12 Games Like Spelunky

Games Like Spelunky
Our assortment of games like Spelunky includes the very best in the roguelike genre with a focusing on games with platforming elements to their gameplay.

Spelunky started in 2009 as an indie game, after an enhanced edition was released in 2012 the game captured a whole new audience and quickly became a popular game on both consoles and Windows.

Spelunky challenges players to explore a series of randomised caves as they collect loot, dodge a variety of traps, watch out for enemies and ultimately save damsels. This unknown adventurer has a range of mechanics at his disposal in order to achieve these goals from whipping enemies, jumping on them or throwing items to activate traps. With a limited supply of ropes and bombs to navigate the caves it can quickly become a difficult proposition.

For players that can overcome these obstacles they’ll advances to the more difficult areas of the caves where new items, enemies and terrain types begin to show up. This is far from a simple task though as once your hearts reach zero or you get hit by an instant death trap you’re adventure will start again.

The games like Spelunky featured below all have a roguelike element to their gameplay, with emphasis on games that also revolve around platform gameplay.

Games Like Spelunky

downwell

Downwell

Downwell is a unique vertical scrolling platform title that also blends in the shooter and roguelike genres. Available on a large range of platforms platform fans have plenty of opportunity to get their hands on this fast paced adventure that is literally down the well. Following a curious man ... Read More »

User Score
7.8
(4 votes)
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Sword of the Stars: The Pit

Sword of the Stars: The Pit has you as the last hope for your world as a deadly plague ravages the entire population will an alien facility hold the cure? With 30 randomised floors of rogue like goodness to conquer in Sword of the Stars: The Pit is a game that you will be dying often as you try... Read More »

User Score
7.6
(8 votes)
rogue-legacy

Rogue Legacy

Create a legacy of children in Rogue Legacy, a rogue-lite experience where you’ll have to explore a dangerous castle, defeat bosses and deal with the poor gene pool of your family. Your ultimate goal in Rogue Legacy is to unlock the golden door that appears at the start of the castle to s... Read More »

User Score
8.8
(9 votes)
magicite

Magicite

Mixing elements of crafting, rogue-like and platforming together to offer a 2D survival game that can be enjoyed in shorter gameplay bursts and even with friends. Set in randomly generated dungeons Magicite will have players collecting resources from trees, ores and enemies in order to craft be... Read More »

User Score
8.1
(20 votes)
dungeon-of-the-endless

Dungeon of the Endless

Fusing the genres of strategy, RPG, rogue like and even tower defence is Dungeon of the Endless a game where you’ll lead a group of heroes after they crash land deep into a facility on a strange alien planet. Dungeon of the Endless has a huge array of mechanics to master which gives the game gr... Read More »

User Score
8.7
(11 votes)
card-dungeon

Card Dungeon

Combining rogue like elements, card collecting and turn based role playing is Card Dungeon, a uniquely entertaining experience for your mobile device. With a crusader under your control, thousands of cards at your disposal and hordes of enemies in the dungeon before you Card Dungeon will keep y... Read More »

User Score
8.6
(30 votes)
binding-of-isaac

The Binding of Isaac

The Binding of Isaac was designed by Edmund McMillen and offers a bizarre action adventure game that is incredibly fun and addicting while also hitting many other check boxes. The game is available through Steam and was released in 2011. In The Binding of Isaac you take on the role of Isaac wit... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(10 votes)
nuclear-throne

Nuclear Throne

Nuclear Throne is an intense top down shooter that uses roguelike elements to deliver a fast paced game that offers plenty of difficulty. The game takes place in a dark world in which humanity has been obliterated by nuclear events which heavily altered the life on the planet. The reasons behin... Read More »

User Score
8.4
(8 votes)
steamworld-dig

Steamworld Dig

SteamWorld Dig captures the current mining genre popularity and combines it with platform action to deliver an action style experience. The game is available on your Nintendo 3DS or PC with plenty of good old fashioned difficulty to it. SteamWorld Dig is all about digging around to find the man... Read More »

User Score
7.7
(16 votes)
anodyne

Anodyne

Anodyne is a fun adventure that will send you on a nostalgic trip back to the days of your Game Boy Colour. The game is a very Zelda style experience and features a unique world for players to explore. Anodyne was originally released at the start of 2013 on Windows and Mac with Android and iOS ... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(11 votes)
towerclimb

TowerClimb

For gamers that love a difficult roguelike platformer they’ll find TowerClimb to be one such adventure. Playing like a reverse Spelunky players are challenged to climb a procedurally generated tower that is filled with dangers to navigate. This tower is of unknown ancient origin and reach... Read More »

User Score
7.3
(9 votes)
delver

Delver

Delver is a dungeon crawler with randomised levels and is available for Windows, Mac and Android devices. The game has great appeal for fans of rougelike dungeon and action role playing games with its exploration and loot orientated gameplay. Delver has been in development since 2012 and has sl... Read More »

User Score
8.2
(29 votes)