A hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment. Play solo or co-op in this adventure from bottom to top of Castle Hammerwatch. Kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through four unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and puzzles.
User reviews:
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Mostly Positive (31 reviews) - 70% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,658 reviews) - 90% of the 4,658 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 12, 2013

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April 1

Patch Notes for 1.32 (April 2016)

This is just a minor release with some bug fixes.

  • Starting game should no longer take a very long time when you're subscribed to many workshop items
  • Fixed multiple musics playing at the same time in custom games
  • Several crash fixes

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About This Game

A hack and slash action adventure, set in a fantasy pixel art environment. Play solo or co-op in this adventure from bottom to top of Castle Hammerwatch. Kill hordes of enemies with varied looks and features through four unique environments with traps, hidden secrets and puzzles.

Key Features

  • 6 different classes, with unique features and skills
  • Character development through unlocks and upgrades
  • Hard, medium and easy of course
  • Customize difficulty with several different modifiers
  • Controller support, supports various different gamepads
  • Multiplayer COOP, for up to four players, online, LAN and local
  • PC, MAC and Linux support
  • Mod and editing support, make your own levels and change other things to your liking

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.8
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 1.4 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Any dual core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.0 Compatible
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
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Recent:
Mostly Positive (31 reviews)
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Very Positive (4,658 reviews)
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Kaizen
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
bretty good
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' jL
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
For those who like dungeon crawling, this one fits well.
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Glenifir
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
♥♥♥♥ing tedous... sighfully simple... button mashing... tediusness. But for the low price, maybe buy a couple copies and play through the campaigns. it's worth exactly 1 playthrough of each campaign before uninstalling it and mostly forgetting about it. It has small moments of fun in between killing the same few mechanically samey enemy types for way longer than you'd want to,

it's maggots, flowers and bats for a whole ♥♥♥♥ing hour then skeletons,, turrets and MORE maggots for a whole ♥♥♥♥ing hour. the enemies are annoying, and the game is tedius to the point you'll want to outright quit. the game held my attention and showed diminishing promise aftyer the first 20 minutes.
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Personally Offended Populix
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
I've only played 2 hours so far and it is already a great game to play. Not bad alone but easier and more fun with friends, you can kite enemies and some of them actually take a little bit of strategy to kill! I like the classes, no one class seems overpowered in relation to another. I love the music too. It can get pretty hectic too. I'd say to pick it up!
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Joey Joe Joe
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
game is ok
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kuma
( 15.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I like it!
It's fun to play with friends!
I play it to calm down and have a good time.
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robertsjack16
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
I went into this game looking for a rogue-like dungeon crawler, but what I found out is that this game has tons more depth than I origonally trhought. It took me and my friend 7 adn a half hours to beat one of the story lines and I expect as much from the next one. This game may be lacking in the rogue-like department but it makes up for it with the flexibility to become a rpg depending on the level creator. I will sing plenty more hours on this game in the future. I would rate it 8.5/10.
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Monstro
( 138.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
it only plays like a normal dungeon crawler, there's no interesting gameplay in it. but it is still fun for dungeon crawler fans like me
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Aeloi
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Hammerwatch is one of those games that is oddly satisfying almost in spite of it's seeming simplicity. It's graphics while retro are quite appealing to the eye. It's music is not overbearing and suits the action. The gameplay is about as solid as it comes. This is worth every penny and is guaranteed to provide fans of castle runners and dungeon crawlers hours of fun. Watch me and a friend enjoy a multiplayer experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rkImWq3Pk
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ShogunV2
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Fun and charming little game. Very addictive and entertaining. I can see myself having many hours of fun with this title in the future. Definitely gets a thumbs up!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
For those of us old enough to have enjoyed the origional Gauntlet 1985 this is a pretty close clone! For those of you who aren't I need not pity you because now you can play Hammerwatch! Please note this game has no watches and no hammers!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
An addicting dungeon crawler, you'll find yourself pitted against waves, and hordes of enemies. Singleplayer is fun, though I belive the game gets better with multiplayer. Gets a little repetitive at times, but having your buddies come along can remedey that.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Really fun and entertaining Gauntlet-style game. Various classes to choose from. Contains 2 lengthy campaigns. Also supports Steam Workshop with a lot of interesting content to download for free.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Hammerwatch is a dungeon romp with characters that play quite differently, and 2 disparate campaigns. It's great, and I strongly recommend this to anyone who likes Gauntlet-esque games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
I've only played 2 hours so far and it is already a great game to play. Not bad alone but easier and more fun with friends, you can kite enemies and some of them actually take a little bit of strategy to kill! I like the classes, no one class seems overpowered in relation to another. I love the music too. It can get pretty hectic too. I'd say to pick it up!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
For those who like dungeon crawling, this one fits well.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Hammerwatch is one of those games that is oddly satisfying almost in spite of it's seeming simplicity. It's graphics while retro are quite appealing to the eye. It's music is not overbearing and suits the action. The gameplay is about as solid as it comes. This is worth every penny and is guaranteed to provide fans of castle runners and dungeon crawlers hours of fun. Watch me and a friend enjoy a multiplayer experience. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7rkImWq3Pk
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
138.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
it only plays like a normal dungeon crawler, there's no interesting gameplay in it. but it is still fun for dungeon crawler fans like me
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
197 of 208 people (95%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28, 2014
If you're looking for a retro style, dungeon-crawler game with roguelike elements, then Hammerwatch is the game for you. Either solo or with a 2-4 member party you hack and slash your way through 4 unique acts which have levels (and bonus levels) within them. New enemies are progressively introduced as well as having a boss level at the end of each act. There are five character classes for you to choose from (Knight, Wizard, Ranger, Warlock and Thief) and each character has its own unique trait specific to its class.

With all of the above being said, the game can be quick to get repetitive unless you switch it up often with the characters and the pre-game options. (Such as, shared mana pools, no hp pick ups, no extra lives etc.) I found the game to be most fun when at its most challenging. However, even though the game is repetitive, you can definitely burn quite a good few hours with it: I've played around 60 hours and I still plan on playing more.

Another problem I encountered is more of a community issue. Unless you have friends who want to play with you already or if you happen to be lucky at a certain time of day, jumping into a random game doesn't often get you very far. People are quick to just kick you instantly - which once or twice isn't so bad but I've actually given up on playing the game completely on a number of occasions because everyone that was online just kicked me. However it's not all bad, as I have made quite a few good friends that I wouldn't have had before without this game.

I recommend this game to anyone wanting a fun dungeon-crawler to play that you can enable or disable the roguelike feature at will.
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260 of 296 people (88%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
I picked up a four pack the other day and tossed the extra copies to my friends. At one point about two hours in we found ourselves in a situation where we had to deal with one of those lurkers that shoot spikes from the ground. To give our ranger the space to kill the lurker we needed to clear away all of the giant worms that were guarding it. Our thief ran in, threw his knives to get the worms' attention, then ran back around the corner where my paladin was waiting. As the worms circled around the corner to chase our thief they ran into my sword, and while a couple managed to poison me, our priest standing behind me had his healing beam running to keep me topped off. We killed off the horde and the ranger gave us the all-clear that the lurker was dead and the rest of us joined him in the lurker's lair to clear out to the booty.

It was at this moment I said over voice chat to my friends, "This game is awesome. Do you want to know what dungeon-crawler I believe Hammerwatch is ten times better than?"

My friends responded "Diablo 3?"

"Yeah, Diablo 3."
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