The BIG List of Video Game Randomizers

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LATEST UPDATE: 2018-07-07 - Changelog

Castlevania

Contra (Probotector)

Doom

Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior)

EarthBound (Mother)

Fallout

Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem

Heretic

  • Heretic
  • Heretic / Hexen: Beyond Heretic - See Multi-series category

Kirby

Mario

Mega Man

Metroid

Phantasy Star

Pokémon

Souls

Team Fortress

The Elder Scrolls

The Legend of Zelda

Multi-series

Other

Deprecated

These randomizers have all of their major features in another randomizer listed above. They are included here for archival purposes.

What is this list?

The hacks, mods and utilities featured here randomizes or shuffles specific data in their respective video game(s), in a way that should not cause them to be unwinnable or introduce new potential softlocks, in order to significantly increase their replayability value.

In order to prevent the list from being polluted with entries that do not conform to the above, the following is not considered sufficient for inclusion:

  • Already included in original games and official ports, such as the unlockable Randomizer mode in the Nintendo 64 version of Resident Evil 2.
  • Unreleased work in progress, even if some randomized games generated from them were published.
  • Injecting objects with random properties, with the exception of brand new randomized areas.
  • Randomized graphics or audio.
  • Data corruption.
  • Generators that don't require game modifications, such as those listed in the Retro Bravery repository.

Note that whenever available, the official modern English name is used, with American English priorized over European English. Japanese names with no official English translations are romanized in international Kunrei-shiki, with the exception of katakana which is translated directly. In the case where different games have identical names, the list refers to the one originally released by default.

If you ever notice a video game randomizer valid for inclusion that is not already listed, please contact me so I can add it! Special thanks to the numerous contributors so far that have made this list what it is today!

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