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The Best Roguelike Games of All Time

Updated September 17, 2020 2.2k votes 558 voters 40.7k views56 items

List RulesVote up the best video games in the roguelike genre.

This is a list of the best roguelike games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated roguelike games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest roguelike games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these roguelike games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging roguelike games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new roguelike games.

List features games like Diablo, ToeJam & Earl and more!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best roguelike games?" and "What is the greatest roguelike game of all time?"
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    DoomRL
    90
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    DoomRL

    2002

    DeveloperKornel Kisielewicz

    DoomRL is a roguelike video game for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, whose setting is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup
    74
    15

    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is an open source roguelike computer game, which is the actively... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    NetHack
    88
    29

    NetHack

    1987
    NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987 with ASCII... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    The Binding of Isaac
    113
    52

    The Binding of Isaac

    2011

    DeveloperEdmund McMillen, Florian Himsl

    The Binding of Isaac is a 2011 independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Florian... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Dwarf Fortress

    DeveloperBay 12 Games

    Dwarf Fortress is a part construction and management simulation, part roguelike, freeware... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Moria
    51
    9

    Moria

    1983

    DeveloperDavid Grabiner

    Moria is a roguelike computer game based heavily on J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Ancient Domains of Mystery

    DeveloperThomas Biskup

    Ancient Domains of Mystery, or ADOM, is a roguelike video game by Thomas Biskup first released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    FTL: Faster Than Light
    FTL: Faster Than Light is a space-based top-down real-time strategy roguelike game created by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead
    49
    13

    Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead

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    Rogue
    50
    20

    Rogue

    1980

    DeveloperGlenn Wichman, Artificial Intelligence Design, Michael Toy, Ken Arnold

    Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer

    DeveloperChunsoft

    Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is a graphical roguelike by Chunsoft. It is the second... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Fate
    43
    17

    Fate

    2005

    DeveloperWildTangent

    Fate is a 2005 single-player action role-playing game originally released for the PC by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Larn
    31
    7

    Larn

    1986

    DeveloperPhil Cordier, Noah Morgan

    Larn is a roguelike computer game authored by Noah Morgan in 1986 for the UNIX operating... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Angband
    34
    12

    DeveloperAndy Astrand, Alex Cutler

    Angband is a dungeon-crawling roguelike computer game derived from Umoria. It is based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Telengard
    30
    10

    Telengard

    1982

    DeveloperDaniel Lawrence, Microcomputer Games, Inc., Orion Software, Inc.

    Telengard is a 1982 role-playing dungeon crawler video game developed by Daniel Lawrence and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Sword of Fargoal
    30
    11

    Sword of Fargoal

    1982

    DeveloperJeff McCord

    Sword of Fargoal is a 1982 video game by Jeff McCord, published by Epyx. The November 1996... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3
    29
    10

    Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3

    2002

    DeveloperMatrix Software, Chunsoft

    Dragon Quest Characters: Torneko no Daibōken 3 - Fushigi no Dungeon is the third game in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Reaping The Dungeon
    26
    10

    Reaping The Dungeon

    1993
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    Castle of the Winds
    Castle of the Winds is a tile-based roguelike video game for Windows 3.x. It was developed by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    Baroque
    Baroque is a role-playing video game developed by and published Sting Entertainment, released... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 21
    Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 2: Oni Shūrai! Shiren-jō!

    DeveloperChunsoft

    Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 2: Oni Shūrai! Shiren-jō! is one of the few role playing... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 22
    Fatal Labyrinth

    DeveloperSega

    Fatal Labyrinth, titled Shi no Meikyuu: Labyrinth of Death in Japan, is a role-playing video... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Tales of Middle Earth
    21
    7

    Tales of Middle Earth

    1998

    DeveloperDarkGod

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    Linley's Dungeon Crawl
    28
    17

    Linley's Dungeon Crawl

    1997
    Linley's Dungeon Crawl is a roguelike computer game originally programmed by Linley Henzell in... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    ZAngband
    23
    12

    ZAngband

    1994

    DeveloperTopi Ylinen, Steven Fuerst

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