What are the best roguelike games on PC?

  1. #1
    SM
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Saúl Meléndez
    "This game has a strange plot. Isaac's mother is a deranged individual who hears voices of higher powers and threatens to sacrifice him to the gods. Fearing this, Isaac hides in his basement. While in the basement, he goes on an adventure where he runs into even more deranged enemies and kills them along the way. He also discovers a world of treasures which give him supernatural ability to kill his enemies and eventually make his way to safety."
  2. #2
    VQ
    Written on January 7, 2017
    Victoria Quintana
    "I was on the look out for a rogue like game for pc to gift my brother. I then found rogue legacy and looked into it. I decided to get it for him. After a while he called me up was absolutely ecstatic about it. Saying it was one of the best rogue like games he has played. And how the great the gameplay was."
  3. #3
    EG
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Emma Gordon
    "A fun little game that helps you increase your skills as you go along. Fun, colorful characters in an underground setting that helps you get lost in the game! So many levels that make it a unique experience every time you want to play!"
  1. #4
    KD
    Written on September 14, 2017
    Kevin Davis
    "Darkest Dungeon has won numerous awards and it is certainly worth of them. This turn-based, RPG strategy game breaks the mold of the stale genre and has some of the best art styles to go with it."
  2. #5
    GS
    Written on March 5, 2017
    Gerald Spencer
    "I was very disappointed by the suggestion of this game, Risk of Rain. I had been searching for a while now, and almost thought I had a glimmer of hope. But it comes to be that this is only on Playstation, not on PC. I wish the search results would have been more accurate."
  3. #6
    IM
    Written on January 10, 2017
    Isidro Martínez
    "Prepare to enter the time machine! Featuring the DOS-quality graphics and that classic game look you know and love, players will find themselves immersed in what feels like the late 1990s. This is a fun little diversion, particularly if you're a fan of the early entries in the Doom series."
  4. #7
    MS
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Michael Schmidt
    "Brogue is just as it sounds, one of the best roguelike PC games. This standout game is available in Mac, Windows, and Linux OS formats. Get your game on with some of the most unique weapons and features ever!"
  5. #8
    AG
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Austin Garcia
    "This is not exactly my type of game. A little bit clunky for me and not my favorite genre. The graphics are pretty good and if you're into roguelike games, you'll probably like it."
  6. #9
    KJ
    Written on September 15, 2017
    Kevin Johnson
    "Post apocalyptic fun and challenge in a world where humanity is a distant memory, and mutants rule the landscape. Challenging action with lots of levels kept me going deeper and deeper into the world of mutant blasting. Addicting and fun!"
  7. #10
    RC
    Written on April 14, 2017
    Ronald Castillo
    "I wanted to find a roguelike game for the PC. I am new to PC gaming and Steam is the hub for PC games. I was recommened FTL and couldn't be happier. Super fun game."
  8. #11
    MD
    Written on February 8, 2017
    Madison Duncan
    "Caves of Qud is a great suggestion, but there are other games on the PC that may fit this genre better and are closer to what I was looking for. I think that the Thief series of PC games would also be a good solution for this problem."
  9. #12
    TJ
    Written on March 26, 2017
    Thomas Jensen
    "I wasn't a big fan of the animation of Dungeons of Dredmor but the gameplay was exciting and kept me interested for a few hours at a time. There are some very difficult enemies throughout the game (I can't remember dying so often in a game) and that makes it very addictive. It's one of the more addictive roguelike games I've played."
  10. #13
    AH
    Written on September 14, 2017
    Albert Hayes
    "This game seems to satisfy the inquiry of the rougelike genre for PC. Unfortunately the game is not quite on steam however there are talks of it trying to get greenlit. The reviews seem to be quite high with a 4/5 and 86%, although those were the only two that appeared."
  11. #14
    KM
    Written on February 1, 2017
    Kyle Martinez
    "I tried playing this game but I never really got into it. The hyperbolic projection style of the graphics gave me a headache after only a few minutes of playing. I guess if that didn't bother you this could be a good game."
  12. #15
    KG
    Written on March 15, 2017
    Keith Griffin
    "I enjoyed this game immensely. The characters were fascinating to manipulate to my needs."
