Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (610 reviews) - 95% of the 610 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (19,223 reviews) - 97% of the 19,223 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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Overwhelmingly Positive (610 reviews)
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Krigjz
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I enjoyed this game very much. The art was beautiful. The music was beautiful. The story was beautiful. It is a beautiful game. The gameplay is hack and slash, which is fun, but starts to get dull when you figure out your favorite loadout and use it to solve every problem. The game often gives you a new weapon to use in the middle of the level without the ability to change back to the weapon you were just using. They seemed to figure out this was annoying halfway through the game and started putting arsenals (where you can change your weapon loadouts) not too far after acquiring a new weapon. This concept was especially frustrating when you had a special skill for a specific weapon, and then it switches that weapon, so you can no longer use any special skill (you're only allowed one skill at a time.), and do not have the ability to switch special skills! But, still, I enjoyed all 6.8 hours it took me to finish this game. (I didn't go for 100%, so there's even more stuff you can do, and there is a new game + mode I don't care about, so you could play this game for many more hours if you wanted to.)
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Poseidon
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Very atmospheric game
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Dingleberry Express
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This game is so fun, from the narrator, to the absolutely astounding soundtrack, this game is truly something else.
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Mitko
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Amazing game.
Gameplay and skills are fun, weapons feel unique and special, story is nice, characters are few but nice.
THE BLOODY NARRATION IS SO WELL PACED.

I loved every moment of playing this!
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mdnijoel
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
This is a phenomenal debeut game from Supergiant Games, and combines some of the best visuals I have ever seen with a highly customizable combat system, a beuatiful story, and a narrator on par with Morgan Freeman. I bought it at 80% off, but would gladly have paid the full price. Highly Reccomended, 10/10, etc.
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theryangilkay
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Ahhh it's so good that I'm disappointed for not discovering this game sooner! The soundtrack is incredible, and the gameplay offers enough variation to entice repeat play-throughs. The main campaign is only 6-7 hours, and you could easily play New Game+ in a completely different way than your first time. There are a lot of different weapons and techniques, and methods for making the game more challenging with greater rewards. The play-by-play narration is a great effect, and it blends in so nicely with the gameplay that it doesn't take you out of the moment. More often than not, the narrator enhances the situation by laying down some ominous foreshadowing or adding background to the lore.

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rangermofo
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
this is maybe just a hack and slash game with little customization on the skills and stuff. but the graphics is so beautiful and the story is top notch.
love this game. just go and get it.
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Rexalon
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
It´s good.
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DA GIT
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
the most buitifall game I have ever played no joke. (Iam bad at spelling)
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Sir Hazelnut
( 61.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
I heard of this game because of the soundpack in Dota 2 that came out in 2013. I bought Bastion on sale, and never touched it for a couple of months. When I played through, one boring summer day, I fell in love with the game from the start. The graphics, soundtrack, and narration style of storytelling will give you an expericence you won't soon forget.

I'm in no way a completion gamer, 100% this game is completely doable, and so feels rewarding. I have never played through a story rich game more than twice, but Bastion has me coming back for more every once in a while. After all these years, it still holds a special place in my steam library.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
216 of 280 people (77%) found this review helpful
311 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Play of the Game.
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66 of 77 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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44 of 48 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
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
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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 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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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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8 of 11 people (73%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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
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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