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: Overwhelmingly Positive (13,698 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 8, 2013

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"An infuriatingly challenging rogue-lite action platformer with multiple character classes and plenty of items. Amazing soundtrack. Bloody hard."
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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 10 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!
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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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 130 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or Direct Input compatible controller
Helpful customer reviews
386 of 455 people (85%) found this review helpful
412 people found this review funny
19.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is:

10% luck
20% skill
15% concentrated power of will
5% pleasure
50% pain
100% reason to purchase this game
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66 of 75 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
What should I say?

If you like ...

a lot of greate 2D-Grafics-Style,
a lot of Items,
a lot of enemies,
a lot of pixelblood,
a lot of funny-rage-moments,
a lot of fun,
a lot of EXPLOSIONS,
a lot of epic boss fights,
a lot of simultaneously epic boss fights,
a lot of runs,
a lot of different type of heros,
a lot of hard to get artifacts,
a lot of awesome coop-moments,
a lot of great music,
a lot of ROCKETS

AND you can get all lot of's with
---> NOT a lot of money ;)
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52 of 55 people (95%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Stuff you should know:

-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you stand still for more than 15 seconds.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you stay in a level too long.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you focus on spamming your special moves when it's unnecessary. (you do have a primary attack)
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you try speeding through it.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you spend too little money.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you focus too much on trying to spend money. Just find the teleporter before you go discount mad.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you don't stack healing items.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you don't stack explosive/splash damage items.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you charge enemies.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you (try to) avoid enemies.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you focus on killing the bosses before you try killing the spawning enemies.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ because you get unlucky.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ even if you do get lucky.
-This game will wreck your ♥♥♥♥ if you don't utilize the extra jump item that you stacked x3.
-Take the final boss seriously.

You were warned.
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174 of 241 people (72%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
79.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Dark Souls is difficult, isn't it?
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA No.
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
You get to play as a robot chef who surfs on a wave of oil and throws boomerang cleavers at creatures from different planets.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
71.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Risk of Rain is possibly one of my most favourite games ever. I mean it. This is an absolute beast of a game. I am majorly addicted to this.

You start off with an basic character with no equipment or upgrades, starting out slowly killing a few bad guys at a time to collect more money, and in turn you open chests with the money you have earn, each chest will have a new piece of equipment which is randomly selected, making each run through completely different to the last.

When you reach level 20ish you are completely kitted out in equipment, upgrades and power ups, you can walk through hoards and hoards of bad guys using different techniques.

There is nothing wrong with Risk of Rain, at all. To me, this is a perfect game.
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41 of 48 people (85%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
great music, great gameplay. it just needs a better multiplayer system.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
After 24 hours of gameplay, I finally beat the game for the first time.
This game is unforgiving, stylish, incredible, and fun as hell.
Pros:
Great soundtrack
Pixelated graphics work well
Roguelike
Replay value galore
Did I mention the soundtrack?

Cons:
N/A

If you were curious, the game's title is alluding to the amount of sweat that will pour out of your body during the final boss battle.

10/10

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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This should be in EVERYONE's library!
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
84.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Ever seen a man get chased down by crabs and torn to limb from limb? I have. ♥♥♥♥'s horrifiying yo.
First thing to go it's the dude's sense of cool, he hits the ground running and starts to panic. When he realizes he isn't fast enough to escape on foot the second thing to go is his sense of gravity. He starts pounding the jump key like it was his lover in the doggy-style postion. When he runs out of room to jump he lets out a primal chimp scream and jumps headlong into a hoard of hungry crabs, guns blazing. Welcome to Risk of Rain, buddy.

The objective is simple. Find the teleporter on each level, flip the switch, hold the line until the timer counts to zero, then make like a tree and get the ♥♥♥♥ outta there. But there's a catch! If you decide you want to perform the ol' five knuckle shuffle just cause you've killed every enemy on the level you'd be making a grave mistake. This game gets harder with every minute that passes. Kind of like your uncle Jerry at your middle school play of Annie. If you die, that's it, no second chances. This isn't Super Mario, son. If you aren't on a full adrenaline-pumping-frenzy working your way through levels at redline speed you're next year's history lession. And that's the truth, Mac.

