It’s hard to believe (or maybe not), but there are quite a few good traditional roguelike games out there for people to enjoy.
I understand that the genre isn’t for everyone but I also know there are plenty of people who really enjoy them.
Rogue (the original) just released onto Steam not that long ago:
*Thanks to @GrimtheGilded, there’s a free browser version that can be played here:
There are some others out there that are also good, such as:
ADOM is free on their website, with some limitations in customization, you can experience the game from there. Cheers to @anon74641759 for noting this below.
ToME is actually free on their website as well, you can play the base game complete unrestricted just by registering and downloading it from the website, which is really nice.
This is a newer one that has some punishing gameplay:
I just came across another one that’s free (on Itch, not on Steam) or whatever you want to put in to support the game here:
I played this game for a few different runs and it’s fast-paced and really fun. There’s no inventory management, you basically choose to keep what you have or equip the new stuff that you find, while scrapping what you don’t use for money that you can use to upgrade your current equipment. It’s a simple system and there’s no potion-hoarding or spending forever deciding how to kill that sewer rat with what supplies/equipment you have stashed away. This makes for quicker runs. The game also has support for controller that’s fully remappable. The artwork looks great and the mechanics work well. Unfortunately there’s not current plans to bring the game to Steam, but hopefully in the future.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this latest find and also to open up a discussion if people want to say anything about traditional roguelikes or their spin-offs in the forms of roguelites and other various types of games that have some elements from the traditional Rogue and style.