The BIG List of Video Game Randomizers

LATEST UPDATE: 2018-09-16 - Changelog

New or updated games (past 3 months, most recent on top)

Castlevania

Contra (Probotector)

Dark Souls

Doom

Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior)

EarthBound (Mother)

Fallout

Final Fantasy

Fire Emblem

Heretic

Kirby

Mario

Mega Man (Rockman)

Metroid

Phantasy Star

Pokémon

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 the listed video games, 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:

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!

RandoMania on Twitch regularly streams live randomizer video content, such as speedrunning tournaments.

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

For those interested in creating randomizers, ROMHacking.net is a good place to start learning how to do so.

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.

Honorable mention: The Nintendo 64 version of Resident Evil 2 contains an unlockable Randomizer mode. As far as I'm aware, it is the earliest use of this term in a video game, and the very first item randomizer.