A fast-paced mashup of roguelikes and first-person shooters.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (301 reviews) - 77% of the 301 user reviews for this game are positive.
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.

  • 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

    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: 1.6Ghz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
I've had this game a while and I'm giving a negative review based on the fact the last patch introduced a bug and about a year later it's still there because it has been abandoned. The game had been on Steam barely any time, and they took the money and ran.

Specifically, the bug I'm mentioning is that you have to redo all the gfx settings every time you start the game. These types of games are meant to be played for 15-30 minutes then you quit and do something else. This bug makes the "natural" way of playing this game more work to start up than it's worth to play.

The gameplay itself isn't too bad. I kinda like it, there's enough different classes that give varying equipment and abilites to keep it interesting for a while, I'd be playing more often if not for the bug. The movement is a floaty, but that's part of the "arcade style" of the game. A way to sell it positively would be to say combat "flows" well.

The enemy variety is good, as are the level conditions. The weapon variety as well is nice, and you'll develop favorites for different situations or enemies.

I'd recommend this game if not for its total abandonment and multiple standing "minor" bugs.
I notice it's only $4.99 so if having to reset gfx settings every time you start and having to watch not to upgrade your weapon too much don't phase you, It's fun for what it is, but... Buyer beware.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
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Remember the time when DOOM got really popular and every dev wanted to have a slice of this cake? ROGUE SHOOTER falls in exactly that catagory, but it's a roguelike and it was made in 2013! And actually it's nothing more: A randomly generated DOOM; a very good one I might add. This game has everything you want: Tons of classes and weopons, a great variety of enemies and it's a rather lengthy task to finish the game. If you like DOOM or just the roguelike genre in general, check this one out!
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141 of 175 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
Atrocious music, hilariously bad graphics, and a trailer that seems half-baked... Is it all intentional? Yes, quite possibly. I decided to pick this up particularly because of it's mid 90's "shareware" graphics and I was pleasantly surprised to find a halfway decent game underneath. If you grew up playing games like Blood, Blake Stone, Shadow Warrior, Rise of the Triad, or any of those first person DOS games, you'll feel right at home.

Excellent roguelike design, lots of interesting unlockables and persistence, tons of stuff to see and experience, quaint set of humor, and genre appropriate difficulty make this ruddy shooter worth the purchase and the time involved. ...Just make sure to mute the music early.
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84 of 97 people (87%) found this review helpful
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2014
Let's get this out of the way first: this game isn't for everyone. If you don't like old school (and I mean, Doom/Quake era) gameplay and hardcore randomization, then you shouldn't buy this game. That being said, if you enjoy either/both or are open minded, this could be right up your alley.

Rogue Shooter blends rogue-like elements (permadeath, random levels/items) with gunplay from the shooters of yore. It does have a couple of technical limitations (the lack of a volume slider, locked resolution, and oddball fullscreen modes), but the gameplay more than makes up for it. Weapons feel satisfying and varied, enemies are diverse, and levels (while basic) are never quite the same. Furthermore, the higher difficulties are challenging and give you a good space to grow into as you graduate from noob to veteran.

If you're a fan of modern roguelike hybrids, classic shooters, or just plain old innovative games, then Rogue Shooter is worth a shot. Don't take my word for it-check out the demo and see for yourself.
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92 of 111 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
39.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
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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