A fast-paced mashup of roguelikes and first-person shooters.
User reviews: Very Positive (247 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 24, 2014

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About This Game

First-person shooters and roguelikes have finally tied the knot! Their offspring, ROGUE SHOOTER, tasks you with navigating a space station run amok. Blast aliens and kick robots in the face as you traverse each level; collecting weapons and gaining experience along the way. How far will you go when death lurks around every corner? Will you reach the 100th level and destroy the source of the station’s corruption? Probably not, but it’s worth a try.

GAME FEATURES:
  • Fast-paced and challenging gameplay!
  • More guns than you can shake a stick at! We wish you would stop shaking it though, it’s making us nervous.
  • Level up and pick from the finest perks this side of the Mississippi!
  • High score charts track your best attempts. Brag to your friends about yours, they surely won’t hate you for it!
  • Play mini-games to hack into secure computers. Just like real hacking!
  • You can battle with robots, aliens, and giant carnivorous plants! You can also battle with your low self-esteem and crippling alcoholism, but those aren’t included in this game.
  • Unlock backgrounds, difficulties and enemy weaknesses.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
First, download the demo. If it doesn't even boot up, then don't buy the game. Many people bought the game when it couldn't even run on their PC.

The developer also disappeared off the radar, so don't expect a fix any time soon.
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
A real shame.

I love FPS Roguelikes. I bought this immediately upon seeing the name and enjoyed it quite a bit. The graphics are terrible but for a game striving to look and play like the DOS games of yore it did an alright job. I really, really did enjoy this game.

What a shame the game has been left to die by the developer in a state as buggy as a month-old pig carcass.

I spent $10 on a bug-ridden, abandoned mess with amazing potential. Do not make the same mistake I did. Rogue Shooter is abandonware.

Try and find a free version online if you really want to give this a go, but do not support developers who abandon their games after public release, it does NOT set a good precedent.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I want to like this game, as the gameplay itself is a lot of fun, but sadly it's so bug riddled that I can't actually play it. Graphically it is really bad to have invisible walls, objects, enemies, floors, and doors. Needless to say, this makes for a surreal and unplayable experience. The dev has dropped off the face of the Earth (and never put much effort into bug hunting while he was here), so it's a sour experience.

Simply put, try the demo first. There's a good chance that you can't actually play it. And even then, I'd recommend buying it on a heavy sale just in case.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I cannot recommend this to everybody.

This game is very cheesy, stupid, and beautiful. To put it bluntly, if it looks like fun, it just might be your thing. If it looks stupid to you and unattractive, it will be. I squeezed out around 20 hours on this low-price game, and I'd say that it was worth it. The game has a lot of problems in terms of semi-mediocre execution of certain mechanics and a lot of bugs (some of which will ruin a playthrough, enemies stuck outside the map, etc.), but it has the right touch of personality and what I would call a cute mix of things I like.

Play the demo, make up your mind, and buy/leave it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Game has never worked. On three different operating systems. Developers have put no effort into fixing this. Do not buy.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
the Illegetimate Lovechild of Doom and a coloring book.

No, Seriously. This game plays like doom with an Inventory, Levelling and perks but on the other hand being much more colorful.
As with all Roguelikes, Replay value is high, since over time you unlock new perks, playable "classes" (say: starting equipments) enemy and location info etc.

The Action is tight and intense, weapon ranges are wide with different types for different jobs. Permanent Upgrades will help you conquer more and more of the station eah time and enviromental hazards will give you a reason to hurry up on much floors.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
If you have ever played Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold then you have played this game. But Blake Stone is a lot more fun and was released in 1993.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Horrible game, i do not recommend you buy this game.
Not worth the $9.99.
If you don't believe me try the demo first.

>Terrible audio
>Bad AI
>Very childish
>Gets boring in the first 5 mins
>Horrible music
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Totally recomend it for oldschool FPS fans. Reminds me the old days playing Corridor7, Doom and Operation Body Count.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Imagine if Borderlands had been made in 1991. It perfectly captures the many Wolfenstein 3D style FPS games from the very early 90's. Every level is totally flat, you can't look up or down (there's no reason to!), and the enemies are all 2D sprites. The game is a little rough around the edges, especially the tutorial that does a terrible job of teaching you the hacking minigame (rightclick on a datapad to start, you can only attack the green nodes not the enemies) and even tells you there's no save system when you can actually save on exit.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Bad controls, missing sound effects, can't do 4:3 resolutions, and the game doesn't save my settings.

Occasional bugs: enemies spawning outside the map, and once I was on a map with no exit.

The graphics are simple but clear and enjoyable. There is not a huge selection of items/weapons, but it's enough.

Even with the flaws, this game is SO FUN! 7/10 and if they fix some of the flaws it could get to 9/10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Everything good about Rogue-style games is represented here. Loot variance, crafting, mystery consumables, lots of replayability, and an easy to learn control scheme. If Doom was turned into a quirky roguelike, this is the result. I've played 2 hours at the time I wrote this review, and I'd wager there may be many more by the time you read this review!

My only complaint: Intel isn't tallied up til the end of the run, and my very first run was good enough that I ran out of perks to spend points on because the rest weren't unlocked! Very minimal though, and nobody should expect to survive their first run anyhow.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Very buggy title, with no real sign of the Devs wanting to fix them.

When it's working reliably though, the game is quite fun and has a very Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold camp-y feel to it.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
There is a Mother F***ing trident that shoots shotgun shells... nuff said.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
A fun game that reminds me of the old days of FPS games. Some good rogue elements to extned playability, with the ability to save and continue later. I've run into a few bug, but nothing game breaking or rendering it unplayable like some of these reviews have said.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20
Very nice game! Simple, yet fun. Certainly worth the price!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
It's quite a fun, quirky little roguelike shooter game, and I certainly enjoy it quite a lot. The developer appears to have abandoned the project, however, leaving behind a couple of annoying bugs, the most noticeable of which being that graphics options won't save between sessions. Still, for what it is, this game's definitely worth buying.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
At first, this game seems pretty fun. You've got creative weapons, purposely bad graphics, and an all-around charm to the game. Then you realize how bad the game is. dreadful controls, unoriginal enemies, ands an artificial feel to the game. okay, the game's not terrible. It can be pretty fun at times, but when you start to get "sucked in" to the game, you realize how boring it is. Seriously, after about 15 minutes of playing the game, it felt like a friggin' chore. Games are something to do to make you happy, not kill your brain cells one by one! This game is terrible. You should only consider buying this if it is on sale for 2 dollars or (hopefully) less. Final score: 3/10.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
The average person will get 2-4 hours of fun out of this. wait til a sale if you want to buy it. I can't recommend it otherwise.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Out of all the FPS Roguelikes, this is the best one.
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