Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (12,278 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011

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"One of the strongest debut titles from a new studio I've ever played. My 2011 GOTY is an action adventure where your every move is narrated to you."
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“This game is amazing and you owe it to yourself to download it.”
9.0/10 – http://pc.ign.com/articles/118/1189676p1.html

“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

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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
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Bastion...

Now, ladies and gentlemen, THIS is a good game right there.
What is there not to love?

Good gameplay.
Engaging story.
Superb art.
Breathtaking soundtracks.
Terrific game.

Overall, just trust me and play it, you won't be disappointed.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It's rare for me to play games of this type but I am extraordinarily glad that I took a chance with this one. From the beginning the beautiful visuals immerse you in a world that is both unique and wholly familiar; many games of this type exist but Bastion truly stands above the rest due to the unique concept of the platforming system and the art style. The narration provided by the gravelly-voiced Logan Cunningham made me press on even when I grew bored or disinterested.He's a serious talent in this arena.
Gameplay was not overly challenging, although I admittedly did not complete all parts of the game, such as some of the Challenge Zones and the dream sequences. My goal was to see the main story through because it interested me, even if the twists and turns weren't all that surprising, it was compelling.
Much has been said of the soundtrack but I'm still going to talk about how gorgeous Ashley Barret's vocals are, and how perfect Darren Kolb's guitar work and compositions were. Get this game, play it, and if you don't like it, please tell me why.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Just buy it.
A really good game, great soundtrack, great story.
Great end, some times it made me almost cry.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Excellent game...play this if you want to go through a story told by an excellent narrator, wich is something only Fable had done correctly in my opinion.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Very fun, pretty and unique, indie isometric hack-n-slash that is easy to get into. The narrator voice-over is really well done, and the graphics are sort of like beautifully hand-painted SNES-esque environments, which means I love it. Good music, too. Plus, combat is more interesting than in many other games of this type (including the Diablo series, IMO).

Fun, cool and interesting. The setting is quite unique. A bizarre fantasy world of floating land-masses with a bit of old wild-west, a hint of post-apocalyptic, with some rather strange beasts. And the game's ending is surprisingly moving and thought-provoking.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
One of the best audio-visual experiences a game can bring you
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Amazing game, graphics, visuals, gameplay and the story is totally unique and beautiful.

A game that 's entertainment with the game's story is sophisticated, but just misses the ease paa beat the game.

So, it's fun, playable and great.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
The soundtrack and art style are really good and help bring together a nice childish feel to the game's apocolyptic storyline. As many will point out the game's narrator is one of the defining parts of the game much like in the newer game: Stanley Parable. While combat and customization in this game is not necessarily the best the aesthetics of the game really keep you playing. I would personally give this game a 7.2/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
38.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
A beautiful arcade game with hand painted graphics supported by an interesting and original story and an even more original storytelling. The world you are evoling in is building itself while you are moving, and nearly every of your step is accompagnied by a deep and grizzly narator voice.

The game comes with a variety of enemies using different tactics to bother you and of course with bosses. You on the other hand have a big choice of weapons and perks allowing you to always be best prepared for the next world you enter. Weapons are upgradable with "fragments' of the world you collect during your adventures, and you can also gain fragments while completing challenges related to your weapons or to the story.

Expect 20 hours of gaming at least on your first run, and 10 to 15 more if you want to complete the "New Game Plus" mode and/or all Steam achievements.

I highgly recommend it for anyone wanting to play a "different" arcade game.
One last thing: there is no way you could not enjoy the beautifully crafted soundtrack.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Amazing, Great art style, music, combat, story line and that narator so good. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game Is a masterpiece. "Well, I guess theres nothing more to say."
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
A good example of an Indie game which shows you that next gen graphics isnt everything that makes a game.
Nice hack'n'slash game with a good story and RPG elements.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
Bastion is pretty much just great all around. The story is powerful and makes unique use of a narrator in a way I've never seen any other game do, especially at the last level. At the end, I wasn't totally sure I'd made the right decision, but like...in a good way, I think? The soundtrack is fantastic; finding Zia for the first time is a magical experience. There's a ton of different weapons with different upgrades and stuff. The art is fairly detailed despite the simplified style and works really well with the design and the weird "level assembles itself under your feet" dynamic. It's super great and you should play it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Bastion: an indie game that trumps most triple A games in story and gameplay, and for the low price of $15. Whats not to love?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Bastion is beautiful. The art is fantistic, game mechanics fairly simple, but tons of customization for weapons. Easy to pick up, and put down if you only have 30 minutes to play. Story could be a tad thicker, but amazing nonetheless. 8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Phenomenal soundtrack that solidifies a cohesive enjoyable hack and slasher. Nothing special in the gameplay department but a great tone and a great art style make for a speedy quality playthrough.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t43EjXswsW4&list=UU7_-PLIhjsEBwIQXqKxmNpA

Bastion is a narrational led hack and slash game. It runs smoothly,
and offers leaderboards for those that enjoy them. The music is wonderful,
professionally done and really complementary to the combat and actions of
the game, as is the voice acting.

The story is based around surviving an apocalypse, and bringing
the other characters together. The story reacts to your actions, which
makes the player feel like they are actually making a difference.

The game offers several different options for tailor making the
difficulty of gameplay, which can be changed in game. Increasing
difficulty will allow the player to level up faster, but the game does
get harder with options such as the relic outpost.

Resources can be accumulated during gameplay, which can be used
towards upgrades, potions, or building. Again, even the use of resources
depends on the choice of the player, which I can respect.

The combat is fluid, and is tied to the story where who the
player chooses to fight effects later battles and the universe. I never
felt like my time was being wasted, and every aspect of this game is
integrated and complimentary of each other aspect. I have no problem
recommending it.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Absolutely fantastic.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Honestly through out the time playing the game i had a lot of fun. The story was amzing very enjoyable also to mention all of the characters were likable. The assorted weapons were really cool and my overall experience was a good one. If anyone wants to have a good experience try it out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Bastion is honestly one of my favourite games of all time. A wonderful story with great visuals, sewn together with great gameplay and a bunch of weapons that you can mix and match combos with, and above all else, the greatest narration ever to exist in anything period, make this game a 100% must play.
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