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Star Mazer

Create your own '80s anime adventure in Starr Mazer

I used to skip Sunday school every weekend I could to watch poorly localized episodes of Tekkaman and Robotech and hang out in my pajamas. I loved them, but even at the time something seemed off about them, stilted dialog and conf...

 
Darkest Dungeon tips
Darkest Dungeon is a terrifically difficult game that delights in torturing the player. You could spend hours fine tuning the perfect party only to encounter a new enemy type or area that absolutely demolishes them. It's a na...   read

Darkest Dungeon review
Most games gloss right over the psychological effects of combat and stress. RPGs see parties of cheery young adventurers slaughter their way through entire countrysides worth of kobolds and giant rats for the sake of justice ...   read

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Downwell

Downwell is falling onto Android devices today

We all seem to love mobile rogue-lite Downwell here at Destructoid, what with it getting both a 10/10 score in Steven’s review and winning our mobile game of the year award. It’s just a shame that up to now it’s been an iO...

 
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Dankest Dungeon

Want to hear the narrator for Darkest Dungeon say 'Dankest Dungeon?'

I've been playing a lot of Darkest Dungeon, and it's been a tense experience. It's a merciless game about horror, stress, and the frailty of humanity. A great deal of the grim tone is established by the grave intonations of its dour narrato...

 
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Necropolis

Necropolis should be even better with friends

Since we last checked on Necropolis, the third-person action roguelike from Shadowrun Returns maker Harebrained Schemes, it gained four-person cooperative play. Why die alone when you can go down in flames with your dearest friends? Gentlem...

 
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GOTY 2015

Mike Martin's picks for games that he picked in 2015

Hello everybody! Your (not so) favorite, foul-mouthed, perverted, shit-posting Community Manager here. 2015 was a helluva year for games. All bullshit aside, we are starting to see some truly amazing games come out. When I was a babby, play...

 
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Below

Capybara Games' Below delayed into 2016

With just a couple weeks remaining the year, Below is not going to hit its previously announced 2015 release window, developer Capybara Games has confirmed with Game Informer. "Below is indeed coming in 2016," Capy's Nathan Vella ...

 
Nuclear Throne review
Nuclear Throne is not a game for people who get frustrated easily. My first few hours spent with this top-down shooter from Super Crate Box and Ridiculous Fishing developer Vlambeer didn't go well. I struggled with aiming and...   read

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Nethack

Nethack, a roguelike from 1987, just had its first update in 12 years

While Rogue is commonly seen as where the roguelike genre got its start, there’s another game that is arguably just as influential to its formation: Nethack. Originally released way back in 1987, Nethack helped pave the way for the mo...

 
Nuclear Throne photo
Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is finally out of Early Access

It feels like Vlambeer's Nuclear Throne has been in Early Access limbo for ages, but the punishing roguelike shooter has finally reached its official release date. You can now purchase the finished version of Nuclear Throne on PS4, PS Vita,...

 
Super Mystery Dungeon
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon spin-off series transports the colorful cast of pocket monsters from the role-playing games into the challenging world of a roguelike dungeon crawler. Super Mystery Dungeon retains the charm...   read

Renowned Explorers review
I'm glad I stuck Renowned Explorers out. For the first couple hours it was kind of a slog. Not exactly bad, but dense, unwieldy, and unexciting. I would finish an expedition and quit, not wanting to get back to it until days ...   read

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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon aims for PS4, Vita this spring

Darkest Dungeon is bringing its madness-inducing dungeon crawling to PlayStation 4 and Vita in spring 2016. Those carrion eaters and shamblers are really going to pop on your TV! Speaking of: the PS4 port will be playable at PlayStation Exp...

 
8===D
Hello my pretties! Today (courtesy of Undergroundies Inc. ) We have a contest for recently released Trigger Saint. Trigger Saint is an isometric, shooty, permadeath, beautiful, interesting game. I've enjoyed my time with it a...   read

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Noct impressions

Noct has potential but there isn't much to it yet

Noct is a top-down survival game with a killer hook. Set in the ruins of earth after some kind of Pitch Black-like doomsday event, the action is viewed from a grainy thermal camera far removed from danger. You play the part of a survivor on...

 
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Galak-Z on Steam

Galak-Z has a more forgiving mode on Steam

17-Bit is bringing its stylish space shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional to PC much sooner than I was expecting. How does this month sound? It's set for a Steam release on Thursday, October 29. In his review of the PlayStation 4 version, Chris...

 
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Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is coming to crush your spirit Jan. 19

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Darkest Dungeon is still in Early Access. I've been “enjoying” the brutally difficult tactical-roguelike since last February and for months it's felt like a solid package, despite missing its f...

 
Cryptark impressions photo
Cryptark impressions

Cryptark is the sci-fi roguelike you've been waiting for (if you don't own a PS4)

I’ve always loved space truckers. Working Joes plugging away at what amounts to a mundane job for them in a fantastic sci-fi setting that seems crazy to us terrestrial-bound 21st century cavemen. I also harbor great affection for puni...

 
Review

Review: Skyhill

100 floors up, countless mutants on the way down, and only one way out of town. No, this isn’t your average council estate in Swansea. This is Skyhill.   read

Review
Ah, another day, another pixel-art indie game with a Wild West theme. That said, A Fistful of Gun could’ve been set on the Moon and you’d be too busy dodging bullet hells and listening to arcade cabinet music to e...   read

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Etrian Mystery Dungeon

Etrian Mystery Dungeon out now across Europe

After an extended wait, Etrian Mystery Dungeon is now available in Europe, NIS has announced. The roguelike RPG launched in North America in April after debuting in Japan the previous month, and earned praise from Destructoid's reviews pope...

