Best roguelike games on pc

1.The Binding of Isaac

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The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.

  • Saúl Meléndez

    by 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. Fe More

  • Matthew Robinson

    by Matthew Robinson

    This game allows me to experience what it's like to be a rogue or to do something against the norm. It's a thoughtful game, one that requires me to th More

  • Johnny Stanley

    by Johnny Stanley

    You play as a son whose mother is crazy and wants to kill you or sacrifice you to the gods. To get away from your mother, you are forced to hide in th More

  • Helen White

    by Helen White

    Does your mother every drive you crazy? Well we have got the perfect venting tool for you: The Binding of Issac. You'll face your deranged mother as w More

2.Rogue Legacy

Paid: $14.99
Rogue Legacy is a roguelike metroidvania video game developed and published by Cellar Door Games. Released in 2013, this game can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita, Windows PC, macOS, Linux, and Xbox One.
  • by 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. Afte More

  • by Benjamin Hart

    A really new and inventive take on the rogue-like genre, as shown by it's excellent media reviews. Compelling and addictive with plenty of skill acqui More

  • Barbara Cunningham

    by Barbara Cunningham

    This game is fun yet challenging. Not the longest campaign for a game, but you will put more time into it than you think just trying to solve the puzz More


Paid: $14.99
Spelunky is an open source platform video game independently created by Derek Yu and first released in 2008. It features randomized levels offering a challenging new experience for players. 
  • Emma Gordon

    by 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 t More

  • Edward Washington

    by Edward Washington

    Not particularly sure what is meant by 'roguelike" -- but if it's referring to the dungeon crawler game, it's not very relevant to Spelunky, which is  More

  • by Brandon Valdez

    I love playing rogue games on my computer. I recently found a wonderful rogue game called Spelunky which offers so many unique challenges.

4.Darkest Dungeon

Paid: $24.99

Darkest Dungeon is a Lovecraftian dungeon crawler RPG game in which the most dangerous enemy is the madness that can grow on your team's mind. It features tons of dungeon challenges that randomly appear. It was developed and published by Red Hook Studios.

  • by 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 h More

  • Emily Duan

    by Emily Duan

    Darkest dungeon is the best rougelike I've played in a while! It's super gothic and creepy, and the RPG elements are done really well!

  • Mark Holmes

    by Mark Holmes

    I was looking for a rogue like game, and boy did this deliver! This dungeon crawler has so much content, it's always got me coming back for more.

5.Risk of Rain

Paid: $9.99
Risk of Rain is an action multiplayer video game with full of action and roguelike elements developed by Hopoo Games and published by Chucklefish. Through this game, players will be set on a mysterious planet. 
  • Gerald Spencer

    by 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 More

  • Teresa Anderson

    by Teresa Anderson

    The ten characters to choose from are very unique to this game and really add value to play the game. I really appreciate the choice to be able to pla More

  • Joyce Anderson

    by Joyce Anderson

    The enemy design, power, sound effects and the different fights in Risk of Rain are something to experience and enjoy. Playing with friends online and More

6.Nuclear Throne

Paid: $11.99
Nuclear Throne is a top-down fast-paced action shooter with a wide cast of selectable characters. As you explore the wasteland left after humanities extinction, search for the Nuclear Throne, the ultimate power on the planet. It was developed and published by Vlambeer.
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  • by 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 leve More

  • Lisa Walsh

    by Lisa Walsh

    This a great solution. I love the reviews and I love that it's on steam.

  • by Christina Hart

    This is yet another roguelike game. It is a first person shooter game with not so great graphics. I would pass on this one.

7.FTL: Faster Than Light

Paid: $9.99

FTL: Faster Than Light is a strategy and simulation game for Windows and Mac. This "spaceship simulation roguelike-like" allows you to take your ship on an adventure through a randomly generated galaxy. It was developed by Subset Games.

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  • Ronald Castillo

    by 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. S More

  • by Marcela Galicia

    I like that FTL allows you to play at your own speed. It also provides unique Lifeforms and technology.

  • Víctor Juárez

    by Víctor Juárez

    This is not your conventional rogue like game because it's in space! It's an original take on these old style games.

