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:
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Very Positive (189 reviews) - 92% of the 189 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,008 reviews) - 94% of the 18,008 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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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 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 (189 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (18,008 reviews)
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Exoghost
( 37.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Product received for free
Love the classic, arcade styled gameplay. Really fun, I recommend this game.
Thanks Flood Fetter for gifting me the game ;)
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Remadios
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
If you are looking at buying this game I would definitely recommend it to you. Though the gameplay can be repetitive at some times, the art style, price, and multiplayer make it like a nice little game to have. It is a mildly diffucult, simplistic, but fun game to play alone and with friends.
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Ponei Sexual
( 22.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Obrigado, Paul Morse, Duncan Drummond e Chris Christodoulou.
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YoyoPro
( 29.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Great game with a lot of replay value. It takes time to get used to and learn how to really play it well. The rounds are randomized for the most part and the items make the game even better than before.
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Killer Peemstar
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This game is officially Peemstar ™ approved.

Peemstar says that this game was an official bomb for him
and his fellow mates. He thoroughly enjoyed every bit
of this splendid cluster♥♥♥♥ of gun bullets shooting everywhere.

He also says that if part 2 gets released with pepsi cola upgrades,
he will be most delighted.

Peemstar approved 10/10
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Rasmus
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
this game gave me severe depression

8.5/10 will not pass the 3rd boss again
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你卡我不卡
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
实在闲得蛋疼的人可以考虑玩玩,和操作技巧没大关系 磨时间的游戏

just a time killer,annoying
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Captain Avis
( 98.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
This is in no way a bad review, this is only a warning to those buying the game with friends, hoping to play it right after the instalation from the get go. There is set up required on the hosts end and if you're not up to the task don't expect to play with friends.

Game is great, love the game. only thing is setting up port forwarding is sometimes not an option and on top of that, the game is more finicky about it even when you've port forwarded correctly and still able to host a Terraria server or a Starbound server. There could have been a better way to do online for the game. At the very least an easier way.
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Hanzo 2.6
( 21.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
You can go farm for hours and hours on end.
Just know that it can crash at any moment when you alt+tab, lag for a second, fps drop for a second or just all around look at the game at a 45 degree angle and it will crash.
Otherwise game is stable enough to run for like 4 hours without alt tabbing and good internet connection, 8/10 content only limited by being a "Game Maker" game so it cant be modded.
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CodekOnline
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Good game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
44 of 46 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
It's hard to say something about Risk of Rain that hasn't already been said in the reviews already, so I guess I'll tell the story about how I came across it:



To start off, I'm a musician. You may be thinking to yourself now: "Why is this guy telling us this, and, more importantly, why should I care?" Well, I'll tell you. A few years ago, I went to a music camp for the summer, and one of my favorite things to do was to go out into a nearby field with a small speaker and go stargazing after our performances. We'd find some chill music to pull up and just talk about our lives. One night, this guy suggested we listen to a soundtrack he had, from a game called Risk of Rain. I was intrigued, as I love video game soundtracks, so I told him to plug it in. I was immediately hooked on the music, and I decided to go investigate the game. I played a gameplay trailer, and it looked interesting enough. I was a fan of roguelike games, and the pixelated art style was always something I enjoyed.

A couple weeks later, I went and purchased the game and gave it a go. Being a pretty experienced, I felt ballsy and started on Hard mode... That was a mistake. I was murdered within about 15 minutes. However, after switching down to the normal difficulty, I started playing through, and I loved every second of it. Before I realized it, the difficulty was no longer increasing, and the timer read 150:00. You know you've found a fun game when you can invest two and a half hours into it while having it feel like a matter of minutes.

A couple of days later, I had every class unlocked and just enjoyed myself. I told my friends about the game, got some co-op games going, and just felt happy. The combination of a fun and challenging game is something that I've always enjoyed. The simplicity, and yet precise technicality of the game, was made perfectly. And of course, the music. The soundtrack of the game is just beautiful, and matches the tone and setting of the levels perfectly. If you wanna give it a listen, here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ypzpl02Rps
Anyway, that's the story of how I found this game. So, if you want a fun game with infinite replayability, and an overall great experience, buy this game. It was worth every penny for me. ;)
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
99.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
game crashed after grinding for 4 hours
10/10 i still love it
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I really enjoyed this game... Its a good game to add to your rogue-Like collection, and if you dont have a Rogue-Like collection then get the game and start one m8..
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
So little download time for such a good game
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
:DISCLOSURE: I received a copy for the purpose of review. That in NO way affects the outcome of this review. If a game is crap IMO I will say so. Thank you Steamified.

Risk of Rain is an intense rogue like. The game play is fantastic classic 8/16 bit platformer action. You have four abilities to aid you in the journey of survival. Twelve different characters you can play. Three game modes that scale well, the easiest of which does not allow the saving of progress. Combine all this with TONS of items that offer passive and on use advantages. The item combos can get crazy, like in The Binding of Issac. AND if you get more than one of an item it will stack.

This game is great if you have only 15min to play or 5 hours to play. Easy to pick up and get the hang of, but difficult to master no doubt. If you are new to rogue like games this is a great intro to the genre. Overall I would rate this game 8/10. It is a must play for any rogue like fan.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
79.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
I like this game, a lot. I know it’s not as polished as it could be. I know sometimes it glitches and you fall through the world. I know that having pixel for pixel really messes with camera placement and allows you to see past where the level was really meant to be viewed. I know it’s not perfectly balanced, and has ‘easy win’ strategies. However, I like this game. It’s challenging, it’s fun, it’s addicting. Playing as the different characters increases longevity, challenge artifacts increase longevity, and achievements increase longevity. The soundtrack has a very nice sound to it, it just exudes a kind of charm that I enjoy. Coming back to play a game or two every now and again is fun, I do recommend it if it looks like you'd enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Good indie game, best played with friends
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
54.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Really fun to learn with a friend, dying horribly over and over until you finally crack the game and begin to slowly climb towards that magical moment when you reach god tier and DESTROY everything on the screen. Extra characters can be unlocked during play, although the starting character is one of my favourites. Theres tons of items which may be confusing at first, but you eventually figure out which ones are useful.

Some may find the gameplay repetitive, and it kind of loses its replay value once youve exhausted all possible item builds - also known to be a little buggy at times. Still a lot of fun especially coop, and an awesome soundtrack!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
This game is just purely amazing.
Imagine if someone combine The Binding of Isaac with Super Mario and guns.
Yeah its nothing like that, its better.

I see a problem with it though, its so FRUSTRATINGLY hard that you very easily get bored of it.
This is the perfect game if you like guns, missiles, rocket launchers, snipers, chefs, items, bombs, drones, death, feeling like a god, feeling like a peasant, your friends, 4 player coop, secrets, more secrets, destruction or even teddybears. YES, THERE ARE TEDDYBEARS IN THIS GAME (no spoilers here)


i would rate a "♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥. I ♥♥♥♥ing died a-♥♥♥♥ing-gain." out of 10.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Since Steam opened up Chinese region, a large number of Chinese players entered Steam. They no longer play pirated games, but pay for genuine games. Based on the huge population and excellent quality of the game, adding Chinese language support is clearly a win-win option, with a low cost in exchange for unparalleled reputation and substantial revenue, game makers really should consider it carefully. And as far as we know, compared to the quality of the game, the Chinese players prefer pay for the games which have Chinese language - even though it is not particularly good.
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