Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (626 reviews) - 95% of the 626 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (19,269 reviews) - 97% of the 19,269 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011

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Includes 4 items: Bastion, Bastion: Original Soundtrack, Transistor, Transistor Soundtrack

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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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Recent:
Overwhelmingly Positive (626 reviews)
Overall:
Overwhelmingly Positive (19,269 reviews)
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Birdous
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
10/10 Caught narrating myself in real life.

One of the best games I've ever played, for any PC, low-end or high-end, bunch of fun, great story and man the soundtrack!
Caelondia 4 ever.

BUY THIS, AND IF IT'S ON STEAM SALE, BUY THE SOUNDTRACK TOO!

Btw: Stinkeyes suck.
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Soulfire
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
War Machete + Dueling Pistols = Kickass

Excellent fighting mechanics, a narrator sent from the gods, and a story you won't soon forget...Bastion is worth every penny you put into it. Plus, excellent soundtrack. Who wouldn't mind that?
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I am Lindsey
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
The story is interesting and well intigrated into the gameplay without being completely overbearing. You're allowed to play in whatever style suits you best (you're given a wide range of choices and different weapons). There are plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself but you're able to skip them if you're just in it for the story. The story is so unique and the music is amazing.
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ATeamOfKittensWorkingOnReviews
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Brief summary of the story: A boy wakes up after some earthquake caused by some guys and people are angry at eachother and stuff. you play as a boy and whack, shoot, explode and......slice i guess?, your way through people and animals. If you like story games, buy this........or watch a youtube video by a scottish twelve year old.
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ribbit
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Play of the Game
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GhostProtocol
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This game doesn't work. I'm running it on Mac. I've done everything and then some. All kinds of suggestions the forms said. When I launch the game, no icon shows up, and the game hangs. When i try to quit steam, it tells me to quite Bastion (which steam says is running but isn't (I checked the system processes)). When the developer fixes this issue so that I can play their game one a 2015 retina macbook pro operated by a computer scientist, I'll consider changing my review.
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Decon
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
One of the best story-driven games I have played in a long time, and without a high price tag, its a must-buy for anyone.
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Super Vlad
( 10.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I fell in love with this game.

"Just like that."
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Enthusiastic Sceptile
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
A terrific game with a beautiful soundtrack and amazing plot. Definitely worth buying.
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Kabotnik
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
The music is fantastic! It isn't a very long game, though I found the story very compelling and enjoyed the narration a lot. The game mechanics threw me for a loop a couple times, but after I got the hang of all of that it was fine. 5/5 Great game!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
218 of 283 people (77%) found this review helpful
317 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Play of the Game.
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70 of 81 people (86%) 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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22 of 30 people (73%) 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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Game's pretty baller man
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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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
Brilliant, just play the game man
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3 of 3 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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