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 (377 reviews) - 92% of the 377 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (18,318 reviews) - 94% of the 18,318 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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Ness1228
( 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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Frigol
( 43.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Really good game. Even better in multiplayer.
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Your host killer memestar
( 19.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This game is like a drug.
It's the equivalent of Purple Drank, some drops of THC, and some Cocaine.
Now take that and inhale it with your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
The feeling when you wake up with your ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ the size of your fully open mouthole with "Haha Gay" written with Sharpie on your left asscheek and you say:

"♥♥♥♥, I wanna do that again."

That's the feeling this game gave me. Although challenging at first, when you get into it, you ♥♥♥♥ing get into it. This game turned me from a non-believer to a believer, an edgy ♥♥♥ normie to a memelord, from straight to gay ( <3 <3 ) and I didn't and will not regret the hours I spend on playing this ♥♥♥♥.

TL;DR : Challenging at first but offering ton of replay material, definitely get this game.
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Nito, Lord of Death
( 54.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This is the kind of game where a robot chef is stronger than a seasoned military commando and genetically modified superweapon. 10/10 would sob and sob again.
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Speedy
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
it's okay
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Sir Thomas The Great
( 113.4 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
( 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
136 of 176 people (77%) found this review helpful
166 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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12 of 16 people (75%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
83.7 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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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
108.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
It's alright. I need a little more time to get a good feel for it though.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
269.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
A great combination of Roguelike gameplay, fun 'retro' graphics, and an amazing soundtrack! Easily worth full price, but if it's on sale you're stupid not to buy it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The best Rogue-like game of all time <3
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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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