What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (52 reviews) - 69% of the 52 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (5,530 reviews) - 88% of the 5,530 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 18, 2013

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What happens when DLC practices go too far? An indie developer makes a game that mocks the industry and its foibles, that's what! Defeat the bad guy, save the world and get the girl! But first you'll need to find coins to buy DLC to enable animation, sound and even pausing.

Thankfully this is just satire and all the DLC is purchased with in-game coins. But consider it a cautionary tale for the future...

Key Features:

  • Two full length campaigns: the original award-winning "DLC Quest", and the brand new "Live Freemium or Die"
  • Platforming action! Coins to collect, a princess to save, a bad guy (or two) to defeat. You like that stuff, right?
  • Over 30 different DLC packs, each providing quiet introspection on the state of the gaming industry
  • Over 20 achievements to earn and make you feel reasonably satisfied with yourself
  • Online leaderboards

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:1.6 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz
    • Graphics:DirectX 9, Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
    Minimum:
    • OS:10.6.8
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 128MB
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:10.7
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Shader Model 2.0, 256MB
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Mixed (52 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (5,530 reviews)
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AshPines
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
"And I left and I said, I said 10 outtta 10" - Arin Hanson Game Grumps when talking about Twilight
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Pan Paka Pan~
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Pretty decent for a meme game. Worth a dollar or so if you can catch it on sale.
7/10 depends on you sense of humor really.
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Blade Mistress
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Fox
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
This game is not for me.
Pro's:
For me there are none.
Con's:
To basic.
Non interesting story.

Overall this game is not for people like me that love sandbox,FPS and large story games.
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JKDarkseid
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
The Live Freemium ending is worth the cost of admission alone.
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Blood
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
needs more but still a decent game
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KingWut117
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
A cute game about attacking bad DLC design, it falls short as an enjoyable game. It has the same level of quality I would expect from a Flash game, probably not worth $3
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Askavich
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Why hasn't EA bought this game already?
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Pencil Pusher
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Short. Fun. But Short.
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George Zimmer
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
A stupid game. It is stuffed with memes and has no challenge whatsoever. Got a chuckle or two out of it, but otherwise wasted my time.
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Ael
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Would gladly buy DLC to extend gameplay again!
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eigra01
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
funny
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DURR PLANT
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
this game is hilarious and pokes fun at dlc




11/10 too much dlc
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piratefender
( 5.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
If you're looking for something that is a bit of fun and pretty cheap to kill a couple hours with then its worth giving this a go.
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Catlady
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Hey i just played this game couple days ago quite a while back i saw markiplier play it looked like a fun little game. It is very fun and funny it a good little game to just sit and play not long but fun and trying to get all achivements. :)
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majestic faliure
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
A great game with satirical jokes and decent platforming.
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2 for one
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
its a realy short game and not that fun
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yolojtmgaming
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
better than undertale. yeah i said it. come at me bro.
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☕ TheEarlGrey S> Prof RL + Aus
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Best buy of my life. Don't make the same mistake.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
At first, I was dissapointed on how short the game was. I was flattered by the hilarious comedy insulting every video game ever, but still dissapointed. But after the (second) credits rolled, I saw the Live Freemium or Die mode.
It was a very appriciated length, and I flat-out loved it. Good game! Worth your money...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
This game is pain. It causes nothing but pain. Serious lack of enemies, cheesy jokes and annoyingly tedious back-and-forth quests. It's not worth your time.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
A stupid game. It is stuffed with memes and has no challenge whatsoever. Got a chuckle or two out of it, but otherwise wasted my time.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
this game is a troll and getting full Achievements is soooooooooooooooooooo hard( maybe i just don;t get it)
but it's a lot of fun and it's a cheap game 100% give it a try
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
(You must purchase the DLC to read this review)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
It was a nice little game... kinda short though, but it'll guarantee you a couple laughs.

Although, DLC Quest is best played all in one sitting, because often when I come back, I've usually have forgotten what the heck I was doing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
It's clever but only entertaining for about 10 minutes or so.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
Given the antics of gaming companies lately, this game pokes fun at the inherent greed in the industry these days.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Great little game. Only takes 60-90 minutes to play though, but the construction of it is fantastic. This one and Evoland (first game) are both kind of similar in how the game evolves as you play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Fun and silly. How much can you buy?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Should have had a real microtransaction to activate the main menu for 99 cents and requirement to beat DLC Quest before playing Freemium or Die unless you paid 5 dollars for actual DLC Quest Freemium or Die early unlock DLC.
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7 of 14 people (50%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 5
This game has no DLCs and that's very disappointing.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
182 of 213 people (85%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
If you like payday 2 you will surely like this game.
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97 of 107 people (91%) found this review helpful
94 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
hopefully the sequel will be called "Early Access Quest"
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
10/10 Had to buy all DLC with in-game currency to complete the game. Unlike other games where you need to pay with real money to get complete expirience.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
Want to hear music? Get the DLC. Want to move left? Better get that DLC. Want to jump? You guessed it, gotta get the DLC.

This game brilliantly pokes fun at the gaming industry and this trend of witholding content when releasing games simply to sell it to us later as DLC. The game has a low price and a high amount of comedic value. I definitely recommend.
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29 of 50 people (58%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
DLC Quest is a simplistic satire game about DLC. Sadly the joke gets old after 15 minutes as you'd probably expect. After all transforming a joke into a game doesn't improve the quality of the joke, but rather, in this case transforms it into a meaningless message that comes off as repetitive and obnoxious, especially now that aggressive DLC practices have died down considerably. Gameplay as a whole is lackluster and generally shoddy, with boring mechanics. The graphics feel uninspired, perhaps the only decent part of this is the chip tune music.

Had I reviewed this game 2 years ago when I first played it, I would have given it a positive review, but looking back a mixed-negative review is more appropriate. If you're going to buy this, get it on sale.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2015
Personal rating: "Good" = 3/5

PROS:
+ lots of funny references to games
+ makes fun of pre-orders, DLCs & micro-transactions
+ decent platformer gameplay
+ 2 campaigns

CONS:
- short game time
- not much replayability
- MS-paint style graphics (although intended they still look bad)

Comment:
This game makes fun of companies and their recent DLC madness and does it with style. You unlock parts of the game by buying DLCs ... but you can relax, it is in game with the coins you collect. While the gameplay and style is easy and the graphics are really simple I would say this game was fun to play. There is a lot of stuff to discover even though it adds little to the amount of playtime you get out of this game. While it mimics a lot of what was and is going on in the gaming industry it managed to do it as a nice platformer. However, because it adds very little it does not shine in anything but references. So while I do recommend getting it you cannot await something spectacular. It is there for casual fun and that is what is to be expected.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
lampooning bad game design is a bit funny, but sadly not very fun to actually play
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
This is a truly fine little comedic gem!

The platforming is challenging at times, but mostly straightforward which gives you a nice sense of flow. The music pieces can get somewhat repetative, but only if you're going for all items and spend a longer time in the different areas than a smooth/speedrun playthrough would require. The theme for the Dark World is amazing, I spent some extra time in there just for the sake of the music!

But what really makes this game a must have is the satire of games, DLC, the whole business of games, and all the references to other games and gaming phenomenons! I wanted to take screenshots of almost every single line of dialouge because it is so much fun & point on!

Instead, I recommend you play it for yourself, and have a nice, fun time!
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