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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Overwhelmingly Positive (960 reviews) - 98% of the 960 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (19,174 reviews) - 94% of the 19,174 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

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Mac OS X
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    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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82 of 88 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
112.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I think this game deserves a sequel or a DLC bad, I just hunger for more Risk of Rain!
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
37.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Wish they've made some updates and DLC
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Ever feel like you have time to kill? Got something downloading in the background that's taking longer than it should and you are in need of entertainment? Watched all your favourite channels new vids on youtube? Tired of seeing bottle flip compilations and need something else in your life? Well, my friends, I think you've found a good investment right here.

Risk of Rain, a rogue like, combat based platformer which pits your character on a planet as they scrape together junk in attempts to fight for their life. Now, sounds strange from my generalisation, but theres more to it.

You don't get to determine what gear is thrown at you, the game picks for you, and you have to deal with it. (without in game modifiers, that is.) Each playthrough on vanilla settings is completely different, as the items you recieve can change how you approach the game. The items provided lean toward either offensive or defensive gameplay, by either granting you increased damage, lifesteal or gold income, or providing damage reduction, "overshield" or an aura of barbed wire, because why not. Utility items are also included, which are things like increased movement speed, auto gold generation, and increased amounts of jumps. There are plenty more different stat augments that I will let you discover for yourself.

A thing I mentioned earlier, modifiers. These can be found in each of the levels Risk of Rain provides, usually requiring a puzzle to be solved, or a jump course, or maybe even just extreme cheese strats. If vanilla is getting rough, or maybe too predictable, turn some of these on, and you can find yourself mowing down everything in your path while only being allowed to take one hit maximum, or make it so the game hates you entirely.

Another thing which I think is particularly interesting, is the difficulty mechanic. Risk of Rain has no set difficulty, but instead, a system based on how long you take in game. The difficulty increases the longer it takes you to find your way around, and the rate at which this increases can be adjusted in the form of three difficulties on the character select screen. No matter which setting you pick, the game will grow more challenging as you take longer to get through.

TL;DR A great game to kill time with, and even something to spend a decent amount of time on as you mess around with different playthroughs as you pit your luck against the random drop system. The different characters and game modifiers allow you to see what kind of crazy things you can achieve, ranging from running around at the speed of sound, jumping up to asgard itself, or decimating anything that takes a millisecond to look at you. Extremely worth the money while it's on sale, and even when it isn't, I'd say you can find enjoyment out of it. The soundtrack is also nice. Give it a go, won't you?

EDIT: forgot to add that if you want to play multiplayer, you will need LogMeIn Hamachi or a similar program. LogMeIn Hamachi is a free download, but it is true that there is better software out there, so you might want to explore a bit.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,411.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
Addictive and deep.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Risk of Rain is a fun, challenging, interesting and enjoyable game.

The game has multiple classes to choose from, different item combinations and it's a blast to play with other people. The first 20 hours will kick your ♥♥♥. The enemies can seem cheap, but once you get used to the game, it can be quite easy to figure out how to evade and survive.

The only problem this game has, is after you get used to the game it can become a little too easy. ROR is one of the few rogue like/lites that I have 100% completed and it was done in under 50 hours.

if you're looking for a fun COOP game; despite having to use Hamachi/GameRanger, ROR will be a rewarding experience that will hurtyou, but then love you.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
80.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
It's addictive, fun, and very, VERY time-consuming. I recommend it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
133.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
One of the best games i have ever played. It has a very simple premisse, the longer you play the harder it gets, making you balance time and startegy, and probably diying anyway. Amazing Athmosphere, caused by the beautiful art connected with strong and powerful music.

Risk of Rain is an awesome game you shouldn't miss
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
60.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
The "Give the badge" review
It's good, please consider playing it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
About two years ago, a friend got the game for me and our other friends, because it was on sale for $8 for 4. Having played it for over 300 hours, I can say that it's worth far more than it's $10 list price.

This is an amazing game and while some reviewers say it gets boring playing single player, I have to disagree. If I was stuck on an island, I would be happy playing this game forever. It's that good.

The soundtrack makes it what it is, obviously the gameplay is amazing as well. But the soundtrack is so perfect that you get lost in it, it's immersive and deep and fitting to the game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I may not have played this for hundreds of hours on Steam, but since the game has been ported over PS4 and Vita, the combined total hours accross each system and Steam tallies up to more than a few hundred. Shareplaying Risk of Rain on the PS4 were the best moments of the game.

I did start out on Steam and I knew this game would be tons of fun to play the more I played. That feeling when your game crashes because of how you became walking pixel of god-like destruction is immense (and then you have to unlock everything again from that run and try to be careful next time).

I would put in the time to 100% on all my saved files because the replay value is that good.

10/10 a sequel or expansion or spin-off should be crowdfunded.
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jensenj2
9.8 hrs
Posted: December 5
this game stays true to the roguelike genre and offers a thoroughly challenging yet rewarding experience!

despite the somewhat low number of 'maps' (10), the game provides enough variety in other areas (items, characters, etc.) to ensure that no two runs will ever be the same

well worth picking up!

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Dat Jack
7.8 hrs
Posted: December 5
Fun game to play with friends. Some issues trying to host a game to play with friends but it works in the end.
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Rudy (Bro-Oche Men)
27.5 hrs
Posted: December 4
Amazing gameplay! Lots of ape but the Multiplayer is quite hard to configure.
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Jimbles the swanky
12.5 hrs
Posted: December 4
I love this gome and you will to
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CustomRoses
123.0 hrs
Posted: December 4
Awesome game
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\==/ ST0PxistingN0W \==/
0.7 hrs
Posted: December 3
I looked at the title screen for 55 mins...
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lightdarkman
156.9 hrs
Posted: December 3
I enjoy this game and is a great game for speed running!
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Zerysx
25.1 hrs
Posted: December 3
-Picked up an item that looks like a mushroom
-Called Bustling Fungus
-Heals when standing still
-About to die over twenty times in the same run
-Run away, stand still, go in.
-Rinse Repeat
-Last Boss beats the everloving ♥♥♥♥ out of me
-Starts a new run
-First Item
-Bustling Fungus
5/7 would Bustling Fungus again.
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{Automaton}
16.6 hrs
Posted: December 3
I LOVE THIS GAME
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Han Zalo
62.4 hrs
Posted: December 3
OH WEVY GUD GAME
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