Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.
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Very Positive (55 reviews) - 92% of the 55 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,687 reviews) - 96% of the 2,687 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014

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April 12

1.21.4 Steam Cloud Fix, Lilac in Runbow

Hello Chasers! We pushed out a small patch today that will hopefully fix the recent issues with Steam cloud synchronization. Hope it helps!

We also have some pretty exciting news: Lilac will be playable in Runbow for the Nintendo Wii U starting this Thursday! If you own a Wii U and a copy of Runbow, you can download her for free! The game itself will also be on sale for a special discount price.

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“Freedom Planet is an emotional, comedic and fun fast-paced platformer that will keep you on your toes and wary of incoming dangers.”
5/5 – Gamerscape

“Freedom Planet is well-written love letter to the sixteen-bit era, reminding players of the power of the action-platformer. Expect to be serenaded by the splendid soundtrack.”
81/100 – Tech-Gaming

“Freedom Planet is a criminally underrated game and a shining example of just how good a retro platformer can feel even in 2015...”
4.5/5 – PC Mag

About This Game

Freedom Planet is a combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragon girl and her friends against an alien attack force. There's trouble around every turn, from insects to giant robots to sheer explosive destruction, but you'll have a variety of special fighting abilities to blast your way through each stage.

As Lilac, you can use Dragon powers to whip enemies with your hair, spin like a cyclone, or fly through the air at high speed like a comet.
As Carol, you can bust through foes with a flurry of punches and kicks or summon motorcycles that let you ride up walls and ceilings.

Do you have what it takes save Avalice? Try the demo and see for yourself!

  • Dash across the celestial world of Avalice with boosts, bikes and other high-speed gimmicks to achieve the fastest time
  • Explore at your own pace to find hidden paths and treasures and collect as many crystals as possible
  • Help Lilac and friends save their world from war in an engaging Adventure mode with fully voiced cutscenes
  • Zoom through the stages without interruption or dialog with Classic mode
  • Battle tons of quirky boss enemies including giant robots, towering alien creatures and aggressive rivals
  • Discover five elemental shields that reflect specific attacks and provide cool benefits
  • Unlock special bonuses, including mini-games, achievements, artwork and music

**Future content is planned! We'll be continuously adding new features, and any future DLC we include will be free of charge.**

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon X1300/NVidia GeForce 6600 GT or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: We recommend trying the demo before purchasing to ensure that your system will run the game without errors.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Graphics: 4GB+ recommended
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Graphics: 4GB+ recommended
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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JPTrey
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
For all of its beginner mistakes, none of them detract from how ambitious, enthusiastic, and confident Freedom Planet truly is. It refuses to rest on its laurels for a second, presenting fresh ideas with reckless abandon. Do yourself a favor and try the demo, at the very least.
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MayDonutLover
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Product received for free
This was a wonderful gift from one of my friends!
The game is AMAZING, and I love the plot! Plus, it's easy to speed-run, but hard to master.
If you like Sonic-like games, this is the game for you! This is a TRUE nod to the Sonic franchise, and honestly, I think the sequel will be even better!
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earnest man ass festival 1503
76.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
At least for me, this game took everything that was GOOD about the original Sonic games and mostly ironed out everything that didn't really work, like the way those games did health, or the speed running aspects. This game feels like a really fun speed game without that having to factor into the way you play the game at all if you don't want it to. There are multiple characters who have move sets based on other Genesis platformers, the main character playing in a similar fashion to Sparkster.

The stages and the bosses are generally very well designed, and there's only one boss I can really say I don't enjoy the design of at all (the one in the thermal base), and that one isn't necessarily a a hindrance so much as it's a bit bland mechanically and far too easy in an already very forgiving game. That would be the rating I'd give for the difficulty: fairly forgiving as long as you're not going for time.

The story is very saturday morning cartoon cheesy. I'd say it's endearing about half of the time and slightly embarassing the other half, but if you like the description that the first sentence of this paragraph gave you'll probably find it okay. If you don't, there is a classic mode that almost completely removes cutscenes from the game, with the level design being straightforward enough to not warrant needing context anyways.

