Top 10 Roguelikes

Role-playing just like they did in the old days.rogue list castle

You think you know RPG’s? You’re a regular Jon Snow if you don’t know roguelikes. A sub-genre of the standard RPG fare, roguelikes get their name from the original progenitor, Rogue, and are often characterized by a lack of graphics, level randomization and permadeath. They are among the oldest genres in gaming and are, admittedly, not immediately accessible, especially to today’s generation of GPU-loving gaming audience. Their influence is found in a slew of modern titles and unrelated genres such as Spelunky, Faster Than Light, and Desktop Dungeons. It’s worth the effort to learn their quirks because once you get into them, you’ll be hooked. Today we’ll be looking at some of the best roguelikes on offer, old and new, and hardcore and accessible alike.

Delano Cuzzucoli
Delano is a lifelong gamer who resides in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. He's also a political student, artist, geek, writer, historian, skeptic, linguaphile, IT nerd and electronic music fan. An eccentric lover of the strange and beautiful who is equal parts harmony and discord.

Join Our Discord!

Join Our Discord!

Click the icon above to join our Discord! Ask a Mod or staff member to make you a member to see all the channels.

Review Archives

  • 2022 (361)
  • 2021 (523)
  • 2020 (302)
  • 2019 (158)
  • 2018 (251)
  • 2017 (427)
  • 2016 (400)
  • 2015 (170)
  • 2014 (89)
  • 2013 (28)
  • 2012 (8)
  • 2011 (7)
  • 2010 (6)