Vampire Survivors sinks its teeth into you as soon as you start the game and keeps you coming back for more. Although it is not a new 2023 release, it has had multiple updates and expansions over the years and is probably the best it has ever been right now. A rogue-like action game with retro pixelated graphics, the game involves the player roaming an often-massive stage with a single auto-attacking starting weapon as various monsters slowly approach from all sides of the screen. Within a few minutes, the objective of the game abundantly becomes clear: Survive.
However, there are plenty of paths the player can take to achieve that goal. As the enemies die, they often leave a gem which the player can collect and level up the character, and every time that happens, a few random upgrade options are presented. They could be a new additional weapon type; or a passive boon such as 10% more damage or an added multi-hit bonus to the current weapon. The simple gameplay loop goes as such; survive long enough to collect gems to level up to get stronger, and survive longer the next run and so on.