Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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Release Date: May 20, 2014

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“Transistor is a wildly smart action-RPG that places all of its trust into your intelligence.”
9.0 / 10 – IGN

“The game’s vision is intoxicating, and its execution is inspired.”
8.5 / 10 – Polygon

“Its art style is divine, its soundtrack is remarkable, its combat is intricate, and the story of its odd-couple protagonists is both smartly written and deftly told.”
9 / 10 – Edge

About This Game

From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city. Transistor seamlessly integrates thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, melding responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling. During the course of the adventure, you will piece together the Transistor's mysteries as you pursue its former owners.

Key Features
  • An all-new world from the team that created Bastion
  • Configure the powerful Transistor with thousands of possible Function combinations
  • Action-packed real-time combat fused with a robust strategic planning mode
  • Vibrant hand-painted artwork in full 1080p resolution
  • Original soundtrack changes dynamically as the action unfolds
  • Hours of reactive voiceover create a deep and atmospheric story
  • 'Recursion' option introduces procedural battles after finishing the story
  • Fully customizable controls custom-tailored for PC

System Requirements

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    • OS: Windows 7 32-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU - 2.6ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB of VRAM: Intel HD 3000 GPU / AMD HD 5450 / Nvidia 9400 GT
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: 10.7.5
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU - 2.6ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • OS: glibc 2.15+, 32/64-bit
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU - 2.6ghz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0+ (2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
+Really good handpainted visuals coupled with bloom effects
+Great soundtrack
+Decent combat with interesting skill trees - you can 'combine' skills to form new ones.
+Impressive voice acting.
+Very good story, though it is a tad short.

In short, you should grab this game and play it when you get the chance.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Everything is beatufiul in Transistor. Soundtrack, story, graphic style. There is nothing that I didnt like about this.
I'd consider this more a piece of art than just a game. Im happy I played it.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I just acheived 100% and it was well worth it, I enjoyed every moment of my time in the city of Cloudbank and was sorry to see it go. As someone who has also played Bastion I believe that the 3d models were vastly superior in this game. The OST was amazing as always and the gameplay was very unique and offered an amazing variety of play styles. Overall I believe that this is an amazing game that anyone would have a good time playing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
This game is definitely worth playing because of great soundtrack,interesting storyline,fabulous visuals…… Well,the good points of this game are too numerous to be counted.Highly recommend.
After finishing the game,I greatly regreted not having bought the soundtrack when it was on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Product received for free
Best game I played so far. The story just captured me in an instant. Damnit, I fell in love with Red.. If you are a programmer you'll understand a little bit more ;) The soundtracks are just amazing.
This game deserves everything! ♥
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Beautiful with a strong gameplay and an amazing OST, I enjoyed every minutes of it and I even played the New Game+! (That is rare)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Alright. I played Bastion and I didn't care too much for it, and Transistor honestly just feels like Bastion 2 rather than its own game, but as far as sequels go, Transistor is a pretty good sequel. It's a game that builds on everything its predecessor established with high polish.

The gameplay is fun (moreso than Bastion for me because being able to stop and figure things out in the middle of some clusterf*cks is really all I wanted so that Bastion wasn't so frustrating to me), the art is beautiful (and I love this 2D/isometric pastoral handpainted fantasy that Supergiant has because it ages really well--see Legend of Mana), the music and voice acting are great (of course), the plot is um. Well it's okay. There's a lot of unanswered questions. And I wish it didn't all feel so familiar.

I do think the weakest ideas of the game are where it obviously copies right from Bastion. Silent protagonist lead on by a snarky narrator. Little squiggly comma monsters that run around a lot and annoy you. Giant monster that attacks the screen randomly. Skill challenges for bonus powerups. The antagonists never meant for this apocalypse to happen.

There's a part of me that wishes that what the game leads you to believe at the start (that you had just murdered someone with your talking sword and were now on the lam) is the thread the game ran with. Still. It's not everything I could hope a game like this to be, but I can't deny that this is a good one and that it kept me going to the end, I even seem to have taken a lot longer than most people, just because I liked chewing the scenery and reading the lore. And I like that there's queer characters too. That's like a bonus, but I try to give devs props for it whenever they do it and it doesn't suck.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
This game has so many great aspects - the visuals and the music (I have been listening to the OST at work on loop for days) are real standouts, and the writers have done a great job making the supporting character relatable to the silent protagonist. Got me in the feels at the end, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
A year passed since I played this game for a first time and now I come back for a few hours of amazing singing and musical ♥♥♥♥♥♥ as well as for beutiful stylisation of levels. This game makes you remember this great atmosphere every time you look at your steam library and see "Transistor"
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Transistor. A cyberpunk, apocalyptic RPG filled with enigmas in a masterpiece of a scenic city.

