Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (257 reviews) - 95% of the 257 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,492 reviews) - 95% of the 12,492 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 20, 2014

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Reviews

“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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • 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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Overwhelmingly Positive (257 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,492 reviews)
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Helix
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
i must say i come in with a bias for supergiant games after playing bastion but even without that i still think i would have loved this game. it has amazing sound and vocals with of course the narration that makes you feel like your not alone while playing it, you end up feeling so attached to the characters, i dont usually read backstory but all of the information that was available i found myself reading it and delibretley using certain cominations to get more. the gameplay was amazing, it is something new and that i value alot. the game felt very natural and left me with a good feeling. i would highly reccomend this game
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null
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Takes some getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, fun fun fun
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anusol
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm older than the rest of you yahoos. Real life gets ... real. Games don't catch you like they did as a kid. Other worries vie for control of your mind even as you try to get away from them; after they're dealt with the mental fatigue often prevents you from getting immersed in a game (or anything) like you did in yesteryear.

For a year or so I've been eye-ing Transistor, trying to discern its worth. It looked so flashy and neat, but experience has taught me that most such games nowadays have invested far too much in glitz and not enough in depth. They're shallow and vapid, something you regret wasting your time on after an hour. False promises and empty husks. A time waster at best.

Transistor cut through all the old-age baggage and cobwebs-- all the accumulated life-experience that a younger me would just call cynicism-- and hit me in my gut. Maybe my heart. It sucked me in, keeping me up until 3 AM on workdays.

There is genuine ART in this game. I'm thoroughly impressed, and wish I had bought it before. Thank you, Supergiant Games.
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CiBo
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Beautiful game with a haunting narration and soundtrack.
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sjmc
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Perfection.
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Nox
( 7.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Easily one of my favourite games of all time. Right from the powerful narration and moving sound track through to the innovative gameplay, Supergiant games how to impress.

Warning: story may stir some emotion in that cold black chunk of coal you call a heart.
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Projex
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This has been the one and only video game that has made me actually shed tears. One of the most intriguing stories I've ever seen. It's played through one character with no speech, and another character who communicates with her even though he can't hear her. The ending, without spoilers, is one of the biggest emotional turns of events I've seen in a video game. Beautiful game, beautiful soundtrack, beautiful story. And I haven't even mentioned the gameplay yet. Amazing, innovative gameplay with an amazing weapon system. 10/10, and I won't give that out often.
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[NHK]Misaki
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Good art, good game, but I shouldn't have to go change my computer's region & language settings just to get the fonts to display correctly. A bug that is reported 2 years ago, yet they still didn't bother to fix it and the dev replies to questions are like "hey just change your region and language settings", yeah OK I'll go change my friggin settings just to play your game. It isn't the 90s anymore. If I buy something on Steam, click Play and it doesn't work properly, it means uninstall and refund.
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tepung
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Bought from steam summer sales because positive review
Really enjoy this game
- unique battle system
- interesting story
- good graphic and sounds
- vast combination of ability

the only problem is the game was too short
wish had more game like this

p/s: homing missle + permanent stun = IMBA
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dot.darkness
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game will inevitably draw comparisons to Bastion, which is unfortunate because it is quite different. I liked Bastion, but was not interested by the combat. The tactical combat in this game, between building and modifying your abilities, then planning out battles in both real-time and through the other systems, feels excellent in this game. It's well balanced and quite fun. I enjoyed the narrative and was able to follow the story quite well through the worldbuilding and narration. Perhaps not quite as clear cut as Bastion, but still very well done. In the end, I finished this game and was quite satisfied. I never completed Bastion, despite the great things about it, because I just lost interest.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
I literally cried when I beat this game.

What can I say about this game that every other review hasn't already?

The combat system is amazing and the storyline is as beautiful as the art style.

I seriously recommend this game to anyone who likes games.
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
I would give this game an 9/10.

The graphics are very good.
The gameplay is very good, I\'ve been using a PS3 controller for controls.
The sound is pretty good.
The content is pretty good.

I especially love the fact that it uses programming functions, visually, to create your weapon inputs and everything.
The only thing that hinders it a point, and I was going to say 8/10, is I don\'t really get into the storyline. I don\'t feel connected to it. It is kind of just happening. Others might, so I gave it an extra point. Overall this is a great game.

I also like that now-adays games seem to be smaller, so when I thought I beat the game, I ended up going hours longer. So far I have about 8 hours played, and I \"think\" I\'m close to beating it. All in all, great job! I\'d recommend it.

Still unsure what the singing button is for, and the jumping for the sword button. I\'d imagine they are just for looks.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Play this if you love music and art; if you think that videogames are much more than just easy entertainment; if you want another one of those unforgettable experiences in your life. And finally, play this if you thought those thing I've said about Bastion.

I recommend to beat it twice in order to complete all the achievements and unlock all the info of the characters. The story has a clear simbolism and opens a long debate about existentialism. If you are able to see this, then you can give this game a 10/10 because it really deserves it.

And about the soundtrack. Wow. Much more than videogame music if you ask me. Still wondering why this hasn't won a single award yet.

One of the best indie games of all time, and actually the best of 2014.

"See you in the country, Mr. Bike."
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A captivating story with challenging strategic combat mixed in. The narrator of sorts does an amazing job at bringing this sci-fi love story to life. 10/10 would cry again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Excellent in every way. I love the combat system - simple to grasp but with increasing depth and strategy. Beautiful artwork and music as you'd expect from Supergiant. Just an absolute joy to play from beginning to end.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
If you enjoyed Bastion, this one hones a similar style with a more strategic approach to the gameplay.
The stories are a bit similar, too. Transistor might be somewhat of a repackage of Bastion.. But not with any small effort. It's like, they took Bastion and carved out most of the guts, ate the bones, too, and then put robots in place.

I enjoyed Bastion, and SuperGiant did an awesome job on the concept of Transistor. The length is just right on a normal difficulty playthrough.

Red, the main protagonist is wonderful to play along with.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Transistor, from the makers of Bastion, both games are among my favorites. Transistor and bastion have many similarities, and many differences. While bastions combat is based on weapons, and a couple upgrades for each weapon, in transistor, there is only one weapon, the transistor. Instead, combat is based around skills (functions) to use with the transistor, as well as being able to augment skills by equipping skills onto skills, and providing passive buffs by equipping skills onto yourself, that combined with the turn() function and a lack of environmental clutter made the combat feel a lot more varied and responsive. Unlike bastion, transistor doesn’t have levels with a hub, but rather has you progressing through a world with occasional visits to the ‘Sandbox’. While in Bastion, pretty much all information is centered on The Kid, in Transistor, everything is surrounding Red, but not really centered on her. The story is delivered in a similar, but different manner. Again, like Bastion, Transistor is not a particularly long game, around 8 hours. However, it’s well worth investing yourself into. P.S. gorgeous soundtrack, with or without hum tracks is subjective, personally I like them with humming, but even if you don’t plan on getting it, give the ost a listen.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Review: Transistor

Transistor is a third person singleplayer game that has multiple advantages:

+Music
+Graphics
+Athmophere
+Gameplay
+anything else xD

Overall Transistor is urgently needed! 9.5/10 ~timatthi.xyz


[Note: This Review is my own opinion]
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Product received for free
Amazing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful