In a cold, dark future dominated by mega-corporations, a small lonely planet on the edge of habitable space is the site of a shadowy research facility specializing in necrotic tissue reactivation. You are a scientist who has suddenly awoken to the realization that you are the lone survivor.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,248 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 24, 2013

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"A thoroughly hideous but challenging and rewarding roguelite top-down shooter. Explore procedurally generated brown levels and die a lot."
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Reviews

“Teleglitch is what happens when Dark Souls takes its training wheels off (...)”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Teleglitch is a harsh mistress, but the cruelest lessons are often the ones that truly stick with us. 90/100”
90/100 – Joystiq

“"Beneath the lo-fi visuals and simple animation is a sophisticated, thrilling, and occasionally brutal shooter.”
85/100 – PC Gamer

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About This Game

In a cold, dark future dominated by mega-corporations, a small lonely planet on the edge of habitable space is the site of a shadowy research facility specializing in necrotic tissue reactivation. You are a scientist who has suddenly awoken to the realization that you are the lone survivor. The rest of the facility’s personnel have all been killed – micro-chipped and reactivated as combatants by the facility’s central processing AI.

Teleglitch: Die More Edition is a roguelike top-down shooter with retro pixel graphics. Featuring procedurally generated maps that change with each play through, you will never experience the same facility twice. Clutch your gun, walk down the dark corridors and enter each new room hoping those last few rounds of ammunition will be enough. Feel the anxiety, the paranoia and the sheer terror of Teleglitch.

Key Features

  • Over 20 types of enemies to combat
  • More than 40 types of weapons and items
  • 10 levels that radically change their structure every time you play
  • 10+ hours of play time (it gets harder the further you get)
  • Detailed database with full dossiers of each monster
  • Scavenge random equipment to craft new and deadly gear like The Can Gun (empty can + nails + explosives)
  • A sinister narrative filled with greedy military corporations covert experiments
  • The risk of permanent death creates an atmosphere of fear and dread

The Die More Edition features:
  • 5 bonus levels
  • Additional items and weapons
  • Upgraded and more deadly enemy AI
  • Expanded dossiers and lore content

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or later
    • Processor:3000 MHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 6600 or equivalent (Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 256MB)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion (version 10.8)
    • Processor:3000 MHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 6600 or equivalent (Direct3D/OpenGL compatible card with at least 256MB)
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor:3000 MHz
    • Memory:1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics:Geforce 6600 or equivalent (OpenGL compatible card with at least 256MB)
    • Hard Drive:100 MB HD space
    • Sound:2D sound compatible card
Helpful customer reviews
23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
67.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
EDIT: A week or two after writing my review, I finally beat Teleglitch DME. In the process, I learned something that affects my review: it seems the charm of Teleglitch is the way that it becomes your gaming Arch-Nemesis. It mocks and sneers at you while committing heinous crimes, daring you to stop it. You become driven by your hate to defeat it... and hate keeps a man alive. Or at least refusing to stay dead.

NOTE: The following is not a simple "buy/don't buy" review, but more of an investment guide. There's a "buy/don't buy" verdict at the bottom, but it doesn't make much sense without the review.


================THE REVIEW================

You've probably heard two things about Teleglitch: it's a rogue-like, and it's hard.

This is an exaggeration and underestimation, respectively. Teleglitch is a rogue-like only insofar as the rooms are arranged differently each playthrough, and it's hard like a diamond ball bat to the groin. Let's examine these points in more depth, because there are some things you need to know.

Once the awe of random level layouts (sarcastic "ooooh! aaaaah!") wears off, you'll quickly start to notice that every game of Teleglitch is essentially the same. The items you receive on any given level are the same items you'll ALWAYS recieve on that level. The question is whether or not you'll find them BEFORE or AFTER that room where you always get mobbed by that one enemy type that's always in there. End result: each game of Teleglitch is unique in only the most superficial way. And because you will die SO MUCH, the whole thing quickly becomes tiresome and repetitive. This repetition wouldn't be a bad thing if, like many other rogue-likes, there was some incremental GAIN or REWARD at the end of each game. But there isn't. The recipe for success in Teleglitch is 5% experience, 10% luck, 25% resource conservation, and 70% ninja master reflexes. Yes, that adds up to 110%, because if you give less, you will FAIL. That brings us to the second topic.

I know what you're thinking: "Oh, but I'm the exception. I have superior gaming skills. I'm sure Teleglitch will be easy enough for me that I won't want to BRAIN A KITTEN in frustration."
NO. You are NOT special. Well, maybe to your mom. Lemme hit you with some cold, hard statistics. Literally NINETY NINE POINT ONE PERCENT of players never beat the game. But that's setting our sights too high. What are the odds that you'll give up before even beating level THREE? of TEN!?

