Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (615 reviews) - 95% of the 615 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (19,290 reviews) - 97% of the 19,290 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011

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Reviews

“This game is amazing and you owe it to yourself to download it.”
9.0/10 – IGN

“The soundtrack is phenomenal, the world is breathtaking, and the narration is a brilliant new idea for gaming.”
92/100 – PC Gamer

“The entire game drips with passionate artistry from the gorgeous watercolor aesthetics to the stirring soundtrack.”
9/10 – Wired

About This Game

Bastion is an action role-playing experience that redefines storytelling in games, with a reactive narrator who marks your every move. Explore more than 40 lush hand-painted environments as you discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces. Wield a huge arsenal of upgradeable weapons and battle savage beasts adapted to their new habitat. Finish the main story to unlock the New Game Plus mode and continue your journey!

Key features:

  • Stunning hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
  • Critically-acclaimed original music score
  • Hours of reactive narration delivers a deep story
  • Action-packed combat rewards playing with finesse
  • Controls custom-tailored to PC plus gamepad support
  • 10+ unique upgradeable weapons to be used
  • 6 powerful Bastion structures to be discovered
  • 'New Game Plus' mode unlocked after finishing the story

Free Update: The Stranger’s Dream

Delve deeper into the Bastion experience with this free update, featuring a challenging new scenario and new ways to play. Contents include:
  • The Stranger’s Dream: a new fully narrated Who Knows Where sequence, bigger and tougher than the others.
  • Score Attack Mode: a new way to play through the story! You start at level one with all Spirits and Idols unlocked. Combat performance is rated for efficiency, and all areas are repeatable.
  • No-Sweat Mode: for those who just want to experience the story of Bastion, this mode provides unlimited chances to carry on from where you left off if you’re defeated.
Plus, new Steam Achievements and Leaderboards! To access the Stranger’s Dream sequence as well as Score Attack Mode, you need to have finished the game at least once. The Stranger’s Dream sequence will be available early on in your New Game Plus or Score Attack play-through.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.0 GB
    • Video Card: 512 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible graphics card (shader model 2)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.5 GB Free Space
    • Video Card: 256 MB OpenGL 2.0 compatible graphics card
    • Processor: 1.7 GHz Dual Core or Greater
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Video Card: 512 MB VRAM
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Pineapple
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Bastion was a game I got on sale, and didn't really expect much from. But, with the aclaim and massive positivity around the game on Steam, I came in with massive optimism. And to be blunt, I was not in the slightest disapointed. I absolutely adore the art style, and the gameplay is fantastic. The slasher style isn't new, but the gameplay maintains a consistent, polished style. Not to mention the game ran very well (granted the game is hardly demanding). I loved the game so much, I bought Transistor in hopes of it being just as good as this game. In fact, I plan to replay the game on the 'New Game Plus' mode.

If you haven't already, pick up this game.
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Chocolate Loli·pop
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Somewhat overhyped. I'm not a fan of the narration which is supposedly a big selling point, or the music for that matter. Combat and leveling are both pretty flat.
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paulandpeterblanchet
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Wonderful game. Great art and audio direction, incredibly fun gameplay, and a good story to boot. If I had to give any criticisms it would be these two:

-As much as Rucks's narration in the game is great, there are times he narrates too much. A few times it feels like he's just trying to fill in dead-air, and it would be better served if he was quiet.

-Playing this on a keyboard can be difficult at times, especially at this one jumping section later in the game. I suggest use a controller.

Other then that I can't recommend this game enough.
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LUX Adm1re
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
pre good game especially on n sweat mode where you can have as much fun as you want without sweat
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Mowenwulf
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I loved this game the moment I started playing it. The narrator is amazing. Also, I enjoy smashing everything that I can in the environments.

