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: Overwhelmingly Positive (14,334 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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"An infuriatingly challenging rogue-lite action platformer with multiple character classes and plenty of items. Amazing soundtrack. Bloody hard."
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About This Game

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!
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
Helpful customer reviews
919 of 1,098 people (84%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is:

10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% pleasure
50% pain
100% reason to purchase this game
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129 of 160 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
What should I say?

If you like ...

a lot of greate 2D-Grafics-Style,
a lot of Items,
a lot of enemies,
a lot of pixelblood,
a lot of funny-rage-moments,
a lot of fun,
a lot of EXPLOSIONS,
a lot of epic boss fights,
a lot of simultaneously epic boss fights,
a lot of runs,
a lot of different type of heros,
a lot of hard to get artifacts,
a lot of awesome coop-moments,
a lot of great music,
a lot of ROCKETS

AND you can get all lot of's with
---> NOT a lot of money ;)
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84 of 96 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Risk of Rain is possibly one of my most favourite games ever. I mean it. This is an absolute beast of a game. I am majorly addicted to this.

You start off with an basic character with no equipment or upgrades, starting out slowly killing a few bad guys at a time to collect more money, and in turn you open chests with the money you have earn, each chest will have a new piece of equipment which is randomly selected, making each run through completely different to the last.

When you reach level 20ish you are completely kitted out in equipment, upgrades and power ups, you can walk through hoards and hoards of bad guys using different techniques.

There is nothing wrong with Risk of Rain, at all. To me, this is a perfect game.
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83 of 102 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
You get to play as a robot chef who surfs on a wave of oil and throws boomerang cleavers at creatures from different planets.
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37 of 40 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
After 24 hours of gameplay, I finally beat the game for the first time.
This game is unforgiving, stylish, incredible, and fun as hell.
Pros:
Great soundtrack
Pixelated graphics work well
Roguelike
Replay value galore
Did I mention the soundtrack?

Cons:
N/A

If you were curious, the game's title is alluding to the amount of sweat that will pour out of your body during the final boss battle.

10/10

edit: I guess I suck at this game 11/10
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