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Rogue Legacy (2013) is a dungeon-fighting game. Each time you die you go back to the start. However, you are resurrected as a character with different challenges: colourblind, dyslexic, a dwarf and so on. You can use gold, collected from previous lives, to offset this with abilities like flight, dash and air jumping, as well as equipping weaponry and armour.

The gameplay is intentionally hard. You have to solve some puzzles, kill enemies and make precise jumps. Each time you take on the dungeon it gets generated afresh. This, along with the 60 different enemies and 8 character types, ensures it doesn’t get stale no matter how many times you play. And each time you play, and inevitably die, you return with more gold to spend on enhancements for the next run.

It’s an interesting game about persevering through inherited benefits and hindrances from our family line. It embraces that no one is perfect and you don't need to be perfect to succeed.

Rogue Legacy 2 offers an enhanced visual style, more weapons and varied environments. It offers deeper progression through permanent upgrades to access deeper dungeons. It also enhances the traits system that determines the impairments for the next generation.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Rogue Legacy 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Fighting and Platform game with Action and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 18 hours to complete.


This game is good if you want to:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Violence. The game contains unrealistic-looking violence with no blood or gore. Enemies disappear when killed. The player’s character also dies unrealistically flopping to the ground.

Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE 10+ for Crude Humour and Fantasy Violence.


Rogue Legacy usually costs £10.99 to £20.99. 

Rogue Legacy

Switch StoreSALE Switch £10.99 £2.19 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £12.79
Steam Store Mac £12.79
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -

Rogue Legacy 2

Steam Store PC £20.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/06/2013, updated in 2019

Price: 80% off

Out Now: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Players: 1

Genres: Fighting, Platform (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 21 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Cellar Door Games (@CellarDoorGames)

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