Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (598 reviews) - 95% of the 598 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overwhelmingly Positive (19,184 reviews) - 97% of the 19,184 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

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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( 16.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
The feels.
10/10, the only game that makes me want to play it again over and over again.
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( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I dont even know where to start. Ill just say 10 out of 10 for me. Fantastic game, worth every penny. The story was great, the gameplay was great. I enjoyed every minute of this game. But, now time to go do the extra content :D
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( 9.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
This game is so beautful.
It's story,music,narration,gameplay,everything is just so well designed.
One of the best games I have ever played.
If you haven't played it, YOU HAVE to play it.
On sale for 3 euros is practically a steal!
I highy recommend buying it ;)
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( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Honestly, when I first looked at this game, I had my doubts. I have always thought that overhead action games don't work, but I'm glad I was wrong. No game is perfect, so let's look at the cons first:
  • slow walking speed - while backtracking doesn't happen unless you miss something, it can still be a chore
  • short game - I completed it in less than 10 hours, and I found myself wanting for more

Now for the good stuff
  • graphics - every are had breathtaking backgrounds and the stage itself was beautiful
  • soundtrack - one of the best I've ever heard, and I've played Zelda
  • gameplay - you unlock the ability to change the difficulty at will, and not just change a setting, but you specifically improve certain attributes on the enemies, and you increase your rewards based on which attributes you chose
  • replayability - mulitiple endings, new game plus mode preventing you from restarting from scratch, different playstyles, and a scored mode make for excellent replayablity
  • level design - the world being created at the kid's feet is a very nice touch that leads to a lot of exploration

In conclusion, this was one of the most delightful games I have ever played. I would highly recommend it to anyone who likes fun. Well worth the money. 9.9/10
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( 22.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Really enjoyed it. It's a cleverly told story, fast paced with decently scaling difficulty. I got two solid playthroughs out of the game.
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( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
This is highly recommended just from an artistic standpoint. Rich hand-painted visuals, soundtrack, gameplay & narration are the highlights of this game. Should definitely get if on sale.
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( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Great game, love that it can be both extremely difficult and extremely forgiving depending on your tastes. The number of idols you activate gives you bonus shards and exp, but ramps up the difficulty of enemies. It's a very fair game, and the different weapons and New Game + give it good replayability.
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( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Bastion is one of the most beautiful games i ever played! It's really fun and have a deep, compelling and emotional history. Every character has it's place and point of view that could be explored in an single gameplay, but it's definitely worth every penny.
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( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Artistic in so many ways, with some pretty fun, challenging gameplay. What more could you ask for?
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( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Same review I left for Transistor: Best in class visuals, music, and voice acting. Decent plot. Interesting game mechanic. Highly recommended.
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209 of 271 people (77%) found this review helpful
306 people found this review funny
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Play of the Game.
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64 of 75 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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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43 of 47 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
hack-and-slash game, checked
deep story-line, checked
awesome narration-based game, checked
great game mechanic, checked
beautiful soundtrack, checked
maybe if only, this game is coop-campaign, that would be great...

Final Verdict: 10/10
a must buy indie game!!!
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21 of 29 people (72%) found this review helpful
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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
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
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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Game's pretty baller man
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
The game is still stunning in both its art direction and writing. Gameplay is fun and varied, and there are many different experiences to be had throughout. It’s also nice to once again see the game that laid the foundation for Transistor‘s presentation and mechanics.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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:

-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.

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

This game is a gem, i felt empty after completing it.
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