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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Very Positive (5,796 reviews) - 91% of the 5,796 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
29 of 31 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
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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41 of 53 people (77%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 29, 2015
Spleunky is 2D rougelike platformer where you play as a unfortunate brave adventurer out to die seek treasure underground. The game is full of enemies, traps, death, and secrets. Levels are randomly generated, so frustration replay value is guaranteed! Players can also screw themselves over use many items to help them out on their way to inveitable doom journey. The game is quite impossible difficult, and you may will fail every time sometimes. Despite this, Spluenky is a fun [citation needed] game for masochists everyone!

♥♥♥♥ this game. Recommended. 👌
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57 of 82 people (70%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
772.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
It's ok I guess...
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Spelunky is the best kind of game. Easy to play but difficult to complete.

It's a platformer where no two games are the same due to the fact that each level is created every time you start the game, and trust me, each game will probably not last you long. You have four pieces of health and getting hit will make you lose some, and there are a lot of ways to lose health (fall too far, be bitten by a spider or bat, maybe shot by a trap)

It comes across like a game "Ultimate" would have made in the mid eighties for the ZX Spectrum (like Underwurlde) you play, you have fun and you die, so you just get on with it and start again. Great fun!
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
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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