Parents' Guide to

Streets of Rogue

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Quick, quirky adventure with plenty of player freedom.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+

Got it, love it!

Got it for my family recently, we all love it! Very fun time playing with my kids, a great game for any tween!

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Easy to play/use
age 10+

Fun for all

I love this game for my kids it's very fun and we all love it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Some games can have cutting edge graphics and gameplay, but still fall flat, while others can have a less impressive presentation, but still somehow be ridiculously fun in spite of themselves. Streets of Rogue is a perfect example of this. The game's plot makes no sense whatsoever, it looks like something straight out of the 8-bit era of the '80s, the controls are about as basic as can be, and the challenge constantly rubber bands between mind numbingly simple and insanely difficult. And yet somehow, the minute you pick up the game, its odd charm and quirky style grab hold and don't let go. You're sucked into the experience with no escape … but that's not a bad thing.

Admittedly, Streets of Rogue is far from perfect. While the game offers up a wealth of options in the form of more than twenty different "classes" to play, its randomly generated stages mean that you never really know what to expect from one game to the next. You might breeze through the missions of one floor only to find yourself ill-equipped for the missions of the next. Also, even though there's a lot of variety in how you play, the stages themselves can't help but feel a little repetitive after a while. This is a game that's definitely best played in smaller bursts. Finally, setting up co-op matches in local and especially in online play is an awkward process. It works fine, but it's not as smooth as it could be. Still, Streets of Rogue is a quirky, arcade style adventure that's well worth checking out.

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