One of the true rewards of playing a monster-training game is the ability to create your own cool-looking creature and customize it to your liking. Monster Adventures not only lets you decide what such a beast looks like, but its mash-up of role-playing and roguelike genre elements makes each play session an exciting and slightly addictive foray into its vibrant world. Monster Adventures starts you off with a basic creature, and it’s your job to train it and enter it into tournaments to bring pride to your village.
Bit Dungeon brings together The Legend of Zelda’s top-down dungeon stomping, Diablo’s loot lust, and the unforgiving difficulty of roguelikes within a slick retro-style quest. Fresh from developer Kinto Games, this hack-and-slash action RPG distills the allure of classic gaming into an addicting mobile adventure. Between the simple mechanics and incredible challenge, you may find Bit Dungeon's stat-building pull difficult to resist, even if a couple of issues rear their head at times.
Space is a lonely place — especially if you’re a working-class dude trapped in a cube floating through the cosmos, scavenging loot from mutant-filled cargo holds in order to provide for your loved ones. Cargo Commander strikes an intriguing balance between whimsical space-sim and a brutal take on the dungeon crawler–esque “roguelike” genre. Even when the controls have you pulling out your hair, the game’s charm will bring you back, holding your breath for one more space donut.