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Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. You'll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013
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“Somewhere during the journey you realize you’ve gained skills, your perception’s changed, and there’s a science to the way you navigate. It’s no longer about just making it through, but making it through well.”
9/10 – IGN

“Sure, you swap anecdotes - it is hard to play Spelunky without something brilliant happening - but the richer conversations are the ones where you learn about the deeper systems as they begin to poke through the skin of each person's experience.”
10/10 – Eurogamer

About the Game

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. You'll have complete freedom while you navigate the fully-destructible environments and master their many secrets. To stay or flee, to kill or rescue, to shop or steal... in Spelunky, the choice is yours and so are the consequences!

Key Features


  • "Roguelike" Platforming - Randomly-generated, fully-destructible levels are dense with danger. Quick thinking and a deep understanding will keep you alive along the knife's edge!
  • Fill Your Journal - Track your progress with a dusty explorer's journal given to you by Yang, your mentor from another age.
  • Local Co-op - Up to 4 players can join up to help or hinder in madcap cooperative play.
  • Deathmatch - Unlock 72 diverse, deadly arenas to wage battle in against friends or bots.
  • The Daily Challenge - Each day a new set of levels is generated for the Daily Challenge, a unique mode where you only get one chance per day to compete online against the rest of the Steam community.
  • A Colorful Cast - A roster of 20 squishy explorers (16 unlockable) are waiting for you to make their greedy dreams come true!
  • Tough Love - You're going to die in all kinds of painful, hilarious, and surprising ways. But with each mistake you'll learn more about how Spelunky works and get that much closer to solving its deepest mysteries!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8GHz or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or other XInput-compatible controller
Helpful customer reviews
335 of 399 people (84%) found this review helpful
435 products in account
8 reviews
282.1 hrs on record
The most reliably enjoyable game I've ever played. Still interesting and stimulating after hundreds upon hundreds of games. I basically recommend this to anyone, even if you don't like platformers.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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330 of 432 people (76%) found this review helpful
141 products in account
7 reviews
109.5 hrs on record
This isn't a game, it's a way of life.
Posted: December 23rd, 2013
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152 of 190 people (80%) found this review helpful
219 products in account
13 reviews
40.4 hrs on record
There's not much else to be said that the store page can't already truthfully tell you. This game does pretty much everything right in the areas that matter most. It sounds great, looks great, plays fantastic, and is surprisingly deep (no pun intended). If you want something you can just hop into and play for a little while (or a longer extended stay), this will satisfy that need easily.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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103 of 120 people (86%) found this review helpful
406 products in account
2 reviews
345.1 hrs on record
Spelunky is an exquisitely designed hybrid roguelike/platformer that is simple to learn, but very difficult to master. Often a single mistake from certain death, you must depend on your own skills and knowledge to progress through the procedurally generated caves, uncovering the treasures and secrets that lie below. Death comes often, especially to newcomers, but every death is a learning experience that improves your chances of survival in subsequent attempts.

Spelunky is a game that is simultaneously merciless and fair. Even with multitude of threats you'll face, almost every death you experience is preventable and the result of poor judgment or a lack of skill. All of Spelunky's mechanics and enemies follow a persistent and predictable logic, each element a tiny cog in a massive interlocking machine. Learning about the inner workings of Spelunky's world is necessary to venture into the deeper reaches of the caves.

Those that are looking for an easy game to breeze through should look elsewhere, but those that desire a game that will test their skills as well as the speed and accuracy of their decision-making will likely enjoy Spelunky. Like many roguelikes, the initial difficulty is very high, and may be offputting to some, but those that persevere will be rewarded with an incredibly satisfying game that has nigh-infinite replay value and keeps even experienced players on their toes.

Below is a short story inspired by Spelunky, which may give a potential player an idea of how the game plays and what I find so appealing about it.

/----After carrying both the valuable golden idol and the defenseless pug to the exit, I turned back to recover the shotgun that I had left on a perch high above, but partway through my journey, I felt a shiver run down my spine, and the air grew cold. It seemed that I had overstayed my welcome. Seconds later, I spotted the translucent spectre effortlessly slipping through solid wall, approaching me with single-minded determination. Having dealt with this ghost many times before, I was undeterred. I grabbed my shotgun and nimbly weaved my way through the twisted caverns as the sluggish spirit fell behind. However, as I neared the exit, something caught my eye: a lone supply crate sat at the end of a corridor, begging for its contents to be revealed. My desire for treasures overwhelming my senses, I made a dash for the crate, and within it I found a parachute. “Hardly worth the effort”, I muttered as I turned towards the exit, but as soon as I began to make my way back, I realized what a terrible mistake I had made. My unnecessary detour had allowed the ghost I had previously danced around with such confidence to corner me. I scrambled to blow open an escape route, but the walls that surrounded me were too thick, and the fuses on my bombs too long. Realizing the inevitability of my fate, I turned to face the approaching phantom and awaited its deadly embrace...

...And as quickly as I felt my life being sucked away, I woke up at the cave entrance, no worse for wear. After taking note of my own death in a dusty old journal and etching another tally mark into the nearby stone wall, I journeyed yet again into the mysterious caves below, tightening the grip on my trusty whip as the surrounding rocks and dirt shifted under my feet. “This is the one” I assured myself as I entered an abandoned mine with renewed determination and a newfound respect for the ghost that haunts the caves below. “I just know it.”----/
Posted: November 1st, 2013
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156 of 237 people (66%) found this review helpful
37 products in account
1 review
63.8 hrs on record
I think I have ragequit this game more than any other game, with the possible exception of X-COM. But I keep coming back.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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