The Most Popular Roguelike Video Games Right Now

We’re ranking the biggest and most popular roguelike video games in 2020. This growing subgenre often utilizes dungeon-style levels, tile graphics, and RPG-like gameplay mechanics. Of course, arguably the defining characteristic of any roguelike game is the fact that most characters only have one life - making them exponentially more difficult.

What’s your favorite roguelike game? Dead Cells brought the heat in 2018, and Don’t Starve is often cited as one the most successful releases in the genre. Sure, these games may be popular, but does that mean they're the best? You tell us!

Vote up your favorite roguelike games and add your own if they’re missing from the list.

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    • Genres (Video game): Bullet hell, roguelike
  • Dead Cells
    2
    • Genres (Video game): Roguelike, metroidvania
      • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Dungeon crawl, Roguelike
    •  Downwell
      5

      Downwell

      • Genres (Video game): Turn-based tactics
    • Spelunky
      8
      • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Platform game, Action game
      • Genres (Video game): Action
    • Don't Starve Together
      11

      Don't Starve Together

    • Road Not Taken
      12

      Road Not Taken

    • Risk of Rain
      13
      • Genres (Video game): Platform game
    • Moonlighter
      14
      • Genres (Video game): Action role-playing, business simulation
    • One More Dungeon
      15

      One More Dungeon

    • Cryptark
      16

      Cryptark

    • Neurovoider
      17

      Neurovoider

    • Moon Hunters
      18

      Moon Hunters

    • Crawl
      19

      Crawl

    • Neon Chrome
      20

      Neon Chrome