Backpack Hero

The inventory management roguelike! Collect rare items, organize your backpack, and vanquish your foes!

The inventory management roguelike!

Backpack Hero is a twist on your standard deck-building roguelike. It isn't just about what you carry, but how you organize the items within your bag! Their placement has a huge impact on their performance. Find them the right spot in your backpack to increase their power! Explore ancient dungeons, caves, swamps, and more! Meet colorful friends and fight deadly foes! Don't get lost!
Story Mode
When you aren't putting your life in danger, you can make good use of the resources you have gathered and rebuild your hometown of Haversack Hill! Turn it into a charming and efficient hamlet to attract new residents. Buy and sell items, conduct research, and unlock heroes, challenges, and quests. By organizing the perfect village, you will restore the world of Orderia and rescue the animals who live there!
  • Experiment with your strategy and create game-breaking solutions
  • Collect 800+ distinct items, with ingenious powers and synergies to harness
  • Battle with over 100+ enemies. Learn their attack patterns and vanquish your foes
  • Dive into the endless dungeons! Start every run with randomly generated levels and discover unpredictable items, unique layouts, events, and challenges
  • Explore 5 unique play styles by selecting different heroes
  • Play standalone runs or experience the full adventure and meta progression in Story Mode
  • Rebuild Haversack Hill and help its inhabitants
  • Turn the village into an appealing and efficient hamlet to attract new residents. Buy and sell items, conduct research, and unlock heroes, challenges, and quests
  • Play with full controller support

Available Achievements

30 XP
Tough Times
30 XP
30 XP
Town Hall
30 XP
Cursed Run
30 XP

Backpack Hero Ratings & Reviews

  • 64%
    Critics Recommend
  • 72
    Top Critic Average
  • Fair
    OpenCritic Rating
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by Ryan Costa
3 / 5
The gameplay loop is so richly varied that finding new ways to break the game with a build is always entertaining, it is just a shame that the presentation surrounding this gameplay is so lackluster.
God is a Geek
by Lyle Carr
8.5 / 10
Backpack Hero makes Deck Building easy by replacing a deck of cards with a backpack, and has some seriously unique ideas.
by Filip Galekovic
8 / 10
Despite floundering a bit with meta-progression mechanics, Backpack Hero is still a thoroughly entertaining deckbuilding roguelike. Its use of item management as a central game mechanic is wildly inventive, and I consistently wanted to reenter the dungeon just to explore new item synergies. I do wish the town sections didn’t drag the pace of the main campaign as much as they did. But even if you strictly use the Quick Game mode, Backpack Hero is still a worthwhile venture.
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Backpack Hero System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11
OS versionWindows 7 (SP1+), Windows 10 and Windows 11
CPU1.1 GHz Processor
CPU>1.1 GHz Processor
Memory1 GB RAM
Memory>1 GB RAM
GPUDX10, DX11, DX12 capable.
GPUDX10, DX11, DX12 capable.
DirectXDirectX 10
Storage250 MB available space
Languages Supported
  • Audio: N/A
  • Text: English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Latin America)
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