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The Best Roguelike Games of All Time

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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

    2002
    DoomRL is a roguelike video game for Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, whose setting is...  more
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    91
    29

    NetHack

    1987
    NetHack is a single-player roguelike video game originally released in 1987 with ASCII...  more
  • 3
    75
    17

    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

    Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is an open source roguelike computer game, which is the actively...  more
  • 4
    118
    52

    The Binding of Isaac

    2011
    The Binding of Isaac is a 2011 independent video game designed by Edmund McMillen and Florian...  more
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    Dwarf Fortress is a part construction and management simulation, part roguelike, freeware...  more
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    Ancient Domains of Mystery, or ADOM, is a roguelike video game by Thomas Biskup first released...  more
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    50
    14

    Cataclysm Dark Days Ahead

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    FTL: Faster Than Light is a space-based top-down real-time strategy roguelike game created by...  more
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    57
    21

    Tales of Middle Earth

    1998
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    50
    20

    Rogue

    1980
    Rogue is a dungeon crawling video game first developed by Michael Toy and Glenn Wichman around...  more
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    42
    20

    Fate

    2005
    Fate is a 2005 single-player action role-playing game originally released for the PC by...  more
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    Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer is a graphical roguelike by Chunsoft. It is the second...  more

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    13
    Angband is a dungeon-crawling roguelike computer game derived from Umoria. It is based on the...  more
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    30
    11

    Telengard

    1982
    Telengard is a 1982 role-playing dungeon crawler video game developed by Daniel Lawrence and...  more
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    30
    12

    Sword of Fargoal

    1982
    Sword of Fargoal is a 1982 video game by Jeff McCord, published by Epyx. The November 1996...  more
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    28
    13

    ToeJam & Earl

    1991
    ToeJam & Earl is an action video game developed by Johnson Voorsanger Productions and...  more
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    26
    11

    Reaping The Dungeon

    1993
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    22
    8

    Z+Angband

    Z+Angband is a further development of the popular ZAngband variant, with random wilderness,...
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    Castle of the Winds is a tile-based roguelike video game for Windows 3.x. It was developed by...  more
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    Baroque is a role-playing video game developed by and published Sting Entertainment, released...  more

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    Fushigi no Dungeon: Fūrai no Shiren 2: Oni Shūrai! Shiren-jō! is one of the few role playing...  more
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    Fatal Labyrinth, titled Shi no Meikyuu: Labyrinth of Death in Japan, is a role-playing video...  more
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    Slay the Spire is a roguelike video game developed by American studio MegaCrit and published...  more
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    24

    Diablo

    1997
    Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and...  more

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