  13. #16
    EN
    Written on April 26, 2017
    Eugene Nelson
    "Road Not Taken is a roguelike puzzle game for pc that is available on Steam. It has been out for 3 years and only has 168 reviews so it isn't very popular, but it does appear to address the listed problem."
  14. #17
    VH
    Written on May 20, 2017
    Vincent Henry
    "While The Nightmare Cooperative was a decent solution for the problem, it was not that fun to play overall. The graphics were pretty offputting. There are a lot of other games that would have been a better fit."
  15. #18
    AD
    Written on January 30, 2017
    Ann Dixon
    "For hours of entertainment you should check out Crawl. It's a multi- player, roguelike game you play on your PC. You'll get lost in time being the enemy and then becoming the hero instantly. All for enough loot to take to your dungeon boss. You've got to try it!"
  16. #19
    JG
    Written on October 19, 2017
    Jack Garza
    "I want to say that Vagante is an action packed platform game that I just can't step away from, but that isn't necessarily true. While I really enjoyed the classic look to game and I liked the overall intention of the game, I must say it was very difficult to get use to the controls. It really is close to Roguelike except I would say it just lacks something that Roguelike had. I'm not sure what it is but there's just something off about it. I do appreciate that Steam has made this available though. I like that the combat is fast paced with good precise movements, there isn't a lot of clumsiness there. Where it kind of falls short is just overall control. I'm playing this on PC, and it definitely comes close to Roguelike, but the intuitive controls aren't there for me. Maybe it's my poor reflexes and dexterity but I don't think I'm that bad! I will definitely give it another run. Hopefully I can get more into it this time. I just dread overly difficult learning curves in games of this nature."
  17. #20
    NK
    Written on September 7, 2017
    Nicole Kim
    "I'm a big fan of retro graphics but also rogue like games. I happened upon downwell and right away it drew me in. It is everything I could hope for in a game besides being super cute. It is fun, easy to learn and provides hours of entertainment."
  18. #21
    JO
    Written on September 7, 2017
    Johnny Ortiz
    "I am not exactly sure what a "roguelike" game is, but this game really did catcjh my eye when i clicked the link. It was very interesting looking, good simple graphics, bright colors and it LOOKED like it would be very fun to play."
  19. #22
    JC
    Written on September 22, 2017
    Julia Castañeda
    "LOOKS RETRO, PLAYS HOT! I grew up in the 80s, when video games were something you had to go to the arcade to play, and Monolith *looks* a lot like some of those early Namco games. But it doesn't play like one, oh, no, no, no. Movement is fast and smooth, not slow and clunky like an old arcade game. And you enjoy TONS of weapons, combinations, terrain types and floor layouts. This looks like 1984, but it has 2017 under the hood."
  20. #23
    TQ
    Written on October 29, 2017
    Tony Qiu
    "A pixel graphic 2D game with 216 rooms of randomly generated hazards and enemies. The above solution explanation does a good job of describing the games features."
  21. #24
    RR
    Written on October 5, 2017
    Roy Russell
    "Ziggurat is a pretty fun game, but not anything like Rogue. It's more akin to early first person shooters like Hexen which is a name I haven't heard much. But it really envokes the nostalgia of a time gone by."
  22. #25
    WM
    Written on September 22, 2017
    Willie Morales
    "This 2D roguelike game, GoNNER, promises that you will die a lot as you get used to the gameplay. I found this to be true in my experience, though once you reach a certain level of familiarity with the game you can stay alive and get further into the challenge. Unfortunately I found that there is not enough variation to make this a true roguelike game. At 10 bucks the game is a bargain, but I don't consider GoNNER an essential game in my collection."
  23. #26
    CE
    Written on March 25, 2018
    Christine Estrada
    "A space combat game for Xbox One use. Its a cool idea for a game and its relatively fun, though it does have issues with the crashing. Hopefully there will be patches for this issue."

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Summary

Best roguelike games on PC
Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
1 The Binding of Isaac Games 201 Paid
2 Rogue Legacy Games 173 Paid
3 Spelunky Games 162 Paid
4 Darkest Dungeon Games 141 Paid
5 Risk of Rain Games 137 Paid
6 DRL Software 121 Free
7 Brogue Games 98 Free
8 ADOM Games 89 Paid
9 Nuclear Throne Games 77 Paid
10 FTL: Faster Than Light Games 68 Paid
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