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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.
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 10 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

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X9.0c Compatible Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
Helpful customer reviews
518 of 664 people (78%) found this review helpful
179 products in account
22 reviews
131.2 hrs on record
So much better than having a life
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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302 of 412 people (73%) found this review helpful
219 products in account
7 reviews
12.2 hrs on record
Makes fun of me when I die
Posted: May 1st, 2014
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45 of 49 people (92%) found this review helpful
423 products in account
5 reviews
21.4 hrs on record
After crashing on a planet you're tasked with a simple set of objectives.
-Find the teleporter
-Survive some more
-Eradicate everything

For most games this could wear thin and become repetitive rather quickly but that simply isn't the case with this game.
When you first play, chances are you will die a bunch without really knowing what to do. You'll unlock something else though and it will get easier over time. Think of this as a survival/horde mode roguelike countra-ish shooter platformer that never gets stale.

Each play through will generally net you either a new power up or unique character class to eviscerate and dismember the various lifeforms of each planet and area. It has a Binding of Isaac feel in a sense that things are swapped and randomized with each play through but you'll always fight the same bosses and end boss/stage. Much like Isaac your power ups stack and you can have some really brutal and devastating combinations by the time you get to the end.

The different classes and characters you unlock all have different and interesting criteria to make them available for use and there is something satisfying in seeing that you have reached a new tier of badassery when you are now plowing through enemies with dual pickaxes or laying down your heavy shield and firing cover shots to keep the wave of enemies at bay.
the starting class "Commando" is more than suited for the task at hand, especially playing at Drizzle difficulty, but it should be known that every character plays completely different from the next and has a dedicated skill set and pool of abilities.

The bosses as well as the native creatures populating the planet are all aggressive and will swarm you the minute you come within proximity of them. This game also gives you a sense of urgency to complete the planet by steadily spiking the difficulty as the little ticker in the corner continues to count. If you can handle it you can play as long as you want, you can even get all the way to end and start back from the first level with all of your power ups in hand. There is a flexible and open level of choice that allows for revisiting the game and trying different things time and time again.

Risk of Rain comes complete with a somewhat minimalist pixel art style and the characters would be moving dots if the view was pulled out any further but it also helps give the monsters a look of towering giants and puts you in David V Goliath scenario for the duration of your journey. All of this is backed by an amazing and atmospheric soundtrack that will constantly have you nodding your head or getting pumped in rhythm of the beat.

You can get as much as you want out of this game but if you put the time and effort into it, you can squeeze an amazing amount of time and play out of your 9.99. Overall I give this game an 8.8/10 and recommend it to anyone who is a fan of roguelikes, team co op, old school side scrolling platformer shooters, and indie games.
Posted: February 27th, 2014
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32 of 35 people (91%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
485.7 hrs on record
Quite the fun game, I like both it's appearance, and playstyle. Definitely worth the money it's selling for now.

-The music is excellent, It fits really well with the respective level!

-Though the multiplayer definitely could be improved, with a little effort you're going to be able to host your own Risk Of Rain server!

-Though a rather simple touch to the game, it's well worth the amount of hours I've spent in this game so far!
Posted: January 15th, 2014
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
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757 reviews
7.9 hrs on record
Risk Of Rain is called the sidescrolling version of The Binding Of Isaac and it kinda is. But Risk Of Rain gives you multiple characters (all except one need to be unlocked first, however) and many skills to use, and more variety in its levels. And it can become quite challenging real fast. Enemies randomly spawn in the levels and you can use your skillset to take them down, earning you experience and gold. Unlock chests and buy items on your way to keep yourself from dying, because you *will* die. It's just a matter of time really. The items you find are randomly generated and are always useful. They have no negative effects (if they do it just depends on the total number of enemies walking around and the sort of level you are in). So the goal is to find as many as you can. Each level ends with a boss fight (or fights) which you, obviously, have to defeat. Once defeated you have to take out the remaining enemies before you can teleport to the next area. But, once you teleport you 'bank' your money, so you start from scratch again (your items will remain with you, of course). In the beginning you will probably last just several minutes, but once you unlock better items and characters these sessions will increase up to 45-60 minutes I guess.
I haven't mentioned it yet, but you probably were already aware of it, and that's the fact that if you die, you have to start completely over. I love it !

So, if you're into roguelikes give Risk Of Rain a try. It's definitely worth the risk.

[Rating: 82/100]
Posted: February 7th, 2014
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