Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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Very Positive (189 reviews) - 92% of the 189 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (13,755 reviews) - 95% of the 13,755 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
A mute redhead meets a verbally expressive USB greatsword. Cyber eroticism ensues.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Buy this game, especially if you played Bastion in the past.
Supergiant Games are game development artists, and this game is a masterpiece.
I do not want to give away any details, I will only say that this game will forever remain as one of my favorite games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
The perfect game:
- Phenomenal Soundtrack
- Captivating Gameplay
- Stunning visuals
- Interestig Characters
No bad points.
Do yourself a favour and get it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
The Transistor is a story about love, melancholy and genuine grief. It's about a man and a woman who are in love, and who readily sacrifice for their feelings. This is immensely appealing. If you are looking for an escape to a dark and gloomy world, which can suprisingly be also dangerously calm and rumanitive, then you might have just found your thing. Highly recommended.
4/5
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I'm not really sure what to say. The game is really pretty and the music is fantastic (REAL GOOD OKAY!?!). It just all comes together really well. The gameplay is also good (if you like turn-based/strategy and action games being smooshed together, which I did enjoy). I FrEAkINg HAtE THE DOG ENeMiES THOuGH(why do they attack fast, also have a lot of health, and also run too fast?!?! (friendly dog is good though))

...Anyways...Continuing on...

The voice acting is also very good and I became quite attached to the main characters. And the story is really nice, and-

...This game just left me with too many feels, okay?

Oh, and the game isn't super long, but not really short either (maybe around Portal length). It took me 10ish hours while doing a lot of the challenge mission thingies, but I didn't do all of them (the dogs' fault mainly). So if you're worried about that then just wait for a sale, but if you don't care about that then I'd say buy away.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Entitled ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s wreck the joint, then stab your fave with a technologically unique sword. You then pick up said unique sword and go on a killing spree. A very very pretty, gorgeous killing spree. There's no downside to this game, it's just wondrous and beautiful and perfection.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
There needs to be a sequel! 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Shocked this didn't get 95+. 83 is an insult. Seriously. Probably the most freedom I've ever had in a game. The combat system is like nothing else. You can play it so many different ways, it boggles the mind. Also one of the most gorgeous games I've ever played.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Beautiful game... the music... the art direction... the narrative... the gameplay... it's an experience that is unique and poetic. I've never played anything like this before.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
>Girl with Technoblade slices up robotic enemies

>Technoblade comes with modular parts that determine your combat moves

>Mix and match for your own preference

>9/10 would slice again
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Krebony
3.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
I can't praise this game enough. Beautiful art style, fantastic soundtrack, interesting plot and characters. The voice acting is fantastic, the atmosphere is phenomenal. This is by far one of the best games I have played. This game has overwhelmingly positive reviews for a reason.
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BlivetWidget
22.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
In One Sentence:

Uncover mysteries, upgrade your weapon, and face believable antagonists in this beautifully-crafted quest to save your world, your lover, and yourself.


My Opinion:
***** A top pick
**** I like it
*** I like it (with caveats)
** This wasn't for me
* I cannot recommend this to anyone


Gameplay:

In Transistor you come into possession of a powerful sword after a mysterious group of conspirators fail to assassinate you. They did, however, kill your lover and trap his essence in the weapon. He continues to speak with you from the sword as you hunt for answers. You fight groups of enemies along the way and upgrade the sword. New abilities can be used in one of three ways: as a primary ability, to bolster another ability, or as a passive always-on benefit. You can switch abilities around at any checkpoint, where you can also customize your difficulty level. The upgrades are numerous enough that you will not get them all on the first playthough, providing incentive to play new game plus. My first playthough took about sixteen hours, with another six hours to play through new game plus the first time.


What I Like About This Game:

+ superb narration
+ excellent artwork
+ great music
+ sympathetic antagonists
+ huge amount of choice and freedom to experiment with weapon abilities
+ unique choose-your-own-difficulty mechanic which provides small benefits for increasing the difficulty in very specific ways, encouraging you to play at the edge of your abilities
+ sensible new game plus mode works well with the above difficulty mechanic

What I Don't Like About This Game:

- It's not always clear when going down a path will result in permanently leaving the area
- Story can be opaque at times
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Van Smoot
5.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Almost trippy, but good enough. Awesome soundtrack c:
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Widow's Bane
5.0 hrs
Posted: September 28
Many people prefer Bastion. I prefer this one. It is amazing. EXCELLENT music, the art style and the themes are amazing. The combat is a bit... unique; but, good!
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Miesh-Miesh
5.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is amazing. The scenery is beautiful, and the unique game play is one of a kind. The soundtrack is literally the best, and the story is a masterpiece. Someone please make this into a movie. Get this game it's totally worth it, it goes on sale for 80 percent off a lot as well.
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Asaph
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 28
The soundtrack will amaze you.
Solid story.
Combat is engaging and fun, a bit puzzly stlye to it.
Very stasfying to find the right combos to inflict massive damage.
Beautiful art.

Worth your hard earned $$
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Tragoron
8.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
Fantastic atmosphere, story, and soundtrack; this was a fun game to play.
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Mordred the Goat
11.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
One of the best, most beautifully atmospheric games I have ever played. Definitely worth the price.
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HavK
9.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Interesting story, fun gameplay, great visuals and beautiful music (definitely one of the best game soundtracks in existans). Really nothing to dislike here.
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いい響きだな
10.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
i want to say this is the best game i've played
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