Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Guacamelee!
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Very Positive (4,461 reviews) - 94% of the 4,461 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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Includes 3 items: Guacamelee! Gold Edition, Guacamelee! Soundtrack, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition

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April 19

Play as X'Tabay, Uay Chivo, Flame Face or Jaguar!

Hey Gold Edition players,

Just a quick heads-up that we've uploaded new player costumes for four of the game's most notorious NPCs. Steam user Mujizik's lavishly animated reskins are free to download in the Guac Gold workshop. Enjoy!

All versions of Guac are also 80% off until next Monday, April 25. If you're a Windows user who wants to check out the new content in Super Turbo Championship Edition, now's a great chance!

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Reviews

“Guacamelee isn’t only pretty to look at, it’s also a hell of a lot of fun to play.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“The responsive controls and a grin-inducing sense of humor make it near impossible to put down...”
9 / 10 – GameSpot

“Right from the start, Guacamelee! offers up a sugar skull-covered playground to delight in and devour with mucho gusto. It's a game I'll be playing and replaying again for some time to come.”
9 / 10 – Destructoid

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About This Game

Guacamelee! Gold Edition is a Metroid-vania style action-platformer set in a magical Mexican inspired world. The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters.

Guacamelee! builds upon the classic open-world Metroid-vania style of games, by adding a strong melee combat component, a new dimension switching mechanic, and cooperative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these.

Travel through a mystical and mysterious Mexican world as a Luchador using the power of your two fists to battle evil. Uncover hidden wrestling techniques like the Rooster Uppercut, and Dimension Swap to open new areas and secrets.

Key Features

  • Use combat moves for both fighting enemies and platforming challenges
  • Swap between multiple overlapping dimensions (World of the Living and the World of the Dead)
  • "El Infierno" level expansion. Brave the fires of El Infierno and prove yourself in a series of challenges to unlock powerful new costumes for Juan and Tostada
  • Player costumes! Swap costumes to change the attributes of your Hero, and obtain new achievements
  • Steam Achievements, Leaderboards, Cloud Save, and Big Picture Mode
  • Trading Cards
  • Create new custom costumes and share these with others via Steam Workshop
  • Drop in/out 2-Player local Co-operative play for the entire story
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of Chickens

Upgrade to the Super Turbo Championship Edition!


The definitive new version of Guacamelee! is out now on Steam! It expands on the Gold Edition with new powers, levels and enemies, many improvements to gameplay and graphics, and more adjectives than you can shake a chicken egg bomb at! Click the banner to find out more!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.7 or later
    • Processor: 2.0+ GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Pentium 3 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+, GLSL 1.2+, 256 MB VRAM
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit Linux requires 32-bit compatibility libraries. Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other SDL compatible controllers.
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Hem
( 21.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Yeehaa! The Action-Platformer genre is not dead!

What a great gameplay (although it takes a few hours to get used to it), what a great world design (kind of Metroidish but very basic), and what great art/charater design (the world, characters and musics are splendid).

Overall a really authentic and honestly made goodness, with an oldschool touch. The story is funny and there are many eastereggs and various things to collect (old platformer style). Beware though: the game is VERY hard sometimes, I mean if you try to finish it on hard mode with 100%! All in all yes, I do recommend.
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UltimateXero
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
This game doesn't feel like metroid but it is inspired by it. You get cool upgrades, you get to explore areas more completely later on, and you get a special ending for collecting some things. I thought the fighting and special moves were cool and the music was really awesome. And it's nice to see a game with some Mexican culture in it.
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Lonewolf
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Best damn game ever 11/10 -Dye

This game is amazingly fun, no idea I was going to get rid of it on 8 hours.
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Variety Lights
( 7.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Guacamelee! is advertised as a member of the "Metroidvania" genre, which is largely what drove me to it. It draws on some of the key features of its heritage (accumulation of abilities which open paths and expose secrets) while departing from others (extended exploration, moody atmosphere, isolation). The story, while basic, is overbearing (compared to ancestors of the genre); there are a lot of monologues and cutscenes that probably aren't necessary––they're largely used for jokes. Icons like Super Metroid or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night give broad goals (reach Evil Guy X at the end) and let you work out everything inbetween. Guacamelee! repeatedly says "go here on the map" with small rewards for deviating. But this is a hallmark of modern games, largely.

