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7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

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Over the years, weight has become a key criterion when choosing a title. However, lightness does not rhyme with mediocrity. To prove it, JVCom offers a selection by genre on these nuggets to install everywhere, all the time. First point with the roguelite.

But then, what is a roguelite? Popularized over the years, roguelite has become more than a category, it has become a new way of discovering genres already in place. It is a game in which rooms, monsters and objects are generated randomly between each attempt. When he dies, the player retains some of the resources he has accumulated during his attempt. They allow him to unlock skills, objects, characters that will help him go further with each attempt, or at least vary his experience. The roguelite revitalizes the genre to which it sticks and they are varied. The proof with this small selection.

Preamble: non-exhaustive selection

Popularized over the years, roguelite has become a genre apart and has many titles that are worth seeing. The research having focused on Steam, the list presented below is therefore far from complete, but tries to give several titles with different gameplay. Do not hesitate to give your pearl in the comments!

The Life of a Space Captain: Faster Than Light | 217 MB

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First game (and first success!) Of Subset Games, Faster than Light seduced: as evidenced by its ratings of 84 on Metacritic for the press and 8.4 / 10 user score. But what is it exactly? As the Galactic Federation is losing to the Brotherhood of Rebels, the player has vital information that can turn the tide. At the head of a spaceship, his goal is to join the Federation while avoiding the rebel forces after him. Faster than Light will appeal to strategy enthusiasts since many aspects have to be managed in real time: keep enough fuel to go to the end of the journey, put out fires in the cockpit during clashes and improve the ship’s equipment (weapons, engine shields, etc.).

The Game of Chess: Into the Breach | 317 MB

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Released in 2018, Into the Breach is the second game developed by Subset Games and is similar to chess games. The player takes on the role of captain of a military squad tasked with defending the world from the invasion of insects called Veks. To do this, he has three different types of Méchas, with different movements and capacities. On a map of 64 squares (8 * 8), the squadron must protect the Network (the equivalent of the king in chess) from the Veks by taking advantage of the map and optimizing the capacities of its units.. A turn-based game reminiscent of the heyday of the Game Boy Advance with Advance Wars and Fire Emblem.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

Origin of the genre: Binding of Isaac | 50 MB

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Before, there was nothing. Then there was Binding of Isaac. Already behind a Super Meat Boy (2010) which has become cult, Edmund McMillen comes out a year after Binding of Isaac, which will be part of the video game story books. The players take on the role of Isaac, a child evolving in a gore universe having to kill his psychopathic mother. Unmissable, Binding of Isaac is a necessary step for any player wanting to understand where the basics of the genre come from.. As the attempts progress, the unlocked objects necessarily vary the experience while the several possible endings restart the machine. Still and always. Here, we have offered the first version of the game but there is also Binding of Isaac: Rebirth which is a revisited version (new graphics, new interface and more objects) than the original version. The background does not change and the weight varies little: 350 MB for the most recent.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

Perfect with Netflix: Loop Hero | 250 MB

Released on March 04, 2021, Loop Hero is a game developed by and published by Devolveer Digital (Gray, My Friend Pedro …). Players take on the role of a hero tasked with bringing the world out of a time loop imposed by the Lich. Why did you put it in this selection? Unlike the other games mentioned, Loop Hero automatically manages some aspects of the game: combat and the hero’s movement on the map. Here, the principle is to recover a maximum of resources (wood, food, and equipment) by creating the map piece by piece. These resources will make it possible to reach further and further in the adventure.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

The game from the 90s: Scourgebringer | 356 MB

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Developed by the French from Flying Oak Games, Scourgebringer mixes roguelite mechanics and nervous gameplay. The players embody Khyra, the last hope of a whole people. An unknown entity threatens to destroy the rest of civilization and it is the woman with the silver hair who must take charge of defeating evil. In addition to his blade and pistol, his agile movements allow him to twirl between each enemy all of which transcribes a pleasurable way of playing up to a challenge that will make more than one sweat. Scourgebringer recalls the nervous and very punitive side of the video game of yesteryear.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

Must-Do: Streets of Rogue | 320 MB

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Tired of the dark universe dominated by villains games where you are the last hope of a whole people? Streets of Rogue can then do the trick! Here, no invading insects or end of the world announced: alone or with friends, the player embodies a human among several possible classes: the doctor, the thief or the policeman. Depending on his profession, he has access to different powers and must complete several quests. In summary, the game integrates GTA mechanics in a 2D roguelite with colorful graphics.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

It’s been bim bam boom: Nuclear Throne | 402 MB

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If the list is lacking in jitters to your liking, Nuclear Throne should fill that gap. Developed and edited by Vlambeer, the title is a real adrenaline rush, so much is it exploding everywhere. The player embodies a character of their choice, each with a passive power (more life points, walks faster) and an active power (runs in one direction, detonates corpses on the ground). The goal is to get to the last level, where the nuclear throne resides. To do so, the player must eliminate each creature on the floor where he is to access the next level. Many weapons (laser beam, shotgun, crowbar …) are available to the player, while eliminating enemies allows him to level up and recover additional powers. The only flaw in the game: no French translation for the moment.

7 roguelites of less than 500 MB to do absolutely

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