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Best Free Rogue-Like Game

Rogue-Like games has an ASCII display or tile based graphics and the game world is randomly generated. These games have little focus on storyline and the player may choose to do whatever he wants. The interaction is usually turn-based, and the character must pay for your mistakes and choices, sometimes at the cost of his life. They are usually dungeon crawl type and provide immense replayability value.

  • Tales of Maj'Eyal: Age of Ascendancy ( Site |  Download) (With Shockbolt's tile set)

    Tales of Maj'Eyal Tales of Maj’Eyal (ToME) is a free, open source roguelike RPG, featuring tactical turn-based combat and advanced character building.

    You are an adventurer, seeking your fortune in the open world, investigating ruins and mysteries in search of riches and powers.

    Play as one of many unique races and classes in the lore-filled world of Eyal, exploring random dungeons, facing challenging battles, and developing characters with your own tailored mix of abilities and powers. With a modern graphical and customisable interface, streamlined mechanics and deep, challenging combat, ToME offers engaging roguelike gameplay.

  • Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup ( Site |  Download)

    Dungeon Crawl Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a free roguelike game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest for the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.

    It has diverse species and many different character backgrounds to choose from, deep tactical game-play, sophisticated magic, religion and skill systems, and a grand variety of monsters to fight and run from, making each game unique and challenging.


  • Dwarf Fortress ( Site | Download)

    Dwarf Fortress Dwarf Fortress is a single-player fantasy game. You can control a dwarven outpost or an adventurer in a randomly generated, persistent world. The world is randomly generated with distinct civilizations spanning centuries of detailed history, hundreds of towns, caves and regions with various wildlife. he world persists as long as you like, over many games, recording historical events and tracking changes. Command your dwarves as they search for wealth in the mountain. Play an adventurer and explore, quest for glory or seek vengeance.

  • Other great games in this category:

    • Spotlight: King Arthur's Gold: Think the creative aspects of Minecraft, plus the fortress-building mechanic of Dwarf Fortress, plus the strategy of Age of Empires 2, plus the fast-paced class-based craziness of Team Fortress 2... with all the unnecessary elements trimmed off, wrapped up in some cross-platform goodness and sprinkled with tasty, tasty pixels. ( Site| Download)
    • DoomRL: Doom, the Roguelike is a fast and furious coffee-break Roguelike game, that is heavily inspired by the popular FPS game Doom by ID Software. ( Site |  Download)
    • ADOM: You control a fictional character to succeed in a difficult quest, exploring previously undiscovered tunnels and dungeons, fight hideous monsters, uncover long forgotten secrets, and find treasures of all kind. ( Site |  Download)
    • AngBand: You take the role of an adventurer, exploring a deep dungeon, fighting monsters, and acquiring the best weaponry you can, in preparation for a final battle with Morgoth, the Lord of Darkness. ( Site | Download)
    • NetHack: Falcon's Eye: Falcon's Eye is a mouse-driven interface for NetHack (one of the oldest games) that enhances the visuals, audio and accessibility of the game, yet retains all the original gameplay and game features. ( Site |  Download)
    • Desktop Dungeons: A quick-play roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving with randomly generated dungeons are different every time you play. ( Site |  Download)

Best Free Turn Based (Role Playing) Game

In a RPG, character development is the main driving gameplay mechanic. Typically one or more characters are created and shaped by the player, then embark on a series of encounters that increase the inventory, wealth, or combat statistics of said character(s). In turn-based RPG, fights take place in turns pausing each time during every turn. It makes the battles slower, but more strategic.

  • The Spirit Engine 2( Site| Download | Patch)

    The Spirit Engine 2 The Spirit Engine 2 is the follow up to the freeware game 'The Spirit Engine', originally released in November 2003.

    Set in a new world, with new characters, new graphics and a rewritten game engine, TSE-2 sets out to improve upon the game experience of the original in every possible way. The game has an extensive plot spanning nine distinct chapters. Also difficulty levels were introduced! The real-time combat system, interface, character control, combat speed options were improved to a great extent.

  • Runesword II( Site| Download)

    Runesword II RuneSword is a fantasy role-playing system that allows you to create your own adventures and play those made by others. The combat is turn based, played strategically and the game shows actual die rolls or modifiers during the combat.

    You could create unique races, spells, monsters, magic items and the game allows a lot of scope for customization. Choose to explore the world, quest and fight monsters. The sequel adds an mp3 soundtrack, full motion video support, completely new interface, new races, 40+ skills, 50+ spells and skinnable interfaces.