Like other reviewers have said, this is more of a brawler-platformer. It will appeal to fans of that type of game. The platforming becomes grueling at times, especially if you're using a keyboard. Don't believe other reviews that say it's unplayable with a keyboard; you'll just have to take a break every 45 minutes when your tendons start to hurt.

This is a weak Metroidvania title but a decent brawler-platformer. If you, like me, are/were expecting the former, you're liable to be disappointed.
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HurinChild
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
Take all the stereotypes about Mexico, a good gameplay with a very good combat system, an excellent graphic with an extraordinary soundtrack, mix them together and you will have Guacamelee!

!VIVA EL MEXICO!
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Milan Stanojevic
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
The game was no easy task at all!!! But OMG I was dissapointed when i couldnt pass levels with dimension swaping, but than I tried hard and off U go :D AMAZING GAME WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! See ya Im going to try getting all achivements :D
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General Gud
( 13.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Excellent, very funny, great music and fun to play too. It a cool metroidvania, challenging even for seasoned played, but not frustrating either. It's filled with easter eggs, some quite literal. At less than 3 dollars for the package including the soundtrack, you are not going to be dissappoited, this is a game you'll want to play til the end.
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isaberuchan
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I wasn't a big fan when I first saw the trailer and thought it might be a tad bit boring. However, I bought the Guacamelee! Complete package on sale for 28NOK, which is next to nothing, and wow.. It's far more interesting than I imagined. I'm obsessed with details, so it's mighty satisfying to constantly discover new things as you progress and gain new abilities. I just played it on my laptop at first, which infuriated me because keyboards tend to mock my lack of orientation, but then I tried multiplayer with console controllers and it instantly became a more enjoyable and fun experience.
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Le Main Man
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Really good game but literally unplayable with keyboard.
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Tibiche
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Excellent art style and music! This game is great. Thank God for this game.
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mjozerov
( 34.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
This is an amazing game, I don't even know where to begin. There are so many great aspects of Guacamelee!, I will make your decision easy and just list them.

Positives
-entertaining and immersive story
-an authentic setting and inspiring world
-beautiful graphics that burst into life
-great sound effects and fun music
-gameplay has a nice balance of action, platform, and other unique elements
-combat is fluid and dynamic
-smooth controls
-easy achievments
-lasting appeal
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hotdog Ɛݙ 🐝 Bzzz
( 11.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Very stylish and impressive beat'em up game with a twist of exploration that hits all the right marks for a memorable experience. Laughed as much as I cursed and kept coming back for more.
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ViisioN CSGOHONEY.US
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
i think the devil guy is donald trump right ?
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inspector melik
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
avocado and platforming. metroidvania is the genre. funny game that u beat in 10 hours. colorful, platforming and jump/punching
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Mightyelk
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
Good metroidvania.
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Wakisashi
( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Such a great game. There's a lot of content in this game and tons of replay-ability! I had a great time with it, though the combat is quite complex and can take a while to get the sequencing of button presses correct for combos. You can certainly get through the game without heavy use of combos, but it certainly helps when you’re better at them. So many unlockable powers and costumes. Great metroidvania game. Best I’ve played in a while.
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hydemeH1TM3
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
the best platformer game!
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Wafflecakes
( 12.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
Welcome to Guacamelee! The game that puts you under the skin of Juan the Luchador!

Although the game is labelled as a Metroidvania, while on paper that is true, this game is more like a Beat em up platformer, as exploration and discovery is very easy to accomplish due to the map elements layout.

While exploration is really easy, combat and arenas can be a real challenge, and it might be a good idea to play with a gamepad (something the game recommends btw).

Art is beautiful (especially the ending scenes), and animations are cool. The Mexican language and theme is always present and sometimes you feel the need to have some tortillas and enchiladas. The game also makes references about other several other games, including Metroid, Spelunky and even Zelda, which brings some humor into the mix.

In essence a good action game. You can't go wrong with this one.
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waycooler
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 5
it's a bit like castlevania but with fighting game combos. it's not bad, but honestly i was expecting more.
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ThomasBlomkål
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
Game that bullies Mexicans? Im all over it mis amigos.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This is an amazing game, I don't even know where to begin. There are so many great aspects of Guacamelee!, I will make your decision easy and just list them.

Positives
-entertaining and immersive story
-an authentic setting and inspiring world
-beautiful graphics that burst into life
-great sound effects and fun music
-gameplay has a nice balance of action, platform, and other unique elements
-combat is fluid and dynamic
-smooth controls
-easy achievments
-lasting appeal
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Yeehaa! The Action-Platformer genre is not dead!

What a great gameplay (although it takes a few hours to get used to it), what a great world design (kind of Metroidish but very basic), and what great art/charater design (the world, characters and musics are splendid).

Overall a really authentic and honestly made goodness, with an oldschool touch. The story is funny and there are many eastereggs and various things to collect (old platformer style). Beware though: the game is VERY hard sometimes, I mean if you try to finish it on hard mode with 100%! All in all yes, I do recommend.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Really good game but literally unplayable with keyboard.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
An amazing game all around. Funny story, authentic characters that will not be forgotten. Neat and pleasent art designs and graphics. Very cool progression system by unlocking new moves which let you backtrack and find more treasures and upgrades for your health and stamina. Quite challanging especially on hard difficulty and the game does not feel cheap during boss fights. Bring a friend along and enjoy a brilliant platform game. 10/10. P.S. I whish I had discount in Hernandos*.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Guacamelee is a great metroid style platformer with great gameplay and aesthetic. There is plenty to do from finding secrets to upgrading costumes and moves. Its a well thought out game.

Initially i didn't play much of the game and then revisted quite a long time later. Looking back now i think the reason for this is that you aquire moves as the game progresses. Once you have all the moves it has a great feel to it but starting out the game you don't have too much and this probably set my interest back a little.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
FUN, ADDICTIVE, AND FUN !! (Y)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
fun game
buy it when it is on sale
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
33.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Game that bullies Mexicans? Im all over it mis amigos.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
A great game that is metroidvania and shows cultural values from spanish culture. The one thing i really like about this game is the cultural aesthetics from spanish culture. The game is quite enjoyable too, but i really like games that delve into other cultures and enrich the gamer with the experience. One great example of this is how the hero uses a luchador mask to cover his real identity..that of a simple farmer. There are many things that pop out of this game that are like that, but i don't with to ruin your gaming experience by delving too deep into them in this game. I hope you enjoy this game as much as i have. Thanks for reading!
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
The first time I tried playing through this game, I gave up for almost 2 years. I wasn't quite sure why.

I recently retried, because this is a good game and I didn't understand why I disliked it. I did figure out why, though, as I got to a certain mechanic that turned every platforming incident into a timing and reaction dependent stress-fest with massive consequences for failure.

Didn't help that the fighting gets progressively sloppier as you get more combos. I happen to not like combos. Also for some reason, the grappling speeds up as you progress. This makes it harder to do the grappling combos, even though they're simple as hell.

Ultimately, I didn't like the combo based fighting and the platforming turned into an unduly frustrating experience. I think it's actually a good game, still, but I don't like it and I won't recommend it as such. If you like combos and super meat boy platforming, go for it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
[Haiku review]

You are a chicken.
The devil is a chicken.
Poultry is hilarious.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
I literally bought this to use a Workshop mod.
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Been playing for just 2 hours but MAN, this game is more rough than I expected!...AND I LOVE IT!. A challenging plataformer with puzzles VERY EARLY ON!. As a mexican, I think the folklore is well represented and combined with gaming/internet references and comedy.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Thank God for this game.
Aside from being wonderfully designed with perfect music, charming characters and a great story, Guacamelee was also my go-to calm-down for a long, long time. I went through a difficult stint of severe panic attacks and anxiety several years ago, and when it got really bad I'd always sit down and play Guacamelee for awhile.

You rule, Guac dev team. Love you guys.
P.S. Play the game!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
this game is easily one of the best games i've ever played. the soundrack is phenomenal, the gameplay is solid, the challenges are tough, and it's an all-around fun time. however, the Super Turbo Championship edition, which includes more than just Gold, is on steam so you should probably buy that one over this one instead.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Fun story, good controls and full game local co-op.

... there are also some frustratingly hard jump puzzles.

I love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
Made me feel proud of being mexican.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
Excellent art style and music! Controls are difficult and it doesn't read the input very well at times. A lot of color in this game. One of the best platform games I have ever played.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
All together this is a great game, the music is great, the combat is great, the visuals are great and the bosses are great (Can you see a pattern). I played this game using a keyboard and found that some parts were pretty difficult and the last two boss battles were super hard, this game pretty much requires you to play using a controller unless you want to try the same puzzle over and over again. But overall this is worth ever dollar.
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