Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op.
User reviews:
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Very Positive (177 reviews) - 93% of the 177 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,429 reviews) - 94% of the 18,429 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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Risk of Rain is an action platformer with roguelike elements. With permanent death as a primary feature, players will have to play their best to get as far as possible. Fight on a mysterious planet with randomly spawning enemies and bosses, either alone or with 3 friends in online co-op. With over 100 items at your disposal, you will find the tools you need to find the teleporter back home. Discover a myriad of randomly chosen stages, from the desolate forest to the frozen tundra.

The three main goals for our game are simple:

1. Design a game that is randomly generated every play-through, to keep replayability high and fresh.

2. Time = difficulty. The higher the in-game time gets, the harder the difficulty gets. Keeping a sense of urgency keeps the game exciting!

3. Be enjoyable, regardless of whether you win or lose. No more fussing with complex and non-intuitive gameplay patterns. Players should not blame the game for their loss!

''..joy comes from amassing items, gaining experience and watching your character evolve into a godly killing machine.'' - Joystiq

''This game is immaculate. The enemy design, the sound effects, the powers, the fights, all of it feels wonderful.'' - Eurogamer

"..a ridiculously compelling procedurally generated side-scrolling platform survivor-me-do, with multiple characters to play as, single and co-op play, and some of the hardest-hitting deaths I've experienced in such games" - RockPaperShotgun

Key Features


  • Engage in local and online multiplayer with friends and other players from around the world!
  • Play and unlock 12 unique characters, from the Commando to the Miner to the Engineer.
  • Fight through hordes of different enemies and bosses, randomly chosen by the game with random abilities and powers.
  • Get lost and discover 10 massive levels with different enemies, shrines, and chests on each one!
  • Recruit the help of a wide variety of drones, from missile drones to healing drones!
  • Unlock the lore of the game through the item and monster logs!
  • Unlock new items and characters through difficult achievements to keep the game fresh with each playthrough.
  • Save your best highscores and stats!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any Linux Distribution 2012+
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1+ Support, and recommended dedicated graphics card with 128 MB of RAM
    • Storage: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
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Dead_Eye
25.0 hrs
Posted: August 24
Risk of Rain has been a lot of fun for me and created a lot of great memories playing it with someone I really cared about. If you're looking for a platformer that can be challenging and has a bit of random loot drops which always make the game interesting and the changing level design on each playthough, with various boss battles. Then I highly recommend you give the game a try, you won't be dissapointed in what it has to offer.
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a 1-eye-duck
22.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
plot twist
there is no rain
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Mech
41.6 hrs
Posted: August 24
When playing Co-op, someone goes for crowbars and someone goes for Monster teeth, you'll have a good time. Also, don't let your friend grab lasers, you might need some eye laser surgery afterwards.
Also, also, This game is good, buy it.
Also, also, also, Hi. :D
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๖Hazel
47.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
It doesn't matter if you start as a melee, you'll end up ranged in the end.
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V7they
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 23
Good.
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Crz
23.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
9/11
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Negritis
4.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
a game getting hard if you are lazy? :D perfect
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NYCynic <Popular Geekery>
66.2 hrs
Posted: August 22
And so they left, covered in barbed wire.
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Schoolie McSchoolface
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
if you have like, I dont know, 1hr of free time, its werf
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Horcrux
55.5 hrs
Posted: August 22
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Product received for free
After getting 100% achievement completion, I still feel like I suck at this game.

This game is hard for all the right reasons; you may feel limited at first (given how everything in this game is in-game achievement locked), but the game starts you out with the easiest-to-use character and a basic set of simple items that help ease you into how things work.

The game says that it won't save your scores on the easy difficulty, but what it doesn't tell you is that you can still unlock things on the easier difficulty. Use this to your advantage and play on easy until you think you've gotten a feel for how the game handles (as well as unlocking a few things in the process), then put the game back on its regular difficulty setting and proceed to get obliterated in a brutal fashion.

For extremely skilled players (or masochists), there's even a hard difficulty setting, as well as collectible 'artifacts' that can be toggled to make the game even harder (or easier in a few cases).

This game is completely playable without a guide. However, should one feel inclined to seek advice (which is very likely), there are many helpful guides written by other players that go in detail about combat strategies, how to unlock things, and even just general advice for beginners and veteran players alike.

In conclusion, Risk of Rain is a 2D platformer where you're constantly fighting for your life while scavenging the land for items that passively improve your combat abilities in every way, ultimately reaching the end where the final boss is the only thing standing in your way between you and freedom. Good luck.
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
buy this masterpiece instead of No Man's Sky
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
The only game in which you can kill satan with a ukelele, a crowbar, and an egg.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
You want a hard as balls platformer with genuinely fun gameplay, as well as Binding of Issac style pickups and unlockables? Buy this game.

It has thoroughly beaten me up and taken my lunch money on more than one occasion. It will punish you, and you will enjoy it. Because you will restart, determined to do better than the previous attempt. It is extremely addicting, and as such, is fun as hell.
Every class has a unique style to them. Each has a TOTALLY different method of traversing maps, taking advantage of terrain features, and destroying enemies in your path. I love it. A LOT of unrecognized love was clearly put into this game, and a lot of love has already been recognized.

Get bored of the game for a bit? Burn out? Read the enemy and item descriptions as you unlock them.


Graphics: 2D. 9/10 for the little details, love'm.

Sound: 8/10. Some sounds are piddly, most are pretty great.

Music: 10/10. The music in this game will pull you INTO this game. It's repetitive game music, but it still has made some games intense as all hell.

Story: Uh... there is a story... right. 2/10, I forgot about it, but it is relatively unimportant to the gameplay to be honest, which is never something I thought I'd say.

Gameplay: 10/10. Your mistakes are your fault. If you die, it is because you have not yet reached the appropriate level of 'git gud'. Your mistimed jumps, misfired shots, and hestitation can and frequently DO get you killed. This is quite a skillful game, and is a lot of effort to actually stay alive.

Learn the characters, find out which one you like, then forget about it because you need to use all the characters to unlock all the things. I fell in love with this game very quickly, and it is a great way to spend either five minutes, or an hour, depending on how lucky you are that time.





Pro Tip: The Engineer is the best class. ;)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
And so they left, covered in barbed wire.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
There are few games I like enough to want to keep playing long after I've beaten it. This is one of them.

I've been having a blast playing it on monsoon with three friends over and over. It gets especially fun once you've unlocked the more interesting classes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
I love this game. The game play is fun, the music is wonderful and it trolls you when you die. It can be STUPIDLY hard, but that makes it even more fun. Unlocking stuff is a bit dumb. All in all, it is just amazing. If you want to buy this game, do it! Anyone i know who has played agrees with me.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
A really cool game, probably one of my most beloved games! This game was put really well together, with loads of items, game-changing artifacts and epic bosses! And even when i've have enough of dying over and over, reading the Monster and Item descriptions keeps me playing!

Another aspect that makes this game amazing is all the different characters. Every time I unlocked a new character, I was like restarting the game! with new skills, strengths and weaknesses. The multiplayer was really fun, especially with 4 people! I love stealing items

This game really is worth you money. 10/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
96.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
Quick entertaining game with a few levels and increasing difficulty the longer you take to pass each level. Great singleplayer or not as good multiplayer. Multiplayer only has local network option. Multiplayer has to be played with people who have played many single player games in order to have more characters unlocked and skill to stay alive.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Start the game. Get Killed. Repeat.
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