If you’re up for some hardcore gaming (and hooked on Walking Dead right now), then check out Rogue Survivor. With plenty of things to explore, this roguelike sandbox game will definitely fizzle your brains and give you a good challenge.

In Rogue Survivor you get no special skills or powers. You simply play average Joe trying to fend off and survive a zombie infestation. For every day you successfully fight off these brain eating creatures, you gain more skills and you level up. Basically, your main goal is to stay alive for as long as possible.¬†Of course, you can always fork over to the other side by becoming a zombie and see just how many humans you can eat. Fun game that’s well worth several hours of your day.

Despite the fun gameplay, the game does seem lacking when it comes to graphics. It’s created from tiny pixel art tiles which makes it tough to like. However, the gameplay more than makes up for it and pretty soon you won’t even mind looking at that blurry colorful dot on your screen.

Controls are typical for roguelike game, you use the number keypad if you want to move around and explore. The game does let you use your mouse to check out information about items or things around you. Just hover it onto the item.

Your objective is to stay alive and, as usual, this is easier said than done. Oftentimes, the best strategy is still to run the hell out of there and escape from the zombies that are after you. The other nice thing about the game is that you can hire other people (fellow survivors) to help you build defenses etc.

Before playing the game, it’s best that you go through some helpful tips on how to survive¬†and get a feel for what you are supposed to do. The rules are a bit lengthy but they are a great help.

Rogue Survivor offers plenty of elements that make it interesting. Apart from being challenging, the game is a absolutely fun to play. It’s currently in its early stages, so there are quirks here and there. But, it’s definitely worth checking out.

Related Links:

Rogue Survivor Official Blog
Rogue Survivor on Bay 12 Forums
Rogue Survivor on Play This Thing