8.Caves of Qud

Paid: $9.99

Caves of Qud is a science fantasy roguelike epic steeped game. It shows a game from a very old platform with just strategy and wit to enjoy the game. It was developed and published by Freehold Games.

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  • Madison Duncan

    by 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 thi More

  • Michael Baker

    by Michael Baker

    This retrofuturistic game is very roguelike, so it was just what I was looking for. On top of that, it came with a cheap price tag! What a steal!

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    by Alex Saenz null

    Most rogue-likes are a daunting process for their unforgiving nature and hard to learn UI/Mechanics. I've always liked the concept ive beening thrown  More

  • Edward Larson

    by Edward Larson

    Caves of Quad is a beautiful rougelike PC game and it's phenomenal. If you love roguelike games you'll love this.

9.Dungeons of Dredmor

Paid: $4.99

Dungeons of Dredmor is a roguelike game developed by Gaslamp Games. The game starts as the player assumes the role of the game's main character entering a hostile dungeon crawler environment. It was developed and published by Gaslamp Games, Inc.

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  • Thomas Jensen

    by 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 s More

  • Eugene Brown

    by Eugene Brown

    I was looking for a great roguelike game for the PC, and Dungeons of Dredmor was a great example. I'm still looking for other games to try out, but so More

  • Nicholas Cox

    by Nicholas Cox

    So I was looking for a good rouge like game for PC and my friend told me about Dungeons of Dredmor, I love it. I'm really happy I got the game because More


Paid: $2.99

Downwell is a 2D 8-Bit roguelike vertical-scrolling platform game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. It was developed by Moppin and was published by Devolver Digital.

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  • Nicole Kim

    by 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 More

  • Patrick Brewer

    by Patrick Brewer

    Downwell is exactly what it sounds like: a game about falling down a well. The graphics match the simplicity and plainness of the name. It's the gamep More

  • Nicholas Oliver

    by Nicholas Oliver

    I didn't like Downwell very much. The graphics are a bit too simple, and there's just not a lot of depth to it.

  • Phillip Taylor

    by Phillip Taylor

    Downwell is great game to play! It's styled like an old school game which is cool to me and is really fun to play!

11.Dead Cells

Paid: $24.99
Dead Cells is a 2D action adventure game for Windows and Mac. Explore and bring back the memories of an era wherein graphics mattered little. It was developed and published by Motion Twins.
  • Johnny Ortiz

    by 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, goo More

  • Socorro Espinosa

    by Socorro Espinosa

    It can be, but it needs some serious balancing. Once you realize the pretty basic starts, the game becomes overly easy, which takes the fun out of it.

  • Samantha Jackson

    by Samantha Jackson

    Dead Cells was a great find for me. It has wonderful graphics and it is easy to learn how to play. My son also likes rogue-like games so I introduced  More

  • by Pari Rangan

    Not a bad way to pass the time when you're bored. I'm not super impressed by the graphics though, and the name really turns me off. Makes me wonder ho More


Paid: $14.99
Ziggurat is a first-person shooter roguelike game with a dungeon crawl logic created, developed and published by Milkstone Studios The game is inspired by classics like the Heretic and Hexen first-person shooters
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  • Roy Russell

    by 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 m More

  • Kathryn Gardner

    by Kathryn Gardner

    This is an okay suggestion. This game was good for a little while, but that wore off rather fast since it is pretty repetitive. It isn't horrible for  More

  • by Judy Schmidt

    I wanted a rougelike, and what I got was a FPS really. It bills itself as this combination for fps and rougelike but I'm not sure who they think they  More

  • by Roy Webb

    Ziggurat is a fantastic action game that allows the player to explore dungeons with stealth. I loved the fast paced combat and the myriad of different More


Paid: $14.99

Crawl is a competitive multiplayer action game. Players alternate between controlling the enemies and the hero. Enemy players who successfully kill the hero instantly become the hero. It was developed and published by Powerhoof.

  • Ann Dixon

    by 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 ene More

  • Dennis Hart

    by Dennis Hart

    I think this is okay, it's nothing special. But it can be a time killer to pass some time by.

