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Percentage of possible points earned scored -1 to 1 in tenths in 60 categories

Genre Controls Modes Progress Builds Stages Content Aesthetic Vibe

Hero Siege (2.0)

DLC Released

Very Different. Recent reviews are very negative, a 1.9, likely due to shift to paid unlockables. It used to be more like a Rogue-Lite. An interesting one - inspired by the same classics and with a similar retro pixel vibe, instead of distilling and extrapolating from the ARPG gameplay into tight Rogue-lite runs, it shows what happens if you bog down a little game with complex Diablo style systems and clog the menu with transactions. No quick in and out - it does not scratch the Survivors itch.

Action RPG Dungeon Crawler Hack and Slash Top Down or Isometric
4.8 Combined Ranking Score
63/72 Ranking Position
1095/1600 Total Points
6.2 Final Review
72% Steam
6.5 Scale
4.8 Vibes
28687 Steam Reviews
285/400 Review Points
3.5 Similarity Score
68% Diagnosis:
Very Different
810/1200 Comparison Points
60% Genre 1.6/8 genre
11% Simple Controls -5.5/7 move
38% Survival Modes -1/4 modes
63% Power Progression 1/4 level
90% Buildcrafting Depth 4/5 build
96% Stage Features 6.5/7 stage
94% Content Breadth 8/9 stuff
85% Aesthetics 4.2/6 style
64% Gameplay Vibe Check 2.8/10 vibe vibe

Hero Siege (2.0) Ranking Notes

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Scaling and Review Notes

Personal Hours Played: 3.1

Every game ranked was played, but also scaled based on research, talking to developers & your feedback. The priority with the scale's initial design was to compare similarity on relatively objective features - so it doesn't claim to include reviews of the depth and clarity you'd get at a games journalism site, nor the intensive time played you might get from player reviews on steam. We try to incorporate and link all of that along with a 'review scale' that checks for bugs. See the heatmap and breakdown! Time played noted so you can take any notes with a big grain of salt! I can't get to high level gameplay in 850+ games so I heavily research every game. Over 80 game creators let me interview or survey them! I Hope to go back and refine. Please argue or submit your own scores and reviews to be incorporated with credit into the notes and score numbers.

Added or last checked on 10/22/2023

Tagged as a Rogue-like but it's really not, besides some buff items dropped. Very Diablo-inspired isometric pixel art Action RPG. Came out before Vampire Survivors or many of the games on this list, but sometimes is mentioned. It's not a wave survival game and doesn't share most other features. Like Diablo, sometimes the enemy count can get a little Horde-ish and the moves can get a little over the top. Lovely little graphics and vibe though the UI is a bit hard on steam deck or TV. Graphics look GREAT on steam deck though. You can no longer attack while moving as quickly, also different.

Let's call the jump a dodge. Seems at some point the game got a 2.0 full of microtransactions or DLC at some point though, clogging the unlock menus full of confusing purchase options. Loses out on "low price" and lofi charm due to all the DLC, inventor tabs, etc. survivors-likes seem like a very distilled version of this kind of gameplay, speed running and streamlining the leveling while throwing all the enemies at you at once. Vampire Survivors has basically one control - the movement stick - and ARPGS are defined by almost the opposite, by the huge amount of move and menu options during play.

There was like an earlier version of this game that was much different and I admit I didn't put in the time to research where that went. I think they just replaced it?

Hero Siege (2.0) Similarity Scale Heatmap

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Measured in 60 categories via likert-scale style options -1 to 1 in tenths, how does this game compare to Vampire Survivors. This allows 1200 total "points". It's easier to have a point of comparison and we just picked Vampire Survivors since it's the most popular and commonly referenced game in the subgenre. For detailed methodology read the explainer. For in depth examples at score value, see the scoring guide and for term definitions see the key.

