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 (267 reviews) - 94% of the 267 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (17,823 reviews) - 94% of the 17,823 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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Very Positive (267 reviews)
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Very Positive (17,823 reviews)
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
47 of 57 people (82%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Cheaper than crack, and you get more out of it

11/10 would risk the rain again
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Risk of Rain, a great rogue-like filled with action packed fun that gets harder as time progresses. Each level has different kinds of mob spawns depending on the region/map type. Difficult , but not impossible, to beat solo. Great co-op play. The artifact system brings you back and alters each playthough heavily.

Pros:
-Runs on potatoes (lower fps on co-op due to explosions/extra rendering)
-Great soundtrack
-Great controlls
-Large character selection and unlocking new characters
-Replayability is good, but semi repetative if you're bad at unlocking characters.
Cons:
-More expensive than your mom
-Difficult to stay alive as certain classes (Git Gud)
-Co-Op doesn't have servers to connect to, making finding a co-op partner slightly harder.

Graphics/Artwork: 9/10
Sound/Audio: 9.5/10
Controlls/Mechanics: 8/10
Replayability: 7.5/10
Overall: 9/10
gud game.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
You better have an umbrella.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Fun to play solo.
Fun to play with friends.
Fun to play in general.

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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is amazing! Even after unlocking everything it still never gets old!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
I can't believe I only discovered this game a few years down the line... Convinced my brother to get it with me and we're having a blast playing it! Each character is different, game is actually quite challenging, and there are global variable changes to keep things even more intersting/harder once you get really good at the game.

For co-op, I can't recommend this game more.
For solo, it's a lot of fun too but it really shines co-op.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
A fun and challenging 2D sidescrolling rogue-like in which you can get a demi-god adrenaline rush by stuffing many powerful artifacts down your space trousers and making hundreds of dudes face the wrath of your explosive fury. Start as one dude, unlock many other dudes with varying abilities by doing certain things, like beating the game, etc.

The difficulty of the game slowly increases as time goes on, so you and probably at least one other friend should split up, and balance between murdering space dudes, getting their exp, gold, items, collecting items from chests by spending money you've collected (because videogame), and finding the teleporter in a timely manner which initiates a gauntlet for about 90 seconds and spawns a boss which you must then destroy. After the gauntlet is over and the remaining enemies are dead, any player can use the teleporter to proceed to the next level.

Rinse and repeat several times until you get to the final level, and kill the final boss who wants you and your comrades incredibly dead.

In short:

> Explore, shoot things, collect items, find teleporter
> Hold out, shoot more things, enter teleporter
> Repeat, reach final level, beat snot out of final dude, probably unlock more dudes
> Repeat
> Go mad with POWER!!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
I have an abusive relationship with this game. It kicks my ♥♥♥, and I come back begging for more. Best co-op fun I've had since the days of sharing a keyboard.
9/10 too much water
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
Risk of Rain, Challanging, fun, exciting and... BECOME GODLIKE (if you can that is.) Really good if you want to kill some time and want a challange. With every mins past, the game gets harder and harder, collect item to survive the harsh planet and maybe.. Just maybe with all that looting and item stacking, you can BECOME GODLIKE!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
256.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
250+ Hours into this bad boy.
Thrash, bash, smash, hack, and slash through hordes of monsters all the while unlocking artifacts that can drasticly change the game (and usually not to your advantage).

This game will keep you moving, testing your reflexes, and you ability to observe the battlefield - soon to be bloodbath.

Risk of Rain is punishing; brutal, and at times, just plain cruel. When a game mode is annotated with "you will die" - its not a warning, Is a fact.

Elite mobs that can electricute, burn, and even explode.

I can say I have beaten the game on monsoon difficulty, with every artifact active. And now you know why I have 250 hours logged :-)

11/10 would get electro-flame-sploded again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
I've not played much of this game, but i can say that the element of surprise is a big factor in this game. Don't look up anything on Wikis!

By the way, if you like Roguelikes and Platformers, this game is a must!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Replayability 10
Music 10
Powerups 10
Enemies 10
Action 10
Bosses 9
Gameplay 9

There are a few bugs here and there. Today I got stuck INSIDE a wall on the map "Sunken Tomb" with the Huntress after sinking to the bottom of the map. I got teleported inside the walls and couldn't escape (blinking didn't work as you cannot blink trough walls) so I had to cancel my run :( Some other run earlier one entire map was just NO CLIP. I kept falling trough the map. This was stage 1 starting a fresh run. bugs like these are annoying. Minor bugs like floating chests are uncommon. This happend May 2016. Overall still a very VERY nice game!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
It's like you took Just Cause and some Platforming and sidescroller shooter games and mixed into a game...
Great to Play alone or with friends.
-Each Character has their own unique fighting style
-Plenty of Achivments and tasks to do
-Do the tasks and be rewarded with new items,item descriptions and characters!
-So many items to choose from
-Special artifacts that can alter the game in the menu once found in the actual levels
-With so many items the item combos can be so crazy its like your breaking the game
-Replayability not just in general but in a run you can choose to redo the other levels you went through instead of going to the final level for more items or look for the artifacts or grind! ;3

The only complaint i really have about this game is that you need to set up your own server in order to play with friends and such like with Hamachi or something. But when you do its a blast to have.
My Rating
9.9/10 Master Piece.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Pretty good (and hard) rogue-like 2D platformer
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
I die.
I cry.
But my my,
it sure was a ride!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
A simple game with a deeper meaning to it. It is fun and cheap, especially when on sale. There is a lot to explore, making you want to replay the game over and over, and is even more fun with friends.

9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Risk of Rain is the first rogue like game that I have played, and its been the most fun and angering experience at the same time. The randomly spawned areas and loot makes for a unique experience every game you play. The classes provide a great variety that caters to every style of play. Overall this game was fun to play and will always be fun to come back to and play again and again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Fun little roguelike that's rather difficult when you first start, but once you get used to how everything handles, you'll enjoy it quite a bit. Controller is highly recommended for this game, as keyboard controls are rather difficult to use.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Are single runs supposed to take 4 hours? I think I am playing this game wrong. Can kill the final boss by simply standing next to him.

10 Unkillable monster/ 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
i have been playing risk of rain for years, although downloaded through their website before doing it again on steam, i believe its a good game, although increasingly difficult. it is without a doubt a amazing game once you get to know and play it. 420/666
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