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 (5,609 reviews) - 91% of the 5,609 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
Helpful customer reviews
94 of 133 people (71%) found this review helpful
145 people found this review funny
194.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
WARNING HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!!!
Side effects may include:
>Losing your job, girlfriend, hair, and mind
>Wasting hundreds of hours of your waking life on ever failing attempts to win
>No small amount of brain damage
>Fear of bats and store clerks
>Death
>Failing school
>Gaining a keen desire to become a spelunker
>Insanity
>And monkey murdering
10/10 where did my life go?
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
228.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
Spelunky is a hard (but fair) rogue-like platformer with endless replayability.
Simple but addictive yet very challenging,
Every death you have will seem unfair at first but can be avoided.
The first time you beat the boss it's one of the most satisfying things you can do in a platform game and when you beat the secret boss you will feel like a platforming god.
But the challenge doesn't stop there, you have no gold runs, speed runs, daily challengs and if your a real masochist you can try to do an eggplant run.
One of my favourite games of all time and easily worth full price.

10/10 would recommend to anyone looking 4 a good challenge or a great platformer.
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112 of 172 people (65%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
398.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
I hate my life
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
First played this when it was simple freeware with no Hell levels, and it has only gotten harder with its upgrading.
This game will drive you insane and make you hate everything on God's green Earth.

10/10 would die by shopkeepers again.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
159.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
This review recommends Mossmouth's Spelunky as one of the best-designed and best-executed 2-D platformer games of all time.

[. . .] As it stands, I would not only concur that Spelunky was the best game released in 2013, but I would go yet further and say that Spelunky is one of the best games I have ever played. To explain why, I will now compare Spelunky to the original Super Mario Bros. games. [. . .]

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