  • by Eugene Phillips

    I'm not normally a big gamer but I loved this game. It's a type of 'tag' free for all combined with capture the flag that really got me hooked. I also More

  • Sue Yu

    by Sue Yu

    Crawl is good roguelike game for PC where you control enemies and heroes alternately. You work toward fighting a dungeon boss that is controlled by ot More


Paid: $29.99

Everspace is a first person space shooter that combines different elements of Roguelike gameplaying that will immerse you completely in its fascinating story and powerful visuals.

  • Christine Estrada

    by 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.


Paid: $9.99

Gonner is a 2D platformer roguelike video game. GoNNER is also a story about friendship between Ikk, Death, and a space whale named Sally.

  • Willie Morales

    by 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 onc More

  • Tony Dai

    by Tony Dai

    I love playing roguelike games. It is one of my favorite video gaming genres. While looking through a list of the best roguelike games on PC I discove More

  • Hannah Garrett

    by Hannah Garrett

    This is great! I like rogue-style gameplay, and I prefer to use PC. This is a game on Steam that fulfills both needs. I'll be spending a lot of time w More

  • Liu Li

    by Liu Li

    Hardcore platforming at its finest. The game provides smooth, yet frantic action with an unusually appealing art style.

16.Desktop Dungeons

Paid: $14.99
Desktop Dungeons is a short-session roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving.
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  • Keith Griffin

    by Keith Griffin

    I enjoyed this game immensely. The characters were fascinating to manipulate to my needs.

  • Kelly Chapman

    by Kelly Chapman

    I've spent so much time on Desktop Dungeons. 10 minutes spent engaged and having fun!

  • Diana Peters

    by Diana Peters

    I love this game ! I love this award winning game because it is so much fun.


Paid: $14.99
Vagante is a roguelike pixel-graphics game developed and published by Nuke Nine. Released in 2018, this game can be played on Windows PC, macOS, and Linux.
  • by 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 More

  • by Robert Coleman

    Losing is fun! A good procedurally-generated platformer, though the gameplay itself is initially restrictive; not a lot of alternate paths or good loo More

  • Diane Davis

    by Diane Davis

    This cute platformer will keep you entertained for hours. I have played this game a little bit and loved it!

  • Jing Zhu

    by Jing Zhu

    If you have a thing for pc games than this is the game for you that have monsters, demons, and crooks. I love the game because you have to deal with d More

  • Zeng He

    by Zeng He

    I usually don't like horror. Whether it's movies or games, I stay away from anything horror. I heard my friends raving about Vagante and reluctantly d More

  • Howard Hunter

    by Howard Hunter

    Vagante isn't exactly bad, but it's an early access game. Why does that matter? Because you never know when they'll be finished or what bugs you may e More


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DRL (formerly DoomRL) is a roguelike video game developed by ChaosForge. Since 2002 in-development and based on the first-person shooters Doom and Doom II.
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  • by 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 immer More

  • John Castillo

    by John Castillo

    yay, first person shooting, the files and download process seem like work though, could use sample on the page for tryin before downloading

  • Brenda Reyes

    by Brenda Reyes

    I like the throw back to Doom in this game. It has a nice feel to it. Downloads available for all kinds of systems too. I would recommend this game to More


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Brogue is an ASCII Roguelike game by Brian Walker. It is a direct descendant of Rogue, unlike other popular modern roguelikes, and it favors simplicity over complexity while trying to ensure that the interactions between components will be interesting and varied.
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  • Michael Schmidt

    by 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  More

  • Katherine Guzman

    by Katherine Guzman

    I was on the hunt for a new roguelike game for pc when I tripped over Brogue. At first I was a little hesitant about it, due to it's sheer simplicity. More

  • Harini Jaiteley

    by Harini Jaiteley

    If you were looking for one of the best rogue like games on PC, Rogue would be a good game to try. I do not think that this one of the best but it is  More

  • Jessica Murphy

    by Jessica Murphy

    I think Brogue tried to focus on simplicity, which was a great idea. But in doing so, they have left out on more interesting functionality that could  More


Paid: $14.99
ADOM is an ASCII classic roguelike, boasting a brilliant mix of story, RPG, exploration, and intensely strategic and flexible combat.
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  • by 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 g More

  • Simon Xue

    by Simon Xue

    The Steam version of ADOM is excellent. I can get lost in this game for hours...make that days! If you don't like this one, you ain't a gamer.