  • Dark Disciples I and II( Site| Download)

    Dark Disciples DD2 is a turn based and overhead RPG, with various posibilities and stats to develop. The game focuses on non-linear puzzle-solving to advance quest plots.

    DD2 has a completely different story compared to it's predecessor, and takes place across 4 continents and having around 130 levels. You are free to explore around the world with tons of side missions, secret areas and off the beaten track oddities to discover. The sequel improved upon the original with respect to the skill system, monster AI with proper abilities, adding missile combat,  and new mp3 quality music.

  • Other great games in this category:
    • Ultima 4 Part 2: Ultima IV Part 2 is a parody of the Ultima series, developed by Origin Systems and Richard Garriott. Ultima IV introduced a set of eight virtues, which became core concepts in the rest of the series. ( Site| Download)

Best Free Real Time (Role Playing) Game

In a Real-time RPG, players create or take on a character represented by various statistics, which may even include a developed persona. The player then has direct control over all his characters and as opposed to turn based RPG's, the game doesn't pause during action, and fights happens in real-time. There is heavy emphasis on action than strategy.

  • FreedroidRPG( Site| Download)

    FreedroidRPG FreedroidRPG is an original isometric 3D role playing game taking place in the future, on Earth. It features action and dialogs.

    The game tells the story of a world destroyed by a conflict between robots and their human masters. Play as Tux in a quest to save the world from the murderous rebel bots who know no mercy. You get to choose which path you wish to follow, and freedom of choice is everywhere in the game. The game features real time action and role-playing with rich dialogues and offers 12 hours of fun.

  • Holyspirit( Site| Download)

    Holyspirit Holyspirit is a free 2D isometric hack'n'slash game.

    You play a Holyspirit, which is an old corrupted soul who has been enlisted in God's army.

    You must liberate the country from the evil who has been unleashed against the living ones.

    The game has 4 playable characters with a minimum 1 hour per character. There are 61 items for you to get hold of, and 20 different monsters to fight.

  • FLARE( Site | Download)

    FLARE Free/Libre Action Role Playing game, is an opensource RPG for the fans of   old isometric PC role-playing games.


