The roguelike genre continues to grow and thrive, with new ideas and twists on old formulas springing up all the time. Here are some other excellent ones that are stellar examples of the sort of enjoyment the genre can provide.
A long running, highly polished adventure with terrific fantasy elements and a great community. ToME is a great example of the genre’s continued evolution: a crisp user interface, plenty of creative powers, and even some online features to mix things up. There’s a lot to discover, including new classes that you unlock while playing. You can’t go wrong with ToME. Once you’re done voting for Dungeonmans on Greenlight, you should probably swing by their page too.
Crawl is a focused dungeon crawler that has been tuned and honed to a razor edge over long years of developer and community support. Creative races and classes combine with ever more interesting environments, and it is the gold standard for balance and challenge. Crawl continues to grow, and can even be played online via telnet if you want to display your clumsy deaths for the amusement of others. Highly recommended.
A pleasant and intelligent twist on the genre, Weird Worlds is a space exploration adventure with real-time ship battles and a host of unique encounters. The ship customization is thourough without being overwhelming, and the game is designed to run start to finish in under half an hour. Fire it up on PC or your iPad, blow up tentacled villains and rack up a high score, all before your lunch hour is up.
A roguelike inspired by Doom. Yeah, that Doom, with the music and the rocket launcher and cyberdemons. The game is incredibly smart, fast paced, and brings in all the danger and tension of playing actual Doom while still standing true to roguelike ideals. DoomRL excels in terms of presentation, with an absolutely gorgeous tile set and authentic doom music and sound. A must-play.