3.5 Similarity Score
68% Diagnosis:
810/1200 Comparison Points
Rogue-lite -0.5/1
Auto-Fire / Auto-Battle -1/1
Real Time 1/1
Top Down or Isometric 1/1
Direct Control of Single Avatar 1/1
Arcade Style -1/1
Bullet Heaven A (Many Player Bullets) 0.3/1
Bullet Heaven B (Few Enemy Bullets) 0.8/1
One Handed Play (w Controller) -1/1
Move Only -1/1
No Dash 0/1
No Trigger -1/1
No Special Move -1/1
No Aiming -0.5/1
No On-Aim / On-Fire Movement Penalty -1/1
Timed / Boss Ended Survival -1/1
Endless Mode -1/1
Organic / Unannounced Waves 0.3/1
High Enemy Count (Horde) 0.7/1
Level Up on XP Gain Event 1/1
Streamlined Level Choices (Simple UI) 0/1
Currency Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Goal Based Meta Unlocks 0/1
Build Crafting 1/1
Weapon Combination / "Evolution" 0/1
Interesting Item / Weapon / Ability Synergy 1/1
Broken / Invincible Builds Possible 1/1
Explorable Map 1/1
BIG Maps 1/1
XP on Ground 0.5/1
Health on Ground 1/1
Temp Powerups / Items on Ground 1/1
Treasure Chests and/or Loot Events 1/1
Vendor / Merchant on Run 1/1
Enemy Variety 1/1
Bosses / Elites 1/1
Many Interesting Characters 1/1
Many Challenges 1/1
Multiple Stages 1/1
Difficulty Modifiers 1/1
Bestiary / Lore 0/1
Achievements 1/1
Secrets 1/1
Retro / Pixel Art 1/1
Damage Numbers 1/1
Lofi Charm 0.2/1
Bumpin Music 0.7/1
Fun Writing 0.7/1
Subtle Humor 0.6/1
Panic & Zen Duo Vibe 0.5/1
Over the Top 0.4/1
"One More Run" / Short Runs 0/1
Difficulty Ramp 0/1
Fun Ramp 0/1
Low Price -1/1
Technical Check 0.9/1
Controls Check 0.8/1
Fun Check 0.6/1
Feels like VS 0/1

Hero Siege (2.0) Review Scale Heatmap

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The review scale is judged from -1 to 1 in 10 categories, with 200 possible "points" earned. Steam review positive percentage is worth another 100 points, and a "ten point" pure vibe review number adds extra subjectivity. Converted into points, that's 400 points total. The points aren't used directly in the ranking, though, which averages the three number scores for the final review score listed in the game line above.

6.2 Final Review
72% Positive Steam Reviews
28687 Steam Reviews
4.8 Pure Vibes
6.5 Review Scale
285/400 Review Points
Not Buggy 1/1
Not Janky 0.8/1
Good UI 0.6/1
Controller and Deck 0.5/1
Lots of Content 0.5/1
Good Theme 0.7/1
Good Graphics and Sound 0.8/1
Fun Feel 0.5/1
Unique Twists 0.4/1
Vibe Check 0.7/1

Metacritic Scores

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This title has metacritic data! The "fuck the man" score is adjusted so each person's review is equally weighted, regardless of critic or fan status.


7.8 Converted 10 Point Score
2 Number of Critic Reviews


6.5 User Review Average
75 Number of User Reviews


7.2 Direct Average
6.5 "Fuck The Man" Combined Mean

Hero Siege (2.0) Tag Cloud

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AndroidiOSitch.ioLinuxMacPS4Steam DeckSwitchWindows PCDLCReleased

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Very Different

Genre and Control Style Tags

Action RPGDungeon CrawlerHack and SlashTop Down or Isometric

Aesthetic Tags

2DPixel Art

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Features and Extras

SoundtrackSteam AchievementsSteam CloudSteam Trading Cards


Panic Art Studios Ltd.

Game Features

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Listing various features we've got info on.


  • Local: Co-Op
  • Online: Co-Op
  • Player Count: 2 (Local) 4 (Online)
  • Leaderboards: ?

Steam Features

  • Steam Cloud: Yes
  • Steam Achievements: 59
  • Steam Leaderboards: No
  • Steam Workshop: No
  • Steam Trading Cards: Yes

Extras, Etc.

  • NSFW: No
  • Demo Available: No
  • DLC Available: Yes
  • Soundtrack Available: Bandcamp YouTube

Marketing Blurb

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Some description of the game and its features from the creators.

"Hero Siege is a Hack N Slash Roguelike RPG with randomly generated zones, loot, randomized enemies, bosses and more! 4 Player Online Multiplayer!"

"Annihilate hordes of enemies, grow your talent tree, grind better loot and explore up to 7 Acts enhanced with beautiful Pixel Art graphics!" "Hero Siege has an Loot/Inventory system. Loot drops can be of several different rarities such as Normal, Magic, Rare, Legendary, Mythic and Satanic"

Run Times & Speedups

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Average Run Time: n/a

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