If you’re a sucker for punishment and enjoy games that pose a challenge, you’re bound to be familiar with both the roguelike and roguelite genres, as both feature similar characteristics that tend to lead to an infinite amount of deaths. However, while both require you to start from the beginning of a run upon death, one genre is arguably more generous than the other. In our roguelike vs roguelite guide, we aim to explain the difference between the two categories.
Since you’re here, we think it’s safe to say that you get a kick out of these types of titles, so why not give our list of the best Switch roguelikes a browse? Or, simply check out our picks for the best hard games for other titles that pose a serious challenge. We also have an article on the best Soulslike games, should you want to dive into a whole other world of pain.