Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
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Very Positive (277 reviews) - 92% of the 277 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (19,346 reviews) - 97% of the 19,346 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011

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“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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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
Bastion is a narrative-driven beat-em-up that will have you giggling in awe like a front-row Justin Bieber-fangirl quenching on his saliva-shower.

The mechanics are easy to learn, the weapons provide a lot of variety as you unlock them througout the campaign. There is a lot to discover on the worldmap, though the linear story encourages blazing through the game
The graphic style is easy to interpret but the fixed isometric view makes for some awkward camera angles in some maps.
The soundtrack accurately switches the mood from 'solitary sorrow' to 'button-mash till literally everything is destroyed'

There are really two reasons to buy Bastion, both of which are extremely valid.
One: The narrator sounds like Morgan Freeman Radio FM!
Two: You feel the urge to purge hunderds of weird-♥♥♥ monster hordes.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
Kid writes a review, and isn't too sure what to say. Ten outa ten, best game of the year, or a fine work of art, words of praise that's hollow with no real meaning. You could say this kid wants to write about the solid gameplay, engaging story, beautiful world, amazing soundtrack, and a fine narration. But the kid knows better... The game left him feeling satisfied in the end, no one can say he had a bad time. But all phrases and words just don't cut it for the kid, so he'll leave it like this, Bastion made him happy like a Scumbag with a full stomach.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
This game cured my cancer.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
Bastion is great. I like transistor more though..

The movement is very responsive and the gameplay feels just right.

warning! Some people including me feel bad for downloading the cracked version of this game. SUPPORT THE DEVS, THEY WON'T LET YOU DOWN!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
+Art
+Music
+Narration
+Game-play
+Play style variety
+Weapons
+Power ups that you can choose from
+Power downs that you can choose from
+DO A BARREL ROLL, you can roll around for days. and for the people who don’t know if you put that into google the screen will how do you say, DO A BARREL ROLL!

-cant play level again unless you restart the game
-about 8 or 9 hours to finish the game

gave up on indie games until I played this, a real gem 9/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
If I have to give you one good reason to buy this game, it would be the story AND the storyteller alone. I never had so much fun to listen to a story like in this game. The rest of it was of minor importance to me but still very well made. There is no reason not to buy the game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
This game was a breath of fresh of fresh air for me, Purely because of the games i played beforehand. Before this, i played several games, ALL of them Story-based. All Story, no gameplay.

This game is singificant in that the Soundtrack is beautiful, which is no surprise, but the star is an addictive gameplay AND a gripping story. And a pretty good replay value, though it's one of those 'You'll never feel the same' things after completion such as in games like Life is Strange.

I got the game on sale, so the fact i got this masterpiece for 4$ was brilliant.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
Bastion is an amazing game, with amazing gameplay, a great narrator, beautiful visuals, and a soundtrack so good your ears will ♥♥♥♥♥♥. It's upgrade system is good, it has very fun weapons, and overall the gameplay just feels like it's exactly how it should be. The story is very good. It is simple but creative. How is the story told? Well, as you're playing the game, it is narrated from a future point of view. This not only answers questions you have while playing the game, but it leaves you unanswered with the biggest question; To whom is the story being told? Anyways, what is the story about? You wake up, with the world around you shattered and abandoned. As you move on, it soon just seems like you're trying to just fix everything after an apocalypse. Though while you dig deeper into the game, you find out what it's really about. It's about war, and the affect it has on not just people, but on the world. The game lets you make some huge decisions, big enough to make you think "Am I doing the right thing?". It's so well put together it made me question who I was and if I knew enough to make decisions that big in real life.

