10 Games Like "Slay the Spire" You Shouldn't Miss

Updated on May 15, 2020
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These games like "Slay the Spire" will keep you busy figuring out card synergies.
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Slay the Spire – The Best Roguelike Deckbuilder

Do you like games where you can thrash and slash monsters and build up your deck? Do you get an adrenaline rush whenever you face challenging bosses at the end of every level? Is Slay the Spire your favorite game because it contains all the above features? If yes, the game will make you crave for more. It leaves a long-lasting impression on gamers and would even make you want to search for its alternatives. Here are a few similar games that will make you forget about Slay the Spire.

Games Similar to Slay the Spire

1. Card Quest

2. Into the Breach

3. Dream Quest

4. Darkest Dungeon

5. Monster Slayers

6. Invisible, Inc.

7. Rogue Legacy

8. Heat Signature

9. SteamWorld Quest

10. Skelly Selest

1. Card Quest

Card Quest focuses on the extreme use of a character's default deck. Instead of adding individual cards to your deck, you can acquire different boxes of weapons that come with various sets of cards. However, these cards get shuffled in your overall deck so that you keep guessing what's coming. Like Slay the Spire, Card Quest allows you to make the most of deck-building but it sticks to character development instead of focusing on using cards only during battles.

This game has four classes, each with different strengths and weaknesses: Wizard, Hunter, Fighter, and Rogue. You can also find custom subclasses under each of these classes. This means you can specialize your Fighter into Holy Warrior or Dwarven Warrior, Rogue into a Hitman, Adventurer, or Demonling, Hunter into Arbalist, Amazon, or Changeling, and Wizard into Lich, Enchantress, or Storm Master. Card Quest is a tougher game compared to Slay the Spire that will test your strategic thinking.

2. Into the Breach

Human civilization is under threat due to the emergence of gigantic creatures breeding underneath the earth. Your character needs to control some of the most powerful futuristic machines to fend off this threat from aliens. But there is one problem: the moment you attempt to save the planet, another random challenge appears out of nowhere trying to defeat your team. This turn-based strategy game is a must-play for all those who loved Slay the Spire.

You will have to be at your best while implementing your strategies. One small mistake can create a breach in security and the aliens will get a chance to destroy your city. You need to analyze your opponent's attack very carefully to come up with a strategic counterattack. Into the Breach provides enough opportunities to build your deck and explore different weapons to defend your city. Remember, there is no option to fail in this game. Every strategy needs to be perfect. Otherwise, the aliens will get you and the planet.

3. Dream Quest

This list would not do justice if it doesn't have Dream Quest. This rogue-like deck-building game is almost a replica of Slay the Spire. In fact, it covers all the drawbacks of the champion game, making Dream Quest its closest competitor. In this game, you will not have a limited number of cards per player. But you also cannot see what your opponent is up to. This means you will have to rely on your cards and hope that you can defeat your enemies with your existing weapons.

Some monsters and bosses in this game are pushovers but most of them are invincible. You will need to unlock various classes of weapons using your cards. Some of the cards will also allow you to upgrade your current weapons. Make sure their HP is more than that of your opponent. This will increase your chances of defeating the invincible bosses easily.

4. Darkest Dungeon

Darkest Dungeon is a turn-based RPG game that looks very similar to Slay the Spire. It requires micromanagement, tactics, and risk management skills to counter your opponent's attacks. Fans of Slay the Spire will be able to relate the strategies needed to win in this game. You will have to lead a group of heroes in your town to a dungeon and explore every room one by one. Throughout your quest, you and your team will come across strange creatures attacking you from unthinkable angles.

The rooms in the dungeon are full of hidden treasures and weapons. You need to equip your team with new weapons and take home the treasures. These will help you improve your town and prevent its people from dying. The game's strategy tests your skills in evaluating risks, managing your team, and most importantly, deciding when to cut your losses or push your luck.

5. Monster Slayers

Hack, slash, kill, and loot—that's the mantra of Monster Slayers. This is one of the most epic rogue-like deck-building RPG adventure games you will ever play, giving Slay the Spire the toughest competition until now. Unlike Slay the Spire, this game focuses on a card-based battle system that allows you to customize your deck according to your playing style. You can create new heroes and make them join the Monster Slayers Guild. Additionally, you have the freedom to choose any path through the Northern Valley to face the ultimate boss, the legendary Harbinger.

