Adventure games are some of the most fun anyone can have in a dungeon. Usually featuring fleshed-out combat, exploration elements and lots of fun, adventure games are a good fit for anyone wishing to lose themselves in a new world.
Even modern dungeon adventure games do not have that much of a high-end requirement. This makes them a perfect fit for playing on a low-end setup.
Enter The Gungeon
Enter The Gungeon, as the name suggests, is a game where the player can take up a role as a ‘Gungeoneer’. The player character is tasked with exploring a randomly-generated gauntlet known as the Gungeon, where they must find a gun to kill their past.
Combat is at the prime focus of the game, with over 300 guns and items for the player to find in the dungeons. The game, however, is extremely difficult, falling in the ‘bullet hell’ genre of games. Players are also encouraged to strategize to defeat the different kinds of enemies in the game.
The game also features co-op play, and has progression elements that extend across multiple playthroughs. With enough practice, it can become a gratifying experience.
Wizard of Legend
Wizard of Legend is an adventure game where the player takes on the role of an ancient wizard who is equipped with various magical spells. The game features randomly generated dungeons with over 200 different spells and combinations to try out.
It has a basic storyline, with most of the focus being on combat elements. It is a punishing game which requires skill to play, along with a general sense of where enemies are on the screen.
It also has a charming aesthetic, with pixel-style graphics and screen-filling special attacks. The game also gives players the freedom to use whichever spells they wish to in any combination, allowing for the creation of deadly combos.
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is a pixel-style game that is set in a futuristic world. The player takes on the role of the Drifter, a warrior equipped with an energy sword. As the game progresses, players can unlock more weapons and equipment.
Combat is one of the biggest parts of game, with many different types of enemies that require different strategies to beat. Players can also play co-op with another, and can go on an adventure together in the world of Hyper Light Drifter.
The game initially released with a high difficulty, but was later balanced. It features exploration elements, with beautiful pixel landscapes and storyline. A must play.
Spelunky also falls under the procedurally generated dungeon crawling game genre, and follows the adventures of a ‘Spelunker’, The player has to explore underground tunnels while collecting loot and avoiding traps.
The areas generated are more and more difficult as the game goes on, and each have distinct items and enemies. It offers hours of entertainment and progression, with small details that keep the game entertaining.
The game even features co-op play with upto 4 players, making an accessible and enjoyable experience for all. It’s even free-to-play, leaving no reason to not play it,
Binding Of Isaac
One of the first games of the new-age rougelike adventure games crop, the Binding of Isaac is a must-play for dungeon lovers. The game features a procedurally generated dungeon that is randomized on every playthrough.
Players take on the role of Isaac, a small boy trying to escape from his mother. They are tasked with defeating monsters by shooting tears at them, with various items and powerups giving players new ways to deal with enemies.
The game also features multiple bosses and upto 13 endings with more than 10 characters to unlock. It is also known for having a punishing difficulty curve, but is worth playing through.
Nuclear Throne is a game set in a post-apocalyptic world where mutants roam free. It is an extremely simple game to learn, with a big focus on fast-paced and tight combat. With randomized dungeons to keep the experience fresh, players are tasked with reaching the eponymous ‘Nuclear Throne’ to finish the game,
It has a variety of to-the-point weapons, with crushing difficulty and ‘unfair’ deaths. The game also prides itself on not having additional fluff, and has small elements of world-building to allow the story to shine through. Even though the difficulty curve can be a bit crushing, it is definitely worth finding the Nuclear Throne for it.
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