50 Best Rogue-like games for Linux

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The best 50 Rogue-like games for Linux daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Dicey Dungeons released the 13 August 2019 and ranked #10, Dead Cells released the 6 August 2018 and ranked #5, Wizard of Legend released the 15 May 2018 and ranked #9.

1# Rogue Legacy - 2013

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You control a family of characters one at a time, and when your character dies, you choose who his or her successor is, whether it is a barbarian son of yours who has OCD, your daughter who became a ninja even though she can't see well, an assassin who is fighting for the gays, or a miner who wants to collect gold! Traits are randomized each time upon death, leading to multiple playthroughs with 35 traits, each character will be unique.

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2# Desktop Dungeons - 2015

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FREE GAME UPDATE! Desktop Dungeons: Enhanced Edition. More ways to die horribly in 10 minutes or less. The award winning quick-play puzzle roguelike is now packed with new content, new classes and a new way to play: Compete against your friends in the seeded Daily Dungeon!

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3# The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - 2017

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The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaac’s form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety.

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5# Dead Cells - 2018

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Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat. No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.

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6# Enter the Gungeon - 2016

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Enter the Gungeon is a bullet hell dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

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7# For The King - 2017

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For The King is a strategic RPG that blends tabletop and roguelike elements in a challenging adventure that spans the realms. Set off on a single player experience or play cooperatively both online and locally. INTO THE DEEP ADVENTURE, NOW AVAILABLE FOR FREE!

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8# EVERSPACE - 2017

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EVERSPACE is an action-focused single-player space shooter, combining roguelike elements with top-notch visuals and a captivating story. Your skills, experience, and talent for improvisation will be tested continuously as you piece together the puzzle of your existence through encounters with interesting characters, each having their own unique part of the story to tell. * Single-player roguelike space shooter with persistent progression * Captivating fully voice-acted story featuring interesting and thoughtfully designed characters * Three unique player ships, each with different capabilities and starting gear to choose from * In-depth crafting and damage system * Dynamic, functional cockpit displays for all player ships

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11# Tallowmere - 2015

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Indulge Lady Tallowmere and see how far through her lovingly violent dungeons you can delve in this 2D indie action roguelike-inspired platformer. New rooms are procedurally generated every time you play. How far can you make it?

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12# Crypt of the NecroDancer - 2014

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Crypt of the NecroDancer is an award winning hardcore roguelike rhythm game. Move to the music and deliver beatdowns to the beat! Groove to the epic Danny Baranowsky soundtrack, or select songs from your own MP3 collection!

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13# Moonlighter - 2018

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People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches. Run Your Own Shop Fight With Style Restore the Village Craft and Enchant Get the Loot Explore various dungeons

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14# Immortal Redneck - 2017

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"Lost. Furious. Immortal! When a redneck awakes bandaged in the Ancient Egypt with the only company of his most beloved weapons… The bloodbath starts! Use a ton of different weapons to kill bizarre enemies (from blue dinosaurs to flying skulls) and finish off some of the biggest bosses you’ve ever seen!! Unleash the power of the Gods! Receive the blessing of Apis, Sekhmet and more: each one will give you its own weapons and abilities. Also, you can get new skills in the scrolls that you’ll find in the dungeons… And buy new ones in the skill tree! Each time you play, the game will be DIFFERENT! Procedural dungeons filled with bad monsters wait for you to enter and discover the secrets of the Ancient Pyramids of Egypt. Blood, bullets, evil monsters, big bosses and a ton of fun: Take your gun and let the craziness begin!"

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15# Steredenn - 2015

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Steredenn is a frenetic and chaotic space shooter, carved in big beautiful pixels, with insane boss battles. Embark in your ship and engage the fight against dreadful space pirates in a never-ending combat for your survival. Enjoy the infinite replayability of the game with its unforgiving gameplay, intense boss fights, (almost) randomly generated environments, twisted space events and a surprisingly large arsenal of weapons.

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16# Nuclear Throne - 2015

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Nuclear Throne is an action roguelike-like by Vlambeer about mutants fighting their way through a post-apocalyptic world. The radioactive waste in the world allows mutants to get ahead by mutating new limbs on the fly, the abundant availability of powerful weaponry make the quest to become ruler of the Wasteland one fraught with peril.

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17# Asura - 2017

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"Asura is an indie top-down hack 'n' slash game based on a fantasy setting inspired by Indian mythology. It features heavy rogue-like elements and a procedural skill tree which changes on every play through. Take on the roll as the demon incarnate and obliterate your way through the randomly generated fortress of the Daeva empire. Equip weapons from a wide variety of arsenal and carefully craft your character using the ever changing skill tree. The game can be brutal but is always fair. Can you rise from the ashes? Can you defeat the Daeva empire?"

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18# Darkest DungeonA - 2016

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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, famine, disease, and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?

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19# Monolith - 2017

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Monolith is a top down action shooter with procedurally generated elements. Explore a large, abandoned facility in search of incredible power, fighting dangerous foes and gaining new weapons and upgrades as you progress.

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20# Flinthook - 2017

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Flinthook is a fast action-platformer with “roguelike” elements. Become space’s greatest pirate with your hookshot, pistol and slowmo powers!

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21# NeuroVoider - 2016

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NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG set in a cyber futuristic world about brains shooting around evil robots with nuclear rocket launchers. Battle through the horde of vigilant robots, boost your character with the smoking remains of your victims, and defeat the master NeuroVoider to end this eternal war. Play it coop with up to 4 friends, or go alone in an adventure of hack'n'slash rampage, with a pinch of rogue-lite, and some permadeath.

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22# Sundered - 2017

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"Sundered is a horrifying fight for survival and sanity, a hand­drawn epic from the ​creators of ​Jotun. You play Eshe, a wanderer in a ruined world, trapped in ever­changing caverns teeming with eldritch horrors. Harness the power of corrupted relics to defeat gigantic bosses, at the cost of your humanity."

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23# The Enchanted Cave 2 - 2015

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Strategically choosing your battles, building your character, enchanting your equipment and knowing when to escape the cave are crucial to succeed. - A beautiful soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope - Museum for the hardcore collectors - New Game+ mode to infinity * 512 MB memory or higher recommended (most devices after ~2010) * Not compatible with Android M preview

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25# Sublevel Zero Redux - 2017

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Sublevel Zero - Redux is a first-person roguelike six-degree-of-freedom shooter set in a universe where reality is falling apart. Take control of a lone gunship pilot whose mission is to loot and craft ancient technology. Descend into a vast underground facility, fighting through procedurally generated zero gravity environments to recover the technology you and your clan need to survive.

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