Lucky for you that you've got some help. You can find items hidden in chests around the levels that will help you clear the levels. These items aren't used the condoms you find around your local park, no baby these are Evil Dead 2 Ash's chainsaw arm levels of cool. You can also use the online multiplayer if you can figure it out with friends to fight through the hoards of monsters waiting for you. This turns out less like you and your commando squad of badasses tearing through everything like you were Rambo's children and more like that one scene from Aliens. You know the one.

You can get eaten as up to 12 different characters! That's a lot of flesh and metal for the monsters of the planet to sample so try to unlock them all!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Mega has obtained Bundle of Fireworks (100).
Mega has obtained Explorer's Key.

oh boy
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
62.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
in risk of rain, you are a level 90 mage warlock warrior priest monk hunter druid rogue. you play the game for 250 hours in which you grind for items. when you have 500 stacks of each item, you get to face the final boss. you can kill the boss by just standing still for 5 seconds. and boom. you finished the game.

18/10. would stand still again
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
★★★★★★★★ Review Time ★★★★★★★★★★

Risk of Rain atau dalam bahasa indonesia berarti Hujan Beresiko XD. Salah satu game Indie yang mantap dan masuk list saya. Hanya 89.999 (Saya membeli nya pas discount kena 22.499) kita bakal memainkan sebuah game survive dengan tingkat kesulitan yang ADUHAI SEKALI. Iya, disini itu kita bakal mati , mati dan mati lagi. Jangan sepele ama tampilan pixel nya, atau harga murahnya, ini masih 11:12 ama Dark Souls XD.

*Story
Anda berperan sebagai Astronot yang terdampar ke Planet karena kecelakan pesawat, dimana Planet yang ada injaki memiliki berbagai macam makhluk yang siap mengintai dan menerkam langkah anda. Tugas anda sangat sederhana , mencari Teleporter , dan survive dari serangan makhluk yang ada di planet tersebut. Sederhana bukan? Tapi percaya deh, tulisan "Death" bakal mewarnai layar anda kok :D

*Gameplay
Gameplay nya gampang dan mudah kok, untuk bergerak cuma menekan tombol Up, Down, Right Left di Keyboard, tombol Space untuk lompat, tombol ZXCV untuk aktifkan Abilities kamu. Oh iya, Abilities nya yakni Z untuk Double Tab (Menembak dengan pistol mu 2 kali dengan damage 2x60 % dan gk ada Cooldown nya), X untuk Full Metal Jacket (Menembakkan peluru dengan damage 230% dan mampu mendorong tubuh lawan kebelakang, cooldown 3 detik), C untuk Tactical Dive (Melakukan Roll dengan jarak terbatas ke depan dan kebelakang , berguna untuk menghindari serangan musuh atau lari dari serbuan musuh yang berjumlah banyak dan memiliki cooldown 4 detik) dan V untuk Suppressive Dive (Menembak peluru dengan beruntun, damage nya 6 x 60% untuk musuh yang satu arah , dan dapat berganti mode ke mode dual gun , yang bisa menembak musuh sekaligus di depan dan belakang dengan damage 3x60%, cooldown 5 detik) dan G untuk memakai item seperti Bom , ranjau, dan lain lain.

Di game ini , setelah membunuh musuh, anda mendapatkan exp dan cash. Exp untuk naik level, sedangkan Cash untuk membeli item di Container yang sudah tertera harga nya. Berbagai macam item yang anda beli amat sangat berguna dalam petualangan Anda.

Layak nya Game RPG, item nya memiliki berbagai macam fungsi, ada yang melipat gandakan Attack , meng-Heal dalam hitungan waktu, sebagai perisai, melipatgandakan jumlah Gold, dan lain lain.