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    I am not sure if this was a solution at all... i'm disappointed...

21.Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead

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Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead, or CDDA, is an open source survival horror roguelike video game.The game is freely downloadable on the game's website and the source code is also freely available on the project's GitHub repository.
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  • Albert Hayes

    by 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 tryin More

  • Roger Butler

    by Roger Butler

    CDDA is one hell of a horror game, it brings some of the best aspects of the roguelike genre to wonderful gameplay along with it's low price tag of fr More

  • Austin Wilson

    by Austin Wilson

    Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead is a great game for PC that is a lot like Rogue. It has a horror theme and is free which is the best part! You can get it on More


Paid: $4.99

HyperRogue is an Indie arcade game that lets you uncover the secrets of a strange world. It features 50 different land and tons of monsters and treasures. It was developed and published by Zeno Rogue.

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  • Kyle Martinez

    by 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  More

  • Teresa Barnett

    by Teresa Barnett

    HyperRogue is a different kind of PC space game. Since it is placed on the hyperbolic plane it offers more solutions than your typical games. It can b More

  • Guadalupe Saldaña

    by Guadalupe Saldaña

    Beautiful interface. Innovative model. Like nothing you've ever played before! It somehow has a retro feel and a futuristic feel at the same time.


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Monolith is a 2D Shoot'Em Up with procedurally generated elements and Pixel Graphics. You must explore a large, abandoned facility in search of incredible power. It was developed and published by Team D-13.

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  • by 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 som More

  • by Ishan Dasgupta

    I do not consider this to be the best rogue-lite game on the market, there are so many other choices and this doesn't even come close to the top.

  • Larry Rivera

    by Larry Rivera

    Graphics are ok but not really worth the $7.99 they charge. I'd keep looking if I were you.

  • by Douglas Henderson

    This game is a fun shooter but it's not exactly a roguelike game. I'd play this if you don't mind top down shooters. Personally, I play it every now a More

24.Castle of no Escape 2

Paid: $6.66

Castle of no Escape 2 is a 2D Rogue-like game with Pixel Graphics. You must explore 216 rooms of randomly generated hazards and enemies while collecting the necessary artifacts. It was developed by D.E.X. Team and was published by Xitilon.

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  • by 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 gam More

  • Kevin Barnes

    by Kevin Barnes

    This is an excellent Rogue-like game that people enjoy constantly. I think it is really well suited.

  • Emma Hou

    by Emma Hou

    Castle of no Escape 2 is a great rogue-like game for PC. It is hosted on steam and has received great reviews.

25.Road Not Taken

Paid: $14.99
Road Not Taken is an independent video game that combines roguelike and puzzle game elements with the hopes of exploring unexpected surprises in accordance to the game's theme. As players explore, they will come across wild animals, impassable barriers, lost children and other objects.
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  • Eugene Nelson

    by 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 pop More

  • Walter Mason

    by Walter Mason

    This game is so fun to play . I loved the wild animals that come across the game.

  • Ryan Wagner

    by Ryan Wagner

    Solid roguelike game that has elements of puzzle solving mixed in, it's not the best game but its pretty good at what it does. If you have some time I More

26.The Nightmare Cooperative

Paid: $4.99
The Nightmare Cooperative is a strategic adventure where you lead a group of unlikely comrades through some rather difficult situations.
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  • Vincent Henry

    by 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 More

  • Debra Lewis

    by Debra Lewis

    this game looks like it might be fun. Lots of cool things and lots of action.

  • Kyle Ellis

    by Kyle Ellis

    This game has some of the worst graphics that I've ever seen. It feels like a game form the early 80s and it is painfully feature free, making it bori More

  • Albert Hopkins

    by Albert Hopkins

    I like the selection. Plenty of games to choose from in the genre.

27.Ash of Gods: Redemption

Paid: $24.99

Ash of Gods: Redemption is a tactical role-playing video game developed by AurumDust and written by Russian author Sergey Malitsky where a player will take control of several groups of characters. 

  • Henry Gutierrez

    by Henry Gutierrez

    Well i've noticed that most gamers are comparing Ash of Gods to The Banner Saga, and I actually agree with that but in my opinion this game is giving new feelings to gamers. For one, this has better music and plot but the battle in both games are bas More