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.
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Very Positive (368 reviews) - 92% of the 368 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,707 reviews) - 94% of the 17,707 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 (368 reviews)
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Graggle fraggle
( 95.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
It's a time sink.
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GrhmCrackers
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
10/10 would Chef again
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Sexy Pachinko
( 33.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Great Game. Lots of fun and replay value. Worth every cent.
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KnightsOfTheEbolaRepublic
( 39.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Risk of Rain, a great rogue-like filled with action packed fun that gets harder as time progresses. Each level has different kinds of mob spawns depending on the region/map type. Difficult , but not impossible, to beat solo. Great co-op play. The artifact system brings you back and alters each playthough heavily.

Pros:
-Runs on potatoes (lower fps on co-op due to explosions/extra rendering)
-Great soundtrack
-Great controlls
-Large character selection and unlocking new characters
-Replayability is good, but semi repetative if you're bad at unlocking characters.
Cons:
-More expensive than your mom
-Difficult to stay alive as certain classes (Git Gud)
-Co-Op doesn't have servers to connect to, making finding a co-op partner slightly harder.

Graphics/Artwork: 9/10
Sound/Audio: 9.5/10
Controlls/Mechanics: 8/10
Replayability: 7.5/10
Overall: 9/10
gud game.
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Space Kraken Kazoo
( 27.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Are single runs supposed to take 4 hours? I think I am playing this game wrong. Can kill the final boss by simply standing next to him.

10 Unkillable monster/ 10
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Luz☄
( 17.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
You better have an umbrella.
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⎝Mitch⎠
( 17.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
i have been playing risk of rain for years, although downloaded through their website before doing it again on steam, i believe its a good game, although increasingly difficult. it is without a doubt a amazing game once you get to know and play it. 420/666
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Sparkey6
( 58.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Great game but difficult until you understand how it works. characters are unlocked quite slowly but that helps prolong the game.
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Keep
( 251.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
250+ Hours into this bad boy.
Thrash, bash, smash, hack, and slash through hordes of monsters all the while unlocking artifacts that can drasticly change the game (and usually not to your advantage).

This game will keep you moving, testing your reflexes, and you ability to observe the battlefield - soon to be bloodbath.

Risk of Rain is punishing; brutal, and at times, just plain cruel. When a game mode is annotated with "you will die" - its not a warning, Is a fact.

Elite mobs that can electricute, burn, and even explode.

I can say I have beaten the game on monsoon difficulty, with every artifact active. And now you know why I have 250 hours logged :-)

11/10 would get electro-flame-sploded again.
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( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Really quite fun, bit difficult to do the multiplayer bit though because it doesnt' support steam multiplayer.
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evanscout270
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
One of the best games that I've ever played, no question there. I love this game, great stress reliever, tons of fun (and bosses). Easy to get the hang of, hard to master, controllable amounts of rage until there is more than ten jellyfish on screen. Steam resets my Playtime Records every time I restart my computer, so that (0.3 hrs) is not correct, more like 300+ hours. There is one problem though... I think its just a very rare bug, but one day when I decided to wake up and play this game (Just like every day for the past month), Everything was gone. All my stats, unlocks, logs, etc... (I did try uninstalling the game and reinstalling it, but no dice). Still a Great game, got good enough to beat the final boss on a "first play" slate on Monsoon. 10/10
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Devilock
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Pretty good (and hard) rogue-like 2D platformer
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XaeroSignal
( 79.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Fantastic, fun, challenging game. Can't recommend it enough.
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Anxarcule
( 20.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I can't believe I only discovered this game a few years down the line... Convinced my brother to get it with me and we're having a blast playing it! Each character is different, game is actually quite challenging, and there are global variable changes to keep things even more intersting/harder once you get really good at the game.

For co-op, I can't recommend this game more.
For solo, it's a lot of fun too but it really shines co-op.
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bbot
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
New characters are unlocked at a glacially slow pace. Progress is almost entirely determined by what drops you get, which are quite random. Random map generation frequently generates frustrating, badly laid out maps.
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MagicDerpMan
( 40.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing! Even after unlocking everything it still never gets old!
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Scottishboomstick
( 35.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
When it says there is a risk of rain it means by the fact that the blood of your enemies will be raining on you... or it'll be your blood that is raining... actually it'll most likey be your's than your enemies as they kick your weak ♥♥♥ A TON until you get gud and even then they still will.

So buy this game and enjoy having your own blood rain on you as you die, die, and die again just trying to get to the next item.
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TheOver900064Gamer
( 112.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
This game. This game is just amazing! I don't want to say much but the main gimmick is the longer you play the harder the game gets and that's a really cool concept. Sure you could explore and find secrets but the game will get harder. So all and all Risk of Rain great game that I recommend for people who like rouge-like games and for people who like a challenge.
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[7DS] Vanity
( 41.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
41 hours. No that can't be right. That must be before Steam started syncing the game across multiple machines. Because holy crap have I sunk a lot of time into this game.

Fun and addicting. Buy it. Play it. Love it.
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Giant Dragon Dildos
( 127.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
You will be unable to stop playing this game, trust me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Cheaper than crack, and you get more out of it

11/10 would risk the rain again
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Risk of Rain is a wonderful game about destruction, and annihilating everything in the player's path.

Your goal is to simply kill and grind your way to each level's teleporter which will spawn a challenging boss, so you can go onto the next level, rinse and repeat.