I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel.
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Cosmophile
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
This game pulls inspiration from a wide array of Sega Genesis titles, including Rocket Knight Adventures, Ristar, and, of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. The story feels like you're watching a cartoon TV show from the 90's. The music is gorgeous. The bosses are fun. I would buy it again.
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mech654
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Although the game has some rough edges. For example, there is no way to save during the level. Which is kinda annoying. Also I thought that some of the boss fights went on a bit longer then needed to be. But overall the game is pretty good. It is a cute retro platformmer that has an interesting mix of Mario, Megaman and Sonic influences. Caroll and Lilac are fun to play as. So, yeah go out and buy it.
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hey dude can you get me a water
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Its like sonic but not bad
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Stranker
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
I spent a long time debating with myself if I wanted to give this game a positive or negative review. If I could, I would give this a neutral rating. I'm going to be explaining my own experience in this review, so continue on if you want to know why I gave Freedom Planet this rating, then keep reading.

First of all, I don't even know why I bought this game. I played Sonic 1 and Sonic 2, but I didn't enjoy anything in Sonic 1, and tons of things in Sonic 2 bother me. I enjoyed what I played of Generations, but the control and length, along with my computer not running it well, made me return it.

So why did I buy Freedom Planet? Well, during the sale in June, I wanted to buy one cheap game, since I'm saving my money for a new computer. Freedom Planet was only $7.50, so it was in the price range (I was either going to get that or Stardew Valley. Obviously, I wish I got Stardew Valley instead. Maybe next summer). I saw a few reviews of the game, and it looked fun. My biggest problem with the Sonic games was the level design, so a different developer making a Sonicesque game seemed perfect. Shovel Knight is one of my favorite game, and I got similar vibes from what I saw of Freedom Planet.

So that's why I got the game. What were my initial thoughts? For the first few levels, it was a blast! The level design was solid, and Lilac controlled great. The soundtrack, while not mind blowing in my opinion, worked well with the game. There's also a section that changes the gameplay for a short time, and while I won't spoil it, it was my favorite part of the game.

Unfortunately, that's where my praises end. So what is my biggest complaint? The bosses. They are what got me to stop playing this game as I started playing with the extra characters. The fights felt lackluster, mostly with annoying patterns. While Freedom Planet is not a hard game, I could get through the levels with no deaths, while the bosses took me multiple tries. This is especially true in the 8th stage. The level is very easy, but the boss of that level has to be one of my least favorite bosses in any videogame.

Another problem with this game is the extra characters. The green character (honestly I don't reember the names) instantly turned me off, so I went to the one that can hover for a short time (again I don't know her name). She controls great, but her combat feels slow paced, since you have to slowly form blocks to throw at the enemies.

The levels also have their problems. They are VERY long, with some dull sections. I usually beat a level then stopped playing because I didn't feel like doing another long level.

With the long levels and multiple characters all going through the same levels (for the most part), the game gets repetetive very fast. For a comparison, Shovel Knight has multiple characters going through the same levels, but it does not get dull. This is because the levels are edited for each unique character, and the gameplay differences make the experience feel entirely different. With Freedom Planet, it felt like the same experience but the characters have slightly different abilities.

When I got to the 8th boss again with the 2nd character, I decided that I was forcing myself to play the game, and I wasn't having any fun with it by the end.

