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

America's Army

Atlantis no Nazo

Axiom Verge

Azure Dreams

Baldur's Gate

Blade of Darkness

Blaster Master

Bloodborne

Bloodstained

Borderlands

Breath of Fire

Captain Comic

Castlevania

Cave Story

Celeste

Chex Quest

Chrono

Citadel

Civilization

Clash at Demonhead

Code Vein

Contra

Crash Bandicoot

Crystalis

Darius

Dark Souls

Darkest Dungeon

Dead Rising

Demon's Souls

Deus Ex

Diablo

Digimon

Divinity

Dokapon

Donkey Kong

Doom

Dragon Quest

DuckTales

Duke Nukem

EarthBound

Environmental Station Alpha

Excitebike

Fallout

Faxanadu

Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem

Freeway

Game Dev Tycoon

Gato Roboto

Godzilla

Golden Sun

Golf

Grand Theft Auto

Gratuitous Space Battles

Half-Life

Hebereke

Heretic

Hitman

Hollow Knight

Homeworld

Illusion of Gaia

James Bond

Jet Set Radio

Jetman

Joe & Mac

Keitai Denjû Telefang

Kid Icarus

Kingdom Hearts

Kirby

La-Mulana

Left 4 Dead

Legacy of the Wizard

Lisa

Lizard

Lost Kingdoms

Lufia

Mana

Mario

Medabots

Mega Man

Metal Gear

Metroid

Minecraft

Note: Older versions of Minecraft: Java Edition can still be downloaded from Mojang's website. Direct download links can be found on MCVersions for convenience.

Monster Party

Need for Speed

Neutopia

Ninja Gaiden

Noita

Octopath Traveler

Ori

Pathologic

Phantasy Star

Pikmin

Pokémon

Note: Speedchoice hacks are available on the Pokemon Crystal Cinco Bingo Tournament Discord in the #releases channel.

Punch-Out!!

Quake

Rabi-Ribi

Rad Racer

Rayman

Resident Evil

SaGa

Scourge of War

Secret of Evermore

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Shin Megami Tensei

Shining

Silent Hill

Slaves to Armok: God of Blood

Solstice

Sonic the Hedgehog

Star Fox

Stardew Valley

State of Decay

Strife

Subnautica

Super Meat Boy

Super Smash Bros.

System Shock

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

The Simpsons

The Talos Principle

The Witness

Timespinner

Tomb Raider

Total War

Tyrian

Ultima

Unreal

Wario

Wolfenstein

X

XCOM

Yoku's Island Express

You Have to Win the Game

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Zanac

Multi-series


What is this list?

Randomizers are programs, hacks, mods and utilities that randomize games 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.

This list shows all video game randomizers known to me, regardless of their fun factor. They are listed by the games they randomize and grouped by game series, along with the randomizer's name in parentheses and 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 definition, 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 community.

You can look for the Randomizer tag on Twitch to easily find channels streaming live randomizer video content. In particular, the RandoMania channel almost exclusively streams such content, including speedrunning tournaments.

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, or read Niamek's The Philosophy of Randomizers document. ROMHacking.net is also a great resource with plenty of technical information and tools for hacking video games in general.

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

While this list is focused on video game randomizers, note that there are also randomizer variants for tabletop games, such as Fischer Random Chess and Monopoly Randomizer.