I rate this 11/10 for the story, the narrator who reminds me of Morgan Freeman, oh yeah, and the ability to smash so many things. Lmfao.
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TiggerTail
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Bastion is absolutely phenomenal ARPG. I did not expect much from this game but instead I was stunned by how deep and well developed this game actually is. The story is so enchanting that made me fall in love with all the characters and now that I have completed the main story quests I feel realy sad. The game offers insane variety of weapons, skills and abilities. Also along the way you level up your character. You build different buildings - enchanter, smithing statoin, god temple, library and many more which are part of your settlement and serve a different purpose helping you fix and upgrade your character and weapons. The level of difficulty can get extremely chalanging at times and you really have to implement strategic aproach in order to win. Absolute masterpiece. The soundtrack is freaking awesome and the songs that move the story forward are very personal and are going to melt your heart. The art design is so beautiful! I can't say enough of how good this game is. Get it and play the shirt out of it. I am not a paid promoter in any way and my opinion is true and honest. Thank you
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Tunz-Tunz, Bitch!
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
You better buy this game. Now.

Amazing story, fun and smooth gameplay that can be challenging only if you want it to be with in game power ups for enemy in exchange for xp and money.
Maybe is slightly short, but worth it for the price, and you can start a new game + extra hard if you want.

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Trep
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I like it. You might too.
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Grimmwen
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
SUCH A GREAT GAME.

-awesome art/sound track
-the best narrator
-fun game play
-intense
-meaningful story
-would play this over and over again.
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TidesAddix
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I tried but I couldn't get passed the narrator style. I can't put my finger on it exactly but it was like the voice was trying to sexually harrass my ear and administer ASMD, or whatever that bologna is called, at the same time. It bothered me so much that I had to stop playing the game a few hours in. It doesn't seem to be much of an issue with most of the crowd here but it will probably bother some greatly. The game doesn't deserve to be negatively reviewed for this. It's a good game. It's pretty, has fun combat, and is a well-built game in general. Definitely worth a try - especially if you can find it on sale. Also, the soundtrack is unique and immersive in-game but not good enough to be advertized as a stand alone imo.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
223 of 292 people (76%) found this review helpful
325 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Play of the Game.
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73 of 86 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
when i first played this game, i could count my age on my fingers, and i remember my dad telling me when i asked to get this "i dont think you will like this game very much". he was wrong in every meaning of the word. i played this game to a pulp, and even now, many years later, the game still stands as one of my favorite games of all time. a soundtrack mozart would shed a tear to, a story shakespeare couldnt write. more options and potential than a box of lego's, and artwork that da vinci would envy. all in all, i reccomend this game to anyone with the time, and honestly, i'd say youd be missing out if you decided to overlook this absolute masterpiece.
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23 of 32 people (72%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
One of the best indie games out there, great experience, cool story, good graphics, addictive. Cant recommend this more then enough, go buy!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The Kid's Hardships

Must Play Game

Bastion is a stunning action RPG that does most everything right. Bastion has a beautiful art style and a large range of colors which helps contribute to the strangeness of the world. The story is neat, and Supergiant leaves a lot up to your imagination, but the idea is an event called "The Calamity" has wiped out most of the worlds population, the Kid, who you play as, is the only Human survivor, and you need to restore the Bastion to repair the world to it's prior state. I didn't spoil anything, I promise. The game has an amazing sound track, which Is worth the price alone. And the story is told through a wonderful narration. The gameplay is very fast and fun, some weapons are better than others, but there is something for everyones playstyle. You can sit back with a bow and take out your foes in one charged shoot, or use a repater to slowly whittle down the enemies health. Bastion also has great replay value with a new game plus mode, where you keep all your upgrades from your first playthough, and Score Attack mode where you try to combo foes to get the highest score possible.

I have gotten 24 hours out of Bastion, 100% acheivments, and beaten the game many times and have no doubt I will end up playing Bastion again in the future.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
A nice narrative-driven action RPG with very beautiful and colourful visuals. Bastion has you visit different stages in a quest for collectible items to help you restore the hub area (called The Bastion), which is a small flying fortress.

The gameplay is similar to most other isometric action RPGs with hack and slash elements. There is a variety of enemies, weapons, and special skills. The game offers a nice hub area management, so you get to see it improving with each mission you. You raise important buildings, such as the forge, distillery, etc, which allow you to upgrade your weapons, buy stuff, accomplish memorial challenges, and even activate shrines of peculiar deities that make enemies stronger in exchange for earning you more of the game's currency with each kill.

