While I’ll admit to being totally in love with the Rogue-lite genre myself, I don’t think I’m alone in that. Here’s just a few of the challenging, fun, and at times frantic Rogue-lite titles on the Xbox One that are available now! Check them out!
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
NOTE: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is not for the faint of heart. Fighting horrors dreamed up by a small child, you’ll shoot his tears to kill your enemies, clear each floor, and face the boss. You need to power yourself up as much as possible, but take too many chances and your run may end before it begins. With multiple playable characters you’ll play for hours without realizing it. If you can handle creepy atmospheres and adult themes you don’t want to miss The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth!
Don’t Starve: Giant Edition
If you’re a fan of survival titles, then you’ve likely already heard of Don’t Starve. In Don’t Starve you’ll find yourself in a strange new environment and be tasked with survival. Each playthrough is different as the locations are randomly generated, though the path to success does not change. Collect resources and craft the tools to survive the harsh world you’re in. Fans of survival games with a touch of the Rogue-lite will love Don’t Starve!
Crypt of the NecroDancer
The amazing rogue-like rhythm game Crypt of the Necrodancer includes multiple game modes and playable characters, and the fun never stops as you plan every move to the beat using quick reflexes and focusing on the music. You’ll bounce through a series of levels fighting enemies to the beat of 6 different soundtracks. Crypt of the Necrodancer is one game that Rogue-lite and music fans will love!
Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon is a fast-paced twin stick shooter where each playthrough is procedurally generated, from the rooms, to the enemies, and even the final boss for each level. You’ll play as one of 4 diverse heroes as they attempt to reach the final level, collecting guns, dodge roll, and using blanks to avoid bullet hell. Fans of difficult but rewarding gameplay will love Enter the Gungeon!
Crawl is a unique take on the dungeon crawler genre where you will travel through a procedurally generated dungeon with the goal of getting your hero to level 10 and travelling through the portal to defeat the boss. If you die, you’ll become a ghost with the ability to possess monsters, traps, and summon slimes to fight the living hero so that you can take his place. Fans of dungeon crawlers looking for a new experience should check out Crawl!
Neon Chrome is a tough but fun top-down shooter where you’ll blast your way through various parts of the archology, a massive mega structure as you make your way to face the Overseer. Every room you clear can help you obtain the strength to fight, or it could be your downfall. Fans of challenging and procedurally generated maps will love Neon Chrome!
NeuroVoider is a twin-stick shooter RPG where you play as a brain inside one of three robotic bodies as you face wave after wave of enemies in a procedurally generated world filled with tons of loot. If you die it’s permanent but all of your unlocked items will follow you to the next play through. Fans of rogue-lite games and local multiplayer will love NeuroVoider, check it out!
In Rogue Legacy, you’ll take a trip into a side-scrolling platformer set in a procedurally generated castle. You’ll die, and your children will try to avenge you (though they may have positive or negative traits). With 8 different classes, an ability tree, and runes you can customize your descendants as much as you want! Fans of challenging but rewarding platforming will love Rogue Legacy!