Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero.Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf.That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game.
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Very Positive (207 reviews) - 87% of the 207 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (12,141 reviews) - 94% of the 12,141 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 27, 2013

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"...a hugely compelling mix of 2D action-platforming and Roguelike game design." 9/10
--IGN

"Rogue Legacy is a must-play, and a steal at its $15 price tag." 90/100
--GameFront

"Rogue Legacy rewarded my patience and tenacity; that's a lesson any developer can take from its twisted family tree." 9/10
--Polygon

"This is a game that won't just eat up your time, but it will devour it." 8.5/10
--Destructoid

"... an immensely rewarding action game that strikes a terrific balance between permadeath and progress." 8.5/10
--GameSpot

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About This Game

Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero.

Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo-- they could even be a dwarf.

That's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.

But you shouldn't listen to me. You should check out the trailer. It explains the game better then I ever could.

If you really want to READ about this game though, then you should check out our bullet list below.
  • Here's what Rogue Legacy IS:
  • A procedurally generated adventure. Explore new castles with every life.
  • Rogue-lite. Your character dies, but with each passing your lineage grows and becomes stronger.
  • Tons of unique traits that makes each playthrough special. Ever wanted to be dyslexic? Now you can!
  • More than 8 classes to choose from (9)! Each class has unique abilities that change the way you play the game.
  • Over 60 different enemies to test your skills against. Hope you like palette-swaps!
  • Massive, expandable skill tree. Rack in the loot to upgrade your manor and give your successors a cutting edge.
  • Oh yeah, there's a Blacksmith and an Enchantress shop but we forgot to show them in the trailer...
  • Equip your heroes with powerful weaponry and armor. Or gain new abilities like flight, dash, and air jumping.
  • Tons of secrets and easter eggs to uncover... or are there? Yes there are.
  • Got a controller? Play with a controller. Big Picture ready.
  • Clowns.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:1.6 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:X1950 Pro, 7900 GT
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Additional:Only available in desktop mode for Windows 8.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor:2 Ghz
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:HD 4770, 8800 GTX
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
    • Additional:Only available in desktop mode for Windows 8.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB HD space
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB HD space
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ACD239
( 37.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Fun game, the character selection system keeps it interesting. Could use much more variety in enemies though.
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Fuck.exe
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
God this background at the title screen goes well with the music. It's a drag that this game doesn't have much of a story, even though the characters and npc's are cool as beeeeeeeeep, I like the wooden dummy he says funny things. If I see another 10/10 review I'm flagging your A S S
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Yablko
( 40.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
A good video game.
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Fallout
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Simply put, a boring and repetitive game, in which the actualy game itself mocks you with charon stealing your money each run and your "Legecys" new abilitys not making any real differnce. You see a trait once, your wowwed, then the next fifty times you see it your bored of it. The only way this games difficult is in the sear amount of replaying you have to do to make any progress. As for the grind, well simply put, unless you get the minimum amount of gold before dying, you wasted your time trying, as there is no inventory system and no real way to gain any EXP. Overall this game is Praised over a gimmick that is simply that, A gimmick.
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HobgoblinHero
( 36.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This is one of the greatest games i have ever played, play it right now
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alanisman1
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Rogue Legacy is a classic platformer with an amazing upgrade system that makes it feel like you're making tangible progress with each playthrough. After each run you use the money earned to purchase important, permanent upgrades (new classes, improved stats, better equipment, etc). Although it is very fun, the upgrades get very expensive causing some runs to feel like a waste (you lose any unspent money.) Also, the controls are not perfect and many deaths felt cheap and caused me a lot of frustration. But overall, this game is highly recommended.

PROS
+ Brilliant upgrade and progression system
+ Exploring the castle is fun and exciting
+ Each run feels very different
+ Each character has random, game-altering (sometimes hilarious) traits
+ Lots of upgrades make progression fun and interesting
+ Charming characters, good graphics and sound

CONS
- Controls are not perfect, even with a gamepad
- Frequently felt like many deaths were cheap and beyond my control
- Progression may seem too slow for some
- Expensive upgrades render many runs a complete waste
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Doctor Dump
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
KILL DIE KILL DIE KILL DIE KILL
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Leequid
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
It is amazing ! A great game ! It can make you crazy !
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¬°A| PapaDuck
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is great, for anyone who likes platformers or rouge like dungeons.
Playing this game with a controller is recomended, however it is not impossable to enjoy it with a keyboard.
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Demonic Duck
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Ever wanted to play the original castlevania but unfair level design? Me neither!

