Best Free Windows Roguelike Games


Roguelike is a sub-genre of role-playing games. It literally means “a game like Rogue”. Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game, first released in 1980 by developers Michel Toy, Glenn Wichman and Ken Arnold. The game stood out from the crowd by being fiendishly addictive. The game’s goal was to retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, hidden deep in the 26th level, and ascend back to the top, all set in a world based on Dungeons & Dragons.

Most roguelikes are based on a high fantasy narrative, reflecting their influence from tabletop role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons.

The vast majority of roguelikes give the player control of a character, which they may customize by selecting a class, race, and gender, and adjusting attributes points and skills. At the start of the game, the character is placed at the top-most level of a dungeon, with basic equipment such as a simple weapon, armor, torches, and food. Following along the role-playing concept of a dungeon crawl, the player moves the character through the dungeon, collecting treasure which can include new weapons, armors, magical devices, potions, scrolls, food, and in-game money, while having to fight monsters that roam the dungeon. Most combat is performed simply by attempting to move the character into the same space as the monster. The game then calculates the damage that the character and monster deal. Other types of attacks, such as firing an arrow or performing an offensive magic spell, can often be performed as well.

Roguelike Games
Ascii Sector2D trading and space flight simulator with roguelike action
Dungeon Crawl Stone SoupAdventure through dungeons filled with dangerous monsters in a quest to find the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot
ProspectorSet in a science fiction universe
Dwarf FortressSingle-player fantasy game, similar to NetHack
NetHackDungeons and Dragons-style adventure game
AngbandSingle-player dungeon exploration game
Tales of Maj’EyalTopdown tactical RPG roguelike game and game engine
UnNetHackFork of NetHack
Hydra SlayerRoguelike game focused on one thing: slaying Hydras
Cataclysm DDAPost-apocalyptic roguelike
BrogueDirect descendant of Rogue, a dungeon crawling video game
Goblin HackSmooth-scrolling ASCII graphics adventure game
SLASH’EMSuper Lotsa Added Stuff Hack – Extended Magic
Everything Is FodderFascinating and compelling roguelike game
WoozoolikeSimple space exploration roguelike
DiabloRLRoguelike "unmake"
DRLFast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game
Lost LabyrinthCoffeebreak dungeon crawling game
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