The basic story of the game is that you control Red, a beautiful young singer whom was attacked by the Camerata, losing her voice in the process. Escaping backstage, she finds and wields an extravargently crafted sword referred to as The Transistor, a weapon with the ability to hold the consciousness of the deceased and be the "brush" that crafts the city of Cloudbank. As the story progresses, it is learned that Cloudbank is gradually being destroyed by monstrosities--The Process--after the Camerata lost their ownership of the Transistor, leaving them to cower in fear of the creatures.

As Red seeks answers, your job is to blast through every wave or horde of processes that stand in your path, traversing the metropolis as it crumbles away to a blank canvas. Throughout the game, you progressively develop new attacks and combinations as well as face against harder entities from within the futuristic world.

The Good
Getting into the game, it was a nice experience and proved to be beautifully done. The music and scenes are well done and provide a lovely aesthetic as I progressed in the game. Truthfully, this entire game's atmosphere and environments, action/gameplay, and enemies are all unique from common RPG/Strategy games that I have seen and was definitely something new; the story elements are excellent too. After completed the game on the first good, you are able to replay it with a slightly harder difficulty, facing tougher enemies earlier and able to gain the remainder of the upgrades and limiters in the game.

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5.3 hrs
Posted: October 27
I really liked it! The art style and music were great. I just wish there was more of it...
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2.2 hrs
Posted: October 27
Beautiful graphic and music! <3
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13.4 hrs
Posted: October 26
An all-around great game, with solid mechanics, beautiful artwork, an incredible soundtrack, and themes and writing that are nearly umatched.

Any fan of Bastion for its narration or art direction will love Transistor. Its programming motif will appeal to tech-savvy players.

The combat in Transistor is to taste, but more sophisticated than Bastion. Instead of weapons, Transistor has "functions" (a reference to "functions" in programming languges), which can function as an attack, a modification to the attack of another function, or as a passive effect, leading to a huge number of possible builds for combat. You will find yourself carefully considering your combat options, crunching numbers on combos and making hard decisions about where a function is best used.

The game is pretty short (you'll probably get a little over 10 hours out of it), but every moment of it is polished to perfection.

Transistor is a beautiful game, and proof that Supergiant Games' Bastion wasn't a one-hit wonder for the studio.
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19.1 hrs
Posted: October 26
This game was beatiful, and definitely worth what I payed for.

The art is incredibely detailed and well done, and the soundtrack is beyond amazing.

I really enjoyed the combat system, and found it challenging my intelligence and puzzle abilities.

However, the story stretches pretty thin, especially near the end. Other than that, well done.

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Indecisive Felix
2.1 hrs
Posted: October 25
Stop looking at the reviews and go get this game, go on now, don't be scared.
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7.2 hrs
Posted: October 25
The computer references are too good.
New Game + is Recursive Mode.
Attacks are functions.
Your sword is the Transistor.
You get an overload when you lose.
The list goes on...

Ok, I'm a programmer, so I may be appreciating these a bit too much, but this game is so fun. It's amazing. Stop reading this and buy the game now.
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22.3 hrs
Posted: October 25
One of the most beautiful pieces of art I've experienced.

The soundtrack and voiceovers are really, really well done, and all of the visuals I observed were stunning. The combat system is one of the more creative blends of tactics and ARPG elements I've seen - and this system is very well integrated into the aforementioned traditionally artistic elements. Both of the protagonists are interesting and compelling characters, and the storyline is quite good (despite some rather vague moments).

Highly, highly recommended.
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8.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
Is anyone even getting these anymore. --R
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Max :D
8.6 hrs
Posted: October 23
Gorgeous game, beautiful music, captivating story. The voice acting is incredibly well done and really sets the gloomy mood. The story is a bit short, but satisfying. It's clear a lot of work went in to this gorgeous game and I highly recommend it.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: October 22
I like the story of this game so far but i have yet to beat it.
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