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The 10 Best Roguelike Games

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Whether you call them roguelikes, roguelites, or “games like rogue,” we’re bundling them all together into one convenient genre for our picks of the Top 10 Roguelikes of all time.

For the purpose of this video, we’re defining a “Rogue-like” as a game that features both procedural generation and permadeath as core elements of gameplay (ie: It’s not just a mode that you have the option of turning on or off.) Which basically means that games like Hades, Spelunky, and Nethack all qualify under our definition, despite the potential argument being made for some of those being more considered a “Rogue-lite”

Special thanks to Jeff Burns, Phillip Reich, and Jade Dennis for providing their voices for this video.

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245 Comments

  1. Ppl are complaining that a lot of their fav games arent on this list (such as Darkest Dungeon, Risk of Rain 1 & 2, Noita, Nuclear Throne, etc.) but it just seems to me like a lot of these games are just fantastic, and it's hard to pick 10 out of the many fantastic ones this genre.
    My top 3 are Risk of Rain 2, TBOI, & Darkest Dungeon, but that's my preference.

  2. Wizards of legends and west of dead should have been on this list imo

  3. RETURNAL SHOULD HAVE BEEN #1. ALSO, WHAT ABOUT CURSE OF THE DEAD GODS? THAT GAME WAS FUN TOO. SHOULD HAVE MADE THE TOP 10. HONESTLY NO ONE GIVES A DAMN ABOUT NETHACK AND FTL. YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD RATHER PLAY THOSE TWO OVER RETURNAL? LMAO! JUST ANOTHER REASON IGN STANDS FOR IGNORANT.

  4. Binding of Isaac also available on PS4 and Xbox

  5. In terms of difficulty, Dead Cells is the hardest one imo

  6. Does nobody know about skul????? Blasphemy! It's straight up a better dead cells

  7. Noita is still my favorite roguelike of all time. Must have 600+ hours into it.

  8. Agree with all the calls for Risk of Rain, but also disappointed at no mention of Monster Train. I personally rate Monster Train higher than STS.

  9. you forgot one of the best in the genre Darkest Dungeon

  10. Please dont make any more lists like that. Its terrible.

  11. Dead cells not in the top 3 :'c sadness

  12. Hades is my favorite on the whole list besides Deadcells.

  13. No! I say it and will keep saying it: Gungeon is not a good game.

  14. Check also Streets of Rogue. Is a sandbox roguelike where you can achieve goals in vastly different ways, to me is like a 2D Skyrim

  15. No Necrodancer? Real shame there. Other than that I mostly agree with everything on this list.

  16. Imagine having a Rougelike list without Risk of Rain.

  17. Honorable mentions:
    Wizard of Legend
    Risk of Rain 2
    Skul
    Noita
    Curse of Dead Gods
    Neon Abyss
    Deep Rock Galactic
    UnderMine
    Children of Morta
    Void Bastard
    Dreamscaper
    Blade Assault
    I, Dracula: Genesis

  18. I might be one of the very few who just hate Binding of Isaac!!! The gameplay never got me interested after an hour of play. Personally think it's a little overrated. But Spelunky 2, Dead Cells, Hades, Enter the Gungeon, FTL, Into the Breach, Slay the Spire, Invisible, Inc. are all masterpieces.

  19. FTL made me become a junkie first and cemented my love for rogues

  20. Your God damned right isaac is #1. Undermine and darkest dungeon are better than half the list tho

  21. Wow, Everspace was WAY better than some of these.

  22. dude. no one EVER talks about risk of rain 2… like at all. its always hades, and dead cells.

    EVERYONE GO PLAY RISK OF RAIN 2…
    its honestly better than every game on this list.

    do your frikin research ign…

  23. Enter the gungeon definitely got hoed with that ranking, even though it's more popular than half the others on the list. Risk of rain 2 definitely deserved a high spot for being the most successful 3D roguelike (before returnal), but didn't even get a ranking OR a pseudo-honorable mention like returnal. I do agree with Isaac's ranking, though, as it's recently been updated with a dlc that made the game more suitable for modern roguelikes.

  24. no way gungeon didnt get wayyyyy higher and nuclear throne or risk of rain 1 or 2 didnt make it onto the list

  25. I recommend checking out Noita and Scourgebringer, both are my favorites roguelikes

  26. The fact Vagante isnt here mean you havent played Vagante.

  27. I can't believe the past is forgotten… Hotline Miami

  28. Hi! Do you want to try a game developed by me in your channel?

  29. says 'a few decades' and then makes a joke about hyperbole as if you're way too good of a journalist to do that. do you even hear yourself?

  30. i am really suprised that skul the hero slayer is not on here

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