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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 8 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Rogue Legacy is a dungeon fighting game. Each time you die you go back to the start. However, you are resurrected as a character with different challenges: colourblind, dyslexic, a dwarf and so on. You can use gold, collected form previous lives, to offset this with abilities like flight, dash and air jumping, as well as equipping weaponry and armour.

The gameplay is intentionally hard. You have to solve some puzzles, kill enemies and make precise jumps. Each time you take on the dungeon it gets generated afresh. This, along with the 60 different enemies and 8 character types, ensures it doesn’t get stale no matter how many times you play. And each time you play, and inevitably die, you return with more gold to spend on enhancements for the next run.

It’s an interesting game about persevering through inherited benefits and hindrances from our family line. It embraces that no one is perfect and you don't need to be perfect to succeed.

Rogue Legacy 2 offers enhanced visual style, more weapons and varied environments. It offers deeper progression through permanent upgrades to access deeper dungeons. It also enhances the traits system that determines the impairments for the next generation.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 27/06/2013, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Fighting and Platform

Developer: Cellar Door Games (@CellarDoorGames)



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Play Time: This game will take between 16 hours and 18 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 with Violence. The game contains unrealistic looking violence with no blood or gore. Enemies disappear when killed. The player’s character also dies unrealistically flopping to the ground.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB EVERYONE 10+ with Crude Humour and Fantasy Violence.


Rogue Legacy usually costs £9.99 to £21.99.

Rogue Legacy

XBox Store Xbox One £11.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £13.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £9.99
Steam Store PC £10.99
Switch Store Switch £10.99
App Store Mac £10.99

Rogue Legacy 2

XBox Store Xbox One £20.99
Steam Store PC £21.99
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


This game supports accessibility in the following ways:
  • Difficulty: No settings, apart from harder options once you have completed the game.
  • Reading: There is minimal reading, apart from descriptions of traits, upgrades and weapons. Some of this text is light yellow on dark yellow.
  • Controls: You can remap most buttons on controller and keyboard.
  • Image calibration:
  • Audio calibration: Adjust game sound and music separately.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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