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Rogue Legacy

Rating Summary

Based on 42 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

95%

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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jul 29, 2014
Xbox OneMay 27, 2015
PCJun 27, 2013
PlayStation VitaJul 29, 2014
Nintendo SwitchNov 6, 2018

Developer: Cellar Door Games

Genres: Roguelike, Platformer

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.

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Eurogamer

8 / 10
Eurogamer

The roguelike gets an inventive jolt of genetics in this gloriously witty dungeon crawler.

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IGN

9 / 10.0
IGN

A wildly inventive 2D Roguelike with a 30-second gameplay loop that lasts for 20 odd hours.

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Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An inspired mix of roguelike and platformer that dares to be fair with its rewards and its penalties for death – although not necessary its random medical conditions.

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Game Informer

8 / 10.0
Game Informer

This isn't the best challenging platformer in recent years, nor is it a replacement for Symphony of the Night and its ilk, but it's an interesting experiment with a compelling reward loop

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Including Darkest Dungeon and Rogue Legacy.

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Rogue Legacy Update Brings New Features for the First Time in Four Years

Rogue Legacy Update Brings New Features for the First Time in Four Years

After four years of silence, developer Cellar Door Games has released a Rogue Legacy update. It tweaks some aspects of New Game Plus, adds traits, and more.

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Rogue Legacy just got a big update after four years

Rogue Legacy just got a big update after four years

Cellar Door Games adds new content, new quality of life features

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Ace platformer Rogue Legacy gets its first update in four years | PC Gamer

Ace platformer Rogue Legacy gets its first update in four years | PC Gamer

For its five-year anniversary.

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