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.
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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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IAmSolo
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Why I disliked Spelunky:

The tutorial was just time consuming, and they could have simply put the same signs in the first area.
The shopkeeper is overpowered to begin with, and sells you pretty much junk.
Controls are very weird and awkward.
and etc.

Pros

-Lots of content
-Very Detailed
-Nice Graphics

Good And Bad:

-Very hard
-Requires lots of observation

Cons:

-Weird Controls
-Too difficult (at least for me)
-Very time consuming
-Unforgiving

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Suitcaser
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Best roguelike platformer ever made, even better with frozlunky (google it), enabling co-op mode over internet.
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JerkDouglas
( 46.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
BEGRUDGINGLY FUN.

I BEGRUDGINGLY RECOMMEND IT.
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Duo34
( 132.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I hate this game, Highly reccomend.
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Merlin
( 198.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
When I first got this game I though that it would be like the other casual games I have sitting in my library that I played for 2 hours and then got tired of. Not this one. Spelunkey has the most replay value of any single player game I own, and thats not including the multiplayer portion. There is also multiplayer which is fun as well. In the beginning it will take everything you have to survive the first level and everything will seem completely random, which it is. As you progress, however, you will realize that there are patterns in the terrain and you will be able to start predicting where things will be. The game does a good job of giving you goals that you can meet with your skill level no matter where you are in it. First you will try to make tunnels and win that way. You will think that the temple is the hardest thing you have to face but getting there is a challenge in itself. When you beat the game using shortcuts you will then want to complete it without them. Then you will try to get to the 5th stage. I won't spoil it here but you can look it up if you're interested. I frequently play spelunky while listening to a podcast because once you get the hang of it you can do most of it automatically, but its still fun, and there are still challenges.
Bottom line: get this game, you won't regret it.
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pcgneurotic
( 136.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I love Spelunky. I find it to be hugely addictive, partly because it taps into the simple, colourful pleasures of the arcades and the 16-bit era of my youth, and partly because the game is so beautifully and precisely polished mechanically. But behind the simplicity and the chunky little graphics there lies a nest of evil and cunning, designed to torment your soul and turn your hands into sweating, controller-shaped claws. Each game of Spelunky is an exercise in unpredictability and randomness, and beating it does not mean that you have mastered it, or even really completed it, only that you beat it on that particular run. It’s OG gameplay in the old-skool playground, and your knees are going to get scraped.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes games that are easy to pick up but hard to master. The different modes and randomisation mean that Spelunky has almost infinte replay value, and at 15 Euros you just can't argue with that.
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s1mity
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I THINK YOULL LIKE BUT I GIVE UPED BECAUSE OF 1 DEATH REASTART THE WHOLE WORLD WTF
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DatZambie
( 252.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Great game and insanely hard love it still, THROW YOU MONEY AT THIS GAME.

P.S. this game to me 200 hours to beat the normal mode.

P.P.S. i still have not bombed king yama's ugly face.
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BloodyBane
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Don't. Ever. Go play Dark Souls.
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Deadpool
( 78.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
Let me prefix in saying if you like challenging rouge-like games buy this don't even wait for a sale go find a key anywhere and buy it but if you are someone who rage quits a lot this isn't the game you would play often. Now time for my review: "Spelunky" One of my Favorite games in all of video game history, the first time I ever played Spelunky was on the Xbox 360 and I only bought it because of a Xmas sale that lowered the price to $2.00 and seeing how I am a sucker for buying games on sale I picked it up and started playing it. I instantly fell in love with it the concept, the difficulty, the countless Deaths I ammassed before even getting remotely getting good at it. This game is excellent in my opinion the only thing that I had a troubles with was every person I would show it too would never want to play it because of how challenging and that's why Online would make this game even better Spelunky is a super challenging amazing co-op game that I wish I could just play with other people who love it as much if not more than I do. I would give this game a Tenouttaten without a doubt I only hope they make a Spelunky 2 if they could add Online Co-op and some better mod support it would surely turn some heads. But all in all we have the Developers to thanks for the Masterpeice that is Spelunky.
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Chase
( 40.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
If you haven't played this game please do so! I've been playing since 2009 (Spelunky Classic v 0.96)
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Shitty memes
( 66.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This game is truly a masterpiece. If this was another game I'd be cautious with my review, but this game is completley random with its enemy spawns, gold spawns, item spawns, etc. This is a must get, and is defintely worth the 15 dollars, so much replay value in this underrated gem.
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Jay2a
( 270.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Are you trying to make me cry?
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ilchOoZETBG
( 38.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Spelunky, my favorite game this game is soo cool the phisics are awelsome the graphiks are good this has potential I want a movie of this game it will be great !!!
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MarkerThorinius
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
I love this game so much.
I was better at the classic version, but this upgrade is awesome.
Would recommend to anyone.
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TaterCat
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Even though it's so hard, it feels so rewarding even when you make it out of the mines. Yeah.
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FRED CRUZ ISNT THE ZODIAC KILLER
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Great if you haven't played the original freeware version. I enjoyed the original more, but the dev is a talented dude and deserves support on the paid version.
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NickVee
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
I swear i'll make it past level 2-2 soon...
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[TF4] ibyoshi
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
It's an intresting game it is quite challenging only made it to world 3 i suck XD
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blargh!
( 288.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Spelunky is awesome!!!!! I think one of the things I like most about this game is the interactivity between all the elements in the game, truly creating some unique situations.


