The BIG List of Video Game Randomizers

Exhaustive list of all known video game randomizers.

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New randomizers

This subset only shows recently added entries from the past 3 months, with the most recent ones on top, with the exclusion of obsolete ones.

For older changes, you may consult the full changelog.


All randomizers

ActRaiser

Adventure Island

Aerobiz

Alundra

America's Army

An Untitled Story

Atlantis no Nazo

Axiom Verge

Azure Dreams

Baldur's Gate

Banjo-Kazooie

Blade of Darkness

Blasphemous

Blaster Master

Blood

Bloodborne

Bloodstained

Borderlands

Bravely

Breath of Fire

Broforce

Captain Comic

Castlevania

Classic

Metroidvania

Cave Story

Celeste

Chex Quest

Chibi-Robo!

Chrono

Citadel

Civilization

Clash at Demonhead

Code Vein

Commander Keen

Contra

Crash Bandicoot

Main

Racing

Crazy Castle

Crusader Kings

Old versions of Paradox Development Studio games are available on Steam as betas. To unlock Crusader Kings II versions prior to 2.8.3.4, refer to this official announcement.

Crystal Project

Crystalis

Darius

Dark Cloud

Dark Souls

Darkest Dungeon

Dead Rising

Demon's Souls

Deus Ex

Diablo

Dicey Dungeons

Digimon

Divinity

Dokapon

Donkey Kong

Classic

Country

Racing

Doom

Double Dragon

Dragon Quest

Main

Monsters

Dragon's Dogma

DuckTales

Duke Nukem

EarthBound

Elden Ring

Elemental

Ender Lilies

Europa Universalis

Old versions of Paradox Development Studio games are available on Steam as betas. To unlock Europa Universalis IV versions prior to 1.27, refer to this official announcement.

Environmental Station Alpha

Excitebike

Fable

Factorio

Fallout

Faxanadu

Final Fantasy

Main

Tactics

Other

Final Fight

Fire Emblem

Freeway

Game Dev Tycoon

Gato Roboto

Godzilla

Golden Sun

Golf

Goof Troop

Grand Theft Auto

Grandia

Gratuitous Space Battles

Hacx

Hades

Half-Life

Hearts of Iron

Old versions of Paradox Development Studio games are available on Steam as betas. To unlock Hearts of Iron IV versions prior to 1.5.4, refer to this official announcement.

Hebereke

Heretic

Hitman

Hollow Knight

Support is available on the official Hollow Knight Discord server in the #randomizer channel.

Homeworld

Hylics

Ion Fury

Jade Cocoon

James Bond

Jet Set Radio

Jetman

Joe & Mac

Jurrasic Park

Kartia

Keitai Denjû Telefang

Kid Icarus

Kingdom Hearts

Kirby

La-Mulana

Landstalker

Left 4 Dead

Legacy of the Wizard

Legend of Grimrock

Lisa

Lizard

Lost Kingdoms

Lufia

Mana

Mario

Platformers

Racing

RPGs

Mass Effect

Medabots

Mega Man

Classic

X

Battle Network

Unofficial

Meritous

Metal Gear

Metroid

Main

Prime

Unofficial

Milon

Minecraft

Old versions of Minecraft: Java Edition are available on Mojang's website, although note that such versions may contain critical security vulnerabilities. Direct download links can be found on MCVersions for convenience.

Monster Hunter

Monster Party

Monster Rancher

Necropolis

Need for Speed

Neutopia

Ninja Gaiden

Noita

Octopath Traveler

Ogre

Ori

Overcooked

Pac-Man

Pathologic

Phantasy Star

Pikmin

Plants vs. Zombies

Pokémon

Core

Speedchoice hacks are available on the Pokemon Crystal Randomizer Central Discord server in the #resources channel.

Acronyms:

Side

Mystery Dungeon

Other

Unofficial

PowerSlave

Prey

Project Wingman

Punch-Out!!

