7 of the best roguelites to let off steam on PS4 and PS5

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Roguelites are game types that are characterized by repetitive gameplay that has you dying over and over again to continue; but unlike roguelikes, there is an ending. Today, the JV editorial team brings you a selection of the best roguelites to explore the genre.


  • Binding of Isaac: Repentance
  • Dead cells
  • hell
  • Moonlighter
  • return
  • rogue legacy
  • streets of snape

Binding of Isaac: Repentance

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance It is one of the best known roguelites. It narrates the misadventures of Isaac, a young man who locks himself in a trapdoor to escape the murderous madness of his mother. He imagines a labyrinthine world where each room is a new test. On your way you will have to get rid of monsters, angels and demons and collect more and more powerful objects. Your final objective will be to eliminate your mother to get out of your nightmares. This version includes all previous editions of The Binding of Isaac (Rebirth, Afterbirth, and Afterbirth+), as well as Repentance, the game’s latest expansion.

Dead cells

You play as a paladin fleeing from a labyrinthine castle. This is inhabited by dozens and dozens of monsters that block your escape and you will have to get rid of them. These targets drop dead cells which are used to upgrade weapons. To complicate matters, no save points come to download you, and each death returns you inexorably to the beginning of your journey. Dead cells it still encourages you to hit when you’re at your worst, because hitting with an orange life bar allows you to recover hit points. The weapons left in the way allow you to vary the fights and choose your preferred style of play. And when browsing through the bestiary, it is toward weapon upgrades that the player turns to continue the gaming experience.


In this game, you are Zagreus, the son of Hades, king of the underworld. He has decided to challenge his father to return to the surface, but he will have to oppose his father’s minions who prevent him from ascending. Our hero goes through rooms that are always the same in the same order, but with enemies that are worth seeing. Within hell, there are six weapons available and with each game the skills improve, making it possible to come back more and more powerful. Apart from the gameplay, what impresses is the equally successful art direction and dubbing.


Moonlighter It is not just a roguelite, since it is allied with store management. You are Will, a merchant who, thanks to his backpack, recovers everything he finds. These objects, you will have to resell them to the interested parties who will make you the best offer. The capacity of your bag is not unlimited and you will have to choose carefully which one has its place. It is on this side of the gameplay where the management is located, since it will be necessary to optimize this space. No object can be placed anywhere. Despite the repetitive mechanics, the multiplicity of gameplay refreshes the genre. Added to that, there is a crafting system especially for the weapons that you will use to kill monsters.


We can say that return It stands out on a roguelite level, because it moves away from 2D side-scrolling games or the usual top-down views. The story begins with the crash of a spaceship on the exoplanet Atropos. On board is Selene, who has no choice but to explore this unknown world. She discovers that she is trapped in a time loop where each death takes her back to the crash site. You don’t necessarily come back empty-handed, because the narrative information scattered throughout the game allows you to learn more about the planet and your heroine. The game encourages exploring this unknown but inhabited land and it is here that the TPS and the game of suspense arises.

rogue legacy

Even if the license offered a second work recently, rogue legacy is as cultured as the second. The game is a 2D platform game that allows you to embody various characters with sometimes very limited lives. You face dozens of cursed creatures in order to get out of this labyrinth. Be careful because you are still relatively weak, you are only equipped with a simple sword and a spell that is not always enough to survive. Fortunately, you can count on mana, armor, or critical hit buffs that allow you to kill monsters that were previously inaccessible. It is also possible to unlock new skills such as running, double jump, flight…

streets of snape

It is not in the dungeons that streets of snape It leads us but to equally dangerous dwellings. Here, the player chooses their hero from twenty options, even if only twelve are available from the start. To unlock the rest of the adventure, you will have to successfully complete a few missions at a time, such as freeing prisoners from a police station, a bank robbery, or rescuing citizens kidnapped by the local mafia. Obviously, your starting character choice will have an impact on how you solve these quests. This title has the particularity of being able to be played with up to four players on the same screen.

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