 
Ascendant PS4 review

Review: Ascendant

We're getting to the point where the roguelike formula doesn't inspire "oohs" and "ahhs" like it used to. Where a game could generally have had the label "tough as nails," and earned instant cred, it's becoming increasingly h...   read

Dungeon League
What happens when you turn hardcore RPG gameplay, with hints of roguelike elements, into a sport? Imagine having to grind and acquire loot in order to score points and one-up your competition. Sounds pretty wild for an action...   read

Galak-Z review
There aren't enough mech games out there. I mean sure, I grew up with Mechwarrior, G-Nome, Armored Core, and Heavy Gear, among countless others over the years, but it's still not enough. It's never enough. While Galak-Z does have some issues, it does manage to keep the dream mostly alive.   read

Doujin Dojo
Doujin Dojo is a sporadic column dedicated to spotlighting independent games from Japan and the people that make them. Every time I talk about PlayStation Mobile, someone inevitably mentions it's the first time they...   read

The Swindle
A band of thieves in Steampunk Victorian London has been tasked with preventing Scotland Yard's creation of the ultimate surveillance device: The Devil's Basilisk. If they fail to swindle said device in 100 days (read: lives)...   read

HANDS ON: Galak-Z
We've covered the "Spelunky by way of Macross" space shooting roguelike for a couple of years now and the follow-up from Skulls of the Shogun developer 17-bit is almost here, coming to PS4 August 4 and PC a few months down th...   read

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Roguelikes

Roguelike Mega Collection brings 700+ free games into one torrent

Roguelikes can be huge games. With high difficulty, procedural generation, and plenty of RPG elements to sink your teeth into, you’re potentially looking at hundreds of hours of play out of just one title. And then someone decided to ...

 
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The Swindle

The Swindle gets down with the sneaky sneaky

I’ve just spent a few hours with Size Five Games’ (of Time Gentlemen, Please! and Ben There, Dan That! fame) newest offering, The Swindle. As a coalition of thieves in alternate-reality Victorian London, you’re tasked with...

 

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The New Guy. Liev Schrieber's little brother. I'll be your new best friend.

 

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Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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Jed Whitaker

Im funny how, I mean funny like Im a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, Im here to fuckin amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?

 
ChrisHannard

PSN - Season Passes are a great way to save money and allow you to purchase game specific DLC in one Let me rewrite that for Season Passes are a great way to bilk gamers for unnecessary DLC that may be of massively variable

 
Double Monocles

Gotta clean the house before I can play more Star Oh well, at least I get to watch Lord of the Rings while I do it

 
ZombZ

Weekend update: I have not cleaned up the mess in my It has grown by 2 plastic bottles, some files and 3 pairs of I did however sort the balls in the ball pit at our local indoor playground by I have the weirdest ocd known to

 
CumWizard2k14

Was thinking of starting a weekly blog series here where I highlight awesome game tracks to listen Does anyone here already do that?

 
Asterion

Rurouni Kenshin is one manga series which never got the videogame it A Souls-like with a romantic comedy subplot would be

 
JuIc3

Too many hours of Dark Souls now I dont want to do

 
Steven Hansen

that zootopia movie is good as heck AND keeps the space jam tradition going of making kids horny for a rabbit

 
CumWizard2k14

Thank you, Im feeling much better, calmed down quite a Now Im going to enjoy some childhood nostalgia with Drakan: The Ancients Gates before I get ready for :)

 
ZombZ

God damn why does Disqus have such a comments dont show up, then they double post and then reply to the wrong deleting more comments than posting

 
iam16bit

Finishing my pencils for tomorrows final narrative

 
CumWizard2k14

Real talk, Ive been very depressed lately and my anxiety has been getting worse and I need a friend, or

 
hlarge4

I made a very incorrect assumption about one of the limits of Traces abilities in Axiom Downsidw, extended my play by 3 Plus? Found dozens of secrets

 
Torchman

Shift starts earlier this Feels wierd eating lunch two hours

 
SpielerDad

Who wants to taste my salty nuts?

 
AdmiralAckbong

Went outside the theater to smoke a cigarette, and see the Coen Bros 15 feet away, getting in a Then was forced to move on with my

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

You know, while W101 would be an excellent WiiU addition for the Nintendo Humble Bundle, I didnt think about the 3DS What if its Project Mirai: DX? SEGAs already on board and gave us one rhythm game, so why not two? Or maybe its too recent?

 
ShadeOfLight

We have officially reached the point where for the life of me I can no longer keep track of all these American made-up

 
CumWizard2k14

Any bros wanna get together for some Wagnaria!! and jello shots?

 
ikiryou

This gif came across my Tumblr dashboard and even though I know its supposed to read A bottomless I keep seeing it as A bottomless Interesting place, that

 
CumWizard2k14

Dear Bungie, I will literally give to you my anal virginity if it means I get a Year 2 Vex you dtf or what

 
Nathan D

May the good blood guide your way on the first day of

 
Jed Whitaker

Look at all these talentless hacks disagreeing with Total Biscuit and agreeing with me:

 
LinkSlayer64

Why did no one ever tell me about Rhythm Thief!? I LOVE RHYTHM GAMES! I thought this was just a point and click! I cant stop giggling with glee!

 
Larxinostic

Happy May for happy

 
taterchimp

first of may

 
Luca Blight

Happy Mayday

 
gajknight

May the Fourth be with you! In 3 days!

 
Dr Mel

May the first dunce who says May the fourth be with you be the last time he ever says

 

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