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Tower of Guns on console photo
Tower of Guns on console

Tower of Guns available on Xbox One, PS4, and PS3


Free for PS Plus members for the month of April
Apr 10
If you're looking for a little something extra special for your current-gen console of choice, I've got some exceptionally good news to share with you. The outstanding, previously PC-only FPS roguelike Tower of Guns has laun... read
The Swindle preview photo
The Swindle preview

The Swindle perfectly balances roguelike mechanics with approachable gameplay


The people's roguelike
Mar 12
On my last day covering PAX East, I had the chance to sit down with the inimitable Dan Marshall from Size Five Games to have a look at his gorgeous, stealthy, steampunk-centric burglary simulator The Swindle. We’ve... read
Flame Over photo
Sound the alarm
Roguelikes suck. They don't suck as in they are horrible to play. They suck for me because they're so damn hard. But in this genre, that's part of the challenge. For whatever reason, our gamer brains desire to overcome the im... read feature

Necropolis preview photo
Murderous beauty
As I explored the opening area of Harebrained Schemes' third-person action roguelike Necropolis at PAX East 2015, I discovered an inviting treasure chest. Upon opening it, I realized too late that I wasn’t alone in that... read feature

Heat Signature GDC photo
What's cooler than being cool?
Gunpoint ultimately had very little to do with guns. It was a smartly designed puzzler with an immensely satisfying core set of mechanics and witty dialogue. But the title never came into play; pointing guns at people always ... read feature

Fancy Skulls photo
Fancy Skulls

Modern art meets roguelike FPS in Fancy Skulls


I like my skulls fancy, how about you?
Feb 27
Fancy Skulls is a challenging and visually striking first-person shooter that features random level generation, permadeath, and a distinct art style straddling the line between looking like Foster's Home for I... read
Sublevel Zero photo
Sublevel Zero

Sublevel Zero is your new 6DoF roguelike shooter


Grab your dramamine and hold on to your hat
Feb 27
Sublevel Zero is England-based studio Sigtrap's new roguelike reimagining of the first-person, six-degree-of-freedom shooter. Influences on the game's design swing from classic 6DoF titles like Descent to modern ro... read
Flame Over photo
Flame Over

Flame Over fires up the Vita this March


Time to channel your inner Kurt Russell
Feb 25
The Vita means life. And what a life it's having. Even though its overall sales pale in comparison to the likes of the 3DS, the system is an indie lovers dream and is home to some of the most underrated games in the past few... read
Weird animals in space photo
Weird animals in space

Space shooter Captain Forever returns with weird animals and a bubblegum mutant little brother


Sit this one out, Fox
Feb 19
Oh, wow, Captain Forever -- that brings me back. The last person to cover it on Destructoid was Anthony Burch. (He so would.) It's a wonderful game about destroying spaceships and stealing their parts to cobble together a su... read
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Paranautical Activity

Paranautical Activity sold to Digerati Distribution


Returns to Steam as the Deluxe Atonement Edition
Feb 17
As I'm sure some of you are aware, Code Avarice's delightful, drum and bass-infused FPS roguelike Paranautical Activity was pulled from Steam last October after one of the game's creators took to Twitter ... read
Neptune, Have Mercy photo
Neptune, Have Mercy

A sci-fi submarine roguelike? Neptune, Have Mercy!


Damn, this looks cool
Feb 12
Neptune, Have Mercy has a lot going for it. This is an "action exploration roguelike" set not in a fantasy world full of dungeons, but underwater on Neptune's largest moon. Players control a customizable submarine with a cla... read
Seaworthy photo
Seaworthy

Seaworthy: It's like FTL, but with pirates


Well, blow me down
Feb 09
I always wanted to play a more brutal game centered on pirates, but as the years went by I was continually disappointed. Sid Meier’s Pirates was an interesting ride, but it was too lighthearted for me. Seaworthy, a rea... read
Overture photo
Overture

Overture melted my face, has a free demo on Steam


Why yes, you CAN play as a devastatingly powerful Pope!
Feb 04
Overture is the latest retro-inspired offering from Black Shell Games, the talented development team behind the ASCII RPG SanctuaryRPG: Black Edition. It's a charming game, with an adorably chunky pixel art style and an infe... read
Darkest Dungeon preview photo
Early Access impressions of Red Hook's impressive gothic roguelike RPG
“If I am mad, it is mercy! May the gods pity the man who in his callousness can remain sane to the hideous end!” – Howard Phillips Lovecraft, The Temple As you might be aware by now, Darkest Dungeon is a vis... read feature

Out There: Omega Edition photo
Out There: Omega Edition

How long can you survive in Out There: Omega Edition?


Mi-Clos' roguelike reminds us how insignificant we are in the universe
Jan 29
Out There: Omega Edition by Mi-Clos Studio is certainly a pretty little thing. Don't let its eye-catching pulp-comic appearance fool you, though. It's a difficult game. Think Oregon Trail meets FTL and you'll have a goo... read
Oblitus photo
Oblitus

Oblitus is coming soonlitus


That's about it
Jan 27
Adult Swim Games has officially announced that their fantasy 2D roguelike scroller Oblitus is coming soon. How soon? Hell, I don't know, and I guess Adult Swim doesn't know either, since they're not telling us. At the very least, the trailer has some decent music and the art that has accompanied the game appears to be cool as fuck. read
Enchanted Cave 2 photo
Enchanted Cave 2

A free roguelike with music by Banjo-Kazooie's Grant Kirkhope? Yes, please!


