The term roguelike is frequently interpreted differently by different people. According to my definition, a roguelike is a game in which each playthrough is unique and ends with death. You can acquire items to improve each of your individual playthroughs during each run, but everything you acquire during the run is lost once the run is completed. Slay the Spire took the roguelike genre and added a deck building element, and it hasn’t looked back since Mega Crit Games released the game in 2017.

Right now, there aren’t many deck-building roguelike games on the market. Slowly, smaller developers have attempted to replicate the formula, but none have had the same level of success as Slay the Spire. Slay the Spire has 82,972 Steam reviews as of writing this article. Ninety-seven percent of those reviews are positive.

Despite the fact that it was released in 2017, Slay the Spire continues to receive a lot of attention on Twitch. Top streamers are still livestreaming the game to tens of thousands of people, and it appears that no one gets tired of it. Because Slay the Spire is so difficult to put down, it engulfs you for long periods of time.

The fact that each of the characters you play as is likable and distinct in their own way adds to the excitement of the game. There are numerous options available to players, which always makes you wonder; there are so many different options that it’s impossible to have consecutive runs that are identical. It’s a fun problem to have in a roguelike.

Slay the Spire has little competition, so it will reign supreme as the best deck building roguelike for a long time. Future developers will have to put in a lot of time and effort if they want to dethrone Mega Crit Games’ massive success. If you haven’t had the chance to play Slay the Spire yet, I strongly advise you to do so. You will not be sorry.