The game is one of the most original titles I have ever seen. Supergiant did everything right with it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Bastion is a solid 10/10 game. I knew I had to buy it right away as soon as I entered the game demo.
The narration is unique, art-style is beautiful, soundtrack is lovely. It's a fun, yet challenging game with a rich story full of charming humor and a plus for those who enjoy deep combat system games.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
141.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Good story line with excellent narration and music. Fun to play through and explore with a relatively easy to play combat system. Beautiful design and aesthetics.
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Xiao_Ho
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
recommend
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BLURRYFACE
8.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Product received for free
Such a long adventure game 😅 nice game btw 😍
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NGS | Mr. Mint | trade.tf
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
Despite the fact I only have about 77 minutes recorded on this game, I played it for days on end in offline mode, when I had no internet for a bit.
It was one of the most wonderful experiences of my entire life.
I am not going to spoil a single thing. This game is one of the best ever created when nothing is revealed.
The story is powerful, interesting, and overall amazing. A bit tear-jerking, as well.
The gameplay is nothing TOO special, but it is quite fun. There is a good variety of weapons, and other things to enhance the combat experience. There are also many things the game allows you to do if you want to voluntarily experience some more of the game's interesting combat system. It's very easy (especially with some of the power-ups you can get being almost TOO good. Looking at you bastion bourbon) but there are things called Idols, which really can make the game very challenging.
The soundtrack is BEAUTIFUL and there are many tracks which, still, to this day, are stuck in my head and I love them all.
This game will give you an experience like no other - a must-buy. One that will stick with you for the rest of your life.
Amazing.
Not the most replayable, but otherwise, a wonderful game.
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Les Grossman
8.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Great game. Great mechanics. Interesting way of telling a story and really unique and original game design. I had my doubts if I'd enjoy a game like this but it surprised me positively. Enjoyed it more than many, many AAA titles.

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Feriol
5.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
It is never too late to try this game, a fine work this one.

You play as boy trying to rebuild the Bastion. Through the game you will find a good variety of weapons and upgrades to suit your playstyle. This game's art, soundtrack and story are gorgeous!
Some people might find this game slightly "short", but it is still good.

9/10 - If you haven't tried it yet, then do it.
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BlivetWidget
29.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
In One Sentence:

Uncover mysteries, upgrade your equipment, and face believable antagonists in your touching quest to find survivors and restore hope to a small part of the world.


My Opinion:
***** A top pick
**** I like it
*** I like it (with caveats)
** This wasn't for me
* I cannot recommend this to anyone


Gameplay:

In Bastion you wake one day to find the world in ruin, and take it upon yourself to start setting things right. The whole time, a narrator follows your actions. You explore once-populated lands and upgrade your equipment to face the enemies they contain. You rescue survivors, and as you learn more about The Calamity, you discover that the line separating friend from foe is often as simple as understanding the story from their point of view. After every mission, you return to a home base where you can customize your difficulty level. The upgrades are numerous enough that you will not get them all on the first playthough, providing incentive to play new game plus. My first playthough took about twenty hours, with another nine hours to play through new game plus the first time.


What I Like About This Game:

+ superb narration
+ excellent artwork
+ great music
+ compelling story, with sympathetic antagonists
+ incremental upgrades that are not permanent (tune the weapon for the mission)
+ unique choose-your-own-difficulty mechanic which provides small benefits for increasing the difficulty in very specific ways, encouraging you to play at the edge of your abilities
+ sensible new game plus mode works well with the above difficulty mechanic

What I Don't Like About This Game:

- It's not always clear when going down a path will result in permanently leaving the area
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Widow's Bane
7.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
Absolutley spectacular, a must play. The story, art, customization, difficulty, and gameplay are all just perfect. This is what all games should strive to accomplish!
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Juno
6.7 hrs
Posted: September 28
Great music. Pretty relaxing to play, but it gets a little repetitive after an hour. =.=
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Dolacone
9.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is great!
+Art
+Music
+Game-play
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fatboypilot
9.4 hrs
Posted: September 27
Beautiful game to play, with a nice story line, and the narration as you play the game is awesome and also what distiguishes the game. You also have lots of weapon options for you to use as you progress along the game so you can kill bad guys at long distances or up close, or you can have one for long distance and one for close combat. I got it while on sale for $12, well worth it. I'm now looking forward to playing their other game, Transistor.
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