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 (18,165 reviews) - 94% of the 18,165 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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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
140.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Cloudy, with a chance of losing your social life.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
At first, I didn't get it, the game seemed boring, and I couldn't keep up with the increasing difficulty, so I played other stuff. After some time I decided to give it another try, and you know, it turned out pretty good.

The gameplay is slow-paced at the beginning and winds up quickly. Your character is clunky and weak, but you won't notice as they become a rocket spitting hybring of a wrecking ball and a shredder. You also won't notice as time passes by, as you're already an hour in game, flying around and greedy for more power-ups. They are fully random, so your progress may be easier or harder from session to session - all depends on your luck.
I also have to note the soundtrack. It's really beautiful and charming, one of the best game soundtracks I know, and it fits the game just well. Though I usually play with the music of my own choice, which is mostly assorted metal
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
It's a fun game, the graphics are beautiful and any potato of a PC can run it, it's pretty hard but gets better once you get to grips with it. It makes a great timewaster and is definitely worth the price. 7.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Solid buy, and you can get it for very cheap - although I would recommend paying the full price because its developers definitely deserve that. Good intense action in singleplayer and even better with friends in co-op. I remember having slight issues in multiplayer but it was so fun and addicting nevertheless that it didn't matter.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
133.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
Do I recommend this game?
Heck yea I do!

When I first got this game, I didn't think much of it. But as I got more into it, it just pulled me in.
Perma-death is your main enemy in this game as you try to go as far as you can, killing monsters along the way and collecting items.

Single player is okay, but it gets kinda boring. Luckily there is Co-Op mode, just take a few of your friends and play!
Most of my playtime is with friends, always fun and frustration guaranteed.

It has big replayability and with each death you can get further and further into progressing.

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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This is like Dark Souls. If Dark Souls was still fun. And 2-D. And was a roguelike. And difficult as ♥♥♥♥. You know, maybe it's not actually like Dark Souls and people should stop comparing every game to Dark Souls.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
it never rained

rekt
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
131.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Risk of Rain is a 2d platform rogue-like shooter with an increasing difficulty level that goes up according to time spent while playing: the longer your session - the harder it gets.
Prepare to die. A lot.
The game is not as easy as one might expect.
Right off the bat you are put in a situation where a space cargo ship, UES Contact Light, in which you happen to be in, crashes on a hostile planet.
You have 12 characters, all of which require you to do specific objectives ingame (beat the game on the hardest difficulty level, kill 3 specific bosses, obtain specific item combination.)
Each character packs a four pack of abilities (So you will find the one that suits you)
At the begining you have your first, already unlocked character - The Commando (My favourite of the whole shebang).
A very versatile character that can handle most situations flawlessly.
While playing, you collect items, scattered through chests that fell off the ship and shrines, that can require either your health or your money.
Every item is a unique game changer. One can place fungus that heals you if you stand still for a few seconds, one amplifies your shots with bonus explosive damage, one can stop time when your health goes to a critical level and one item even gives you a second chance in case you die.
The more items you get, the more powerful you become, and if you stack up items ( get more and more of the same one) the effect and amplification level increases (although some items have a limit on how many times the effect will improve).
At the end of the game, each character has a different outcome. (They are really spine-chillin if you think of em afterwards) Here's the one of the Commando:
"...and so he left, with everything but his humanity."
The game also has multiplayer (online and locally).
It can be a pain in the a$$ to get it working (it requires hamachi or tungle to work) but once you do, it is a whole lot more fun to beat the game with friends and die together :)
P.S
There are artifacts, hidden throughout some levels, that change the game completely.
One can give you the ability to choose a specific item of your choice instead of getting a random one, one will spawn a specific boss every 10 minutes and one will spawn only one random enemy type per stage. Great for making the game more customizable and can help you unlock characters. (But don't overuse them or the game loses the fun behind it)
Overall Scores:
Gameplay- 10/10
Story - 8/10 (requires you to collect monster logs and even then it is mosly lore since characters do not speak here)
Replayability - 10/10
Multiplayer (once set) - 9/10

Final Verdict:
9/10


TLDR:
2d rogue like dark souls in space.

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It never rains in the game but rain will start coming from your eyes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
RoR mixes the perfect levels of fun and challenge and looks damn good doing it.
Ost 10/10.
Local co-op 10/10.
Online co-op 5/10.
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Backtoast
24.5 hrs
Posted: September 29
Truly an Amazing Game.
Played it through with an 1 hour run.
You start weak but get stronger and stronger as time flies.
Just a tip: Ignore Enemys (When you don't have any money boosting items) and go straight to the teleporter since you will mostly have enough money to buy everything after the boss fight.
Beautiful Character and Enemy Design!
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>:D
42.2 hrs
Posted: September 28
Guud gem 8/10
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SuperFluffyCouchSnake
3.1 hrs
Posted: September 28
Risk of Rain is a rather fun and addictive game, overall not my first choice in time killing since it's much like most games that are rougelike, let me explain. The game works off your a character or class (which you unlock more or earn more for doing things in game) and your stranded on this planet that your cargo ship landed on, get out alive or die trying. A simple concept but it was all I needed to go headfirst. The games items range from goofy to what I call Ohhh items, so nothing wrong with the game but I just feel with all the current rougelikes and other games I sometimes will stop and think for a second thinking I could be playing them sometimes, Risk of Rain is like running into a brick wall and right now I'm sorta stopping myself from doing so, not to say it's a bad thing I mean sometimes you make a breakthrough but I just don't feel compelled enough to do so is the problem. The game stopped pulling me into it a bit too early and now I'm just sorta bored of seeing the same first level. Sure This game is fun as hell and it's a must have if you like brutal rougelikes but it's somewhat bland to an extent, it's not bad but just not my cup of tea. I did enjoy my time in it but I don't think I'd choose this game over something like Binding of Isaac or something else. I give it a good 8/10 and say a good day to ya sir or madam.
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KeinMSX
83.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
I love this game its always my goto game when i dont know what to play
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Coldbody°
88.9 hrs
Posted: September 27
Easily 10/10! Best indie rogue-like you can play. It's always something new in every run, extremely either with friends or solo, tons of customization, and for only $10, worth every penny
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yuki
43.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
Great gameplay and art
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Cowmage
37.8 hrs
Posted: September 26
Beautifully atmospheric, with a lot of gameplay depth and a quiet sense of humor. Definitely not easy, but not unfair either.
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MillennialNative
56.4 hrs
Posted: September 26
Honestly one of my favorite games I have ever played. Beautiful levels with a simple and effective art style, balanced and challenging gameplay, tons of replayability and one of the best scores I've ever experienced. They added in tons of hidden easter eggs and a rewarding achievment system that really push this game through to the top. 10/10
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Rilar
40.5 hrs
Posted: September 26
Its incredible. Just get it now if you got the cash man.
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cRiSPy
2.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
Kill stuff because you hate rain.
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