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  • genre Action / Role-playing / Platformer
  • download size 194 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 330 user ratings.
  • release date June 27, 2013
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7) and Mac OS X (10.6.8 or newer)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Cellar Door Games / Cellar Door Games
  • game modes Single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • 8 avatars
  • 2 wallpapers
  • 2 artworks

What's cool about it:

  • A genealogical roguelite where every death results in stronger children and a fresh new look at tackling the castle minions.
  • More than 30 unique traits affect gameplay in unique ways, such as Colorblindness, Gigantism, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Procedurally generated castles that extend replay value by making every attempt a unique experience.


Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be color blind, or they might have Tourette's. They could even be a dwarf.

That's OK because no one's perfect, and you don't have to be to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die, all of the gold you've collected can be used to upgrade your manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil.

Controller support: Rogue Legacy supports XInput and DirectInput controllers.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7, 1.6 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, AMD X1950 Pro/Nvidia 7900 GT DirectX 9.0c-comaptible video card or better with 256 MB VRAM or more, Direct X 9.0c-compatible sound card, 400 MB HDD, keyboard, mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later.Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 2 GB RAM Hard drive: 400 MB free. Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ support (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable) Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled. Patched to version 1.2.0b

All user reviews:

User reviews:

A real gem of a game

Posted on 2013-06-27 17:23:47 byStewartA's avatarStewartA:

Contrary to what you might expect from the retro graphical style and the description that refers to it as a "rogue-LITE", Rogue Legacy is, well, a damned fun game that holds genuine potential.
The story, as you might expect, is a very barebones one, "Go into this spooky castle and find the cure for your father's ailment", and needless to say, is not really the focus of the more Of course, that's probably not why you came to play this game.
Gameplay, simply put, is superb; the controls are nice and fluid, there is a huge amount of variation from playthrough to playthrough thanks to the randomly-generated castles, and the challenge level is high enough that you genuinely have to work at it in order to succeed.
The main gimmick of the game, that of a lineage of heroes going after one another in each playthrough, is actually well-done and adds genuine depth to the overall game. Because each new generation's heroes have their own distinct traits, advantages and disadvantages, all of which can seriously affect how said hero is played, it requires the player to not only pick their next character carefully, but also consider how best to modify their own methods to best use them.
In the end, I wholeheartedly recommend this game, and implore anyone with some free time to try it out.

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Better than what I expected on the Demo

Posted on 2013-06-27 16:12:42 byRalbelt's avatarRalbelt:

This game is pretty good, reminiscent of games such a super ghost and goblins, castlevania, and some other metroidvanias out there. It also tries new stuff by adding in some elements from roguelikes.
A good blend, give it a try, if you don't like it, your descendants might.

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Fun, addictive, hard and frustrating.

Posted on 2013-06-29 06:07:18 byChrisHateZ's avatarChrisHateZ:

This game is action platformer with RPG elements and perm-death but with progression shared among characters.
The game focuses on the gameplay, not so much on the story. Game is pretty fun and addictive but it's quite hard and can be very frustrating because you'll be dying very fast over and over again.
I would recommend this game for anyone who likes challenging but fun gamesread more because it's pretty damn good. If you however get frustrated fast or aren't very good with platformers you might want to pass on this one.

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