• Publisher: Team17
  • Release Date: Feb 23, 2021
  • Also On: PC
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  • Summary: A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world.

    The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea
    A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world.

    The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate

    Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 95
    Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a beautiful application of a roguelike system with a 2D dungeon crawler format married perfectly to a town-building system and overworld that invites exploration and grinding gems to uncover more things to do outside of combat. This is a no-brainer for classic Zelda fans or anyone looking for co-op fun, and it’s absolutely been the best gaming experience so far for me in 2021.
  2. Feb 19, 2021
    90
    Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a fantastic Zelda-inspired, procedurally-generated, action-adventure with one of the most rewarding gameplay loops I’ve seen in some time. It perfectly captures the styles of its inspirations, while carving its own legacy as a standout Roguelike. I honestly enjoyed every second of my time with Rogue Heroes and can’t wait to continue playing in the coming weeks.
  3. Feb 19, 2021
    83
    Rogue Heroes is a little pleasant surprise. It's love for the games it references and the addictive game loop makes the game so enjoyable.
  4. Feb 19, 2021
    80
    While sometimes skirting a bit close to the line between inspiration and clone, Rogue Heroes has a lot to love. If you have a few friends to take dungeon crawling with you, you will laugh together, you will loot together, and you will have to work as a team to succeed. My boys and I got a lot of enjoyment from playing Rogue Heroes, and I think most other players will do too.
  5. 78
    Does the “Zeldalike” genre exist? If it does, Rogue Heroes would be the perfect example: easy to pick up, but deep and complex enough if you try to go for 100% completion, with a top-down perspective view, pixel-art graphics and a story that leads us to travel in a big, hostile open world. While it does not achieve the excellence of its mentor, it stands out for it interesting gameplay choices such as the village management and an open world-oriented approach. To be played on your own digging up one secret after another, or in chaotic runs with up to three friends. Some repetitive sections and a few glitches only partially cloud what is overall a satysfying experience.
  6. May 21, 2021
    70
    Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos draws inspiration from some groundbreaking references when it comes to adventure games, and adds to them an extra level of challenge with a roguelite component. But while the simple gameplay, the world development possibilities and the co-op experience are indeed very welcome and well implemented, an overly simplistic plot, a lacklustre protagonist and redundant character development mechanics make this a game of limited appeal outside its narrowest target audience.
  7. Feb 23, 2021
    50
    Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos really is a blast to play both alone and with friends. The world is exciting to explore, and players never know what is going to be tucked away in some random corner for them to discover. Sadly, in its current state there are so many issues that manage to bring the whole experience down very quickly. Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos needs to have many of its problems fixed before it will be accessible to the greater video game community.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 3, 2021
    10
    La mezcla perfecta entre aventura y rougelike, con los elementos justos de cada estilo y un diseño gráfico que recuerda a grandísimas obrasLa mezcla perfecta entre aventura y rougelike, con los elementos justos de cada estilo y un diseño gráfico que recuerda a grandísimas obras pasadas, pero a la vez con personalidad propia. Además los controles están perfectamente adaptados a la Nintendo Switch, siendo más cómodo de jugar en esta plataforma que en PC. Sin duda una joya, uno de mis jeugos favoritos para la switch. Expand
  2. Oct 31, 2021
    9
    I tried the demo first, which I highly recommend. The demo completely sold me on the game, then I played it on multiplayer with my daughterI tried the demo first, which I highly recommend. The demo completely sold me on the game, then I played it on multiplayer with my daughter which took it up another level entirely.

    Basically the developers took "Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past", improved the basic game mechanics like movement speed and fighting, gave it some basic world-building elements, then slapped multiplayer on top. If you loved Link to the Past, you will love this. Sure there are some gotchas with multiplayer but this game is a gem. Plus you can sometimes get it on sale on nintendo.com (I got it for $12 which is a steal).

    Highly, highly recommend. 9/10
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  3. Oct 15, 2021
    8
    A fun adventure in the links of four swords adventure. Would be a 9 if there wasn’t so many minor problems (especially in multiplayer) thatA fun adventure in the links of four swords adventure. Would be a 9 if there wasn’t so many minor problems (especially in multiplayer) that quickly stack up (too much screen shake when someone gets hit in multiplayer to know what’s going on, too easy to get soft locked in multiplayer, the screen spreads out too much to see things like pressure plates) but other then that, this was a very enjoyable experience, with very good multiplayer. Also the reviewer that gave this game a 70% for not enough “character development” is stupid, cause that’s not what this game is about at all Expand
  4. Feb 15, 2022
    3
    Love the game! Just wish it had more to do and more dungeon to play and what's up with not being able to play the whole area's??? Or when willLove the game! Just wish it had more to do and more dungeon to play and what's up with not being able to play the whole area's??? Or when will they be available? For the price not worth the play if you can finish it in day's Expand