Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (3,173 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 22, 2011

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Recommended By Curators

"What I personally think is one of the best games of all time. Great music, memorable characters, surprisingly rich story and gameplay all from one man."

Reviews

“All in all, Cave Story is an incredible game that I'm sure I will be playing again and again for the rest of my life. It succeeds at telling a great story, providing fantastic run-and-gun gameplay, and a huge world to explore, and it does so with a style and technique all its own.”
95/100 – Destructoid.com

“It's a must-play masterpiece for anyone who like classic action games -- or any kind of action game, really. The only real question is which will amaze you more: That this is the work of a single man, or that they actually do make 'em like this anymore.”
100/100 – 1UP.com

“If this game had been released on the NES 20 years ago, it would be recalled by a generation of players as a high point of the 8-bit era.”
90/100 – Eurogamer

About This Game

Arguably the most well-known indie game of all time, Cave Story features a completely original storyline wrapped with personality, mystery and hours of fast-paced fun. Cave Story is an action-adventure game from the critically acclaimed independent designer, Daisuke Amaya--or Pixel to his fans. Overflowing with unmatched charm and character, Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimigas, run free.

You wake up in a dark cave with no memory of who you are, where you came from or why you're in such a place. Uncovering Mimiga Village you discover that the once-carefree Mimigas are in danger at the hands of a maniacal scientist. The Mimigas’ only hope rest squarely on the shoulders of a quiet, amnesiac boy who can't remember his own name.

Run, jump, shoot, fly and explore your way through a massive action-adventure reminiscent of classic 8- and 16-bit games. Take control and learn the origins of this world’s power, stop the delusional villain and save the Mimiga!

Key Features:

  • Original (320x240) graphics and upgraded “HD” graphics
  • Remastered music as well as the original soundtrack
  • Mix-and-match new/old artwork and music!
  • Six new play modes (including Wind Fortress, Boss Rush and more!)
  • Over 20 epic boss battles through Mimiga Island
  • 15 levels to explore in the vast world
  • 10 unique weapons to find and upgrade
  • USB controller compatibility
  • Four unique endings
  • Future content updates

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core Solo
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and above
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB RAM, non-integrated
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

    Minimum:

    • OS:OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor:Intel only, Power PC not supported
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB RAM

    Recommended:

    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and above
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB RAM

    Minimum:

    • OS:Ubuntu 10.04 and Newer
    • Processor:Intel Core Solo
    • Memory:128 MB RAM
    • Graphics:64MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • OS:Ubuntu 10.04 and Newer
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.0 Ghz and above
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB RAM, non-integrated
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
87 of 110 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
151.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
It's pretty good for a few hours.
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44 of 49 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
You wanna know what makes this game awesome? Allow me to explain.

Pros
• Easy controls, quick pickup and play and convenience.
• Metroid-like gameplay style with Kirby-esque pudding mix.
• Simple, elegant storyline that gives just enough purpose to wreck shtuff.
• Catchy music.
• Awesome controller support.

Cons:
• Not enough people know about this game.
• Not enough people still like pixel-art style platformers.
• You don't own this game yet (unless you like reading reviews after purchase).

Notes:
• I played from beginning to end as part of my Indie adventure. It's very fun and worth at least the first playthrough.
• Don't use the Life Pot. You'll know when you actually need it, trust me.
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134 of 208 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Went into a girl's room and stole her panties.

10/10 would panty raid again.
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Cave Story+ is probably my favorite metroidvania type game on steam at the moment. It has great music, characters, interesting weapons, replay value, strong story, and multiple endings. If you are a fan of the genre, and have yet to play this game then you should for sure pick this up,
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 10
The game is a lot of fun and features an interesting (but simple and predictable) plot, but it is really hard and often frustrating. The gameplay is like a mixture between Metroid and Zelda with a pronounced focus on storytelling.
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