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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (10,388 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 27, 2013

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"A rogue lite dungeon crawler where the dungeon changes every time you die, as well as pick a new hero with his/her own perks, and flaws."

Reviews

"...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
Helpful customer reviews
504 of 522 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
11:00 PM
Oh crap, I died. That was hard.
But, I got some gold. Now I can unlock that new class.
One more run to test it out.

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11:17 PM
Damn, dead again. But I found blueprints for an awesome looking sword.
One more run, just to get enough gold to unlock that sword.

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11:31 PM
Dead, but I'm kinda glad because I can't wait to buy this sword.
(I could probably sleep an extra 30 minutes and take the 7:50 train to work. I'll bike fast.)
One more run, just to see if I can one-shot enemies now.

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11:50 PM
That was awesome. It only takes me one hit to kill those guys now, which means I'm getting gold twice as fast.
Also, I found the boss room!
One more run, just to see if upgraded defense gives me the edge I need over the boss.

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11:54 PM
Thank god that character is dead. She was wack.
There's no way anyone could play with everything upside down like that.
One more run, with a proper character.

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12:12 AM
%#*@!! SO CLOSE. One more hit and that boss was TOAST.
Wonder what happens when you beat him.
One more run. This is the one.

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12:20 AM
Ok. Not even gonna make it back to the boss room if I don't take it a bit slower than that.
One more run. THIS is the one.

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12:40 AM
BOOOOM! That was glorious. Slaughtered the boss and got soo much money.
Enough to try out some of these runes I unlocked.
Not sure what "vampirism" does, but surely I'm a total beast now.
One more run.

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1:05 AM
Holy crap. HP regain on kill means longer runs, and more gold.
Stack a few more of these vampirism runes and I WILL LIVE FOREVER!!!
Muah hah hah hahhhh!

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1:09 AM
Ok, still gotta be careful.
One more run. Relax a bit this time.

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1:40 AM
OMG so much gold and I found vampire gear! There's vampire gear.
Let's try it o--
Ah crap, I need a little more gold to upgrade my max weight capacity first.
One more run. Just gotta grab 4325 gold and die so I can check this out.

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2:22 AM
Man, what an awesome run! I was unstoppable.
If I hadn't been so greedy I probably could have taken down the forest boss.
One more run, just to test out this vampire armor.

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2:45 AM
The forest is mine and after I spend this huge pile of gold I am gonna be an absolute monster.
Holy crap it's 2:45 AM. Alright.
One more-- it's not a "run"-- just gotta see how strong my attack is now.

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3:12 AM
If this new sword will let me one-shot some of the enemies in The Maya, I can do this real quick for sure.
Not with this mage character though.
One sec...

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3:30 AM
Using magic actually seems kinda fun. Maybe I shouldn't have ignored all the magic stats.
This pot of gold goes to them.
Woahh a whole new part of the tree became available! What is that mystery class?!
3945 to unlock.
3945.

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3:40 AM
I definitely should not have wandered into that part of the castle. Yet.
3945.

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4:04 AM
The Maya is mine! I guess I'm supposed to go to battle in that scary underworld area now.
Oh yeah, that class! Unlocked.
Gotta die real quick so I can test it out.

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4:26 AM
Made it further than I expected in the underworld. A few more gear upgrades should make it doable.
Holy crap I can play as a dragon?!?!
This is gonna be awesome.

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4:34 AM
Weak.
Oh god.
It's 4:30 AM.
I hate myself.
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10/10
You'll learn to forgive yourself.
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67 of 76 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
This is a well known game, is not in need of additional reviews, so I will just correct some of the misunderstandings about this.

1) This is NOT a roguelike. Yes there are some similarities, "Rogue" in the name, you have only one life at each play, and a bit randomization.

There are also many features of this game which makes it not a roguelike.
a)
It lacks proper RPG gameplay, since each class has only two upgrades and these upgrades are for between playthroughs not included in them. so you get stronger each time you die, but your strength is constant for only one gameplay time.
b)
Bosses are predefined. Some memorization or... grinding is required for a usual player. Reflexes do matter, also your grinding time. Mostly, your strategy does not.
c)
Yes, there is grinding. SInce there is persistance between lives. The game also gets harder by your newly bought upgrades, but it scales a bit slower, so yeah you are expected to grind as hell.
d)
since I already said that ur strength wont increase between two deaths, after getting enough "level"s rushing through bosses is a viable strategy. Think about average roguelike and you will see that calling this game a roguelike just because it is hard, semirandomized is stupid.
e)
Apart from looping with ever getting harder enemies, this game has a goal. So you can finish it. By finishing I am also meaning, being done with it, in like 20 hours or so. Yeah there is replayability, but you will be grinding the same stats all over again.

2) Saying this is not a roguelike is not a negative criticism like many thinks. It is a nice game, I enjoyed playing it, and finishing it. Mechanics are weird, most are solid. I had my fun. For me Barbarian and Shinobi seemed much more stronger than the others but I guess they are actually balanced. Music were quite nice, atmosphere is also nice. Not many are on with me with this I guess, but writing in Prince's Journal was quite high quality material, and one of the strongest aspects for me. I kept playing until I see the end of the journal, and slowed down afterwards. There are some unique mechanisms like Architect, and insanity in the fiber of the Castle is really well thought. So a well designed cross genre platformer, I am satisfied with what I got.

TLDR: This is NOT a good roguelike. This IS a good game.
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35 of 36 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Some mad scientist took an old-school action platformer like Megaman or Ghosts n Goblins, made it roguelike, then threw in RPG elements such as levelling and loot/gear. The result is Rogue Legacy.

8/10 - but beware its brutal and addictive.
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42 of 54 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
My gay wizard ran into a spike trap, died and had a blind baby, who proceeded to do the same thing. 50 Generations later we somehow bested the Belmonts by defeating the Castle proper.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
You can propel yourself upwards by farting.
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