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:
Recent:
Very Positive (387 reviews) - 92% of the 387 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,315 reviews) - 94% of the 18,315 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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Very Positive (387 reviews)
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Sir Thomas The Great
( 110.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
only request is that risk of rain does what terraria did and link the multiplayer through steam to make connecting easier. The rest? Absolutely ♥♥♥♥ing sublime! 420/10 would commit space genocide again
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Super Drunk Guy
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
i live in texas, so there is most likely not a risk of rain.
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boi
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
My friend came over and accidently saw me play it which was about an hour in:
"What. The. ♥♥♥♥ is that?! Are all those numbers damage? What's even happening?!"

and then he nearly got a seizure. Fun times.
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Sans the Sleepless
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
it's raining gold coins; i suspect change in the weather!
risk of rain is an interesting 2D survival game that is set on a foreign planet as you play as the crew of a stranded spaceship. the game design is wonderful, the music is captivating and the gameplay is absolutely addicting. my one and only complaint is that it's a bit difficult to connect to friends to play online. the best way we've found so far is to use hamachi to bypass some of the weird connectivity issues. but it's really not that big of a deal, seeing as it didn't take us long to remedy the problem. however, this game is best played with friends. it's difficult to beat the campaign with no body to back you up!
anyway, i've only done a total of three runs with my friends so far, but i can't wait to try out the other playable characters. i recommend this game to anyone who's even remotely into survival games.
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Fabio
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Frenetic, unforgiving, but ultimately the most fun you'll have for a while.

You may need third party software for multiplayer, though.

Edit: Aparently an idiot said third party software such as hamachi/evolve/tungle is not necessary to play online. Unfortunately many of us don't want to manually open router ports in order to play online and host a match. This is a requirement for those facing this situation.

Proof (guide to host with hamachi as an alternative to open ports): http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194047418&searchtext=hamachi
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maxattaq.9
( 75.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
this game is by far the best game i have played
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Magic
( 16.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i sold expensive games to buy this and i would do it again
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不破 氷菓
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
The first time I played I was insanely confused and left it alone for quite some time. When I came back to it after watching some playthroughs I realized it's actually really fun, I've only spent about 8 hours and just now 'beat the game'. But I can say you'll most likely spend your time thinking that the hardest part is getting through each stage before you reach some chaotic difficulty.

That isn't the hard part though. I'd say play the game and be sure you have patience and learn to master a character fast, becacuse hell, was that one crazy final boss. And technically, I'm still haven't completed the game yet. I'm only 15% of the way through! I
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SacrificialGrahamCracker
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This is probably one of the better rogue-likes out there. Difficult gameplay, not so difficult though, that it loses what makes it fun. Takes a little time to get used to. Would 100% recommend a controller, but that's just me. It's an overall great game to play with friends!
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StereotypicPepe
( 17.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
pepe is amused
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
134 of 172 people (78%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
30.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Pros:
* High difficulty
* Procedurally generated
* Pixel art

Cons:
* High difficulty
* Procedurally generated
* Pixel art
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Good indie game, best played with friends
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
754.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I have played this game a lot and I have to say its amazing if this game is on sale buy it if it isn't on sale buy it.This game is fairly easy once you learn the controls and how to prioritize your time because when playing on harder difficulties time management becomes important because as you spend more time in game the difficulty increases and if you spend too much time grabbing items you will eventually die. But once you get to a certain point you can literally stand go pop some popcorn grab a coke (or some Mtn Dew if U MLG) and watch as your enemies fall before you and you start raking in the dough. One thing that I do not like about this game though is the local co-op. While it is fun to play the screen doesn't split so when you try to go away from your partner you can't see yourself. So I would like to see a dynamic split screen where when go farther away from your partner the screen splits in half between you and when you get close enough you share the same screen (kinda like the new lego games). This small adittion and being able to see your items while playing co-op would make the game much more fun to play




TLDR: This game is awesome buy it
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
82.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
One of the best Indie Games i ever played.Its a rogue-like game with a simple and short Story.You have a Cargo Ship which get shot,crashing on a mysterious Planet with one Survivor,you.At the beginning i didnt understand what to do,i was running and running,killing monsters till i got it.You start with one Character and find various Items with different effects.Theres alot of Items and Characters you have to unlock by doing tasks (killing enemies,collecting specific things or by simply finding them).The Levels are changing thanks to the rogue-like elements and so is the Experience.The longer you play a map,the more items you collect and the longer is the Run.Sometimes a run can go up to 2 hours or longer,it depends on you.You can set the difficulty by adding Relics which affects you,the maps and the enemy.I can recommend this game for any casual player or bored one.I bought this Game due a Sale,i dont regret it.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Risk of Rain is a fun rogue-like game where you gain experience and gold from killing the endless waves of monsters on every level until the boss is found and destroyed. You will find items that have unique powers which will make you more powerful with each one you find, however time is against you; as time goes on so does the difficulty of the monsters. That is the risk on every level while trying to explore every corner to make sure you get all the items, however the monster density increases and so does their strength. There are a ton of items to find and numerous of different characters you can unlock which each having their own playstyle and ability. The game also has multiplayer (use Hamachi) which adds to the chaotic fun. The graphics and the music in this game are really good as well; if you want to try a rogue-like game this is one of the better ones to start off with.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Risk of Rain is, in my opinion, one of the best rogue-likes around. This game is a must-have for anyone who enjoys multiplayer co-op. It's also very fun in single player. It's difficult at first, but it's got just the right amount of challenge.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
43.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Wonderful rogue-like.
Great 12 characters. 12 different playstyles.
Ranging from melee combat to super ranged (yes, I'm looking at you Engineer).
Plenty of items to unlock and collect. Each item makes a difference and all are useful.
The game is hard. At least at the start. You need to unlock items (doing various achievements), so they will drop in your next playthroughs.
You just can't be a winner playing the game for the first time, sorry.
Worth every penny.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
53.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Amazing game that brings hours of fun with it!
Music 5/5
Gameplay 5/5
history 3/5
in all 5/5

Multiplayer could be easier to mangage, and the game gets boring after you´ve beaten it and have unlocked everything :/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
9.5/10

The easiest way to describe this game is a 2D Binding of isaac.
I would recomend buying this game, especially if you have hamachi and some friends that play.
If you think the luck aspect of isaac was a bit ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, this game has you covered with artifacts that give you the power to choose what item you want.
Pros:
1. A large list of characters with different abilities and play styles
2. Tons of items with differnt effects that have unique visual effects
3. Has a high replay value to get/play new characters
4. Has an endless mode, if you keep on going back to the start at he end
5. Can be modified with different artifacts to make the game harder, easier, or less luck based
6. the enemies look great and there is lore for everyone of them.
7. has a great multiplayer system with sharing cash and xp.
Cons:
1. Sometimes the game crashes while in multiplayer
2. on the first level, there is this one platform that is missing colision, at first it confuses you but after playing for an hour or two it doesn't bother you anymore

This game's two cons are very small and barely effect the game and if you are in single player, it shouldnt effect you, this game is extremely good and you should buy it.
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