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:
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Very Positive (118 reviews) - 89% of the 118 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (5,798 reviews) - 91% of the 5,798 user reviews for this game are positive.
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 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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Xbox 360 controller or other XInput-compatible controller
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The Miner49er
( 229.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
Do you hate yourself? If the answer is no then spelunky is the game for you!
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Enter_nick_name
( 187.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I just only played it a couple of games and this is my experience so far I didnt shoot the shopkeeper. 11/10
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Duncan Hunter
( 22.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Don't let the cutsey asthetic fool you-- this game is brutal. Mechanics couldyou cleaned up, they seem a little unresponsive.
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Alex²a Č.( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Played deathmatch with friends,
no longer have friends.
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school shooter
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
i punched my monitor
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JosephMoonGolf
( 11.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Just get it because it is really good.
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Ray
( 21.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
I have never gone so ballistic on a game before. :steamsalty:
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Shaa-Li
( 40.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Great game!!! Probably the hardest game I've ever completed was heaps of fun! I found keyboard to be really awkward, gamepad ftw! 1 of the best 10/10.
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fiddle master kaz
( 61.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
when it said fun
i didn't think it meant go to hell
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Cyral
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
A brutal platformer full of secrets.
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TheIllusiveGreg
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I'm not sure why so many people think Dark Souls is the hardest game of all time when this game exists.
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DJ Retro
( 82.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
The funnest,hardest,greatest game to ever exist.Spelunky will keep you playing for hours until you're finished.Even then it's fun to grab a friend.Swoop, dodge, and dash your way through spelunky as you adventure through Caves, Jungles, an Icy Abyss,and the forwsorn Temple.Hell you might even enjoy finding the legendary city of gold and going to hell itself and back!Become the greatest adventurer to ever live now!

(Any rage implied will be of your own doing.You can do it "Yang" in there!)
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Pasternak
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Great game to played stoned
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{-TT-} TheParadox
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
It's an amazing game that keeps you glued to your screen for hours! I used to have it on my old steam account and I would spend hours trying to get to the end, and trying to get all the achievements.

This game is definitely a game that I would reccomend to everyone. It's fun, exciting, romantic? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Not so sure about that last one actually, but all in all, it's a fine piece of gaming that i would play for days on end if I could.

10/10 Rubber Chickens! (*KFC Approved)

*Krunchy Fish Carrots.
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𝔼𝕚𝕓𝕒𝕝𝕝𝕤
( 51.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
was about to beat my first run, on the stage right before olmec, when i used my jetpack to fly over a lava pit, only to get hit by an arrow trap that was not on the screen, and then fall right into the lava and die. sometimes i wonder why i still play this game.
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ダークナイト (Dark Knight)
( 88.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
In spelunky all you need to know is that you will die alot of times then you will win once and die alot again and win

potato out of 10 - would die again
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ben
( 59.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
This is my favorite game.
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momo
( 148.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Really addictive platformer. Definitely quite a difficult game at first, but it is one that you definitively grow much better at with practice. The randomized levels always provide a fresh challenge, and there's much more to this game than meets the eye. Lots of different levels to explore, and while it does grow frustrating at times, you will always want to dive in for one more run.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
One of my favourite games. Excellent controls. The perfect balance between risk and reward - it's always a joy to explore the levels even when death is lurking around every corner.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Hardcore platformer where you go down, not right or up.

You have to make decisions on the fly so that the 2 minute timed death ghost doesn't come out and touch you, but the levels can be reasonably completed in that time frame. They only get denser and more difficult as you go deeper. Again, that is helped by that on each death, you learn.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
One of my favourite indie titles. Not easy by any stretch of the imagination, but rarely unfair. A rogue-lite platformer filled with secrets and a variety of traps and enemies, backed by great visuals and an excellent soundtrack. A must-have!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
684.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Amazing roguelite platformer, just buy it right now.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
300.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
Harder than trying to finish Dark Souls with only one hand.