$15 is a reasonable price for Freedom Planet. If you are a Sonic fan you will probably enjoy it. There are a lot of fun moments I had with Freedom Planet, but it just isn't worth the dull gameplay and annoying bosses.
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BILLPC2684
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
ok so i got this game on the humble bundle charity sale and this is one of the best sega genesis recreation game :3
it's has really nice graphics and when i look at graphics it give me the feeling that i'm playing a game that was made for the sega genesis but when on a computer (i play this game with my gamecube's control)
and it's nice and smooth gameplay, i get always 60 FPS and the game's plot could have been worked out a bit more but besides that it's good, and the sounds remind me of sega genesis games, music is awesome and voice acting isn't that bad
i vote this game a 9.5/10 :D
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Seanic
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
i love this game really fun grate story grate gameplay to me it's amazing in every why you can thank of the only thing that bugs me is the forced laughing i meen there are a lot of thing that has forced sounding laughing but this just did it at time's where i was like please i love this game 100% but please give it a lot more emotion the talking can get over taken by music at times but there are subs on the screen so you don't have to worry about haveing to haer ever thing and the acting can get kinda meh to people but i am not really to picky about the acting but that's just me but if you like stuff like old school sonic the hedgehog and maybe some other games like that you should atless give the demo a try if you like the demo i am sure your going like the rest of the game it is amazing i beeten the game 3 times and loved it an hope that this game keeps getting bigger and bigger to the point that it's just as big as mario and sonic i also have a feeling that if this game gets to that point it may also be aboul to serpass sonic any ways i can't wait for the 2nd game to come out i am verry excited can't wait to play it any ways for who ever reads this thanks for tacking the time to read and i know my spelling may not be the best so i hope i did not give you to much truble on reading and all
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The worst gem
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
A pretty good StH-like game with an interesting moveset, soundtrack and overall aesthetics, you can definitely see the devs put a lot of effort into this game. I highly recommend playing this game in normal mode (it's on easy mode by default) cause it's pretty intense and you'll die a bunch but it doesn't feel too unfair.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
It's like playing the best Sonic game ever and watching a memorable 90s tv-show at the same time.
RECOMMENDED
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
In a way, Freedom Planet is to Genesis platformers what Shovel Knight is to NES platformers. It takes everything good from that era of games, and uses it as a foundation to build a fresh experience. It's fast, flashy, has great music and an adorable art direction. Both Lilac and Carol control tightly while having a great sense of momentum, and levels compliment this in a great way. Combat is a bit diverse, just enough to make fighting through enemies and bosses feel as fluid as progressing through a level does. The story may be hit and miss for some (I personally didn't mind it), but I don't think that is enough to detract anyone from enjoying this game. On top of cutscenes being skippable, there's also a "classic" mode that allows you to play through the game without any interruptions. Overall, Freedom Planet hits all the right notes, without ever overstaying its welcome.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
666.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I really love this game! The characters are great, The story was good, Gameplay was amazing! I don't really see any problems with this game, Got this game as soon as it launched from Day 1.

Lilac FTW
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
If bought this expecting a classic Sonic Experience. What i got though was something better. 10/10 would buy again
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
This game is great can't wait for the sequel
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I cannot tell is good like old Sonic games on Sega Genesis, but it is hella good game!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Love this game, Heard people talk about this whne Sonic Mania was annouced so I got it, So far I Like It a lot !! If you like Sonic games , long levels , Good story ( IMO ) Classic gameplay, You will love this game a lot, Planning on 100% this game. The levels take about almost 30 minutes each (depending if you haven't played them already or not) If you love all those things listed at the top Yes Buy This Game! :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
A pretty good StH-like game with an interesting moveset, soundtrack and overall aesthetics, you can definitely see the devs put a lot of effort into this game. I highly recommend playing this game in normal mode (it's on easy mode by default) cause it's pretty intense and you'll die a bunch but it doesn't feel too unfair.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Just completed the game and what a game it was, if you liked Sonic The Hedgehog and Sparkster on the Sega Megadrive/Genesis then this game is for you also the soundtrack is absolutely outsanding.

The level designs and pixel art are a nice touch as well as the voice acting and for a game made by fans of the platforming genre they have delivered on hell of a good game so i highly reommend this game you shall not be disappointed well if you love platformers you won't
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
The Stage 8 boss can combo you like it's a pro Smash Bros. Melee player on crack cocaine, resulting in many lives to be lost and many Game Overs to be had. This ♥♥♥♥face can go shove a rusted pole up its ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ until it comes out the other side and it can then go burn in hell. It would save everyone a lot of trouble if it did that.
11/10 would have to buy replacement keyboard and mouse again over a game about a furrys wet dream.

[EDIT]: Finally beat it after about 6-7 Game Overs to find that this little ♥♥♥♥ is only a Mid-Boss. Yes, a MID-BOSS!!! The actual boss of the level is miles easier than this guy but they were still a challenge. Oh and btw, THIS GUY APPEARS AGAIN LATER AS WELL!! Ok, he is easier than this first time, but he did manage to take many of my lives again...
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