The roguelike genre has become saturated in recent years, with some great (and not so great) titles being released on the PS4. Because of this, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd.
Some roguelikes have that extra something that make you keep coming back for more dungeon crawling and procedurally generated action. The following list is subjective and, if you disagree with the choices, let us know your favorite roguelike games in the comment section below. Here are our 5 best PS4 roguelike games.
5. Dead Cells (2018)
Dead Cells stands out from the crowd in many ways. Most strikingly, the visuals and artwork in the game are beautiful, and the game looks certain to stand the test of time if only for its colorful and stylish aesthetic.
But Dead Cells is more than just an eye-pleaser, the gameplay is fun, moreish, and exciting – everything you want in a roguelike game. The combat is tidy and has a futuristic flair to it that can create explosive blasts of powerful neon flashes. You can choose from melee or projectile weapons and have the ability to upgrade and specialize your character’s offense as you desire.
The story is pretty much none existent and, as with most roguelikes, Dead Cell instead chooses to focus on the gameplay, whilst this is understandable and something that the developers have executed masterfully, I would have liked to have seen a little more substance to the story to incentivize the player.
That being said, Dead Cells was a welcome addition to the genre in 2018 and is undoubtedly one of the best roguelike games for the PS4 in 2020.