Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (245 reviews) - 95% of the 245 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,468 reviews) - 95% of the 12,468 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 (245 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,468 reviews)
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radshley
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This was an amazing game with a great soundtrack, well-written storyline, fun combat, and lovable characters.
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Thea Fails At Gaming
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Alright so. Real talk.

This game is really good. Just buy it.
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King Henreket VIII
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game was amazingingly linear to me, but the soundtrack was amazing, it was a good play at first, but then got a little dull for me.

Still really really liked the sound track.
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Shitlord
( 7.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This is an absolutely stunning and beautiful game, the soundtrack is very fitting and helps convey the story. The Story is just gorgeous and the combat is very intriguing and relatively complex compared to the more blant combat system Bastion had. This game relies almost only on combat, if you don't like it, you'll have a bad time. But if you like it, you'll probably, like me, come to call this game an artwork. The only caviat this game has, is that the story is only 4-5 hours long, there is a NG+ mode, called 'recursive', but motivation to play it through again may be hard to find, so maybe it would be best to buy this game in sale, even though it is, in my opinion, worth every penny of the roughly 20 Euros it costs normally.
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GodIsLove_LV
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
It's somehwat similar to Torchlight 2 and XCOM
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Greator17
( 12.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Breathtaking, beautiful game with awesome music and a great story. (-:
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the_lazy_duck
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Brillant artwork and amazing Sound Track. Gameplay is good too. Played it after Bastion and it's amazing.
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Yaranaikashy the Dank Memetron
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I dont understand it
10/10
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Bones
( 11.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This and Bastion and two of the best indie games I have ever seen. The only downside to this game is that it seems a little short.
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Lucio
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
This game is pure beauty. From the Story itself, the Dynamic Gameplay, to the Music, and not to Mention the tasty innovative graphics, this game is gold. A 10/10 for me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 19 people (89%) 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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18 of 23 people (78%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
An artistic experience more than a game

I know, I know... what the heck does that even mean...

Transistor's strength lies in the way the story unfolds. The plot (and its twists) are excellent, the characters brilliantly designed and the visuals are outstanding (pretty much what we've come to expect from Supergiant games after the much acclaimed Bastion). The combat is clever and good fun... but not ultimately what you keep coming back for.

And therein lies the one downside... the story is a bit short. It's not the fastest game to get into, and by the time you're hooked and going "hey, y'know what... this is getting pretty good" - It's actually drawing to a close. Slight shame, but still 10 very worthwhile hours (There is technically newgame+, but that has less appeal for me)

On the plus-side, at least the enemies also get stronger in NG+, so it's not like Bastion where you replay and just stomp everything flat with super-powered weapons. If you like the combat and challenge, that at least continues to deliver through the second iteration.

The combat itself is refreshingly unique. It's essentially about using Fallout-esque 'planning' time to compile devestating combos - combining strategy to an otherwise innocuous hack-and-slash. Throughout the game you acquire 'functions' which can basically be applied in one of three ways... as a 'move', to provide an added-effect to a move, or to apply a passive bonus. Bear in mind, you can only apply a function once and are limited to how many are in play - so there's a lot of variety to be had. You're encouraged to try out different combos (by unlocking backstory as you do) and the game is thankfully forgiving enough to let you experiment (i.e. there is no single 'correct' combo). It's fun enough but, as mentioned before, only goes so far in keeping the game interesting.

The gem is really the narrator again. Combining authorititive guidance with human touches of humour, emotion and vulnerability; it adds warmth to an otherwise (intentionally) structured, robotic setting. The part where he's spaced out is particularly entertaining (I lost it at "hey... that's not a bike..." and was too busy chuckling to realise I was dangerously low on HP).

If you enjoyed the experience of Bastion (not just the gameplay) - This should be well worth checking out
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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7 of 11 people (64%) 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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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
From the Makers of Bastion.
Brings you Transistor.
Get your brain blown away by the artstyle of this game
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1 of 1 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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