • Need lots of money to buy gear

  • rogue-like
  • rpg
  • fishing
  • mmo
  • multiplayer
  • character
  • loot
  • old-school
  • choices
  • customization
  • family-friendly

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Black Book (2021)

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In Black Book, you take on the role of a witch named Vasilisa in her quest to revive her lost soulmate by finding the Black Book, an ancient, powerful text. The game features a unique, card-based combat system and a rich storyline inspired by Russian folklore. You'll face challenges, help townsfolk, and battle demons, all while navigating the cultural and historical elements of 1800s Russia.


What we like:
  • Immersive storyline
  • Unique card-based combat system
  • Rich cultural references
  • High-quality artwork
  • Engaging side quests
What could be improved:
  • Lack of tutorials
  • Tricky combat mechanics
  • Occasionally poor character designs
  • And some issues with auto-run feature

  • card
  • deckbuilder
  • turn-based
  • mythology
  • demons
  • rpg
  • rogue-like
  • fantasy
  • battle

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