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10 Best Action-Roguelikes Like Rabbit and Steel

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Action-Roguelike title Rabbit and Steel is celebrating its release. This game not only takes a noticeably stylized approach to the action-roguelike genre, but its core mechanics show a level of polish that comes from studying what makes the genre wonderful as well. If you are new to the genre, or a veteran, there is plenty to love here. Today, we hope to highlight some marvelous action-roguelikes for players to enjoy. With that out of the way, enjoy our picks for the 10 Best Action-Roguelikes Like Rabbit and Steel.

10. Barony

Barony combat.

We begin today’s list of the best action-roguelikes like Rabbit and Steel with Barony. This game not only takes a unique approach to the action-roguelike genre, but manages to do so while retaining what makes these games so magical in the first place. For fans of old-school gaming, this is definitely a title to keep in mind. With its retro feel and looks, Barony manages to instill us with the same feelings as classic dungeon-crawlers from yesteryear.

9. Crab Champions

Crab Champions Gameplay Trailer

Our next entry takes a turn for the nautical and strange. Here, we have Crab Champions. With the success of games such as Another Crab’s Treasure, players are falling in love with these crustacean-filled challenges. The game centers around wonderfully designed, and concise gameplay loops. This, in turn, allows the player to have an experience that both respects their time, and is rewarding as well. All around, if you are looking for a fantastic action-roguelike to enjoy, give this one a try. 

8. Returnal

Returnal - Announcement Trailer | PS5

We are taking quite the turn for our next entry. The world of Returnal is one that morphs and shifts as the player experiences it. It is this constantly shifting nature that makes the game both so intriguing, and replayable as a whole. The third-person shooter combat in the game is also unique and smooth, allowing players to truly test their mettle. In addition to this, the game has fantastic enemy and encounter designs, and much more to offer. All in all, if you are looking for one of the best action-roguelikes like Rabbit and Steel, then Returnal is a must-play.

7. Enter The Gungeon

Enter the Gungeon - Launch Trailer | PS4

We are rolling right along with our next entry. Here, we have Enter the Gungeon. This is a title that has become near and dear to many players’ hearts. This is due not only to the impeccable use of replayability and procedural-generation in the game’s design, but its sheer fun factor. There is always something new to discover during a fresh run of the game, making it great for players who seek a lot of value in their titles. To close, Enter the Gungeon, both for its fantastic premise and execution, is one of the best action-roguelikes like Rabbit and Steel available. 

6. Vampire Survivors

Vampire Survivors - Launch Trailer - Nintendo Switch

For our next entry, here we have Vampire Survivors. This is a title that burst onto the scene in a rather explosive way. For fans of both action-roguelikes and the shoot-em-up subgenres respectively, this is a great recommendation, for sure. For fans of local Co-Op, this game also has you covered as well. If you are looking for a stylish, and complete, no-frills experience, then check out Vampire Survivors, a title that certainly won’t disappoint. 

5. Wizard With A Gun

Wizard with a Gun - Reveal Trailer

Our next entry on our list today is Wizard With A Gun. If you are looking for an action-roguelike title that features the open-endedness of a survival game, then Wizard With A Gun is a fantastic title to consider. The game features a plethora of customization and progression options, giving players the freedom to play the game however they choose. In addition to this, the open-ended nature of the game’s combat also comes across as freeing, allowing player choice and skill to reign supreme. To close, Wizard With A Gun is a fantastic action-roguelike that certainly could use more love, for these reasons, and more, we consider it to be one of the best on the market currently.

4. Dead Cells

Dead Cells - Launch Trailer | PS4

Our next title is one that action-roguelike fans will undoubtedly be familiar with. Dead Cells is a title that took the action-roguelike scene by storm when it was initially released. The level of depth and detail that goes into both the combat of the game, as well as its level design is simply fantastic. The levels that players will have to traverse are also constantly shifting, making for an ever-evolving experience. In short, if you are looking for fantastic action-roguelikes, give Dead Cells a try. It's one of our 10 Best Action-Roguelikes Like Rabbit and Steel.

3. Risk of Rain 2

Risk of Rain 2 - Console Launch Cinematic Trailer | PS4

Next up on our list, we have Risk of Rain 2. This is a title that for many, serves as a shining example of what the action-roguelike genre can offer players. Hours upon hours of content, with great rewards to be had, make this title marvelous to enjoy. The difficult design of the game’s bosses, as well as the level of polish present in its combat, make this title one of the most enjoyable on our list in terms of  a moment-to-moment basis. If you are looking for a phenomenally solid title to enjoy, Risk of Rain 2 has you covered.

2. Helldivers 2

Helldivers 2 - "The Fight for Freedom Begins " Launch Trailer | PS5 & PC Games

Helldivers 2 is a game that has obliterated the expectations placed upon it. Through both its stellar third-person shooting mechanics, as well as its encounter design and sheer fun factor, Helldivers 2 has rekindled the fiery passion for multiplayer gaming for many players. The game’s level of challenge, as well as sheer quality of its content, have made it stand at the apex of what the action-roguelike genre is doing right now. In closing, Helldivers 2 is simply magnificent and is well worth your time.

1. Hades II

Hades II - Reveal Trailer

For the final entry on today’s list of the best action-roguelikes like Rabbit and Steel, here we have Hades II. For fans of this title’s predecessor, its inclusion on today’s list should come as no surprise. Serving as the first foray into the world of sequels for Supergiant Games, this title doesn’t disappoint in the slightest. With improved mechanics and encounter design, Hades II serves not only to improve upon the genre as a whole, but surplant its predecessor as well.

So, what’s your take on our picks for the 10 Best Action-Roguelikes Like Rabbit and Steel? What are some of your favorites? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below. 

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.