91.3%

That's right. You have less than a ten percent chance of making it less than a third of the way through Teleglitch before refusing to ever play it again. Some games manage to find the recipe for making brutal difficulty enjoyable. Teleglitch's brand of hard is more like a basketball game between an NBA team going all-out and a team of middle school girls with Down Syndrome. Sure, it sounds amusing at first, but only the truly sick fail to quickly realize it's just in very poor taste.

Oh, and it also has bugs that can cause you to die, just in case you were legitimately doing well.

Honestly, I really want to like Teleglitch. Instead I just friggin' hate it. Yet for some reason I'll probably play it another 20 hours.

================END OF ORIGINAL REVIEW================

Do I still hate Teleglitch? Yes. But it is a hate tempered with respect. And... I... kinda like it.
Will I change my recommendation to "Yes"? No. You should still be afraid of Teleglitch.

"So you're saying I shouldn't buy Teleglitch?" you ask. No. I'm not saying that.

BOTTOM LINE: should you buy Teleglitch DME? Absolutely, but only if you don't have a kitten.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Elegantly simple gameplay. Unique and genius visuals. I definitely recommend playing this.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Very impressive game for what it is. The visuals are simplistic but alluring. The sounds of the game are immersive well-placed, although a little loud at times.

The idea of combining items gives it a lot of variety and replayability, and so does the mechanics of the enemies and levels. You're unlikely to make it far when you first start out, it's a game you have to keep playing to get better at. The mechanics and gameplay just keep you going though, even when playing the same levels over and over.

Maybe you'll combine your items into a different weapon or tool on the next run. Maybe you'll go through a different teleporter when given the option between two. Maybe you'll use a different playstyle. Maybe you'll find some different items in the secret areas. An event might happen when you least expect it. The game isn't scary in my opinion, but it can be tense and exciting. Finding a heavy rifle in a secret area, only to be jumped by around twenty or thirty zombies in a tight space when you pick it up, that's exciting. Surviving through it is satisfying.

All in all, it's a really fun game for the price.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Should you buy this game ? Hell Yeah.

(Price tag may be a little bit high but wait until it's like 25 % off) Imagine you are the only guy alive in a research facility on a distant and hostlie planet . Oh , and you are being hunted by mutants , zombies and robots. Ammunition and supplies are scarce. And don't forget the perma-death. When i play this game i have that Bioshock 1 feeling , like when you dont know what is going to pop out and when , and you always need to scavenge and conserve. Crafting is nice and you have a large array of weapons. Apart from weapons you got some cool gadgets (a good example would be the detector). This is not a typical run and gun. No. You must think and ALWAYS proceed with caution. It also has a pretty rich backstory , but you will discover it as you play. On top of that , every playtrough is randomized. Oh and i almost forgot , there is only 1 bar of chocolate in the whole game and it heals more than a first aid kit. If that doesnt convince you to get the game , I dont know what will do it.

If you are a survival / horror / shooter fan and you want a challenge get this game.
Final Mark : 9 / 10
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
So, for starters, defientaly get this game. Especially since its free right now (until 11/25). Teleglitch is a top down retro shoot em up adventure game that has you frantically running from monsters while trying to explore every nook and cranny of every map, hoping to find something to help you survive a bit longer. Randomly generated maps plus perma-death is a perfect combination, so it doesnt feel like your repeating the same thing over and over again. Every moment in this game could be your last, as you burn through ammo and supplies, as the tables are turned and instead the enemies mow you down, relelntlessely attack you, slash after punch after shot, leaving you injured and running, shooting backwards, hoping to find a room with supplies to allow you to fight a little longer. The atmosphere is just perfect in this game, its a perfect balance between suspense, terror, and all out fun. Warning, this game is pretty difficult, as you could have guessed. Even though you might die a few hundred times, each try is worth it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Not bad. Some of the negative reviews would make you think that this game will kill your family or something, so I was skeptical, but it's just a regular a-hole style roguelike. You're going to die a lot and a good deal of the time there's nothing you can do about it. It's not fair, but it's not supposed to be. If you want to win you're going to need a lot of luck tempered by skills forged in the fire of your repeated failures.

If you don't like the sound of that then play something else.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
I love this game! I adore it! Besides classic roguelikes this is the indie game where I sunk the biggest amount of time.

The gameplay (and the most thourough): The gameplay is teeeeense! Thanks to permadeath. The gunplay is great. I really enjoy the (lack of) accuracy in some weapons, forcing us to close in. I really enjoy the weapon variation in this game. The only completely useless weapon is the nailgun but I guess it isn't that useless to a newbie that preferes to avoiding taking matters in their hands.
I am talking about the knife of course. Lots of players think that the first levels are tedious because we have to knife pretty much everything the fodder mutants. And maybe the reactivated zombie.