Di game ini juga ada Spot untuk Super Jump, jadi dengan Spot ini anda dapat melakukan Super Jump dan berpindah dari tempat satu ke tempat yang lain dengan mudah

Bakalan ada timer waktu yang dapat menaikkan tingkat kesulitan game. Jadi jangan berleha leha XD

Setelah anda menemukan Teleporter, maka Teleporter bakalan hidup dalam waktu 90 detik. Nah dalam waktu 90 detik ini anda bakal survive besar besaran karena di bagian ini anda menghadapi Boss dari Planet yang anda injaki dan Musuh yang muncul dalam jumlah banyak

*Tips dari Saya
1. Lakukan Fast Attack dalam menit pertama, kumpulin exp dan gold sebanyak banyak nya
2. Kenali musuh , gerak, daya serang dan tipe serang dari musuh tersebut
3. Jika sudah memiliki Gold yang cukup, beli lah item di Container terdekat,
4. Musuh melakukan Gangbang? Cukup hindari dan Kabur XD
4. Segera pergi ke Teleporter , dan hadapi Boss nya, jadi dengan cara ini anda tidak membuang waktu dan tingkat kesulitan juga tidak bakal naik XD

*Plus
1. Cocok buat pengemar game yang memiliki tingkat kesulitan Tinggi.
2. Musik nya Ciamik
3. Harga murah,
4. Size dan Spesifikasi sangat gampang
5. Kombinasi item yang jadi pemicu semangat di game ini

*Minus
1. Gak bisa Online Coop, selalu error
2. Story yang masih minim
3. Masih kurang Playable jika dimainkan dengan Keyboard

Nilai: 9.5 / 10
Buy it and feel your rage !
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
A very fun game to play with friends. (You need to have friends)

purchase it now!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Spent 1 hour in just one match ,and died in the last boss ...11/10 im addicted!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
This game is always fun to play no matter what you are doing. Supposed to be studying for a test? Play Risk of Rain. In class? Play Risk of Rain. At a funeral? Play risk of rain.

In all seriousness, Risk of Rain or RoR is a 2D side-scrolling rouge-like game where you fight unlimited and countless enemies to uprgrade and customize your character to survive the crazy world. There are multiple different classes of characters with unique abilities that set them apart from eachother. The world is always different through every play through of the game so it never gets old.

There are random chests placed throughout the world that you open with money earned from killing enemies that give you upgrades or items that help you survive. The twist is once you die you die forever. You have to see how long you can manage to live and possibly beat the game if you are good enough but the game is VERY challenging.

There are also acheivments and leaderboards in game and on steam that help you keep track of how good or terrible you are at the game.

The game also offers an online co-op mode that you can play with up to four friends to help against the harsh enemies and worlds you explore.

Conclusion: RoR is a rouge like adventure game that never gets old and is very addicting to the point were it can ruin your life.

I would buy this game at full price so if it is on sale it is definitely a steal.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
8.5/10

Pros:
- Amazing gameplay
- Unique playstyle for each character
- Every item is unique in abilitys, effects, effects, and can change the outcome of a run
- Every time you play this game, it's different. This can vary by what character you select to what items you are lucky to get in the beginning
- IT HAS MULTIPLAYER. SHOOT THINGS WITH FRIENDS. ♥♥♥♥ YES.

Cons:
- While this game has great replay ability, using the same characters causes for it to become boring. Most characters are quite diffucult to "get use to" and are boring to play with at first.
- You get bored of the bosses after awhile. There are not many of them.
- Most people are forced to look up guides to unlock characters. I wish they had it to where the game could drop hints and give clues to how to unlock characters. Overall, this decreases the enjoyment and reduces reasons to explore the stage.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
39.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
this is very challenging games, because this game ddnt have save feature
so you fail in the middle of the game you've try again, until you beat the game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
-Quick Review-
...aaaaaand today's forecast is; a chance of explosions, with a side dish of pain, a little bit of agony, a whole lot of fun, and a Risk of Rain.
Risk of Rain is an platform indie game with many rogue-like elements. You unlock new characters and items, to help you through the game. The game is very fun and challenging, but if you want to make it to the end, you need to play smart and use your time wisely.

