Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (9,230 reviews)
Release Date: May 20, 2014

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"Supergiant remains consistent with a visually stunning narrative experience backed up by a surprisingly deep combat system. Short, but replayable."
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
89 of 110 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Played it. Cried. Played it again. Cried again.

Story: You're Red, a woman who lost her voice. She gets a powerfull weapon after nearly being killed by it. You'll fight to found out who were these people trying to kill you and what this weapon is for.
I'd like to tell more but I'm afraid to spoil so I won't :<

Music: The ost is just beautiful. Like I can't even describe it. It adds so much.. to the game. There's about 4 songs with Red's voice and I literally love all of them.

Graphics: You can judge them by the trailer I suppose, It's very colourful, detailled, pretty, awesome etc. Hnnnghhhhnnh.

Gameplay: You basically enter a fight, have the time to think about what skills you're going to use and how, you need some strategy. You have 16 different skills, you can use them on an active/passive or upgrade slot which means you can do a lot of fun and interesting combos, and have your own playstyle!

Overall: I just got a crush on this game AND DAMN THAT END HOLY **** I really didn't expect it, so much feels fiuezgfugzfuiezuifgzugfzigfiz.

Just. Play it.
<3
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77 of 109 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
The gameplay is awesome
The music is beatiful
The artwork is incredible
The story is great
So....why are you not playing this game right now?
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
Transistor is a sci-fi action rpg from Indie studio Supergiant Games (The makers of Bastion).

You play as Red, a famous singer from the city of Cloudbank. An incident occurs that leads you down a path of no return. In the process, you receive the mysterious weapon known as the Transistor and the powers that come along with it.

Gameplay consists of real time combat mixed with an optional turn-based system. At anytime during normal combat, you can pause the game to plan and queue up attacks. This proves immensely helpful when you face large numbers of enemies at once.

As you progress through the game, the Transistor gains new powers. These can be used in either active (attack), support (supplement attack), or passive modes. The level to which you can customise powers to complement your playstyle is one of the highlights of the game.

The visuals of the game are another strong point. The artstyle is stunning. Great use of colours and imaginative design bring out the vibrancy and beauty of Cloudbank. This is a city you'd want to save.

Voice acting and music is stellar. The soundtrack is atmospheric and easy on the ears, while the voice acting is filled with character.

The plot can be ambiguous but if you pay attention it makes sense by the end of the game.

The only downside is that a single playthrough lasts 6 hours or so. Some may find the $20 sgd pricepoint too high for that length, although there is a new game plus option that provides some replayability.

tldr: A polished, unique Indie action rpg albeit a little short. Highly Recommended
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33 of 42 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
I would pay to see a live performance by Red.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
hey bastion was pretty damn good there's no way they could make it bett-

oh wait hi transistor
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