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Streets of Rogue (2017) is a fast-paced action role playing game where your overarching goal is to take down the mayor, and how you do it is completely up to you: clever hacker, charming bartender soldier, thief or assassin. It's all about experimentation and discovery, encouraging you to solve challenges by trying wild ideas, then if you fail playing again with a new character with new abilities and figuring out a different way.

Each time you play you choose a character and gain a unique special ability and big mission, traits, starting items, and you head into the city. You can be a clever hacker tapping into anything electronic and using it to trick your targets, or a charming bartender who can talk your way past any guard, or a soldier decked out with weapons that approaches any situation head on, leaving the subterfuge to the thieves and the assassins.

Play involves working through a series of increasingly difficult floors. Each one gives you missions to complete: getting items from a safe, “neutralizing” a specific character, destroying an object, rescuing someone, or a wide range of other non-specific tasks. These appear on your map, clearly marked, and the rest is up to you.

As you move around and interact you realise the city is always changing because of all the other people living their lives. This creates scenarios and situations you can use to your benefit to complete your missions.

You might come around a corner into the middle of a gang shootout and have a pickpocket decide to try to lighten your load while you watch. Look suspicious in or around a shop and the clerk and their guard might try to send you away with a shotgun, or a bazooka. Pull out your laptop near an ATM or a slot machine and you could have a cop chasing you in no time.

The result is a game where you can progress in so many different ways. It's a masterclass in rewarding outside-the-box thinking. The more you explore, play and create your own epic stories the more you get from the game -- and the more you develop your characters. Along with this, the progression from region to region of the city draws you along to encounter new challenges, opportunities and even playable characters.

Our examiner, Angela Hickman Newnham, first checked Streets of Rogue 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 2 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Role-Play and Simulation game with Action, Fighting, Stealth and Traversal elements. You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room or as a 4-player online game. You can play cooperatively with up to 4 players for coordinated team tactics (or sheer joyful chaos). This is full/split screen depending if players are in the same area of the level or not.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 45 minutes and 1 hour to play a round of this game. Streets of Rogue is designed to be played over and over, exploring different tactics with different characters in a procedurally generated map that has entirely new missions each time. There are options to make your own custom characters combining powers and toggle on a variety of special rules and effects, adding many additional hours of gameplay onto once you've finished the main objective.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Mild Swearing and Moderate Violence.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


Streets of Rogue usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.

Streets of Rogue

XBox Store Xbox X|S £16.74
XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
Switch Store Switch £17.99
Steam Store PC £16.75
Steam Store Mac £16.75
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/03/2017, updated in 2019

Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Players: 1-4 (4 online)

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

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Developer: Mad Guy 90 (@MadGuy90)

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