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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Rogue: Genesia (2022) is a shooting game where you battle hundreds of enemies at the same time to defend a desperate world. Like Vampire Survivors, you use one stick to control your movement and the other for aiming and struggle not to be overwhelmed by the creeping onslaught of enemies. If you die, you have to start again, but can gain weapons, abilities, and upgrades for your next run. It stands out for the sheer number of enemies, which makes you develop crowd control strategies while keeping an eye on ways through the hoards to safer areas of the arena.

You play Rog, a lone hero on a mission to free a mystical world from oppression by monsters and fell creatures. Starting with a few items, you begin your mission, defeating enemies and liberating vast swathes of land. As you grow in strength, you gain more items and weapons, enabling you to take on ever more powerful opponents.

Play revolves around defeating all the enemies in a given area, before moving on to the next and doing the same. You have to balance offensive attacks with not being boxed in and taking damage. As you kill the encroaching hordes, you gain new items, weapons, and magical abilities which work in the background, which you can use to your advantage. You can stop at shops and rest areas where you can regain health. When you die, you have to start from the beginning again, but you keep all your items, meaning every run you can get slightly further. Coming up with and refining your strategy is essential.

The result is a game that requires experimentation with different play styles and permutations. You learn to utilise your weapons and movement in more ambitious strategies to (hopefully) emerge victorious. Getting further each run is what brings players back for more, but requires patience, skill, practice and determination.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Rogue: Genesia 22 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 12 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Shooting and Traversal game with Action, Fighting and Role-Play elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 2 hours to play a round of this game. Depending on how far you get before you're killed, a run can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a few hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's very fast-paced and often quite difficult, and the complexities of the upgrade system are appreciated by older children and adults.


Rogue: Genesia usually costs £4.29 to £7.49.

Rogue : Genesia

Steam Store PC £4.29

Rogue: Genesia

Steam Store PC £7.49
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 19/09/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Shooting, Traversal (Action, Fighting and Role-Play)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Developer: Rogue Genesia (@RogueGenesia)

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