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Darkest Dungeon
Darkest Dungeon

RPG 19 January 2016

A dark fantasy cRPG developed by debuting studio Red Hook. The story is set in a dark, medieval-like universe. While exploring ruins of an old castle and its dungeons, you face off against forces of darkness that overwhelmed the land because of the reckless actions of its previous sovereign. As you delve into the depths, you discover the dark history of a family who brought the evil upon the world. The gameplay focuses on dungeon crawling - dungeons filled with traps and crawling with monsters that need to be dealt with during turn-based combat sequences. An original idea is the sanity indicator of your heroes. Each team member has different personality and reacts differently to what is happening around him/her. Therefore, while playing you should keep an eye on their well being and fear levels, alleviating their stress by drinking alcohol or brawling, if needed.

Dead Cells
Dead Cells

Action 07 August 2018

An action game with roguelike and metroidvania elements by indie French studio Motion Twin. During the game, you explore a grim castle, whose elements (such as chambers, cloisters, and sewers) are procedurally generated. Given the permadeath system, it means that each new gameplay is a fresh experience, during which you can discover new parts of the fortress. An important aspect of Dead Cells is combat, which is very difficult. To succeed you have to work out the patterns of the enemies' attacks and to get the protagonist to a high enough level. In combat you use melee and ranged weapons, as well as offensive and defensive magic. The game features pleasant 2D pixel-art visuals.

Danger Scavenger
Danger Scavenger

Action 22 June 2020

Cyberpunk shooter in the convention of a roguelite from Polish developers from Star Drifters studio and Piotr Wolek. In Danger Scavenger, we walk through the roofs of skyscrapers and face robots controlled by rebellious artificial intelligence.

West of Dead
West of Dead

Action 18 June 2020

West of Dead is a twin-stick shooter in which we control a dead man and travel through a western-like location to get rid of numerous enemies. The main character is voiced by Ron Perlman, an actor known for his roles as Hellboy and narrator in Fallout series.

Don't Starve
Don't Starve

Action 23 April 2013

A humorous action-adventure game with strategy and cRPG features. The game was developed by Klei Entertainment, the creators of Shank and Mark of the Ninja. The main protagonist of Donít Starve is Wilson, a Victorian gentleman scientist. The insidious demon Maxwell sends Wilson to the wild where he must use all of his knowledge and intelligence to survive among dangerous beasts. The player is tasked with helping the protagonist in his fight against the nature and the monsters Ė he must build a place to hide, obtain food, start a fire, produce tools etc. As the game progresses, one can unlock new playable characters, each with unique abilities. The game has unusual 2D graphics with cartoonish style and music that is pleasant to the ear.

Terraria
Terraria

Arcade 16 May 2011

A sandbox platform game by indie studio Re-Logic, sometimes called the 2D version of the popular Minecraft. There is no set goal; your task is basically to shape the randomly-generated world around you. At first you only have a few basic tools, which allow you to dig and find resources, chop wood, and create simple structures. As the game progresses, due to the extensive crafting system, you discover better tools, allowing you to create advanced materials and to fight monsters. There are many possibilities in the game, and the only restriction is your own imagination. Terraria features a single player mode, but you can join forces with other players, thus gaining precious allies, who can help you with the more challenging tasks.

Children of Morta
Children of Morta

RPG 03 September 2019

A retro roguelike RPG action game, combining hackíníslash genre with narrative adventure game features, developed by Dead Mage studio. The titular Morta is a mountain guarded by many generations of the Bergson family. When a mysterious power defiles the source of life within the mountain, turning local creatures into bloodthirsty monsters, we must set on journey as subsequent members of the family to gather seeds of life and stop the spread of chaos. Gameplay in Children of Morta focuses on exploring procedurally generated levels, collecting items and arcade battles against monsters. This is complemented by a typical character progression system and equipment, with the addition of alchemy and crafting. Despite its old-school formula, the game stands out with its rich, multi-threaded plot and difficult moral choices that affect the story.

Deck of Ashes
Deck of Ashes

RPG 09 June 2020

A title in the RPG category, where you can find elements of cards and the genre of roguelike. Deck of Ashes also offers an intriguing world of dark fantasy and a nice graphic design, based on hand-made illustrations. Independent studio AYGames is responsible for creating this title.

Curious Expedition 2
Curious Expedition 2

RPG November 2020

Curious Expedition 2 is a continuation of the warmly acclaimed nineteenth-century roguelike of adventurers. Compared to the first part, the mechanics responsible for travel and combat were heavily developed. The game is the work of the German studio Maschinen-Mensch.

Colt Canyon
Colt Canyon

Action 16 June 2020

Roguelike in a westerne climate, made in the form of a dynamic twin-stick shooter. In Colt Canyon, we play the role of a hero, who wanders through randomly generated levels to save his partner and return home safely.

Don't Starve Together
Don't Starve Together

Action 21 April 2016

A standalone expansion for the 2013ís well-received survival sandbox game, Donít Starve. The main goal of the add-on is to transfer the core premise of the original title into cooperative multiplayer gameplay. In the game, we still explore the world, gather food, build a shelter, fight various enemies, and take care of the protagonistís physical and mental health. The primary novelty is the possibility of interacting with other players who can turn out to be either precious friends or deadly foes. Donít Starve Together allows us to play both with our friends and with complete strangers. Another appeal of the expansion is the fact that it comes with the previously released DLC, Reign of Giants, which expands the original title with new bioms, enemies, and a full year cycle. The production can be obtained free of charge by all owners of the vanilla game.

