Every other week we play one of the top games in the roguelike pantheon then rank em. If you’re interested in our raw source data that we use to guide the podcast, you can find that here.

Two major rules that we abide by are:

  1. it’s okay to like or not like a game
  2. all devs go to heaven

At the end of every year, we rank the games for that year in a playoff tournament. A good place to start if you want to hear condensed thoughts on the top games.

The full combined ranking data can be found below:

(Special thanks to tabletomarkdown.com)

Overall Rank Game GROGPOD Category Scott Score Colin Score Will Score Andrew Score Avg Score Median Std Dev
1 FTL: Faster Than Light Squad Management 9.2 10.0 7.5 8.8 8.86 9.0 1.05
2 Balatro Deckbuilder 8.0 9.5 9.5 7.9 8.73 9.0 0.90
3 Dead Cells Platformer 9.4 9.5   6.9 8.59 9.5 1.49
4 Rimworld Squad Management 8.5 8.0 10.0 7.5 8.50 8.5 1.08
5 Monster Train Deckbuilder 7.9 9.5 8.0   8.47 8.0 0.90
6 Into the Breach Squad Management 9.2 7.5 8.5 7.9 8.26 8.0 0.75
7 Star of Providence Top Down Shooter 9.0 7.0   8.1 8.04 8.0 1.00
8 Luck Be A Landlord Deckbuilder 7.8 7.0 9.0   7.93 8.0 1.01
9 Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Top Down Shooter 8.8 7.0 7.5 8.1 7.84 8.0 0.76
10 Enter the Gungeon Top Down Shooter 9.0 6.0 6.0 10.0 7.75 7.5 2.06
11 The Last Spell Squad Management 7.6 8.0 6.0 9.4 7.74 8.0 1.39
12 Hand of Fate 2 Deckbuilder 7.7 8.0 7.5   7.73 7.5 0.25
13 Cogmind Traditional Roguelike 9.5 9.0 4.5   7.67 9.0 2.75
14 Invisible, Inc. Squad Management 7.0 8.0 8.0   7.67 8.0 0.58
15 Loop Hero Deckbuilder 7.4 7.5 7.5   7.47 7.5 0.06
16 Fights in Tight Spaces Deckbuilder 7.1 7.5 7.5   7.37 7.5 0.23
17 Risk of Rain Platformer 9.3 7.5 5.0   7.27 7.5 2.16
18 Griftlands Deckbuilder 7.8 7.0 6.5   7.10 7.0 0.66
19 Rogue Tower Solo Dev 6.0 8.5 8.5 5.0 7.00 7.5 1.78
20 Streets of Rogue Solo Dev 7.3 7.0 6.5   6.93 7.0 0.40
21 Warsim: The Realm of Aslona Solo Dev 7.2 5.0 8.5   6.90 7.0 1.77
22 Returnal Shooter 8.6 6.5 5.5   6.87 6.5 1.58
23 Wildermyth Squad Management 7.8 7.0 7.0 5.6 6.86 7.0 0.91
24 Cult of the Lamb Squad Management 6.4 7.0 7.0   6.80 7.0 0.35
25 Tales of Maj’Eyal Traditional Roguelike 9.0 7.5 6.5 3.1 6.53 7.0 2.49
26 Stacklands Deckbuilder 6.6 6.0 6.5   6.37 6.5 0.32
27 Barony Dungeon Crawler 7.0 6.5 6.0 5.8 6.31 6.5 0.55
28 Shattered Pixel Dungeon Traditional Roguelike 7.0 7.0 4.5   6.17 7.0 1.44
29 One Way Heroics Solo Dev 7.9 6.0   4.4 6.08 6.0 1.74
30 Nightmare Reaper Shooter 6.5 6.0 5.5 6.3 6.06 6.0 0.43
31 Hand of Fate Deckbuilder 6.1 6.0 5.5   5.87 6.0 0.32
32 Against the Storm Squad Management 7.8 7.0 4.5 1.9 5.29 6.0 2.68
33 Dungeons of Dredmor Traditional Roguelike 5.4 5.0 5.0   5.13 5.0 0.23
34 Darkest Dungeon 2 Squad Management 6.5 4.0 4.5   5.00 4.5 1.32
35 Pineapple Smash Crew Top Down Shooter 5.2 5.5 4.0   4.90 5.0 0.79
36 Din’s Curse Solo Dev 3.8 6.0 4.5   4.77 4.5 1.12
37 Brotato Top Down Shooter 6.2 6.5 4.5 1.3 4.61 5.5 2.41
38 AK-xolotl Top Down Shooter 2.8 4.0 3.0 7.0 4.20 3.5 1.94
39 Eldritch Solo Dev 4.5 4.5 5.0 2.5 4.13 4.5 1.11
40 Sword of the Stars: The Pit Traditional Roguelike 3.9 4.0 4.5   4.13 4.0 0.32
41 Cargo Commander Platformer 5.3 3.0 3.0   3.77 3.0 1.33
42 Low Magic Age Squad Management 2.9 3.0 4.0   3.30 3.0 0.61
43 Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead Traditional Roguelike 1.2 5.0 5.0 0.6 2.96 3.0 2.37
44 A Valley Without Wind Platformer 2.0 4.5 2.0   2.83 2.0 1.44
45 Hack, Slash, Loot Traditional Roguelike 2.4 2.0 3.0   2.47 2.5 0.50
46 Realm of the Mad God Top Down Shooter 1.0 3.0 2.5   2.17 2.5 1.04