-Detailed breakdown review-
Story: There's not much to say about the story in this game, the description text explains that "You are the sole survivor of a space train wreck", however that is not the case if you're playing multiplayer; then you can have *four* survivors, but I digress.

Game Play: There is a lot to say about the game play. Firstly, the controls are pretty simple, you have several attacks (all of which are different based on the character you're playing), you move to the left, right, and jump.
There are numerous unlockables throughout the game, new characters and items. There are actually unlockables that you can only get with certain characters, so that keeps you playing and trying out new things.
The game advertises itself as "full of rogue elements" and to a degree it's quite right, but there are some consistent factors: the first level is always the same, time continues to tick... the longer you play = the harder the game gets.

Achievements: There are 15 achievements for this game. I suspect the reason I haven't written the review for this great game yet, because I... shamefully... haven't been able to unlock the last 3 achievements I need. (at this time: 4/16/15)
There are only a few easy achievements that you unlock just by playing it, most achievements you will need to do something very specific. Be it, find a new character to unlock, or use a specific item on another specific item/NPC.

Price: Risk of Rain goes for $9.99, I personally waited for a sale (much to the frustration of my real life friends who wanted to play it with me)... but in the end that's a fair price for this game, based on how much time I've spent playing it.

Conclusion: I've mused to myself in the past thinking "I wonder if these older indie games will age differently then console or ROM games". It seems like many indie games age well because they have unique-addictive-artistic-theme's to them.
I absolutely recommend this game, it isn't one of those "Rack up to 100 hours" games for most people, but it is a fun change of pace from the other types of games out there. One final note: this game shines when it comes to multiplayer, playing on your own gets old, playing with friends feels like you're playing a classic arcade game with friends.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
Risk of Rain is a platformer/sidescroller/survival game that puts you in control of one of a few survivors of a crashed spaceship. You will have to fight enemies and earn money to purchase upgrades and progress to the upper levels. The game's difficulty scales with the time, adding an incentive for players to use their time efficiently. In each individual "run" - or single playthrough - there are six levels, each with harder monsters and more expensive upgrades. Boss monsters appear at the end of a level or sometimes in the middle of a level if the difficulty is high enough. Risk of Rain will require several playthroughs to fully explore what all of the upgrades do and how to play each of the survivors.

Read more for an in-depth look at Risk of Rain.

This game's story is largely told in the beginning and end cutscenes, as well as in monster logs - information about enemies that randomly drop when you defeat one. Some of the descriptions in the item log also hint to background story events.

Risk of Rain [ROR] is a 2D pixelated platformer game. The art is excellent and each of the characters and enemies are unique. Each of the survivors has 4 unique abilities that are fairly balanced. Each one has their own forte and shortcomings, so experiment a little with all of them to figure out which one suits you. You only start with one character unlocked (the Commando), so you'll have to unlock the rest.

Items/upgrades are found in chests which unlock for a price. Monsters drop money and experience when killed, and both can also be found in small amounts within canisters. There are four ranks of upgrades - white (common), green (uncommon), red (rare) and orange (use item). The first three ranks are items that are either passive or triggered by events, while the fourth are items activated by the player. All use items and skills (except for the primary basic skill) have cooldowns. There is also an artifact hidden within each level. Artifacts do nothing in the run they are acquired in, but after that playthrough a new artifact's effect can be chosen in the character selection screen. Each one adds a different game element (only elites spawn, 500% damage but 10% health, etc).

ROR also has an incredible soundtrack, merging genres from electronic to trance to ambient to rock. Each level has its own exclusive background music, giving it a unique atmosphere. The sound effects are very believable and yet are alien enough to convince you that the planet you are on cannot be Earth.

Risk of Rain is an incredible platformer with solid gameplay mechanics, excellent replay value and an addicting arcade-style structure. Online multiplayer is also available. A solid game all-around. Definitely worth purchasing if you enjoy a good thrill.
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