Accessible yet challenging.
Compelling sense of progression.
Good balance of nostalgia and modern design.
Randomized character traits add diversity and a silly appeal.
Progeny approach to the dying a lot aspect of roguelikes is brilliant.
Solid platforming action.
Sense of humor.
Exploring is fun.
No real variety in melee weaponry.
Some may be turned off by the high level of difficulty early game.
Character designs look too similar.
By Mac|Life on November 08, 2013
Rogue Legacy balances the impermanence of its characters and environments with a persistent leveling system, seamlessly drawing multiple genres into a charming whole. A clever concept executed near-flawlessly, Rogue Legacy is a treat. 1 of 5 Rogue...90
By EuroGamer on July 19, 2013
This combination - and some wonderful detailing in the enemy design - ultimately saves the whole thing from that sense of emptiness that can set in during the middle of a loot-grinding adventure where you feel you've seen a good proportion of what the game offers and now you're just trying to raise your stats and plough on to the end.80
By PCAdvisor on July 10, 2013
With no fat on its bones but plenty of wit and tons of variety despite its simple nature, Rogue Legacy is an apparently effortless combo of platforming and role-playing.80
By PC Advisor on July 10, 2013
Another triumph for the 'one great idea' model of gaming that's been so resurgent lately, Rogue Legacy dispenses with visual fanciness or taking itself at all seriously in favour of adding new purpose to the age-old platforming...80
By GameSpot on July 09, 2013
Even when its bosses lay defeated, the game continues to heap tons of gameplay onto your PC with a more difficult New Game Plus mode and more secrets to find. It's no wonder why so many generations of heroes spent years exploring this castle, because it's easily worth you spending many hours with it.85
By HookedGamers on July 08, 2013
Despite the occasional control annoyance and underdeveloped trait system, this is a fantastic game that I am going to spend many more hours with to continue building my legacy.87
By iLLGaming on July 08, 2013
If you miss the old simple style of gameplay and just want to have fun for a few hours with a challenging yet simple game with a great sense of progress for both short and long gameplay sessions. This is the game for you.75
By GamelogicalSociety on July 08, 2013
When we write the narratives of our own lives, one natural inclination is to view it as a story with a concrete beginning and end. Legacy is a compelling exploration of what happens when we add a “To Be Continued…” after the final act.80
By GameSpot on July 08, 2013
Rogue Legacy is an immensely rewarding action game that strikes a terrific balance between permadeath and...85
By ParableGames on July 07, 2013
You really can’t afford to not pick up this unbelievable package, I also highly recommend picking up the soundtrack because it is also well worth it.90