For many gamers, it’s tough to find the time to sit and play a game for hours. Luckily, there are plenty of titles offering quick action to enjoy. One genre in particular that offers this the most is roguelite games. Roguelites are similar to rogue-like games, but they have some permanent progression elements that make them more accessible and rewarding. Here are six roguelite games that you can pick up and play right now.
Slay the Spire
Slay the Spire is a unique roguelite game that combines card games and dungeon crawling. The game challenges you to build your own deck of cards and use them to fight your way through procedurally generated levels full of enemies and bosses. The game has four different characters to choose from, each with their own cards and abilities. The game also has a daily challenge mode that offers new twists and rewards every day. Each run in the game takes about an hour or less.
Risk of Rain 2
Risk of Rain 2 is a thrilling roguelite game that puts you in the shoes of a survivor who crash-lands on a hostile alien planet. The game is full of action and exploration, as you fight your way through randomly generated levels and collect powerful items and abilities. The game has a co-op mode that lets you play with up to three friends online. Each run in the game lasts about an hour, making it perfect for quick sessions.
Hades is a critically acclaimed roguelite game that tells the story of Zagreus, the son of Hades, who tries to escape from the underworld. The game features stunning graphics and voice acting, as well as an engaging combat system that lets you wield different weapons and powers from the gods. The game also has a rich narrative that unfolds as you interact with various characters and learn more about their stories. Each run in the game takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on your skill level.
Enter the Gungeon
Enter the Gungeon is a hilarious roguelite game that parodies various pop culture references and tropes. The game is set in a dungeon full of guns and bullets, where you play as one of four adventurers who seek to find a legendary gun that can kill their past. The game has over 300 different guns and items to discover and use, as well as dozens of secrets and hidden rooms to explore. The game also has a co-op mode that lets you play with one friend locally. Each run in the game takes about an hour or less.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is one of the most popular roguelite games ever made. The game follows Isaac, a young boy who escapes from his abusive mother into his basement full of horrors. The game is dark and twisted, but also funny and creative, as it features hundreds of items and enemies inspired by biblical references and other sources. The game also has multiple endings and unlockable characters that add replay value. Each run in the game takes about 30 minutes or less.
If you want more Binding of Isaac content, you can pick up the recent Repentance DLC that adds enough content to make it an entirely new game.
What happens when you mix the creature catching of Pokemon with the gameplay style of Binding of Isaac? You get Patch Quest. The game sees players explore the area of “Patchlantis”, using their lasso to survive by capturing monsters throughout the region. You’ll pick up powerups for your weapon as well as level up your pets as you build up your basecamp, collect treasures, and explore all the zones that Patch Quest has in a map that constantly reshuffles.
These are just some examples of great roguelite games that you can play when you don’t have much time for gaming. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
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