Discover the secrets of the Calamity, a surreal catastrophe that shattered the world to pieces.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (15,341 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 16, 2011

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Bastion

Packages that include this game

Buy Bastion Soundtrack Edition

Includes Bastion and the Official Soundtrack

Buy Bastion: Original Soundtrack

 

Recommended By Curators

"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."
Read the full review here.

Reviews

“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

Dota 2 Announcer


Buy it on the Dota 2 Store!

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
85 of 100 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
The kid starts writing a review for Bastion.
He rates it 10/10.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
Bastion might not be something to get a ton of hours out of or regularly play, but its one of the most original RPGs. It really didn't feel bland at all. The game's simple, but very fun to play. Its good to get into if you don't want to learn a complex system or devote a bunch of time into going through an RPG. Its not a long game, but that doesn't make it lesser. There's some replayability to it with different modes too.

Bastion's strongest point is the story. Oh my God its so good! A bit depressing, but so strong. It had a great impact on me and is easily a game that will never be forgotten.
I won't speak much on it. You have to play through it for yourself.
Also, the story is narrated. Its pretty neat and really sets the mood of the game. I couldn't imagine playing the game without the narration!

The art is gooorgeous. It has a very artsy look and is quite colourful. Its pleasing to look at. I liked it a lot.

The music is also excellent. Has an OST worth playing outside of the game. The style of music was pretty unique. Some really great tracks and its something I still listen to here and there.

There's a few different ways to play the game when it comes to controls. It all runs very well. No issues.

Bastion is just a total masterpiece. If you haven't played it you need to. Its one of those must-play indie titles that people will still be talking about years from now. Kind of the FF7 of indie games :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Bastion's narrator is probably what most people know about this game. It's a pretty good work of design, writing and voice acting. The game also looks and sounds amazing, with vibrant visuals and soundtrack that ties incredebly well with its story. But, most of all, what is amazing about the game is its gameplay. When it launched Bastion raised the bar from what we could expect from indie games. Not only are the controls tight and responsive, whether you're using a controller or mouse & keyboard, it's just amazing how well designed the weapons are, how unique and game changing they feel as you acquire them. Consider this a universal recommendation: no matter what kinds of games you usually play, you should buy and play Bastion.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Interesting game, that could take the heart of any kind of gamer. The story isn't very memorable, but the music and illustrations are beautiful. Bastion is pure action game. Reminds me of Transistor. The story could also be a bit longer. To sum up the game is great. You should try it when this game gets on sales.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
33 of 57 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is graphically beautiful and has a unique feel. I feel bad not recommending it, but the gameplay is repetitive and I'm not particularly motivated to keep playing it. It's as though I *should* like this game more than I actually do.

If it's on sale, you may wish to purchase it just to see what it's like. But for me, playing it was a chore.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny