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 (4,485 reviews) - 94% of the 4,485 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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billybobturwiligger
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
excellent game, lots of personality, great music, lots of abilities and goodies to find/unlock. old school hard in bite size pieces
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firewest_
( 16.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Em geral é um game satisfatório.
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Bastion_Yhwach
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Tons of fun
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NOMAD
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
This is an awesome game that is ruined by stupid and way too difficult level design. Such as shame.
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By Mathematical Induction
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A fantastic combat system for combos!
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The Great Yoyo
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This game is really fun. The luchador fighting style and gameplay is very satisfying. A fantastic puzzle-platformer/brawler that I can't recommend enough. 10/10 game right here.
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BRAVO2033
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Absolutely Amazing 10/10

I really recommend playing this game using joystick
even though i finished the game using only keyboard.
It takes a while to get used to it.
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slynn1
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Buy Super Championship? The two are the exact same just this is older and not as well optimised.
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I-S3-O
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
Really fun and entertaining metroid-vania game. Would smash goat man's statues again.
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lazaruf
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Love this game so much! amazing soundtrack too, but not enough story to keep me playing. Also love the custom skins on the workshop as well as mustiplayer story mode, unlike other games which only allow multiplayer in side games and not the main game.
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Tis I, The Frenchiest Fry
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
4/10 Thought I would've liked it but didn't. Recomend buy it on sale if you really want it.
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superplant
( 26.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
A colorful, humorous, fast paced platformer with a slightly complex combat system and nice medium hard puzzles to solve. The enemies use a variety of different abilities to fight against you (attacks, shields, different dimensions), which makes for a rich combat experience. The bosses use easy to understand schemes but are enacted very vividly. The secrets are not to hard, the soundtrack is great.
The only thing I disliked about the game is being too heavy on arena fights with ever more enemies dropping in. But that's perhaps due to the theme which is about the mexican tradition of luchadores. So it might fit well.
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Buy Super Championship? The two are the exact same just this is older and not as well optimised.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Really good game but literally unplayable with keyboard.
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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
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
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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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
This is simply an amazing game.There are so many great aspects of Guacamelee!, I will make your decision easy and just list them.

-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

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
18 of 19 people (95%) 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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.6 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
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
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
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
https://youtu.be/LpW7inVOs30

A metroidvania style game with luchador inspired characters and overall theme. Great look, controls, and music makes this game a must play for fans of the genre.

(Note: This review is for the updated version, which is recommend over this one, or get both you can do what you want)
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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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