8 Underrated Roguelites You Need to Play

Roguelite games have gained popularity in recent years due to their challenging gameplay, addictive mechanics, and replayability. While big names like Hades and Dead Cells have dominated the scene, plenty of underrated roguelites flew under the radar. 

To show some of them some love, here are 8 underrated roguelites you need to play that you might’ve missed out on!

Let’s start!

1. One Step From Eden

One Step from Eden

If you’re a fan of deck-building games and fast-paced action, “One Step From Eden” is a must-play. This roguelite combines elements of strategy and bullet hell gameplay as you battle your way through a post-apocalyptic world filled with dangerous enemies.

Do note that this game is extremely difficult to master and you will need to spend a lot of hours learning the game. That said, once you’ve got the hang of things, the satisfaction of beating this game is unreal.

2. Moonlighter


Putting you in the shoes of a shopkeeper who dreams of becoming a hero, Moonlighter is an underrated gem hidden in the gaming world. During the day, you manage your shop, pricing items and interacting with customers.

But at night, the true fun comes as you delve into dungeons filled with monsters, loot, and secrets. The game’s charming pixel art style, addictive gameplay loop, and intriguing story make you not want to put your controller down.

3. Has Been Heroes

has been heroes

If strategising is your forte then Has Been Heroes is the game of your dreams.

This roguelite strategy game offers a unique blend of turn-based combat and roguelike elements. The gameplay is that you control a team of retired heroes who embark on a quest to save the kingdom from an evil force.

It’s a bit cliched but with a vast array of spells, items, and heroes to unlock, Has Been Heroes grants its players hours of challenging and rewarding gameplay. Its call for theory-crafting and micromanagement are all really well balanced so that it doesn’t overwhelm its players along the way.

4. Monolith


Monolith is a top-down action roguelite that combines fast-paced combat with procedural generation. Players will need to navigate through a mysterious world, battling hordes of enemies, and collecting powerful relics.

Aesthetically, Monolith has some of the most memorable designs. The game’s retro-style graphics, challenging difficulty, and thrilling combat make it a hidden gem for roguelite enthusiasts.

5. Unexplored


As the title suggests, Unexplored is about exploring dungeons filled with traps, enemies, and loot. With its unique algorithmic dungeon generation, every playthrough feels fresh and unpredictable.

Think of it like Hades but not Greek. You could even say that Unexplored has more depth in the strategic department than the mighty Hades. This all stemmed from the game’s strategic combat, intricate puzzles, and immersive atmosphere.

Certainly, it’s one to play if you like randomised challenges and puzzles.

6. Caveblazers


Platformers are always a difficult bunch. They provide a hell of a challenge and we love them because of that. But, you’d probably played all the famous ones by now and Caveblazers might have just slipped out of your sight.

This highly underrated roguelite platformer challenges you to explore a vast cave system filled with danger and treasure. Defeat battle monsters, collect weapons, and uncover secrets as you descend deeper into the cave.

All in all, the game’s tight controls, pixel art graphics, and challenging difficulty make it a hidden gem in the roguelite genre.

7. Children of Morta

children of morta

We all love when roguelites give us more than just punishing gameplay. When it adds immersive storytelling in them, that is when you can cue the French kiss.

Children of Morta is a story-driven roguelite that follows a family of heroes as they battle against an ancient evil. With its stunning pixel art visuals, emotional storytelling, and dynamic combat system, “Children of Morta” offers a unique blend of roguelite gameplay and heartfelt narrative that shouldn’t be missed.

8. Dungeon of the Endless

dungeon of the endless

Dungeon of the Endless is a roguelite tower defence game that requires careful planning and resource management.

You and your team of survivors must explore a dungeon filled with monsters, gather resources, and build defences to survive waves of enemies. The game’s mix of strategy, RPG elements, and challenging gameplay make it an underrated gem in the roguelite genre.

Yay! We made it to the bottom of our list! Hopefully, these games have piqued your interest in picking them up. If that’s the case, remember to get them from the Steam store using the Steam Wallet Codes here!