This game is just another unbalanced random generation game and is not only artificially difficult most of the time, but is one of the few that are designed to be very unrewarding.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Pretty fun game for those who like GBA-Castlevania and the likes, or just platformers in general.
The 'trait' and 'inheritance' system is pretty cool and unique, and adds up to the simple and effective combat.
It's not easy, but not nearly impossible. Or it can be extremely hard, if you're that kind of player.
Plenty of things to do, monsters to kill and things to collect. Definitely worth the investment.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
5 reasons I love this game:
1. It is simple, yet addicting. You could just play a quick run for 10 minutes or you can play for hours on end to earn upgrades and try and make more progress in the castle.
2. You will always have more milestones to reach. When you're starting out, struggling to defeat enemies, and have no mastery of the controls you will be motivated just to have runs that contribute anything to your game. Whatever money you make is lost if you don't spend it, and everytime you buy an upgrade, the cost of all the upgrades available slightly increases.
You're motivation is just to improve, however you can. Strive for runs where you get just far enough to afford something that can make your situation a bit easier. As you start to acquire upgrades and get used to the controls, you find you can make more money, but you also need to earn more to keep upgrading your characters. Then you may get far enough to fight the area boss, but you will probably get decimated by them. So you're goal is to fight them more, to learn their patterns and try to defeat them.
Then you finally defeat the boss, but you have 3 other areas to explore, which means going deeper in the castle to fight tougher enemies and surviving enough to challenge 3 more bosses, who will also demand a similar learning curve and challenge you to reach them while earning upgrades to increase your chances. This excellent pacing makes it so the game is constantly rewarding.
3. The game has a lot of variety thanks to the randomized layouts, traits, character classes, and rune/weapon unlocks. It's really fun to experiment with different classes and test out new gear and runes. There are also a large variety of enemies with various patterns to keep you on your toes.
4. This game has a nice metrovanian art style and a good soundtrack as well. I especially like Ponce de Leon's theme.
5. Unlimited New Game +'s. Nuff said.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Finished the first playthrough in about 3 hours with my godlike platformer skill.
More likely with the experience from excessive playing of the castlevania series!

Pro:
- Nice graphics; retro looking, but fluent and pleasing to watch
- good music; relaxed to energizing 8bit soundtrack
- progression is logical; you loose your gold upon entering the "dungeon", everything you earn until dying can be spent on upgrades for your next run, thus, your "children" will gain more and more power and will be able to explore the castle further, gain more gold for upgrades and equip and so forth
- controls are responsive and not too complicated. I recommend a controller, but a keyboard can do just fine
- humor is "special" as are your heroes

cons:
- progression depends on your platforming skill. HARD. Before getting used to the controls and the feeling of jumps and attacks, you will die against everything. And if you die before collecting enough gold for an upgrade, the life of the sad lad and the run was complete time wasting. Better git gut or struggle the feel of a grindfest.

- Thats the only con i can give you for a 1.50€ game, if you like platformers and are able to learn quick, just give it a go. If you manage to quit before 2 hours, get your refund. I could not quit...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Blue blood simulator.
Spawn generations of giant gay colorblind children.
Build a down syndrome army of wizods.
Fun for the entire inbred family.

If there is a chance you might not ever get any action
Do not fear!
You will always have your Rogue Legacy offspring
to carry on your family name.

To the castle and beyond!

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
One of the main games that brought back the resurgence of RogueLite games. With fun gameplay, precise platforming, and a unique Heir system and randomly generated dungeons that make every playthrough feel different. Collect gold to unlock more features to your castle, upgrade your skills and unlock an assortment of weapons and abilites to help you make it further in your next run.

Game Showcase-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFuwyK5JYfM
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
A great game that you will enjoy playing and teach you the patience of a buddhist monk.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Very good game for the first few hours, gets very grindy and repetitive towards the end. Definitely wait for a sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
this game is awsum fokn knight with cheeky sword xd
i luv waking up at 5 am to play this would always sleep with this game turnt up !!
it's always lit inside this game because my computer is overheating like a mfker
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
very fun platformer similar to castlevania with rogue elements and an original soundtrack.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Dungeon sucks and then you die. And then you die. And then you die. And then you die.
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