It's a slow start, but once you reach the third level (which proves to be quite difficult for some, including myself) you become a demi-god. Watch as each bullet releases 15 homing missiles, which set your oponent on fire. As your enemies die they might become a ghost, only to fight by your side, releasing magical orbs that disintegrate the next.

Personally it reminded me of the oldschool Ratchet and Clank games, arriving on the planet, Kill everything with big guns. Good times.

I giv dis gaem 7/10. A good passtime, and repititive if anything.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
188.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Currently it is the best game I have played yet. I have seen many other games of this genre, yet this trumps them all in my personal opinion. The playability of this game is great: 4 player local, 50+ players online.. if your computer can handle such a large amount of players. The game is chaotically fun for the whole group. It wont get boring because of the fact that you can increase the difficulty level as the time increases. If it's too hard though, try to unlock artifacts that may make the game easier or harder, try combinations of artifacts. I have bought about 4 copies of this game for my friends to play with me, and I highly recommend this game to anyone willing to try it out.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
You better have an umbrella.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A fun and challenging 2D sidescrolling rogue-like in which you can get a demi-god adrenaline rush by stuffing many powerful artifacts down your space trousers and making hundreds of dudes face the wrath of your explosive fury. Start as one dude, unlock many other dudes with varying abilities by doing certain things, like beating the game, etc.

The difficulty of the game slowly increases as time goes on, so you and probably at least one other friend should split up, and balance between murdering space dudes, getting their exp, gold, items, collecting items from chests by spending money you've collected (because videogame), and finding the teleporter in a timely manner which initiates a gauntlet for about 90 seconds and spawns a boss which you must then destroy. After the gauntlet is over and the remaining enemies are dead, any player can use the teleporter to proceed to the next level.

Rinse and repeat several times until you get to the final level, and kill the final boss who wants you and your comrades incredibly dead.

In short:

> Explore, shoot things, collect items, find teleporter
> Hold out, shoot more things, enter teleporter
> Repeat, reach final level, beat snot out of final dude, probably unlock more dudes
> Repeat
> Go mad with POWER!!!!!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
47.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is amazing. It one of if not my favorite game on steam. The gameplay is lots of fun you get to unlock different characters, items and artifacts. The game has excellent music and a different style of pixly grapics. Althogh controls can be a bit hard to use, I would recomend using a steam controller or similar. I will admit I did buy the game on sale for $2.99.

Pro's
-Music
-Ghrapics
-Statistics(more than most games)
-Lots of different characters
-Local Co-Op(online doesn't work)

Con's
-Lag(usually only when you have a lot of ennimes and your attack trigers severel effects.)
-Unusally addicting
-Loss of sleep

$ Value: $10.51
Replay value: 9/10
Overall: 11/10 ~ worth every cent.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Those flying jellyfish are my bane.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
45.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
AWESOME GAME, CHEF IS PRIMAL GOD THAT CANNOT BE TAMED
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing! Even after unlocking everything it still never gets old!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
This game is honestly beautiful. I've just recently bought it, and I've been playing it a bit too much. I've unlocked 2 of the artifacts, and I think 10 of the characters only having beaten the game twice (0n the easiest difficulty, mind you). The game has fantastic replayability beause even the experienced players get their asses handed to them at times. If you like roguelikes, you're gonna love this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
A great

An addicting

And everything more

Roguelite game

Wasn't expecting much from this game due to low pixel graphics but I was extremely wrong. The game has so much depth and "fairness" to it. I believe it was TotalBiscuit who said "When you die, its your fault not the games" because you could of done better. Absolutely love Risk of Rain and completely surprised by how much fun it is. When you die, it doesn't feel like the end of your run, just more "Alright, that was an amazing run but I bet I can do better next time". Excellent game and can't begin to recommend it enough.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
toxic rain. watch out. u can't risk it. risk of rain. get it? platforming, shooting, enemies and funny playing. havv fun
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
great game, really fun and I can play it for days
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
only rain is your ♥♥♥♥ing blood spitting everywhere
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
I crash landed on a strange planet as a man with a gun.
I died on the same planet as a man with a gun, 3 turrets, 2 slabs of meat, and a box full of HE missiles.

This is the best rougelike I've played since FTL.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
62.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
I dashed into a crowd of anthropomorphic lizards ♥♥♥-first as a miner and killed all of them.

11/10.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
55.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
A must buy for anyone who loves games
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
113.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
This game will make you feel like a god. This planet will bow down to you. Missiles will block out the sun. Lasers will obliterate anything that stands in your way. You will set fire to this world and everything within it. Every jetpack-powered jump will send you to the edge of the universe and back. Your character becomes a blur as he kills everything in a steroid-fueled frenzy. You will kill God.

But first, you will die. Countless times. The planet will show you no mercy. You will have your ♥♥♥ handed to you. You must work hard to become legendary. But when you look back and see how far you've come, you'll see that every death was worth it. It was worth getting clapped to death by a golem a million times. Every time that the Magma Worm crashed into you, it was worth it. It was even worth enduring the insults that the game itself throws at you- "That was absolutely your fault" , "Sucks to suck" , and even "ur dead LOL get rekt" .

But if you keep at it, filled with DETERMINATION, you will avenge your many deaths and show the game who is the boss. You will become god.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful