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 (136 reviews) - 91% of the 136 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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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27 of 34 people (79%) found this review helpful
17 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
it never rained

rekt
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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
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It never rains in the game but rain will start coming from your eyes.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
67.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I can't say enough good things about this game. It's deep, varied, rewarding, addictive and looks and sounds great. It's challenging, which some people might think is a bad thing, and to begin with it can seem a little too difficult, but it's never unfair and as long as you're willing to learn from your mistakes and keep practising you'll soon get better. Beating the final boss for the first time is a great feeling.
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
226.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Amazing and witty descriptions are behind every item and monster in this game (You certainly can pierce the heavens).
Epic music orchestrates behind you all through the game (Except when you freeze time).

Monsters on this planet hate you, a lot. And you just might be the bad guy...

But it's fun.

In Risk of Rain, I wasted over 200 hours screaming into the unknown that is this superbely atmospheric pixellated world.

The updates are done, the community is all but dead, and I've long since uninstalled. But that doesn't stop me from rating this 9999/9999. Just don't use Glass and Command more than once, it's like console commands in a Bethesda game.
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im legit
153.9 hrs
Posted: September 29
gud
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porterh23
166.4 hrs
Posted: September 29
Product received for free
This game is amazing I love playing this game with my friends definetly recommend!!
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Captain Hewbert
2.7 hrs
Posted: September 29
Nice little game, but it's badly made.
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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
83.9 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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