10/10 would die again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
there's no grand dad
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
arcade goodness and fun old school style

spelunky is a love hate relationship like most rouge style games. evil insta kills and quick tempered shop keepers can be reeeeaaallll laaaaame. but it's part of the fun. you kinda go CRAP I just died! THAT WAS SWEET!...

the VS is alot of fun. nothing like killing your friends with a boulder.

My favourite is playing CO OP. theres not enough games that attempt CO OP and alot that fail at it.
but when CO OP works it makes a decent game into a incredible game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
when it said fun
i didn't think it meant go to hell
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
59.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
This is my favorite game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Great game!!! Probably the hardest game I've ever completed was heaps of fun! I found keyboard to be really awkward, gamepad ftw! 1 of the best 10/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
56.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Spelunky is not just "another platformer." It's a really interesting take on platforming and the random nature of roguelikes. Random obstacles to get past for every run you attempt, Several game mechanics to learn and master, fun secrets to discover.. There's just so much to this game, and that's why I adore it so much~

Oh yeah, Blue frogs OP. O~O
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
88.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
In spelunky all you need to know is that you will die alot of times then you will win once and die alot again and win

potato out of 10 - would die again
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
If you're looking for a review on this game you've come to the wrong place, but if your looking for an outstanding pie recipe you've come to the right place.

Ingredients:
1. 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2. 1/2 cup white sugar
3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
4. 1/4 cup water
5. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6. 1 pinch salt
7. 5 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
8. 1 pastry for double-crust pie

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2. Combine butter, white sugar, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
3. Roll out half the pastry to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Place bottom crust in pie plate; pour in apple slices.
4. Roll out top crust into a 10-inch circle. Cut into 8 (1-inch) wide strips with a sharp paring knife or pastry wheel. Weave the pastry strips, one at a time, into a lattice pattern. Fold the ends of the lattice strips under the edge of the bottom crust and crimp to seal.
5. Pour butter-sugar mixture over top of pie, coating the lattice, and allowing any remaining sauce to drizzle through the crust.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and bake until the crust is golden brown, the caramel on the top crust is set, and the apple filling is bubbling, 35 to 40 more minutes. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Eat.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Spelunky. It's one of my favourite games, ever. Spelunky's immensely fun, some of the most fun I've ever had playing a video game. But that's not the only reason why it sits proudly atop my list of favourite video games like a smug fowl. It's soundtrack fits it like a climbing glove, the bright colours of this beauty visually dazzle you and it's charm is clear to behold. Some of the skill, precision and timing involved in perfecting your spelunking is beyond me. Like any rogue-like, however, death is always just around the corner. A run can go from you feeling unkillable, to the exact opposite. It's to be expected though, and for this reason, your success is amplified when you do strike gold and conquer this piece. Spelunky is a vibrant, mysterious and challenging rogue-like platformer that easily provides many, many hours of genuinely fun gameplay, on the Playstation version, I've succumbed to 15,000+ deaths in an attempt to rise victorious. This masterpiece is a definate recommendation to anyone even loosely thinking about picking it up. It's just marvelous.
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58 of 83 people (70%) found this review helpful
78 people found this review funny
22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Run 1 - What's the big deal, it's not too hard.
Run 2 - What are you doing you stupid zubat.
Run 3 - The shopkeeper can't do me any harm...
Run 7 - Stupid giant boulder, crushing my spine...
Run 346 - Nice, a jungle, what this tiki looking thing...?
Run 700986 - ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ BATS, STUPID ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ BATS!!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Having played the original quite a bit, I can definitley say this is a worthy remake/sequel or whatever this is. Co-op is good fun with a friend, especially with a mother. definitely would recommend, but try to catch it on sale.

Alpaca and Juicy are both ♥♥♥♥♥.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
125.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Lube based gameplay. For her and for him.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
1000 ways to die simulator.
I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this ♥♥♥♥ing game.
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
One of the BEST games in my library.
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