Discover the world of Transistor, a sci-fi-themed action RPG from the creators of Bastion.
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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

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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amazonevan19
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Transistor is a special kind of game. It doesn't tell you much of what's happening at first. Rather, it expects you to piece together the story as you go along, revealing bit by bit. The combat system is solid and with a lot of customization while not feeling too overwhelming. The strange, vibrant environments and characters are memorable. Though the story is not too complex, it doesn't feel worn but is executed very well. The only stickler for me is its length - the first time I played through this I didn't feel it was short, since I beat it over the course of several months. But in my second playthrough, its brevity was quite apparent.

Still, despite its length, Transistor is a solid purchase for its price (and especially if its on sale). Heartily recommended.
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✪Novaz˚
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Gr8 game m8. Gr8 story. Gr8 graphics. Gr8 music
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sonicmonkeypants
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
This game is so amazingly beautiful it's unreal.
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Natsurr
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Transistor, where even the chillout music is epic.
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sergeisnesterov
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
The art and music in this game are amazing. So is the voice acting.
The game play isn't super engaging and doesnt have the flash and depth i expect from modern games.

Its fine for the five bucks i paid for it on sale, its totally not fine for $20.
I played for about an hour an thought the gameplay itself wasnt super fun.
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xcption
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
I thought nothing could approach Bastion. I am glad to be wrong.
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Buryz
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Good story, good gameplay, good graphics, good soundtrack.
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Incognito
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
what are you waiting for ? buy this game right now

atmospheric with great songs. unlimited weapon customizings

things i liked:
- story line
- the capacity of weaponary called sword memory card (i loved that)
- the whole thing makes you feel you are really in an elecronic component. Transistor maybe?
- you can finish each fight casually or using turn tactics
- songs are difinitly great
- the dark environment with beautiful color contrast

cant say 1 thing i dont like about this game yet
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Discount Mango
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Its like bastion but with better music, deeper characters, better graphics, and better gameplay. The story is a little bit worse though. 10/10
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Sunlis
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Great story, inviting gameplay, and something that you can start and "finish" in an afternoon. I loved all of the abilities that you could make by mixing and matching functions.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Transistor has beautifully done artwork, amazing colour contrasts(most likely picked every single colour to create this game tbh) and an Action-RPG game of sci-fi futuristic metropolis that includes the story of gorgeous influential singer, a female protagonist called Red and the remarkable sword, the Transistor.


Game begins as Red wields the sword(transistor) stabbed in deadman and ventures deep into the metropolis to discover and resolve some mysteries. The story reveals in bits and pieces, its our job to put them all together to find out whats really happening and it was a bit difficult to figure that out.
The game is mostly about two characters, the guy trapped in transistor after being stabbed and the girl Red, which is more like romance between these two and to keep each other safe rather than saving the city.
Together they go after the group belongs to Camerata organization which, for no good reason, turns against Red to kill her but failed in process. As the game goes on we discover that the man trapped in transistor was the one who gave up his life to save Red from dying and at the same time Red lost her voice and couldn't communite at all.
The sword talks all the time and is the actual narrator in this game. He/it never stops talking to Red which at times annoyed me because i couln't concentrate on the story during the fight.
The ending is quite emotional and sad nevertheless sort of satisfying.

As for me, i liked the combat and gaining the new functions for the sword on every Level-up. I enjoyed destroying the machines and robots by combining various functions which come out as new combos to deal greater damage to finish them off. I always enjoy stories and hate killing but the phenomena was totally oppoiste in this game(idk if someone agrees with me on this but i must say combat and combos were awesome for me).
The game also has the Planning mode which makes it alot easier to make combos and attack afterwards. Planning mode has always been my fav!

This game is very beautifully designed, capital city, Cloudbank is the major place where the whole story lies. The atmosphere was really pretty! i loved it.

I thoroughly enjoyed the soundtracks and music throughout the game. More music and songs could be unlocked by completing the side actvities and various tests. All of the songs were really amazing, i must say Supergiant put really good effort creating them! Some of the songs were also sung by Red, she had pretty good voice and really nice songs.


