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.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (1,947 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 21, 2014

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"A 16 bit, Sonic the Hedgehog inspired game, featuring large expansive levels, fully voiced story, and an amazing soundtrack. This is NOT a Sonic clone!"
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August 14

Hotfix Update for 1.20.4

  • Fix for multi-monitor setups, so you can go fullscreen on other monitors. Uses exclusive mode on the primary display, borderless on others.
  • Fix for the controller config, where only the left analog stick was allowed to be set.
  • Steam overlay "smear" should no longer show on the black parts of the window.

These are currently only for Windows, but will also be updated for Linux/Mac soon.

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July 30

1.20.4 Update Notes

Ahoy! We're preparing for another update to the Steam version. It's available in the beta branch at the moment.

To access the beta branch, right click the game in your Steam library and select Properties, then select the BETAS tab.

General Fixes
  • Platform movements in Thermal Base were choppier than usual, this has been remedied.
  • In the Relic Maze cutscene before the truck section, the claw would slowly rotate, this has been adjusted.
  • Pause glitch in Trap Hideout fixed.

  • Black/white screen after "Steam overlay" appears possibly fixed.

  • Switched the graphics runtime to D3D9. Should fix issues with Steam overlay and very old GPUs.

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.3 or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz or better
    • Graphics: 4GB+ recommended
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.0 GHz or better
    • Graphics: 4GB+ recommended
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
375 of 489 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Literally blows all Sonic games out of the water.
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85 of 90 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
This is an excellent game that reminds me of so many of the awesome Sonic The Hedgehog games and other great platformers of the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis era. I got to Stage 3 and decided this game deserves a honest review from me.

First off, the controls are really tight and well balanced to the character's abilities. At the end of each stage you get a boss fight that is fun but not overwhelmingly hard. I also get to collect items that give extra lives and so on. You even have a similar ability like Sonic but it works a little different.

Overall this is the most addicting platformer I have played in a long time and I will be happy to give it my two thumbs up. Buy this game and play it with a smile, it's that good! :)
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
While Sonic The Hedgehog is now little more than an online joke, Freedom Planet's Lilac and Carol are (or should be) taking the spotlight for retro-esque fast-paced platformer. The game's great in some areas and poor in others, while not being as memorable as the 8-bit wonder of Shovel Knight or as popular as Five Nights at Freddie's, this is one of those underrated gems that's just a little too overlooked.

Gameplay: 9/10: If you're familiar with classic Sonic The Hedgehog, you'll be fairly familiar with Freedom Planet. A fast-paced platformer with multiple characters to choose from with their own unique talents to add more versatility in the game. The controls themselves are fluent for the most part, only having a minor issue with the ends of jumps (Though this is only really apparent in a level outside of the main game itself). The difficulty itself isn't too bad, though the difficulty spike really ramps up specifically at the Stage 8 midboss, onwards. The bosses are cleverly designed and get rightfully more difficult as the game progresses, requiring you to use different strategies with your character. My only real complaint are the powerups, consisting nothing but shields, shields, and more shields.

Graphics 7/10: The visuals in the game are very appealing, especially for a 16-bitish game, and most of the character designs are great. Not just the characters, but the stages are also designed very well, which is where a majority of my praise comes from, going through temples in one instance only to be traveling through a supermarket filled with baddies the next. Admittedly though, Quite a few instances feel very oriental, which throws me off of the otherworldly experiance. Knowing this is taking place on a whole seperate planet and I can't think that these sentient species decide to have their culture similar to that of Earth's Asian cultures. Call it a nitpick as well, but I can't see an alien culture heavily similar to our own.

Story 5/10:The worst thing about Freedom Planet is the story, voice acting, and character developement... Respectively. While there are a couple good voices and originality put into the story, it's overshadowed by the sub-par voices and Clichés. Your characters don't go too far from being tokens, the main 3 playable characters being a good example (Lilac=levelheaded heroin, Carol=hot-temptered but a softy on the inside, Milla=heavily shy and emotional, opening up to previously mentioned characters). The story itself is passable, and you're free to select "classic" mode to ignore most of it.

As for the voice acting, a majority is tolerable with the exception of Spade, who's... Cringeworthy for having the "edgy emo kid" tone, similar to Shadow the Hedgehog but a little more "amateur-ish". Torgue's doesn't fair well either simply for having little emotion for a vast majority of the game along with a slight scottish accent, subtle to the point where can't really tell if he's got one or not. I can't ignore the voices that aren't bad at all, like the Magister's, Lord Brevon's, and the Dragon Scientist's.

Sound 8/10: The game's soundtrack is great overall, with a few hiccups here and there. While most tracks are great like Relic Maze's, Dragon Valley, Thermal Base and more, there are few duds like half the Dreadnaught themes that I'm not a fan of. The main theme of the game however is one of the best in it, which just amps you up to hear more of what the soundtrack has to offer. By no means is this the sound quality of Shovel Knight, it's still worth a good listen!

The game's flawed, yes, but even if you're not much of a fan of Sonic, you'd probably still like Freedom planet. It's not as fast-paced as Sonic, but that's easily countered by the special traits each character has within their abilities. As for the Sonic fans themselves: If you've wanted some resurrection in the series, Freedom Planet isn't that- It's a reincarnation.
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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
00:00 - Let's pick a random game from my unplayed games section
00:05 - oh no another wannabe retro sonic-clone
00:15 - well actually the gameplay is not that bad, let's play some levels

Absolutely fantastic game! <3

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18 of 18 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
40.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
It's the Sonic Game you've always wanted. Story is a bit cliche, but nothing too dull to bore you.
If you really hate stories and want to get into the action, there is a 'Classic' mode, where you don't have to watch the cutscenes.

In my play-through of the game, I chose Lilac. Here is an overview of her character;

Lilac (the purple one) is a dragon-girl (don't ask me why, I don't know either).

Playing as her is fast-paced. You'll be relying on her special ability; 'Dragon Boost' (think Sonic Dash) to gain maximum speed and fly past enemies. Double-jumping gives you a helicopter-like hover/spin, allowing you to jump further, fall slower and deal lots of damage if you time the attack right. Holding 'down' as you perform this attack will have Lilac spin downwards (or along the ground), this can be used more for combat. Lilac also has close-melee attacks, like an upper-cut, downwards kick and a hair whip.

Carol (the green one) is a wild-cat.

Carol plays slower than Lilac, expect more fighting than running. Her attacks deal more damage, but, once again, you'll have to play completely different compared to Lilac. I haven't had as much play-time as Carol, but I'll give you a quick run-down;

Carol's special is a 'Wild Claw' attack. Simply holding the special button will shred anything in her path, easily taking out all. Double jumping will instead of gaining height, perform a 'pounce'. Time it right and you can do a quite bit of damage. This also leads on to Carol's wall-jumping ability, as well as the jumping pads scattered around the map. Standing on one of these pads will let Carol defy gravity, jumping from pad-to-pad, often upside-down. These pads will let Carol access areas Lilac couldn't, or maybe even provide short-cuts if you're into speedrunning.

There IS a special third character, although I haven't had any playtime as her so I can't say much.

If you're a platformer, I HIGHLY recommend this game. Like, it's REALLY good. REALLY, REALLY, good.
Just go buy it already.
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