In addition to regular missions, there are also proving grounds associated with each weapon you find. These proving grounds provide you with unique challenges, and depending on how well you do, you get a prize. Each weapon's challenge is different. For example, the hammer's challenge requires you to smash 100 objects as fast as possible, whereas bow's challenges requires you to destroy all targets in as few shots as possible, and so on.

I liked the variety of weapons the game had. It diversified the gameplay and allowed you to choose your preferred playstyle since each weapon acts differently and is useful in different situations (I personally enjoyed destroying things with a Galleon Mortar).

For an action hack and slash game, it has a fairly good story. Don't expect something super tense and immersive, but you can be sure that you won't just be going from area to area with no goal. The narrator who speaks whilst you're out adventuring is also fun to listen to (and in my opinion way better than in Supergiant Games' other title Transistor).

Overall it's been a fun game to get through. The presence of a couple of story choices in the final mission seemed a bit strange, since the rest of the game didn't have those, so this addition seemed a bit off, and some parts of the game could feel a tad repetitive, but otherwise there's nothing much to complain about.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
If you are a PC Gamer and have somehow managed to go this long without playing Bastion, I want you to stop reading this review, and buy this game. I'm serious. Do it now.

Now that you have done that, let me explain why.

Bastion is nothing short of a masterpiece. Visually stunning, deeply engaging narrative, bowstring tight controls, and one of the most poignant soundtracks I have ever heard in a game. I have literally nothing to criticize and nothing but the highest praise to offer.

As a game designer, this is the kind of game I one day dream of making, It's just that good.

So, get it. You won't regret it.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Game's pretty baller man
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Personal Opinion: 9.7/10

Worth The Money. I'd recommend.

Pros:
TL;DR -
Soundtrack
Gameplay
Story
Characters
Plot,
Narrator's voice
Cons:
Doesn't have a second game
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This game has an amazing storyline, lots of unexpected plot twists, (I know, that's the definition.)
Plenty of extras, the game doesn't seem too hard at first, but then there are lots of things that get thrown at you that gets you to learn the game and figure out good pairs of weapons (war machete and dual pistols did it for me) , and with a controller or mouse, it's fun. The soundtrack is amazing. I actually bought it. The songs are noticable, they're good, and they fit. They make you want to listen over and over again. Unlike alot of modern songs.

all and all. This game isn't another hole in the wall. It's definitely worth the money.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Buying this game was a big mistake, now play it i can never play it for the first time again.
Now for real:

Pros
-Amazing, gripping and sometimes sad story.
-The music is so good, its up there with shadow of the collossus!
-Gameplay is fun, maybe a little to easy, but you can use shrines to make it harder.

Cons
-Game is a little short, after completing new game plus, i played about 10 hours

Overall:
This game is a gem, i felt empty after completing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
*Very close to not recommending this game due to its original price: $15*
*Well worth the current price of $3.*


Frankly, I think this game is worth about $10. It isn't a bad game by any stretch, but a casual run through (not a speed run, not a 100% completion run) took me under 10 hours.

Pros:
- The game is really pretty
- The music is really good, especially the song Terminal March. Always got my blood pumping!
- Gameplay is fun, usually. There are a couple of spots that really looked like paths but I ended up falling through.
- Plenty of upgrades
- New game plus (for those who like that kinda stuff)

Cons:
- Short, Shooort. Especially for the still relatively high price on the game. (This is a huuuge con to me)
- Very linear.
- Once you get the hang of it, nothing is terribly challenging, unless you go all out on the idols.
- New game plus -- as if that is a stand-in for longer gameplay. Personally, after completing the first run through, I didn't see any reason to go back through. Typically, I like the "new game plus" idea in games where decisions dictate what happens in the game, that way going back through you can see something really different than you saw the first time. That doesn't really happen in this game *to my knowledge* except for one of the very final decisions.
- Oh god, the dialogue/story. It sounded to me like some rich west coast person TRYING to sound southern/folksy. I dunno, didn't come across as authentic to me and ended up getting on my nerves.


Overall.. meh. Get it if it is on sale.
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