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 (48 reviews) - 89% of the 48 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (2,694 reviews) - 96% of the 2,694 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

Windows
Mac OS X
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    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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Discreet Noob
2.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
Sonic style platformer with strange anime vibes.
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aaronshivers
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
no
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TigerBloodMF
18.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
The best spiritual successor to Sonic the Hedgehog ever
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Meteor
20.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
So this game has a torture scene...
and it's my first...
10/10 would be kept up at night again
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Stranker
7.7 hrs
Posted: August 25
I've already reviewed this game once, but after playing Sonic 3 and Knuckles (For the most part. I'm far into Sonic 3 at the time of writing this review) I can see that Freedom Planet drew a lot of its inspiration from that game more than the other classic Sonic games. You play as 3 characters to go through (mostly) the same levels with the game focused on speed, and there are various shields in the game. Seeing these comparisons, I decided to come back and rewrite my review. Despite its attempts, many of the things that Sonic 3 does right, Freedom Planet does wrong.

First of all, the consistency. Freedom Planet has extremely easy stages. However, one you get to the boss fights, the difficulty increases by a lot. That's not to say the bosses are hard. They should only take a few tries. The problem is that the boss difficulty is not consistent with the level difficulty. The levels are too easy compared to the bosses. Turning down the difficulty makes the bosses easier, but it also makes the levels easier. This is because Freedom Planet focuses a lot on combat, and less on platforming. I think the game would be a lot more enjoyable if it had less combat and had a more consistent difficulty.

The second problem I had with the game was the dull levels. I'm going to compare it to Sonic 3 since that's the game they took inspiration from. Sonic 3 has detailed landscapes with many different paths, and memorable sections. However, Freedom Planet's levels feel uninspired and bland, making going through them dull. The long length of these levels doesn't help. This is especially a problem with my 3rd point.

The different characters. Similar to Sonic 3, you can play as 3 different characters to traverse the levels, each character having their own way of doing it. However, while Lilac felt great, the 2nd character (I can't remember her name, but she's the green one) had little mobility and was no fun to play, while the third one felt awkward to use since she relied on slowly making boxes to throw at enemies. In a game that should be focused on speed, this really drags down the pace.

All of this being said, while I am giving the game a negative review, I still think some people would want it. If you prefer the more combat focused gameplay of Freedom Planet, then you might want to consider picking it up. Unfortunately, I got bored during my playthrough of the 3rd character, and I stopped playing. In my previous review, I mentioned how I didn't like the classic Sonic games (1 and 2 at the time), and I was hoping an indie take on the Sonic franchise would feel fresh. While Freedom Planet lost me in my second playthrough, I am still interested in the sequel, and I might pick it up if it fixes at least 1 of the problems I have with this game.

I bought this game over Stardew Valley during the summer sale. However, I ended up making the wrong decision. I enjoy 2D platformers. Shovel Knight is one of my favorite games, and Kid Icarus is my favorite NES game. However, this game failed to keep my interest.

I'm going to repeat one thing I said in my last review. If Steam had a gray area for reviews, I would give this game a gray rating. I don't think it's terrible by any means. I just can't recommend it when I couldn't even bring myself to play through the game with all of the characters. If the game is on sale, it might be worth picking up. However, with what I've played of Sonic 3 so far, you're much better off picking up that game than this.
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FurrySnowflake
13.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
If i could, i'd give this game a neutral score, but i really can't bring myself to like it.
The graphics are nice, the voice acting was good, the sounds and music weren't bad, but i still can't like this game.

I played and enjoyed nearly all of the Sonic 2D titles, but this game was simply frustrating. Most levels you just have to blindly press forward and jump to pass, but at any point you can just find yourself stuck and either can't figure out where to go, or how to move forward. I'm not the best of players (died 161 times) but some bosses just seem to need way too much luck and perseverence to kill.
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[TDB] t0xic p0et
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Great old school platform fun. In a world of Call of Duty, this is like a refreshing moment of nostalgia. :D
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[New Home] Grand Master Dev
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Pros: Sonic before the 2006 apocalypse
Cons: Tails is big the cat
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KarliN
6.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
+) A very straightforward game.
+) Unexpected drama. Story was actually very interesting.
+) Easy Controlling.
+) Vast selection of difficulties.
+) I like how you can choose between two characters to play with.

-) It is straightforward but it can use a good map guide. I kept asking myself. "Am I going to the right way? You just need to go forward yes, but am I?"
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JPTrey
17.8 hrs
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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10 of 10 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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9 of 9 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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7 of 8 people (88%) 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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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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
43.7 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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