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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,962 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2013

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"Straightforward and replayable, Spelunky is precision engineered to make death fair, funny, and a story worth sharing."
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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 This 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
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
82.7 hrs on record
i hate this game so much but i cant stoP PLAYING IT I DONT KNOW WHATS HAPPENING HELP
Posted: October 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
Shopkeepers need to calm the ♥♥♥♥ down, i only stole a pair of grubby boots FFS
9/10.
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
87.8 hrs on record
Amazing game with great replay value highly recommend it
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
37.9 hrs on record
I fine this game to be very fun and challenging game. I have only played it a little but I feel like that will change very soon.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
This is a must have game for pro gamers although if your looking for something casual you might as well leave now because this game is painstakeingly hard but yet so fun and addicting all I can say is that this game is truly awesome
Posted: September 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Let's see.

* Great platforming.
* Fluid controls.
* Very well-made sprites.
* Charming scenarios.
* Good replay value.
* Hard as hell, unforgiving, unfair and rough... And I love it.

I couldn't ask for more.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
333.4 hrs on record
The most addicting roguelike i've ever played.
Posted: September 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
This is one of the best games I've played in years. It's got a soundtrack that feels like it's straight out of an Amiga game, the controls are pretty nice, and the roguelike elements make this game replayable for hours on end. I highly recommend it.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
The original roguelike platformer, and still the best of the bunch.
Posted: October 12
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Very funny Roguelike 2d game with a local CO-OP.

Many different items, areas, traps and unlockable characters!
It has many hours of exploring till you know everything!

I'd give it a 9.8/10, but just 'cause I'm bad and the boss was to hard for me. xD
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Spelunki is like the best ♥♥♥♥ ever if you're into both platformers and roguelikes.
Posted: September 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
What could be said about Spelunky that hasn't been said yet? Yes, it's very hard. But yes, it's one of the most enjoyable games I've ever played. Thanks to its randomly generated levels, the replayability is almost infinite. What's absolutely delightful about Spelunky is that it's one of those "perfect" games. That means that you'll always know why you lost a game, and how you could improve. There are hundreds of tiny tips and tricks to know and discover, and the "secret" levels are always a joy to go through.

Spelunky can please the most hardcore players, but it also allows a more casual gameplay. People will either want to complete the game as fast as possible, or with the biggest amount of gold, or simply try and beat the final boss. In the end, what's the most amazing thing about this game is that you won't necessarily play it for its entended purpose (beat the game, deliver damsels, get treasures..), but rather for the journey you'll embark whenever you press Start.

Absolutely amazing game, I couldn't recommend it enough.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
256.0 hrs on record
Over 240 hours, 1500+ runs, I've completed this game a measely 12 times. This is one of the most difficult games I've ever played. The seconds are minutes and minutes are hours when you're playing this game. I've been to Hell once and I only just recently finished it under 8 minutes. This game hasn't gotten stale yet but it will make you feel every emotion ten fold.
Posted: October 18
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
When the arrow trap triggers from offscreen and ricochets off a wall
only to bounce off the ground and hit you in the face, you realize something profound.
Some things are just beyond your control.

Life isn't out to get you it's just randomly generating extremely unfair situations.
Kind of like Spelunky. Oh, and I hate this game.

10/10
Posted: October 20
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
187.8 hrs on record
Y'know, I've sank so much of my life into this game. And for what? I've accumulated a veritable encyclopedia of knowledge on this game just from playing it over and over and over again. I've beaten Hell twice in the time I've played. This game is very unforgiving, and a huge time-suck. But the satisfaction from completing this game still gets me every time.
Posted: October 17
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
174.4 hrs on record
Completely addicted to Spelunky <:3
Posted: September 28
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Do you save the damsel/damsman/dog in distress or do you carry your trusty rock to the next level?

The "Sophie's Choice" of videogames.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
397.7 hrs on record
HOW do I have 400 hours in this game? HOW!!!!

Still a great bloody game though and highly replayable obviously with a great and still challenging learning curve! An Epic indie title that is one of the defining new wave of indie games
Posted: October 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
84.4 hrs on record
gg
Posted: September 24
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
178.5 hrs on record
This game is rapidly taking over my life.
10/10
Posted: October 17
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