There’s no shortage of great dungeon-crawler roguelike games out there at the moment. Between games like The Binding of Isaac, Dead Cells, and Enter the Gungeon, there’s something out there for everyone.
Yet, sometimes these games can be a bit pricey, and you may not have too much time to sink your teeth into one of them either. Luckily, there are a host of free online dungeon crawlers that you can play through your browser, meaning you can come and go at will without getting too involved. In no particular order, here are 5 online browser dungeon crawler games that you can try right now.
5. Wondrous Lands
In Wondrous Lands, players get to explore a randomly generated world in which you can upgrade your heroes with bountiful items and equipment, and unleash chaos on the more than 150 enemies found in the game. You’ll want to choose your weapons wisely, though, and planning for a fight with a dragon may require more preparation than a fight with a goblin.
For a free game, Wondrous Lands really does offer a lot. The number of different learnable abilities is impressive, with over 100 available to augment your team of 3. Moreover, the combat is smooth and contains dynamics such as fear that make it more realistic.
Perhaps the best thing about Wondrous Lands, though, is its colorful and vivacious artstyle – it’s a real treat to behold.
Dungeon Crawler Stone Soup, or DCSS for short, is perhaps the most complex of all the browser games in this list. In fact, for the amount of detail that’s in this game, it’s hard to believe that it’s available to play for free online.
A popular and well known game within the roguelike scene, DCSS tasks players with guiding their champions through the dungeon to retrieve the “Orb of Zot”. As you’d expect, getting there is no easy feat. It requires thought, strategy, and a dash of luck to succeed, and that is what makes the game so good.
The species of the character that you choose at the beginning of the game determines what skills you will have at your disposal, some may initially specialize in magic, while others are better at melee attacks. As things stand, there are 27 species to choose from, each of them unique.
DCSS still has a vibrant and loyal fanbase, and if you haven’t played it yet, we recommend that you do, it is easily one of the strongest flash dungeon crawler games around.
3. Rogue Fable III
If you’ve played the first two Rogue Fable titles then you’re in for a treat with this one. Rogue Fable III is basically a better and more in-depth version than its predecessors. Even if you’re new to the series you will enjoy it.
Developed by Pixel Forge Games, Rogue Fable 3 plays like a traditional dungeon crawler roguelike and requires players to explore the randomly generated Dungeon of Dread in search of fortune and riches. You can choose between 7 races and 10 base classes, and there are well over 100 different types of enemies for you to overcome with a wide array of weaponry and abilities. Among other things, you can challenge your inner necromancer and raise the dead to aid your quest, or you can rank your way through enemies by building a robust warrior.
A major plus for Fable III is the variety of dungeon rooms that are available. One moment you are in a spooky crypt, and the next you could be sweating your way through a burning volcano. Rogue Fable 3 is certainly an online dungeon crawler that you should try if you are a fan of the genre.
2. Inishie Dungeon
Set in the kingdom of Alemand, Inishie Dungeon is a JRPG browser dungeon crawler that uses the ‘wasd’ direction format and allows players to create customized characters that they progress throughout the gameplay.
Inishie Dungeon provides hours of entertainment and, while it may be easy to begin with, the game soon gets challenging as you work you through the levels. Gather upgrades and items, and unlock chests for big prizes. Inishie Dungeon is one for casual gamers and keen dungeon crawler fans alike.
Forward is a neat little deck-building dungeon crawler a la Slay the Spire but without the frilly graphics. That shouldn’t deter you though, Forward is as addictive as it is enjoyable and it’s easy to forget the time as you battle your way through the randomly generated enemies.
Indeed, your foe is dependent on which dungeon type you find yourself in. Battle giant trees in the forest, or come up against evil cacti in the desert. Whatever you do, though, make sure you position yourself wisely to upgrade with shields or potions, otherwise you may struggle come the big boss showdown. You start with one all-rounder hero, but there is the chance to unlock 3 other characters as you gain more points, each with their own distinct ability.
Forward is both fun and elegant and its simple art style cements it as one of the best online browser dungeon crawler games around.
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