FTL: Faster Than Light
FTL: Faster Than Light

Strategy 14 September 2012

A strategy set in sci-fi reality telling the story of a lonely ship trying to escape a huge war armada. The flight route is planned in turn-based mode and the fights are played in real time. In addition, we need to manage the crew and improve our unit. An additional attraction is the fact that every time you start a new game, the world is generated randomly.

Darkest Dungeon II
Darkest Dungeon II

RPG TBA

The second installment of the cycle of grim RPGs, which was launched in 2016. The story told in Darkest Dungeon II focuses on the apocalypse and the hardships of a long, exhausting journey, while the gameplay is based on the mechanics known from the original. Players must, therefore, travel through gloomy locations, facing the dangers lurking there and taking care of the emotional state of the characters.

Skul: The Hero Slayer
Skul: The Hero Slayer

Action December 2020

A roguelike, created in the convention of an action platformer. In Skul: The Hero Slayer we play the role of the skeleton, which fights with the hordes of heroes, trying to save the enslaved Demon King and his minions.

Deep Sky Derelicts
Deep Sky Derelicts

RPG 26 September 2018

Deep Sky Derelicts in a PC role-playing game set in a dystopian sci-fi world. You lead a group of mercenaries, who explore spaceship wrecks. The gameplay focuses on turn-based combat, developing your subordinates' skills, and gathering resources and money, which can be used to purchase better equipment.

Othercide
Othercide

RPG 28 July 2020

Othercide is a tactical game with RPG elements, in which we find ourselves in a world dominated by evil forces. In the game we take control over the team of heroines trying to face the invaders, and the overriding element of the game are turn-based battles with a high level of difficulty.

Streets of Rogue
Streets of Rogue

Action 12 July 2019

A complex roguelike production in which we go to a hard-ruled city and our task is to reach the top floor of the metropolis and overthrow its mayor-tyrant. Streets of Rogue can be played alone or with up to three players.

Hades: Battle out of Hell
Hades: Battle out of Hell

Action December 2020

Hades: Battle Out of Hell is another production of the talented Supergiant Games studio, which has given us titles such as Bastion, Transistor and Pyre. This time the creators prepared a spectacular, roguelike dungeon crawler, set in a world known from Greek mythology.

For the King
For the King

RPG 19 April 2018

For the King is an interesting hybrid that blends the elements of JRPGs, roguelikes, and strategy games, developed by the independent studio IronOak Games. The game takes place in a fantasy land engulfed by chaos. Heroes, led by the player, decide to defeat the evil forces. Both the world and the adventures within it are generated procedurally. Each time we start, we will feel as if we were playing a different, new game. Gameplay in For the King focuses on exploration (our party moves in turns through a map divided into hexagonal tiles, traveling not only on foot, but also by boat) and fighting with the encountered enemies. Our victory in battle depends on how, and when, we use our party members' abilities and on how good their equipment is. For the King offers a wide range of game modes, both single player and multiplayer. The game has good looking, colorful, and cartoonish visuals.

Iratus: Lord of the Dead
Iratus: Lord of the Dead

RPG 23 April 2020

Independent RPG with roguelike elements, inspired by such titles as Darkest Dungeon, Dungeon Keeper or Disciples. Russian Unfrozen studio is responsible for creating Iratus: Lord of the Dead.

Moonlighter
Moonlighter

RPG 29 May 2018

A fantasy roguelike RPG developed by Digital Sun Games, an independent Spanish studio. The action of Moonlighter takes place in a remote merchant town where the protagonist, Will, runs a store. His ambition is to become a true hero, but to make the dream come true, he has to gather adequate equipment and master a variety of useful abilities first. The productionís mechanics combine elements of a classical roguelike RPG and a trading card game. The gameplay puts emphasis on subsequent night journeys to dungeons where the protagonist faces more or less challenging enemies and gathers a myriad of valuable items and skills that bring him closer to achieving his goal. During the day, however, we have to manage and develop the heroís store, improve our knowledge of the wares we sell, and make increasingly bigger profits.

Warsaw
Warsaw

RPG 02 October 2019

Strategic game with elements of RPG from independent Polish studio Pixelated Milk, in which we command troops taking part in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944. The production is strongly inspired by the popular dungeon crawler Darkest Dungeon.

Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon

Arcade 05 April 2016

A unique mix of a classic dungeon crawler and a dynamic, two-dimensional shooter from the debuting American studio, Dodge Roll. We play as a hero seeking for the legendary weapon that can change the past of a distant planet. To achieve his goal, he must explore the eponymous ancient temple where many dangers and surprises await him. Featuring a top-down view, the game tasks us with exploration of randomly generated levels of the temple. We come across numerous enemies and bosses, as well various shops and friendly characters that will help us in our journey. The gameís combat system is based on classic twin-stick shooters, allowing us to use environmental objects as weapons in addition to an already vast selection of guns and gadgets.

Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire

RPG 23 January 2019

A card game with roguelike elements, developed by Mega Crit. In Slay the Spire, you have to reach the top of the eponymous spire; however, there are hordes of enemies on your path. The task is made even more difficult by the permadeath system.

Broken Lines
Broken Lines

RPG 25 February 2020

A tactical RPG, set during World War II. In Broken Lines we take control over a unit of soldiers trapped behind enemy lines, and during the game we conduct turn-based clashes with opponents and make decisions that affect the course of the plot.

Crying Suns
Crying Suns

Strategy 19 September 2019

Crying Suns is a mix of demanding roguelike with tactical battles taking place in space, where we must find a way to save humanity from destruction by playing the role of a space fleet commander.