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:
Recent:
Very Positive (181 reviews) - 92% of the 181 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (18,447 reviews) - 94% of the 18,447 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 (181 reviews)
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Very Positive (18,447 reviews)
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wolfsbane
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
The gameplay is fun however it is coded in such a way that the game can run out of memory when you get closer to the end causing the game the crash and your progress to get lost. This game is frustrading for the wrong reasons. Stay away and find a game that doesn't have this problem like The Binding of Isaac. Same kind of fun, random everything and less frustration. Too bad, this game could have been great.
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Davurge
5.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Good
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Harpax
41.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Product received for free
This game is dank as kush
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fromtheold
34.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Brilliant game
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Svente Crabo
115.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
takes time to master. but perfectly fun to do so. 115~ hours to get all achievements and so close to 100% the game. I am very sure I will continue playing after wards.

Also this game is hard. even when you get enough items to break it. and just when you think that you are literally invincible, the game just wrecks you for laughing at it. you respect the game and the game will respect you.
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It's Jake I guess
32.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Omg this game is great.
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🔥 Hyper Active Pyromaniac
78.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
It's not really a Risk of Rain if you're guaranteed to see rain when you reach the final area, and in that case I'd rather not have my survival classified as a risk, but you do you
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[BoG] Nixxaras
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 27
OK, it's a fun game, but it has never been updated or enhanced once since version 1.0

It's a bit too hard and cryptic to get how to unlock characters. Game lacks balance. Sad.
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TimeSauce
42.9 hrs
Posted: August 27
so after a bit of playing i have come to the conclusion that there are three characters who can even do anything in singleplayer

-Acrid

-Huntress

-Mercenary



luckily they're so fun to play that i don't mind
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ricka_elf
73.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
Very impressive game. You should try to survive.)
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
buy this masterpiece instead of No Man's Sky
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
66.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
And so they left, covered in barbed wire.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
You want a hard as balls platformer with genuinely fun gameplay, as well as Binding of Issac style pickups and unlockables? Buy this game.

It has thoroughly beaten me up and taken my lunch money on more than one occasion. It will punish you, and you will enjoy it. Because you will restart, determined to do better than the previous attempt. It is extremely addicting, and as such, is fun as hell.
Every class has a unique style to them. Each has a TOTALLY different method of traversing maps, taking advantage of terrain features, and destroying enemies in your path. I love it. A LOT of unrecognized love was clearly put into this game, and a lot of love has already been recognized.

Get bored of the game for a bit? Burn out? Read the enemy and item descriptions as you unlock them.


Graphics: 2D. 9/10 for the little details, love'm.

Sound: 8/10. Some sounds are piddly, most are pretty great.

Music: 10/10. The music in this game will pull you INTO this game. It's repetitive game music, but it still has made some games intense as all hell.

Story: Uh... there is a story... right. 2/10, I forgot about it, but it is relatively unimportant to the gameplay to be honest, which is never something I thought I'd say.

Gameplay: 10/10. Your mistakes are your fault. If you die, it is because you have not yet reached the appropriate level of 'git gud'. Your mistimed jumps, misfired shots, and hestitation can and frequently DO get you killed. This is quite a skillful game, and is a lot of effort to actually stay alive.

Learn the characters, find out which one you like, then forget about it because you need to use all the characters to unlock all the things. I fell in love with this game very quickly, and it is a great way to spend either five minutes, or an hour, depending on how lucky you are that time.





Pro Tip: The Engineer is the best class. ;)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
There are few games I like enough to want to keep playing long after I've beaten it. This is one of them.

I've been having a blast playing it on monsoon with three friends over and over. It gets especially fun once you've unlocked the more interesting classes.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
69.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Mailman Simulator 2056



(If you hate the game 'cause it mobs you with enemies, try getting through the levels as fast as possible - don't worry about finding all the chests)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
A difficult game that mocks you passive aggressively whenever you're bad, all while incredible music plays.


Also there's no rain.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Good Game, Good Challenge
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
fun and addicting, love playing coop. hours of fun, graphics are simplistic but the art style is unique. would recommend playing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This game literally broke the keyboard of my last computer.

10/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
Best game to play with your buddies, still havent unlocked everything and it's pretty hard to!
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