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Rogue is one of the first RPGs in the history of video gaming. It's a text-based dungeon crawler in which you have to fight your way in the dungeon to recover the Amulet of Yendor. Rogue became popular around 1980 on mainframes and later ported to various platforms, including DOS in 1984. Rogue is simply the father of all the roguelike games that came later.

Also known as: Rogue: Exploring the Dungeons of Doom
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Main executable file (run this to play the game): ROGUE.EXE

DOS Games can't run on Windows. You need an emulator such as DOSbox and/or a front-end like D-Fend Reloaded. Follow these instructions to run DOS games on Windows systems.

Additional info

Input: keyboard

Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, GP2X, GP32, Linux, Macintosh, Mainframe, Windows, ZX Spectrum

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  • A human - 05/05/2019 07:48
    A solid version of a classic game. I like that you're actually able to go over items without picking them up (lower-case G key followed by a direction), as it's mentioned in the Epyx manual. Way too many versions online don't allow for that feature for some reason. However, there is one issue with the version of Rogue playable on this website: potions of haste self simply do not work! It's little things like these that make a difference for hardcore enthusiasts. As addictive as it is, Rogue was always a flawed game to a certain extent, but I'd be lying if I said I don't spend multi-hour sessions playing it to this very day.
  • unreal2009 - 13/08/2018 18:13
    From Instruction manual:
    If you wish to save a game and continue playing it later, type an S. The following message will appear:
    Save file (press enter (Image of the enter key symbol.) to default to "rogue.sav")?
    There is enough room on the ROGUE disk to save one game. Press the ENTER (Image of the enter key symbol.) key to save the game in the rogue.sav file. Otherwise type a new name. The name may be eight letters, followed by a period and a three letter extender. Press ENTER when you have typed the proper name.
    A saved game can be restarted by typing rogue followed by the file name of the saved game. For example, if the game was saved with the file name b:mine.sav you would restart the game by typing rogue b:mine.sav. The game will then restart from the point at which it was saved.
  • ExplodingPony - 22/03/2018 19:18
    Great game I played for hours as a kid.

    Only downside.... how do I restore a saved game... no point in saving if I can't load it again!!
  • rouge rogue - 14/01/2015 15:50
    The father of them all!
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