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"... Riser - Hike up the mountain and gather as much treasure as you can, simple right? Well, the twist is, the more money you have, the faster the screen scrolls, yeah, good luck with that when you have around $15,000 ...":
"... Tales of Middle Earth (ToME) is the first ever fully playable total conversion for AoK based on the works of J.R.R Tolkien. Featuring full 18 realms of Middle-earth including Elves, Men of the West, the Rohirrim, Southrons and the Easterlings, and the evil forces under Mordor and Angmar. Bring to life all your favourite battles and stories from The Lord of the Rings on maps of real Middle-earth locations. From the keen archers of Lórien to the trolls of Mordor; the Rangers of the North to the dreaded giant Mûmakil – as many as 70 new units, with over a hundred new building graphics and wonders from the Middle-Earth ...": Glasshouse:
Adams Drive 32 - a sneaky game about infiltrationg a mansion, looting it and getting out alive: Genetos - evolving Shoot 'Em Up: Tower of heaven: "... Action Fist is a platform shooter that pays massive tribute to the classic Gunstar Heroes. Jump around, upgrade your weapons, shoot around, drive on a motor bike, battle bosses ...": Atomic butcher:
"... Naut - Is there life on Mars? Wander around, drive through the desert, hear what the cosmos has to tell you ...": "... Alchemilla Mod is an attempt to recreate original atmosphere of cult game Silent Hill on the Source Engine. It is not a rebuild of one of the games of series, it is its own history on its own reasons ...:" Astrox:
Nosgoth (open beta) - free-to-play multiplayer action-adventure game:
Double Action is a free stylish multiplayer game about diving, flipping, and sliding your way into action movie mayhem:
"... Jersey Kart is a kart-style racing video game featuring many different exciting races, impressive speeds, amazing tricks and power-ups to use against opponents. It also has the multiplayer option and lots of other options to customize the game according to your preferences including various skins for the user interface ...:"
"... Strife is a competitive online game that features non-stop action and thrilling combat. Take control of powerful and versatile heroes, each capable of dominating in unique ways, and exert your will in an epic battle between two teams ...:" The lost Vikings (now free):
Survarium is a free2play MMOFPS game set in the near future. The game focuses on the aftermath of a massive ecological catastrophe on Earth, the reasons behind which are only vaguely known (beta is out): Minos' Maze:
"... Lost Constellation is a Longest Night ghost story. Travel into the frozen woods in a folktale from the world of Night In The Woods ...":
Subsonic - you are an agent of Subsonic Incorporated, a covert mercenary contracting company that specializes in sound-based spy gadgets. Use your sound gun to create distractions, shatter glass, and dampen your own footstep noise as you sneak your way past patrolling guards:
"... 'Like Clockwork' is a comedy RPG in which an unsuspecting sidekick must finish her Hero's quest after he dies in a freak accident with a police car. The adventure begins in a traditional JRPG world, though your new companion Tam McGleish (an angry Scottish Detective Inspector) soon changes that. Help guide the new Hero to the conclusion of her quest, whilst Tam attempts to fix the worst mistakes of the JRPG genre along the way ...": "... SubRay is an underwater exploration game, with a focus on survival. The primary aesthetic of SubRay is exploration, with a secondary supporting aesthetic of sensation. Our goal with SubRay is to guide the player on a journey of wonder and solitude, creating an immersive play experience using dynamic audio and a distinct visual style ...": Umbra Chronicles is a side-scrolling action-adventure game set in a fantasy steampunk world. Players must battle their way through a horde of shadow creatures that threatens to overtake the city of Damara: Arc is a competitive multi-player racing game set in a mythic SciFi world: Void - Explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient manor by manipulating portals into the past in this first-person puzzle game with a unique time-traveling mechanic: Farg - fast paced local multiplayer platformer brawler shooter: Meowchine Mayhem is side scrolling shoot 'em up game with one unique feature: you get to create your own tank: Blockhead - overcome a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous trials by manipulating your environment one block at a time in this innovative puzzle platformer: Flip's Adventure - explore a steam-punk world where alien robots and humans collide in this action-platformer. Sabotage the robot army by executing precise acrobatic movements as you make your way through each level: Stratagem: Inaris is a tale of discovery about a lonely soul wandering in a set of empty familiar temples. This entity's connection with the environment will allow it to manipulate columns in order to find out what it is looking for: Dreamside Maroon - Grow a vine to the moon in this poetic game of exploration and discovery. Along the way there are sights to see, lamps to light, and fireflies to collect. Experience freedom of movement and travel while growing your vine into interesting shapes and colors: Chained is a side-scrolling platformer that explores the nature of negative dependency and loss through its ball-and-chain mechanic. Explore the psyche of an ordinary family man as he struggles to cope with the weight and consequences of his choices: Mashball:
"... Only if - It is a short surreal adventure puzzle game. The game's mechanics are experimental and are driven to defy the logic of "What you see is what you get". Such as jumping to your death will actually save you, or the environment changing when you're not looking, repeating the same mistakes will actually progress you forward and a few more concepts to play about ...":
ArchAge: "... Dwarfs F2P - This is the Free-2-Play version of Dwarfs!? You can download the game and play the core game in Arcade mode, plus all the Tutorials and the Challenge modes completely free, forever. No charges, no subscriptions - just free ...": Puzzle Bobble: "... Aether is an "Art Game" about personal childhood feelings and experiences ...": "... Spewer is a puzzle platformer that uses liquid physics though regurgitation as its core mechanic. Taking the role of a mysterious test subject, code named Spewer, you must vomit your way through over 60 levels of stomach turning puzzles, learning new abilities, changing forms and piecing together your purpose in life ...":
Primrose: Biloba is an abstract strategy board game for 1 to 4 players. At each turn the player moves pawns on a octogonal shaped board (but squared cells) trying to remove opponent's pawns from it:
All games below need Spring engine to run - you can download it here: Conflict Terra is a free, open-source RTS: notadota – On the Edge: Evolution RTS is a free an Open Source RTS game: "... Spring:1944 is a WWII themed game based on the open source Spring Engine. Our goal is to create four fully functional sides (US, Germany, USSR, Britain) with period-accurate units and strengths. Realism is a primary design goal, second only to creating a game that is fun and accessible to play ...":
Cat-ana: The Sensational December Machine is an interactive short story, with hand-drawn art and text: Goat Herd and the Gods:
AirBuccaneers - a multiplayer airship-FPS game about vicious Buccaneers and infamous Vikings battling in the sky (now free):
"... Ultima Ratio Regum ... A roguelike game inspired by the literature of Jorge Borges, Umberto Eco&Neal Stephenson, and the games Europa Universalis and Dark Souls ... It’s a game which aims to integrate thematic content on historiography, philosophical idealism and the rise of modernist grand narratives, with the deep, complex and challenging gameplay one expects from a “classic” roguelike (and, of course, an ANSI display and permadeath) ...":
Overpowered reminds me of I Wanna Be the Guy. Its very hard