Throughout your path, you will have to fight lion outlaws, undead goblins, mighty dragons, and tons of other enemies, all preventing you from reaching the end of the valley. Make sure you shape your deck strategically so that you can acquire new cards from treasure chests, allies, and merchants. Level up your weapons and keep your energy intact because you will need every drop of blood to defeat the Harbinger and become the true Monster Slayer.

6. Invisible, Inc.

Do high stakes and high-profit missions excite you? Do you want to infiltrate some of the most dangerous corporations in this world? If yes, prepare your team for a high-risk mission where one wrong move can cost an agent's life. Invisible, Inc. is a tactical masterpiece and would put any strategic game to shame. The game starts with 10 unlockable agents, 6 starting programs, and 6 agent variants to crack the security of the underworld corporations.

Unlike Slay the Spire where you need to build your deck according to the cards that roll out, Invisible, Inc. allows you to customize your deck by creating different strategies for different agents. You can personalize these agents by providing them with specialized weapons so that they can adapt to their surroundings. But make sure you train them well to combat sudden threats and loots. Choose from 5 different modes and make the most of extensive custom generation options so that your team can slay the opponent and emerge as winners every time.

7. Rogue Legacy

This is a genealogical rogue where anyone can become a hero. And this is what makes the game unique. Every time you die (which you will multiple times), your child will become your successor. Your child will take over your position and fight on your behalf. If your child dies, his child will succeed his character and in this way, the game will go on. No one is perfect in this game and that's the beauty. Your son can be a dwarf but he will have some power that can defeat its immediate enemy.

Rogue Legacy allows you to roll over your earnings to your child as soon as you die. All the gold that you collect up to a certain level will belong to your successor giving him the chance to upgrade his manor. It gives your child an opportunity to purchase advanced weapons to counter its opponent. But you should also be strategic in how you use your gold. You wouldn't want to use everything on your weapons and leave your child with nothing.

8. Heat Signature

Gather some of the most advanced gadgets as you take your pod to various spaceships in the galaxy. Dock your pod with a spaceship's airlock and cleverly sneak inside. Once you get in, you need to take out the crew members one by one. But it's not as easy as it sounds. From docking your pod to gathering weapons, this game will test your strategic thinking at every stage. What's even more interesting is it has slow-mo gunfight sequences.

Once you sneak into a spaceship, your objective is to outthink the crew members with smart gadgets. You not only have to take down the occupants in the spaceship but also loot their gold. There will be situations when your enemies will surround you. In such cases, you can pause the game, think of a rescue strategy, and implement it after resuming. With tons of innovative gadgets that you can unlock using different cards, Heat Signature will make you forget about Slay the Spire for weeks. Try pulling off some ridiculously cool tricks to escape the grasps of your enemies and save your pod.

9. SteamWorld Quest

If Slay the Spire had an RPG version, it would be called SteamWorld Quest. That's the level of similarity this game has with Slay the Spire. The only difference is SteamWorld Quest provides you with three team members and multiple robots, helping you to slay monsters along your way. Each of your three team members will start with a deck of 8 cards. Every time you enter into combat, the cards will shuffle automatically. You will have to draw six cards in three turns.

The best part about SteamWorld Quest is you can accumulate your power cards or use your Steam during critical situations to counterattack your opponent. The medieval storyline of this game, along with gorgeous artwork and soothing background music, will keep you hooked for weeks. If you love strategic deck building and RPG storytelling, don't miss SteamWorld Quest.

10. Skelly Selest

Skelly Selest will take you on an adventure that revolves around hell, earth, and heaven's gate. This game involves score-attacks and slash and dash runs as and when you defeat your enemies. It has tons of wave-based pulse-pumping game modes that come with Steam score leaderboard support. The game starts with your character entering into procedurally generated perdition depths of Hell. You will need to maneuver your way through the Soul Necropolis, Flesh Gardens, and Bone Plains. These paths contain some of the toughest levels, especially when you have to fight Deamonica Netherlord and the Arch Lichemancer.

Throughout the game, you will be able to take part in loots that give enough chances to bolster your fighting prowess. Make sure you upgrade your weapons soon after every loot so that you can defeat the bosses without losing too much energy. The game allows you to customize its visuals and gameplay styles. You can quickly shift from a gloomy dank dungeon to an open minefield if you want. But keep an eye on the enemies that may add up due to the changing scenarios.

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