Plus you can destroy the King of Hell and then die to a bat bite.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
228.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
If you like even remotely the "Roguelite" games, you can't let go this Masterpiece of the Genre (in my opinion the best one). Superb gameplay and mechanics, great graphic style and soundtrack, and an almost-infinite (no kidding) longevity.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
132.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I hate this game, Highly reccomend.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
299.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Almost 300h ingame. Knows tons of things about the game and calls himself experienced spelunker. Still dies almost every try to random stuff.

Always comes back to die again. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
BEGRUDGINGLY FUN.

I BEGRUDGINGLY RECOMMEND IT.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
198.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
When I first got this game I though that it would be like the other casual games I have sitting in my library that I played for 2 hours and then got tired of. Not this one. Spelunkey has the most replay value of any single player game I own, and thats not including the multiplayer portion. There is also multiplayer which is fun as well. In the beginning it will take everything you have to survive the first level and everything will seem completely random, which it is. As you progress, however, you will realize that there are patterns in the terrain and you will be able to start predicting where things will be. The game does a good job of giving you goals that you can meet with your skill level no matter where you are in it. First you will try to make tunnels and win that way. You will think that the temple is the hardest thing you have to face but getting there is a challenge in itself. When you beat the game using shortcuts you will then want to complete it without them. Then you will try to get to the 5th stage. I won't spoil it here but you can look it up if you're interested. I frequently play spelunky while listening to a podcast because once you get the hang of it you can do most of it automatically, but its still fun, and there are still challenges.
Bottom line: get this game, you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Good game to play with friends! Harder than you think it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
This is probably in my top 3 favorite games of all time.

The controls are tight, and the randomization of runs is good enough to where no one run quite feels like the last. I've also never been able to call BS on any run, since 99% of situations and dangers can be defused, even if your luck is ♥♥♥♥. After a while, you get a muscle memory for little details such as what kind of jumps are achieveable, how sprinting can be used to your benefit and detriment, among other things. There's many little secrets and strategies which I think are best left unsaid, and are a joy to find yourself. I've only beaten the game once the normal way, yet I still keep playing again and again to do better, to pull off daring manuevers, to become better and better, and then die instantly due to my own idiocy. I love it so much.

The music in the game is quite nice, although I wish some tracks would play more often such as the chiptune inspired track in the mines. The enemy variety is great, my favorite one is the the Anubis. Also, unlike what most people say, the game is very manageable on keyboard, you only need the arrow keys, and they zxas keys.

I love all of the traps. I love how shopkeepers function. I love sacrificing my health damsel. I love dieing cause I suck at ghostrunning. Confused on what I mean in the last parts? Play the game to find out.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
It's an intresting game it is quite challenging only made it to world 3 i suck XD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
136.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I love Spelunky. I find it to be hugely addictive, partly because it taps into the simple, colourful pleasures of the arcades and the 16-bit era of my youth, and partly because the game is so beautifully and precisely polished mechanically. But behind the simplicity and the chunky little graphics there lies a nest of evil and cunning, designed to torment your soul and turn your hands into sweating, controller-shaped claws. Each game of Spelunky is an exercise in unpredictability and randomness, and beating it does not mean that you have mastered it, or even really completed it, only that you beat it on that particular run. It’s OG gameplay in the old-skool playground, and your knees are going to get scraped.

I would recommend this to anyone who likes games that are easy to pick up but hard to master. The different modes and randomisation mean that Spelunky has almost infinte replay value, and at 15 Euros you just can't argue with that.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I THINK YOULL LIKE BUT I GIVE UPED BECAUSE OF 1 DEATH REASTART THE WHOLE WORLD WTF
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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
316.9 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
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpXOdRt3QVY&list=PLp47VywvC3bE-bHp7tLvAk6CHnaTV9_le&index=20

Too long; didn't watch -- Spelunky is a super fun, super challenging platformer that offers infinite replay value thanks to its procedurally generated levels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
This is an incredibly difficult game, but so good at the same time. You will want to play it over and over and over again. Your deaths may often seem unfair, but that fuels the desire to play again even more. Anyway, the game itself is a randomly generated platformer with treasure and monsters to find and deal with. The art style is good and the music/sounds are all fine. The goal is to get from the beginning of each room to the end of each room while getting the most treasure and not dying.

Pros:
Good art
Very challenging
Infinite Replayability
Good music

Cons:
Controls are just a tad wonky. Not awful though

Overall I would give this game a 9/10. It is a great game if you want a challenge but don't have the time for some big title games. The price on it is good, but I'd suggest a sale. Also, I think the original GameMaker game is free on the internet, so try that out before buying this one to see if you would actually like it.
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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
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
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
61.7 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
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Had game on Xbox 360

Almost beat it

Brother gets rid of his Xbox

Buy it on PC

Get shortcuts and to Olemec in record time (for me)

Kills self with own bomb

10/10 would bomb again
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