The "roguelike" genre has some key elements that make it stand out and even then, hardcore fans continue to debate what makes a roguelike a roguelike at all. Typically, these games feature extensive dungeon crawling, grid-based movement, and turn-based gameplay, and dying means having to restart from the beginning again, a.k.a. "permadeath." Games that live in this world with one foot in another are often referred to as "roguelite," but this is shunned by some who feel that it’s all roguelike regardless. If you hail from both sub-genres camps, then you're probably on the lookout for games like Hades.
Whatever you think about the makings of the genre, it’s tough to argue that Supergiant Games’ Hades didn’t have an incredible impact. It was released in early access in 2018 and officially for a bunch of platforms in the summer of 2021. The game received critical acclaim beyond belief, winning several awards and introducing many to the genre in the process.
If you’re a new fan yourself, below is a list of 16 great roguelike games like Hades for you to check out.