Roblox has given rise to a real creative movement among gamers both young and old. No matter who you are or what your background is, there’s a home for you on Roblox. More of a creative platform than an actual game, Roblox is a kit that lets you make anything your mind can conjure, from RPGs through to 3D platformers and even first-person shooters. It’s a great way to get started as a game developer.
Armed with the right tools, you can do anything on Roblox. If you know how to market your game, how to get free Robux, and how to make sure as many people as possible pay Robux for your game, you can even make a profit as a Roblox developer. Many of the games on the following list are profitable, but others are simple labours of love. Here are our favourite “game modes” (read: games) available on the Roblox platform right now.
It’s been a staggering four years since Jailbreak was originally released, but in that time, it’s lost none of its adorable charm. It’s still got a huge amount of concurrent players and is one of the true Roblox success stories. You can think of Jailbreak as a sort of Grand Theft Auto for young people; you can choose whether to be a police officer or a criminal, and the gameplay changes based on what choice you make. The open-world gameplay was lightyears ahead of its time, and Jailbreak continues to prove popular among Roblox players to this day.
If you’re looking for a solid Roblox FPS to while away the hours, Phantom Forces is the game for you. It really is quite the achievement to build an entire functional FPS within the Roblox engine, but that’s exactly what the developers have done here. It may not be quite as fully-featured as Call of Duty, nor does it have quite the same model fidelity or complexity, but Phantom Forces is an extremely solid competitive FPS that will more than suffice if you’re looking for something a little less heavyweight than the big guns on the market (no pun intended).
Scuba Diving At Quill Lake
The previous two entries on this list are pretty high-octane affairs, but what if you’re looking for something a little more chilled out? That’s where Scuba Diving At Quill Lake comes in. It’s basically a Roblox version of cult Wii classic Endless Ocean; you must explore the ocean depths, hunting for treasure and swapping what you’ve found for upgrades to make it easier for you to get more treasure. It won’t pose a problem for any seasoned gamer, but if all you want is a nice, serene world to explore at your own pace, Scuba Diving is perfect.
No prizes for guessing what Dungeon Quest is all about. It’s a hack-and-slash MMO inspired by greats in the genre like Diablo, and that’s exactly what you’re getting here. Hack your way through hordes of monsters, collect loot, upgrade yourself, and head back into the dungeon to rinse and repeat (literally). If you’re looking for a game that’s big on variety, this isn’t it, but we’ve lost a surprising number of hours to Dungeon Quest’s deceptively complex gameplay. The presence of other players also helps the world to feel just a little more fleshed-out.
Murder Mystery 2
Have you had your fill of Among Us? Are you looking for a similar social deduction game to play, but don’t want the same old stuff you’re already used to? Let us direct you towards Murder Mystery 2. It features three groups of players: the sheriff, the murderer, and the innocents. It’s up to the sheriff to catch the murderer and the innocents to avoid being murdered, while the murderer, naturally, needs to kill without being caught. Innocents can also help the sheriff to determine who the murderer is, so as you can imagine, this one has near-infinite replay value.
For something a little more ambitious from the Roblox developer stable, look no further than Piggy. It’s inspired by games like Five Nights at Freddy’s, with its deep lore and children’s-TV-show aesthetic. You’re aiming to escape the titular Piggy and make sure you make it through the night, but along the way, you’ll also need to unravel the mystery behind what’s chasing you and why. This is a surprisingly in-depth excursion into the human psyche, and while it isn’t going to win any awards for hugely polished gameplay, it’s well worth a look if you love to be terrified.
Like a cross between Scuba Diving at Quill Lake and Firewatch, Backpacking is a supremely serene open-world experience in which you’re doing exactly what you’d expect: backpacking. You can explore the game’s world at your leisure, make camp wherever you like, earn money from various side activities, and more. There’s even discourse from real-life backpacking groups surrounding whether the game represents the backpacking lifestyle accurately (it doesn’t, but there’s a lot of potential). If you want something less traditional, Backpacking should be a great option.
Tower of Hell
What kind of Roblox list would this be if we didn’t include an obby? Everyone’s first foray into Roblox development may be an extremely simple genre, but obby games still have plenty to offer, as evidenced by the excellent Tower of Hell. As the title suggests, this isn’t one for the faint-hearted; it’s a super-difficult platforming challenge in which you’re up against several other players to see who can make it to the top first. Levels are randomly generated each time, so you can’t learn layouts to become better at it, and there are no checkpoints either. This is truly one for the hardcore gaming aficionados.