To the verdicts! Well the game is masterpiece of artwork! amazing soundtracks, well drawn art characters and a nice story.
Pretty much worthy of 19.99$ but its nice to have it on sale.
I Profoundly recommend it!!!

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Well... I'm not very good at writing reviews, but here we go...

When had my first touch with Transistor i already heard some good reviews about this game. But when i started to play, and i was going deeper and deeper, i knew that this game deserve for those good opinions.

But let's start from the begining. Transistor is a typical arkade RPG, where we will try to find a previous users of the sword (Transistor) and try to discover the true Transistor's destiny. To do that we will have to defeat a whole armies of enemies which we will have to stand and fight with them. Yeah, fight system in this game is just great! We have a lot of various skills that we can combine with each other to gain a brand new skill! Isn't it just great? But let's go forward. Through the game i have made a lot of screen shots, more than i'm usualy making during a game, becouse this game have an awesome audiovisual layer, it's more like an art not a game. I love the songs composed by Darren Korb and Ashleu Barrett it just fit great in the game, i literaly can lisen a soundtrack a whole hours. The storyline is also a strong part of Transisotr, i remember that when i was finishing the game it felt like - WHAT? WHAAAT? Wow, this game is awesome!

Well... after all, do i recomend the game? Definitly - yes! One of my fav game so far. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
mmmmmmm....

Let me write some points about this game.

1. From the first i discovered this game from explore queue, i just fall in love with the visual graphic.
Woman protagonist + Fancy-Sword-a-Like Thing + Beautiful Background + (extra) the Title is so mysterious. Yes, i don't ask more for this, already great.

2. I already thought that this will be a-long-great game, reminds that this is RPG somelike. I excited.

3. I played for the first time. I confused. Then, i had mix emotion.

4. After a few days playing, i just got the rythm and start to feel fun of this gameplay. Battle system, the add-on thing, turn system. Yes, i have to learn that in order to feel the fun.

5. Already expecting for the long story of this game, this will be great for my next holiday break.

6. Duh. I finished it. Look at my play hours. Why is this so quick . . .

7. Still. This is a great game.

note : maybe the storyline is simple (until you got into some chapter), but the narrative talk is somewhat i can't follow it consistently.

I recommend it (plus if you bought in sale :) )
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
It's a beautiful looking game filled with incredible music, but the gameplay just wasn't doing it for me. While Bastion captivated me, I felt Transistor losing its grasp on me with each minute, until I finally decided I just wasn't really enjoying the core gameplay, and was merely slogging along to enjoy the story bit. It's not a bad game, but it wasn't the game for me.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Another masterpiece by this company which will leave you both breathless and impacient to get home and play.

As a huge fan of Bastion, I find this game just as pleasing, if not more, to play and complete. Nothing less than chills down your spine from the outstanding performance of the narrator as he pours emotions into you by simply speaking.

Stunning backgrounds, new combat system that keeps you suspended, amazing vocals and music. The story itself will leave you craving as you finish the game and realize the unexpected outcome. Nothing more to demand from this game than it not ending. ever. please!

Just finished it and experiencing the typical hollowness as I feel a part of me being taken away along with the credits. Hats off to you, Super Giant Games. Can't recommend it enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Nice game, fun combat, interesting story. 5 Hours. B
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Beautiful design and story telling. Combat could use improvement but worth the buy if it's on sale.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
If you're a fan of breaking your own damn heart, please, don't hesitate, buy this immediately.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
This game was gorgeous, and I mean by every aspect of it. The battle system was fantastic, the art was baffling, and the story set me in tears at the end.
This had me on the edge of my seat most of the way through, and I felt like I connected to the characters in a way.
But the tears, man. This had me crying more than the end of a Disney movie, and I mean it.
I have no words on how much I love this game - It quickly became my favorite game.
Everything was so perfectly done.
Thank you so much to the creators for this masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
a beautifully made game
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