The variety of enemies is also amazing because they feel very different from each other with different patterns. I really love the bosses (wish there were even more bosses) and I liked that "surprise" in level 6. You know the one. As if I didn't need another reason to be tense.

The crafting is also a very important aspect of the game. I really don't feel the need to install mods that lets me dissessemble things because I already have pretty everything I need during the game. I need to try a mod sometime. But the thing is, the decisions that needs to be made regarding "Do I use this now or later? Should I drop something to take a mg-3600 with me to get highter chances of getting that minigun in the future? I won't really need this nailbomb do I?" Just wish there were more yellow items.

The Arena is also mad fun for someone that wants to kill mutants, reactivated units, bots without the concern of dying and running out of ammo. So very satisfying.

The randomness in this game gives me very fresh feeling runs one after another. You have no idea how much I would've played Metal Gear Solid or the Souls series if they randomly changed the enemy placements, this is the essential for a game with infinate replayability. Of course you went with the other roguelikes formula and you also randomly placed the map rooms and corridors. Simple but imensely effective. Which leads too...

Graphics/Sound: Hell, it is not even simple, because then the devs went "Ok, so these are kinda static rooms so I guess we need to go ahead and give it some detail.". I wouldn't say that the graphics are bad. They just leave a huge amount to the players imagination. Hell, I know I spend some time imagine some of the sectos in the game. You made the right choice in going for a more developed sound. Hell, a cautious player will notice the guards ahead of time sometimes. The ambient sounds are geniously simple and effective as well. The lightning adds very well to the setting. Gotta love annoyingly blinking lights.

Story: The story is simple, as a expected from a roguelike. The lore and writing however are PI level. Witty, fun, self-aware. I like the technobabble and the log texts and the descritptions. I really love the setting as well. The crazy zombie stories, the suicidal AIs, the mega corps.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
97.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
This game has entertained me for a long time. 10 levels in total. Each one is harder to complete than the last mainly because the amount of enemys is increased, you face tougher enemys, and it will test your ability to save ammo. No classes or item unlocks. The only unlocks available are crafting recipes and shortcuts to levels once you reach a certain point. Arena mode is like a minigame where you pick your loadout, then placed in small rooms, and forced to fight enemys. Plus many people are still offering the free codes from the humble bundle for this on the forums. The 3 things that will make or break you in your runs of this game are your aiming skill, inventory management, and reflexes.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Just a fun little DOS style game. At first the graphics look blah and has a weird 3-D wall effect, then you shoot the gun. BAM! Flashes of colorful lights everytime you shoot it and gives you a glorious feeling. The feel of the game is really nice. If you want this game, head over to humble bundle and type in your email address at the bottom to receive this game for FREE! Hurry until the deal ends!

10/10 good game to have.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Even if you don't particularly care for the RogueLike genre, This just might be up your alley. The atmosphere is pretty moody between the lighting and the ambient effects, And the difficulty level seems to be constant without any major spikes in difficulty. There's even a delicious combining system so the creative players can craft useful tools of survival off of what they find lying around.

I would honestly say this is the nethack of Roguelike shooters so far..!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
While it has a few problems, mostly to do with the aiming/movment system, it is overall an exelent game. It has a lot of content, and depth to it, so if you are a fan of rogue-likes this is an easy reccomendation.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I have a very short interest in each and every Rogue-Like genre game I play, but while I played this game, I had a chance to admire the unique graphical concept. 3 Dimensional-Like walls in a 2 Dimensional game. I recommend this to anyone who likes some good graphics along with the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A bloody good frustrating romp thru a randomized facility. Perma death is always a plus to keep you edgy.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
It's brutally hard, but I like it :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Nice :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
This game is really great, it's a fun for about 30 minutes to an hour game each time you download it, with randoming variations to the map, and overall fun shooting styles, tactics, and ways to blow yourself up... all in all, get it, it's great and even comes with "Personal Entertainment Tentacle Monsters".

Whatever those are...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Its really fun. . . AND REALLY HARD!!! :D I enjoy it for sure.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Amazing game!
And if you get bored you can try out the Teleglitch Extended mod that adds EVEN MORE stuff!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
It's hard, but i love it.
It was so good time playing this game and it will be cool if they ever add new Arenas.
Completed the game... - ♥♥♥♥ING NAILED IT !!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I got this game for free in the October 2014 Humble Bundle and now I want to give them my money. This game is awesome and is much deeper and more immersive than it may look. If you like other games of the genre, buy it.
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