The Enchanted Cave 2
Jan 26
I'm struggling to stop playing The Enchanted Cave 2 for long enough to tell you about it. Unassuming name and overabundance of roguelikes aside, this browser-based game is terrific. You delve into a cavern in search of gold, ... read
Children of Morta photo
Children of Morta

Children of Morta announces stretch goals


Co-op don't come free
Jan 24
After giving you a formal introduction of Children of Morta earlier this week, Austin developer Dead Mage has revealed to hack 'n' slash hopefuls the stretch goals of its project on Kickstarter. While an initial funding ... read
Children of Morta KS photo
Children of Morta KS

Children of Morta Kickstarter launches today, looks phenomenal


Dead Mage's gorgeous 2D hack n' slash has left me awestruck
Jan 20
Story-driven hack 'n' slash Children of Morta's Kickstarter campaign went live today and it looks absolutely stunning. I cover a lot of retro-inspired pixel-art titles in my work here at Destructoid, but what ... read
Vagante Early Access photo
Nuke Nine's take on the formula scratches all the itches
When we last reported on Nuke Nine's retro-inspired action platformer Vagante, the title was campaigning for funding on Kickstarter. After unfortunately falling short of its funding goal the developers have brought... read feature

Space Beast Terror Fright photo
Space Beast Terror Fright

Space Beast Terror Fright is my new drug


Nornware's FPS manages to distill the intensity of Aliens
Jan 18
Space Beast Terror Fright is Johannes "johno" Norneby's interpretation of the sci-fi first-person shooter: take the artful tension-building and high-octane muzzle flash from James Cameron's Aliens, add in the corridor c... read
Crawl photo
Crawl

Control a three-headed hydra with your friends in Crawl


Update adds many new monsters to embody
Jan 15
Crawl, the multiplayer dungeon crawler from Powerhoof where you control the monsters and try to kill you friends, just released a new update on Steam today. In addition to a big list of bug fixes and stat balancing, the Plague Mushroom update introduces a ton of new content. read
ATLUS photo
ATLUS

Etrian Mystery Dungeon crawls to 3DS on April 7


Atlus sets roguelike role-playing game's release date in stone
Jan 14
Etrian Mystery Dungeon will arrive in North America on April 7, Atlus USA announced today. The project is a collaboration between Atlus and Spike Chunsoft, pairing the character classes and skill trees of Etrian Odyssey with Mystery Dungeon's exploratory roguelike design.  Atlus plans to include a bonus soundtrack disc with all pre-orders and first-run copies of the game. read
Crystal Catacombs photo
Crystal Catacombs

Kickstarter-funded Crystal Catacombs arrives on Steam tomorrow


Classic 2D platforming meets roguelike randomness
Jan 14
After nearly three years in development, Levels or Lives' retro-inspired roguelike pixel art platformer Crystal Catacombs is almost ready to make its debut on Steam. Successfully funded on Kickstarter in July of 2012,  ... read
Path to the Sky photo
Path to the Sky

Path to the Sky teaser debut, game details revealed


It's been a long time coming, but it's been well worth the wait
Jan 11
I've been talking with Berlin-based solo developer Johannes "Dek" Märtterer since early September of last year. Some of you may already be familiar with his work. He's the creator of the charming neo-retro-sty... read
Distant Star: RF photo
Distant Star: RF

Distant Star: Revenant Fleet is an Early Access title to keep an eye on


Blazing Griffin's Scott Boyd gives us some pointers on how to die less often!
Jan 09
I've tried to keep one eye on Blazing Griffin's lovely looking real-time space strategy game Distant Star: Revenant Fleet for a while now, however, the slippery devil somehow managed to sneak past me and ... read
The Depths of Tolagal photo
The Depths of Tolagal

The Depths of Tolagal is fairly brutal, but it's also addictive


Have I mentioned the Destructoid community has a great taste in games?
Jan 06
Knowing my penchant for habitually tinkering around with retro-inspired roguelike games that I dig up on Steam, community badass and all-around awesome person Phil Ken Sebben tapped me on the shoulde... read
Children of Morta photo
Children of Morta

Children of Morta coming to Kickstarter in January


I haven't been this pumped for a Kickstarter since Hyper Light Drifter
Dec 23
Remember that gorgeous pixel-art roguelike hack-and-slash we posted about a couple months back? Well, if you liked what you saw the last time we covered the delightful Children of Morta, you're in for a treat! Dead Mage stud... read
NEO Scavenger photo
NEO Scavenger

Brutal turn-based survival game NEO Scavenger out now


No longer in Steam Early Access
Dec 16
I kept seeing NEO Scavenger pop up Twitter yesterday, and now I know why: it's just come out of early access and is now available on Steam and GOG.com for $14.99 (Windows/Mac/Linux). This is a turn-based survival game, and an... read
Tower of Guns photo
Tower of Guns

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One


Face full of bullets, more like
Dec 12
Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o... read






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