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 (2,047 reviews) - 97% of the 2,047 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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September 28

Freedom Planet out for the Wii U on October 1, 2015!

That's right folks! We've ironed out the bugs, put Brevon out to pasture and called in the Chasers for another run! You can download the game off the e-Shop on October 1, 2015! If you previously downloaded the demo during the Nintendo Indies event, you'll get 15% off the retail price ($14.99)!

Thanks everyone for your support, look for us on more consoles in the future.

DLC is still in the works and will be provided at a later date for free to all users.

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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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“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
50 of 62 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.8 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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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Hey! You like Genesis games? You like 2D Sonic games? You like Rocket Knight? This game is better than ALL that. What Shovel Knight is to NES, Freedom Planet is to the Genesis. You will NOT be disappionted.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Awesome Gameplay!
Awesome Character Design!
Awesome Level Design!
Awesome Bosses!
Awesome Graphics!
Awesome Soundtrack!
Awesome Secrets!
Awesome Achievements!

meh... voice acting
meh... dialogue

8 Awesome - 2meh... +5 Glory from Mayor Zao = ???
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
199.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
I don't always write reviews, but when I do they are for AMAZING games. I originally bought Freedom Planet just for the soundtrack DLC, but I was wrong not to play it. After playing Freedom Planet I instantly fell in love with the game and would definitly pay for another Freedom Planet game. The music, easy controls, and game design all flow well together plus the fact you can play as fast or as slow you want in the game (At times). Makes a great speed running game. Go and get yourself this game.
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