Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (182 reviews) - 96% of the 182 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (12,428 reviews) - 95% of the 12,428 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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Hipster Cat
( 10.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Love this game, love the story, the artistic style graphics, the music, the sound they all good. and the ending is just amazing. Worth it.
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ferranius
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Just for the environment and music is totally worth it. Further, I really enjoyed the gameplay and story.
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origamikiteboy
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
A great successor to Bastion.

The turn() system made the game more strategic instead of just button smashing, you can still button smash but it's not as efficient.

Finally, although it was difficult to pick up on what's happening at the beginning of the games, bits and pieces of what occured starts to be revealed without being overt, requiring you to string things together by yourself.
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mellopillow
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Everything about this game is one word. Beautiful
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Railgun
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
This art is a masterpiece
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Corn Rice
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
The art and soundtrack alone is amazing.
But even better we have Red.
The combat system is unique.
Such a great ways to spend your money.

Still waiting for the next Supergiantgames' awsome work
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Princemarioone
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Although I personally enjoy Bastion a bit more, This is an amazing sequel from supergiant games. From the music to the aesthetic I would put this game in my list of all time favorite indie games.
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cancer
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
bastion had repetitive combat, the developers listened and made transistor, and im telling you this game has one of the most customisable skill stystems and a combat that rewards you for doing just that ! every mechanic introduced in this game had a purpose (not that the game was full of mechanics or anything) and most abilities(skills) were important, some more than the others depending on your playstyle.

music is more than amazing, ITS INCREDIBLE

the atmosphere is really good even tho it got duller and duller near the end, but i suppose they did that intentually to show you that everything around you is going to ♥♥♥♥,or meybe they just got lazy who knows.......

the character designs werent amazing but werent bad either

the the story felt unfinished with is mostly due to the story starting with corruption, jealosy, conspyrasy and pain for its themes which the plot is closely tied to but near the end it turns into "guess whos gonna save the world?" the plotline about her voice just gets lost as if it didnt mean anything aaaand thats pretty much it, lovely game but definitely not a clessic, story is meh but still light years away from what video games are aiming for (graphics>gameyplay>dlc>skins>console ports>story).

buy it but you might want to wait for a sale or something..... just in case.



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therapeuticChicken
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Transistor is a piece of art. The story unfolds in such a beautiful way -- with great characters and amazing visuals and music along the way. 10/10
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Koopah
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Excellent. Pure gaming bliss. A great and concise story, bundled with intricate and deep gameplay. Tack on a truly enjoyable OST, and this is 100% an amazing game to experience.
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10 of 11 people (91%) 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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6 of 6 people (100%) 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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4 of 4 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 9 people (67%) 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
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I liked this much better than the other Supergiant games. It was really relaxing and I can't get the music out of my head.

It was a bit short however.
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1 of 1 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
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
If you liked Bastion, you will love this game!

Same premise, same developer, same awesome artwork, same in game action (with a slight twist with the 'tactical pause') and definately the same incredible taste in soundtrack.

Can whole-heartedly recommend this game to anyone!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful