13 Games Like Spelunky

Games Like Spelunky Our assortment of games like Spelunky includes other roguelike games that offer randomised platform adventures that encourage you to explore and acquire character power.

Officially released in 2008 for Windows the original Spelunky adventure has since expanded to consoles, an enhanced edition and a 2020 sequel. As the name suggests players take control of their own cave exploring spelunker as they seek to collect treasure from the depths while rescuing damsels and fighting monsters when required. With randomisation central to the Spelunky adventure no two adventures are the same as players aim to explore as far as possible within the challenging permanent death game loop.

Within these deep randomised cave explorations you'll have to utilise your platforming abilities as you dodge traps and fight various enemies through a diverse list of cave biomes. To help players reach further depths you'll be able to jump on enemies, utilise your whip or throw items to enemies directly or to trigger nearby traps. With progress players will acquire additional useful objects that provide additional functionality or abilities to players.

The games like Spelunky featured below offer a similar blend of mechanics with roguelike elements, randomised map layouts, platforming and an increasing power level of your primary character as you progress deeper.
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Rogue Legacy

Create a legacy of children in Rogue Legacy, a roguelike experience where you’ll have to explore a dangerous castle, defeat bosses and deal with the poor gene pool of your family. Requiring careful platforming and combat Rogue Legacy is one of the few video games that allows players to literally watch their descendants tackle the same challenges with slight upgrades in between that allows each to delve deeper. Your ultimate goal in Rogue Legacy is to unlock the golden door  that appears at...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (9 votes)
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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. Hoping for survival and striving for more than that as you discover the truth about the planet Auriga Dungeon of the Endless is a game enjoyed solo and through online co-operation for 4 players. While originally launching on Windows and Mac Dungeon of the Endless was released for iOS and An...[Read Review]

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8.8 User Avg (12 votes)
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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 you engrossed for hours and hours. Mixing the card and board game genre into one is never an easy feat but Card Dungeon manages to do so while keeping the core mechanics simple but still offering a level of...[Read Review]

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8.6 User Avg (30 votes)
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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 with the ability to eventually unlock several other playable characters. Isaac flees to the basement after his mother receives a message from God demanding that he be sacrificed. What you find down in the bas...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (10 votes)
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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 behind the apocalypse have long been lost but the new inhabitants that find themselves calling this home do know about an ancient legend based on the Nuclear Throne which is said to be able to restore the world...[Read Review]

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8.4 User Avg (8 votes)
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Delver

Delver is a dungeon crawler with randomised levels and rogue like elements where you’ll explore dungeons as you hunt for loot to improve your chances of survival. Available for Windows, Mac and Linux Delver was in development from 2012 as an Android game (since discontinued) before a final 2018 release on the Steam platform. Delver is played in a first person perspective in a relative simple game environment that is reminiscent of the original Doom and other 90 first person shooter titles ...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (29 votes)
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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 releases coming sometime after. The games best experience is definitely on a computer though so if you have the option to play on a computer don’t pass it up. In Anodyne players will explore a quirky and s...[Read Review]

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8.2 User Avg (11 votes)
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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 better and better equipment to survive and advance. Ultimately you end up with a game that falls between Spelunky and Terraria which makes for a potent mix of fun. Before starting your randomised adventure p...[Read Review]

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8.1 User Avg (22 votes)
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Streets of Rogue

Opting to give players a large array of choice and freedom in completing game objectives and wrapping it in a procedurally generated city is Streets of Rogue, a game that takes inspiration from a wide range of titles and attempts to blend them into one. It’s got stealth, bullet shooters, co-op, RPG and rougelike amongst near endless choice in it’s core design. This unique offering means that Streets of Rogue ticks a range of gamer boxes and thus attracting a broad spectrum of players...[Read Review]

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8 User Avg (11 votes)
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Downwell

Downwell is a unique vertical scrolling platform title that also blends in the shooter and roguelike genres into the core mechanics. Available on a large range of platforms this is a title designed for platform fans from the ground up who have plenty of opportunity to get their hands on this fast paced adventure that is literally down the well. Following a curious man exploring the local park during a night time walk, players strap on their gunboots (yes, bullet firing boots) as they jump into t...[Read Review]

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7.8 User Avg (4 votes)
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SteamWorld Dig

SteamWorld Dig blends mining, action, sandbox and platforming into a single player adventure where you’ll hunt for ores and equipment to improve your digging potency. Originally for the Nintendo 3DS the title has seen steady releases on other platforms and in 2020 was one of the first games included as a Google Stadia title. Your journey in SteamWorld Dig requires players to adventure beneath the old town of Tumbleton to find what is lurking below. Commanding the steam powered robot known ...[Read Review]

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7.7 User Avg (16 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 to make it deeper and deeper into the facility. For those that are truly dedicated you’ll have a total of 6 different difficultly levels to attempt and potentially hundreds of hours of gameplay. Swo...[Read Review]

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7.6 User Avg (8 votes)
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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 reaches far into the heavens which seemingly calls you to climbing its insides. This fantasy tower is different each time which ensures plenty of replay opportunity as you push through the challenges that are t...[Read Review]

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7.3 User Avg (9 votes)