Quake

Quest

Quest for Glory

Rabi-Ribi

Rad Racer

Raft

Rayman

Resident Evil

Risk of Rain

Rogue Legacy

RollerCoaster Tycoon

Rome

Old versions of Paradox Development Studio games are available on Steam as betas.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

SaGa

Sailor Moon

Salt and Sanctuary

Scooby-Doo

Scourge of War

Secret of Evermore

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sgt. Frog

Shadow Warrior

Shin Megami Tensei

Shining

Shivers

Sifu

Silent Hill

Slaves to Armok: God of Blood

Slay the Spire

Smash T.V.

Snowboard Kids

Soldier of Fortune

Solstice

Sonic the Hedgehog

2D

3D

Unofficial

Soul Blazer

Spelunky

SpongeBob SquarePants

StarCraft

Star Fox

Star Wars

Stardew Valley

State of Decay

SteamWorld

Streets of Rage

Strife

Subnautica

Super 3D Noah's Ark

Super Meat Boy

Super Smash Bros.

System Shock

Tear Ring Saga

Tecmo Bowl

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Terraria

Tetris

The 7th Saga

The Elder Scrolls

The Goonies

The Guardian Legend

The Legend of Heroes

The Legend of Zelda

2D / 2D-like

3D

Unofficial

The Little Mermaid

The Messenger

The Simpsons

The Sims

The Talos Principle

The Witness

The World Ends with You

Timespinner

Tomb Raider

Tomodachi

Total War

Tunic

Turok

Tyrian

Ultima

Uncharted Waters

Undertale

Unreal

Vagrant Story

Victoria

Old versions of Paradox Development Studio games are available on Steam as betas.

VVVVVV

Wario

Willow

Wizardry

Wolfenstein

X

XCOM

You Have to Win the Game

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Zanac

Zillion

Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Multi-series

Connected worlds

id Software engines

Other


What is this list?

Randomizers are game modifications and utilities that randomly arranges original game data in a way that significantly increase their replayability. Their randomization are applied before or when starting a new game in order to effectively generate many different games to experience based off the originals. They are also designed to prevent new unwinnable states to the game, or at the very least make such issues extremely unlikely or have easily-applicable non-destructive workarounds.

Randomizers may feature major gameplay tweaks to accomodate possible randomized changes, or other additional minor improvements. However, a game modification or utility that may change any other gameplay element and which cannot be disabled would not be considered a randomizer, as the modified game would become closer to a custom game instead of a randomized one.

This list shows all freely-available video game randomizers known to me that are not bundled with the game they randomize, regardless of their fun factor. They are listed by the games they randomize and grouped by game series, along with the randomizer's name (or the primary creators' names if it is too generic) in parentheses, along with any additional documentation whenever necessary. I update the list frequently and try to keep it up-to-date to the best of my abilities.

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

The following rules are used to determine the game name showed in the list:

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!

I want more!

You can chat with other randomizer enthusiasts on the Randomizer Central Discord server community.

You can look for the Randomizer tag on Twitch to easily find channels streaming live randomizer video content.

Many popular randomizers have progression trackers available. EmoTracker is a popular tool that hosts a large collection of them.

For those interested in creating randomizers, you can listen to the Making a Randomizer panel from Awesome Games Done Quick 2019 explaining the process in detail. ROMHacking.net is also a great resource with plenty of technical information and tools for hacking video games in general. Frameworks such as randomtools-js and Simple Randomizer Maker may also help for development purposes.

For those that perfer an original game experience but still want to experience a randomized challenge, Retro Bravery, Scenario Generator and Hitman Roulette can generate interesting rulesets with randomized goals for many classic video games.

While this list is focused on third-party video game randomizers, there are also many official video game randomizers out there. Most notably, the unlockable item randomizer included in the Nintendo 64 version of Resident Evil 2 is believed to be the very first item randomizer ever.

Note that randomizer variants also exist for tabletop games as well, such as Fischer Random Chess and Monopoly Randomizer.