Percentile Rank

Roguebook is ranked in the 86th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 22 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

77%

Critics Recommend

Based on 22 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

RPGamer
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 20, 2021

Though the deck-builder is running the risk of being overexposed, Roguebook has enough interesting ideas at play to make it a worthwhile investment of time. It’s not likely to replace Slay the Spire or Monster Train for fans, but it carves out enough of its own niche that I can see it existing side-by-side.

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Scored Reviews

Gamers Heroes
100 / 100
100 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

Roguebook has everything it needs to set the genre on fire. A gorgeous visual feast, combat as deep and challenging as any CCG, rewarding roguelike mechanics – it has it all. If you're a fan of the genre, this one is quickly setting up to be a GOTY contender.

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DarkZero
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 30, 2021

Honestly, I could go on. About the exploration and how exciting it is to not know what you’ll find. About combat and how mechanically beautiful it is. About how beautiful the game itself is. About how gratifying it is to pull together a crazy set of cards and come out on top. About how there’s little narrative but each attempt becomes a sort of micro-story through the shaping of the team and deck. About the way each character’s distinct strategies and personality are built into their cards. But really it comes down to this; if you like deck-builders or ever have, you should give Roguebook a chance. Tainted Grail: Conquest isn’t for everyone and I knew that right away, even if I loved that game in its own way. Roguebook is one that everyone with even a passing interest should try. You may get your ass kicked but I doubt you’ll regret it.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2021

I am a sucker for this very type roguelike deck building game, and in RogueBook I have found a worthy successor to my favorite in the space, Slay the Spire. While I might think Slay the Spire has that edge on the given mechanics and strategies of a single run, I believe RogueBook excels at world building, game progression, and re-playablity as new power-ups, characters, cards, map items, and challenges are unlocked not just on every run but especially after successfully completing the core game. Each is excellent, each game deserves to be enjoyed. To prefer one over the other is to prefer chocolate syrup over caramel, but in both you are treated to a delicious dessert of fun and strategic gaming.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Jun 19, 2021

Roguebook is a solid game with strong Card battle elements with a twist of RPG, and a slice of tabletop mixed in. Who would have thought it would be so addictive? I should have known, with company names Abrakam and Nacon, which already sound like prescription drugs. Yea, I am now thoroughly addicted to Rougebook.

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GameBlast
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2021

Roguebook mixes elements just right to create a competent and enjoyable deck building roguelike. Its big difference is its focus on a pair of heroes, whose unique abilities are used in tactical combat with cards and positioning — there are lots of synergies and strategies available, and it's fun to test the various possibilities. The world captivates with its elaborate fantasy setting, and the mechanics of drawing paths on the map bring freedom to matches. The title invites us to play it constantly with unlockables and customization options, but the limited variety of content makes things a little tiring after a while. In the end, Roguebook turns out to be a unique and engaging deckbuilder roguelike.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 17, 2021

Roguebook is a game that will feel crushingly familiar at first, but reveals itself to be more nuanced and interesting the more you play it. It's definitely a fun game, and while it feels like there have been more original roguelike deckbuilders recently, Roguebook is still good fun, and there's enough here to keep you going for a long time if it clicks with you.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

On the whole, Roguebook is an interesting deckbuilder that does a lot of things well. It doesn’t do a great deal that feels new and exciting, but there are flashes of brilliance here and there.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 15, 2021

If you have the patience, Roguebook is an interesting adventure, worth exploring. Players will be treated to a multifaceted strategy title, that keeps you guessing constantly. Why not have them deal you a hand?

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Softpedia
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2021

Review code provided by the publisher.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Like other great roguelikes, the more of Roguebook you play, the more you want to play. Each death is simply a nudge to continue; to assess your strategy and try something new. Exploring the game’s world is a joy, and combat is easy to get to grips with while still being deep and engaging. There’s a lot to love here, all wrapped up in a package of sumptuous art.

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Checkpoint Gaming
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 16, 2021

Roguebook is a refreshing take on traditional card games. With its original map and combat mechanics, it delivers engaging roguelike elements that keep things interesting run after run. While the game might not contain the world’s most ground-breaking story, card game aficionados are sure to find something to their liking in this Faeria-themed release.

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INVEN
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2021

'Roguegbook', which is created by card game veterans, shows strong basics. if some bugs are fixed as soon as possible, then it can be a long-running roguelike deck builder.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Overall, Roguebook is a great addition to both the roguelike and deck building franchise. The combat system is well fleshed out, the map exploration is fun and thought provoking, and the game isn't purely reliant on luck to get you through. While you probably won't be doing a lot of runs in one sitting, each run is short enough to not feel like a drag, and you can save your progress and leave to come back to it later, or just abandon the run altogether if you need to. With nice graphics and explanations for all the card effects you may not know, simply by hovering your mouse over it, Roguebook is really easy to get drawn into.

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Hu3br
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2021

Roguebook can be a bit too reliant on RNG and give you the false impression of “simplicity” due to its aesthetic. But do not be fooled, there’s an extremely compelling and deep deckbuilder with a lot of original ideas. Just get ready for some hard — but rewarding — learning curve.

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PC Gamer
78 / 100
78 / 100
Jun 21, 2021

Roguebook stands out from the pack on a few qualities, but it's not a must-play.

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KeenGamer
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2021

Set in a fantasy word, Roguebook is one of the latest entries in the roguelike deckbuilders panorama. Developed alongside Richard Garfield, the Magic: The Gathering creator, Roguebook borrows heavily from the genre's staples, but also introducing fresh elements to the recently booming genre.

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COGconnected
71 / 100
71 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

If you’re looking for something new to play and are a fan of roguelike card games, then you’ll probably have a good time with Roguebook. It’s a fun game and does a solid job of being what it is – when it works that is. However, if you’re looking for the next big genre-defying roguelike then you might be a bit disappointed as Roguebook isn’t really that. It is a good game, just not an incredible one and maybe that’s enough.

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Screen Rant
Jun 15, 2021

Errors aside, though, Roguebook is still an exceptionally fun experience. It's a very good deckbuilding game hiding within an innovative take on roguelike play, and the charm of its characters and the accessibility of its difficulty will go a long way in compelling people to give it a try. A deeper story, more variety in levels and characters, and some crucial bug fixes would go a long way in giving Roguebook long-lasting appeal, but it's still well-worth checking out for fans of either roguelikes or deckbuilders - as long as they can stomach a few crashes and don't mind a bit of an easier experience than they may be used to.

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33bits
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 15, 2021

In Roguebook each player defines how they want to carry out their game. With his two heroes equipped he must advance through some blank pages and try to tackle all the dangers that lie behind them.

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IGN Korea
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2021

Among many roguelike TCG genres, this one seems to fill in the gaps that the existing games failed to do so. The game’s overall atmosphere is warm and cozy. But due to its warmth, while it may feel too simplistic, the design aspect is heavily committed to this rare genre, thus making it feel like they’re devoted to do their part. Some of the areas still feel incomplete but their efforts in making deck building easier for newcomers is a great feat. We’re hoping for continuous updates which would allow us to reveal new chapters.

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Cubed3
5 / 10
Cubed3

Top Critic

5 / 10
Aug 20, 2021

To be clear, this is actually really fun and interesting, but at this point it was not ready for release. There are far too many literal game-breaking bugs and errors that freeze RogueBook solid. The second level alone took over 10 reloads to beat. With some patches and balances though, this game could easy be a recommended to CCG or strategy players.

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